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Sydney Wright, a 6-foot-2 senior opposite hitter at Chaminade, was recently named the No. 71 senior prospect in the country by PrepVolleyball.com editor John Tawa.
Bruce Headley has been training horses for the past 52 years, winning 14 stakes races at Del Mar during a career that has also seen him saddle Kona Gold for a victory in the 2000 Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in stakes- and track-record time.
SEATTLE - Young and veteran reinforcements arrived Thursday for the Angels. The team called up four players from Triple-A Salt Lake on the first day major league rosters could be expanded.
If it's not @ArianFoster telling fantasy football fans that they're "sick," it's @ChrisJohnson28 reacting to "fake Titan fans" that he could "care less if uthink I'm greedy" for holding out on his terms.
A lot of familiar faces will be on the field, but some new marching orders could mean an entirely new outlook for the U.S. national soccer team.
Joseph Frazier, a Calabasas High assistant basketball coach, is still in a coma following an accident in which he was struck while on his motorcycle in a hit-and-run incident last week.
PITTSBURGH - Perhaps the sixth time is the charm for the well-traveled Dana Eveland.
SEATTLE - The Angels are keeping pace. Despite meandering control, right-hander Ervin Santana plowed through 63 innings and, backed by two home runs, got a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners Thursday night.
El Camino Real High senior running back Kawan Rally predicted on his Facebook page that he would rush for 200 yards in the Conquistadores' season opener Thursday night at North Hollywood.
A day after saying he would wait until game day to decide on his starting kicker for Saturday's opener at Houston, Neuheisel said that redshirt freshman Kip Smith will handle field-goal and PAT duties, while punter Jeff Locke will remain in charge of.
USC assistant coach Willie Mack Garza was fired Thursday just two days before the season opener against Minnesota, according to sources. Two athletic-department sources said Garza's departure was "NCAA-related" but didn't divulge specifics.
If there is a question USC coach Lane Kiffin loathes, ask him about the identity of his team. "I have no idea," he said this week. "A year ago, I thought we were good on defense and we couldn't stop people in the final two minutes.
LOS ANGELES - Dee Gordon is so fast he was back with the Dodgers a day before he was to officially return.
Dalton Hilliard started to grow quite familiar with the sound of a barking Joe Tresey in his ear. At some point the yelling became almost calming, almost satisfying.
Rick Neuheisel sits back on his plush couch, surrounded by all of those icons of his coaching and playing past, he crosses his legs and he flashes his smile, "Whatcha got for me, babe?" The couch is not currently on fire but Neuheisel is.
With USC a 23-point favorite over Minnesota, Trojans coach Lane Kiffin downplayed expectations Wednesday by criticizing his own team. "I would be shocked if we were overconfident," Kiffin said. "We haven't done anything.
USC coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday he met with USC president Max Nikias last week when Nikias issued a controversial statement that said the university would not seek further redress from the NCAA.
DAEGU, South Korea - American Allyson Felix (L.A. Baptist/USC) was edged at the finish line by Amantle Montsho of Botswana in the women's 400-meters Monday at the world championships.
DENVER - Hiroki Kuroda pitched six strong innings for his first career victory against the Rockies, Rod Barajas and Tony Gwynn each hit home runs, and the Dodgers beat Colorado 8-2 on Friday night.
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller wasn't worried about his hockey career this summer. For a while he wasn't thinking about hockey at all. The 29-year-old stopped practicing with the team during the postseason.