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Donova Mitchell of the Utah Jazz goes in for the dunk.
Donovan Mitchell (45) and the Utah Jazz are flying high these days. In a road game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, Mitchell scored 35 points and the Jazz came up short in a 116-112 defeat at STAPLES Center. Despite that setback, Mitchell and the Jazz currently own the best record in the NBA. Photo credit: Mark Hammond/News4usonline


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Dodgers pay homage to the Negro Leagues

LOS ANGELES– The Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and the Inglewood Baseball Fund [iad homage to the Negro Leagues by hosting a virtual forum in celebration of…

This World (Series) belongs to Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts owned this World Series. Yes, Betts’ teammate Corey Seager was selected as the 2020 World Series MVP after the Los Angeles Dodgers dispatched the Tampa Bay Rays in…

Justin Turner wins annual Roy Campanella Award

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers announced that third baseman Justin Turner was named the winner of the 15th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best…

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Olympian Oasis

Home of the Olympian: The Past, the Present & the Future


The Ladies Prove They Have Game. And a Social Conscious to Boot

Candace Parker says good-bye to Los Angeles Sparks

Good-bye, Candace. We’ll miss you, friend. For 13 seasons, Candace Parker brought her hard hat and lunch pail with her as she punched the clock at STAPLES Center, doing serious…

Sparks and WNBA lead the way for social change

As loud as the cries are for social change stemming from the callous killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks by police, the Los Angeles Sparks and WBNA…

Season lost for Sparks’ Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Sparks will have to play its abbreviated 2020 WNBA season without two of its biggest contributors. Veteran guard Kristi Toliver is a no-go for…


Prep Stars Shining in Their Moment of Truth. The High School Beat

Door is open for high school sports return: What’s next?

Gov. Gavin Newson paved the way for high school athletics and other youth sports programs to make their long-awaited return. Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced…

Athletes sign on the dotted line for the next 4 years

High School athletes from all over the Southland are turning some of their childhood dreams into reality. Over the last three months, many have signed the dotted line and have…

Why safely reopening high school sports is going to be a lot harder than opening college and pro ball

Ongoing testing, say the authors, is critical to bringing back amateur sports. Getty Images / Erik Isakson Tamara Hew-Butler, Wayne State University and Phillip D. Levy, Wayne State University Along…

Angels Alley

Angels’ Mike Trout wins another Silver Slugger award

ANAHEIM – The Los Angeles Angels didn’t have a good of a season to celebrate. But their All-Star slugger Mike Trout sure did. Like he typically does, Trout came out…

Without Trout in lineup, Rays get the best of Angels

ANAHEIM, CA (News4usonline) – The Los Angeles Angels finished out of the running of Major League Baseball’s playoffs. The Angels ended their season with a 70-86 record, good enough to…

Angels sweep season series from Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA (News4usonline) – Whatever Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is eating for breakfast every time he plays a freeway series game, the Dodgers need him to change his…

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Featured image: Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams with a moment of quiet time before his team takes to the floor against the Utah Jazz on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Photo credit: Mark Hammond/News4usonline


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Thoughts, Opinions and Commentary from the Freeman Perspective