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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 11, 2014 

Haden Fined $25,000; Sarkisian Takes the Blame

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s been quite a start to USC’s football season. In the first game, before 76,000 in the Coliseum, new head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced a go-go offense that...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    September 11, 2014 

West Torrance Spoils Culver's Opener

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter The Culver City High 2014 varsity football team customarily began another year with a very tough pre-league season schedule. Last year was a prime example of this...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 11, 2014 

I See No Defense for Ray Rice

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I never like to see anyone lose their job. If someone screws up I look for ways he or she can learn from a mistake. But this does not apply to Ray Rice, the Baltimore...

 
 By Greg Goodyear    Sports    September 4, 2014

Defense Will Be Key for Centaurs

Special to the Observer Part 2 of 2 Last week the offense was featured in our Culver City High football preview. Now we’ll focus on the defense Defensive line: Since the Tom Salter era began in 1999, Culver City switched from an even (40) defense...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

NFL Gets It Right On Domestic Violence

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s very unusual for the commissioner of a professional sports league to admit he failed in making a major decision. But National Football League commissioner...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

SURPRISE: USC SOARS WHILE UCLA STRUGGLES

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports editor The first weekend of the college football season brought a surprise to fans in Los Angeles. A heralded UCLA team looked ordinary in a 28-20 victory at Virginia, which...

 
 Sports    September 4, 2014

International Teams Join NBA Exhibition Schedule

- The National Basketball Association announces that three top international teams, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa and Flamengo, will travel to the U.S. and Canada for nine preseason games against nine NBA teams this October. The nine games...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

This Is One Of Best Baseball Seasons

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When major league baseball added a second wild card team to this season’s playoffs I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. But I was wrong. With more teams in contenti...

 
 By Greg Goodyear    Sports    August 28, 2014

New Players Boost Centaurs' Football Hopes

Part 1 of 2 By Greg Goodyear Special to the Observer Last year Culver City High School football was the Ocean League champs when they beat Santa Monica in overtime and went 5-0 in league play. This...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

Rivers Set With Clippers Until 2019

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Doc Rivers has proven himself over the years, most recently as coach of the Boston Celtics and then the Clippers. Obviously, new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer...

 
 Sports    August 28, 2014

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

The Lakers will tip-off the 2014-15 regular season with a home game at STAPLES Center on October 28 against the Houston Rockets, it was announced today. Highlights of the Lakers’ home schedule include a Halloween game against the Los Angeles Clippe...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 21, 2014

How Can Lakers Get Back To The Top?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Now that the Clippers have a new owner, a proven outstanding coach and two of the NBA's best players they seem equipped for an outstanding season. Where does that...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    August 21, 2014

$2 Billion Later Ballmer Takes LA by Storm

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Steve Ballmer, Clippers new owner, approached the stage at Staples Center today like a boxer making his way to the ring as all of his adoring fans lavished him...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 21, 2014

Culver High Girls Tennis Face Stiff Competition

By Fred Altieri Observer Sports Reporter One thing is for certain, this fall edition of the Culver City High girls tennis team will be swinging into the unknown as it takes on not only two perennial...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

Samohi's Skaggs to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

A Woman Will Coach In the NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The San Antonio Spurs are not only NBA champions they have the reputation of frequently being a few steps ahead of opponents in a variety of ways. I admire the Spurs...

 
 Sports    August 14, 2014

Clippers Plan Fan Festival Monday

In recognition of Steve Ballmer becoming the new owner of the Clippers the team will hold a Fan Festival Monday from 12”30 pm to 1:30 at Staples Center. Ballmer and Coach Doc Rivers will then meet with the media AT 1:30....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

UCLA Can Play in Pauley Despite Flood

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When Pauley Pavilion was modernized two years go the UCLA basketball team played its home schedule primarily at the Sports Arena. Due to heavy flooding last week...

 
 Sports    August 7, 2014

NBA Salary Cap Jumps to $63.065 Million

The National Basketball Association announced that the Salary Cap has increased by 7.5% to an all-time high of $63.065 million for the 2014-15 season. The tax level for the 2014-15 season increased by 7.1% to $76.829 million. The Salary Cap and tax...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

Former Trojan Kiffin Becomes Alabama Assistant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor With the college football season coming up, Lane Kiffin is my topic for the day. A brief resume: Kiffin has been head coach with the Oakland Raiders and with...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    August 7, 2014

Dodgers Pass Test Against Angels

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got off to a rocky start in the second game of the two-game homestand against their “I-5” rival Angels, but thanks to closer...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    July 31, 2014

Culver Cross Country Looks Good

By fred Altieri Observer reporter The time tested beaten paths coming and going through Culver City have become a bit more beaten during these dog days of summer 2014. There are more teenagers...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2014

Dodgers, Angels Launch Pennant Drives

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s not a lot of fun being hospitalized following surgery but idle time is available. My choice the last month was to focus on baseball, especially because the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2014

Lakers Make Wise Move with Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Byron Scott said Tuesday the Lakers' organization is all about winning championships. The former backcourt partner of Magic Johnson has become the Lakers' head coach...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    July 24, 2014

Centaurs Face Uncertainty with League Changes

By Fred Altieri Observer Sports Reporter Culver City High will have two new Ocean League opponents to contend with for the approaching athletic school year due to league realignments within the South...

 

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