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Popularity of NBA In China Seems to Create Endless Options
September 20, 2019
Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn’t know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. ... read more »
Local Tennis Program Gives Youth Skills to Succeed
September 19, 2019
The Pete Brown Jr. Tennis program was started to provide free tennis in the Los Angeles area. Organization creator Marty Woods started the program to maintain the legacy of his tennis instructor Pete Brown. ... read more »
Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks more money
September 19, 2019
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion’s share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jermar Jefferson
September 19, 2019
Snoop Youth Football League Alum, Jermar Jefferson, presented a competitive rushing game for the Oregon State Beavers last season. His efforts at the running back position earned him Pac-12 Freshmen Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. ... read more »
UCLA Bruins Lose Third Straight To #5 Oklahoma Sooners
September 19, 2019
The Bruin faithful arrived at the Rose Bowl in anticipation for a showdown against one of the most electrifying players in all of college football, Jalen Hurts. Upset hopes didn’t go as planned as (0-3) UCLA were defeated 48-14 by the #5 ranked (3-0) Oklahoma Sooners who got off to a strong start and never looked back.  ... read more »
Sparks Advance to the WNBA Semifinals After Win Against Storm
September 19, 2019
Although the Seattle Storm are the reigning WNBA Champions, they have never reigned in Southern California. The Los Angeles Sparks ousted the Storm from Playoff contention with a 92-69 victory in their single-game round 2 series. ... read more »
Rams Handle Saints 27-9 in NFC Title Rematch, Brees Leaves Injured
September 19, 2019
In the Rams’ final home opener in the Coliseum before heading into their new Inglewood stadium in 2020, Los Angeles jumped at the opportunity of picking up a statement win in its NFC championship game rematch against the New Orleans Saints. ... read more »
It’s Official: L.A.’s New Football Palace To Be Called SoFi Stadium
September 17, 2019
The 298-acre overall project will eventually include a performing arts center, hotels, parks, retail shops, restaurants and residences. It's being developed by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. ... read more »
First Tenants Announced for Entertainment District Around Inglewood Stadium
September 17, 2019
A beer garden/brewpub, a gym and a 12-screen movie theater complex were announced today as the first three tenants at the Hollywood Park entertainment district that will surround the newly dubbed SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. ... read more »
Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey wants to be traded
September 16, 2019
Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following a sideline argument with Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. ... read more »
Seattle Returns to Los Angeles in Round 2 of WNBA Playoffs
September 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks take on the reigning WNBA championship team the Seattle Storm in the second round of the WNBA Playoffs at the Staples Center at 12:00P.M. on Sunday. ... read more »
USC Trojans Chops Down Stanford in Pac-12 Opener
September 12, 2019
Down by as much as 14 points, the USC Trojans football team defeated their Bay Area foe the Stanford Cardinal in their conference opener. Stanford is the winningest Pac-12 team of the decade, led four-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year David Shaw. ... read more »
Don’t Worry About Todd Gurley, Rams Fans. He’s a Star and He’s Healthy Enough
September 12, 2019
I was watching the opening game at a bar with some of my old teammates, and when the Rams took possession in the fourth quarter up 23-20, I said it out loud: Run the football. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Myles Bryant
September 12, 2019
University of Washington Huskies senior defensive back Myles Bryant is a former CIF Southern Section standout who is seeing success during his college career. Although the Huskies are having a slow start to their season, Bryant has racked up nine solo tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss in two games. His defensive efforts aided Washington to a 10-4 record, a Pac 12 title and a trip to the 2019 Rose Bowl game. ... read more »
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