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  • Sparks show promise despite losing most of their games

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Jul 11, 2024

    Los Angeles Sparks head coach Curt Miller reflected before one of the Sparks recent home games the game. "There's no simple way through it." The Sparks must work through their growing pains as a young team, even as some of their young pieces nurse injuries. In the Sparks have a clear vision and direction, but they struggle to close out games right now. They can and do compete with the WNBA's best for three and a half quarters but rarely four. When the pressure mounts in the fourth quarter, they...

  • Sparks are hoping to turn close games into victories

    Amyn Bhai, Sports Reporter|Jul 11, 2024

    While there are no moral victories in sports, the Los Angeles Sparks are several possessions away from having a respectable record instead of being 5-17 this season. It was evident once again in their last four games. Their Tuesday game against the Washington Mystics (5-17) at Crypto.com Arena on July 2, the Sparks went into the 4th quarter with a double-digit lead, only to find themselves down by two points when the final buzzer went off. That loss extended the Sparks losing streak to eight consecutive games. The following game last Friday...

  • LA Clippers Sign Derrick Jones Jr.

    Jul 11, 2024

    The LA Clippers have signed forward Derrick Jones Jr., it was announced by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. "Derrick is an incredible athlete and a versatile defender who excels in transition and attacks the rim," said Frank. "As we experienced firsthand in the playoffs against Dallas, he can change a game with his length and activity. We are going to have a tenacious defense this season and DJJ will be a huge part of it." Jones Jr., 27, averaged a career-high 8.6 points, 3.3...

  • Dodgers To Host Alumni Weekend, August 9-11

    Jul 11, 2024

    Dodgers Alumni Weekend, a three-day celebration of many of the team's key players since the club moved west in 1958, will take place at Dodger Stadium from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, during the team's series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers will commemorate nearly 40 integral members of their franchise history, along with new recognitions for Hall of Famer and former Dodgers owner Walter F. O'Malley and outfielders Dusty Baker and Matt Kemp. On August 9, before the...

  • Dodgers Recall James Outman And Gus Varland

    Jul 11, 2024

    The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder James Outman and right-handed pitcher Gus Varland, optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Ramirez and placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the injured list with a left knee bone bruise. Outman, 27, returns for his second stint with the team after playing in 36 games for the Dodgers this season. In his first stint, he hit .148 with three homers and 10 RBI. He played in 38 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .279/.393/.531 with nine homers and 21 RBI....

  • A Clippers Announce Summer League Roster

    Jul 11, 2024

    The LA Clippers have announced their roster for NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas, which takes place Friday, July 12, through Monday, July 22. Led by coach Dahntay Jones, the Summer League team will feature Clippers' draft choice Cam Christie (46th overall) along with returning Clippers Kobe Brown, Moussa Diabaté and Jordan Miller. The first Summer League media availability for the Clippers will be held at Honey Training Center on Sunday, July 7, at approximately 10:15 a.m. and will...

  • Centaurs Look To Stay Unbeaten This Summer On The Gridiron

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    Culver City high school's varsity football team with try to stay unbeaten this summer when they battle a group of talented schools in the Culver City Invitational Passing Tournament that starts this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Culver City high school. The Centaurs are 12-0 this summer after going 7-0 in the El Rancho Tournament and 5-0 at the Redondo Union Tournament on June 22. The Centaurs appear to have talent at every position according to head football coach Jahmal Wright. "I am excited," said...

  • LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2024 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER AND SCHEDULE

    Jul 11, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers have announced their roster for the upcoming California Classic in San Francisco held July 6-10 and NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas spanning July 12-22. South Bay Lakers Head Coach Dane Johnson will serve as the team's head coach for both summer events. The Lakers will tip off the California Classic with back-to-back games against the Sacramento Kings on July 6 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a matchup with the Golden State Warriors on July 7 at 3:30 p.m....

