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  • Angel City Suffers Season Home Opener Loss

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Mar 14, 2024

    That damn scoreboard... or to play football is to suffer. The stage for success appeared set leading into Angel City FC's 2024 season home-opener. ACFC welcomed NWSL newcomer and instant California rival Bay FC on Sunday afternoon before a sold-out crowd of 22,000 at BMO Stadium. Statistically, the Sol Rosa dominated. Realistically, they came up short as the final score read: ACFC – 0 / Bay FC - 1. "It was the most NWSL football game I've seen," stated Head Coach Becki Tweed. "They actually s...

  • Rams Bombshell - Aaron Donald Retires!

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Mar 14, 2024

    Long live #99! Los Angeles Rams fans were thrown for an unexpected loop this morning as Aaron Donald, three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time All-Pro, 10-time Pro Bowl selection, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and a Super Bowl champion during his illustrious 10-year NFL career. He is considered by many to be the greatest interior defensive lineman to ever play the game. General Manager Les Snead said it best with one line: "There will never be another Aaron Donald." "We are so grat...

  • Genesis Invitational Week begins with Collegiate Playoff

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Feb 8, 2024

    The 2024 Genesis Invitational week at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades got off to a fine start on Monday under ideal weather conditions with Cole Rueck defeating Petr Hruby with a birdie on the second playoff hole to win the 2024 Genesis Invitational Collegiate Showcase. The 10th edition of the event featured 15 collegiate players who also competed in team play with their respective amateur group. Rueck, a Boise State University sophomore, secured the win on the 11th green over Hruby, a...

  • NASCAR reschedules Busch Light Clash - Historic doubleheader tonight at LA Memorial Coliseum

    Fred Altieri|Feb 1, 2024

    Faced with local weather conditions NASCAR is rescheduling an historic doubleheader for tonight at LA Memorial Coliseum Busch Light Clash starting at 5 p.m., Feb. 3, 2024. The racing will be followed by King Taco LA Batalla en El Coliseo with limited fan services available. Due to the forecast of incoming inclement weather and out of concern for fan safety, NASCAR has announced that its historic doubleheader, originally scheduled for Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, will be run...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 18

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Jan 4, 2024

    1. Baltimore Ravens (13-3): The Ravens have won eight games against teams with winning records by 14 points or more. The latest was a 56-19 win over the Dolphins. The Ravens have clinched the best record in the AFC and the road to the AFC Championship will lead through Baltimore this season. Next: +4 vs Pittsburgh Steelers – Sat, Jan. 6 – O/U: 35.5 (ATS: 11-5 – O/U: 8-8) 2. San Francisco 49ers (12-4): The 49ers beat the Commanders on the road and clinched homefield advantage throughout the p...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 17

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Dec 28, 2023

    1. Baltimore Ravens (12-3): The Ravens have won seven games against teams with winning records by 14 points or more. The latest was a 33-19 win over the 49ers on the road. The Ravens will again be tested this weekend, with a matchup at home against the 11-4 Dolphins. Next: -3.5 vs Miami Dolphins – Sun, Dec. 31 – O/U: 47 (ATS: 10-5 – O/U: 7-8) 2. San Francisco 49ers (11-4): The 49ers were stunned at home by the Ravens, 33-19. That will happen when your team throws five interceptions and loses...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 16

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Dec 21, 2023

    1. San Francisco 49ers (11-3): The 49ers easily defeated the Cardinals behind their MVP running back, Christian McCaffrey, who leads the NFL in rushing yardage with 1,292 and is the only player with over 1,000 yards rushing. He leads all NFL running backs in receiving yardage with 509 and is tied for the lead in touchdowns scored with 20. With three games to go, McCaffrey is the leader in the NFL MVP race. Next: -5.5 vs Baltimore Ravens – Mon, Dec. 25 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 8-6 – O/U: 8-6) 2. Balti...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 15

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Dec 14, 2023

    1. San Francisco 49ers (10-3): The 49ers had four big plays of more than 40 yards in their victory over the Seahawks, 28-16. Quarterback Brock Purdy threw touchdown passes of 54 yards to Deebo Samuel and 44 yards to George Kittle. Christian McCaffrey had a run of 72 yards and Brandon Aiyuk had a reception of 45 yards. It is difficult to see these guys losing if they stay healthy. Next: -12.5 at Arizona Cardinals – Sun, Dec. 17 – O/U: 47.5 (ATS: 7-6 – O/U: 7-6) 2. Dallas Cowboys (10-3): The C...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 14

