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 By Rachel Ganz    Sports    November 11, 2019 

Do we really love horses? Or do we just love to watch them race.

On November 1-2 the Breeder's Cup Word Championship 2019 returned for the 10th time to the Santa Anita Park Racetrack, surrounded by the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia. The Breeder's...

 
 By David Ganezer    Sports    November 11, 2019 

Malibu Half Marathon and 5K runs across Zuma Beach Sunday

The eighth annual Malibu Half Marathon ran through Zuma Beach on Sunday, Nov. 6. A 5,000 meter fun run also had a few hundred entrants. About 2,500 runners ran the annual event, which organizers...

 
 By Preity Upala    Sports    July 22, 2019

GBK Honors Sports' greatest at the 2019 ESPY Awards Celebrity Gifting Lounge

The ESPY Awards are what the Oscars are to actors and filmmakers. The highest recognition of talent and performance in Sport. During the 2019 ESPY AWARD seasons of the year, GBK was once again the...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Sports    July 16, 2019

GBK Productions Pre-ESPY Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge packed with outstanding athletes in sporting world

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 GBK Productions hosted their annual Pre-Espy Awards Celebrity Gift lounge at the beautiful La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. This was a lavish and enjoyable celebration that...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    July 14, 2019

Tyler Skaggs Mother Debbie Throws Out the First Pitch at Friday's Angels v. Mariners Game

Friday night July 12, Debbie Skaggs threw out the first pitch, and the entire Angels team wore "45" in memory of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs died on July 1 of uncertain causes, and this was...

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    July 6, 2019

Hometown Hero Tyler Skagg's Had a Dark Side, Autopsy Report Reveals

Update: On August 30, 2019, the Tarrant County Toxicologist said that Tyler Skaggs had alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone all present in his system at his death. He choked on his own vomit. This is...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 6, 2019

Samohi's Skaggs To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

We're posting a 2014 old story about Tyler Skaggs on the homepage. Nerves are raw, and he is missed, so let's talk about his life rather than his demise. Santa Monica will surely never know anyone...

 

Samohi Baseball Finishes Season With Winning Record

The last inning of our final CIF game pretty much summed up our season. We faced Torrance which was the #1 seed. We were down 10-2 with 2 outs. Rather than giving up, our team rallied and scored some...

 

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya appeals Testosterone Ruling to Switzerland's

Berlin (dpa) - South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to Switzerland's highest court to challenge a recent ruling preventing her from competing unless she takes...

 
 By David Ganezer    Sports    March 21, 2019

LA Marathon Runs to the Sea Sunday Morning, March 24 2019

The LA Marathon will wend it's way to the finish line at Ocean Avenue and the California Incline Sunday morning, March 24th. The starting pistol is at 7 am, so runners should start cross the line abou...

 

Clouds, Uncertainty Reign in Golf Genesis Open Thursday at Riviera Country Club

Uncertainty is the keyword for this year's Genesis Open at Riviera.  If the weather allows play, the brightest names in golf will hit the course in an event where nothing can be taken for granted....

 

Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk & Jordan Speith To Headline Genesis Open a the Riviera

Bubba Watson was preparing for his post-golf life around at this time last year when his win in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club reassured him that his talent was still there. This year's...

 

Do You Hate Football? Free Admission to LA Museums for Superbowl Weekend

I must confess nothing about the Superbowl is interesting to me, except the guys at football parties. Do you secretly feel like I do? If you don't want to watch the superbowl, the Los Angeles Area...

 

Santa Anita Winter Meet Off to a Rollicking Start as All-sources Handle of $20.4M Sets Opening Day Record

*World class performances, record crowds, Mathis Brothers Furniture plush toys & college scholarships  and whiskey tasting made for a memorable day. Santa Anita Park's 2018-19 Winter Meeting got...

 
 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,...

 

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