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TO DEFEND WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2014
You got next: famed boxing promoter Don King points to the next challenger for his WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne who just so happens to be undefeated  Deontay Wilder at Jan. 17 at the MGM ... read more >>
The Greatest! In Italian or any other language KOBE BRYANT can say Io sono il più grande!
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 18 December 2014
Humility can take a back seat this week. Lakers great Kobe Bryant passed his idol and the greatest basketball player of all time on the NBA scoring list by sinking a free throw in Minnesota Timberwolves ... read more >>
Dodgers Trade Matt Kemp
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 11 December 2014
SAN DIEGO --A person with knowledge of the situation says the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers ... read more >>
Start Digging the Poly Hoops Team
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 10 December 2014
I know the Long Beach Poly faithful are still reeling after it’s football team was ousted from the Pac 5 playoffs by mighty St. John Bosco, but have no fear because basketball is here. Fresh off their ... read more >>
Sentinel’s SWEET 16 Basketball Rankings
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 10 December 2014
THE MIGHTY KNIGHTS: Bishop Montgomery breezed through the Westchester Trevor Ariza Tip Off Classic for the fourth consecutive year. Led by MVP Stephen Thompson, the Knights mashed into our Sweet 16 Rankings ... read more >>
Hail to L.A. City Football Champions! L.A. High ends drought, Narbonne back on top in D-I and Hamilton seals the deal in DII
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 10 December 2014
Los Angeles High School captured its first City section football championship since 1965 with a 28-14 victory over Monroe at the L.A. Coliseum on Dec. 6. Sophomore quarterback Kaymen Cureton enjoyed ... read more >>
L.A. High Seeks First Title in 49 Years
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 03 December 2014
Los Angeles High School football team will be attempting to win its first Los Angeles City Section championship since 1965 when it faces Monroe at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. The ... read more >>
Carson Colts Ride Minix to City Title Game; Hamilton rolls into D-II championship against Sylmar
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 03 December 2014
Carson head football coach Kevin McCall led his teams to victories over defending City champion Crenshaw and No. 1 seed San Pedro to lead the 10-3 Colts back to the title tilt. Ken Brooks Photo Carson ... read more >>
JV Coach Irv Davis Expected to Replace Knox; Veteran coach in tears when telling players
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 03 December 2014
Veteran football coach and community pillar Paul Knox is expected to be replaced as head coach by Junior Varsity coach Irv Davis, the Sentinel has learned. Knox was not even afforded the luxury of informing ... read more >>
Verbum Dei Community Mourns the lost of former Principal and Asst. Coach Robert Mendoza
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. Executive Editor 02 December 2014
Robert Mendoza or “Coach Bob” as so many knew him passed away surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, November 24, 2014.  Robert Mendoza for over 40 years was a fixture at Verbum Dei High ... read more >>
The Spit Bucket: Gotta Be Thankful for What You Got!
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 27 November 2014
The day of Thanksgiving is a day of reflection, family, appreciation and last I checked there were no scrooges around during Thanksgiving. It is also a reminder year-end is near. Growing-up poor in South ... read more >>
His No. 42 will be retired from all sports in his legacy
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 November 2014
UCLA honors Jackie Robinson, renames sports facilities in tribute On the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's enrollment at UCLA, athletic director Dan Guerrero announced that the university's 22 athletic ... read more >>
Team USA Prepares Arizona’s Stanley Johnson for His Freshman Year
Written by Lauren Jones 27 November 2014
Arizona men's basketball head coach Sean Miller, freshman forward Stanley Johnson and Karen Taylor, Johnson's mother. UOA Courtesy Photo     Arizona’s Stanley Johnson has been NBA-ready since ... read more >>
Sentinel’s SWEET 16 Prep Basketball Rankings
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 25 November 2014
Prep Basketball   Sentinel Reveals its  “Sweet Sixteen” Rankings     The high school basketball season will begin this week with the tip-off of the prestigious Pac Shores tournament at Redondo ... read more >>
Inglewood Hero Returns Home
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 20 November 2014
  Inglewood High School current basketball team members and administrators join Reggie Theus, second from right, at his recent tribute retiring his jersey at the school auditorium on Nov. 12. Kenneth ... read more >>
Going East for Hoops and Inner Peace; Narbonne star Latecia Smith signs with Seton Hall
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 19 November 2014
Narbonne’s basketball star Latecia Smith has led the Lady Gauchos to two City championships and has been named All City for the past two seasons. She will be attending Seton Hall University in New Jersey ... read more >>
USC Meets UCLA: Title Hopes on Line
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 November 2014
The 84th renewal of the nation's most famous crosstown rivalry occurs Saturday when No. 24 USC travels to the Rose Bowl to face No. 11 UCLA for a primetime nationally televised clash on ABC. Troy needs ... read more >>
SENTINEL TOP 10 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (Nov. 20)
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 19 November 2014
  SENTINEL PREP FOOTBALL TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region)   1.St. John Bosco (10-1)…another beat down to be delivered ... read more >>
SENTINEL TOP 10 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (Nov. 13)
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 11 November 2014
THE SENTINEL’S TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region)   1.St. John Bosco (9-1)…opens playoffs against a Cabrillo team that ... read more >>
Defending Champ Crenshaw Has Toughest Road; Dorsey Has Big Shot in Bottom Bracket
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 11 November 2014
Crenshaw High coach Robert Garrett was miffed by his team’s No. 5 seed in the City Division I playoff bracket, which begins on Friday Nov. 14. After all his Cougars are the defending City Champions, ... read more >>
No Cigar for Rashard Lewis at Breeders Cup
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 06 November 2014
Jockeys Pedro Velez (l.) and Angel Cordero talk with former Heat player Rashard Lewis, co-owner of Cigar Street, at Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff post position draw. Associated Press There was ... read more >>
TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY! BERNARD HOPKINS ATTEMPTS TO UNIFY AGAIN
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2014
Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) isn't the first elder statesman of the sweet science to hold the light heavyweight crown. With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey ... read more >>
Red Bull Roberson - A Positive Perspective
Written by Ken Brooks 05 November 2014
Part of the story of Gardena Serra High School senior running back Malik “Red Bull” Roberson is that he bounced back after suffering a major knee injury; he rehabilitated his body to once again perform ... read more >>
SENTINEL TOP 10 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (Nov. 6)
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 05 November 2014
THE SENTINEL’S TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region) 1.St. John Bosco (8-1)…served Servite 49-26 and will send Santa Margarita ... read more >>
Prep FOOTBALL TOP 10 (Oct.30)
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 29 October 2014
    THE SENTINEL’S TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region)   1.St. John Bosco (7-1)…set sailing for a bowl game and will ... read more >>
RED ROCK WEST! As Blake Griffin Soars, so does Clippers
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 29 October 2014
  Clippers head coach and President of Basketball Operations Doc Rivers began his week in his second season at the helm on a morning drive to the office calling Big Boi on Power 106 FM Radio. Just ... read more >>
L.A. City Class of 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 29 October 2014
The CIF Los Angeles City Section will honor 44 of the greatest high school athletes and contributors who have performed in interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and world class arenas. Representing ... read more >>
Lakers Fans Prepare for the Worst! Scott era ushers in off worst season in history
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 27 October 2014
The Lakers will open the NBA season on Oct. 28 against the Houston Rockets amid renewed hope that Kobe Bryant can return to his former likeness after missing all but six games a year ago as the team ... read more >>
Against All Odds: The King Brothers
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 16 October 2014
HeadShot Malik Farrakhan (Tony King)   4 Col Photo    Charles King and Tony King became the First siblings to play on the same team in 1967 with the Buffalo Bills of the then American Football ... read more >>
All American Leonard Williams Breakthrough Game
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 16 October 2014
 Javorius Allen ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern California survived a last-second field goal try to knock off No. 10 Arizona 28-26 on Saturday night. USC (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) left ... read more >>
Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana
Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press 10 October 2014
 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making ... read more >>
Jim Brown receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
Written by Associated Press 09 October 2014
 Jim Brown (standing) and Muhammad Ali (sitting) reunited in Louisville, where Brown received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award. - Associated Press       Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for ... read more >>
SENTINEL TOP 10 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 09 October 2014
  THE SENTINEL’S TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region)     1.St. John Bosco (4-1)…plays league rival Mater Dei in a ... read more >>
THE SPIT BUCKET: Put Up or Shut Up!!!
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 09 October 2014
It was time for both the Dodgers and Angels to put up or shut up. And both failed miserably. The Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 3 games to 1 and the Angeles got swept by the wild card entrant Royals. The ... read more >>
USC Linebacker Hayes Pullard III Adopts Winning Mentality
Written by Lauren Jones, Contributing Writer 02 October 2014
USC team captain Hayes Pullard, an inside linebacker for the Trojans, is the player media swarms for a quote after a controversial occurrence; the 6’1” 215-pound redshirt senior is the veteran who ... read more >>
Nationwide Sports to Provide Learning Courses
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 October 2014
Nationwide Sports and Education Foundation a 501©(3) will be providing an on going four week introductory computer learning course on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm for boy and girl student athletes ... read more >>
Boxing Promoter Dan Goossen Dies
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 29 September 2014
DAN GOOSSEN and ANDRE WARD Like many others in the boxing community, I was shocked and saddened to hear the passing of long time boxing promoter Dan Goossen who was based here in Southern California. ... read more >>
Rancho Cienega Tennis Shop Celebrates Serena Williams
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 September 2014
  The Rancho Cienega Tennis Shop, home of The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis Academy, will be celebrating tennis superstar Serena Williams 18ths Grand Slam Title on Saturday September 27 at 5001 ... read more >>
DOUBLE STANDARD: Race Car Star Tony Stewart Escapes Scrutiny
Written by Kenneth Miller Sports Editor 26 September 2014
In this grainy photo provided by YouTube Tony Stewart's car hits Kevin Ward Jr. and carries him about 50 feet down the track. Ward, 20, had crashed his car after Stewart spun him out previously, ... read more >>
The Wait is Over, Dodgers win NL West title
Written by Tamra Latta 26 September 2014
Pour it up, pour it up, that's how Los Angeles ball out! Let's pop bottles, celebrate and enjoy the moment pretty much described the Dodgers attitude on Wednesday night. The Dodgers clinched the National ... read more >>
St. John Bosco Holds Firm at No. 1
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 25 September 2014
    THE SENTINEL’S TOP 10 (all games Friday at 7p.m. unless indicated. Rankings only include teams in Sentinel coverage region)   St. John Bosco (3-0)…travels to Las Vegas  to take on nationally ... read more >>
IT WAS ALL A FAKE! MAYWEATHER SAYS REALITY SHOW NOT SO REAL
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 23 September 2014
  LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The pot wasn't real. Neither, admitted Floyd Mayweather Jr., was much else that went on in the cable television shows promoting his latest fight. Not the joint rolling parties with ... read more >>
Dorsey Can’t Keep Up
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 20 September 2014
  The Dorsey Dons stared fast and furious in their non-league match-up against  powerful Alemany on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium racing out to a 15-0 lead. However, the Warriors led by senior ... read more >>
The Spit Bucket: Blacks, Sports & Society
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 18 September 2014
(AP Photo)   By the time you read this the Ray Rice incident will probably have cooled down to some extent, but the heat will still be turned up on the National Football League and its commissioner ... read more >>
Locke is All Dialed in for Coliseum League LB Poly is Loaded; and Serra is Ready to Soar Again
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 11 September 2014
This is week three in a high school football season that will soon separate the pretenders from the real title contenders, but all early indications point to Long Beach Poly being dominant in the Southern ... read more >>
Just Call Him Superman
Written by Tamra Latta 08 September 2014
Somebody get him the cape. Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen threw a couple of immaculate pitches that led him to his 40th save of the season- and he's just the fourth Dodger to reach that milestone. “That’s ... read more >>
Bruce Levenson Will Sell Atlanta Hawks; After Racially Charged Email Is Revealed
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 September 2014
Bruce Levenson said he voluntarily reported his "offensive" email to the N.B.A. Credit Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Associated Press For the second time this year, the owner of ... read more >>
RAVENS CUT RB RAY RICE AFTER RELEASE OF VIDEO
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 08 September 2014
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. The ... read more >>
SERENA NOT YET THINKING ABOUT 22 GRAND SLAM TITLES
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 08 September 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem." She and big sister Venus are finally moving apart after more than three ... read more >>
Remembering Billy ‘The Hill’ McGill
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 04 September 2014
Former teammates and friends of the late basketball star Billy ‘The Hill’ McGill have been calling the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper lately. They were shocked to learn that McGill had died. McGill ... read more >>
MONEY CAN CHANGE IT!
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 04 September 2014
Those 50 Cent tweets and Instagram posts, which went viral last week, has caused some hiccups in Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather’s preparation for his up coming bout with Marcos Maidana. After the tweets, ... read more >>
Anthony Brown: Can't play for a racist ! USC's Brown Quits, Calls Sarkisian Racist
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 August 2014
  USC senior running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team a week ago, called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist Thursday August 28th.   Brown posted on Instagram Thursday morning, "Sark treated ... read more >>
USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 28 August 2014
Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning ... read more >>
Here We Go Again! Magic Says NFL Returning to L.A.
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 28 August 2014
Captions 1 The Los Angeles Raiders black cap is still a popular item among football fans in the Southland who would prefer they return. The team in in the final year of its lease in Oakland and could ... read more >>
St Lawrence of Brindisi Catholic School Cougars Win 6th Annual Nike 3 on 3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 28 August 2014
(PHOTO /CAPTION) TEAM WATTS WINS ‘NIKE’ BASKETBALL 3 on 3 TOURNAMENT - St. Lawrence of Brindisi Catholic School Cougars in Watts were victors in the 6TH Annual Nike 3 on 3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE. ... read more >>
Drew League Closes on Interesting Note
Written by Fred Hawthorne, Contributing Writer 28 August 2014
Twenty-eight teams. One Goal. That’s the Drew League Championship. That’s what brings out NBA All Stars such as Paul George, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, and thousands of Angelinos every weekend. ... read more >>
Light It Up! Locke High School to play its first night game Aug. 28
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 25 August 2014
  In this Locke High School file photo, the Locke High School football team runs onto the field for a daylight home game. Locke will begin playing its first night games on Thursday Aug. 28. Since ... read more >>
Ed O'Bannon was the Name Lawyers Needed for NCAA Suit
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 14 August 2014
Former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon’s 43rd birthday on Thursday August 14 will pale in comparison to the celebration that engulfed the NCAA sports landscape that developed recently with an antitrust lawsuit ... read more >>
Beyond A Shadow of Lebron
Written by Kennenth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 14 August 2014
Undefeated IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn "ShowTime" Porter (24-0-1) didn’t flinch during a reporter’s roundtable when discussing being from the same town as the greatest active basketball ... read more >>
The Dubious Sterling Era is Officially Over
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2014
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer is In Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday August 12. The team said the sale closed after a California court confirmed ... read more >>
NBA Ref Violet Palmer to Marry Longtime Partner
Written by Associated Press 07 August 2014
 Veteran NBA referee Violet Palmer formally announced that she is gay, saying that she will be married her long time partner last Friday Aug. 1. (Associated Press Photo) Violet Palmer made her biggest ... read more >>
Ravens' Rice: His Actions "Totally Inexcusable"
Written by Associated Press 07 August 2014
Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, Md. --- Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."   His arrest for domestic ... read more >>
Dodgers Keep Kemp
Written by Tamara Latta, Sports Correspondent 07 August 2014
Matt Kemp is throwing all kind of shade at the Dodgers- and he's doing it without saying one word. He's staying classy and letting his bat do all the talking. Despite trade rumors surrounding the outfielder's ... read more >>
Venus and Serena Williams' Dad Speaks
Written by Saeed Shabazz, Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 07 August 2014
NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) – Richard Williams, best known as the father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, has written his first book. It isn’t about how to play tennis.  “There are ... read more >>
College Football Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2014
USC DEFENSIVE OVERVIEW Eight defensive starters return from 2013: defensive end Leonard Williams, inside linebacker Hayes Pullard, cornerback-safety Josh Shaw, safety Su’a Cravens, cornerback Kevon ... read more >>
Stafon Johnson Returns to Where it All Began
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 07 August 2014
Stafon Johnson, arguably the Greatest Of All Time among the Dorsey former football stars, will be return to his alma mater to coach running backs this season.(Facebook Photo)     The treasured Dorsey ... read more >>
It’s Showtime Again for Lakers and Byron Scott
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 31 July 2014
(AP Photo) Finally They Hire Former Star from Morningside   The Los Angeles Lakers and former star guard Byron Scott have come full circle after the team agreed to hire the Morningside High ... read more >>
The Spit Bucket: Close to the Edge
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor 31 July 2014
Upon examining the sports landscape, I recall one of my throwback songs by Grandmaster Flash—The Message-, “Don’t push me, cause I’m close to the edge…it’s like a jungle sometime it makes ... read more >>
Lisa Leslie to be Inducted into the WB Hall of Fame in 2015
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 31 July 2014
After an outstanding college, pro and Olympic career, USC's own Lisa Leslie has earned her place in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Tabbed as a member of the 2015 class of six inductees, Leslie ... read more >>
Marcus Allen Wants Raiders in L.A.
