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 - With the sun setting and the lights brightening, a routine fly ball to left caught Cal Poly Mustangs right fielder Nick Torres by surprise in Saturday's NCAA Los Angeles baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The wave of emotion swung back the other direction this week for Valencia graduate Max Homa.
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat, the valley's semi-professional women's soccer club, had their fans and coaching staff sweating throughout the full 90 minutes. But in the end, the squad pulled out a 3-2 win in its home opener against the Los Angeles Strikers at the Master's College.
The Max Homa-led University of California golf team was pushed to the limit on Friday in the first round of match play at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Valencia High graduate Brian Mundell homered and had four RBIs to lead No. 2 seed Cal Poly to a 9-2 victory - its first in the NCAA tournament - over San Diego in an opening-round game of the Los Angeles regional Friday.
MIAMI (AP) - The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jason Vargas completed an undefeated May with seven sharp innings, Howie Kendrick doubled twice and scored three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 3-2 Thursday night on Chris Nelson's tiebreaking RBI single to salvage a split of the four-game Freeway Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Garrett Richards pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had RBI doubles in a four-run first inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened the Freeway Series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hart graduate James Shields pitched quite a gem for Kansas City. It certainly helped that Oakland abandoned its usual patient approach at the plate.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jered Weaver had no problem sitting through two long delays Sunday on his way to a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Edwin Jackson pitched six innings for his first victory in six weeks and Chris Coghlan hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Andre Reed delivered the emotion and managed to hook up for one more catch from Jim Kelly on the Pro Football Hall of Fame stage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kyle Hendricks scattered four hits over seven innings, Starlin Castro had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 8-2 on Friday night, snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak.
About 40 miles up the 14 freeway from the Santa Clarita Valley, roughly the same distance to Dodger Stadium, sits the Lancaster JetHawks' home field, The Hangar.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels powered their way to a victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.