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Dec 7, 2023

    1. San Francisco 49ers (9-3): The 49ers went into Philadelphia with a relatively health squad and easily defeated the Eagles, 42-19. With blowout wins over the Cowboys and the Eagles, the 49ers are the best team in the NFC. Their next significant challenge will be on Christmas day at home against the Ravens, in a possible preview of the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Next: -10.5 vs Seattle Seahawks – Sun, Dec. 10 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 7-5 – O/U: 7-5) 2. Dallas Cowboys (9-3): The Cowboys got past the S...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 13

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Nov 30, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1): The Eagles won another close game, coming from behind to defeat the Bills in overtime, 37-34. A 59-yard field goal by Eagles kicker Jake Elliott with twenty seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the game and sent it into overtime. Next: +3 vs San Francisco 49ers – Sun, Dec. 3 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 7-2-2 – O/U: 6-5) 2. Dallas Cowboys (8-3): Cornerback DaRon Bland set an NFL record with his fifth pick-6 of the season in the Cowboys rout of the Commanders in Dalla...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Nov 23, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1): The Eagles held on to defeat the Chiefs in Kansas City, 21-17. Quarterback Jalen Hurts only threw for 150 yards and had an interception, but the Eagles continue to find a way to come through with unimpressive wins. Next: -3 vs Buffalo Bills – Sun, Nov. 26 – O/U: 48.5 (ATS: 6-2-2 – O/U: 5-5) 2. Detroit Lions (8-2): The Lions trailed 26-14 with three minutes remaining in the game but found a way to score 17 points in the final three minutes to stun the Bears, 31-26 in...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 11

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Nov 16, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1): The Eagles have the best record in the NFL and are coming off their bye week. Starting tight end Dallas Goedert, the third leading receiver on the Eagles, fractured his forearm in the victory over the Cowboys and will miss the next four to six weeks, which is never good news when your next four opponents are the Chiefs, Bills, 49ers, and Cowboys. Next: +2.5 at Kansas City Chiefs – Mon, Nov. 20 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 5-2-2 – O/U: 5-4) 2. Kansas City Chiefs (7-2): The C...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 10

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Nov 9, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1): The Eagles own the best record in the NFL and have a 2.5 game lead in the NFC East after beating the Cowboys in a thriller, 28-23. The Eagles have a bye this week before a matchup on Sunday Night in Week 11 at Kansas City against the Chiefs. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A at Kansas City Chiefs – Mon, Nov. 20 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 5-2-2 – O/U: 5-4) 2. Baltimore Ravens (7-2): The Ravens are on a four-game winning streak, with the last three wins coming over NFC teams,...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 09

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Nov 2, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (7-1): The Eagles moved to 7-1 for the season after defeating the Commanders on the road, 38-31. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the Week 8 NFC Offensive Player of the Week by the NFL after throwing four touchdown passes. Next: -3 vs Dallas Cowboys – Sun, Nov. 5 – O/U: 46 (ATS: 4-2-2 – O/U: 4-4) 2. Baltimore Ravens (6-2): A week after the Ravens routed the Lions 38-6, the Raven struggled to beat the Cardinals, 31-24. Running back Gus Edwards rushed for three touch...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 8

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Oct 26, 2023

    1. Kansas City Chiefs (6-1): Quarterback Patrick Mahomes took advantage of the Chargers porous pass defense to throw for 424 yards and four touchdowns in 31-17 win over the Chargers. Travis Kelce caught 12 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown. The Chiefs have a three-game lead in the AFC West over the second-place Raiders. Next: -7.5 at Denver Broncos - Sun, Oct. 29 – O/U: 46.5 (ATS: 5-2 – O/U: 2-5) 2. Philadelphia Eagles (6-1): The Eagles got tested in Philadelphia and passed the test, def...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 07

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Oct 19, 2023

    1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1): The Chiefs are winning with defense and their running game, with their lone loss at the beginning of the season to the Lions at home. When their passing game gets going, they are going to be tough to beat. Could they meet the Lions in the Super Bowl in Las Vegas? Next: -5.5 vs Los Angeles Chargers - Sun, Oct. 22 – O/U: 47.5 (ATS: 4-2 – O/U: 2-4) 2. Detroit Lions (5-1): Quarterback Jared Goff is ranked 3rd in passer rating in the NFL and 5th in passing yards per gam...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 06

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Oct 5, 2023

    1. San Francisco 49ers (5-0): Running back Christian McCaffrey scored a touchdown for the 14th consecutive game, while tight end George Kittle caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Brock Kirby as the 49ers routed the Dallas Cowboys, 42-10. The 49ers look like the best team in the NFL. Next: -5.5 at Cleveland Brown – Sun, Oct. 15 – O/U: 37.5 (ATS: 4-1 – O/U: 3-2) 2. Philadelphia Eagles (5-0): The Eagles continue to find a way to win each week. This week against the Rams, the redis...