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 31 July 2014
The Raiders are approaching crossroads. Their lease extension at O.co is up after this season and where they end up moving after that is still very much unsettled. They want a new stadium on the current ... read more >>
Administration Denies Funds for Inglewood Girls Team
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assisting Managing Editor & Malcolm Irving, Sentinel Intern 31 July 2014
The Inglewood High School girls basketball coach Tony Scott is coming off a tremendous season. He led his team to the CIF Southern Section Division III-A final.  With much success this year from the ... read more >>
Tears of Joy in Cooperstown for Frank Thomas
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 28 July 2014
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- About three quarters into a moving speech on Sunday afternoon, including a touching tribute to his deceased father, Frank Thomas apologized to his fellow Hall of Famers. “I’m ... read more >>
Chino Hills Prep Star Nnamdi Okongwu Dead at 17
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 24 July 2014
FALLEN STAR: Chino Hills High School basketball player Nnamdi Okongwu, a member of the team that went to the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game in March and a Pac-12 prospect, died Wednesday ... read more >>
Ross No Longer Boss with Sparks
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 July 2014
  Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. The team made the move Sunday. The Sparks are ... read more >>
Maidana’s Camp Comes Out Swinging
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 18 July 2014
Photo By: Tray Waller Final Presser Reveals More Barbs Against TMT For anyone who has ever seen Marcos Maidana fight you know that he is wild and fights with a reckless abandon.  In his first ... read more >>
Dodgers Outfield in Motion
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 17 July 2014
Dodgers got back Carl Crawford from the disabled list recently, but manager Don Mattingly doesn't plan on giving back the starting left-field job just yet. "I'm not really planning on making any big ... read more >>
Now What?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 17 July 2014
WHAT NOW? Lakers star Kobe Bryant has not been able to convince Dwight Howard or Carmelo Anthony to join him on the Lakers, and now it remains to be seen if former Lakers Trevor Ariza will return on ... read more >>
Sparks’ Parker to Start in WNBA All Star Game July 19
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 17 July 2014
SPARK OF SPARKS: Reigning WNBA MVP Candace Park will start in the July 19 WNBA All Star Game in Phoenix. She is the lone bright spot on a team where things have not gone according to plan.  Sparks Photo   Los ... read more >>
Where’s Byron Scott? As the Lakers’ search for a coach lingers, their former star is in limbo
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sports Editor 17 July 2014
The Lakers’ hopeful free agent summer is over. LeBron James went back home to Cleveland. Carmelo Anthony remained with the New York Knicks. Instead, one of the most treasured franchises in the National ... read more >>
BLOOM Initiative Comes Out Rolling: Celebrities Tate, Ludacris Joined by Star Athletes at Lucky Strike
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 10 July 2014
    BOWLING FOR BLOOM: From Left actor Larenz Tate, his brother Laron Tate, rapper/actor Ludacris, Buffalo Wild Wing partner, Karim Webb,  Lahmard Tate (Larenz’s brother), and Seattle Seahawks ... read more >>
ICEF Rugby: The March to Change Our Image
Written by Alexandre Torres, Sentinel Intern 10 July 2014
Coach David Hughes (left) and players celebrate a tournament victory.   As an African American youth, our generation is masked as being the Achilles heel to our communities. We are labeled as consumers ... read more >>
U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team: Diverse and United We Stand
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Staff Writer 25 June 2014
(AP Photos)   Black players are huge staples for USMNT, make history   In a sport that’s not dominated by many Black soccer players, the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) has proven otherwise. ... read more >>
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54
Written by Associated Press 12 June 2014
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54. Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr. Padre" during his 20-year major league career. "For ... read more >>
Crenshaw Track Rides Unique Experience All The Way To State Championships in Fresno
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 05 June 2014
CRENSHAW TRACK 1—UNIQUELY QUAILFIED: Unique Dickens won the City 300 meter hurdles and has emerged as a track star at Crenshaw despite tragically losing both of her parents who died.  CRENSHAW HIGH ... read more >>
ANITA DEFRANTZ & LA84 FOUNDATION:SAVING OUR CHILDREN THROUGH THE WORLD OF SPORT
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 29 May 2014
HOLDING THE TORCH OF HOPE: LA84 Foundation president Anita DeFrantz is the highest-ranking Black on the powerful IOC and has been instrumental in fueling hope through sports her entire life. File Photo This ... read more >>
UFC 173 UNLEASHES MAY 24 AT MGM GRAND
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 May 2014
UFC® bantamweight champion Renan Barao looks to stake his claim as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world when he meets the explosive and dangerous TJ Dillashaw Saturday, May 24 at the MGM Grand ... read more >>
Bermane ‘B-Ware’ Stiverne Gives Don King Another Heavyweight Champ
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 12 May 2014
The legendary promoter is back in the limelight after Stverne’s KO win The first fight in the history of the on campus arena at the school which owns the ‘Fight On’ moniker, took about six minutes ... read more >>
Second Baseman Dee Gordon sparks Dodgers offense
Written by Tamara Latta 11 May 2014
Dee Gordon was the game changer in the 6-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon. Gordon had three hits, three stolen bases, and doubled in the bottom of the seventh inning. Matt Kemp ... read more >>
Bermane Stiverne Wins Heavyweight Crown
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 11 May 2014
Bermane ‘B-Ware’ Stiverne Gives Don King Another Heavyweight Champ The legendary promoter is back in the limelight after Stverne’s KO win     The first fight in the history of the on campus ... read more >>
Following The Money! Floyd Mayweather fighting for cash and legacy, but who wins?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 03 May 2014
  JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY: Floyd ‘Money Mayweather is shown here with his security guard during a promotional tour in New York. The 37-year old undefeated boxer carries around wads of cash in a backpack ... read more >>
Famous bidders already lining up for LA Clippers
Written by Greg Beacham Associated Press 01 May 2014
In this Nov. 24, 2013, file photo, Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. If Donald Sterling ... read more >>
Banned for Life!
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 01 May 2014
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver listened and swiftly responded By Banning Clippers Owner Donald T. Sterling for Life The National Basketball Association, an American institution steeped in 68-years of ... read more >>
PUSHING FORWARD: Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Speaks
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 30 April 2014
After the surreal events that had unfolded just hours earlier, Clippers coach Doc Rivers spoke to the media for the first time since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned his team owner for life before ... read more >>
St. John Bosco’s Derrick Taylor Sentinel COY
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 18 April 2014
The next debate for Stanley Johnson will be how he measures up to the best collegiate basketball players in the nation, because there is no question as to where the 6’6 Mater Die ranks among all-time ... read more >>
Bishop Montgomery's Justin Bibbins Leads Southern Boys at Collision XVI Bishop Montgomery’s POY Janelle Odionu is Joined by Three POY on Girls
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 13 April 2014
  The Southern Section boys team is banking on Bishop Montgomery's Justin Bibbins and McDonalds All American Thomas Welsh of Loyola and four other D-1 recruits to draw even against the City Section ... read more >>
Timothy Bradley has another shot at stardom
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 10 April 2014
STARE DOWN FOR STARDOM: Undefeated Timothy Bradley (31-0) will have another shot to carve his own legacy when he faces Manny Pacquaio in a rematch of their controversial showdown on Saturday April 12 ... read more >>
Crenshaw’s Kevin Ollie is Now A Cut Above
Written by Kenneth D. MillerAssistant Managing Editor 09 April 2014
MAKING THE FINAL CUT: Crenshaw High School alum Kevin Ollie takes the cut of net from the men’s NCAA Division I basketball championship and waves to the crowd at Texas Stadium. Ollie was released by ... read more >>
Gang Bang Excuse Just Don’t Fly
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 03 April 2014
NOTHING GANGTSA ABOUT IT: DeSean Jackson was born in Los Angeles and attended high school football powerhouse Long Beach Poly before he signed a scholarship to attend the University of California Berkley. ... read more >>
Clippers Fortunes Rest with Jamal Crawford
Written by Tamara Latta Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 March 2014
QUICK AND IN A HURRY: Clipper reserve Jamal Crawford averages 19 points per game coming off the bench, but has also proven he can carry the team to victory if necessary. File Photo L.A.’s Now Team ... read more >>
HBO to televise Bradley/Pacquiao 24/7 March 29
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 27 March 2014
KEEPING IT CLEAN: Nevada boxing regulators say Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will be subject stepped up drug test for their confrontation on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (Associated Press) Filipino ... read more >>
Obama Teams up with Pro Athletes to Meet ACA Deadline
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 27 March 2014
In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding ... read more >>
Crenshaw Alum Kevin Ollie is the Perfect Choice to Lead
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 27 March 2014
PRIME CHOICE: Former Crenshaw High basketball standout Kevin Ollie will be leading his Huskies into the Sweet Sixteen on Friday March 28 in New York. Ollie got his start in basketball under legendary ... read more >>
Former NFL Star to remain in L.A. Jail on Sex Charges
Written by Associated Press 20 March 2014
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper sits in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, March 13, 2014. Sharper must remain in a Los Angeles jail without bail after he was indicted in Arizona on charges ... read more >>
BRADLEY-PACQUIAO: Trainer Let Words Fly
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 20 March 2014
HARD WORK: Tim Bradley is already in shape for Manny Pacquiao for their rematch on April 12 at the MGM Grand, and his trainer Joel Diaz says his fighter will have to be knocked out to lose.  ... read more >>
Tim Bradley Jr.: It’s Time to get to Know Me
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 14 March 2014
Boxing is seldom been a sport that popularized it’s good guys. As great as Muhammad Ali was, it was his draft dodging, religion and threats of prison that propelled him into an international and global ... read more >>
LOCKE ALUM CYNTHIA COOPER-DYKE Leads USC Women to NCAA Tournament
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 March 2014
The USC Lady Trojans won their first ever PAC 10 championship under the leadership of  Locke High and USC alumn Cynthia Cooper Dyke Former Locke High star Cynthia Dyke-Cooper and the Women of Troy ... read more >>
THE SPIT BUCKET: N-Word Ban
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 05 March 2014
Sacking the ‘N’ Word is not your business  I have watched and listened to all of the so-called experts (people who used to be Black) and those who aspire to become Black again respond to and comment ... read more >>
Collision XVI Coaches Finalized Sectional All Star Game Set April 19
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 05 March 2014
     MCKINSEY HADLEY, SERRA HIGH SCHOOL  The final coaches for the 16th annual Collision All Star Basketball games featuring the top high school senior boys and girls representing the LA City Section ... read more >>
Never Under Radar ! Comets Orbit Always Highest Point
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 27 February 2014
The high school basketball season will reach a tipping point this week when game in the Southern Section and the Los Angeles City Section will determine more than who plays for a divisional championship. Last ... read more >>
It’s All Up for Grabs Now
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 20 February 2014
UP FOR GRABS: Lawndale High junior standout, Broderick Jones leaps for a rebound during a game this season for the highly touted Cardinals and his team will be a No. 5 seed in CIFSS Division 1A when post ... read more >>
Great Athletes Who We Could Learn From
Written by Kenneth Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 20 February 2014
Olympic Track Great JESSE OWENS “Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” The man who broke baseball ... read more >>
The Forgotten Black Superstar Athlete
Written by Isaac B. Murphy, Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice 20 February 2014
Pellom McDaniels III, author of “The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy” (Photo by Titus Falodun) ATLANTA – Muhammad Ali ruled the boxing ring. Michael Jordan ruled the basketball ... read more >>
Magic and Cookie: The GREATEST LOVE OF ALL
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 13 February 2014
  Magic and Cookie met at a party in 1977 as Michigan State college freshmen In honor of Cookie Johnson’s 51st birthday, her husband Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson surprised his loving wife with a blow-out ... read more >>
What NFL Team Will Draft an Openly Gay Player? All American Sam Michael Will Soon Find Out
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 February 2014
In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam says he is gay, and he could ... read more >>
Loyola’s Jamal Adams to Coach Southern Boys Team: Etiwanda’s Dave Klectner to Receive Life Time Achievement Award
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 07 February 2014
Loyola High School’s Jamal Adams has been selected to coach the boy’s senior Southern Section all-star team at Collision XVI on Saturday April 19 at Redondo Union High School in Redondo. Adams, ... read more >>
BLACKS IN BUSINESS: Powerful Sports Agents Representing Color
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 07 February 2014
Blacks athletes who trust Blacks to guide their career Super Bowl XXVIII is now in the books and many of the players on both the winning Seahawks team and the deflated Denver squad will be reaching ... read more >>
APL Leaps Forward, Plants Roots in Los Angeles
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 07 February 2014
    It’s much to early to say move over Nike and Adidas, but a new athletic performance shoe company which is based in Los Angeles, Athletic Propulsion Labs, also known as APL, is aiming for the ... read more >>
LONG BEACH POLY PICKS PIERCE
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 06 February 2014
Long Beach Poly will hold a press conference to announce former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce and their new head football coach at a press conference in the Poly auditorium at 2 p.m. on Thursday ... read more >>
Nike Extravaganza XIX @ Mater Dei High School
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 01 February 2014
Gardena Serra 81-Upland 50 Coach Dwan Hurt Serra Cavaliers continued to roll by routing the Highlanders in a morning affair during their first appearance at the Extravaganza. Five players scored in ... read more >>
Dodgers 11th Annual Community Caravan
Written by Sentinel Wire Services generainfo@lasentinel.net 30 January 2014
COMMUNITY CARAVAN: The fourth day of “Pitching in the Community will feature Dodger alumni Billy Ashley, Ron Cey, Al Ferrara, Reggie Smith and Steve Yeager who will visit Operation Gratitude. Caravan, presented ... read more >>
Raleah Cole is a Splash of Success
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 30 January 2014
GOING FOR IT: Culver City teenager Raleah Cole is a scholar-athlete and competing for the Royal Swim Team. Last week she captured first place in the 50-meter freestyle in South Gate, and with goals of ... read more >>
Chimezie Metu is the Next BIG Deal
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 24 January 2014
THE NEXT BIG DEAL: College recruiters will have one more year to land Chimezie Metu, the superstar from Lawndale High School who has put the basketball team on the map in the loaded CIF-SS Division I ... read more >>
UCLA & USC Basketball Keeping It on the Light Side: Local college teams decorate rosters with white players
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 24 January 2014
FACES IN A CROWD: On a rare night, Clippers stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan will show up at Pauley Pavilionand watch the Bruins play, but such sightings are far and few in between. ASSOCIATED ... read more >>
Forgetting Where You Came From
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 16 January 2014
Kawhi Leonard A couple of weeks ago I watched MLK Riverside High School team play in a tournament at Redondo Union High School. I could not refrain from asking one of the assistants how much Kawhi ... read more >>
2014 UCLA Football Schedule Announced
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 16 January 2014
Six home games include conference foes Oregon, USC and Stanford The Pac-12 unveiled the 2014 football schedule on Wednesday afternoon, with UCLA slated to play three non-conference contests and nine ... read more >>
Dodgers to Feature Kemp Figurine
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 16 January 2014
As part of their 2014 promotional schedule, the Dodgers will offer a Kids’ Adrian Gonzalez Replica Jersey (June 29 vs. STL) and a Matt Kemp Figurine (August 24 vs. NYM), the team announced. The first ... read more >>
SPARKS DON’T FLY
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 16 January 2014
   Superstar Candice Parker currently does not have a team because the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA basketball team is currently without ownership. The Sparks ownership claimed loses of  $12 million ... read more >>
Charlie Strong promises Texas will be tough
Written by Jim Vertuno Associated Press 09 January 2014
Charlie Strong answers questions during a news conference where he was introduced as the new Texas football coach, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Strong also acknowledged the historical significance ... read more >>
Collision Returns to Redondo Union
Written by Sentinel Wire Reports 09 January 2014
Collision XVI All Star game, the premier post season attraction for the regions top senior girls and boys from the Los Angeles City Section and CIF Southern Section, will return for the second year to ... read more >>
KEEPING IT 100: Shaw Shanked by Michigan State
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 09 January 2014
GET OFF ME: Michigan State receiver Bennie Fowler straight-arms a Stanford defender enroute to a huge gain at the 100th Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Jan. 1. Michigan State upset Stanford 24-22 to finish ... read more >>
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Lovie Smith
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 07 January 2014
With Minnesota’s Leslie Fraizer being the lone Black coach canned from the NFL ranks this season, the NFL will be bringing back another Black coach in Lovie Smith who was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two ... read more >>
Collision Returns to Redondo Union
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 07 January 2014
  Collision XVI All Star game, the premier post season attraction for the regions top senior girls and boys from the Los Angeles City Section and CIF Southern Section, will return for the second year ... read more >>
JORDAN BRAND presents Seahawks Showcase
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 02 January 2014
Jordan Mclaughlin Redondo Union High School will be the host of the inaugural Jordan Brand presents Seahawk Showcase basketball event on Saturday Jan. 4th beginning at 10 a.m. Among the schools participating ... read more >>
Michigan State Keeps It 100! Spartans Capture Historical Rose Bowl
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 02 January 2014
  Trae Waynes said it didn’t matter to him weather it was 100 or 200, all that mattered to the junior corner back was the Spartans had capped a Big 10 Championship with the rand daddy of them all. Michigan ... read more >>
Rose Bowl Live Up Date: Stanford in Trouble
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 02 January 2014
  After tying the 100th Rose Bowl at 17- all early in the 3rd quarter, Michigan State has now taken a 24-17 lead with 13:22 remaining in the 4th quarter. The go ahead scoring drive culminated with a ... read more >>
Rose Bowl Live Up Date: Cardinal Holding On:
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 02 January 2014
  Stanford coach David Shaw is seeking his second consecutive Rose Bowl victory today in Pasadena. Led by running back Tyler Gaffney, the Cardinal leads Michigan State 17-14 in the 100th anniversary ... read more >>
Reggie-Reggie! Redondo Does It Again
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 31 December 2013
  Last season when Reggie Morris Jr.’s Redondo Union Seahawks played a game against Bishop Montgomery on the road, the game ended ugly with technical found and ejections. Bishop Montgomery went ... read more >>
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is Sentinel ‘Athlete of the Year’
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 31 December 2013
CASHING IT ALL IN: In September Floyd ‘ Money’ Mayweather defeated then unbeaten Canelo Alvarez by unanimous decision to stretch his record to 45-0 in the most lucrative fight in boxing history. ... read more >>
APPRECIATIVE CROWD BIDS ADIEU TO HOLLYWOOD PARK
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 23 December 2013
An enthusiastic crowd helped send Hollywood Park into the sunset as the historic track, which opened June 10, 1938, offered its final day of live racing Sunday. The paid on-track attendance was 13,283, ... read more >>
View Park Prep Athletics in Disarray
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Another Basketball Coach Replaced View Park Preparatory Accelerated High School has been a model of consistency since 2003, churning out academic scholars and athletic championships to boot. Located ... read more >>
The Dominance of Tiger Woods Reigns Supreme Again
Written by Jevone Moore, Contributing Writer 18 December 2013
It was another great year for the No. 1 golfer in world- Tiger Woods- ! Most folks who casually watch the sport would label this a bad year for Woods, due to high expectations placed on him. Tiger did ... read more >>
THE SPIT BUCKET: Will Pacquaio Bolt?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 18 December 2013
JUST YOU KID AND ME: There was a time when it was just Murad Muhammad and Manny Pacquaio before Freddie Roached convinced the fighter to leave. Now that Pacquaio is broke, Murad is not the one to blame ... read more >>
Serra Fans Say Team was Cheated by Officials
Written by Ken Brooks, Contributing Writer 18 December 2013
LAST GREAT RUN: Serra’s star athlete Adoree Jackson gets loose during the Cavaliers title game. It would be a game that Serra fans and the members of the team will not forget anytime too soon.  Ken ... read more >>
PREP HOOPS SALUTE MANDELA
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 18 December 2013
Chimezie Metu:  Lawndale He was a great man.  What he did to break through barriers was very inspirational. Dwan Hurt:  Coach - Serra Unbelievable leader.  The magnitude of what he stood for was ... read more >>
2013 All City Football Teams
Written by LA City Section 14 December 2013
2013  All City  Football Selections  After a great season of Football, coaches gathered at the CIF Los Angeles City Section office yesterday afternoon to deliberate on All City Selections.  In ... read more >>
VIDEO: Jim Brown Calls Out Kobe Bryant
Written by Super User 12 December 2013
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VIDEO: Jim Brown Has No Sympathy For Victims Of Bullying In The NFL
Written by Super User 12 December 2013
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SPRINT Brings Pau Gasol to Westchester Park
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 11 December 2013
Fans who want to test their shooting skills against four-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol will have an opportunity at the Westchester Recreation Center on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.  Residents in Westchester, Playa ... read more >>
CRENSHAW: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 11 December 2013
NOW WE’RE HERE: Crenshaw High completed its improbable run to the City Section Division I championship last Friday by defeated Narbonne 20-13. The Cougars and head coach Robert Garrett celebrate here ... read more >>
Sentinel Top 10 Basketball Rankings
Written by Kenneth D. Miller-Sentinel Sports Editor 11 December 2013
1.MATER DEI…will unpeel the final layer of the Stanley Johnson legacy this season on arguably the best player from the region in history. At least my son says he’s one and done for sure. 2.ETIWANDA ... read more >>
CRENSHAW BACK ON TOP!
