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 By Preity Uupala    Sports    July 27, 2018

Mesut Özil Walks Away from German Team Alleging Racism on a Sad Day for German Football

One of the most scandalous stories to hit the soccer world was yesterday's news surrounding mid-fielder Mesut Özil's departure from the German national team due to "racial and disrespect". A...

 

Top Ten #FakeOlympicFacts Trends on Twitter, as Korean Winter Olympics Close

1. The closing ceremony is a recording of the opening ceremony, played backwards #FakeOlympicsFacts. Carl Hult 2. The Canadians actually apologized for winning so much. #FakeOlympicsFacts. --Innocent...

 

Hard to Believe: Los Angeles Rams Rout the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field

There's a new sheriff in the NFC West... wearing a blue helmet with white horns. The reign of the Seahawks came crashing down at CenturyLink Field as the Los Angeles Rams pillaged Seattle, 42-7. The...

 

Listen To The Magic: "Koby! We need you! This Country needs to come together & you are able to bring us all together!"

Imagine a gathering of 20,000 people, all coming together to celebrate their hero, Kobe Bryant, leaving the Lakers. They see both his jerseys, No. 8 & 24 hanging on the dais for display. This outs...

 

Honolulu, 2016: My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This column by sports editor Mitch Chortkoff appeared two years ago in the Observer and is being run again due to recent requests from readers.) It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    December 23, 2017

With A Loss at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Chargers Playoff Chances Suffer

The Los Angeles Chargers have come a long way from their 0-4 start. They won four straight and seven of nine games to get over .500 and back into the playoff race. They had overcome some early season...

 
 By Zane    Sports    May 15, 2017

International Cheer Union Receives Provisional Recognition by International Olympic Committee

The International Cheer Union (ICU) today expressed its appreciation to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its decision this week providing provisional recognition...

 
 By Grace Smith    Sports    May 8, 2017

Jordan Herrera and Sharieff Reed of SMC Finish First, Second in Conference Finals

Results of the SMC Corsairs Men's Track and Field Team as well as the Women's Track and Field Team in the Western State Conference Championships held this weekend at Moorpark College. The Santa...

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    April 1, 2017

Oakland Raiders Will Move to Las Vegas, Despite NFL Opposition to Gambling

Despite traditional opposition to sports gambling, the owners of NFL teams have approved a proposed merger of hte Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas NV. Monday at a Phoenix resort for the annual league...

 

25,000 runners Finish the Los Angeles Marathon

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is this Sunday, March 19. Santa Monica will welcome runners and spectators to the finish line. Here's what you need to know to b...

 

Lightning Strikes, Tree Falls Unto Genesis Open Golf Tournament. Course closed for the day

The wind toppled a large eucalyptus tree onto a pathway at the golf course at the Genesis just before noon. The tree appears to have fallen on no one but startled onlookers. The annual tournament,...

 

Tiger Woods Pulls back, Pulls Out of Genesis Open Golf Tournament

Tiger Woods’ much-anticipated return to the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open took a disappointing turn Friday, as the former top-ranked player announced his withdrawal from the event due...

 

Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Adam Vinatieri Sets A New Guinness World Records Title

"Mr. Clutch" is OFFICIALLY AMAZING. Four-time Super Bowl champion and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri just set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for "Most American football field goals made...

 

Latest photos from the Genesis Open golf tournament.

Justin Thomas, that Perez, Brandon steel, John ram, McKenzie use, Charles how old are third, Hudson swapper....

 

Tiger Woods is back at the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open Golf Tournament

Riviera Country Club is bringing back Tiger Woods for the first time in ten years and introducing a raft of changes for Westside golf fans. When the newly-renamed Genesis Open tees off on February...

 

Jonathon D. Fischer Foundation to Donate $700,000 to Charities after World Marathon Challenge

Toronto native Jonathon Fischer, will be one of the first Canadians to compete in the grueling World Marathon Challenge which commences Monday, January 23rd in Antarctica. Competitors in the World...

 

Brits And Americans Join Forces to Break Records and Cross The Pond in The World's Toughest Row

American and British rowers have combined efforts to break the world record for the fastest four-man crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world's...

 

NCAA Boycotts North Carolina to Protest State's Transgender Bathroom Laws

Two college athletic associations have stated they will boycott North Carolina to protest the state's transgender bathroom laws. North Carolina is among 29 states that will not recognize "sexual...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    August 24, 2016

Speedo, Ralph Lauren end Sponsorship of Ryan Lochte

Breaking news, August 22 2016: Sports apparel manufacturer Speedo has ended its sponsorship of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. Lochte, 31, has now lost all four of his endorsement deals. The decision to...

 

Kate Grace Finishes 8th in the Olympic 800 Meter Finals Behind Caster Semenya

Santa Monica resident Kate Grace has finished 8th in the finals of the 800 Meters. Her time was 159.59 seconds, a very respectable time and only 4.29 seconds behind the winner, muscular South African...

 

Kate Grace Advances to the Olympic 800 Meter Finals Behind Intersex Runner Caster Semenya

In her first Olympic appearance, Kate Grace advanced to the Olympic 800 Meter finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, by finishing third in her section behind Caster Semenya and Lynsey Sharp with a new...

 

Rio Police Pull US Swimmers Off Plane Home for Lying to Rio Police

Update 8/19: Jimmy Feigen, one of the U.S. Olympic swimmers caught up in Ryan Lochte's fabricated tale of robbery in Rio reached a deal with authorities to donate $11,000 in order to leave Brazil,...

 

American Chiropractor David Pascal Helps Athletes in Rio

I've known David Pascal for 40 years. He is now a Chiropractor focusing on sports medicine and neurologic injuries. David attended University High School in West LA, where he was the individual City...

 

Santa Monica's Kate Grace to Compete in 800 Meters in Rio Games

Kate Grace to Compete in 800 Meters in Rio Santa Monica Resident Kate Grace, 27, earned a berth on the Rio Olympic team by winning the 800-meter race at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials July 15...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    August 8, 2016

Twitter Abuzz with Fake Olympic History

As the 2016 Rio Olympics stumble on; Twitter, that 140 character protocol for testing our ability to amuse total strangers, is ablaze this week with false Olympic history. Newspaper editors searching...

 

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