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Dr. King Aided Progress in Sports, Too
January 13, 2022
Yesterday the world of sports and the rest of the world should have taken time off and saluted that man from Atlanta. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Battles L.A. County as Other Families of Crash Victims are Granted Settlements
November 4, 2021
Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late great Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, will not have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for her lawsuit against Los Angeles County. ... read more »
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SoCal Legends: Jeanette Bolden
July 15, 2021
Jeanette Bolden is a well-decorated Track and Field athlete and coach. The Olympian and UCLA star helped bring out the talents of the runners, allowing them to reach national and international stages. Bolden is also the third-generation owner of the 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: John Young
May 27, 2021
John Young was a major league baseball player and scout, but has built a lasting legacy by creating the RBI program for underprivileged youth. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Keyshawn Johnson
May 13, 2021
Keyshawn Johnson is one of the most iconic wide receivers out of USC who went on to have a 10-year NFL career. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Jackie Robinson
April 22, 2021
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson is one of the most iconic figures in sports history. He was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919, and his family moved to Pasadena one year later. Seeing his brother Mack Robinson compete in track and field inspired him to pursue sports. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Donald Penn
April 15, 2021
Donald Penn rose from a local prep athlete to a three-time Pro Bowler with a long career in the NFL. ... read more »
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SoCal Legends: Florence Griffith-Joyner
April 8, 2021
Delorez Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith-Joyner is the fastest woman of all time with track and field records that stand to this day. Along with having exceptional athleticism, she was also known for sporting one-legged body suits and elaborately decorated six-inch nails. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Paul Pierce
April 1, 2021
Paul Pierce, also known as “The Truth,” built a prominent basketball career by matching his talent with a strong work ethic. Born in Oakland and raised in Inglewood, CA, Pierce took an interest to basketball from watching the Showtime Lakers battle the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. ... read more »
The Thunderbirds Brought in a Golden Era in Los Angeles Sports History
March 4, 2021
During the 1960s and 1970s, the Roller Games hit a peak of national and international fame. Flocks of fans gathered to witness highly competitive and brutally physical banked track skating games. ... read more »
How NBA Legend Elgin Baylor Saved the Lakers in his Rookie Season
February 4, 2021
Among the Lakers retired jerseys is the no. 22 jersey which was worn by legendary player Elgin Baylor. He was drafted at a crucial time in the franchise’s history, back when they were the Minneapolis Lakers. ... read more »
Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker Willie O’Ree
January 14, 2021
More than 60 years after he broke the NHL’s color barrier, Willie O’Ree will soon add another milestone to his career. ... read more »
MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league
December 17, 2020
Willie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big-league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly 150 victories to his total. ... read more »
Missed opportunities sum up Chargers season in loss to Bills
November 30, 2020
The forgetful season continued as the Bolts added another game to their loss column falling to 3-8 after a sloppy 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday morning. With a roster possessing deep talent across various positions, 3-8 simply isn’t good enough.  ... read more »
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