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 07 December 2013
With starling come from behind victory over top seeded Narbonne, Crenshaw rallied from 13 points down to capture the Los Angeles City Section Div. I football championship 20-13 on Friday at East Los Angeles ... read more >>
Los Angeles Sentinel Top 10
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 04 December 2013
  1.     MATER DEI…I know that I failed to ranked St. John Bosco in the football poll because of our regional coverage, but with Stanley Johnson and the Monarchs covering so much ground there will ... read more >>
James Franklin was the Right Choice at the Right Time
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 04 December 2013
THE RIGHT BROTHER: James Franklin has turned Vanderbilt around in the toughest conference in America and could have did the same if hired by USC as it’s next head football coach, but the Trojans never ... read more >>
We Started at the Bottom and Now We’re Here!
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 04 December 2013
    Coach Robert Garret and his Crenshaw Cougars football team began the season losing four of its first five games, including one where the opponent St. John Bosco scored 75 points against them    Some ... read more >>
Lakers Lock-up Kobe Bryant for Close to $50 Million
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 28 November 2013
  DONE DEAL: The Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has already returned to practice after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in April and now he will finish his career with the team after signing a two-year ... read more >>
WILLIAMS EARNS 5TH WTA PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 27 November 2013
  PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (AP) -- Serena Williams has warned the rest of women's tennis there is more to come from her after she was chosen WTA player of the year for the second year running and ... read more >>
THE FIGHT IS ON: Future’s at Stake for UCLA & USC Coaches could change and backyard recruiting is huge
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 27 November 2013
There will be plenty to explore on the football field when cross town rivals UCLA and USC collide at the Coliseum on Saturday Nov. 30, but off the field the stakes of both of their coaches and the landscape ... read more >>
NFL Hazing Blurs Racial Lines
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 07 November 2013
Black player leaves Dolphins after abuse By all accounts, Miami Dolphins second year lineman Jonathan Martin was the total opposite of teammate Richie Incognito, who the Dolphins suspended this week ... read more >>
USC’s Josh Shaw Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
USC junior cornerback Josh Shaw was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Oregon State. Shaw recorded a team-best 8 tackles and had an endzone interception as the Trojans ... read more >>
UCLA Report
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
UCLA (6-2, 3-2 ranked #16 in the Associated Press and 18th in the USA Today Coaches Poll/ 19th in BCS) will play at Arizona (6-2, 3-2) on Saturday, Nov. 9.  The game will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. PT/8:00 ... read more >>
PREP ROUND-UP Venice plants its seeds for No. 1 in city section
Written by Jevone F. Moore Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
In a game that was titled to be The Western League Showcase, Venice stole the hammered host, Fairfax 49-0 so much that a running clock had to be used in the second half. Venice starters had removed ... read more >>
SENTINEL TOP 10 11 7 13
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
1.   1.  Serra (9-0)…mighty Cavs have won 19 consecutive games dating back to last season and last week added undefeated St. Francis to the list with a 35-21 win at home. Closes another stellar ... read more >>
NFL Marred by Another Ugly Racial Incident Miami Dolphins player suspended for taunting Black teammate
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
This is supposed to be the time of the year when America’s most popular sports league is making headlines for the surprising undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and pinpointing which teams have the ... read more >>
Hollywood Parks Last Stand Final Autumn Meet Begins Thursday, Nov. 7
Written by Sentinel Wire Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
Betfair Hollywood Park will begin its 33rd and final Autumn Meet Thursday, Nov. 7. Scheduled for 27 days through Sunday, Dec. 22, the meet is highlighted by four Grade I events and the annual Autumn ... read more >>
USC Makes First Points of Season in Watts Student-athletes bring Trojan hoops to 99th Street Elementary
Written by Sentinel Wire Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
As the USC men's basketball squad gears up for a packed schedule of Division I action, it would be easy to overlook the vertically challenged team they faced recently in Watts, California. Although ... read more >>
Opening Acts New Era Begins for UCLA and USC Basketball
Written by Associated Press 06 November 2013
Kyle Anderson recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead No. 22 UCLA past Cal State San Marcos, 109-79, in an exhibition game on Monday Nov. 4. The Bruins finished ... read more >>
NBA PREVIEW SPECIAL: Root’N and Toot’N So. Cal Hoops Horn
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 31 October 2013
Paul Pierce Russell Westbrook Southern California produces more NBA talent than any region  There is a reason why basketball is the favorite sport of Southern California and the NBA is living proof ... read more >>
SENTINEL TOP 10 10 31 13
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 30 October 2013
  1.    Serra (7-0)… did a 36-0 number on Chaminade, after posting a 63-7 stamp on Harvard Westlake the week before. They don’t crown champs in October, though! 2.    Long Beach Poly (6-1)…four ... read more >>
NBA Special Edition: STAND AND DELIVER
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 29 October 2013
   If the Clippers want more than popularity—they have to win New Los Angeles Clippers coach, Doc Rivers, requested the Lakers championship banners be covered during their home games at Staples Center, ... read more >>
California Boxing Hall Inducts Safety Keeper Dr. Paul Wallace
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 25 October 2013
  Dr. Paul W. Wallace It is considered the most dangerous sport in the world, but in the state of California, it is arguably the safest and last Saturday, the California Boxing Hall of Fame inducted ... read more >>
GRAMBLING PLAYER: NO REGRETS ABOUT BOYCOTT
Written by Associated Press 25 October 2013
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Naquan Smith and his Grambling football teammates have no regrets about a nearly weeklong boycott that forced the university to forfeit its game against Jackson State on Saturday. Grambling ... read more >>
Trojans return home to host Utah
Written by USC.COM 25 October 2013
  USC closes out October play by returning home to host Utah in a battle between teams each sporting 4-3 overall records and that both have just 1 Pac-12 victory to date. The Utes have not beaten Troy ... read more >>
The ‘Shaw Smashes Dorsey 41-0
Written by Jevone F. Moore, Sentinel Contributing Writer 25 October 2013
  The stage was set for the classic cross town showdown between rivals Crenshaw and Dorsey, the excitement had been building all week long from players, students, and Alumni but when time finally came ... read more >>
University Pounds Westchester 34-14
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 17 October 2013
PHOTO Full Image 360/Jevone F. Moore HEADS UP: University senior star Domonick Heads blows by Westchester High School defenders during their Western league showdown last Friday. University won to improve ... read more >>
There is No Denying Bradley Although Marquez is Crying
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 17 October 2013
CLEARLY UNDENIABLE: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley exalts in victory with his father and co-trainer (Tim Bradley Sr., right) pointing skyward. Bradley outpointed Juan Marquez last Saturday at ... read more >>
Soul Over Matter
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Sports Editor 17 October 2013
  THE CLASSIC: Crenshaw vs. Dorsey                                                                                                Full Image360/Jevone ... read more >>
Hanley Ramirez Nominated for Hank Aaron Award
Written by mlb.com 17 October 2013
Hanley Ramirez     Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media announced that Hanley Ramirez was named the Dodgers’ nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award. Fans can vote exclusively online at ... read more >>
PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP
Written by JEVONE F. MOORE, SENTINEL CONTRIBUTING WRITER 09 October 2013
It’s only October, but there was a playoff preview when Dorsey hosted Venice last Friday for its homecoming game.  Venice roared into Jackie Robinson Stadium and slipped out with thrilling in 31-29-nail ... read more >>
Sentinel Top 10
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 09 October 2013
                                   1.Serra (5-0)…no slowing the Cavalier train now with all of their tough games behind them. Harvard Westlake sound like a nice little treat for Halloween. 2.Long ... read more >>
Shaquille O'Neal joining Kings ownership group
Written by Associated Press 26 September 2013
Shaquille O'Neal is joining the ownership group of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings announced Sept. 23 that O'Neal has acquired a minority stake in the team under new owner Vivek Ranadive. The Kings ... read more >>
Setting the Barr Sky High at UCLA
Written by Jacquie LeMarr UCLA Athletics 26 September 2013
  Senior linebacker Anthony Barr roaring for Bruins Senior Anthony Barr is turning heads with his enormous talent. The 6-4, 250-pound San Pedro native became one of the top-performing outside linebackers ... read more >>
Prep Football Round-Up: Redondo Union improves to 3-1
Written by Devon Moore Sentinel Contributing Writer kenneth@lasentinel.net 26 September 2013
Defense was the name of the game when Culver City and Redondo collided at Culver City’s remodeled stadium. However, Culver City could not protect its house in 28-17 loss to Redondo Union. On the ... read more >>
NFL: Broncos Miller caught manipulating NFL drug test
Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS 26 September 2013
Von Miller was caught trying to manipulate the NFL's drug-testing system, which led to a six-game suspension that could have been longer. A person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on ... read more >>
KEN NORTON SR.1943-2013: We Lost Our Champion
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 26 September 2013
Ken Norton Sr. wasn’t born in Southern California, but the former heavyweight boxing champion who gained fame by upsetting Muhammad Ali in 1973, fought 30 times in California and several of those ... read more >>
Candace Parker wins MVP
Written by Associated Press 25 September 2013
Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP. Parker will receive the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western ... read more >>
Dodgers Post Season Games Sold Out!
Written by Sentinel Sports Wire generalinfo@lasentinel.net 25 September 2013
 There will be no need for Dodgers fans to get all amped up for an outing to Dodgers stadium to cheer the team on in the post season, because Dodger playoff tickets for Division Series Games 1 and 2 ... read more >>
Sparks Out of the Playoffs
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Intern 24 September 2013
The Sparks came up short against the Mercury Monday in game 3 of their best-of-three first-round series. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  It was a single point that kept Candace Parker and the Los Angeles ... read more >>
FORMER CRENSHAW COACH MAJOR DENNIS DIES
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 24 September 2013
Major Dennis, the colorful and highly successful coach who was also the baseball coach at Crenshaw High for 22 years until his retirement after the 2009 season, died on Saturday in Artesia after a heart ... read more >>
African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service
Written by Black PR Wire Newsroom 19 September 2013
Many student athletes who excel on the field also score points in their personal lives by successfully balancing athletics, schoolwork and giving back to their communities. The American Football Coaches ... read more >>
Local Fitness Professional Helps Give More Healthy Meaning to Hanging Out at the Mall
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 September 2013
Fighting to be fit: Located in the heart of the Crenshaw District, kickboxing classes taught by Mark K. Smiley at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The wellness program has inspired a growing movement ... read more >>
New Laker Nick Young
Written by Fred Hawthorne, Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 September 2013
Making His Presence Felt New Laker acquisition Nick Young decided to spend the recent 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speech March on Washington by giving back to the community. Young ... read more >>
NCAA Won't Budge On Paying College Athletes
Written by Associated Press 19 September 2013
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The structure of the NCAA could look very different by this time next year as members try to resolve the growing disparity between big-money schools and smaller institutions. What ... read more >>
Prep Football Round Up
Written by Jevone F. Moore, Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 September 2013
Free ball: Windward's No. 34 Austin Webster defends a pass against L.A. Jordan's Vincent McGruder (28) while Bulldogs Jordan Hicks (3) looks on. Jordan has lost two in a row and will play at Hawkins ... read more >>
Opening Up Her World
Written by Associated Press 12 September 2013
      After 17 Major Titles Serena Williams wants more Serena Williams won her first major title at the 1999 U.S. Open, when she was just 17. She won her 17th at the same site, at age 31. Given ... read more >>
“THE ONE”:CANELO ALVAREZ (42-0-1)
Written by Kenneth Miller Sports Editor 12 September 2013
History, ‘Money’ and WEIGHT is on the Line When Floyd ‘Money” Mayweather (44-0) climbs into the ring against redhead Mexican star Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in ... read more >>
Dennis Rodman plans N. Korea return
Written by Associated Press 11 September 2013
  GOING BACK: Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the media during a news conference in New York, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Rodman is going back to North Korea, and he says he will bring ... read more >>
Inglewood Cashes Blank Check vs Washington Prep
Written by Jevone F. Moore Contributing Writer 11 September 2013
The Inglewood Sentinels grounded Washington Prep Generals spread offense, 26-0, September 6 at Washington Prep in a meeting for the first time in 10 years. Both teams revealed new head coaches in their ... read more >>
Raiders to start Black QB
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 06 September 2013
Terrelle Pryor Terrelle Pryor will be the Raiders starting quarterback in Oakland's regular season opener against the Colts. Raiders coach Dennis Allen informed Pryor of the decision on September 2. The ... read more >>
NBA Star LeBron James Joins Forces with Starz
Written by Associated Press 06 September 2013
After LeBron James won his second NBA championship this year, he talked about the improbability of his journey - ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner ... read more >>
University Gets New Basketball Coach in Former Student
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 September 2013
Cunningham, pictured in 2006, returns to Rice to work with former coach Greg Williams A former Rice University women’s basketball guard returned to her alma mater this year to serve as a video coordinator ... read more >>
No Concern for Canelo as ‘Money Talks’
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 05 September 2013
Earning his money: Floyd 'Money' Mayweather during his final tune up at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. Mayweather will take on undefeated young redhead Mexican star Canelo Alvarez at the MGM ... read more >>
NFL to pay $765M to settle concussion lawsuits
Written by MARYCLAIRE DALE 29 August 2013
In this Oct. 7, 2007 file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau runs with the ball after an interception during New England's 34-17 win over the Cleveland Browns in a football game at Gillette ... read more >>
The Man Who Owns ‘The Dream’ Basketball consultant George Raveling was an obscure security guard when he secured the original ‘Dream Speech’ 50 years ago
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 29 August 2013
George Raveling was then a 26-year old assistant basketball coach at Villanova in Philadelphia when he was recruited to become a security guard during the inaugural March on Washington keynoted by the ... read more >>
PREP FOOTBALL: Keeping It Cavalier
Written by KENNETH MILLER Sports Editor 22 August 2013
Jalen Greene, quarterback John Houston, linebacker Highly Touted Serra Stars Put Team FIRST Serra High School of Gardena started the decade in 2000 by winning just two football games, but has since ... read more >>
Dodgers rally to beat Mets 5-4 for 8th win in row
Written by BETH HARRIS, Associated Press 15 August 2013
  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Down late in the game, the Los Angeles Dodgers were just setting the stage for more timely hitting and another scintillating comeback. Consecutive doubles by Yasiel Puig and ... read more >>
Donovan McNabb Retires as an Eagle
Written by sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 15 August 2013
Donovan McNabb made it official this week, retiring as a Philadelphia Eagle during a press conference at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia. Jeffery Lurie, Eagles chairman and CEO, made the ... read more >>
Obama Honors Negro League Players at White House
Written by Perry Green
 Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 15 August 2013
President Barack Obama hosted a special meeting with former Negro League players and representatives at the White House on Aug. 5 to honor their contributions to the nation’s history, civil rights, ... read more >>
Decking Out Nevada Hall Holmes, King, Tyson, Leonard and ‘Money
Written by Kenneth Miller Sports Editor 15 August 2013
The long wait is over for the state of Nevada officially welcomed its first boxing hall of fame class at the inaugural Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) Saturday August 2 at the Monte ... read more >>
Lil Cas Takes ‘The Money Gang’ Out of Drew League Title Bank He pours in 45 points to eliminate the top seed
Written by Fred Hawthorne Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
We are just a few weeks removed from the George Zimmerman trial in which the race divide widened with his “Not Guilty” verdict. However, in the heart of  Watts there is an oasis commissioned ... read more >>
VIDEO: Drew League Playoffs: Cheaters2 v Money Gang
Written by Kenneth Fred, generalinfo@lasentinel.net 13 August 2013
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Six Blacks Included in HOF Class
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 08 August 2013
Six African American new legends were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in New Orleans, La. The group, which included Los Angeles native Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley ... read more >>
THE DREW LEAGUE-Playoffs
Written by KENNETH MILLER Sentinel Sports Editor 07 August 2013
              For the better part of four decades The Drew League has been dominated by the play of local stars such as Casper Ware and ‘Big’ John Williams who led their teams to multiple ... read more >>
The Spit Bucket Aug. 1
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 01 August 2013
The 11-city press tour is now in the rearview mirror and the showdown between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez is roughly six weeks away. I couldn’t help but to think about ‘Money’ ... read more >>
Stan The M A N Mater’s Dei’s Stanley Johnson is already the best Monarch Ever!
