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L.A. Bowl Teams Visit Local School for Day of Play
January 12, 2023
The Jimmy Kimmel L.A. Bowl gave back to the community by hosting a Day of Play for students at La Tijera Charter Academy. Student Athletes from Washington State and Fresno State visited the school to lead the youth through drills in various sports, including basketball, soccer, and football. ... read more »
As ‘The King,’ Pele Enchanted Fans and Dazzled Opponents
December 30, 2022
Pelé was simply “The King.” He embraced “the beautiful game” of soccer in his 1958 World Cup debut for Brazil and never really let go. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Opinion: Would You Pressure Your Kid’s Coach to Apologize for Winning by 106-0?
November 11, 2021
Coaches push the athletes they train to put their all into mastering the mental and physical aspects of their sport, preparing them to edge out competitors and perform at the height of their abilities. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Set To Construct New Team Headquarters and Training Facility on 14-Acre Site in El Segundo
November 1, 2021
The Los Angeles Chargers today announced that the team has reached an agreement with Continental Development Corporation and Mar Ventures, Inc. to construct its new corporate headquarters and training facility on a 14-acre site in El Segundo, CA. ... read more »
Now question in NFL is: Does Gruden reflect broader culture?
October 15, 2021
Current and former players and others around the league have varying opinions about a key question that arose in light of the racist, homophobic and misogynistic thoughts expressed by Jon Gruden in emails he wrote from 2011-18, when he was an ESPN analyst between coaching jobs, to then-Washington club executive Bruce Allen: Just how pervasive are those sorts of attitudes around the sport these days? ... read more »
Jon Gruden Resigns as Raiders Coach Over Offensive Emails
October 12, 2021
Jon Gruden has resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Dylan Lewis
January 23, 2020
University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) freshman Dylan Lewis rose quickly to become a key contributor in the Gauchos women’s soccer team. She was a starting midfielder for 16 out of 19 games, more than any other player on the team this season. ... read more »
LAFC Edge Atlanta in Thriller
August 1, 2019
The Black and Gold needed a win to get the bad taste out of their mouths after an overall unsavory outing against the LA Galaxy. They would find no easy opponent in Atlanta, however. The Five Stripes, as they are known colloquially, are already a mainstay in MLS despite being just a year older than LAFC, winning a championship in just their second season and setting a new standard for expansion teams across Major League Soccer, a feat that LAFC is undoubtedly trying to reproduce this season. ... read more »
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