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 By Fred Altieri    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Culver's Competing Well In Passing Tournaments

The Summer of '16 has been a busy but productive one for Culver City High football. The Centaurs reached the semifinals this past week in a seven-on-seven passing tournament hosted by Santa Fe High...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Unlike Kobe, Tim Duncan Retires Quietly

Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan are future NBA Hall Of Fame players. Both have retired and both are properly being lauded for their accomplishments. But they are different kinds of people. Bryant embraced...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Clippers Retain Four Key Reserves But Lose Two

The Clippers have retained four prominent reserves who had become free agents but will be without two who signed elsewhere. Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, Wesley Johnson and Luke Mbah a Moute are...

 
 Sports    July 14, 2016 

Olympic Basketball Teams Are Coming Here

If you are a basketball fan and you can’t make it to Brazil for the Summer Olympics you can still see the USA teams in action here in Los Angeles. The women’s team will play a game against another American team Monday July 25 at USC’s Galen...

 
 By Mike Cohen    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Culver 16-Year-Olds Rally

The Culver Volleyball Club 16-year-olds coached by Tanner Siegal came out of the loser's bracket and avenged a loss to an Oregon team to win the 8th Annual Summer Soiree Volleyball Tournament in Anahe...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Two Superstars Are Better Than One For The Sparks

If you follow the history of basketball a few things are perfectly clear. If your team expects to win a championship you need at least two superstars to complete the journey to the top. The Lakers...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Bud Furillo, The Steamer; A Great Read for Sports Fans

If you're relatively new to Southern California you probably won't get much out of this column. But if you're an old timer you might want to be reminded of the accomplishments of Bud Furillo, who...

 
 By Observer Staff Report    Sports    July 7, 2016

Laker Girl Tryouts Attract 216 Hopefuls

Every July there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news that Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was practicing at the...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 7, 2016

Happy Sparks Add Chemistry To The Mix

The Los Angeles Sparks are winning, smiling and laughing on their way to the best record in the WNBA. They are 16-1 at press time and the six new players they signed in the off season have added...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    July 7, 2016

Having USC Helps Coliseum Staff Prepare For The Rams

As General Manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Joe Furin oversees all the operations for what happens at the stadium's events. He and his staff are implementing procedures to accommodate two...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Once Again Elite Free Agents Tell Lakers No

In discussing NBA free agent possibilities with colleagues who cover teams in other cities I find a consensus. My colleagues agree with me that the Lakers are kidding themselves by believing they...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Durant Joins Warriors Hoping For A Championship

Kevin Durant played for the Seattle Sonics for a year and eight for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the last eight without winning a championship. He liked Oklahoma, he gave a million dollars to the...

 
 Sports    July 7, 2016

Culver Little League Wins Again

Culver City Little League's Major All Star Team scored an 11-5 tournament victory over host Malibu Little League last Thursday. The Culver City bats were alive as batters reached base safely 21 times...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 30, 2016

Lakers Draftee Ingram Is Very Talented, Very Slim, Very Young

Last week the Lakers selected Duke freshman Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. They're happy because the 6-foot-9 forward is a highly regarded prospect who is likely to have an...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    June 30, 2016

Rams In The Coliseum: Here's How It Happened

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the home of the Los Angeles Rams football team for 34 years from 1946 to 1979. It is fitting and well-timed that the historical stadium will serve as the Rams' ho...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 30, 2016

Doc Rivers Is Happy With The Clippers' Draft

The Clippers draft didn't high enough to obtain the highest ranked players in last week's NBA draft but Coach Doc Rivers said he's happy with the outcome. "Drafttng 25th. Brice Johnson was the player...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    June 30, 2016

Sparks Move To Top Of The WNBA

The Los Angeles Sparks have the best record in the WNBA and they proved last Tuesday that they can win games under difficult circumstances. They fell behind by 22 points in the first half to the Dalla...

 
 Sports    June 30, 2016

Champion Coach Pat Summitt Dies

Pat Summitt, who pioneered the advance of womens’ college basketball. died this week at the age of 64. She had suffered from dementia and alzheimersfor the last five years. Summitt coached Tennessee to eight national championships and had 1,098...

 
 Sports    June 30, 2016

Culver City Little League Opens Tournament With A Victory Over Santa Monica

The Culver City Little League Major All Stars took their first step toward Williamsport with an 8-0 victory over Santa Monica on Saturday. Culver City pitchers Andy Perez and Oliver Frye combined on a three hitter. Perez started the game and struck o...

 
 By steve finley    Sports    June 23, 2016

Culver City graduate Jacob Weiner drives in three runs in All-Star Classic

Former Culver City High catcher Jacob Weiner drove in three r uns to lead his Gold team to a 15 -3 win over the Blue team in the Westside Victory Custom Athl etic All-Star Classic last Saturday at...

 
 Sports    June 23, 2016

Rams Change Time Of Preseason Game

The Los Angeles Rams will now host the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturd ay, August 20 at 6 p.m. instead of the previously announced 7 p.m. kickoff time. This is the team ’ s complete preseason schedule. On Saturday, August 13 at 5 p.m. t hey will face...

 
 By Steve finley    Sports    June 23, 2016

Minnesota Hands Sparks' First Loss

After winning their first 14 games that included three presea son games, the Minnesota Lynx showed the Sparks why there are two excellent teams in the WNBA w hen they beat Los Angeles 72 -69 last...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 23, 2016

Championship Elevates LeBron Among All-Time Greatest Players

Until someone gets 12 championships on his resume I will continue to rank Bill Russell as the most valuable player in NBA history. He led the Boston Celtics to 11 championships While playing against...

 
 Sports    June 23, 2016

Culver To Begin Little League Tournament

The road to Williamsport 2016 begins in West Los Angeles, as the Culve r City Little League Majors All Stars open up against rival Santa Monica Little Lea gue on Saturday, June 25 at 1 pm on the opening day of California Little League District 25 all...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 23, 2016

The Warriors Are Going After Durant

Several months ago I interviewed Jerry West and featured my story about his contributions to the Golden State Warriors in his consultant role. Proud of the Warriors ’ success, he concluded the...

 

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