UCLA, USC in must-win positions

For UCLA or USC to make it to college football’s four-team playoff, they would have to win and hope that they can get the nod from the playoff selection committee.

‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ underscores historic parallels

“Was he insane? F*** yeah that boy was crazy, and he got a lot of people hurt!” —Afro-Puerto Rican community activist

Student Athlete of the Week:

It’s a family affair at Augustus F. Hawkins High School in South Los Angeles. Quarterback Dylan Lemle is carving up opposing defenses under the tutelage of his uncle and team head coach Milvon James.

NFL says it has taken steps to reduce concussions in recent seasons

Eighty-seven of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science after death tested positive for a brain disease that is believed to be linked with repeated head trauma and concussions, researchers said.

USC and UCLA are right on schedule

The football season has started as expected for Los Angeles’ two Division I college football teams.

Serena Williams’ victory over Venus brought in huge TV ratings

The Williams sisters proved once again that they are the biggest draw in tennis, regardless of gender, as they faced off in an emotional semifinals matchup at the U.S. Open this past Tuesday. Serena won the quarter-finals match 6-2, 1-6, ...

Boxing moves to center stage

Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins was the most excited speaker at the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux pre-fight media tour.

UCLA and USC ready to compete for the title

The college football season is a mere two weeks away and two of the local college teams are both in position to make a run at the PAC-12 title. But UCLA and USC play in one of the toughest divisions ...

NFL on the verge of returning to Los Angeles

The NFL appears to be on the verge of returning to Los Angeles for the first time in two decades. There have been several stadium plans proposed over the years, most of which did not come close to getting off ...

Why have Black players and fans walked away from baseball?

Chris Rock made waves after delivering a witty monolog in April about the lack of African Americans in baseball. Shortly after his rant aired on HBO’s “Real Sports,” it went viral.

Ken Turner strengthens family bonds through sports

Ken Turner and sports go hand-in-hand. He has surrounded himself with athletics his entire life. From being a lifelong fan, to being an athlete himself, to coaching at the youth levels through college, sports has greatly impacted his life.

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament returns to L.A. Live, August 7

California’s largest outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC4 Southern California returns to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles and L.A. LIVE for its 7th consecutive year, tipping-off with the inaugural ESPNLA 710 All-Star Celebrity ...

New plays sought

As a part of their new partnership, PLAY LA, Center Theatre Group (CTG) and Humanitas will accept submissions June 1-30 for the Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, which supports Southern California playwrights. Three finalists will be notified in mid-December 2015, and the ...

Young ‘Tina Turner’ takes parents to court

The actress who played a young Tina Turner in the 1993 film “What's Love Got to Do With It” is suing her parents, alleging they stole money from her and spread rumors that she has AIDS and is involved in ...

Chargers, Raiders, Carson complete NFL stadium land deal

One day after San Diego officials unveiled a financial plan aimed at keeping the Chargers in town, the team and the Oakland Raiders Tuesday completed a complex land transaction for 157 acres in Carson, where they are proposing a joint ...