Written by KENNETH MILLER SPORTS EDITOR 31 July 2013
    LAS VEGAS--- There were more than 2,000 teams playing in the last summer basketball tournament of the year, and there were thousands of potential college prospects here last weekend at the Las ... read more >>
CANDACE PARKER SELECTED AS A WESTERN CONFERENCE STARTER FOR 2013 WNBA ALL-STAR GAME
Written by Sentinel News Services 24 July 2013
Sparks forward Candace Parker topped the Western Conference and ranked second overall with 33,810 votes to be selected as a Western Conference starter for the 2013 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game. Parker ... read more >>
SERRA BASKETBALL SERVING NOTICE ALREADY
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 18 July 2013
The start of the high school basketball season doesn’t tip off till four months from now, but gauntlet has already been dropped by Serra High School of Gardena, which recently defeated Mater Dei. Although ... read more >>
SPIT BUCKET
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 17 July 2013
It was about 18 months ago when a friend brought to my attention a young boxer who aspired to turn professional. I figured that if this kid was worth anything then somebody in sport of boxing would ... read more >>
Culver City's Tyler Haye has beaten the odds
Written by Robert Gillard (Sentinel contributing writer 16 July 2013
    Football is a not just a contact sport, but a collision sport. This is why football players are often considered tough. But that toughness doesn’t necessarily come from playing the sport. Many ... read more >>
BCAA hosts 5K walk/run to promote diabetes awareness
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 16 July 2013
Andre Farr, BSAA Chairman, is surrounded by Stuart Scott, Matt Barnes, and Kevin Frazier to his left, and Alex Nasrawi, owner of Lex Diamond International, to his right.  Photo by Jason Lewis     The ... read more >>
Ryan Hollins gives back to his community through his yearly basketball camp
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 16 July 2013
Clippers center will host his yearly four day camp at Pasadena Muir High School, August 5-8   Photos by Jeff Lewis     Los Angeles Clippers center Ryan Hollins believes in giving back to his ... read more >>
The Mobile Gym
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 15 July 2013
Many people are ditching the gym and purchasing their own fitness equipment, which they can easily transport to a local park or use at home for intense workouts.     Anthony Cephas, who played football ... read more >>
Athlete's Corner: Advanced Calisthenics are pushing athletes to the extreme
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 14 July 2013
Anthony Cephas was a star wide receiver and track athlete at Fairfax High School, which led him to weight training.  But he ditched the heavy lifting in favor of intense forms of push ups and pull ups.  ... read more >>
St. Bernard's Varsity Football Team is Back!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 14 July 2013
After a one year hiatus, St. Bernard will light up Friday nights again.     Even though St. Bernard did not have a varsity football team last year, their JV team went undefeated in a seven game ... read more >>
THE SPIT BUCKET
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 10 July 2013
It is a done deal now and the Lakers and D12 can officially move on their separate ways now. Kobe doesn’t have to unfollow him again on twitter and Laker fans can stop saying they didn’t really ... read more >>
Who Wants to be a Laker? It’s Boom or Bust in Quest for Dwight Howard
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 03 July 2013
  If you were one of the thousands attending the inaugural BET Experience which held LA Live hostage for fun this past weekend, you couldn’t help but notice the Lakers plea for free agent center ... read more >>
Cali Boys dominate in Detroit
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 June 2013
The Sound Mind Sound Body football camp was a playing ground for the six Los Angeles high school football players that made the trip. The Cali Boys: (L to R) Marcus Moore (Culver City High School), ... read more >>
The LAPD and the Watts Bears are curtailing gang activity
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 June 2013
  The LAPD coached Watts Bears is giving young boys an alternative to gang life.     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   There are several layers to youth football.  ... read more >>
Local Legend: John Brown
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 June 2013
Bodybuilder John Brown grew up in Compton, and he went on to win two Mr. Universe and three Mr. World championships.   John Brown won the Mr. Universe title in 1981 and 1982, and he was one of the ... read more >>
Clippers Chaos! What in Dunkin’ Griffin is Going On Here?
Written by Kenneth Miller, Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 20 June 2013
Clippers star Blake Griffin (left) has his name linked to a trade that would bring Dwight Howard from the Clippers, but at the center of all the crazy Clippers rumors is free agent Chris Paul (right) ... read more >>
Donald Penn promotes fundamentals at St. Bernard camp
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 June 2013
St. Bernard alum provides a free learning experience for youth of all ages. Oakland Raiders cornerback Joselio Hanson (St. Bernard), Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... read more >>
Serra's Ellis Salahuddin transfers
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2013
Ellis Salahuddin (25) is pictured here with Gardena Serra's Southern Section Division 4AA   Gardena Serra point guard Ellis Salahuddin, who was a key member of two championship teams, has transferred. ... read more >>
Father's Day Special: Matt Bowen Sr. changes his family dynasty
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 June 2013
Bowen did not have much of a father figure growing up, but he made sure that his four children did.     Matt Bowen Sr. is on the sidelines of every Fairfax game to support his son Myles (5), just ... read more >>
The Special Olympics showcased the very best in sports
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 14 June 2013
Over 1,100 athletes competed at Long Beach State, and over 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will be on hand when the Special Olympics World Games comes to Los Angeles in 2015.      Jeffrey Morris ... read more >>
Serena Williams Father Always Knew Best
Written by Kenneth Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 14 June 2013
Richard Williams told people his young  daughter would be better than Venus     It was just a normal humid day on the family estate in Palm Beach Garden some 17 years ago when the father of the ... read more >>
The Drew League showcases the best talent in the world
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 June 2013
There are no excuses at the Drew League.  The talent level is so great that everybody has to show up and play hard or get embarrassed.  Photo by Jason Lewis   The Drew League attracts some of ... read more >>
High School State Champions- Gardena Serra boy's and Long Beach Poly girl's bring home titles
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 June 2013
Gardena Serra's boys 4x400 meter relay team won the State title with a nation leading time of 3:10.59.  Dorsey also ran a blazing time, clocking in at 3:12.21, which is one of the fastest times in the ... read more >>
THE COLLECTION OF ELGIN BAYLOR AUCTION WORTHY OF ITS OWN MVP AWARD AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS BEVERLY HILLS
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 June 2013
Elgin Baylor’s 1971-72 NBA Championship Ring sells for $132,000 along with many other highlights   Elgin Baylor's game worn Lakers warm up jacket sold for $21,250.  Photo courtesy of Julien's Auctions   Elgin ... read more >>
CIF City Section Track & Field Championship Meet
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 27 May 2013
  At Birmingham High School   Photos by Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net      Boys 100   Dorsey’s Lee Lawson pulled away with the boy’s 100-meter dash, winning ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Garcia not only insulted Woods, he insulted all of us
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 May 2013
Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods recently had a friendly exchange, but with their recent war of words, chances of these two being civil are pretty slim.  Photo by The Associated Press     Please do ... read more >>
Zen says Jordan better than Bryant
Written by Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American 23 May 2013
Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and entitled “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,” Phil Jackson breaks down what separated Jordan from Bryant, the ... read more >>
The NBA needs to turn up the Heat for ratings
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 May 2013
The NBA Finals without the Heat in it would be a ratings disaster.    Without the star power of LeBron James and the Miami Heat, the NBA is going to be in for a world of hurt when it comes to the ... read more >>
Star high school players and college scouts answered the call at Salesian High School
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 May 2013
Training started at 6 a.m., and that did not stop the players or college scouts from coming.   St. John Bosco wide receiver Shay Fields looks to get some yards after the catch as scouts and coaches ... read more >>
Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens’ comeback trail
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 May 2013
Johnson and Owens recently worked out at Santa Monica City College.   Johnson seemed right at home at Santa Monica City College, where his college football career started.  He still has his speed, ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: UCLA’s Turquoise Thompson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 May 2013
Suffering from the sickle cell trait has not prevented Thompson from becoming a potential Olympic athlete.   Thompson has achieved on a high level on the track and also in the classroom.  She graduated ... read more >>
PAC-12 Track & Field Championships, held at USC.
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 May 2013
Photos by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net)     USC’s Bryshon Nellum (Long Beach Poly High School) was one of the brightest stars of the track meet.  The sprinter, who ... read more >>
Champions are looking to defend their titles at the City Section track meet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 May 2013
Prelims are this Thursday, with the championships next Thursday at Birmingham High School.   Dorsey swept the hurdles last year, with Reggie Bell (5) leading the way.  Bell is back this year, and ... read more >>
Alex Turner is taking on America’s pastime
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 07 May 2013
The senior from Santa Monica High School is looking to be selected in next month’s baseball draft.   Turner is one of the best high school baseball players in Southern California.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: USC’s Barry Wilkins
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 07 May 2013
USC track athlete Barry Wilkins does not allow obstacles, such as being partially deaf, get in the way of his goals.         Wilkins has lofty goals.  After he receives his degree in Real Estate ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Clippers are finally on par with the Lakers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 07 May 2013
Just like the Lakers, Clippers entered season with high expectations, but have nothing to show for it.   The Clippers held a 2-0 lead against the Grizzlies, but they lost a handle on the series, and ... read more >>
Money ‘Aint Got No Worries’ on Cinco de Mayo
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 05 May 2013
Floyd Mayweather (left) put on a show as he beat Robert Guerrero to the punch all night long.  Photo by Rick Bowmer/AP     Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is like a baseball pitcher who throws shutouts ... read more >>
Kevin Krigger- Riding the Derby with the Weight of History
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 03 May 2013
      The topic of slavery has always been a black eye to America that seemingly will never heal, and when African American jockey Kevin Krigger jumps aboard Goldencents in the 135th running of ... read more >>
The Cinco de Mayo King Returns to Ring
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 03 May 2013
    Floyd ‘Money' Mayweather storms Mexican holiday again   The rivalry of Mexicans and Blacks is a long and bitter feud that has not just manifested itself in the boxing ring, but also has ... read more >>
Jackie Robinson’s Typewriter Teammate
Written by Cameron Turner Special to the Sentinel generalinfo@lasentinel.net 03 May 2013
Wendell Smith While Jackie Robinson used a baseball glove and bat to battle racial injustice on the diamond, black sportswriters like Wendell Smith of the Pittsburgh Courier, fought the good fight ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Injuries do not justify disappointing season for the Lakers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 01 May 2013
Offense sputters miserably in all six games without Kobe Bryant as Dwight Howard does not meet expectations.      Kobe Bryant (left) willed the Lakers to the playoffs, but without him, Dwight Howard ... read more >>
Local Athletes Heading to the NFL
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2013
Datone Jones- Green Bay Packers, 1st round     Jones was a star player at Compton High School, where he graduated from in 2008.  In four seasons at UCLA he started 43 games and he dominated from ... read more >>
UCLA wins the meet, but USC sprinters led the way
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 30 April 2013
USC and UCLA were even after the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay race, but USC took the lead on the final straight away of the race, as they won both relay races that day.  Photo by Jason Lewis     USC ... read more >>
Local Students Athletes are Choosing Black Colleges
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 25 April 2013
HBCUs have a lot to offer black students    Deijenee Nelson could have taken her talents to several colleges around the nation, but she was only considering Historically Black Colleges and Universities, ... read more >>
Local Legends: Courtney Morgan
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 25 April 2013
Courtney Morgan achieved his goals of playing college football and obtaining a degree.  Now he is helping others do the same.  Photo by Jason Lewis     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net    Courtney ... read more >>
Dodgers, Major League Baseball Honored Jackie Robinson
Written by Troy Tieuel (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 25 April 2013
Dodgers Owner, Erving ‘Magic’ Johnson poses with Rachel Robinson, the wife of honored Dodger Jackie Robinson before the game on April 15, 2013.  Photo by Troy Tieuel   Matt Kemp prepares to ... read more >>
Like Achilles in the Trojan War, Kobe has fallen, will the Lakers recover?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 April 2013
The pop may have only been felt by Kobe Bryant, but every Laker fan has felt the aftermath.  It is a future of uncertainty.  A future that may not include one of the greatest players ever.  Photo ... read more >>
Facebook message from Kobe Bryant
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 April 2013
Photo by Jeff Lewis    This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I've done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why ... read more >>
Local Legends: Warren Moon and James Lofton
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 17 April 2013
Warren Moon was an All City quarterback at Hamilton High School in 1974, and he went on to have a Hall of Fame NFL career.  Photo by Jason Lewis   James Lofton was a star player at Washington High ... read more >>
Collision XV to Showcase 33 All CIF Honorees
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 April 2013
Fairfax high school’s Chauncey Hill will look to make a major impact at Collision XV.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Narbonne High School girl’s coach Victoria Saunders has won the last two City Section ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Long Beach Poly’s Grant Lewis
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 April 2013
Grant Lewis keeps his eyes on his goals, which has led him to become a standout athlete and an excellent student.  Photo courtesy of The Long Beach Telegram/Scott Varley   Lewis prefers to play ... read more >>
Clipper Nation rules Los Angeles!
