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 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 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 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 

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...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 15, 2015

Culver Basketball Coach Pleased With Team's Progress

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The Culver City High boys basketball team has completed its pre-season schedule leading up to 2014-15 Ocean League action that begins this week. The Centaurs will trave...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015

Doc Rivers Named LA's Coach of the Year

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who guided the team to a franchise-record 57 regular-season wins last season and magnificently kept the team afloat during a turbulent ownership scandal, has been selected...

 
 Sports    January 8, 2015

Daughter Of Lakers' GM Dies

Alina Kupchak, 15-year-old daughter of Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak and his wife, Claire, has died following a lengthy illness. The Kupchaks expressed their appreciation of well wishers but asked for privacy at this difficult time. The...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 8, 2015

Culver Athletic Facilities Get Major Upgrade

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The students and athletes at Culver City High are about to enjoy the benefits of the school's current renovation and installation projects as the final stages of the...

 
 Sports    January 8, 2015

Kershaw, Trout Named 2014 Sportsmen of the Year

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw as the 2014 Sportsmen of the Year. Each player won the Most Valuable Player Award in their...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 8, 2015

Clippers Explain Faults After Losing

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Clippers (23-12) failed their mid-term test on Monday by losing to the Atlanta Hawks (26-8), best record in the Eastern Conference, 107-98. The Hawks went...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 8, 2015

Who's Best? Oregon or Ohio State?

For many years the Pac-10 champion and Big Ten champion capped a football season by playing in the Rose Bowl game. This time the conference’s best teams, Oregon and Ohio State, will also cap a seaso...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    January 1, 2015

My New Year's Resolution For The Clippers

Imagine we could travel back and forth in time and zoom in on the last three years for the Clippers: To refresh your memory, up until the 2011-12 season the Clippers were a team that for years...

 
 Sports    January 1, 2015

UCLA Baseball Ranks 10th In Pre-Season Poll

Armed with one of the top pitching staffs in the nation and five returning position player starters, Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball's Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I pre-season poll. UCLA is ranked 10th. Defending national champion...

 
 Sports    January 1, 2015

Harden, Butler Named NBA Players Of The Week

The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 28. Butler led the Bulls to a 4-0 week...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 1, 2015

A Christmas Gift: Five NBA Games On National TV

(mith on NBA) Kobe Doesn’t Play As Lakers Lose By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On Christmas day folks annually gather for a festive occasion. But the National Basketball Association has another...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 1, 2015

Culver's Garrido Excels In Tennis Tournament

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It's not often that Culver City High girls tennis has a player advance deep into the playoffs. But the team turned out such a gem this season as senior Danielle Garrido...

 
 Sports    December 25, 2014

Dodgers Finalize Deal For Rollins

The Dodgers have finalized the deal that brings shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the team from Philadelphia. The Dodgers gave up lefthanded pitcher Tom Windle and right-handed pitcher Zach Eflin, who was acquired earlier in the week from San Diego. The 200...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 25, 2014

Struggling Lakers Miss Gasol A Lot

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As I look at the Lakers’ dreadful record I wonder how much better they’d be this season if Pau Gasol remained on the team. Gasol, a far better big man than anyone...

 
 Sports    December 25, 2014

UCLA Has Lowest-Scoring Half In Its History

UCLA scored only seven points in the first half of its 83-44 loss to top-ranked Kentucky last Saturday. It was the lowest scoring half in the Bruins’ history. The previous low was 15. The two teams have won the most NCAA men’s basketball...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 18, 2014

Kobe Has Been Great, But the Greatest Laker???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the National Basketball Association revealed its list of the 50 greatest players of all time I was on the selection committee. When the list was made public,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 18, 2014

Centaur Coach Explains The Value Of Practice

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter "... We sittin' in here, I'm supposed to be the franchise player and we in here talkin' about practice. I mean listen, we talkin' bout practice. Not a game, not a...

 

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