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 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...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    August 7, 2016

"It's a Giant Vagina!" Exclaims World Watching Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Did you catch last night's Olympic opening ceremony? Michael Phelps was the US Flag Bearer, at his first opening ceremony in 5 Olympics (his sleep schedule conflicted with the other 4 games). It was...

 

Tragic French Gymnast's Dreams Are Broken In Bone Snapping Accident....

The fist day of the Rio Summer Olympics just got off to a tragically tough start for a French gymnast. He just lived the nightmare that all athletes fear, a freak accident that will send him...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Sports    July 13, 2016

Isaiah Crowell Regrets Instagram Post, But Police Still Sore About It

Isaiah Crowell apologized Monday for posting an Instagram illustration of a police officer having his throat slit by a hooded figure. The Cleveland Browns running back's post includes a caption which...

 

Sheriffs play LA Police in a Friendly Game of Rivalrous Baseball

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department "Hooks" baseball team was established in 2009 when the Department hosted the Western States Police and Fire Games, one of the largest multi-sport athletic...

 
 By Amanda Ball    Sports    June 25, 2016

Queen of the Beach Invitational set to serve up top high school and college beach volleyball competition this weekend

Hermosa Beach, Calif. (June 24, 2016) ---- A new beach volleyball tournament is set to bring together the top female college and high school players this weekend and crown a "Queen of the Beach" at bo...

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    June 24, 2016

Olympic Drug Lab Itself is Suspended

The Brazilian medical laboratory responsible for processing Olympic drug test samples, instead has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency, a division of the International Olympic Committee....

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    June 11, 2016

Dodgers option Montas to Oklahoma City

DODGERS OPTION MONTAS LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas (rib resection surgery) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A...

 

Maria Sharapova: Two Year Suspension for Unintentional Anti-Doping Violation

Tennis pro Maria Sharapova, was given a two year suspension from professional Tennis for blood doping, the star announced on her Facebook page. "Today with their decision of a two year suspension,...

 

Transgender Female Wins Two Medals At Alaska State Track & Field Final

Clearly, not everyone in America is willing to accept transgender women as women, Caitlyn Jenner not withstanding. As senior sprinter Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot became the first transgender student-athle...

 

Kobe Bryant By The Numbers

Below are facts and gures about Bryant's historic career. • 48,527: Minutes played through April 7, 2016, the sixth most in NBA history • 33,521: Career points, third on the NBA's all-time...

 

Kobe Scores 60 In His Final Game

Kobe Bryant ended his 20- year playing career with the Lakers by scoring 60 points Wednesday night in a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. Bryant took 50 shots and made 22. He was given only token res...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 11, 2016

UCLA Sports Roundup: Best Week of the Year

If you are a UCLA sports fan this weekend and next week may be the best time of the year. The baseball, softball, track and field and men's volleyball teams will be in action Friday through next...

 

Dodgers Elated with Puig's Fast Start

There's no doubt that Yasiel Puig has a lot of baseball talent. But he's been so erratic with the Dodgers that he's inspired opinions from columnists and fans that he should be traded. But what's...

 

Griffin Is Back But How Effective Will He Be?

I went to Staples Center Sunday to see a basketball game. Instead, I saw a workout. Blake Griffin was returning to the Clippers after missing 45 games due to a broken hand, a torn quadriceps and a...

 

Despite Petition, UCLA Won't Fire Steve Alford

Many UCLA basketball fans are so eager to see Coach Steve Alford fired that they signed a petition requesting that. It's pretty shocking how UCLA recently finished its season, finishing 10th in the...

 

Dodgers Have New Payment Strategy: Will It Work?

Last season the Dodgers had the highest player payroll in baseball history-- $291 million. They didn't reach the World Series and now there is evidence that the Dodgers have adopted a new strat- egy....

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    March 21, 2016

John Wooden's Final Recruit Carries His Legacy Raymond Townsend Now Trains Youngsters – Thousands Of Them

This is a story of a remarkable soul, Raymond Townsend, the first Filipino-American to play in the NBA and the legendary John Wooden's last recruit before retiring. For me it's inspiring to see how a...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 21, 2016

UCLA Women Reach The Sweet 16

The UCLA women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 brack- et of the NCAA Tournament for the rst time since 1999 when they beat the University of South Florida 72-67. The game took place last...

 

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