Written by Robert Gillard, Sentinel Sports Writer 12 April 2013
For this season the Clippers have been better than the Lakers across the board, and with All-Star point guard Chris Paul, they may finally have the best player in Los Angeles.  Photo by Ken Brooks   For ... read more >>
Ravens Fans Shouldn’t Fret as Long as Ozzie Newsome is Around
Written by Perry Green, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 12 April 2013
The Ravens have lost a number of key players this offseason, but Ozzie Newsome, who built their two Super Bowl winning teams, is still in control.  Photo by Associated Press     Baltimore Sun columnist ... read more >>
Collision Basketball All-Star game features this area's best
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 April 2013
Lamond Murray Jr. is one of many standout players that will headline this All-Star game.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Siera Thompson helped lead Gardena Serra to a state title, and she will be playing ... read more >>
VIDEO: LASTV Isiah Thomas Interview with Brandon I. Brooks
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Student Athlete of the Week: Dorsey High School’s Deijenee Nelson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
Deijenee Nelson has a 4.2 grade point average and she has been on the honor roll every year at Dorsey High School.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Nelson started off as a cheerleader, but her great athletic ... read more >>
Local Legends: Eric Yarber
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
Eric Yarber dreamed big, which led him from Crenshaw High School, to playing in the NFL, and now he is the wide receiver coach at UCLA.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Various coaches helped Yarber succeed ... read more >>
Athlete’s Corner: Beach Training
Written by jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
Fairfax wide receiver Jason Lewis Jr. is a California kid, so training at the beach is a must.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Oakland Raiders tight end David Ausberry runs a ladder drill on the beach ... read more >>
Arcadia Invitational this Saturday
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
Last year Raymond Bozmans of Fort Collins, CO, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.41, which tied the fastest time in the nation that year.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Aaliyah Brown traveled from ... read more >>
Robert Woods raises his draft stock
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
NFL scouts from just about every team in the league were on hand at USC’s pro day, as Robert Woods continued to be impressive.  Photo by Jeff Lewis     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   USC ... read more >>
Local Legends: Reggie Theus
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 March 2013
After playing basketball at Inglewood High School and UNLV, Reggie Theus played 13 seasons in the NBA.   Today, Reggie Theus can be seen in action coaching the D-Fenders in the NBA's Developmental ... read more >>
Athlete's Corner: California Supreme is developing college and NBA caliber basketball players
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 March 2013
Some of the best young basketball players in the Los Angeles area train with California Supreme.  Photo by Jason Lewis   At California Supreme practice sessions, athletes enhance their abilities ... read more >>
High School Basketball State Championship Games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 March 2013
  By Jason Lewis  Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   High school basketball teams have been battling since late last year, and for the best teams in the state, it all came down to this ... read more >>
A long road back to No. 1 for Tiger Woods
Written by Doug Ferguson Associated Press 28 March 2013
Tiger Woods had a big smile on his face during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Tiger Woods holds the championship trophy after winning the ... read more >>
College Basketball: Cinderellas in the Sweet 16; UCLA fires Howland; Gonzaga gets respect but comes up short
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 25 March 2013
Not even the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation, that featured Shabazz Muhammad (left), could save Ben Howland's coaching job.  Photo by The Associated Press     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports ... read more >>
Western Conference playoff races are heating up
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 March 2013
Blake Griffin had the Clippers in a good position at the top of the Western Conference, and the Jazz also had good footing in the playoffs.  But both teams have struggled as of late and dropped in the ... read more >>
Bradley dished it as much as he took it in dramatic victory
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 March 2013
Timothy Bradley (right) and Rusian Provodnikov dropped bombs on each other for 12 rounds in what may end up as the fight of the year.  Photo by Jae C. Hong/Associated Press     By Jason Lewis Sentinel ... read more >>
March Madness could be make or break for UCLA’s Howland
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 March 2013
An early exit will more than likely be the last straw for UCLA’s head coach.    By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   It’s that time of the year that college basketball ... read more >>
Can anybody stop the Heat?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 March 2013
Dwyane Wade is healthy and playing like a super star.  Add LeBron James playing at a MVP type level and Chris Bosh contributing in his role, and the Heat are nearly unbeatable.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   By ... read more >>
Hopkins is still going at it at age 48
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 March 2013
Bernard Hopkins was supposed to retire years ago, but instead, at age 48, he is taking the younger fighters to school.  Photo by Frank Franklin II/Associated Press   By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports ... read more >>
Lakers dodged a bullet with Bynum
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 20 March 2013
The 76ers planned to build their team around center Andrew Bynum, but he may never play a game for them.     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net    The Lakers held on ... read more >>
Jordan Rules for Santa Monica; Lynwood, Serra punch State Final tickets
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 17 March 2013
  California bound 6’4 guard Jordan Matthews says that he just love playing with his teammates at Santa Monica High School, but it took another brilliant game winning performance for him to do it ... read more >>
The Morris Code: God, Family---Championships! Reggie Morris Jr. leads Redondo Union to State Finals
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 16 March 2013
  At some point Reggie Morris Jr. will reflect on one of the more remarkable and surprising high school basketball seasons in CIF-Southern Section history. Morris Jr. is the son of former Manual Arts ... read more >>
L.B. Poly Girls Steamroll to State
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 16 March 2013
The familiar song and dance of appearing in the Southern California Regional Division I championship game continued for veteran coach Carl Bugg and his Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits girl’s basketball ... read more >>
Women's History Month: Alice Coachman, first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 March 2013
Before her Olympic glory, Alice Coachman dominated the high jump, 50-meter dash, and 100-meter dash while at Tuskegee.   Alice Coachman arrives home from London as the first black woman to win an ... read more >>
Athlete's Corner: Nike and NCSA gives high school athletes exposure
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 March 2013
The 40-yard dash is one of many tests that scouts look at to determin a players athletic abilities.  Photo by Jason Lewis    The 5-10-5 shuttle drill shows how well an ahtlete can move his hips, ... read more >>
Around the NBA- Kobe Bryant drives the Lakers towards the playoffs; Clippers struggle against top teams; Derrick Rose still sits out
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 March 2013
Kobe Bryant has been a one man wrecking crew, as he has been driving the lane at will like his younger days.  Photo by Jeff Lewis     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   Kobe ... read more >>
High School Basketball- State Tournament
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 15 March 2013
Boys' Basketball   Regional semifinals results   Open Division Etiwanda 56, Westchester 46 Mater Dei 83, Long Beach Poly 63   Division I Santa Monica 51, San Marcos Mission Hills 34 Loyola ... read more >>
Westchester heads to State after winning their 12th City Section championship
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 March 2013
The City championship game was close throughout, but Westchester rose to the challenge, as a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter sealed their victory.  Senior guard Darnell Brown (above) led the team ... read more >>
Narbonne heads to State after winning back-to-back City Section championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 March 2013
Narbonne sophomore guard Latecia Smith is a rising star, and her 15 points plus a key basket late in the game gave her team the City title.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Narbonne took a young team to ... read more >>
Another Crowning Achievement for Black High School Basketball Coaches
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2013
Narbonne head coach Victoria Sanders instructs junior guard Kayla Brady during the City Section championship game.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Sophomore Chance Comanche dunks the ball as View Park ... read more >>
“If this was 1984…” El Camino Real defeats Crenshaw to make it to the City title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
  Crenshaw used to have a monopoly on the top basketball talent in Los Angeles, but Woodland Hills El Camino Real, just like Woodland Hills Taft the year before, had too much talent for Crenshaw to overcome.  ... read more >>
This is 2013! Westchester is back in the title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
Palisades stood tall, but it was not enough as Westchester’s Myles Stewart and his teammates soared above their Western League rival.  Photo by Jason Lewis     Westchester has made a home in ... read more >>
Narbonne vs. Fairfax meet again in the City Section title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
Narbonne’s Jade Everage has helped her team reach their fourth consecutive City championship game.  Photo by Ken Brooks The girl’s City Section championship game will be a rematch from last ... read more >>
Southern Section heads to the championship games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
  Long Beach Poly was a top 10 team in the nation, but they ran into an Etiwanda, who was also highly nationally ranked.  Etwanda knocked off Poly in overtime in the semifinals of the Division 1AA ... read more >>
Black History Month: Don Barksdale achieved many firsts on and off the basketball court
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 February 2013
While at UCLA, Barksdale became the first black college basketball player to be named to the All-American team.   Even though white teammates did not pass black players the ball often, Barksdale ... read more >>
After UCLA routes USC 75-59, they position themselves for tournaments
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 27 February 2013
UCLA's defense was one key to their victory over USC, as Jordan Adams (above) and his teammates held USC to just 35.3 percent shooting.  Photo by William "Jaye" Johnson   UCLA freshman Shabazz ... read more >>
High School Basketball- Getting closer to the championship games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 February 2013
  Loyola's Parker Jackson-Cartwright was off and running in the first round of the playoffs.  Loyola played a tough regular season to prepare themselves for one of the toughest playoff brackets in the ... read more >>
Black History Month- Josh Gibson: Arguably the greatest home run hitter of all time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 21 February 2013
Josh Gibson was one of the most famous baseball players in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s, even though he never played in the Major Leagues because owners would not sign black players.  It ... read more >>
Lakers Jerry Buss (1933-2013): Greatest U.S. Sports Team Owner Ever!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 21 February 2013
It must have been awesome to be Jerry Buss.  The guy simply won, big time, in every aspect of life.  Photo by the Associated Press   Jerry Buss was a well known playboy, and the good times kept ... read more >>
For Clippers fans this season is fantastic!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 21 February 2013
Right now in Los Angeles it is all about the Clippers, as Blake Griffin and other young players are running their opponents off of the court.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Chris Paul (right) was supposed ... read more >>
Black History Month: The Legend of Golfer John Brooks Dendy
Written by Michael Dean Special to the NNP A from Arizona Informant 14 February 2013
  Before there was Charlie Sifford, Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller or Lee Elder, there was John Brooks Dendy, the self-made golfer from North Carolina who made a name for himself in the 1930s.   Dendy ... read more >>
Venus and Serena Williams Academy host Youth Tennis Days
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 14 February 2013
Elizabeth Profit, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was two-years-old, has stayed in great shape while training for tennis.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Tequan Neal looks as fit as any ... read more >>
High School Basketball Playoffs: Serra Crossed Over on Seedings; Reggie Morris Earns No. 1 Seed at Redondo Union
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 February 2013
Bishop Montgomery is one of the best teams in the nation, and they are led by Lamond Murray Jr.  Photo by Jason Lewis         Gardena Serra High basketball coach Dwan Hurt had never seen anything ... read more >>
High School Basketball: Ed Waters Keeps Crenshaw Afloat in City Section
Written by Kenneth Miller (Staff Writer) 14 February 2013
Ed Waters is filling the shoes of legendary Crenshaw coach Willie West.  Under Waters, Crenshaw has won five consecutive Coliseum League titles.      Cougars earn No. 3 seed in basketball pairings    When ... read more >>
Black History Month: Isaac Burns Murphy- One of the Greatest Jockeys of All Time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 February 2013
Isaac Burns Murphy is arguably the greatest jockey of all time.  By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netIsaac Burns Murphy is one of the greatest jockeys ever, and it can be argued that ... read more >>
Athlete's Corner: Staying healthy with Courtney Watson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 February 2013
Athletic trainer Courtney Watson treats a Westchester basketball player's ankle at halftime at a recent game.  She is also the Head Athletic Trainer with the Los Angeles Sparks.  Photo by Jason LewisBy ... read more >>
Dodger legends visit La Tijera Elementary School
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 February 2013
Dodger legends answer questions for a La Tijera Elementary School student.  Photo by Jason LewisThe former players talked to the students about the importance of working hard on the field and in the ... read more >>
Super Bowl XLVII Photo Gallery
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 04 February 2013
Super Bowl XLVII     Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31    Photos by Jeff Lewis       The Ravens Ed Reed has been one of the greatest safeties to ever play in the NFL, and now he ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Ray Lewis' final ride continues; 49ers and Ravens made the right offensive changes; Super Bowl prediction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 30 January 2013
This is Ray Lewis before the game. Imagine what he is like during a play.  He is one of the greatest, one of the most inspirational, and one of the most controversial players ever.  Photo by Jeff Lewis  ... read more >>
Athlete’s Corner: Medicine Ball Training
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 30 January 2013
This 12 lb. medicine ball can be used to build upper and lower body explosive power, it is inexpensive, can be transported anywhere, and many professional athletes use it.  It is also used by many people ... read more >>
D-Fenders are the best ticket in town
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 30 January 2013
The D-Fenders play at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, on the Lakers practice court.  Guard Courtney Fortson is one of their players who is on the verge of being called up to the NBA.  Photo ... read more >>
High School Basketball- Black coaches excel
Written by Kenneth Miller (Contributing Sports Writer) 30 January 2013
St. John Bosco's Isaac Hamilton led the way for their 67-64 victory over Loyola.  Both teams are highly ranked in the State.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Bishop Montgomery is one of the best teams ... read more >>
MANTI TE’O SPEAKS OUT ON KATIE: ADVANCE EXCERPT
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 January 2013
MANTI TE’O SPEAKS OUT ON KATIE: ADVANCE EXCERPT   EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AIRS THURSDAY, JANUARY 24   In his first on-camera interview, Manti Te’o speaks to Katie Couric for her nationally syndicated ... read more >>
All-Star Weekend at the Home Depot Center
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 24 January 2013
Last year the Los Angeles City Section played against the San Diego City Section at the Home Depot Center in a high school football all-star game.  This year the format has been changed to showcase ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: It’s a wrap for this Lakers squad
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 23 January 2013
This is an example of the Lakers defense.  They allow opposing players into the paint, and none of them are afraid to go right at Dwight Howard, while the Lakers have been having problems producing ... read more >>
High School Basketball- Westchester outlasts Fairfax; Fairfax State Preview Classic; Nike Extravaganza
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 23 January 2013
  Westchester’s Myles Stewart helped Westchester avoid an upset loss to long time rival Fairfax.  Photo by Jason Lewis      By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   Westchester ... read more >>
Around the NFL- 49ers show that everybody has a chance; Ravens beat the odds
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 January 2013
The 49ers were one of the worst teams in the NFL over the past decade, but now they have made the past two NFC Championship Games, and they are on their way to the Super Bowl.  Photo by Jeff Lewis All ... read more >>
Nationals run away with NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Written by CNS 22 January 2013
The rosters for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl were a little mismatched, as the National team ran away with the game 34-0 over the American team.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Inglewood High School's marching ... read more >>
2013 Bodybuilding.com FitExpo
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 January 2013
  For anybody who is into fitness, or would like to learn about how to get into great shape and live a healthy lifestyle, the 2013 Bodybuilding.com FitExpo this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Read option offense; Conference Championship Games; Rahim Moore (Dorsey High School)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 17 January 2013
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick flexed his muscles on the Packers to the tune of 263 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, and 181 rushing yards, a NFL record for a quarterback, and two rushing ... read more >>
High School Basketball: Long Beach Poly rises to the top; Westchester has new company; Serra Classic
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 17 January 2013
Long Beach Poly has been soaring above their competition, but it is going to become a lot tougher come playoff time.  Photo by William "Jaye" Johnson    By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   Long ... read more >>
2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 January 2013
Miami wide receiver Aldarius Johnson out jumps a defender in the endzone in last year's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center.  Photo by Jason Lewis     The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is primed ... read more >>
Investor seeking to buy Kings
Written by TIM BOOTH Associated Press 11 January 2013
  Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. People with knowledge of the situation said that investor Chris Hansen has contacted ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Black coaches succeed; BCS still has major issues
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 January 2013
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw became the first black head coach to win a BCS bowl game when he led his team to a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. A day later Charlie Strong became the second, as he ... read more >>
Around the NFL: In the 2nd round, take the Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, and Seahawks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 January 2013
The last time the San Francisco 49ers took the field in the playoffs they nearly made it to the Super Bowl.  They may be the frontrunners in the NFC.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   By Jason Lewis Sentinel ... read more >>
Clippers are the City Champs!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 January 2013
    Point guard Chris Paul (right) has been unstoppable for the Clippers, as the Lakers could not find anybody to guard him.  Photo by Jason Lewis         Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant ... read more >>
B2G holds open sessions
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 January 2013
B2G Sports trains the top football athletes in Southern California.  Photo by Jason Lewis B2G Sports will have open sessions, free of charge, this weekend!  Any youth football player with dreams of ... read more >>
2012 Sports Year in Review
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 27 December 2012
Gabby Douglas stars at the Olympics   Gabby Douglas became the first African American to win the gold medal in the individual gymnastics competition.  She also won the gold as part of the US’s team ... read more >>
UCLA's feel good story comes to an end at the Holiday Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 27 December 2012
UCLA was looking to celebrate their season at the Holiday Bowl, but instead they were manhandled by Baylor's defense, and they could not stop Baylor's offense. Photo by Jason Lewis   UCLA was having ... read more >>
D-Fenders games will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 December 2012
The D-Fenders play their home games at the Toyota Sports Center, the official training facility of the Los Angeles Lakers.  For ticketing information, visit their website at http://www.nba.com/dleague/losangeles/.  ... read more >>
Serra wins State title in dominating fashion; LB Poly comes up short; who finished No. 1?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 20 December 2012
Serra celebrates their 2nd State Bowl championship over the past four years.  Photo by Williams “Jaye” Johnson   Serra senior running back scored on touchdown runs of one, 57, and 27 yards, ... read more >>
Clippers continue to contend
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 19 December 2012
  Defense wins championships, and the Clippers are playing tough on that side of the court.  They are 4th in the league in scoring defense, and they are 1st in forced turnovers.  Photo by Leon Bennett ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Playoff picture; MVP & come back player awards; Rookie of the year
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 19 December 2012
Defensive players seem to have no interest in tackling Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is in the running for the NFL MVP and Come Back Player of the Year awards. Photo by Jeff Lewis   The ... read more >>
USC looks to end disappointing season on a high note at the Sun Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 December 2012
USC receiver Robert Woods (Gardena Serra High School) may be playing his last college game at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, against Georgia Tech.  Woods, a junior, will make his decision after the season ... read more >>
UCLA will Battle Baylor in Holiday Bowl
Written by Steve Finley Sentinel Contributing Sports Writer 19 December 2012
UCLA is going to need big games out of Shaquille Evans (Inglewood High School) and Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) to defeat Baylor.  Evans (1) is the team’s leading receiver, and Franklin ... read more >>
UCLA Basketball Takes a Step Forward
Written by Steve Finley Sentinel Contributing Sports Writer 19 December 2012
  A 6-9 point guard playing in Los Angeles will naturally be compared to Magic Johnson.  But UCLA’s Kyle Anderson knows that he is a long way away from that level of greatness.  AP Photo/David ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: University High School’s Amira Heath
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 December 2012
