UCLA and USC come up short on final plays

This past Saturday, both UCLA and USC had opportunities to win their respective games as time expired, but fans of both teams left the games pretty heated. USC allowed a last second “hail Mary” against Arizona St., which led to ...

High school football: L.A. High is getting back to winning

Los Angeles High School has a rich tradition of winning football, but it has been decades since they have added anything of note to it. Last year they were 1-6 and they had to forfeit two games. Their last winning ...

High school football: Serra seeks dominance over the South Bay

Serra is taking on the City Section’s toughest league, as they look to pick up back-to-back wins against two of the Marine League’s best teams. Last Friday night they knocked off Carson 31-6, and this Friday they will host Narbonne.

UCLA and USC remain undefeated as they search for identities

After only two games, it is tough to gauge either of these teams because there have not been very many consistencies in their play. USC’s offense looked great during their victory 52-13 victory over Fresno State, but they won a ...

High school football: LB Poly is the measuring stick

In the quest for the Los Angeles City Section championship, Narbonne and Crenshaw are the front-runners, as usual. The season is only two weeks old, so it would normally be pure speculation over which team is better. But some questions ...

Ray Rice video prompts stories of #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft

As media outlets Monday circulated security-camera video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator, many wondered why the woman -- now his wife -- would remain with the fallen NFL star.

High School Football: A few local teams struggle

The lights came on for high school football last week, and not all teams looked like they were ready for gametime.

Sports/entertainment photographer Eric Wade dies

He dedicated his work to showcasing the best of the African American community

Watts team brings home a Nike 3-on-3 basketball title

The community of Watts was well represented in the Nike 3-on-3 basketball tournament, held recently at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles.

Black children are starred in the Little League World Series

African American baseball players are more than leaving their mark on the Little League World Series; they are making headlines. And while most of the American players are White, that is not the case for two teams.

Venice Basketball League honors streetball legend Ron Beals

This weekend the legendary Venice Basketball League (VBL) held the championship game of the VBL Playoffs on the historic main court at Venice Beach; but this game was not the only highlight of the day.

2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

If you're trying to create the perfect 21st-century city, it helps to start with a blank slate. Even if that slate is a sweltering strip of sand.

The Carson Ravens attend USC training camp

The Carson Ravens’ Pee Wee team spent their first two days of training camp practicing at USC, on the same field where the college team holds a number of their workouts. The kids were able to work on the fundamentals ...

Four brothers are rising through the tennis ranks

Two years ago, Richard and Fred Williams noticed four brothers hanging around the tennis shop at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex. As the managers of the shop, they remembered the boys from National Junior Tennis League clinics, which were held at ...

Byron Scott named new Lakers coach

Byron Scott was introduced this week as the Los Angeles Lakers new coach, returning to the team he played with for 11 seasons, including as the starting shooting guard on three NBA championship teams in the 1980s.