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Rose Bowl Hall of Fame to Add 3 Inductees at Pasadena Luncheon
December 30, 2021
Former USC running back Anthony Davis, ex-Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and All-American Michigan defensive standout Ron Simpkins will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame today. The trio will be formally inducted during a ceremony and luncheon outside the Rose Bowl stadium, just two days before the 108th Rose Bowl Game. ... read more »
Aaron, Elder Overcame Hate to Achieve Records, Milestones
December 28, 2021
Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. ``Hammerin' Hank'' supplanted Babe Ruth at the top of baseball's all-time home run list and Elder became the first Black golfer to play in the Masters. ... read more »
COVID-19 in UCLA Football Program Forces Cancellation of Holiday Bowl
December 28, 2021
Just hours before kickoff, the SDCCU Holiday Bowl between UCLA and North Carolina State at San Diego's Petco Park was abruptly canceled today due to COVID-19 issues within the Bruins football program. ... read more »
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Former USC Linebacker Arrested on Charges of Running COVID Benefits Scheme
December 21, 2021
Former USC linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain was arrested today on federal charges alleging he orchestrated a scheme that fraudulently sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-related unemployment benefits. ... read more »
Lakers’ Westbrook now in Protocols as NBA Virus numbers Rise
December 17, 2021
Russell Westbrook entered the NBA's health and safety protocols Thursday, joining Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brooklyn's James Harden as past league MVP's currently sidelined by coronavirus concerns. ... read more »
Kobe Bryant’s Widow Urges Judge to Allow Crash Photos Suit to Go Forward
December 9, 2021
Vanessa Bryant says she felt ``sick'' and ``extreme sadness and anger'' when learning that Los Angeles County sheriffs and fire department personnel had allegedly snapped and shared gruesome photos of the bodies of her late husband and the couple's 13-year-old daughter at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed nine people, according to court papers obtained. ... read more »
Reaction to death of Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer at Masters
November 30, 2021
``Lee Elder was a pioneer, and in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the cause of everyone who has a dream to play on the PGA Tour and perhaps thinks there were too many barriers before them...." ... read more »
USC Set to Introduce New Football Coach
November 29, 2021
Lincoln Riley is scheduled to be introduced as USC's football coach today one day after his unexpected hiring after five seasons as Oklahoma's coach drew praise from Trojan legends and college football analysts. ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Jayli Nealy
November 25, 2021
Jayli Nealy has been making the Irvine Valley women’s volleyball team a contending force. They go into the postseason with a 16-5 overall record and a 12-4 record in the Orange Empire Conference. ... read more »
Facebook’s “We The Culture” Panel Discusses Black Portrayals in Mainstream News
November 25, 2021
When Erica Cobb, co-host of the Daily Blast Live, first stepped into the world of mainstream news over two decades ago, she overheard a conversation in which an industry person considered Cobb the perfect minority for a particular role because, although she is Black, to them she “didn’t come across like a Black person” based on a stereotypes in their head. ... read more »
LeBron suspended 1 game, Stewart 2 games for altercation
November 22, 2021
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended for one game and Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart was suspended two games for their roles in an ugly incident during Sunday’s Lakers-Pistons game. ... read more »
LA County: No Evidence to Support Vanessa Bryant’s Claims in `Photos’ Lawsuit
November 22, 2021
Attorneys for Los Angeles County argued in a court filing today that Vanessa Bryant's claim of emotional distress caused by the alleged sharing of photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, the couple's 13-year-old daughter and seven others is based on ``hypothetical harm'' since the images were never publicly circulated. ... read more »
President Biden hails Milwaukee Bucks for NBA championship, activism
November 11, 2021
The Bucks were the first NBA champions to visit the White House in nearly five years, ending a Donald Trump-era hiatus. ... read more »
Davis, Anthony Lead Lakers in 126-123 Overtime Win Over Hornets
November 9, 2021
Anthony Davis led all scorers with 32 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and three steals, Carmelo Anthony recorded a season-high 29 points, making seven three-pointers, including a go ahead three with 2:00 left in overtime and the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a thrilling 126-123 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night at Staples Center. ... read more »
County Approves $2.5M Settlement of Suits Related to Kobe Bryant Crash
November 2, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a $2.5 million settlement for two families suing over the unauthorized sharing of photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, in which their loved ones also were killed. ... read more »
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