OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Adam Plutko turned in a third straight strong start and UCLA jumped on College World Series newcomer Stony Brook for five runs in the first inning on its way to a 9-1 victory in Friday's opener. The No. 2 national seed Bruins (48-14) sent 10 batters to the plate in the first against Tyler Johnson (12-2), who allowed a season-high seven runs in a 2 1-3-inning outing that was his ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Erick Aybar led off the ninth inning with his first home run of the season, Alberto Callaspo also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 2-1 Wednesday night in the rubber game of the season's first Freeway Series.
After falling just short of an NCAA Division I title last week, Hart graduate and University of Oklahoma junior catcher Jessica Shults scored a victory this weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Angel Juan Rivera hit a three-run home run and Andre Ethier added his 500th career RBI in the eighth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally to beat the Angels 5-2 Tuesday night and end their 10-game road winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Albert Pujols had a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time. Hooray for Hockeywood. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, playoff MVP Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance, and the Kings beat the New Jersey ...
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat team is used to starting over. In its third year as the only United Soccer League W-League team in town, the pieces are still being put together. But Sunday's emphatic 6-0 victory over the Victoria Highlanders at Valencia High School is a sign of it all moving in the right direction. Especially since it came after the Blue Heat lost two of its first three games to start the season. ...
SEATTLE (AP) - When manager Don Mattingly looked at what awaited on a 10-game road trip that spanned three time zones with his Los Angeles Dodgers coming off four straight losses at home, he had legitimate concerns about whether it was just a blip or the start of a downward turn.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges' scorecards.
SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Millwood and five relievers combined on the third no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history, a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
School may be out for the summer, but local athletes won't be taking much of a break. This summer, fans in the Santa Clarita Valley can catch local football and baseball teams in action, and follow local athletes as they try to qualify for Olympics. The summer's marquee event is the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and The Signal will be following all of the valley's athletes as they go for gold. Led by ...
Hart High graduate and University of Oklahoma catcher Jessica Shults may have fallen just short of winning an NCAA national championship on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City, but she did managed to pick up another honor in a season full of them.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jackie Traina threw a five-hitter and delivered a key RBI single, and Alabama became the first Southeastern Conference team to win a NCAA softball title, beating Oklahoma 5-4 in the final game of a best-of-three series that ended early Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers say longtime manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized after having what the team called a "mild" heart attack.
The last time Oklahoma junior catcher Jessica Shults represented her school in a championship game, she walked away without a title.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
ATLANTA (AP) - After plenty of mistakes in his first four games, Geno Smith suddenly looked like a wily ol' veteran for the New York Jets.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL division series.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the PittsburghPirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to find out if their $36 million investment in Hyun-Jin Ryu pays off in the postseason.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.
BERKELEY (AP) - Conner Halliday threw for 521 yards and three touchdowns and WashingtonState used its highest scoring conference game in 10 years to snap an eight-game skid against California with a 44-22 victory Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered another seizure and missed an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy.
ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play. Andrelton Simmons hollered after a neat tag in the ninth.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays' road show rolls on. Next stop: Boston.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less than two years after Southern California finished a 10-2 season with a 50-point win over UCLA, coach Lane Kiffin is unemployed.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - David Price, Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are pushing this regular season to game No. 163.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Nicasio outdueled Zack Greinke for his first victory in six starts and Nolan Arenado had an RBI double, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 1-0 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.