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Lakers Awarded Kostas Antetokounmpo On Waiver Claim
July 22, 2019
The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim, it was announced by General Manager Rob Pelinka. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Defeat Dallas Wings in the Second Half
July 19, 2019
Despite having four players sidelined, The Los Angeles Sparks secured 69-64 victory over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday. Their defensive energy in the second half was the catalyst to the win. ... read more »
NBA Hall of Famer, Connie Hawkins—Who Played for The Los Angeles Lakers—His Legacy Continues
July 19, 2019
On a bright sunny day in Brooklyn New York less than a dozen people turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of NBA Hall of Famer, Connie Hawkins a stark contrast to a few months ago, in Brooklyn, when a crowd, in a torrential rainstorm, paid tribute to the late Biggie Smalls on the naming of a street in his honor. A Brooklyn politician who was scheduled to speak did not show up but that didn’t phase Isaiah Hawkins (brother of Connie Hawkins), Mel Davis (NY Knicks), Ted Gustus, Coach Ruth Lovelace (Boys & Girls High School), Ray Haskins (LIU, Alexander Hamilton High School) and Judith Brown (sister of ABA Great Roger Brown) who all stood outside Barclay's Center fielding questions with only three media outlets, of which we were included. ... read more »
Laureus Youth Summit Uses Sport to Create Change
July 18, 2019
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation brought together youth from around the country for the Laureus Youth Leadership Summit. At the Summit, 100 students exchanged ideas, engaged in interactive activities and spoke with Olympians. ... read more »
Boxing Great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dies
July 18, 2019
Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker’s illustrious International Boxing Hall of Fame journey to stardom was launched in Los Angeles at 1984 Olympic Games where he captured Gold as a member of arguably the greatest Olympic boxing team ever. His life came to a tragic end on Sunday July 15th in Virginia Beach about 18 miles from his birthplace of Norfolk, VA. He was 55. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ryan Lacefield
July 18, 2019
Junior sprinter Ryan Lacefield has the passion and perseverance to maintain the winning legacy that the Carson High School girls track and field team is known for. Her efforts would help the Colts win their 6th consecutive City Section Championship. ... read more »
South L.A. AYSO Soccer Team Wins National Title
July 18, 2019
A local girls soccer team made AYSO history by becoming the first all-African American team to win a national title. The team—known as the South Los Angeles Legends U12 (AYSO 1031)—came off a 48-game winning streak and an AYSO Western State Championship title before their victorious national title run. ... read more »
Anthony Davis has championship aspirations; officially announced a Laker
July 18, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka introduced its new prized possession in Anthony Davis as “the most dominant young basketball player in the world,” Saturday at the Lakers training complex in El Segundo. ... read more »
Scurlock’s Sports Writing Leads to 1st Place NNPA Award
July 18, 2019
Amanda Scurlock credits ‘Black privilege’ to her rise from Sentinel intern to sports writer ... read more »
SEC Accuses Minority L.A. Football Club Owner of Fraud
July 16, 2019
Jason Sugarman, a minority owner of the popular Los Angeles Football Club and son-in-law of Hollywood mogul Peter Guber, has been accused of participating in an elaborate scheme that defrauded investors in tribal bonds of some $43 million, ... read more »
WATCH: Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Anthony Davis
July 16, 2019
At a press conference on July 13, 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers introduced Anthony Davis. General Manager Rob Pelinka calls Davis “the most dominant young basketball player in the world.” ... read more / watch video »
Las Vegas’ Laimbeer And Washington’s Thibault Earn Spots as Head Coaches for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019
July 15, 2019
Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer and Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault have earned spots as the head coaches for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019. ... read more »
Boxing Champ Pernell Whitaker Dies; Hit by Car in Virginia
July 15, 2019
Pernell Whitaker courtesy photo Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. ... read more »
Sparks Make History on Lisa Leslie’s Birthday
July 11, 2019
The Sparks’ Sunday game against the Washington Mystics was historic in several ways. Their 98-81 win over the Mystics made them the first WNBA franchise to have 450 regular season wins. Sparks head coach Derek Fisher wished WNBA legend Lisa Leslie a happy birthday and attributed the franchise’s success to her efforts. ... read more »
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