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Natalie Hinds comes off the blocks at the USA Olympic Swim Trials. Hinds finished fourth in the 100 freestyle to make the U.S. Olympic team. It is Hinds first Olympic team. Photo credit: Melinda Meijer/News4usonline

Dodgers

Jackie.Newcombe.Koufax. Mookie. Wills. Bellinger. Field in Blue

Why is Don Newcombe not in the Hall of Fame?

When we think of baseball and the breaking of the color barrier, the one name that every man, woman, and child should know is Jackie Robinson. Robinson was signed to…

Dodgers-Padres: Baseball’s version of Red Sox-Yanks

For more than 100 years, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have carried an intense rivalry and while it has been, and most likely will be, the greatest…

Clash with Padres becoming a thorny issue for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – In Round Six of the 2021 Dodgers-Padres clash, another tight contest on the field provided the fans in the stands their money’s worth and following six straight…

Sound Bite

College Basketball

Hoop Diaries with The Beach, Trojans, Bruins and Everybody Else

Recruiting wars: SoCal teams replenish the cupboard

After both teams made spectacular runs throughout the NCAA Tournament, USC and UCLA are back to the drawing board and re-filling the cupboard with fresh recruiting classes. Here’s how both…

Baylor wins title, denies Gonzaga a perfect season

“The only team that can beat Gonzaga is Gonzaga,” said one Bulldogs supporter. On Monday night, the No.1 overall seed entered the national championship game 31-0, one win away from…

College Football

Go Deep. Breaking Down the College Football Landscape

For UCLA, it’s the start of year four under Chip Kelly

WESTWOOD (News4usonline) – The obvious question surrounding the UCLA football program following another season of going negative in the win and loss columns under head coach Chip Kelly is what’s…

Bruins open spring practice, prep for 2021 season

At the Casey Wasserman Football Center in Westwood, excitement builds for the upcoming 2021 season. After the pandemic shortened the season to just seven games, the Bruins finished 3-4. Optimism…

Olympics

Past, Present & Future Olympians are Celebrated Here

Sparks

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

Sparks keep their heads up to the Sky

LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – This is gut-check time for the Los Angeles Sparks. No need to cry over spilled milk. The Sparks are in an odd predicament these days. Nneka…

Sparks explode in thrashing Fever

LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) Despite receiving news prior to tip-off that one of their best players will miss the next four to six weeks with an injury, the shorthanded Los Angeles…

Los Angeles Sparks training camp in full swing

Training camp for the Los Angeles Sparks is in full go mode. The Sparks began holding their practices at the Academy USA center in Glendale, just a couple of weeks…

Howard’s House

HU honors Chadwick Boseman with college renaming

WASHINGTON – The power of the late great actor Chadwick Boseman continues to resonate. The “Black Panther” and “42” star, who passed away in 2020, once called The Mecca home…

Phylicia Rashad: Dean of College of Fine Arts

Bison Bits

HU Senior Spotlight: The Grad Edition…Featuring Mekhi Closson

WASHINGTON – Howard University media, journalism, and film major rising senior Monét Bowen resumed the 2020-21 Senior Spotlight series with a graduate edition, featuring track teammate Mekhi Closson (Baltimore). Q: What is your favorite…

HU’s Odom invited to John Shippen Golf Invitational

Angels

What’s next for Albert Pujols?

Is this the end of the line for Albert Pujols? Not many people are asked about retirement at only 41 years of age, but not many people have had the…

What does the 2021 season hold for the Angels?

The Los Angeles Angels have not made the postseason since 2014. If you’re an Angels fan, you have to be asking how is that even possible when the team has…

Its ‘Sho Time’ in Anaheim for Ohtani

The optimism around Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei ‘Sho Time’ Ohtani is high after an impressive spring training debut on the mound.  In just one inning, Ohtani struck out five…

Rise

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

A look around the high school sports landscape

In late February, a light began to shine at the end of the tunnel for the return of high school athletics. After receiving the go ahead from the California Department…

L.B. Poly T&F star Jade McDonald looks to hit her stride

Standout track athlete Jade McDonald of Long Beach Poly is one of the most decorated track athletes Long Beach has seen. Although her 2020 season was cut short due to…

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…

Photo of the Week

US Olympic Track and Field Trials
June 19, 2021-Javianne Oliver shows off her emotions after placing second in the women's 100 meters and qualifying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Oliver recorded a time of 10.99 on the second day of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Photo credit: Tim Healy for TrackTown USA

Urbanity

Show Business Synopsis, Entertainment News and a Dash of Spectacle Escapism

Freeman Files

Thoughts, Opinions and Commentary from the Freeman Perspective

Destinations

Places to Go, Things to See and Eating Great Food