  • La Clippers Sign Nicolas Batum

    Jul 11, 2024

    LA CLIPPERS SIGN NICOLAS BATUM The LA Clippers have signed forward Nicolas Batum, it was announced by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. "It's hard to find a better connector with a higher IQ than Nico," said Frank. "We didn't want to lose him last year and we felt his absence. He plays the game the right way, which our fans appreciate, and so do we. We're thrilled to welcome back the battalion." Batum, 35, appeared in 60 games for the Philadelphia 76ers and Clippers last...

  • Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson killed in car accident

    Jul 4, 2024

    Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson, the 108th overall pick in this year's NFL draft, died in a three-car accident that also killed two of his high school teammates in Upper Marlboro, Md., early Saturday morning. He was 24. The three-car crash was caused by a suspected drunk driver, according to the authorities in Maryland. Jackson, the former Oregon Ducks cornerback who once quit football to work at a grocery store, was selected in the fourth round by the Vikings. Jackson played...

  • Bronny must navigate unwarranted pressure

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    There is a rift within the Lakers' kingdom. The 55th pick, Bronny James, son of LeBron, has fans up in arms about whether his selection was an unwarranted and unearned display of nepotism or a testament to greatness. For Bronny, the task is steep: navigating away from his father's looming shadow. It appears that he is already feeling the pressure. Last Tuesday during an introductory press conference at the Lakers training facility the Los Angeles Lakers first-round draft pick, Dalton Knecht, ans...

  • Lakers introduce first round draft pick Dalton Knecht

    Mykell Mathieu, Sports Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    The Lakers' first-round pick, Dalton Knecht, is joining the team with a different kind of fanfare compared to the Los Angeles' second-round pick. The guard out of the University of Tennessee doesn't have eight million followers on Instagram and isn't the son of an all-time great NBA player. His road to the NBA was a much tougher journey compared to that of his new teammate, Bronny James. "Ever since I touched a basketball, I knew that I could do it, it was just a matter of how," said Knecht at t...

  • WALTER O'MALLEY TO JOIN DODGERS RING OF HONOR

    Jul 4, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – Walter F. O'Malley, the legendary owner of the Dodgers whose vision fueled the groundbreaking creation of a new home for baseball, will join fellow Hall of Fame players and broadcasters on the Ring of Honor at the ballpark he built, Dodger Stadium. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 10, before the Dodgers' 6:10 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as part of Dodgers Alumni Weekend. Peter O'Malley, President of the Dodgers from 1970-1998, will represent the O...

  • Adem Bona of UCLA is selected by Philadelphia in the 2024 NBA Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Despite a disappointing season from the 2023-2024 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, the Bruins were able to send one of their players to the NBA. Center Adem Bona was selected with the 41st overall pick in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers. The two-round draft was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with the first round held on Wednesday Night and the second round held on Thursday afternoon. Bona played his high school basketball at Prolific Prep High School in Napa,...

  • STADIUMLINKS COMING TO DODGER STADIUM, JULY 12-14

    Jul 4, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that Stadiumlinks, a one-of-a-kind participatory golf event merging golf with an iconic ballpark, will come to Dodger Stadium from Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14. Fans can sign up to the early interest list starting now, for access tee times to play a round of golf throughout Dodger Stadium, swinging from different levels of the Stadium toward custom greens on the field below. The experience comes with enhanced access to a clubhouse l...

  • Lakers select Tennessee star Dalton Knecht in the 2024 NBA Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles Lakers needed outside shooting and new head coach JJ Redick, a former sharpshooter himself, can recognize a good shooter when he sees one. With the 17th overall pick in the first round, the Lakers selected Dalton Knecht of the Tennessee Volunteers. Knecht was selected as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year in the 2023-2024 season. Knecht averaged 21.7 points per game in 36 games in leading the Volunteers to the Elite 8 of the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament,...

