Getting This WNBA Party Started

INGLEWOOD- The Los Angeles Sparks has lofty expectations this season. Winning a WNBA championship is about the only thing that matters to the team. Self-appointed individuals goals are fine as long they come within the realm of collecting a title. The run for the WNBA championship figures to be a close race.  Figure in the […]

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In the Closing Minutes

Sloppy plays down the stretch has cost the Miami Heat  two games during their series with the Indian Pacers; one game at home and one game on the road. There’s no doubt in my mind that this series could have been and should have been a sweep. Playing the most intense game of the entire […]

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Woods Catching on to NFL Dream

LOS ANGELES-Robert Woods Jr. had an amazing high school and collegiate football career. The former Serra High School and USC standout should prosper just as well at the NFL level if his past success on the football field is any indication. In fact, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched if Woods wind up turning into one […]

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Too Many African American Young Men Are ‘Cut Dead,’ Says Emory Professor

  ATLANTA — Despite their hopes and aspirations for the future, too many African American young men are still being rendered mute and invisible by society, says Emory University’s Gregory Ellison. His new book, “Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men,” (Abingdon Press, 2013) is a call for action and a blueprint for […]

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The NBA’s Final Four

In a year full of injuries to high-profile players such as 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, 2008 Finals MVP runner up Rajon Rondo, 2011 league MVP Derrick Rose and 2012 Olympian Russell Westbrook, the NBA Finals seem to be up for grabs. The Los Angeles Lakers lost all hope for a possible deep run the […]

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Clippers Move on to Next Phase

  Expectations in Clipper Nation are officially a lot higher now. Now that it’s become official that Vinny Del Negro will not be back as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, the stakes for the team has just been raised. Clippers management is clearly sending a message that they expect more from the likes of […]

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Mental Illness A Reality in Sports

Sports mirror our society. The games and athletes we love so much to watch are nothing more than a mere reflection of who we are in this nation and the rest of the world. There is the good, the bad and the ugly. At times, we ask our athletes to go up and beyond the […]

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Bringing the Noise for the BET Experience

LOS ANGELES-The happening entertainment hot spot these days is right in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. Over a decade ago, the hub that houses Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Nokia Theatre, looked like a darkened version of Gotham City. It has now been transformed into a small mega-center of sports and entertainment. This […]

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Collins’ Announcement No Jackie Robinson Moment

Jackie Robinson didn’t have the option of playing it safe. Jason Collins did. Robinson could not go into his closet and take off his blackness when he became the first black American to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. While Robinson feared for his safety and […]

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Saying Good-Bye to the Blues

LOS ANGELES-Goaltender Jonathan Quick came into Game 6 of the NHL first round matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the St.  Louis Blues stopping 146-out-of-155 goal attempts. He blocked 21 of the 22 shots that came his way Friday night. Quick’s defense would prove to be the deciding gamebreaker in a highly competitive series […]

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Streaking Towards the Finish Line

  LOS ANGELES-Track And field is one sport where you usually land on an island by yourself. Outside of the relay events, track and field is pretty much an isolated sport where you either stand alone in achievement or fall into relative obscurity. There are other individual sports, such as swimming, boxing, cycling and ice […]

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Big Dogs Flex Their Muscles in Game 2

After close and disappointing losses in Game 1, all four of the teams on the losing end in the second round of the NBA playoffs, rallied this week to take Game 2 in their respective series. Whether it was strategizing in Game 1 to watch what strengths and weaknesses their opponent had or just outright […]

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Kings Shake off the Blues

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Kings finally got it going on the offensive end of things. They did it at the right time when they needed it most. The Kings had just scored three goals in three games coming into Game 4 of their NHL Western Conference first round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. […]

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WISE Women Do Sports

LOS ANGELES-Women in sports have always had an uphill climb to match their male peers in acceptability and being taken as equal in the workforce. Whether it’s fighting for equal pay as coaches or sports administrators, having the same type of media access of male reporters in sports locker rooms or brushing back sexual advances […]

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Running With Fast Company

LOS ANGELES-Spring time is here. Summer is just around the corner. That means that the track and field season is winding down to a close at the high school ranks across the country. But here in Los Angeles, with its year-round sunny weather, track and field is a sport that defies all seasons. This is […]

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