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Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years for drugging and raping two women

Former pro football safety Darren Sharper was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women he met in a West Hollywood nightclub, completing the legal downfall of the one-time Super Bowl champion and NFL ...

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gets Presidential Medal of Freedom

Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has another honor to add to an already impressive list of accomplishments. He’s a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient as bestowed by President Barack Obama.

Jalen Fisher: An outstanding young athlete with determination and purpose

One of the gifts of youth sports is its ability to merge the gap between individuals who come from different walks of life. On the field or the court, only one thing exists, and that is team. For Jalen Fisher, ...

L.A.’s Olympic bid team adds Allyson Felix as key speaker

Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three bid cities prepare to make their first presentations to a key gathering of global Olympic officials.

Rams give Inglewood kids chance to be ‘Holiday Hero’ for military members

The Rams have yet to move into their new home. The team still shares an arena with the USC Trojans, not far from their designated lot adjacent to the Forum.

Chris Paul donates shoes to students at Barack Obama Charter School

Nine-time NBA All-Star and LA Clipper Chris Paul is a game changer. As long as he’s on the court, teammates can expect something positive to happen. In this early NBA season, he’s again leading the team in assists. What’s even ...

Dodgers announce 2017 training schedule at Camelback Ranch

The Los Angeles Dodgers this week announced their 2017 spring training schedule, with their ninth season of Cactus League play beginning on Saturday, Feb. 25 against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch – Glendale.

Black athletes making history at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games come to a close this weekend, a reflection is in order to acknowledge how pivotal a role Blacks/Africans around the world have played in taking home medals to their respective countries, and breaking records ...

Emmett Ashford: ‘Stee-ee-rike!’

Emmett Ashford (1914-1980) was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Jefferson High School graduate broke down racial barriers much the same way as his friend Jackie Robinson.

High school sports participation is at an all-time high

With the school year right around the corner, many athletes who participate in fall sports are already hitting the practice field in record numbers.

Athletes to watch at the Rio Olympic Games

The world’s attention will be focused on Brazil for the next two weeks, with the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games scheduled tomorrow. That will launch a two-week athletic spectacle, where the world’s fastest, strongest, and most skilled ...

View Park gets national nod

View Park, an area of town affectionately called “The Black Beverly Hills,” was added this week to the National Register of Historic Places.

Venice Basketball League returns for the summer

Once again, the Venice Basketball League (VBL) has returned to the beachfront. Local community players as well as professional players will be competing all summer for the right to bragging rights for the next year and of course to hoist ...

The Olympic Appetizer: Team USA Men’s Basketball

The start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is fast approaching and it appears as though Team USA Men’s Basketball is more than ready for the challenge. On Sunday July 24, Team USA Men’s Basketball held an exhibition game ...

NBA great Nate Thurmond dies

Nate Thurmond, one of the most respected centers in NBA history, died July 16 after battling with leukemia. He was 74.

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