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Two Billion People Transfixed By the Indian Premiere League Cricket tournament in Dubai

10.12.21: Thirty-five Degrees Celsius. 95 Farenheit. Scorching heat in the desert. Stadium full of obsessed fans in yellow and blue shirts. But the real heat is on the pitch as the most awaited...

 

Santa Monica's Laura Gordon Chosen as Head Coach of the Open Tennis Team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel

Laura Gordon of Santa Monica was named Head Coach of the Open Tennis Team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel – which will take place July 2022. The Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    July 30, 2021

There's a Good Reason the Norway Women's Beach Handball Uniforms Are Different. Here It Is:

It's the summer, nothing's on TV and the top story in the world are the bikini bottoms worn by the Norway Women's Beach Handball Team. Personally, I'll take this over any Covid related story. Beach Ha...

 

Santa Monica Police Sponsor 5K Race in Memory of Officer Lost to an IED in Afghanistan in 2005

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will be joining the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) to host the Inaugural Rick Crocker Challenge, a 5K run/walk pairing the youth of our...

 

First Post Pandemic Super Bowl Slated for SoFi Stadium in Inglewood

Today the National Football League (NFL) and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee (LASBHC) confirmed the Super Bowl LVI game will be played on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in...

 

Despite LA Marathon Postponement, Santa Monica PAL Will Create Its Own Marathon For Its Youth Running Program

3/17 "I felt so accomplished and felt unbeatable," said 17-year-old Audrialice Evans about running her first race. Running has become a passion for her and 7 youths, aged 12-17 who have been training...

 

Los Angeles County Can Now Allow Moderate and High Contact Sports

As of Friday, updated State guidance allows for all outdoor youth and adult recreational sports, including moderate contact and high contact sports, to resume practice, training and competitions in co...

 

Local Youth Score Big with Online Chevron Soccer Academy

Chevron Open Goal Project and Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) are taking their in-person, professional-level training digital with Chevron Soccer Academy Online Training – a program designed to...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    February 9, 2021

Super Bowl halftime show a little incomprehensible. Who's the Weeknd anyway?

The Weeknd's super weird, Superbowl half time show made no sense to anyone. The guys marching in masks was half Michael Jackon's Thriller, Half pandemic fears. It sucked as much as Bruce...

 

A Local Soccer Coach Reveals How to Make Everyone a Stakeholder In The Success of an AYSO Team

"What do you know about coaching?" The question was valid; it was the sneer that got me. I turned into the narrow, skeptical eyes that pierced me from the passenger seat. "Huh? What do you know about...

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    July 12, 2020

Covid Era: Stanford Eliminates 11 Varsity Team Sports for 2020-2021

Citing budget constraints and Covid-19, Stanford University has announced that it will eliminate eleven sports for 2020. These include fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men's rowing, co-ed an...

 

City Should Continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times

We hope that the Santa Monica City Council will vote to continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times. Specifically we hope that access to Clover Park, Memorial Park,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    May 1, 2020

"If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?"

"If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?" a reporter asked Trey Adams. "Uh,..... a bigger dick," he replied after a moment of thought. The reporter laughed. Trey Adams, a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Sports    March 11, 2020

Person Working the BNP Paribas Tennis Open Contracts CoronaVirus. Possibly a Tennis Pro Player

Sunday night, the first case of Coronavirus was diagnosed in Riverside County. The media said the patient was being treated at the Eisenhower med center in Rancho Mirage. However one local TV station...

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Adam Scott at the Genesis Invitational Golf Tournament Saturday

Tiger Woods came into the round after a year where he let the field know he was the still a force to be feared. He narrowly made the cut, but was in the place that struck fear into the tour for so...

 

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka Face off against Spain's John Rahm

As Friday's play proved, this year's field for the Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades may have the strongest field of any golf event for the year, having nine of the top ten...

 

Kobe Bryant, daughter, 4 friends and a pilot killed in helicopter crash in Calabassas

Nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Malibu included basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, said Alex Villanueva, chief of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept. Bryant's other...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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