Amira Heath not only excels on the tennis court and as an equestrian horse rider, but also in the classroom where she is working towards her goal of becoming a lawyer.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Amira ... read more >>
The Lakers have fallen… Can they get back up?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 December 2012
The Lakers were supposed to be championship contenders, but they have hit the skids over the first month and an half of the season.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   If ... read more >>
Athlete’s Corner: Improving explosive power with the Vertimax at Velocity Sports
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 December 2012
  Velocity Sports Head Performance Coach/Trainer Dean Laing works with a high school athlete on the Vertimax to improve his speed, quickness, and jumping ability.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Velocity ... read more >>
Serra is making a home at the State Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 11 December 2012
Serra cornerback Adoree’ Jackson is off to the races after intercepting a pass in the State Division II regional finals.  Photo by William “Jaye” Johnson    For the third time in four years, ... read more >>
For Narbonne, all great things must come to an end
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 10 December 2012
Narbonne's offense came alive in the second half, as A.J. Richardson (above) and quarterback Troy Williams got them back in the game, but in the end they fell short of the State Bowl.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
Long Beach Poly runs to the State Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 December 2012
   Long Beach Poly running back Gerald Wicks (23) ran hard, tough, and right over Clovis.  He finished the game with 112 rushing yards.  Teammate Manusamoa Lu'uga did much of the same, as he rushed ... read more >>
2009 Crenshaw Championship Team vs. 2012 Narbonne Championship Team
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 December 2012
  Geno Hall was the City Section Player of the Year in 2009.  When he had the ball in his hands, defensive players were stumbling all over the place, including Narbonne in the 2009 City Section championship ... read more >>
Narbonne repeats as City Champions
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 December 2012
  Narbonne running back Johnell Jackson found a lot of running room on his way to a 57-yard touchdown run.  He finished the game with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns.  Photo by Ken Brooks    Narbonne’s ... read more >>
Serra and Poly bounce back for championships; heading to State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 December 2012
In the first meeting Chaminade staged a comeback over Gardena Serra.  But this time around junior quarterback Jalen Greene and his teammates did not let Chaminade catch them. Photo by Jason Lewis     At ... read more >>
High School Football Championship Games- Crenshaw, Narbonne, Serra, and Long Beach Poly are playing for titles!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 November 2012
Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams has destroyed opponents through the air, and when he needs to he will take off and run.  His abilities has Narbonne in line to win their second consecutive City title.  Photo ... read more >>
USC's blockbuster season ended up being a dud
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sentinel Sports Writer) 28 November 2012
USC's offense fell flat this year, but their defense was an even bigger problem.  No. 1 Notre Dame is known for playing tough defense, but their offense was able to do enough to defeat USC's below average ... read more >>
Hopefully UCLA has a trick up their sleeve for the PAC-12 title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 November 2012
  Stanford manhandled UCLA this past Saturday.  The question has been floated around whether UCLA played hard or not in the game.  Photo by Jason Lewis     Stanford had their way with UCLA this ... read more >>
Locals relive their glory days on Thanksgiving at the Turkey Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 November 2012
  Laquon Lett relived his glory days by returning an interception the full length of the field for a touchdown.  Lett is not in the same shape that he was when he played at Crenshaw High School, but ... read more >>
High School Football Playoffs- Semifinals are coming up
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 November 2012
Narbonne was just too fast for Garfield, as running back Tony Gates sprinted down the middle of the field.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Serra defensive back Daishon Green (23) breaks up a pass intended ... read more >>
UCLA Defines Their Season... And USC's Too!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 November 2012
Johnathan Franklin's 29-yard touchdown run sealed the victory for UCLA.  Franklin (Dorsey High School) rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the game.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Robert Woods ... read more >>
Ski Dazzle- It's "The Most Important Ski Trip You'll Take All Season!"™
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 November 2012
Bad Boarderz will be hanging out at their booth all weekend.  Pick up a shirt and find out about their snowboarding trips. www.badboarderz.com.  4 Seasons West also has a booth with information about ... read more >>
Antron Brown becomes the first African American to win an American auto racing title
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 November 2012
Portrait of a champion- Antron Brown has never settled for anything, and his persistence landed him in the drivers seat on the highest level of drag racing.  Photo by Jason Lewis    Antron Brown ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: University's Myles Jackson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 November 2012
Myles Jackson is tough, relentless, smart, and he loves to hit people...on the football field.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Andrew "AJ" Jackson is a personal trainer who has helped a number of young ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: The Lakers are throwing everybody for a loop
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 November 2012
The Lakers threw everybody for a loop when they fired head coach Mike Brown (above), but they threw everybody for an even bigger loop by not hiring Phil Jackson.  Photo by Jeff Lewis    Please ... read more >>
USC/UCLA inner City rivalry is up for grabs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 November 2012
UCLA may be higher ranked then USC.  They have a better record than USC.  And they are above USC in the standings.  But until they actually win the rivalry game, USC will be a step ahead of them.  ... read more >>
High School Football: Playoffs! Centennial pulls a major upset; Crenshaw/Dorsey rematch
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 November 2012
Carson receiver Dijon Battle makes a catch against Roosevelt.  The game was a battle that Carson came out on top, 15-7.  Photo by Ken Brooks   Usually there are not very many surprises in the first ... read more >>
Facebook comments on Mike Brown being fired
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 November 2012
Mike Brown only lasted one season and five games.  Out of the last 10 games that counted, he led the Lakers to a 2-10 record, which led to his firing.  Photo by Jeff Lewis     Donald Williams Never ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: USC’s Autumn Altamirano
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
USC junior Autumn Altamirano has a bright future in soccer, and after that with the FBI as a criminal profiler.  Photo by Jason Lewis      Autumn Altamirano’s athletic abilities and intelligence ... read more >>
High School Football Playoffs!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
Venice's Alijah Lee had some running room as his team knocked off Fairfax and won the Western League title.  Venice is the one team that looks like they could throw a wrench into a potential Narbonne/Crenshaw ... read more >>
Black History: Charlie Sifford- A Hard Road To Golf Glory
Written by By Rhonda Glenn, USGA.com 06 November 2012
Charlie Sifford won the Los Angeles Open in 1969.  After years of  battling racial prejudice in golf, he was able to get the PGA Tour to drop its Caucasian-only clause in 1961.  Photo by the Associated ... read more >>
USC's Lee and Oregon's Barner are lighting up college football
Written by Robert Gillard III Sentinel Sports Writer & Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
  Kenjon Barner (Riverside Notre Dame) made his claim to the Heisman Trophy by running all over USC.  He will be playing in the NFL next year.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Marqise Lee (Gardena Serra ... read more >>
Pittsburgh Pirate All-Star Andrew McCutchen Visits Serra High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2012
  Gardena Serra’s baseball team was in for a treat two weeks ago as Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates graced their baseball diamond with a surprise visit.  Accompanied by former minor league ... read more >>
Top Fuel driver Antrol Brown looks to become the first African American Full Throttle Series world champion
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2012
Antron Brown celebrates his Top Fuel victory during the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals auto race at Gateway Motorsports Park on Sept. 30. Photo by Teresa Long/Associated Press   NHRA Full Throttle ... read more >>
Johnathan Franklin breaks UCLA's career rushing record
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
Maybe it was the navy blue uniforms, or maybe it was running back Johnathan Franklin, but UCLA looked really fast last Saturday night in their 66-10 victory over Arizona. Photo by Jason Redmond (AP)   The ... read more >>
Marks catching on quickly at Washington State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
Gabe Marks (Venice High School) was one of the best wide receivers to come out of the City Section in recent years.  Now as a freshman, he is one of Washington State's leading receivers.  Photo by ... read more >>
Compton's Reggie Dunn sets NCAA records for kickoff returns
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
  In 2006 Reggie Dunn led Verbum Dei High School to a CIF championship.  Now a senior at Utah, the wide receiver/returner set a NCAA record by scoring touchdowns on two 100-yard kickoff returns in the ... read more >>
Former Crenshaw High School football star Geno Hall shot outside of a Halloween party at USC
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 02 November 2012
Geno Hall (left) was a star at Crenshaw High School, where he was named the City Section Player of the Year in 2009.  He played on a team that also featured Hayes Pullard (USC) and De'Anthony Thomas ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Notre Dame is legit, and Oregon is in big trouble; Heisman Trophy race is now wide open
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 02 November 2012
De'Anthony Thomas (Crenshaw High School) and the No. 2 Oregon Ducks are coming to town to play No. 18 USC.  But a victory may not help them move up on the BCS standings over Alabama, Kansas State, and ... read more >>
High School Football: League Titles on the Line
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
Fairfax junior wide receiver Jason Lewis Jr. has shown a knack for getting behind the defense. In the first quarter against Westchester, junior quarterback Myles Bowen hit Lewis for a 35-yard touchdown ... read more >>
LA84 Foundation Sports Library
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
The library features over 6,000 instructional and historical sports videos, over 90,000 photographs dating back to the early 20th century, and a variety of books on every sport imaginable.  Photo by ... read more >>
Could be Lakers and Clippers in Western Conference Finals
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
If Blake Griffin can take the step from All-Star to superstar, the Clippers will be contenders in the West this year.  Photo by Jason Lewis    With the Thunder trading Harden away, the Lakers and ... read more >>
It's a wrap for USC
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
Marqise Lee (Serra High School) had one of the greatest games ever by a wide receiver in NCAA history, as he broke the PAC 12 record with 345 receiving yards on 16 catches.  But he could not win the ... read more >>
UCLA continues to head in the right direction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
UCLA red-shirt freshman Brett Hundley (17) led his team the length of the field with less than two minutes to play for a game winning field goal on the final play of the game.  It was one of UCLA's ... read more >>
Emanuel Steward: Detroit Fight Icon Was A Real Hero
Written by Kenneth Miller (Entertainment Editor) 29 October 2012
  The sport of boxing has often been associated with the greed of promoters to the adversity that its combatants endure only to fall into the abyss of its slimy mitts.   However, there is one figure ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Oregon slips in BCS again, Geno Smith slips in the Heisman race, and Mathieu has more drug issues
Written by jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 27 October 2012
LSU's Tyrann Hathieu had it all.  He nearly won the Heisman Trophy last season, but after numerous failed drug tests, he was suspended from the team.  He was recently arrested on a drug charge, which ... read more >>
Austin Coleman soars to success on his BMX bike and with his USC degree
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
After watching the very first X Games in 1995, Austin Coleman had dreams of making it there.  This past summer he was there competing, soaring above a ramp inside the Nokia Center.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
High School Football: Crenshaw defeats Dorsey; Venice looks strong; Inglewood has a big test; results, schedules & Top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
Crenshaw's Dominique Hatfield caught this long pass to set up a touchdown.  Hatfield caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in the game, and he intercepted two passes, returning one for a 32-yard ... read more >>
The Record Setting Robert Woods
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
Robert Woods had his way with Colorado's defense, as he set USC's single game record with four receiving touchdowns on the day, and he also set the USC career receptions record.  He finished the game ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Fairfax High School's Bill-Bijon Parker
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
Bill-Bijon Parker is close to fulfilling his dreams of playing college football.  The Fairfax senior wide receiver/cornerback is 6-1, 170 pounds, runs a 4.5 second 40 yard dash, and he has a 3.5 grade ... read more >>
Around the NBA: Lakers more interesting off the court; Clippers guards return; Harden still with no contract; Garnett still upset with Allen
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 20 October 2012
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is just letting former Lakers point guard Smush Parker that he cost him a MVP award.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Lakers more interesting off the court than on it   Forget about ... read more >>
Crenshaw vs. Dorsey....!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 19 October 2012
When Crenshaw and Dorsey collide there are big hits and big plays.  These kids are playing for bragging rights, pride, and lifelong memories.  Photo by Jason Lewis    Two years ago Dorsey entered ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- USC struggles passing the ball; UCLA takes a step in the right direction; BCS title race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 19 October 2012
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) helped the Bruins grind out a 21-14 victory over Utah.  Photo by Jason Lewis   USC remains in limbo   It's hard to figure this USC team ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: View Park's Cameron Griffin
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 18 October 2012
View Park junior linebacker Cameron Giffin uses size, speed, math, and physics to "bring the pain" on opposing ball carriers.  And his 3.67 gpa will help him get to college.  Photo by Jason Lewis  ... read more >>
Reede named 2012 Youth Golfer of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
    James Reede III, currently a freshman at Jackson State University, has been selected by the African-American Golfers Hall of Fame as the 2012 Youth Golfer of the Year.  He will be inducted ... read more >>
High School Footbll: Week 7 scores, Week 8 schedule, and the Top 10
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
Chauntez Jackson helped Inglewood break into the Sentinel top 10 by knocking off Culver City.  Photo by Ken Brooks Last week’s results    Crenshaw 42, Locke 8 Dorsey 55, Rancho Dominguez 0 Manual ... read more >>
High School Football: Messages sent as league play begins; Week 6 results, Week 7 schedule; Top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 October 2012
Long Beach Poly's Gerald Wicks races past defenders in their 42-3 victory over Lakewood.  Photo by Ken Brooks   After only one week of league play, a number of teams sent a message that they have ... read more >>
Around the NFL- RGIII vs. Luck... vs. Newton; Vick continues to struggle; NFC's best; Randy Moss not playing; Manning not back yet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 10 October 2012
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III could have run out of bounds, thrown the ball away, or slid feet first before a defender was near him.  But he did not do any of those three ... read more >>
Lakers kick off preseason with a lot of attention
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 10 October 2012
  With their offseason additions, the Lakers are attracting a ton of attention.  Well, they are the Lakers, so they always attract attention.  Photo by Leon Bennett      Usually nobody pays attention ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- UCLA & USC; Florida is for real, LSU is not; National championship race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 10 October 2012
Up until this past weekend, red-shirt quarterback Brett Hundley had played really well.  But in a 43-17 loss at Cal he threw four interceptions.  Photo by Tony Avelar (AP)      Fans duped again ... read more >>
Mike Haynes honored at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 October 2012
Mike Haynes grew up in Los Angeles and attended Marshall High School before going on to have a Hall of Fame career with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders.      Pro Football Hall of ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Saints and Raiders are just bad; Romo and Bryant are just bad too; RGIII; Eagles run the ball; It's Tebow time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 04 October 2012
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was horrible in a blowout loss at home against the Chicago Bears, throwing five interceptions.  But he had help to play that bad.  Namely from wide receiver Dez ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Geno Smith has Heisman on lock for now; UCLA has a chance in the PAC 12; USC sighting; Gabe Marks lights it up; LSU needs to prove themselves
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 03 October 2012
Forget about more touchdown passes than interceptions, through four games, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has more touchdown passes (20) than incomplete passes (18).  He has not thrown an interception ... read more >>
High School Football: Narbonne knocks off Mater Dei; League play begins; Week 5 results, Week 6 schedule; Top 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 03 October 2012
Fairfax made easy work of Wilson, 42-0, as Clovis Youan helped preserve the shutout with this interception.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Mater Dei was bigger than Narbonne, but wide receiver A.J. Richardson ... read more >>
Time Warner launches Sportsnet
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2012
Time Warner's Sporsnet will have around the clock coverage of the Lakers, Galaxy, Sparks, and high school sports.  Photo by Jeff Lewis     Inaugural telecast featured guests from the network’s ... read more >>
AEG For-Sale
Written by Chelsea Battle (Sentinel Intern) 27 September 2012
AEG Center in Los Angeles   The announcement that AEG is for sale raises uncertainties for many in the political and business communities, especially as it relates to the pending football stadium ... read more >>
Around the NFL: Tate barely had a hand on the ball; Young blows money while Morris saves it; NFC West great, AFC West bad
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
   An enlarged screen shot shows that while on the ground wrestling for possession of the ball, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate did not have a hand on the ball.  Instead, his right arm was ... read more >>
High school football: Crenshaw ends debate with Oaks Christian, Narbonne continues to roll against Serra, plus last week 4 scores and week 5 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
  Tony Gates and his Narbonne teammates have reason to celebrate after knocking off another Southern Section team when they defeated Serra 22-9, but it is back to work as they host Mater Dei on Friday ... read more >>
Around the Ring: Terrel “Tyger” Williams remains undefeated; Pacquiao puts ball in Mayweather’s court
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
  Terrel ‘Tyger’ Williams, left, hurt his opponent bad with a right hand and the fight was quickly over, giving Williams another first round knockout.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Terrel “Tyger” ... read more >>
Serena Williams: Taylor Townsend, Top Junior Player, Shouldn't Be Held Out By USTA
Written by The Associated Press 26 September 2012
  Taylor Townsend, right, and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada pose with their trophy after winning the girls' doubles final match at Wimbledon.  AP Photo/Alastair Grant      Serena Williams says she's ... read more >>
UCLA is at a crossroad after loss to Oregon State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) & Christian Lewis (Sports Writer) 26 September 2012
  Some people thought it was an upset, but Oregon State looks like the real deal, while UCLA needs to put this 27-20 loss behind them.  Photo by Jason Lewis   UCLA has started 3-0 five times since ... read more >>
USC takes care of business…but that does not move the dial
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
  On the bright side, Curtis McNeal (Venice High School) and USC’s running game finally got on track.  But this win did not impress anybody, including the voters.  Photo by Ken Brooks   Win over ... read more >>
World's Best Skate and BMX Pros Converge on Venice Beach to Launch Sony's New POV Action Cam
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 September 2012
   African American BMX biker TJ Ellis competed in “Sony Big Ari Triples” at Venice Beach.    Thousands of fans took to the iconic Venice Beach boardwalk today to watch 18 of the world's best ... read more >>
High school football: Gardena is undefeated; Cathedral is passing all over the place; Crenshaw at Oaks Christian; plus last week 3 scores and week 4 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 September 2012
  Hamilton wide receiver Ammiel Williams did not get much resistance from Sun Valley Poly’s defense, and neither did his teammates in a 48-8 victory.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Gardena is the other ... read more >>
USC’s unfinished business looks like it will remain just that
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 September 2012
  USC showed up in Palo Alto with plans to continue their national championship run, and to end their three game losing streak to Stanford.  But they were knocked around again.  AP Photo/Marcio Jose ... read more >>
Franklin has run his way into the Heisman race
Written by Christian Lewis (Sentinel Sports Writer) 19 September 2012
  UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) leads the nation in rushing, is in the Heisman race, and is second all time on UCLA’s rushing list.  He could pass Gaston Green for the ... read more >>
After stumbling their way to a blowout victory, UCLA prepares for Oregon State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 September 2012
  UCLA safety Tevin McDonald raced down the sideline after he intercepted a pass, which set up a touchdown.  Photo by Jason Lewis   A member of UCLA’s youth cheer squad had a lot of cheering to ... read more >>
Aries Merritt sets world record in 110 hurdles
Written by Associated Press 19 September 2012
  Aries Merritt won the Olympic gold medal in London.  He recently capped off his amazing season by setting the world record in the 110-meter hurdles.  AP Photo/Anja Niedringaus   Aries Merritt ... read more >>
USC seniors get one last crack at beating Stanford
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 September 2012
   Last year USC running back Curtis McNeal (Venice High School) rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Stanford, but a costly fumble late in the game hurt their chances to win it.  McNeal, ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Savannah State gets kicked around for money; Local players in the Heisman race; Big games for Week 3
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 September 2012
  A year ago UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) said that he wanted to win the Heisman Trophy.  Nobody took him seriously.  Now that he has started the season with two 200+ yard ... read more >>
