PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Birmingham cruises into City Section boys' water polo final, to face upset winner Venice Nov. 7, 2011
Despite some pre-game jitters, Panos Getekian stepped up to lead the second-seeded Birmingham boys' water polo team to its best performance of the season.
GIRLS' GOLF: Ward's reward is trip to regionals - West Ranch freshman survives six-person playoff to give area nine CIF/WSCGA qualifiers from Southern Section final. Nov. 7, 2011
SAN CLEMENTE -- Julie Ward went from nearly giving up on the possibility of qualifying for the CIF/WSCGA regional tournament to growing up quickly at the Southern Section final at Talega Golf Club.
GIRLS' TENNIS: Three local teams receive top seeds in playoffs, look to end there - West Ranch attempts to join reigning champions Buckley, Campbell Hall in completing title run. Nov. 7, 2011
LOS ALAMITOS -- For the second year in a row, West Ranch joined Buckley and Campbell Hall in securing the top seed in its division in the Southern Section girls' tennis playoffs when the pairings were released Monday.
GIRLS' TENNIS Granada Hills makes it four City Section titles in a row - Singles lineup carries Highlanders past Palisades, to 10th championship. Nov. 7, 2011
The Granada Hills girls' tennis team had a plan all season long: Four-peat. Some onlookers considered the goal to be lofty. Others thought the benchmark was unattainable. The pessimism appeared to fuel the fire within the Highlanders.
Ducks enforcer Parros out 4 weeks with torn retina Nov. 7, 2011
Ducks enforcer George Parros will be out for four weeks after having laser eye surgery to fix a torn retina. Parros had surgery Monday, the team announced.
SAN JOSE - After blowing a two-goal lead in the third period of their previous game, the San Jose Sharks weren't feeling overly comfortable with another one.
UCLA hit its stride in an exciting come-from-behind win over Arizona State on Saturday, but it wasn't without flaws.
To call the 2011 edition of the Galaxy, who will play for the MLS Cup title Nov. 20 in Carson against the Houston Dynamo, a team of destiny is a glib oversimplification.
The good news is the Angels battled the Texas Rangers for first place in the American League West for most of the season before fading over the final two weeks.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian probably is USC coach Lane Kiffin's closest friend among college coaches. Some might think he is Kiffin's only friend.
UCLA cornerback Aaron Hester has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 for criticizing the officials who made a key pass-interference call against him in the final minutes of the Bruins' 29-28 win over Arizona State last Saturday.
Boxing great Joe Frazier dies at 67 Nov. 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.
It's not often that a running quarterback is most often criticized about his feet. But the knock on junior quarterback Kevin Prince has been just that.
UCLA BASKETBALL: Joshua Smith leads Bruins to 80-72 exhibition victory over Cal State San Bernardino Nov. 6, 2011
Asked about UCLA's 6-foot-10, 305-pound sophomore center Joshua Smith, Cal State San Bernardino senior forward Theron Laudermill just shook his head and laughed.
USC tailback Dillon Baxter is officially still on the Trojans' roster but sources said he will not return next season. "The coaches want the scholarship back," said a high-ranking USC official.
USC coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday freshman middle linebacker Lamar Dawson will start against Washington, a decision that will frustrate Chris Galippo, who started the Trojans' first eight games.
USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: School president Nikias wants midweek home game around Thanksgiving Nov. 4, 2011
BOULDER, Colo. - USC president Max Nikias said he prefers the Trojans host a midweek home game on either Thanksgiving or the Friday after Thanksgiving.
What you need to know as the Dodgers go up for sale Nov. 2, 2011
What are the Dodgers worth? For the package deal of the team, stadium and parking lot, Forbes has it valued at about $800 million - almost twice as much as what Frank and Jamie McCourt paid for that bundle in 2004.
A. officials ready to move on to a new Dodgers owner Nov. 2, 2011
Leaders of Los Angeles' civic institutions don't always agree on much but on Wednesday they saw eye-to-eye on one thing: Frank McCourt's ownership of the Dodgers will not be missed. "As a lifelong Dodger fan I am looking forward to the end of Mr.
Timeline of the McCourts' ownership of the Dodgers Nov. 2, 2011
How it all unfolded a little more than two years ago: Oct. 10, 2003: Frank and Jamie McCourt agree to buy the Dodgers - along with Dodger Stadium and adjoining real estate, plus training facilities in Vero Beach, Fla.