A dancing Anthony Ervin takes his hat off and jauntily tosses it at the camera, as the Hart graduate joins in the U.S. swimming team's video set to the ubiquitous song "Call Me Maybe."
What makes an Olympian? For the next two weeks in London, we'll get a chance to the see the finished product, as thousands of athletes take part in the highest level of competition on Earth in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. But every one of the athletes had to start somewhere. In a few cases, that somewhere was the Santa Clarita Valley. But what exactly does it take to go from somewhere to the center ...
Historians can trace some form of the Olympic Games back as far as 2,800 years. The Santa Clarita Valley didn't come into the picture until the last 28, when three former SCV athletes took part in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Former Canyon High player Cory Snyder and one-time College of the Canyons player Flavio Alfaro were both part of the 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team, which took second place. No official medals ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hanley Ramirez gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a good look at what he can bring to the table Wednesday night.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - The coach of Jeneba Tarmoh wishes the sprinter would have raced in a runoff against Allyson Felix instead of surrendering her spot.
UNIVERSAL CITY - Hopefully, the rest of the Pac-12 football teams enjoyed life without worrying about USC while it lasted.
UNIVERSAL CITY - USC Trojans senior quarterback Matt Barkley was tugged and pulled in every direction during Pac-12 Media Day at Universal Studios on Tuesday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright tried bragging about his hitting prowess, and broke down laughing in mid-sentence.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chad Billingsley strode to the mound feeling like a winner. Even though the Los Angeles Dodgers' right-hander was stuck on a five-start losing streak for a couple extra weeks while sidelined with elbow inflammation, he said there was no stewing before taming the St. Louis Cardinals for six innings in a 5-3 victory Monday night. "I don't even think about that," Billingsley said. "Your mindset is always getting ready for ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales delivered a rare three-run single in the eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the days wore on, Josh Wall started hoping that he'd at least get one opportunity to pitch before he was sent back to the minors.
Valencia's Alison Lee had it. She was 3-up on Australia's Minjee Lee, the world's eighth-ranked amateur player, after 30 holes at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship on Saturday at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, a victory in her grasp. But the Valencia High senior just couldn't hold on. On her final six holes, Lee made three bogeys and Minjee Lee closed in and closed out the Santa Clarita Valley's best girls golfer to ...
USA Cycling will reward gold medalists at the London Games with up to $100,000 in bonus money, creating the richest known Olympics financial incentive program offered by any cycling organization in the world.
As if Santa Clarita Valley golf star Alison Lee didn't already have a full resume, now she can add to it.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
ATLANTA (AP) - Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said too many walks and too many errors gave the Atlanta Braves far too much help.
BALTIMORE (AP) - All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race.
Christine Jennings and Alex Meyer were the big winners at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships on Friday at lower Castaic Lake.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heatlocker room after the third quarter for some quick treatment on his aching right knee.
SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted to the Stage 3 win and Colombian Janier Acevedo maintained the race lead Tuesday as strong winds replaced the heat at the Tour of California.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Derek Dietrich tied the game with his first major league home run, Juan Pierre singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Miami Marlins dealt the Los AngelesDodgers their eighth straight loss, 5-4 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg picked a good time to break out of his scoring slump.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels protested Thursday night's game against Houston and then beat the Astros anyway.
Johnny MacArthur just got one step closer to playing in one of the world's biggest golf events.