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 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Culver Softball Thrives On New Field

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter A brand new era in Culver City High softball began with a very satisfying 8-1 victory in its brand new ballpark on a picture perfect Thursday afternoon, March 19,...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Lawsuit Puts Spin On Free Agency For College Players

By George Laase Special to the Observer Back in 1994, CBS Sports bought the rights to the NCAA men's basketball tournament with an eight-year contract averaging $215 million annually. This month, a single, 30-second TV ad airing during the men’s...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Champion Giants Struggle In Spring Training

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor How important are the results in spring training? The popular belief is the results aren’t very important since minor leaguers often replace major leaguers in the la...

 
 Sports    March 26, 2015 

Clippers To Play Exhibition Games In China

The National Basketball Association announces that NBA Global Games China 2015 will feature two preseason games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers in October. The Clippers and...

 
 Sports    March 19, 2015

Let The Fans Be Heard: Sprint Fan Vote Returns

A favorite isn't always the winner – as the Sprint Fan Vote's history suggests. In the last 10 seasons, fans have voted 10 different drivers into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ at Charlotte Moto...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 19, 2015

Lowly Knicks Add To Lakers' Troubles

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers and New York Knicks are the richest franchises in the NBA, but this season they’re two of the worst teams. The Knicks arrived at Staples Center last...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    March 19, 2015

Winning Championships Is in His Blood

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist David Blatt was born on May 22, 1959. He grew up in the town of Framingham, Boston, Completed a degree in English literature at Princeton University. During his...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 19, 2015

A No Hitter On Culver's New Field (Really)

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter In baseball a no-hitter is always special. But it's even more remarkable when it occurs in a team's season home opener. Better yet, this actually happened immediately...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 19, 2015

Ex-Laker Haley, Sportscaster McDonnell Die

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Within a few days last week two well-known men from the local sports scene passed away. Last Friday death claimed Joe McDonnell, who covered sports for four decades,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 19, 2015

Track Season Is Off To A Rousing Start

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The sun was up, the weather was hot and so was the Culver City High track and field team on Saturday, March 14 for the annual Culver City Invitational held on the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Baseball's Pace of Play Rule Has Arrived

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In recent years baseball officials have been concerned about surveys showing a decline in interest in their sport. Many fans apparently think games last too long....

 
 Sports    March 12, 2015

Culver Resident Named All-Conference

Luke Silverman-Lloyd, a junior guard at Washington University in St. Louis who resides in Culver City, has been named honorable mention on the All University Athletic Association basketball team....

 
 Sports    March 12, 2015

UCLA Drops Dodger Stadium Classic Finale To USC

The UCLA Bruins were defeated, 8-4, by the USC Trojans in front of 14,688 fans in the finale of the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic on Saturday afternoon. USC freshman starter Mitch Hart...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Ralph Lawler Night At Staples Center

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Ralph Lawler began broadcasting San Diego Clipper basketball games in 1978. Six years later the team moved to Los Angeles and it seemed likely Lawler wouldn't leave...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 12, 2015

Culver Softball Recovers From First Defeat

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The 2015 Culver High softball team is off to a promising start despite losing 8-3 to Rolling Hills Prep in their season opener in the St. Monica High Softball...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 5, 2015

Playoff Defeat Ends Season For Culver Girls

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Truman Capote might as well have written the final chapter of the 2014-15 Culver City High girls basketball story. Leveraged and borrowed and reconstructed words and...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 5, 2015

Hey, Nick Young, This Isn't The Lakers' Way

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant was outraged. Byron Scott was outraged. Mitch Chortkoff was outraged. How can a mere sportswriter include himself on a list of competitors outraged by the...

 
 Sports    March 5, 2015

NBA Mourns Loss Of Earl Lloyd

Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd last weekend at the age of 86. “The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs. Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game,...

 
 Sports    March 5, 2015

Kershaw To Pitch Dodgers' Opening Game

Manager Don Mattingly has announced that Clayton Kershaw will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers' opening game of the 2015 season, April 6 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. It will...

 
 Sports    March 5, 2015

NASCAR Packs Up and Heads West – Literally

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Switching gears from previous seasons, the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ will run three consecutive races on the west coast – and NASCAR has loaded up an RV for an epic...

 
 Sports    February 26, 2015

UCLA Eyes Challenging Baseball Schedule

UCLA enters the 2015 season looking to bounce back from a rough campaign last season which saw the team miss the postseason for the first time since 2009. The Bruins swept three games from Hofstra to...

 
 Sports    February 26, 2015

Lakers to Hold 16th Annual Youth Basketball Camp

The Lakers will hold "Camp Lakers 2015," presented by Denny's, a youth basketball day camp for boys and girls ages 9-18, this summer in two sessions. Hosted at Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grov...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 26, 2015

Jordan's Free Throw Problems Irritate Clipper Fans

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I often attend Doc Rivers’ pre-game sessions with the media at Staples Center. The session was of particular interest last Thursday night because DeAndre Jordan had...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    February 26, 2015

Culver Girls Are Terrific In Playoff Opener

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It was 'Showtime' - Centaur style, a game that would have made the fabulous Laker teams of the 1980's proud. There was even a little bit of magic involved. "Every blue...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    February 26, 2015

Culver Softball Is Looking Good

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter With an influx of young talent teamed up with the leadership of veteran seniors and a core of returning quality players the Culver City High softball team can't wait fo...

 

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