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FRANKFURT, Germany - The Americans stood on the field, watching in stunned silence. This, they were certain, was their World Cup to win. Through every comeback, to every last second, they never doubted that, somehow, they would emerge as champions.
PHOENIX - Matt Kemp gave Arizona's fans more reason to boo him.
It would have been nearly impossible for Paragas to duplicate his success from the 2009-10 school year, so instead, he exceeded it. The Centurions swept the Southern Section Div.
In order to steal the spotlight from the Saugus girls' cross country program, a team has to be nearly flawless.
Johnathan Cabral was introduced to running hurdles by his father, John, before he was 10 years old.
Rarely does the sequel measure up to the original version, but in the case of Harvard-Westlake's Cami Chapus, she was even better.
Lakers coach Mike Brown took another step toward completing his staff when he hired former Italian national team coach Ettore Messina on Friday. Messina spent the past two seasons coaching the Spanish club team Real Madrid.
LOS ANGELES - Don Mattingly has maintained a positive outlook while his team sinks further out of relevancy.
PHOENIX - Their teammate lying on the floor, writhing in pain and her eye bleeding, the Phoenix Mercury could have charged forward or folded up into a shell.
Yani Tseng is the next great thing in women's golf, we've just discovered. There's been a void on the LPGA Tour since Lorena Ochoa, pregnant with her first child, retired in her 20s last year to start a family.
Tiger Woods will skip the British Open too. Woods announced via his website Tuesday that he won't play in the British Open next week. Following the revelation that he hasn't swung a club since the Players Championship, that's no surprise.
ANAHEIM - Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos is flanked by 12 Gold Gloves - nine by right fielder Torii Hunter and three by left fielder Vernon Wells.
ANAHEIM - Dan Haren didn't figure to get a whole lot of offensive support from his Angels teammates Tuesday night, not with Justin Verlander starting for the Detroit Tigers.
What seemed inevitable became harsh reality for Jon Garland and the Dodgers: Garland will have season-ending shoulder surgery on Monday.
Don Mattingly has maintained a positive outlook while his team sinks further out of relevancy.
Derrick Taylor, who helped built the Taft boys' basketball program into three-time City Section champions, is leaving the school to take the head coaching job at St. John Bosco in Bellflower.
FONTANA - The NFL lockout has caused New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas to change his offseason routine.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LUCAS GIOLITO P, Harvard-Westlake, Jr. A 6-foot-6 right-hander who throws 94 mph and has committed to UCLA, Giolito was at his best when it counted most in the Southern Section Div.
When Lucas Giolito took the mound for Harvard-Westlake, something significant was always capable of happening, evidenced by his no-hitter against Arroyo Grande in the Southern Section Div. III playoffs.
The Lakers would neither confirm nor deny a report Friday that Kobe Bryant underwent a procedure last month in Germany he hopes will improve the strength in his aching right knee and enable him to avoid a fourth surgery since 2003.