On Wednesday, Valencia High senior Alison Lee was talking about how she has never made it past the round of 16 in her five previous chances at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
LONDON (AP) - Transforming the Olympic Stadium into a rural idyll is proving far from serene for Danny Boyle ahead of the opening ceremony.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The game began with an intense pitcher's duel between Cy Young Award-winning left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. That lasted for eight innings. It ended four innings later with slugger Matt Kemp doing what he does best.
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Local boxer Said El Harrak was scheduled to fight this Friday for the second time of his career on the Showtime network.
DETROIT (AP) - On this night, Quintin Berry was the best rookie on the field. The Detroit outfielder had three hits, two stolen bases and scored twice, helping the Tigers rally to an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Berry even outplayed Mike Trout - but don't expect him to push the Los Angeles phenom in the Rookie of the Year race. "No, man. That dude's ridiculous," Berry said. "If you ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Howard homered for his first RBI of the season and Joe Blanton pitched eight effective innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night.
From quarterback to kicker to slot receiver? Talk about the road less traveled. That, though, is exactly what former Hart High signal caller C.J. Reyes is up to at Idaho State University. The walk-on turned partial-scholarship athlete will be the starting punter this season, but a desire for more playing time convinced the red-shirt sophomore to approach a new coach about playing a new position. "I asked (head coach Mike Kramer) if I could start ...
A frustrating season for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat came to a happy ending on Sunday at Valencia High School, where the Blue Heat beat the crosstown Los Angeles Strikers 4-1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less than 24 hours after a game was literally stolen from them in the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave one away to the San Diego Padres with some costly errors that were converted into six unearned runs.
NEW YORK (AP) - With a struggling bullpen and facing a powerful offense perfectly suited for a homer-friendly ballpark, Mike Scioscia is relieved the Angels were able to escape New York with a win.
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The moment the group of American basketball players and coaches stepped off the plane and began walking through the terminal at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, they could feel the eyes of military guards upon them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-runner Everth Cabrera stole home to tie the game with two out in the ninth inning and Will Venable came around with the winning run when closer Kenley Jansen threw the ball past catcher A.J. Ellis, leading the San Diego Padres to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY - Baseball's star is on the rise in Los Angeles. How do we know? The answer lied in Kansas City earlier this week. A lot of the attention during Major League Baseball's All-Star week centered on the rise of two rookie phenoms - Washington's Bryce Harper and Los Angeles Angel Mike Trout and how both have become the future of the game in an instant. But closer to home, Trout and one of ...
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.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA's Most Valuable Player took notice.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 30 saves in his fifth career playoff shutout, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 1-0 victory over St. Louis on Saturday night and trimming the Blues' series lead to 2-1.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Way back in the pack heading into the final turn, Orb was calm even if his jockey wasn't.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a game-ending home run into the left-field seats leading off the bottom of the ninth, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley and Zach Randolph scored 23 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105 on Friday night to take the first-round series 4-2 and advance to their second Western Conference semifinals in three seasons.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the second straight time, the St. Louis Blues stunned the goalie that stoned everyone last spring.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal at 1:21 of overtime after the Red Wingsblew a three-goal lead in the third period gave Detroit a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks to even their playoff series Thursday night.
Valencia High graduate Max Homa claims he was stressed out and nervous all week long.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Steen caught Jonathan Quick napping behind the net and scored his second goal of the game short-handed to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Though it wasn't done with as much flare as the day before, Max Homa remained steady in the third round of the Pac-12 Men's Golf Championship.
On the first day of the 2013 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championship, Valencia High alumnus Max Homa broke a course record by carding a 9-under 61 at the North Course of Los Angeles Country Club on Monday.