PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - When Datone Jones broke through the Nebraska line unblocked and pummeled Taylor Martinez into the blue-and-gold turf in the Rose Bowl's end zone, he created much more than a safety for UCLA.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released Tuesday its list of 10 student-athletes to earn 2012 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year honors, and former Hart High catcher Jessica Shults was named the top catcher in NCAA Division I play.
By Signal Staff and wire services Former Hart High standout and Stanford defensive back Delano Howell didn't hear his name called during April's NFL Draft. He also didn't hear his name called on Friday when all 32 NFL teams were required to make their final cuts to trim rosters to the regular season limit of 53 players. That means Howell is officially a member of the Buffalo Bills, the team announced Friday. As one of ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Chris Young hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Thursday night, snapping a six-game skid.
Surprise? To others. Not to those who saw Steven Manfro play football at Valencia High School in 2009 and 2010. The Santa Clarita Valley saw him shift, burst and bulldoze as the area's premier running back. But at UCLA, Manfro was just another player - not the premier running back he was at Valencia when he was the valley's football player of the year in 2010. He came into the spring buried deep on the ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barkley's progression at Southern California has taken him from a heralded freshman who sometimes made questionable decisions to one of the best quarterbacks in college football.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jim Mora made no big promises when he took over as UCLA's head coach, vowing only that he would make fans proud.
DENVER (AP) - Joe Blanton pitched effectively into the eighth inning for his first win with the Los Angeles Dodgers and A.J. Ellis hit his first career grand slam in a 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Someday, fans will file into Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch some other American star play.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have seen just about enough of Giancarlo Stanton.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have traded first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal.
DETROIT (AP) - For a change, Zack Greinke pitched like the player the Los Angeles Angels were hoping to get when they traded for him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier was 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, Hanley Ramirez and Juan Rivera also went deep against Nathan Eovaldi in his return to Dodger Stadium, and Los Angeles went on to beat the Miami Marlins on 11-4 on Friday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The lilting falsetto came from a 320-pound lineman as the Miami Dolphins' young quarterback walked through the locker room Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Rivera came up empty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal on a slick pass from Dwight King with 4:48 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied from a third-period deficit for their fifth straight victory, 2-1 over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Palmieri ended a 10-game goal drought with his first NHL hat trick, Viktor Fasth made 20 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 Wednesday night for their seventh straight home victory.
Alex Smith is headed to Kansas City, the first major acquisition by the Chiefs since Andy Reid took over as coach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points, keying a decisive second-quarter burst that put the Clippers in command, and Los Angeles beat the Charlotte Bobcats 106-84 on Tuesday night to improve to 23-6 at home.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press' poll has lost a game this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 20 points, four others scored at least 10 points and UCLA never trailed in a 75-59 victory over USC on Sunday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a sluggish start to the lockout-delayed season, the Los Angeles Kings appear to be rounding into playoff form - particularly on defense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter scored first-period goals, Trevor Lewis added his first career short-handed goal, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Saturday for their third straight victory.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The big boys brought their little girls to see NASCAR's shining star.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Parker scored 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 116-90 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory and first over the Clippers this season.
Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano was named the USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Magic Johnson considered himself to be the adopted son of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Shaquille O'Neal hailed Buss for his foresight, while Kobe Bryant cited Buss' ability to convince people to believe in him. Jerry West remembered a party-loving Buss who never went to bed, making it easy to be the first one at work in the ...