Around the NFL: It was just Week 1; Griffin vs. Luck...vs. Newton; Vick's bad day; Week 2 games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 September 2012
  Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tied a career high in pass attempts with 56 against the Cleveland Browns, but he also tied his career high in interceptions with four.  Lucky for the Eagles, ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Bruins put on a show at the Rose Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
    Quarterback Justyn Martin stood tall in the pocket, waited for his receivers to get downfield, and then he launched the bomb, which was caught by Deontra Gent, who easily outran the defenders ... read more >>
UCLA cracks the top 25
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
   With the game tied in the fourth quarter, defensive end Datone Jones (Compton High School) sacked Nebraska’s quarterback in the endzone for a safety, giving UCLA a 29-27 lead.  The play set up ... read more >>
High School Football: Narbonne is 56-0 over Long Beach Poly legit; Fairfax's big running back; week 2 scores and week 3 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
  Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams scored on a 16-yard touchdown run to give his team a 21-0 first quarter lead over perennial power Long Beach Poly.  The score was 42-0 at halftime.  Photo by Ken ... read more >>
Around the Ring: Andre Ward is on his way to stardom; Terrel Williams fights in Hollywood
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
  Los Angeles native Terrel Williams (left) is a rising star in the welterweight division.  He is 6-0 with five knockouts.  He will fight at Florentine Gardens in Hollywood on September 20.  Photo ... read more >>
Serena Williams is on her way to being the greatest ever
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
 Williams is clearly the greatest of her era, but after dominating the U.S. Open a month after the Olympics and Wimbledon, she is making a run at the greatest of all time.    Serena Williams has already ... read more >>
2012 Sports & Entertainment Career Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 September 2012
 Are you looking to break into the Sports & Entertainment Industry? Do you just need the opportunity to get face to face with the right company? Here is your chance! The Los Angeles Sparks and STAPLES ... read more >>
Inglewood's Sportsman Little League honors the Montford Point Marines
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  Many of the top youth baseball players from the inner city develop their skills at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton.  They showcased their talent at the Inglewood Invitational 12U Baseball Tournament.  ... read more >>
High School football: It’s just getting started. Week 1 results, Week 2 schedule
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  Dorsey had their struggles, but with more athletes than Fairfax, they were able to get away with a 24-14 win in their season opener.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Long Beach Poly running back Gerard ... read more >>
USC takes the show on the road
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  USC sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard (Crenshaw HS) intercepted a pass and ran it back 27 yards for his first career touchdown.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Joe McKnight, who played at USC from 2007 ... read more >>
Hundley/Mora era off to a great start for UCLA, but real test is against No. 16 Nebraska
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  UCLA freshman quarterback Brett Hundley looks like he can save this program…after only one game.  AP Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher   UCLA looked good in 49-24 win at Rice, but real test will be ... read more >>
High School Football- Season off to a great start; Big time match ups this week
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
  Venice took an early season blow in a 37-20 loss to Chaminade, but this was a non-league game.  Venice always get their act together for league play.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Culver City and Fairfax ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: It’s great to be a Los Angeles sports fan right now
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
  Whether it is Dodgers Stadium, Staples Center, the Coliseum, or Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles is the city to watch super teams dominate the opposition.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Please do not argue ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Dez Bryant's restrictions; Young and TO released; Pryor lights it up; Jones-Drew vs Bush
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
  The Dallas Cowboys are trying to protect Dez Bryant from himself.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Dez Bryant is being treated like a child Troubled Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is making big ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- The Heisman race; Can the SEC be stopped?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
 Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has a chance to make a statement on Saturday against No. 2 Alabama.  If he can play well against one of the best defenses in the nation, he will be able to stay ... read more >>
The Alphas win the Frat Games softball championship
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2012
  The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., won the Frat Games softball championships for the fourth consecutive year.  Up next for Frat Games will be basketball.     read more >>
21 Countries to Represent in 2012 Los Angeles African Soccer Tournament
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 August 2012
  Sierra Leone’s Leone Stars win 2011 Los Angeles African Community Soccer Tournament   Two Day Event to take place Sept. 1 and 15th at Griffith Park Soccer Fields and Carson’s Home Depot Center ... read more >>
City Section is gearing up for the high school football season
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 August 2012
  Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams was able to navigate his team through several defenses on their way to the City Championship last year.  This year they are looking to do it again.  Photo by Jason ... read more >>
USC is back on top
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 August 2012
  USC has a number of NFL caliber players on their roster, including wide receiver Marqise Lee, who was the PAC 12 Freshman of the Year last season.  Photo by Ken Brooks  Punishments did not hold ... read more >>
Same old thing for UCLA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 August 2012
  Running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey HS) has had a good career at UCLA, but UCLA has nothing to show for it.  Inserting quarterback Brett Hundley may change all of that.  Photo by Jason Lewis ... read more >>
Around the NFL: 49ers can go all the way; Expect a better year out of Desean Jackson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 August 2012
  The 49ers were at the doorsteps of the Super Bowl last year, and they may be the team to beat come playoff time this year.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Take the 49ers in the NFC   Defense wins championships, ... read more >>
Don Newcombe receives MLB's Beacon of Hope Award
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2012
     Don Newcombe in a familiar stance.   Don Newcombe, the Dodger   Award was presented by Dodger All-Star Matt Kemp as a part of Delta Civil Rights Game Weekend.                  ... read more >>
Jeter and Felix close out the Olympics
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 16 August 2012
   Carmelita Jeter pointed at the clock in amazement after the women’s 4x100-meter relay race.  Her team not only won the gold medal, but they also set a world record. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) United ... read more >>
U.S. rebounds in track to rack up several Olympic gold medals
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 August 2012
  U.S. 110-meter hurdlers Aries Merritt took the gold medal with a time of 12.92 seconds. AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus     Top 5 medal winners   Country Gold Silver Bronze Total United ... read more >>
USA Basketball considering age limit for 2016 Olympics
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 August 2012
   Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant helped the USA men’s basketball team win the gold medal.  But if NBA Commissioner David Stern has his way, none of them will be eligible ... read more >>
The Lakers trade for No. 17
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 11 August 2012
  The Lakers are now on the verge of their 17th title.  Andrew Bynum (17) served his purpose.  He developed into a good enough player to be traded for Dwight Howard (12), who can help the Lakers catch ... read more >>
Gabby Douglas soars to Olympic Greatness
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 August 2012
  AP Photo The Gold medal winning gymnast will inspire a generation of African Americans in the way that Venus & Serena Williams and Tiger Woods did.  The world’s greatest athletes converge ... read more >>
Compton’s Golden Girls: Venus and Serena Williams have become the greatest Olympic tennis players ever!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 August 2012
  AP Photo  Venus and Serena Williams have four gold medals each, more than any other tennis player in Olympic history!   Venus and Serena Williams have been climbing the ranks of the greatest tennis ... read more >>
Athlete’s Corner: You’re here…and they’re not!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 August 2012
  Jordin Canada is one of the best high school basketball players in the nation.  One reason is that she works out harder than her opponents.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Jeff Johnson is a former football ... read more >>
Around the Ring: 50 Cent and Money May's promotion company; Deotay Wilder is a rising star
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 August 2012
  Deotay Wilder made short work of another opponent.  That brings his record to 24-0 with 24 knockouts.      Time for rising star Deotay Wilder to step it up   If you like knockouts, watch a ... read more >>
Jamaican sprinters run past the US in the 100
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 August 2012
  It did not take long for Jamaica’s Usain Bolt to show that the world had not caught up to him, as he won the 100-meter dash for a second consecutive Olympics.  AP Photo/Matt Dunham   Jamacia’s ... read more >>
Jamaican Fraser-Pryce edges Jeter for Olympic gold
Written by EDDIE PELLS (AP National Writer) 05 August 2012
    Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, ... read more >>
Gabby Douglas wins a second gold medal
Written by Associated Press 02 August 2012
  Earlier this week Gabby Douglas was a part of the USA team that won the gold in the team all around gymnastics competition.  Now she has become the first African American to win the individual competition.  ... read more >>
Going for the gold
Written by Associated Press 02 August 2012
  Gabrielle Douglas, as she reached for the gold Gabrielle Douglas was part of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team winning their first Olympic gold medal in women's gymnastics since 1996, and is also ... read more >>
Around the Ring: Broner looking to be the next 'Money May' and Thurman creates his own controversy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 July 2012
  Adrien Broner (left) had an easy night against a much smaller opponent.  Photo by Joseph Fuqua/AP   Adrien Broner looking to be the next Floyd Mayweather   Adrien “The Problem” Broner is ... read more >>
Sigma Gamma Rho partners with USA Swimming
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 July 2012
  Sigma Gamma Rho International President Joann Loveless (left) and USA Swimming’s Talia Mark, Multicultural Marketing Manager for USA Swimming, signing the partnership agreement.  Photo by Glenn ... read more >>
Ryan Hollin's Basketball Camp - July 30th - Aug 1st
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 July 2012
    Hard work, dedication and commitment have been constant themes throughout Ryan Hollins’ 6 year NBA career and, prior to embarking on his 7th, he returns to his hometown of Pasadena, CA to give ... read more >>
NBA’s Brandon Jennings refurbishes basketball court in Compton
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 July 2012
  Tragniew Park received a major upgrade due to the efforts of Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings, who is from Compton.   Tragniew Park before it was refurbished.     Milwaukee Bucks ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Sure, the current USA basketball team could beat the Dream Team
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 July 2012
  The Dream Team (top) had some of the greatest basketball players ever, while the current team has many of the best players of today, but they are not stacked with Hall of Famers.    Please do ... read more >>
4th Annual Nike Basketball 3-On-3 Tournament
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 July 2012
The slam-dunk competition is one of many highflying acts at Nike 3-on-3 basketball tournament at L.A. Live. Photo by Jason Lewis There were a number of youth teams at the tournament last year.  Here ... read more >>
Around the Ring: Khan KO'd; Broner on HBO; and boxing in Hollywood
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 July 2012
   Cruiserweight boxer Paul Parker traveled to Hollywood for his first professional fight, and he put on a show…that lasted about two  minutes.  A big right hand punch and this fight was over.  ... read more >>
Blair Holliday injured in jet-ski accident, condition improving
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 July 2012
 Blair Holliday was featured as a Sentinel Student Athlete of the Week last year.  He graduated from Oaks Christian High School with a 3.7 grade point average, which allowed him to attend Duke University.    Holliday ... read more >>
Big Like Me football camp teaches fundamentals for the most important part of the game… the line
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 July 2012
 Fairfax junior Devin Rickenbacker works on staying low during a drill at the Big Like Me camp.  Rickenbacker started on the offensive line as a sophomore on the varsity team, and he’s looking to ... read more >>
Dawn Harper is looking for a second gold medal at the London Olympics
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 11 July 2012
  Dawn Harper trains harder and more intense now that she can commit all of her attention to track.  Leading into the 2008 Olympics, she had three jobs as a recent college graduate, and she had to find ... read more >>
High school athletes learn on and off the field at the 3rd Annual Christopher Owens Football Camp
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 11 July 2012
    Dorsey’s Delvon Hardaway (left) gets his chance to work against NFL cornerback Christopher Owens, who graduated from Dorsey in 2004.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Christopher Owens interacts with ... read more >>
Lakers bolster roster while Clippers keep theirs together
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 July 2012
  The Clippers will have Blake Griffin around until 2018, as he signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Steve Nash gives the Lakers the best point guard that they ... read more >>
Serena looks for more Grand Slam titles
Written by The Associated Press 11 July 2012
   Serena Williams proved that she is not finished yet as she won her fifth Wimbledon title.  She is now in the conversation with the greatest women’s tennis players ever, and she says that she is ... read more >>
2012 X Games Los Angeles Photo Gallery
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 July 2012
  Manny Santiago (left) from Puerto Rico flies through the air on the street course.  In his first career appearance in the street finals he placed sixth.  The gold medal went to Paul Rodriguez.  ... read more >>
Against all odds- Ride-Kevin-Ride!
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Contributing Writer 03 July 2012
  Blacks used to be very prominent in horseracing, but today there are only a few.  Kevin Krigger is one of the few, and he’s making the most of his opportunities.  Krigger has 6,196 mounts ... read more >>
Sprinters earn their ticket to the London Olympics
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 June 2012
 Justin Gatlin was the man before Usain Bolt hit the scene, but a four-year ban side tracked his career.  But this past Sunday he was able celebrate his win in the men's 100m finals at the U.S. Olympic ... read more >>
X Games is this weekend at LA Live
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 June 2012
Nyjah Huston was the star of last year’s X Games, and he is looking to defend his skateboard street title. Photo by Travis Burke/ESPN Images   X Games' Sal Masekela (right) interviews Los Angeles ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: LeBron James has finally arrived as one of the greatest ever
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 June 2012
     LeBron James now has the hardware to strengthen the argument that he is one of the greatest NBA players ever.  Photo by Lynne Sladky (AP) Please do not argue with the Sports Editor.  That's ... read more >>
Serra baseball has built a super program
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 June 2012
Dominic Smith is one of a few Serra athletes that is making a name for himself on a national level.  The junior is on USC’s radar, and he was the first ever sophomore to make the Milwaukee Brewers ... read more >>
ESPN’s X Games Celebrates 10th Year in Los Angeles
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 June 2012
Legendary skateboarding Steve Steadham catches some air at the Skate Pro Legends event at the X Games 16.  Photo by Jason Lewis The X Fest allowed fans to interact with the weekend events.  This skater ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Boxing’s constant black eye
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 June 2012
  Manny Pacquiao (right) out punched Timothy Bradley, and hurt him a few times, but the judges gave the fight to Bradley.  Legendary boxing trainer Teddy Atlas called the decision a case of “incompetence ... read more >>
State High School track & field championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 June 2012
Notre Dame junior Khalfani Muhammad (center) won the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and he helped his school win the 4x100-meter relay race.  Photo by Greg Smotherman/ www.smothermanimages.photoshelter.comLong ... read more >>
Tiger Woods moves the ratings dial
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 June 2012
When Tiger Woods is in contention for a tournament championship, the ratings go through the roof.  Associated Press photo By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netMany people still do ... read more >>
Around the Ring: Boxing action from Home Depot Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 June 2012
Winky Wright, right, takes a punch from Peter Quillin in the ninth round of a middleweight boxing match.  Quillin won by unanimous decision in the 10-round bout. Photo by Jae C. HongAntonio Tarver, right, ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: UCLA’s big recruit
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 June 2012
 Please do not argue with the Sports Editor.  That’s like expecting an athlete to pay to become a member of a group that generates million of dollars.  It just does not make any sense.  Illustration ... read more >>
LeBron James posts great stats, but disappears again
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 June 2012
LeBron James finished the game with 30 points, 12 of them coming in the fourth period.  But down the stretch of the game, when the Heat needed him the most, he went scoreless and was not engaged in the ... read more >>
Ringside Update: Tragedy hits boxing
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 30 May 2012
Paul Williams was one of the best and most avoided welterweight champions over the past 10 years, but his career has been cut short because of a motorcycle accident.  Photo by Eric Jaminson (AP)Johnny ... read more >>
The Clippers are heading into an extremely important off-season
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sports Writer) 30 May 2012
The Clippers have to resolve a number of issues going into next season, one being figuring out how to get guard Eric Bledsoe on the court more.  Photo by Jason Lewis This may be the most important off-season ... read more >>
Serena falls in the first round of the French Open
Written by Associated Press 30 May 2012
Serena Williams had never lost in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament until this past Monday at the French Open.  Photo by Christophe Ena, Associated PressSerena Williams lost in the first round ... read more >>
State qualifers from Southern Section Masters track meet
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2012
Girls 100 M Dash1 Ariana Washington     10 Long Beach Poly        11.61     2 Alexis Faulknor          12 Serra                           11.73     ... read more >>
Dorsey Boys and Taft Girls dominate sprints at City Finals
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 May 2012
Taft's Anthony Fowler ran an aggressive race in the 400 meter dash, but Dorsey's Rashard Clark was determined to win his second consecutive City title in that event.  Clark also won the 200 meter dash, ... read more >>
Sprinters set for the City Finals track meet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 May 2012
Canogo Park’s Randy Uzoma (left) edged out South East’s Robert Lewis in the 100-meter dash at the City prelim meet.  Uzoma ran the fastest qualifying time at 10.98, Lewis is second at 11.00.  Photo ... read more >>
Clippers took two steps forward
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 May 2012
The Clippers and forward Blake Griffin made great strides this year, but in the end it was not enough.  Photo by Jae C. Hong (AP)But the Spurs sent them one step backBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netAfter ... read more >>
Lakers continue to disappoint
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 May 2012
The Lakers were in a position to win both Games 2 & 4, but instead the Thunder celebrated on their way to a 3-1 series lead.  Photo by Mark J. TerrillDon’t count on a comeback from this Lakers team ... read more >>
Game 2 loss hurts the Lakers big time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 May 2012
The Lakers seemed this close, but in reality they were really far away.  Photo by Sue Ogrocki (AP)A win would have put them in the mix, but a blown lead has them on the verge of being out of the series. ... read more >>
B2G Underclassmen Showcase, youth 7on7 tryouts, and Instinct Training
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 May 2012
B2G’s Underclassmen Showcase has produced a number of college football athletes, as well as NFL players.  Photo by Jason Lewis Training to become an elite athlete starts at an early age, so B2G ... read more >>
Farmers Field will bring more than a NFL team in 2017
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2012
A rendition of Farmers Field and a rebuild Los Angeles Convention Center. Major upgrades to the Los Angeles Convention Center coupled with the new football stadium will take the city from the 14th ranked ... read more >>
Playoff schedule unkind to Lakers and Clippers…and so are their opponents
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2012
The Lakers could not stop the Thunder's athletic ability, while the Spurs were too efficient on offense for the Clippers.  Photos by The Associated PressBased on history, the Lakers and Clippers had no ... read more >>
Cook honors single mothers at Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2012
Brian Cook (left) poses with his wife Victoria Velasquez, two of their sons, Dorothy Williams, manager of Soul Food Kitchen, and Adolf Dulan, owner of Soul Food Kitchen.  Photo by Jason LewisBrian Cook ... read more >>
Former Carson High football player killed in shooting
Written by Associated Press 16 May 2012
Ken McRoyal was a native of New Orleans who moved to Carson after Hurricane Katrina.McRoyal walked onto the Idaho football team and earned a scholarship as a wide receiver. Ken McRoyal played football ... read more >>
Ringside Update 5/16/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 16 May 2012
Lamont Peterson (right) defeated Amir Khan in December, but that was after he was injected with a testosterone pellet, which is a banned substance.  Photo by The Associated PressPeterson vs. Khan bout ... read more >>
Playoff advancement bitter and sweet for Lakers, Clippers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 May 2012
Metta World Peace came back just in time to help the Lakers avoid embarrassment.  Photo by Mark J. Terrill (AP)Caron Butler was supposed to be knocked out of the playoffs with a hand injury, but he was ... read more >>
Athlete’s Corner: The skill of running fast
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 May 2012
Sprint trainer Jon Gilmer (right) helps a track athlete with his drive phase out of the starting blocks.  Photo by Jason Lewis The Academy of Speed makes an athlete faster by teaching proper technique, ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Just a reminder of what some of them think of us
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 09 May 2012
Please do not argue with the Sports Editor in person.  Do it from behind your keyboard where you can say pretty much anything that you want.  Illustration by David G. Brown By Jason LewisSentinel Sports ... read more >>
