Rising track star overcame obstacles on and off the field

Calabasas High School sophomore Kyla Robinson-Hubbard isn’t afraid of hard work or to face obstacles. She specializes in the 300 hurdles, and the budding track star literally attacks them head on. A transplant from Chicago, she joined her Los Angeles ...

Former USC tailback Ricky Ervins named to Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame will induct former USC tailback Ricky Ervins to its 2016 class. Ervins, who attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, parked cars as a senior for 11 hours at the 1987 Arizona State-Michigan Rose ...

Dodgers program honing skills of the next great broadcaster

On Oct. 2, Vin Scully’s historic career will culminate after 67 years as the announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His career has been well documented and celebrated in this his last year behind the mic.

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.

Woody Strode: Hollywood mainstay

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Strode (1914-1994) was one of the most prolific and reliable African American actors of a generation. Acting wasn’t his first passion, however, as football at Jefferson High School and UCLA brought him initial fame.

L.A. Sparks continue streak and honor women

Candace Parker hit four three-pointers and finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 93-82 on Sunday night.

Pursue jobs in sports beyond athletics

One reoccurring theme at the Sport Summit was that “If you stay focused on business, you can have a career in sports.”

Sport Summit at UCLA focuses on the business side of athletics

Major players from the business side of sports will meet at UCLA this Monday, July 13, for the Sport Summit.