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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Miguel Gonzalez took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Jonathan Schoop homered and J.J. Hardy hit two RBI doubles to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
Fox Sports is reporting that Saugus High graduate and Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone has asked to be traded.
This season has been a learning experience for two local golfers.
While Max Homa and Jason Gore are having success on the Web.com Tour, Saugus High graduate Nick Delio has his sights set on it.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Zack Greinke is getting tripped up by first innings.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.