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UPDATE: Ex-NFL Player’s Brain to be Probed for Trauma-related Harm
April 12, 2021
The brain of Phillip Adams _ the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself _ will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes and has been shown to cause violent mood swings and other cognitive disorders, according to the local coroner. ... read more »
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 »
UCLA and USC Display Their Skills at March Madness
April 8, 2021
The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins shook the men’s basketball world with their prominent runs in March Madness. Both teams defied the odds to display their strong programs. ... read more »
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“HERstory” Panel Profiles Groundbreaking Women in Sports
April 1, 2021
The Los Angeles Sparks brought together trailblazing women in the sports world for their HERstory Panel. The panelists included L.A. Kings scout Blake Bolden, retired NBA referee Violet Palmer, Kansas City Royals co-owner Karen Daniel, and SLG Impact CEO and founder Shauna Griffiths. ... read more »
Oregon State sues AP to stifle request in volleyball case
March 28, 2021
Oregon State University leaders are suing to block disclosure of details about an investigation of abuse allegations in their volleyball program, even as they tout a refreshed mission for transparency following their president’s resignation over the handling of sexual-misconduct cases at another school. ... read more »
Wife of Marvin Hagler Pushes Back on Rumors Fighter’s Death was COVID Vaccine-Related 
March 26, 2021
“I was the only person close to him until the last minute, and I am the only person that knows how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept reading some stupid comment without knowing really what happen. For sure wasn't the vaccine that caused his death. My baby left in peace with his usual smile and now is not the time to talk nonsense,” Hagler’s wife continued on Facebook.  ... read more »
Cal State Dominguez Hills Names Dena Freeman-Patton Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics
March 26, 2021
California State University, Dominguez Hills Vice President for Student Affairs William Franklin announced that Dena Freeman-Patton-Patton has been named Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics. She will assume her new role April 12. ... read more »
LeBron James is an MVP Both on and off the Court
March 19, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is almost averaging a triple-double with 25.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 8.0 assists. It is safe to say that James should be in the running for league MVP this season. ... read more »
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IN MEMORIAM: Boxing Great ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Dies at 66
March 18, 2021
“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” wrote Hagler’s wife, Kay. “Today, unfortunately, my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.” ... read more »
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Launches Science of Baseball Home Kits to Address Learning Loss
March 11, 2021
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), in partnership with Science of Sport, announced today the distribution of 100 at-home Science of Baseball Kits to support students from Tibby Elementary School in the Compton Unified School District, and the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) and Boys Academic Leadership Academy (BALA), which are the first only all-girls and all-boys public STEM academies in all of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state of California. To support the demands on teachers with distance learning and the need to provide STEM resources, LADF and Science of Sport are providing monthly teacher trainings and classroom visits, “Dugout Chats,” from the Dodgers’ Baseball Operations team focused on careers in STEM. ... read more »
Renee Montgomery Breaks Barriers as Owner of WNBA Franchise
March 11, 2021
Renee Montgomery recently became the first former WNBA player to become an executive and owner of a WNBA franchise. Montgomery now owns the Atlanta Dream along with Northland real estate firm chairman Larry Gottesdiener and Northland president and COO Suzanne Abair. ... read more »
NFL Hires First Black Woman Referee
March 10, 2021
Maia Chaka knows well that Women’s History Month is all about commemorating, observing, and celebrating the vital role of the fairer sex in American folklore. ... read more »
LASD Executes Warrant for ‘Black Box’ Data in Crash Involving Tiger Woods
March 5, 2021
 Sheriff's investigators have obtained a search warrant to access the ``black box'' in the Genesis GV80 SUV golfer Tiger Woods was driving when he crashed in Rancho Palos Verdes, with Sheriff Alex Villanueva saying today it will hopefully help determine what caused the accident. ... 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 »
Golfers Pay Tribute to Tiger Woods as he Recovers
March 4, 2021
It has been one week since golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car accident that broke his lower right leg and shattered his ankle. To show their support, several golfers at the WGC-Workday Championship in Bradenton, FL wore red shirts and black bottoms. A red shirt and black pants along with a cap have been a signature outfit for Woods. ... read more »
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