NSEF to host Gridiron War IX Saturday
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 June 2008
Nationwide Sports & Education Foundation (NSEF) will host their 9th annual Gridiron War football showcase on Saturday featuring some of the top high school players in the region. The game will be ... read more >>
Gridiron War IX on June 28
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 June 2008
Ten years ago, tennis was not widely regarded as one of the more popular sports within South Los Angeles. Children not even old enough to speak had already mastered dunking their miniature size basketballs ... read more >>
Local talent feels breeze of NFL Draft
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 May 2008
'GIANT' STEP: USC cornerback Terrell Thomas, shown here after defeating UCLA last year, was taken in the second round by the New York Giants. The Rancho Cucamonga-born Thomas joins former teammate ... read more >>
Vikings Udeze Recovering From Leukemia, finds Donor in Brother
Written by Associated Press 24 April 2008
Former Verbum Dei, USC standout contracted disease in January EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — His head shaved bald and his face a bit thinner than before, Kenechi Udeze otherwise looked fit and strong ... read more >>

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Bradford Waiting to Catch NFL Call
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 April 2008
Former Fremont Star on NFL Draft Board Like most of the nation’s top football players, Mark Bradford is anxious to hear his name called at this weekend’s NFL Draft. “It would be ... read more >>
Dungy To Stay As Colts Coach
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 January 2008
After weighing over his options during the previous week, Tony Dungy announced on Monday he will return for his seventh season as Indianapolis Colts head coach. The highest profile Black coach in the ... read more >>
All Sentinel Team, L.B. Poly Tops CIF-SS Picks
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 27 December 2007
 Nick Koza for Sentinel PhotoMIGHTY CASEY: Long Beach Poly defensive end Jurrell Casey headlines three Poly selections on the 2007 All-Star team. Casey (134 tackles) was a major factor the Jackrabbits ... read more >>
Trojans Smelling Like Roses After 24-7 Victory Over UCLA
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 December 2007
When USC lost to Stanford in October, their chances of a national championship were dead. When they lost to Oregon that same month, their chances for the Pac-10 title were alleged to be dead. But after ... read more >>
Coliseum Collapse: Birmingham, Carson Advance to City Finals
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 December 2007
In the NFL over the last few years, there has been no bigger rivalry than the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, with both teams having faced each other in high profile regular season and playoff ... read more >>
First Black Coach at UCLA Terminated
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 December 2007
Now the question is will a Black coach be considered for his replacement After completing another season of highs and lows, UCLA decided this week to terminate its first Black head football coach Karl ... read more >>
Compton Can't Slow Down Long Beach Poly
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 November 2007
A crowd of nearly 3,000 came to Compton High School for the most anticipated football game to hit Compton in years but what they got was a reminder that Long Beach Poly is still the class of the Moore ... read more >>
UCLA's Rasshan Set to Make History Saturday
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 November 2007
Redshirt sophomore will be school’s first Black starting quarterback since 1979 When UCLA takes the field against Arizona State in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, history will be made as redshirt sophomore ... read more >>
Compton Faces Tough Task Against Poly
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 November 2007
  RUNNING MACHINES: Compton junior tailback Curry Williams is one-half of the Tarbabes' punishing tailback duo that will face Long Beach Poly's tough defense tomorrow. He and senior ... read more >>
Chargers' Tomlinson among fire evacuees
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 October 2007
SAN DIEGO - Reigning NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson was among several San Diego Chargers players, coaches and staff members who had to evacuate their homes as wildfires burned in San Diego County.The Chargers, ... read more >>
Crenshaw Mauls Dorsey In Annual Match-Up
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 25 October 2007
  CLASSIC: Crenshaw and Dorsey clash under the bright lights of Crenshaw's new field. The Cougars won the annual meeting 46-28 and are tied with Jefferson for the lead in the Coliseum League. ... read more >>
Bruins Ruins Put Dorrell on Hot Seat
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 October 2007
OUT OF REACH: UCLA sophomore receiver Dominique Johnson and Notre Dame senior cornerback Terrail Lambert watch as a pass falls away from them. The Bruins were upset by previously winless ... read more >>
Prairie View A&M Wins Angel City Classic
Written by Evan Barnes (Staff Writer) 13 September 2007
The second annual Angel City Classic has come and gone but the impact of bringing the culture of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Los Angeles is still here. Prairie View A&M (2-0) ... read more >>
PREP FOOTBALL: It's Purely Raw Defining The Essence of The Game
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 September 2007
It all begins innocently in Pop Warner football leagues throughout Los Angeles County and then those with the passion and dedication mushroom into gifted teenagers talented enough to star for the freshman, ... read more >>
Compton Off And Running To Fast Start
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 September 2007
Over the last four seasons, Calvin Bryant has built an impressive football program at Compton High School.Last year, the Tarbabes and their high-powered offense took the region by storm as they scored ... read more >>
Black Coaches Start Out on Top
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 September 2007
The National Football League will begin its new season this week with glitz and glamour of a Hollywood movie opening and there will only be four Black head coaches and five Black starting quarterbacks.In ... read more >>
Are You Ready For Sum Football?
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 September 2007
Down ready set...Hut One...Hut Two...Hike! And thus the epoch of National Football League season commences while on a perhaps even larger scale, the collegiate gridiron calendar ... read more >>
Johnson Emerges as Breakout Star For USC
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 05 September 2007
When the final horn sounded at the Coliseum last weekend, Stafon Johnson had barely enough time to think about what just happened. The sophomore tailback had just finished his first significant game as ... read more >>
Vick Vows to Redeem Himself
Written by LARRY O\'DELL, Associated Press 30 August 2007
RICHMOND, Va. - Looking somber and speaking “from the heart,” Michael Vick apologized Monday for “using bad judgment and making bad decisions” and vowed to redeem himself after ... read more >>
Upshaw Is NFL Labor Leader
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 30 August 2007
Gene Upshaw has been Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association since June 1983, after a successful 16-year career as a player. Since then, Upshaw has worked diligently at ... read more >>
Trojans Seek To Write Latest Chapter In Empire
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 30 August 2007
It’s been the same story for the last five season openers. USC begins at or near the top of all the preseason polls as many expect them to finish their season in a BCS Bowl at the beginning of the new ... read more >>