There are things one comes to expect in June.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rookie Yasiel Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Atlanta 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
As the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft arrives tonight, there's not much certainty when it comes to Santa Clarita Valley prospects.
Valencia graduate Madison Shipman enjoyed the best season of her college career at the University of Tennessee, and now she's been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau admitted he "was as nervous as all get out" to be facing his former team Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jared Dudley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and Chris Paul made five free throws in the final 19 seconds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 120-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.