LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luis Cruz and the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing the kind of spunk and tenacity that hasn't been seen around Chavez Ravine for quite a while, and now the playoffs aren't such a far-fetched possibility after all. Far from it.
Jeremy Zager, a manager in the communications and broadcasting department for the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, lives in Torrance.
NEW YORK (AP) - The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
PASADENA (AP) - Houston's high-scoring offense never got untracked Saturday night because of a hard-hitting UCLA defense and its own mistakes.
PASADENA - Although Brett Hundley is a freshman quarterback with only two starts under his belt at UCLA, he knows the surprising Bruins already have a concern most of his recent predecessors never faced.
STANFORD - David Shaw sat in a chair speaking to a round table of reporters about his Stanford team's upcoming game against Southern California this week. At the same time, Lane Kiffin was talking to writers on a conference call from Los Angeles when someone asked about the relationship between the young coaches, given the hostility that surrounded their predecessors.
Corby Segal, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in Lake Forest, Ill. before falling to three-time champion Nathan Smith on Wednesday in match play.
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
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe scored on David Freese's errant throw to the plate in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers evened the Freeway Series with a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
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.