WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington, D.C., Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she expects the investigation into Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas bringing guns into the team's Verizon Center locker room to wrap up within a few days.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Dawson was elected to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his ninth try, while Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning the sport's highest honor.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Rory Markas, a play-by-play sportscaster who spent the past eight seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 54. Markas was found dead at his home in Palmdale, Calif., on Monday and the cause of death was not immediately available, Angels spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday. Markas had surgery for a blood clot on his brain in late 2008.
A controversial stoppage in the second round dealt 2000 Hart High graduate Said El Harrak his first professional loss Friday night in Hinckley, Minn. in a boxing match televised on Showtime. After getting knocked down twice by undefeated Lanard Lane in the first round, El Harrak struggled to defend against the Houston-based fighter.
An elite women's soccer team is headed to the Santa Clarita Valley. Starting with the 2010 season, the Santa Clarita Blue Heat will join the United Soccer Leagues' W-League ranks, the USL announced on its official Web site, Thursday.
Hart High graduate and professional boxer Said El Harrak will make his television debut tonight at 11 p.m. on Showtime.
In a sense, things have come full circle. On a June day six years ago, the Montreal Expos made Hart High graduate and former The Master's College baseball player Jerry Owens' dreams come true. Recently, the Washington Nationals - formerly known as the Montreal Expos - kept his dream alive. Owens' story of finding different avenues to prolong his athletic career has been well told. This, it seems, is just another avenue. "You live and ...
Tiger Woods had to be a happy man as he settled into a seat on his private jet for the long flight home from Australia. His successful comeback year was all but complete, and the rapturous reception he received Down Under was a pleasant reminder of his status as the most sought-after athlete in the world. Not since the Beatles toured more than 40 years ago had the Aussies laid out such a welcome. Woods ...
Hart High graduate and former College of the Canyons golfer Joe Greiner now turns his attention to 2010.
Jim Abbott, a former Major League pitcher, gave an inspiring speech at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Thursday night.
Plain and simple, the Santa Clarita Valley is a baseball hotbed. Nearly 30 players with ties to the valley played professional baseball in 2009. Their seasons are now completed. In 2009, some players saw improvement, some were promoted, some took steps back. One interesting note was when Major League rosters expanded from 25 to 40 players in September, the only local player that received a promotion was College of the Canyons product Dana Eveland. Players ...
Jim Abbott admits he wasn't always comfortable being known as "different." He is a little more comfortable with it today.
Lashinda Demus is the first to tell people there weren't any shortcuts on the road to becoming the world's top hurdler.
At this time last year, Saugus High graduate Zack Schafer was taking handoffs as the starting running back for the University of Redlands.
Several athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties are currently in NFL camps across the country. Kyle Boller: Hart High - St. Louis Rams The former Ravens starting quarterback, struggled with his accuracy in his first game with his new team, completing 3-of-9 passes for 25 yards. The seven-year veteran and former member of the University of California, Berkeley will next take the field against the Falcons on Friday. Matt Moore: Hart High - Carolina Panthers ...
Hart High graduate Tyler Glasnow has been lighting things up this season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization officially recognized him this week as their top minor league pitcher. Glasnow, who finished the season 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts to 61 walks in 111 1/3 innings pitched, won the Pirates' minor league Pitcher of the Year award. The 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round of the 2011 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Royals ace and Hart graduate James Shields peered in at the Indians' Yan Gomes, who had stepped to the plate with two runners aboard in the fourth inning of a nip-and-tuck game between playoff contenders.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coaches often preach for their defenses to "fly around."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have placed running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return. The move means Vereen must miss eight weeks before he is eligible to play in a game. He was injured in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills. He had a small break in his left wrist and underwent surgery on Monday, Fox Sports reported. The Patriots said he missed ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Former Valencia Viking Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards and helped spark a late rally for the New England Patriots, who got by the Buffalo Bills 23-21 on Sunday thanks to a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left.