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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 19, 2017 

My Thoughts on LA Having Two NFL Teams

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor We all have to get used to this. After 20 years without an NFL team we now have two of them. And neither one has a recent history of making the playoffs. Well, if you...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 19, 2017 

SOMETHING NEW: Culver Girls Lose Basketball Games Sometimes

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The road to success is a hard drive. The Culver City High girls basketball team over several seasons had won its last 50 of 51 Ocean League games after defeating El...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    January 19, 2017 

California Chrome's Last California Ride

Leaving on a jet plane, won't be back again. Oh Babe, please don't go. Suddenly it was over. Just like that. Yet, for Southern California horse racing fans it was the ride of a lifetime. "Chrome will...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 19, 2017 

A Classic End To The College Football Season

I love college football. Always have. The NFL is great too, but I favor the unpredictable college games with less experienced players often surprising us. A year ago Alabama gave coach Lou Saban his...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 29, 2016

Can Clippers Recover From Key Injuries?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor First it was Blake Griffin with knee surgery. Then it was Chris Paul with a hamstring injury. Then J.J. Redic, also with a hamstring problem. “Something good is...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 29, 2016

Oregon Men Beat No. 2 UCLA, 89-87; USC Stays Unbeaten

Pac-12 basketball for men and women started this week and if the game between UCLA and Oregon men is any indication this season is going to be a great one. Eleven on the 12 men’s teams have winning...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 29, 2016

Rams To Host Arizona In Finale Sunday

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter It's not a bad losing streak anymore... it's more like the plague. Thankfully for the Los Angeles Rams and their faithful there's only one game remaining in the 2016...

 
 Sports    December 29, 2016

Bo Jackson To Be Honored With A Scouts Dream Award At Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 14th Annual Fundraiser

Bo Jackson To Be Honored With A Scouts Dream Award At Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s 14th Annual Fundraiser One of the greatest professional athletes, Bo Jackson, will be honored with “A Scouts Dream Award, at the 14th annual...

 
 By Alan Tapley    Sports    December 29, 2016

What type of swim parent are you?

Editor’s note: Alan Tapley is the parent of two female swimmers, ages 12 and 14. Over the past eight years he has been with them at hundreds of meets and practices. He has had countless conversations with swimmers about what they would like the pub...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 29, 2016

Trojans Ride Eight-Game Winning Streak To Rose Bowl

When the USC football team started the 2016 season with a 52-6 lost to Alabama on September 3, in Arlington, Texas a lot of people brushed it off because Alabama was the No. 1 ranked team in the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 22, 2016

Clippers Lose Griffin For 3-6 Weeks

Golden State is the runaway leader in the Western Conference. The coveted No. 2 and 3 seeds seemed to be open when Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City this season and Tim Duncan retired from San Antonio....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 22, 2016

If Chargers Move Here It Will Be Fine

Last week San Diego City Council offered the Chargers a rental fee of $1 if the team would continue playing in Qualcom Stadium. They asked the Chargers to consider that they have 60 years of...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 22, 2016

New Coach But Same Rams In Loss

The post-Jeff Fisher era began with a whimper. The Los Angeles Rams under John Fassel's first game as interim head coach lost for the ninth time in the last ten games. The Seattle Seahawks clinched...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 22, 2016

Lawry's Beef Bowl Sets The Standard For Special Events

There are 42 college football bowls games this year and next year that will include 84 teams. Every game has special events leading up to the game that makes that particular one stand out and make...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 22, 2016

USC, UCLA Men Remain Unbeaten In Basketball

The Trojans and Bruins men's basketball teams are having dream seasons so far this year but the coaches realize college basketball has a lot of parity around the country. On any given day a team can...

 
 Sports    December 22, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal Statue Is Coming To Staples Center

The unveiling of a bronze statue of legendary Laker and NBA Hall of Fame player Shaquille O'Neal is coming to Star Plaza at Staples Center on March 24 at 5 pm. As a tribute to the larger-than-life...

 
 Sports    December 22, 2016

Dodgers' Dave Roberts Wins Tommy Lasorda Managerial Award

The Dodgers’ Dave Roberts, who was named National League Manager of the Year, will pick up another honor in the post-season as he has been named the recipient of the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award at the 14th annual Professional...

 
 Sports    December 15, 2016

Rams Donald and Hekker Earn Repeat Pro Bowl Bids

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and punter Johnny HekkerJOHNNY were named to the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, the team announced today. Both Donald and Hekker are each making...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 15, 2016

Bernard Hopkins Loses Final Fight TKO at The Forum

Bernard Hopkins, 51, the future hall-of-fame boxer with an illustrious professional career spanning four decades left the ring for the very last time in spectacular fashion. Unfortunately on Saturday...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 15, 2016

Dodgers Don't Let Luxury Tax Ruin Their Plans

A couple of years ago the new owners of the Dodgers spent $300 million on their roster, the highest amount in the history of baseball. The Dodgers didn’t get into the World Series and they didn’t...

 
 By Kay Douglas    Sports    December 15, 2016

NHL Is Taking Concussions More Seriously

In all fairness, I should begin by admitting that one of the reasons I’ve been a hockey fan for so many years is because it’s a serious contact sport and it moves fast, waiting for no one. However, one of the most frightening sights is seeing a...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 15, 2016

USC, UCLA Women (And Men) Excelling In Basketball

Don't look now but the USC and UCLA women's basketball teams are duplicating what the men's teams are doing. The UCLA men are 11-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation and the USC men are 9-0 and ranked...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 15, 2016

Rams Fire Fisher, Look To The Future

'Fast and furious' news spread quickly from the Los Angeles Rams on Monday. "Obviously, a very difficult day here for the organization in relieving Jeff (Fisher) of his head coaching duties. It's not...

 
 Sports    December 8, 2016

Los Angeles Rams Part Ways With Jeff Fisher!

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams have relieved Jeff Fisher from head coaching duties, the team announced today. "Making a decision such as this - especially during the season - is one of the most...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 8, 2016

USC Goes To Rose Bowl, Washington to Playoffs

Washington is one of four teams to make the NCAA football championship playoffs at season's end. USC will play Penn State in the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2. So, it has been a good year for the Pac-12...

 

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