  • Los Angeles Chargers Announce Public Practice Schedule for 2024 Training Camp at The Bolt

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers today announced the team's public practice schedule for 2024 Training Camp at The Bolt. All public practices are free of charge and will be held at the team's new El Segundo-based training facility – The Bolt – located in the heart of Los Angeles' South Bay on One Chargers Way. As in previous years, fans will need to pre-register for their free tickets. Pursuant to this year's special use permit at the new facility, capacity will be limited to 1,500 fans per pra...

  • UCLA Hires Joanna Hayes as Director of Track & Field/Cross Country

    Jun 27, 2024

    LOS ANGELES - UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame member and Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes returns to UCLA as the new The Sherie L. and Donald G. Morrison UCLA Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. Hayes previously served as an assistant coach for the Bruins from 2014-16 and for USC from 2017-24. "I am honored to return to UCLA as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. This opportunity represents a full circle moment for me, and I am grateful to Martin Jarmond for trusting me to lead...

  • Jrue Holiday wins the 2024 NBA Title with the Boston Celtics

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    UCLS Athletics Department Contributed to this story. Former UCLA guard Jrue Holiday helped lead the Boston Celtics to the 2024 NBA Championship on Monday night, as the Celtics won the title in five games in a best-of-seven game series against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden in Boston. Holiday scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 106-88 win over the Mavericks in that final game. The championship was the 18th in Boston Celtics history, giving them an 18-17 edge over the Los Angeles...

  • Angel City FC secures signature win at home

    Malia Metcalfe, Sports Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    In a thrilling midweek match celebrating Pride Night, Angel City FC emerged victorious over Racing Louisville with a final score of 3-2. The game was a back-and-forth battle from the start, with both teams creating opportunities and keeping fans on the edge of their seats. The first goal of the night came from Angel City 17-year old rookie Kennedy Fuller, who capitalized on an assist by defender Madison Curry to put her team up 1-0 in the 17th minute. It was her first professional goal scored an...

  • Los Angeles Chargers sign Ohio State sprinter Praise Olatoke

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Ohio State sprinter Praise Olatoke from the NFL's International Pathway Program (IPP). The IPP Class of 2024 consists of 16 of the top international athletes from around the world. Olatoke was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland. He was a sprinter at Ohio State, with a best of 10.27 in the 100 meters. As part of the IPP, Olatoke will not count on the 90-man training camp roster, so he will in effect be a 91st member of the Chargers squad in...

  • Santa Anita Park Completes Safest Year on Record

    Jun 20, 2024

    Santa Anita Park concluded the six-month 2023-24 Winter-Spring season on June 16 which, when combined with the six-week Autumn Meet from 2023, produced a 99.97% safety record, making the 1/ST Racing facility the safest track in North America among those with a comparable volume of racing and training. Since the Opening Day of the Autumn meet on Sept. 29, 2023, through the Closing Day of the Hollywood Meet on June 17, 2024, 6,678 horses ran in races over Santa Anita’s main track and turf course. The 99.97% safety mark ranks Santa Anita the h...

  • Culver City high school Powder Puff Football

    Jun 20, 2024

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  • Three takeaways from the Sparks season after their first 11 games

    Mykell Mathieu, Sports Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    The Sparks knocked off the defending champion, Las Vegas Aces 96-92 last Sunday before heading on the road for nearly a month. The Sparks are currently 4-8 and with a quarter of the season finished here are some takeaways from what I've seen so far. Turnovers and bad point guard play has plagued the team The Sparks have had their struggles so far this year and one of the key reasons is turnovers. Los Angeles averages the most turnovers in the WNBA with 16.6 per game. The Sparks have six games wi...

  • The Chargers sign rookie first round offensive tackle Joe Alt

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    The Los Angeles Chargers reached agreement on a four-year contract with rookie offensive tackle Joe Alt, the fifth overall pick in the first round. The contract is a four-year deal for $33.1 million dollars, with a signing bonus of $20.9 million. Alt played three seasons at Notre Dame, where he started at left tackle. He will be moving to right tackle with the Chargers. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has indicated at this point that the starting offensive line will consist of Alt at right tackle, Trey...

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