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 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 19, 2015 

Centaur Girls Victorious in CIF Playoff Opener

The Culver City High girls basketball team beat visiting Quartz Hill High, 63-43, in the first round of the 2015 CIF – Division 1AA Playoffs at Del Goodyear Gymnasium on Saturday night, February...

 
 By Geore Laase    Sports    February 19, 2015 

College Athletes Are Seeking Money

By Geore Laase Special to the Observer Recently a federal judge in Oakland found that the NCAA was in violation of United States anti-trust laws for not paying their major college football and basketball players due compensation for representing...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 19, 2015 

Angels Are Optimistic as Season Begins

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In this space last week I speculated that the San Diego Padres could be as good as the Dodgers this season. A respected colleague, Lyle Spencer of mlb.com went a step...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    February 19, 2015 

Culver Girls: 40 Straight League Wins

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The Culver City High girls basketball team will host Quartz Hill High in the first round of the CIF Division 1AA Playoffs this Saturday night, February 21, at 7 pm in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 12, 2015

Kobe Will Rehabilitate, Try To Play Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Before Kobe Bryant can play his 20th season with the Lakers he’ll have to rehabilitate from his current torn rotator cuff. Doctors regard it as a nine-month...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    February 12, 2015

Whew: Culver Girls Turn Defeat Into Victory

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It was the 2015 Ocean League girls basketball game of the year. Current three-year league champion Culver City High was on the road and on the ropes very late in the...

 
 Sports    February 12, 2015

National Cheerleading Championships

On February 7 and 8, the Culver City High School Varsity Cheer team competed in the 2015 NHSF UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    February 5, 2015

Anyone For Baseball?

By fred Altieri Sports Reporter Welcome to spring training 2015 – Centaur style. Baseball has always been alive and well throughout the Westside and South Bay high school ballparks and practice...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2015

DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2015 BROADCAST TEAMS

The Dodgers today announced their 2015 broadcast teams. Hall of Famer Vin Scully will return on SportsNet LA and Dodgers Radio AM570 KLAC while Charley Steiner joins Rick Monday on AM570 KLAC and...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 5, 2015

Pete Carroll's Not So Super Decision

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A year ago Pete Carroll was a pro football hero. A coach who had been fired by NFL teams twice early in his career had come all the way back, following nine years of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 29, 2015

Clippers Make History By Acquiring Coach's Son

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Last week Clippers coach Doc Rivers was considering making a trade that would bring his son, Austin Rivers to the team. He asked his wife what she thought of the idea....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 29, 2015

Lakers Surrender For This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor All right, you win, we surrender. Those words often come from battlefields. Today, they appear to be coming from the Lakers. When Kobe Bryant underwent surgery...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 29, 2015

Culver Boys, Girls Win On Same Night

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The practical simplicity of Ocean League scheduling insures that the Culver City High girls and boys basketball team seasons synchronize once league play begins. The...

 
 Sports    January 22, 2015

Kings GM Dean Lombardi Named Top LA Executive

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi as the 2014 Sports Executive of the Year. Lombardi, the architect of the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions, will be...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 22, 2015

Former USC Coach Bob Boyd Dies

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I was a young sportswriter, in my 20s when I joined the staff at the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. There was a UCLA background in my family. My brother had graduated...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 22, 2015

Who's More Super? Wilson or Brady?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Russell Wilson or Tom Brady? The quarterback who plays best in Super Bowl 49 on Feb. 1 will likely lead his team to the NFL championship. Wilson, a third round draft...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 22, 2015

Culver Girls Have Won 32 Straight League Games

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter "... and keeps on ticking." Over the course of the past three years the Culver City High girls basketball team has attained that favorable standard. The Centaurs have...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 22, 2015

Ducks Win But Kings Honor Blake

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks met for the third time this season in the always much-anticipated “Freeway” rivalry at Staples Center on Saturday....

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 22, 2015

Cavaliers Add To Clippers' Frustration

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Clippers failed another mid-term exam on Friday. This time, the “professor” was league superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers who ended up...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015

All Dodger Coaches Will Return

The Dodgers have announced that their entire Major League coaching staff will return in 2015: Don Mattingly – Manager (fifth season) Lorenzo Bundy – Third Base coach (second season) Chuck Crim...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 15, 2015

Surprising Ohio State Wins National Championship

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After Ohio State defeated Oregon Monday night to win the first ever college football playoff Coach Urban Meyer called the Buckeyes’rags to riches story one of the...

 

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