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Kobe Paras impresses in HS tournament in LA–report

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THE PHILIPPINES’ Kobe Paras (center) is flanked on the podium by silver medalist Antonio Morales of Spain (right) and bronze medalist Demonte Flannigan of the US after winning the Fiba Under-18 slam dunk crown in Jakarta Sunday night. FIBA.COM file photo

Another Kobe is making heads turn in Los Angeles, and he’s from the Philippines.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

NBA charges Sterling, sets up June 3 hearing

In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. AP FILE PHOTO

The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Warriors, Raptors even series with foes; Wizards up 3-1 vs Bulls

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after blocking a shot as Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) walks past during the second half in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 118-97. Curry made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points. Griffin had 21 points and six rebounds. AP

Stephen Curry made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Los Angeles 118-97 on Sunday to even a first-round series that has been pulled into a race-related scandal involving the Clippers’ owner.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pacers, Paul George agree to a contract — AP source

In this May 16, 2013 file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George shoots against the New York Knicks in the first half of Game 5 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York. Pacers President Larry Bird put away his golf clubs Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, and went back to work trying to sign star swingman Paul George to a long-term contract. If they don't reach a deal with George, the NBA's most improved player last season, he could become a free agent next summer. AP

Paul George wanted to keep playing in Indiana. Larry Bird made sure he wasn’t going anywhere.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

LA’s Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP — AP Source

In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) is fouled by Minnesota Lynx forward Rachel Jarry (12) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Parker has won the WNBA MVP, said a person familiar with the situation. She will receive the award Thursday night, Sept. 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made. AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA’s Lamar Odom arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

Lamar Odom. AP FILE PHOTO

Basketball star Lamar Odom was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer saw his white Mercedes-Benz traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley Freeway.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Because it’s more fun to host the PH women’s softball team

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The Philippines’ all-women softball team plays an exhibition game with Fil-Ams during their stopover in Southern California. HIYASMIN QUIJANO

Ever since the Philippines began sending an all-female softball team for World Series competition, the Filipino community has made sure their “stateside” experience is a pleasant one.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Shaq: LA spotlight too bright for Dwight Howard

Shaquille O'Neal. John Raoux/AP Photo

Shaquille O’Neal says the Los Angeles spotlight was too bright for Dwight Howard.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Lakers rally past Warriors in OT in Nash’s return

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Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash (10) dribbles past Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kobe Bryant had 34 points and 10 rebounds, Steve Nash finished with 12 points and nine assists in his first game in almost two months, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Golden State Warriors 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Clippers beat Raptors 102-83 for sixth straight win

Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.

Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Beckham says MLS Cup is his final game with Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham.  AP FILE Photo

LOS ANGELES  — David Beckham says the MLS Cup next month will be his last game with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham and the Galaxy announced the superstar English midfielder’s decision Monday, a day after the defending MLS champions advanced to their second straight league final. Los Angeles faces Houston for the MLS title on [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Howard, Nash arrive for Lakers’ championship push

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Members of the Los Angeles Lakers, from left, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, of Spain, look on during the second half of their preseason NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 99-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On one side of the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice court, Dwight Howard is shooting free throws and talking defense with Pau Gasol. On the other end, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are plotting out a pick-and-roll play with step-by-step precision.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Dodger Kershaw wins again

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the second inning of their baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES –Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw won his 10th straight decision as the Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday in a clash of the early pacesetters in the National League. Kershaw (2-0) allowed three hits over eight innings with six strikeouts and only one walk. He became the first Dodgers pitcher to [...]

Posted: April 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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