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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Someday, fans will file into Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch some other American star play.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have seen just about enough of Giancarlo Stanton.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have traded first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a nine-player deal.
DETROIT (AP) - For a change, Zack Greinke pitched like the player the Los Angeles Angels were hoping to get when they traded for him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier was 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, Hanley Ramirez and Juan Rivera also went deep against Nathan Eovaldi in his return to Dodger Stadium, and Los Angeles went on to beat the Miami Marlins on 11-4 on Friday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The lilting falsetto came from a 320-pound lineman as the Miami Dolphins' young quarterback walked through the locker room Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Rivera came up empty.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes is back playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and it looked as though he'd never been away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones has done something even Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy never did - win his first eight NHL games.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kyle Palmieri thrilled his personal rooting section with an overtime winner that sent the Anaheim Ducks to their seventh straight win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry, the fourth player to start at point guard this season for the injury-ravaged Lakers, scored 21 points and Los Angeles began another long stretch without Kobe Bryant by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-91 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones made 31 saves in his seventh consecutive win to begin his NHL career, and fellow rookie Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team.
Valencia graduate Danny Worth remains with Detroit Tigers organization after being designated for assignment last week.
School is out for Valencia graduate Max Homa and Hart graduate Matt Ryan - finally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones made 24 saves for his third shutout in five games, and the remarkable rookie led the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.