KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Eric Filia broke a 10th-inning tie with an RBI single - his fourth hit of the game - and Pat Valaika drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in UCLA's 5-3 victory over Cal StateFullerton on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three NCAA super regional series.
There are things one comes to expect in June.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rookie Yasiel Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Atlanta 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
As the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft arrives tonight, there's not much certainty when it comes to Santa Clarita Valley prospects.
Valencia graduate Madison Shipman enjoyed the best season of her college career at the University of Tennessee, and now she's been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Keilani Ricketts homered and drove in four runs, Michelle Gascoigne pitched a three-hit shutout and top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA softball championship by beatingTennessee 4-0 on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Women's College World Series finals.
MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the MiamiHeat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
It's hard to ignore the parallelism of it all.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run down the left-field line in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting top-seeded Oklahoma to a 5-3 win against Tennessee on Monday night in Game 1 of the Women's College World Series finals.
After 92 holes in five days and an emotionally exhausting week, Valencia High graduate Max Homa had to go 36 more and then two playoff holes on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grant Watson allowed one hit over seven innings to lead No. 1 seeded UCLA to a 6-0 victory over San Diego and the NCAA tournament's Los Angeles regional title on Sunday night.
It wasn't that long ago - 2007 to be exact - that then Hart catcher Jessica Shults was walking off the field with teammate Melissa Brown watching then-Valencia Vikings Madison Shipman celebrate a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship.
Johnny MacArthur shakes his head and has an incredulous look on his face.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doc Rivers and Larry Drew both got new coaching jobs this season. Needless to say, the Los Angeles Clippers dealt Rivers a much better hand that his counterpart received in Milwaukee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Hill did it at both ends of the court Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, putting together his own personal highlight reel in a season during which there haven't been many of those for himself or the Los Angeles Lakers.
SYDNEY (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The only thing better than breaking someone's franchise record is being able to talk about it with that player right after it happened.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul had 28 points and 15 assists, Blake Griffin added 25 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Detroit 112-103 Saturday night to extend the Pistons' losing streak to five games.
SYDNEY (AP) - After taking its opener to Mexico, Japan and Puerto Rico over the past 15 years, Major League Baseball is expanding to a new territory this weekend: Down Under.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Parker scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.
DENVER (AP) - Reserve J.J. Hickson had 21 points and Ty Lawson scored eight of his 19 in a late fourth-quarter run, helping the Denver Nuggets end the Los Angeles Clippers' 11-game winning streak with a 110-100 victory Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin entered the back half of his 20s with a birthday serenade from the crowd and another dynamic demonstration of why he's only getting better with age.
DENVER (AP) - Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in 47 seconds, and the Anaheim Ducks netted six in the second period to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Friday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After spraining his ankle, Chris Paul might have lost some quickness. He compensated with determination.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mason Raymond broke a tie with a short-handed goal early in the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped the Los Angeles Kings' eight-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Danny Granger added 18 points off the bench, and the Los Angeles Clippers surged past the Golden State Warriors 111-98 Wednesday night for their ninth straight victory.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones made a habit of winning big games at the Saddledome during his Western Hockey League career.