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.
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 got a $3 million check just for showing up, the arrival of his jet was televised nationally, and fans jammed every fairway and green just ...
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.
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.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields stood on the mound in the eighth inning Aug. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. pitching a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.
While any hope of a professional golf event in Santa Clarita in 2010 lingers in limbo, basketball legend Jerry West was in the Santa Clarita Valley Friday promoting an event 30 miles away.
Valencia High graduate Danny Worth has shown that you can keep a strong-willed person down for only so long.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Hart Indians player James Shields and the Royals were undone by sloppy defense.
SEATTLE (AP) - Fomer Saugus Centurion Tommy Milone got his first loss of the season in the Athletics' 6-4 loss to Seattle Friday night.
Hart High graduate and Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was added to the roster to start the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres.
There are things that Kyle Boller misses about playing professional football.
Alison Lee's foray into the top ranks of her sport came to a close on Sunday - at least for now.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chris Sale knew he had to pitch his best Sunday with Hart High graduate James Shields starting for the Kansas City Royals.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee worked her way up the leaderboard on Saturday in the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage.
A month before the Major League Baseball season began, Saugus High graduate and Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone saw the numbers game ahead and knew he might be a victim of it.
DETROIT (AP) - A quality opening-day start by Kansas City Royals pitcher and Hart graduate James Shields was spoiled by the Detroit Tigers' come-from-behind 4-3 win on Monday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas City ace and Hart High graduate James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Bubba Watson wasn't about to let another chance get away.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
Golden Valley first-year head baseball coach Gino Pomilia said there's no lying in his program.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career.
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