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Daily Breeze
Daily Breeze

(310) 540-5511

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Torrance, CA 90503   Directions

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KCBS-TV 2 - CBS
KCBS-TV 2 - CBS

(818) 655-2000

4200 Radford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91604   Directions

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‘They Both Have The Capability To Be Final Four Teams’: CBS’ Clark Kellogg On #4 Ohio State Vs #9 Iowa
02/26/2021 2:37pm

Two of the Big Tens top teams meet Sunday in Columbus a chance for fans to see a pair of Final Four contenders just weeks before tournament tip-off.

Kyrie Irving Pushes For Kobe Bryant To Be On NBA Logo
02/26/2021 2:17pm

The current silhouette on the NBA logo is of another former Lakers legend, Jerry West, who was the Lakers general manager in 1996 and was responsible for drafting Kobe out of high school.

Zlatan To LeBron: ‘Do What You’re Good At’, ‘Stay Out Of’ Politics
02/26/2021 1:11pm

Former LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is taking shots at the citys biggest star athlete for his outspoken - and sometimes controversial - approach to politics.

#14 Texas Looks For Revenge Against #18 Texas Tech Saturday On CBS, Analyst Pete Gillen Says Longhorns’ Greg Brown Is Player To Watch
02/26/2021 9:04am

The Longhorns star freshman and how Texas Tech defends him is the matchup that Gillen will have his eyes on Saturday.

Deja McClendon On Athletes Unlimited Volleyball: ‘We Really Want To See This Grow’
02/26/2021 7:58am

A new womens professional volleyball league is coming to CBS Sports Network this weekend. Deja McClendon shares what it means to influence the next generation of young girls in her sport.

KNBC-TV 4 - NBC
KNBC-TV 4 - NBC

(818) 684-4444

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608   Directions

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Kyrie Irving Wants NBA to Change Logo to Honor Kobe — and Vanessa Bryant Seems to Love the Idea
02/26/2021 11:43pm

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving wants the NBA to change its logo to honor Kobe Bryant.Irving posted on Instagram earlier this week the NBA should change its logo from a silhouette of former Lakers player Jerry West to honor Kobe Bryant instead.Last night, he reiterated that desire in a press conference.We want to set a standard and a precedent that this is excellence. Kobe Bryant. Logo. Yes. Needs to happen. I dont care what anyone says, Irving said. Black kings built the league.Since 1969, the NBA logo has been a silhouette of Hall of Fame former Los Angeles Lakers player Jerry West.Irving appears to have the support of Bryants wife Vanessa, who shared his post to her Instagram Stories with the words love this. KyrieIrvingSoon after Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a California helicopter crash in January 2020, an online petition surfaced proposing the idea. It has garnered over 3 million signatures and counting.Vanessa BryantFeb 23Vanessa Bryant Calls Out Meek Mill for Disrespectful&039 Lyric About Kobe CrashKobe Bryant Helicopter Crash24 hours agoCause of Kobe Bryant&039s Helicopter Crash Finalized in NTSB ReportLast year, the league renamed its All-Star MVP trophy to honor Bryant, but has not publicly said anything regarding the push to change the leagues long-standing logo.Irving, who is a vice president in the National Basketball Players Association, received public backing from other prominent voices on his social media post.Players including LaMelo Ball, Stephen Jackson and Dez Bryant posted supportive comments on Irvings post. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

