Gophers dig up Holiday Bowl upset

December 28 Daniel Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-What could have easily been perceived as a sluggish, walkthrough game, the National Funding Holiday Bowl lived up to its expectations by the energized fan base from both teams as each side waited to see in those final seconds who will claim the victory. Turns out that the Minnesota Gophers proved once again […]


Other bowl games show they do matter

December 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-The joy from the BYU football team after the Cougars defeated Wyoming in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl said it all. It was just as real as the joy expressed by Stanford players celebrate beating Iowa in the 2016 Rose Bowl. What’s the big fuss about an independent school […]


LA gets clipped by lowly Mavericks

December 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-May be it was too much eggnog. The Dallas Mavericks received an early Christmas present Friday night. The Mavericks, coming into their Western Conference game against the minus Chris Paul and minus Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers, did what any team can do on any given night: they won a […]


Chris Paul’s charity works honored

December 23 Marie Lemelle 0

LOS ANGELES-When Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul arrived in Los Angeles, our city was more than a place to work but a place to make a home.  The change we needed to see “on and off court” for our community began to happen.  From putting the Los Angeles Clippers […]


Casey Hayward’s Pro Bowl spotlight

December 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

One team’s loss is another team’s treasure. When the San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Casey Hayward to a multi-year contract in the offseason, the Green Bay Packers knew they let one get away. The Chargers knew they were getting a well-rounded defensive back that would come in and upgrade their already talented secondary […]


Aztecs mow down mighty Cougars

December 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LAS VEGAS, NV-San Diego State’s 34-10 win against the Houston Cougars on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, sent a clear message to the rest of the nation about lower-tier, Division I schools. Leading the parade was running back Donnel Pumphrey, who went over the top as the NCAA Division I rushing champion (FBS). Pumphrey rushed […]


Raiders Nation casts shadow over Chargers

December 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Raiders Nation run deep. So does the motto “Just win, baby,” spawned by the late Al Davis. That’s what the Oakland Raiders had in their hip pocket when they defeated the San Diego Chargers, 19-16, Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. By beating the Chargers for the fourth time in a row, the […]


Las Vegas Bowl a Donnel Pumphrey affair

December 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LAS VEGAS, NV- All he needed was 108 yards. The University of Houston just discovered that big things can from small packages. San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey Jr. is listed as 5-foot-9, 180 pounds.  In real-time, Pumphrey seems to be a little bit smaller than that. That’s okay. What’s he’s […]


NAACP Image Awards recognizes Nate Parker

December 15 Dennis J. Freeman 0

For a while there, actor Nate Parker and his revolutionary film “The Birth of a Nation” had been sitting on the sidelines of the annual moviemaking awards nominations circuit. It’s now on the playing field, thanks to the six NAACP Image Awards nominations it received. After being a major hit at the Sundance […]


‘Hard Knocks’ a reality for LA Rams

December 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson is somewhere smiling. The Los Angeles Rams pulled the trigger on the Jeff Fisher era, finally giving the veteran coach the boot. But was it enough to stop the team’s ineptitude bleeding? Right about now, the Rams have a lousy product on the […]


Chris Paul reminds us just how good he is

December 12 Joey Thomas 0

Chris Paul, the heralded Point God has been in the league for a while now, and boasts a list of accolades; 9-time NBA All-Star, four-time NBA assists leader, six-time NBA steals leader, four-time All-NBA first team member, six-time NBA All-defensive first team, Rookie of the Year award winner and an […]


Paul’s 20-20 leads Clippers past Pelicans

December 11 Joey Thomas 0

The Los Angeles Clippers needed a win to get back on track, and they took full advantage of a depleted Pelicans team on Saturday night, cruising to a 133-105 victory at Staples Center. Despite Blake Griffin sitting out with a sore left knee, the Clippers offense purred to a victory […]


Warriors win round one against Clippers

December 8 Joey Thomas 0

The Los Angeles Clippers failed to defend their home court on Wednesday night, falling to the hyper talented Golden State Warriors 115-98. These teams have a growing dislike for one another, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr even went as far as calling the Clippers their “rivals” before the game. Los […]


Huskies take a bite out of Buffaloes

December 7 Dennis J. Freeman 0

It’s weird how things always play out in college football. They always seem to play out the way you didn’t think they would. Besides the constant present of top-ranked Alabama, everything else kind of follow form in the most chaotic way. This is what makes the current College Football Playoff […]


Paul Anka: no introduction necessary

December 7 Steven Lieberman 0

Internationally-famous singer/songwriter Paul Anka will need no introduction when he takes the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on December 10 and 11 to sing all of his hits and holiday favorites. In 1957, when Anka was a 16 year old teenager, his first number one hit, “Diana,” […]