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) - Although Jason Collins played only 10½ minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets, it was a groundbreaking appearance.
Saturday, Feb. 22
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A two-goal lead blown in the final four minutes. A long shot that clanged off the post of an empty net. Two perplexing penalties in overtime, setting up a golden goal for Canada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Mills scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Tim Duncan had 19 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 38 minutes, and the San Antonio Spurs charged out of the All-Star break with a 113-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Indoors, American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold in figure skating's ice dance, finishing just ahead of longtime training partners and rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. It was the first Olympic title in the event for the United states.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kyrie Irving validated the fan vote and offered a glimpse of how good he can be when surrounded by first-rate players.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Lowering his head, then crouching in a corner, Bode Miller lingered in the finish area after his slower-than-expected Olympic downhill run, contemplating where things might have gone wrong.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers stormed out to a 31-point lead in the first quarter with Chris Paul back in the lineup and pummeled the Philadelphia 76ers 123-78 Sunday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Steve Nash celebrated his 40th birthday with a vintage performance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Quick beat fellow Olympic goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky with 24 saves, Jake Muzzin scored the tying goal early in the third period and Robyn Regehr got the game-winner 2:33 into overtime to help the Los Angeles Kings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers left Robert Sacre on the court after he fouled out in the fourth quarter. Coach Mike D'Antoni felt it was the best move for his depleted team.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota, spoiling Steve Nash's return for languishing Los Angeles and leading the Timberwolves to a 109-99 victory Tuesday night that stuck the Lakers with their seventh straight defeat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped their recent slump with a 5-3 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.