College Softball an Anchor for Olympic Hopefuls in Pandemic
02/26/2021 11:00pm

Division I softball is providing a training ground this season for players preparing for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Japan.UCLAs Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles and Arizonas Dejah Mulipola are among 18 players fighting for 15 spots on the U.S. squad that will go to Tokyo. Oklahomas Nicole Mendes and North Carolina States Tatyana Forbes will play for Mexico, their schools said. Washingtons Gabbie Plain is a finalist for a slot on Australias team. During Olympic years, Team USAs college players who are finalists for the Olympic squad usually travel the country playing with the national team. Garcia, Nickles and Mulipola made a joint decision with Team USA and coach Ken Eriksen to stay with their college teams this year.Eriksen said the other 15 U.S. hopefuls are not touring this time because of COVID-19 has taken opportunities off the table. He said the situation favors college players who get game competition. They actually have a bonus factor over the other 15 players in that theyre getting daily training, Eriksen said of the college players. Theyre getting daily at-bats, theyre getting daily reps. I wish the situation with COVID was different, that the other 15 were getting just as much time.Arizona coach Mike Candrea, who coached the gold medal-winning USA squad at the 2004 Games and the team that earned silver in 2008, said annual tour games dont offer as much of a challenge as the college players find with their schools.When we go on tour, were playing teams we know were going to beat, he said. The competition level is not as good as you would like it to be, whereas I think the three college kids are going to have an opportunity to play a very difficult schedule that will prepare them.It means that college softball gets a boost from the return of three of its best players. Garcia, a pitcher who also plays first base, was the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019 and Most Outstanding Player of the 2019 Womens College World Series. Nickles, a utility player, was a Softball America All-American in 2019. Mulipola was NFCA Catcher of the Year as a junior in 2019 and was a first-team NFCA All-American that season.Garcia said the three still are very much a part of Team USAs preparation.We do have the opportunity to be involved when we have our Zoom calls or team meetings, she said. So were still being included with the loop of everything. And on top of it, we were told that whenever we are needed, were allowed to go and just train, play, or whatever is going on anytime we are needed up until the Olympics.Eriksen said hes not worried about whether the players will be ready because the programs they play for know what to do. Candrea is one of college softballs most accomplished coaches. UCLA assistant coach Lisa Fernandez is a three-time Olympic champion. Garcia, Nickles, Mulipola and Plain all play for Pac-12 teams, and all know how difficult it will be to get victories when they cross paths. In the latest USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll, UCLA is No. 1, Arizona is No. 3 and Washington is No. 5.Nickles said the matchups with Mulipola and Arizona will be extra special this season.It is really cool that our other teammate is at a Pac-12 school, Nickles said. When we play against her, well have that type of bond that will make the game even more fun.Mexicos Forbes, an outfielder, ranked second nationally in hits, was fifth in batting and eighth in on-base percentage in last years shortened college season. Her teammate, Mendes, is a utility player and a two-time member of the Womens College World Series All-Tournament team. The Sooners are ranked No. 2 and Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso said she is on the same page with Team Mexico about Mendes.We have been in communication, and whats nice is I have had some relationships with some of Team Mexico and their coaching staff, and they trust me, Gasso said. The attitude is, Just get her ready. I think what we do at OU will have her ready when its time.Tarni Stepto, a pitcher for Oregon State, is a finalist for a spot on the Australian team. She opted out the college season to stay home and train. Plain chose to play tand her quest to make Australias squad adds pressure to perform at a high level for the Huskies.I would say it is quite important, but ultimately they are going to choose whoever they think is the best fit for the Australian team, Plain said. I think there are five or six pitchers, so quite a lot of heavy competition. So mostly, just keep playing as best as I can.Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP

KTTV-TV 11 - FOX
KTTV-TV 11 - FOX

(310) 584-2000

1999 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025   Directions

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Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

(818) 713-3000

21860 Burbank Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367   Directions

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Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

(213) 237-5000

202 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions

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Letters: More than a bump in the road for Tiger
02/26/2021 5:36pm

Letters from readers to the Los Angeles Times Sports department.

Planting more fertile seeds before NCAA tournament is goal for UCLA, USC
02/26/2021 4:47pm

UCLA and USC mens basketball teams hope to improve seeding in NCAA tournament and get Pac-12 back to winning in March Madness.

UCLA gymnasts wears Black excellence message on their sleeves
02/26/2021 3:17pm

The UCLA gymnastics team will wear black and gold leotards featuring a raised fist on their shoulders at Saturdays Black Excellence meet against OSU.

MLB truth, lies and videotape: A telling week for a budding star and a team president
02/26/2021 1:53pm

Fernando Tats Jr. signed a 14-year contract with the Padres, and Mariners president Kevin Mather resigned in disgrace. Whats the connection

High school football practice resumes after 11-month shutdown
02/26/2021 12:37pm

High school football teams in Los Angeles and Orange counties put on helmets and pads Friday for the first time in 11 months to begin a spring season.

Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

(562) 435-1161

727 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90844   Directions

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