ANAHEIM - Fans milling around the concourse of Angel Stadium during Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins might have seen a guy in street clothes that looked an awful lot like Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Turns out, it was Scioscia.
There's a big microscope on Notre Dame High's football team, as the Knights, for decades among California's top programs, are coming off a 2-8 season, the worst performance in a long time at the Sherman Oaks school.
Galaxy's unbeaten streak ends Aug. 3, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. - New addition Mike Chabala scored in the 26 rd minute and the Portland Timbers shocked the Galaxy with a 3-0 win that snapped L.A.'s 14-game unbeaten streak. Jorge Perlazza and Eric Brunner added goals for Portland.
ANAHEIM - Joel Pi±eiro came into Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins looking to prove to his teammates, coaches and fans that he can be relied on to fill out the Angels' starting rotation. Lugging an 0-2 record and a 15.
SAN DIEGO - The Dodgers' missed opportunities cost them a sweep and a sixth straight win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
USC coach Lane Kiffin gives defense 2-minute warning Aug. 3, 2011
Lane Kiffin's job sounds so simple if you listen to him analyze the Trojans before they open training camp tonight. "If we just played two-minute defense, we could be 11-2 (last season)," Kiffin said.
Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and the Sparks made an early-morning stop at a truck stop in Gary, Ind., last month. The team was en route from Chicago to Indianapolis. It was 2 a.m. and everyone was hungry since they got on the bus without eating.
DODGERS: Kuroda, Kemp key 1-0 victory over Padres Aug. 2, 2011
SAN DIEGO - Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven shutout innings and Matt Kemp had two hits and drove in the only run as the Dodgers shut out the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Tuesday.
CHATTER: Baxter, Chapus and Santamaria honored Aug. 2, 2011
Harvard-Westlake three- sport standout Cami Chapus was recognized by Cal-Hi Sports as the state's girls' junior athlete of the year, along with the Div. III female athlete of the year.
RENO, Nev. Jana Smoley is a Texas girl at heart. She's got all the enthusiasm of a former high school teacher and girls basketball coach. She's got the smile, the big hair and even bigger personality. Smoley is perfect for the PGA Tour.
ANAHEIM - Angels pitcher Jered Weaver was suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch over the head of the Tigers' Alex Avila on Sunday in Detroit, but if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn't change a thing.
ANAHEIM - Jered Weaver got on the Angels plane's PA system when the club was flying from Cleveland to Detroit last week, making a little speech to congratulate fellow pitcher Ervin Santana, who threw a no-hitter against the Indians last Wednesday.
Tiger Woods is back on the prowl ... again Aug. 2, 2011
OLF With new caddie by his side, Woods returns to tournament play with positive outlook. Tiger Woods is making yet another return to golf.
SAN DIEGO - Hiroki Kuroda certainly seemed comfortable with his decision to stay with the Dodgers rather than accept a trade.
LB Elbow injury expected to sideline Dodgers starter for nine to 12 months.
Pat Haden was relaxing in his office with a Diet Coke recently, although relaxation has taken on a new meaning. He can never feel perfectly at ease anymore, for the first time in his life.
NEW YORK - David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said "nothing" gave him reason for encouragement. And for that, the NBA commissioner pointed the blame in one place.
Dodgers rookie RHP De La Rosa goes on DL Aug. 1, 2011
SAN DIEGO - The Dodgers put right-hander Rubby De La Rosa on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to elbow inflammation. The Dodgers recalled right-hander John Ely from Triple-A Albuquerque.
SAN DIEGO - In a tumultuous season surrounded by off-the-field controversy and without much team success, Clayton Kershaw has been a bright spot for the Dodgers.
NICK GREEN: Under Juergen Klinsmann, U.S. has chance to play Eurocentric brand of soccer Aug. 1, 2011
Before Juergen Klinsmann was officially unveiled Monday as the new coach of the U.S. team there was a school of thought the next logical step in the progression of the program might be to hire a European coach based in Europe.