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US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends
July 25, 2021
The U.S. missed its final nine shots, five of them coming in a 21-second span in the final minute shortly after Fournier — who led all scorers with 28 points — made the go-ahead 3-pointer. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Baron Davis
July 22, 2021
Known as “The Godfather of Los Angeles Basketball,” Baron Davis went from an elite prep athlete to an NBA All-Star who spent 15 years playing on the pro level. During his NBA career, Davis averaged 16.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He also shot at 40.9 percent from the field and 32.0 percent from the three-point line. ... read more »
Coach John Walton Smith Shares Secrets to Training Olympic Champions
July 22, 2021
Sprint-athlete, Michael Cherry, is following Coach John Smith into battle: after being cleared through the COVID-19 process they will participate in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Smith has been in this position eight other times on a consecutive basis. ... 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 »
World-Class Sprinter Sha’Carrie Richardson Is The Latest Casualty Of Decades Of Racist Application Of Marijuana Policies
July 15, 2021
“… ‘the rules are the rules.’ Yet, rules aren’t inherently neutral — more likely than not, rules are an extension of a status quo of racism, ... read more »
The Sparks Will Focus On Nneka’s Greatness
June 24, 2021
Sparks superstar Nneka Ogwumike is once again snubbed from playing in the Olympics. Most say it’s politics, but there has to be deeper reasoning because Nneka is undoubtedly one of the best players in the WNBA. ... read more »
Free Agency Creates A New Era for the L.A. Sparks
March 18, 2021
The free agency this offseason brought on a new core of players for the Los Angeles Sparks. Forward Nneka Ogwumike as well as head coach and general manager Derek Fisher are embracing certain changes as well. ... read more »
Team USA Women’s Basketball Hold Training Camp for Summer Olympics
February 11, 2021
The members of Team USA Women’s basketball reunited for a training camp at the University of South Carolina for the first time in almost a year. ... read more »
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UCLA Mourns Loss of Legendary Bruin Rafer Johnson
December 3, 2020
UCLA Track & Field legend, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion and humanitarian Rafer Johnson passed away Wednesday at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., surrounded by his family. He was 86. ... read more »
Lakers take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Trail Blazers on Mamba Day
August 24, 2020
Mamba Day was what Laker Nation truly needed since the untimely passing of Laker Legend Kobe Bryant. Lakeshow went showtime in a 135-115 steamroll over the Blazers in Game 4. ... read more »
Seimone Augustus Starts New Chapter with Sparks
May 14, 2020
After 14 years of being a key contributor for the Minnesota Lynx, four-time NBA champion Seimone Augustus signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Sparks. ... read more »
Alana Beard Left Her Historic Mark on Basketball
March 19, 2020
During her accomplished basketball career, former Los Angeles Sparks guard Alana Beard crafted a legacy with her tenacity and her defensive mindset. ... read more »
Team USA Awards Honor World Class Athletes
December 5, 2019
With the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games around the corner, the United States National Olympic and Paralympic teams celebrated their achievements through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow. ... read more »
USC Honors Tina Thompson with Jersey Retirement
November 27, 2019
USC Athletics honored one of their all-time top-performing women’s basketball players earlier this month when they retired the jersey of the WNBA and Olympic icon Tina Thompson. ... read more »
Oregon stuns US team; C. Vivian Stringer reaches milestone
November 14, 2019
It didn’t count in the standings, but the most shocking game of the opening week of women’s basketball was No. 1 Oregon stunning the U.S. women’s national team. ... read more »
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