  • Rams face the Colts after tough loss to Cincinnati

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Oct 5, 2023

    “This is a very humbling league and every week takes great focus and concentration to come away with a win.” In 2017, Sean McVay uttered these words more than once during his rookie season as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. And they still ring true in 2023. Seven years later his team suffered a 19-16 loss to the slow-starting Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football at Paycor Stadium, who were sporting their white tiger-striped helmets for only the third time. The Rams (1-2) have now lost...

  • Rams face Bengals on Monday Night Football

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Oct 5, 2023

    A promising start and a season home opener couldn’t stop the Rams futility streak against NFC West archrival San Francisco 49ers. Los Angeles lost its ninth consecutive regular season game to the Niners, 30-23, before 74,742 fans at SoFi Stadium, seemingly half dressed in red 49er gear. The Rams stood toe-to-toe for the better part of three quarters on Sunday before turnovers helped seal their fate and first loss of the season. “I thought it was a high caliber game today. I was really ple...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 05

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Sep 28, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (4-0): The Eagles continue to find a way to win each week. They beat the Commanders on Sunday in overtime on a 54-yard field goal by Jake Elliott. Quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 319 yards and A.J. Brown had 175 yards in receiving. Next: -4.5 at Los Angeles Rams – Sun, Oct. 8 – O/U: 50.5 (ATS: 2-1-1 – O/U: 3-1) 2. San Francisco 49ers (4-0): Running back Christian McCaffrey broke Jerry Rice's record of 12 consecutive games with at least one touchdown in the victory over...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 04

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Sep 28, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0): The Eagles are 3-0 and are not really playing that well. They disposed of the Buccaneers, 25-11. Running back DeAndre Swift had another good game on the ground, rushing for 130 yards on 16 carries. Next: -8.5 vs Washington Commanders – Sun, Oct. 1 – O/U: 44.5 (ATS: 2-0-1 – O/U: 2-1) 2. San Francisco 49ers (3-0): The 49ers have won their 13th consecutive regular season games, all with running back Christian McCaffrey, who joined the team in 2022. McCaffrey tied...

  • Rams face Bengals on Monday Night Football

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    A promising start and a season home opener couldn't stop the Rams futility streak against NFC West archrival San Francisco 49ers. Los Angeles lost its ninth consecutive regular season game to the Niners, 30-23, before 74,742 fans at SoFi Stadium, seemingly half dressed in red 49er gear. The Rams stood toe-to-toe for the better part of three quarters on Sunday before turnovers helped seal their fate and first loss of the season. "I thought it was a high caliber game today. I was really pleased...

  • 2023 NFL Power Rankings – Week 03

    Bill Seals - Fred Altieri, Sports Reporters - PFWA Members|Sep 21, 2023

    1. Philadelphia Eagles (2-0): Running back DeAndre Swift had 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eagles past the Vikings. The Eagles secondary has given up big plays in the first two weeks but has found ways to win and this week Swift was the star. Next: -5.5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mon, Sep. 25 – O/U: 46 (ATS: 1-0-1 – O/U: 2-0) 2. San Francisco 49ers (2-0): The 49ers defeated the Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in a game that looked like a 49ers home game. There was a sea o...

  • Rams face Bengals on Monday Night Football

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    A promising start and a season home opener couldn't stop the Rams futility streak against NFC West archrival San Francisco 49ers. Los Angeles lost its ninth consecutive regular season game to the Niners, 30-23, before 74,742 fans at SoFi Stadium, seemingly half dressed in red 49er gear. The Rams stood toe-to-toe for the better part of three quarters on Sunday before turnovers helped seal their fate and first loss of the season. "I thought it was a high caliber game today. I was really pleased...

  • Rams upset Seahawks, face the 49ers on Sunday

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Sep 14, 2023

    The Los Angeles Rams caught most critics by surprise by reeling off a convincing 30-13 season-opening victory on the road over a Division rival and projected contender, the Seattle Seahawks. Suddenly, the clock seemed to wind back to the 2021 season when the leadership of quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Aaron Donald paved the way for the franchise's first title in Los Angeles. Preparing for only NFL Week #2, yet the win couldn't have come at a better time as arch-nemesis San...

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