An 11-year-old youth baseball team has set out to make a difference that goes beyond the game of baseball.
With some players in the Major Leagues, and many more in the minors, the Santa Clarita Valley has always been known for being a hotbed of baseball talent.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dodgers newcomer Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NL West.
LONDON (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team open play Saturday against a team they just pounded by 54 points.
LONDON (AP) - South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away, arrow at the ready. It doesn't stop the legally blind Olympian from hitting the grapefruit-sized yellow center - again and again and again.
A dancing Anthony Ervin takes his hat off and jauntily tosses it at the camera, as the Hart graduate joins in the U.S. swimming team's video set to the ubiquitous song "Call Me Maybe."
What makes an Olympian? For the next two weeks in London, we'll get a chance to the see the finished product, as thousands of athletes take part in the highest level of competition on Earth in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. But every one of the athletes had to start somewhere. In a few cases, that somewhere was the Santa Clarita Valley. But what exactly does it take to go from somewhere to the center ...
Historians can trace some form of the Olympic Games back as far as 2,800 years. The Santa Clarita Valley didn't come into the picture until the last 28, when three former SCV athletes took part in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Former Canyon High player Cory Snyder and one-time College of the Canyons player Flavio Alfaro were both part of the 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team, which took second place. No official medals ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hanley Ramirez gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a good look at what he can bring to the table Wednesday night.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - The coach of Jeneba Tarmoh wishes the sprinter would have raced in a runoff against Allyson Felix instead of surrendering her spot.
UNIVERSAL CITY - Hopefully, the rest of the Pac-12 football teams enjoyed life without worrying about USC while it lasted.
UNIVERSAL CITY - USC Trojans senior quarterback Matt Barkley was tugged and pulled in every direction during Pac-12 Media Day at Universal Studios on Tuesday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright tried bragging about his hitting prowess, and broke down laughing in mid-sentence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers began the season poorly and then soared from last to first during a torrid 50-game stretch to make the playoffs for the first time in four years. The way they exited overshadowed it all.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are going back to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Tommy Rees threw two touchdowns before leaving the game with an injury and Notre Dame snapped a five-game home losing streak to USC with a 14-10 victory on Saturday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Mike Napoli's drive cleared the wall in center field and landed in the ivy - a spot at Comerica Park usually reserved for Miguel Cabrera's prodigious homers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jonathan Quick remains perfect in shootouts.
DETROIT (AP) - A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2.
DETROIT (AP) - Once again this October, one run was enough.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the night, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance for another comeback.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NL championship series despite a broken left rib.
BOSTON (AP) - With one swing, David Ortiz tied the game and helped the Boston Red Sox send the AL championship series to Detroit tied one game apiece.
Former Valencia Viking Max Homa announced himself to the PGA Tour in a big way this week.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Brett Hundley passed for a career-high 410 yards and three touchdowns, Paul Perkins rushed for an early score, and No. 11 UCLA prepared for tougher October challenges with a 37-10 victory over California on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nelson Agholor caught seven passes for 161 yards, Javorius Allen rushed for two touchdowns and Southern California got off to an impressive start under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Justin Verlander ripped off his jersey and rubbed Torii Hunter's bald head. The Tigers pulled on goggles and popped bubbly, then waited for their straggling slugger. At last, Miguel Cabrera walked through the door to chants of "Miggy! Miggy! Miggy!"