In a sense, former Canyon High baseball coach Chuck Crim feels like he did 25 years ago.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Pau Gasol got home from the game and read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marqise Lee showed up in coach Lane Kiffin's office 45 minutes before kickoff with swollen cheeks and irritated eyes from an allergic reaction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have raised enough championship trophies to realize they really shouldn't be getting excited about any win in the first week of November.
LOS ANGELES - Last week, USC's hopes of playing for a national championship were all but washed away with a loss to Arizona.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 rebounds were not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darren Collison scored 17 points, Brandan Wright added 14, and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled the Lakers debuts of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash with a 99-91 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.
It was the first of its kind in the Santa Clarita Valley.
DETROIT (AP) - OK, so even Bruce Bochy has to grudgingly admit that his San Francisco Giants are on a World Series roll.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A roly-poly Kung Fu Panda outslugged the Triple Crown winner. An October outcast outpitched the Cy Young ace.
In the United States of America in 2008 and 2009, Collin Keoshian was the biggest fish in the smallest pond of prep football - 8-man football.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong and these San Francisco Giants sure have become adept at saving their season.
LOS ANGELES - Matt Barkley and Robert Woods, welcome to the USC record books.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 22 of his 37 points in the first quarter and made 14 of 16 shots before fouling out, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 112-105 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings won their seventh straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, helping the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant to win 114-110 on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
DENVER (AP) - Reflecting on his game during a monthlong recovery from a broken left rib has helped Ty Lawson come back strong.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andrei Markov scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Wednesday night for their sixth victory in eight games.
PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Barnes knows shooting nights like this are rare moments to be savored.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Kent Bazemore threw an alley-oop to Wesley Johnson for the go-ahead dunk with 6.9 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 107-106 on Monday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Even coach Bruce Boudreau acknowledged the Anaheim Ducks played perhaps their most dynamic hockey of the season early in their 5-3 win over Carolina on Sunday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Between Jamal Crawford's long-range shooting, Chris Paul's timely playmaking and Blake Griffin's presence in the paint, the Los Angeles Clippers have been too much for most teams to handle the past couple days.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although Jason Collins played only 10½ minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets, it was a groundbreaking appearance.