Lakers find killer instinct a little too late
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 09 May 2012
Kobe Bryant nearly willed the Lakers back to a Game 5 victory, but it was too little to late.  Photo by Jeff LewisThe Lakers were a no show until the end in series close out game loss to the Nuggets. ... read more >>
Clippers find a way in dramatic fashion
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 09 May 2012
After only one season, All Star point guard Chris Paul (left) can be considered the greatest Clipper ever.  Photo by Chris Carlson  (AP)Clippers provide high drama in the first round of the playoffs.The ... read more >>
Mayweather Earns His Bloody Money
Written by Kenneth Miller Sentinel Correspondent & Jason Lewis Sports Editor 09 May 2012
Miguel Cotto (left) challenged Floyd Mayweather, which only brought out the best in Mayweather, who landed 179 punches to Cotto’s 105.  Photo by The Associated Press Undefeated Mayweather cashes in ... read more >>
Follow the Mayweather/Cotto fight on Facebook and Twitter
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 May 2012
Floyd Mayweather (left) looks to stay undefeated when he takes on Miguel Cotto, one of his toughest opponents to date. Photo by Hoganphotos/Golden Boy PromotionsGoing to miss the big fight?  No problem. ... read more >>
Lakers look like contenders
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 May 2012
The Lakers big 3 of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum are coming up big in the early stages of the playoffs, but the reserve players such as Devin Ebanks (above) and Jordan Hill are contributing ... read more >>
All-American Heavyweights looks to save the boxing division
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 May 2012
Dominic Breazeale’s athletic career was nearly over when he did not make it to the NFL as a quarterback out of the University of Northern Colorado, but his 6-7, 270 pound frame is perfect for the sport ... read more >>
Frat Games basketball at Gardena High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 May 2012
The “Nupes” of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc knocked off the “Iotas” of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.   The Frat Games is creating a family environment while supporting the community. The Frat ... read more >>
Ringside Update 5/2/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 02 May 2012
47-year-old Bernard Hopkins (left) has been a legend, but after Saturday night it was clear that Chad Dawson is the best light heavy weight in the world.  Photo by Mel Evans/AP Age catches up to Hopkins, ... read more >>
The even more Curious Case of Metta… World… Peace
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
Metta World Peace had earned a lot of good will through community service and good behavior on the court, but all it took was one moment to bring it all down, again.  Photo by Jeff LewisWorld Peace had ... read more >>
Backlash against Griffin dunks leading to flagrant fouls
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
Blake Griffin and his teammates have to defend him from opposing players taking cheap shots at him.  Photo by Matt York (AP)NBA players are not appreciating being posterized by Blake Griffin.By Jason ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Verbum Dei’s Darius Spates
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
When a defender is looking at Darius Spates from this angle, he’s either going to watch Spates drive right by him, or hit a jump shot in his face.  Photo by Jason LewisSpates two favorite basketball ... read more >>
It’s put up or shut up time for UCLA, Howland
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
Shabazz Muhammad is the No. 2 high school player in the nation, and many believe he will be the one to save UCLA’s program.  Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast (AP)Kyle Anderson is the No. 5 high school ... read more >>
LeRoy Walker passes away
Written by Associated Press 24 April 2012
LeRoy Walker, the first African-American to head the U.S. Olympic Committee and coach an American Olympic track and field team, has died. He was 93.Scarborough & Hargett Funeral home says Walker died ... read more >>
The Curious Case of Andrew Bynum
Written by jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 18 April 2012
Andrew Bynum is dominating on the court, but his attitude on and off of it is puzzling at times. Photo by Jeff Lewis Dwight Howard has been the best big man in the game for some time now, but Bynum is ... read more >>
Clippers locked into the playoffs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 18 April 2012
Point guard Chris Paul (left) is playing MVP caliber basketball as the Clippers have been one of the hottest teams in basketball.  Photo by Associated Press Small Forward Caron Butler had a mid season ... read more >>
Collision All-American Game Rosters
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 April 2012
 El Camino College on Saturday, April 21.  The girl’s game tips off a 5 p.m., and the boys at 7 p.m.  There will also be three Junior All-American Games (5th, 6th, and 7th graders) at 1, 2, and 3 ... read more >>
Jamaal Wilkes Named to Basketball Hall of Fame
Written by Joseph Wright 18 April 2012
Playing a brilliant career that was often overshadowed by the brilliance of others, former Los Angeles Lakers' star Jamaal Wilkes was recently given the ultimate recognition: he was inducted into the Basketball ... read more >>
Arcadia lives up to its billing
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 April 2012
Raymond Bozmans of Fort Collins, CO, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.41, which tied the fastest time in the nation this year.  Photo by Jason Lewis Aaliyah Brown traveled from Illinois for the ... read more >>
B2G UNDERCLASSMEN SHOWCASE
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2012
Wide receivers and defensive backs have fierce competition while training at B2G.  Photo by Jason LewisOffensive and defensive linemen perfect their techniques with some of the best linemen coaches in ... read more >>
Sessions Filling The Void And Then Some
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 11 April 2012
With Ramon Sessions, the Lakers are no longer weak at the point guard position.  Photo by Ken Brooks.Sessions has put up better numbers than Fisher and Blake combined. If Laker fans still love Derek ... read more >>
Serena dominates, Venus improves at Family Circle
Written by Associated Press 11 April 2012
Serena Williams celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Lucie?Safarova, of the Czech Republic, during their finals match at the Family?Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., ... read more >>
Angels’ Torii Hunter has encounter with police after tripping home alarm
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 April 2012
Two Newport Beach police officers did not believe that Angels outfielder Torii Hunter was the resident at his Newport Beach home.   Photo by Jeff LewisTorii Hunter was visited at his home by police officers ... read more >>
Collision XIV features top high school basketball players
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 April 2012
Anthony January dunked over everybody on Taft’s way to the City title.  His high flying act will be center stage against the best players in the area.  Photo by Jason LewisKim Pickett led Narbonne ... read more >>
Arcadia Invitational is this weekend
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
Last year Dorsey High School won the seeded 4x100 meter relay.  Photo by Jason LewisMany of the best high school track and field athletes will compete.By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netGet ... read more >>
As the Lakers Turns continues
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
Andrew Bynum can be the Lakers best scoring office, but maturity issues are dogging him.  Shooting three-pointers does not help either. Photo by Jeff LewisRussell Westbrook showed that the Lakers are ... read more >>
Clippers “Get Right” at home
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
The Clippers are going to need a wing player like Nick Young to give Chris Paul some backcourt help.  Photo by Ken BrooksAfter struggling for nearly a month, the Clippers get back to winning at home. ... read more >>
Athlete’s Corner: An Ultimate Transformation Moment
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
Coach E says that a strong drive and perseverance are keys to athletic success.  Photo by Jason Lewis“Perseverance – The Key to Success” Throughout the 23 years that I have enjoyed running Collegiate ... read more >>
Ringside Update 4/4/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 04 April 2012
Timothy Bradley packs a punch, and he’s hoping to knock around Manny Pacquiao when they fight in June.  Photo by Julie Jacobson/APJean Pascal is looking to take on Tavoris Cloud, but a negotiation issues ... read more >>
Bryant benched looks like a non-story
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 March 2012
Lakers coach Mike Brown caused a big of a controversy when he supposedly benched Kobe Bryant.  Photo by Jeff LewisBryant and Brown say that it’s no big deal, but Bynum alludes to the coach proving a ... read more >>
Tiger Woods is (almost) back!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 March 2012
Tiger Woods finally got over the first hurdle in his comeback attempt.  He won a tournament.  Now he is the favorite to win the Masters, which would complete his comeback.  Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack/APAfter ... read more >>
Coaching change may be in order to save Clippers’ season
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 March 2012
There are have been reports that the Clipper players are tuning head coach Vinny Del Negro out.  A coaching change may be coming if Del Negro does not right the ship soon.  Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP The ... read more >>
Derek Fisher: A Lakers Legend
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 March 2012
Derek Fisher was a key contributor in five NBA titles that the Lakers won, and also in their seven NBA Finals appearances over that time period.  He was clutch in big moments, and his leadership was invaluable.  ... read more >>
Losing a legend could put the Lakers in title contention
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 March 2012
Through five NBA championships and seven NBA Finals appearances, Derek Fisher was not just along for the ride.  He was a key factor in a number of big games.  Photo by Jeff LewisSeeing Derek Fisher in ... read more >>
Gregory, Stills, Woodard Inducted Into National Black Golf Hall of Fame
Written by Rhonda Glenn USGA 22 March 2012
Ann Gregory, who broke color barriers in golf, won more than 300 golf tournaments, including four United Golfers Association national women’s championships. She also won titles in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, ... read more >>
Ringside Update 3/22/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 22 March 2012
Sugar Shane Mosley (Left) and WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez are introduced to an estimated crowd of 15,000 people in Mexico City at a press conference for their world championship ... read more >>
Sports History: Dorsey wins City championship! 1976
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
Taking a Look Back: Los Angeles Sentinel, March 11, 1976HOT & HEAVY – The action in the all-city 4-A title game between Dorsey and Crenshaw High Friday night at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion was hot and ... read more >>
Winning Big Not The Only Standard For Serra Girls Basketball
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 22 March 2012
(L-R)  Nicole Collins, Jasmine Joseph, Simone Thompson, Siera Thompson, Deandrea Toler, Rejane Verin.  Photo by Ken Brooks Despite coming one game short of a state title appearance, Serra girls (30-4) ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: Maggie Hathaway-Community and Civil Rights Activist
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2012
Maggie Hathaway with Ray Charles at the 9th Image Awards in 1976. Maggie Hathaway opened doors for blacks in golf and entertainmentBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netMaggie Hathaway ... read more >>
NCAA Tournament 2012: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina And Michigan State Earn Top Seeds
Written by Eddie Pells Associated Press 15 March 2012
Last year President Obama’s bracket finished in the 87th percentile among ESPN participants, but he missed on all Final Four teams.  Compare your bracket to his in the Obama Bracket Challenge at www.barackobama.com. ... read more >>
January dunks Taft to the City title!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 March 2012
Anthony January put on an aerial show against Dorsey in the City championship game, as he had seven dunks during the game.  Photo by Jason Lewis  View more of January's spectacular dunks here. http://www.lasentinel.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=919:taft-ain-t-having-none-of-that&catid=108&Itemid=198 ... read more >>
Narbonne girls defeats Fairfax 50-44 for the City title
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 March 2012
Fairfax put up a good fight, but in the end Kim Pickett’s 23 points and Narbonne’s tough defense gives them the City title.  Photo by Jason LewisNarbonne won their sixth girls City championship, ... read more >>
Inglewood on the Rebound as Unseeded Champions
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 07 March 2012
Inglewood’s Randy Onwuasor throws down a dunk to help his team win the Division II-AA title.  Photo by Ken BrooksInglewood was nearly counted out at the end of the regular season, but in the end they ... read more >>
Mayweather takes on Cotto
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 07 March 2012
Before Floyd Mayweather (left) can get to a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao, he has to face Miguel Cotto. Photo by Hoganphotos/Golden Boy PromotionsMayweather says that he is looking to add another ... read more >>
Tommy Hawkins reflects on life through his poetry
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 March 2012
Tommy Hawkins (right) has larger than life experiences, and he routinely rubbed elbows with the most famous people in the world, such as Wilt Chamberlain. ****Meet Hawkins at EsoWon Books on March ... read more >>
Report cites major issues with UCLA's basketball program
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 February 2012
The common thought is that UCLA's slide from glory was because star players such as Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Love (42) have bolted to the NBA before their eligibility was up. Westbrook only stayed ... read more >>
Taft ain’t having none of that!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 February 2012
Anthony January played above the rim for most of the night in Taft's semifinals victory over Crenshaw.  Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netSentinel sports writer/photographer ... read more >>
Dorsey taking out the Big 3
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 February 2012
Dorsey’s Donald Muepo helped spark their fourth period run that has landed them in the City title game for the first time since 1994.  Photo by Jason Lewis Dorsey has knocked off Fairfax and Westchester, ... read more >>
Girl’s bracket right on course
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 February 2012
Brittany Byrd looks to end her high school career with a championship. Photo by Jason Lewis  Narbonne coach Victoria Sanders is looking for her second City title. She led Narbonne to the championship ... read more >>
Heat and Thunder in NBA's June forecast?
Written by BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer 28 February 2012
A year ago LeBron James and the Miami Heat were supposed to run away with the NBA title, but that ended badly for them. The Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder may be the only teams that can ... read more >>
City Section high school basketball semifinals at CSUDH
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 February 2012
 Semifinals, Saturday at Cal State Dominguez HillsGirls #1 Narbonne vs. #5 Carson, 2 p.m.Last season Narbonne was heavy favorites to knock off Carson in the City championship game, but Carson walked away ... read more >>
Black History Month: Taking a look back
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 February 2012
 Check out the Sentinel Sports Section on Facebook and Twitter.Sentinel Sports Section Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Los-Angeles-Sentinel-Sports-Section/137328139648009Sentinel ... read more >>
Tradition Drives “Winning State” of Mind at Poly
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 February 2012
Destiny King hits a jump shot over Valencia. Photo by Ken Brooks Just when the rest of Division I thought it was safe to capture a championship, they’re back.  Despite preseason reports and an unranked ... read more >>
Ringside Update 2/22/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 22 February 2012
This past Saturday night Showtime Network broadcasted an exciting night of matches in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The night featured bouts between Paul Williams and Nobuhiro Ishida, Tavoris Cloud and Gabriel ... read more >>
Staying active at Rancho Cienga Park
Written by Robert Gillard III 22 February 2012
Some of the senior citizens who walk at Rancho Cienga Park have been doing so for decades.  As one group member said, “You just can‘t have a body sitting all the time. You‘ve got to get out and ... read more >>
On the Soapbox: Linsanity is rooted in race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 February 2012
But that is not a bad thingPlease do not argue with the Sports Editor. That’s like complaining about Jeremy Lin being popular because of his race. It just does not make any sense. Illustration by David ... read more >>
Big 3 plus a pair of party crashers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 February 2012
Fairfax and Westchester have been heated rivals for years, and Chauncey Hill (above) made sure that Westchester left their gym without a win against Fairfax this season. The two teams can meet for a ... read more >>
Narbonne Stays Focused Despite Waltzing Into Playoffs
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 16 February 2012
Narbonne’s Tori Breshers was a member of last year’s team that lost in the City championship game to Carson. But this time around they are looking to finally get the title. Photo by Ken Brooks. ... read more >>
Washington Is Prepped For the Title Or Bust
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 16 February 2012
  Washington’s Ralph Harvey Jr. attacks the basket against King Drew. Photo by Ken Brooks There was nothing new about winning the Marine League considering it was the third consecutive title for Washington ... read more >>
Los Angeles Kings celebrate Black History Month
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 February 2012
  The Los Angeles Kings will be holding two special events in honor of Black History Month. On Thursday February 16, 2012 they will feature three original Tuskegee Airmen (the first African American military ... read more >>
Nike Extravaganza a showcase for City Section strength
Written by Evan Barnes (Special to the Sentinel) 09 February 2012
Westchester’s Keywbon Powns battles against two Capo Valley players in a 45-42 victory.  Photo by Ken BrooksTaft’s Anthony January scored 26 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in their 73-57 upset ... read more >>
Black History Month: Desegregating college football
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 February 2012
Southern football was reserved for white players only, but when USC’s Sam Cunningham ran over, and right by them, Southern whites knew that they needed black athletes to compete. By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Neubauer taking his talents to the next level
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 February 2012
Drew Neubauer refines his receiver skills at a recent training session with B2G Sports.  Photo by Jason Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netTwelve-year-old Drew Neubauer plays ... read more >>
Ringside Update 2/9/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 09 February 2012
Floyd Mayweather is set to get back in the ring on May 5, but it will not be against Manny Pacquiao.  Photo by Jae C. Hong (AP) Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions found a fill in for the May 5 date ... read more >>
Giants prove that defense wins championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 February 2012
The Giants defense came up big again against the Patriots high scoring offense.  Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) and his defensive teammates had a lot to celebrate, as they were the driving force ... read more >>
Black History Month: The First Black Golfers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2012
John Shippen played golf in an era before the PGA restricted blacks from the sport.  He played in the U.S. Open six times, twice finishing in fifth place, in 1896 and 1902.Teddy Rhodes sued his way into ... read more >>
O.T. Pays Dividends for Inglewood in Ocean League
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 03 February 2012
Randy Onwuasor was clutch in Inglewood’s victory over Santa Monica.  Photo by Ken Brooks Inglewood basketball head coach Patrick Roy mentioned during the preseason that Santa Monica (14-8), (5-1) was ... read more >>
Super Bowl rematch or repeat?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 February 2012
Between running, passing, and playing defense, the Giants are the more balanced team, which the 49ers found in the NFC Championship Game, while the Patriots rely mostly on their passing game.  Photo by ... read more >>
Los Angeles and San Diego go to the wire in the California Classic All-Star High School game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 February 2012
Westchester quarterback Nicholas King reaches for the goal line after running for 35-yards.  The score gave the Los Angeles City Section a 21-6 lead over the San Diego Section team in the California Classic ... read more >>
L.A. Matadors taking on all comers… worldwide!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 January 2012
Terrell Gausha (left) of the LA Matadors throws the left jab, but his opponent should be more worried about Gausha’s right.  Gausha hopes to make the 2012 Olympic team before turning pro later this ... read more >>
California Classic All Star High School football game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 January 2012
Hamilton High School running back Marciss Grisby carries defenders an extra five yards after the first contact as the City Section practiced at Jackie Robinson Stadium.  Grisby hopes that a strong effort ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame Academy’s Danya Grundy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 January 2012
Danya Grundy starts on the basketball team, runs hurdles in track, and she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps by going to medical school.  Her 4.45 GPA should help her achieve that goal.  Photo ... read more >>
Price Makes a Stand for Division Supremacy
Written by Ken Brooks (Sentinel Sports Writer) 25 January 2012
Price’s Chance Murray throws down a dunk in a close victory over Leuzinger.  Photo by Ken Brooks With a who’s who list of previous opponents, Price (14-5) is once again in the elite mix of what coach ... read more >>
National team wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Written by Associated Press 25 January 2012
Miami wide receiver Aldarius Johnson out jumps a defender in the endzone in the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center this past Saturday night.  Photo by Jason Lewis Associated Press ... read more >>
Ringside Update 1/25/12
Written by Mohammed Mubarak 25 January 2012
Undefeated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (23-0, 19 KOs) will make his fourth title defense on February 18, against Gabriel Campillo (21-8, 8 KOs).  The fight will be televised on Showtime. ... read more >>
Serra Basketball leads Del Rey league . . . for now
Written by Ken Brooks (Sentinel Sports Writer) 19 January 2012
Senior guard Dakarai Tucker pulls up for a mid range jumper against Bishop Montgomery.  Photo by Ken BrooksComing into the first league match against host Bishop Montgomery, Serra had one loss this season.  ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/18/12
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 January 2012
There is only one offensive juggernaut remaining in the playoffs, as the San Francisco 49ers (above) knock off the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants roughed up the Green Bay Packers. The New England ... read more >>
Comments from Facebook 1/18/12
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 January 2012
The Oakland Radiers are looking for a new stadium, and Downtown Los Angeles is one site that they are considering. Comments from the Los Angeles Sentinel Sports Section, The Los Angeles Sentinel, and the ... read more >>
Clippers not fan favorite, but best in town
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sports Writer) 18 January 2012
The Lakers had a first hand look at Blake Griffin and the Clippers.  Photo by Jae C. Hong (AP) This is still a Lakers town, but for this moment the Clippers are the better team.Depending on who you talk ... read more >>
Points are hard to come by for the Lakers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 January 2012
Some polls said that Kobe Bryant was no longer a top five player in the NBA.  Well he proved that wrong by scoring over 40 points in four consecutive games and he leads the league in scoring with 30.8 ... read more >>