Former Canyon Cowboys Alysia Montano hung on for her fifth career national championship in the 800-meter race on Sunday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
For the third straight day, an athlete with Santa Clarita Valley ties was involved in either the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships or the U.S. Junior Championships, which are both taking place in Des Moines, Iowa this week.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Hart High graduate Pat Valaika hit a two-run double to give UCLA some cushion, record-setting closer David Berg survived a rocky ninth inning and UCLA defeated top-seeded North Carolina 4-1 Friday night to move to the championship round of the College World Series.
In the first game of the NCAA Division I Women's College World Series, Canyon High graduate Brittany Williams could only sit and watch from the dugout as a familiar face stuck a dagger into the hearts of her Oklahoma Sooners.
Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano moved on to the 800-meter final on Friday by winning her heat in the event at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pedro Ciriaco tripled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgerson Thursday night.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down.
Hart High graduate and College of the Canyons athlete Tim White won the Triple Jump event at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, Mike Trout scored the only run on a wild pitch by Joe Saunders and the Los Angeles Angels edged the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks kept taking the lead until there were no more chances for Boston to come back and tie it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yasiel Puig kicked back in his chair, his well-worn uniform streaked in red clay, and calmly answered questions in Spanish. Then, suddenly, he threw his hands in the air and shouted, "Pow!"
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nick Vander Tuig scattered four hits over seven-plus innings and UCLA produced just enough offense to defeat North Carolina State 2-1 in the College World Series on Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins' offense to do it without another exhausting overtime.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Adam Plutko and two relievers limited LSU to five hits, and UCLA turned both of the Tigers' errors into runs in a tense 2-1 victory at the College World Series on Sunday night.
Valencia High graduate Max Homa was quick to understand his stay at the U.S. Open was short, however it was certainly sweet.
It didn't take long.
CHICAGO (AP) - Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Bracken Kearns scored his first NHL goal, Logan Couture netted his 100th, and the San Jose Sharks broke Anaheim's 10-game winning streak by beating the Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped their 13-game road losing streak with a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Fisher didn't let this tie last very long.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored a season-high 40 points, overcoming early foul trouble and a career-worst eight turnovers to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on a reckless driving charge for the second time this year after officers clocked him going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Derrick Favors made quite an impression with the first game-winning shot of his career - at any level.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.
MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James.
NEW YORK (AP) - If the NBA had a Christmas wish, it might be for a different holiday schedule.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night they cheered "The Catch" and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success right into the future at a flashy new stadium.
PHOENIX (AP) - Gerald Green hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Miles Plumlee grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns dominated the paint in a 117-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.