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News, Sports, Basketball

March Madness Continues Today With Doubleheader At Staples Center

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

Top-seeded Wisconsin will face fourth-seeded North Carolina in the opening game of an NCAA men's basketball tournament West Regional semifinal doubleheader at Staples Center today.

Samohi Jr. Varsity Softball team pose for a picture after a winning scrimmage played in South Torrance on Saturday. They will host their official game at Memorial Park this Saturday in a double header with South Torrance starting at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

News, Sports, Samohi, Softball

Kidney Failure Survivor, 15, Makes Santa Monica High Jr. Varsity Softball Team

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:32 am

After suffering in illness at the age of 12, Marisol Solano was suffering from Anca Glomerulonephritis (kidney failure) and had to go through three rounds of chemotherapy. She is now stable condition at the age of 15 and has made the Jr. Varsity Softball Team at Santa Monica High School.

Jerome Smith and Lewis Carter at the Santa Monica Swim Center.

Sports, Santa Monica, Swimming

Swimming Benefits The Heart, Touts Southern California Aquatics Club

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:12 am

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers. Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac rehabilitation and recovering from heart failure or artery disease.

News, Sports, Football

Petition Drive To Expedite NFL Stadium In Carson Nears Required Signature Minimum

Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 8:54 am

A petition drive aimed at expediting plans for an NFL stadium in Carson is nearing the 8,041 signatures needed to get the proposal before the City Council, and organizers will hold a rally today in hopes of meeting the goal.

Santa Monica YMCA is in need of youth basketball coaches and referees.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica YMCA Seeks Youth Basketball League Coaches, Referees

Posted Mar. 18, 2015, 9:35 am

The Santa Monica YMCA is gearing up for its annual spring youth basketball league, and needs volunteer coaches and especially game referees, who are paid.

Sports, Ucla, Basketball

UCLA To Open NCAA Tournament Against Southern Methodist

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:26 am

UCLA received the 11th seed in the South Region on Sunday and will begin play in the NCAA basketball tournament against sixth-seeded SMU Thursday in Louisville.

Erick Mose of Kenya wins the 2013 Asics LA Marathon to win the men's race with a 2:09:42 in Santa Monica, Sunday March 17.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Running, Marathon

Los Angeles Marathon Returns Sunday; Race Sells Out With 26,000 Participants

Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:48 am

The Los Angeles Marathon has sold out for the third consecutive year and fourth time in its 30-year history, according to organizers.

Santa Monica High School athlete Marcel Espinoza leaves the other runners in his dust as he wins the 300 meter California State Championship breaking all state and school records.

News, Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Running

Santa Monica High Runner Marcel Espinoza Smashes 300 Meter Record

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:24 am

Santa Monica High School Track Team sent some of its talented runners over the weekend of Feb. 15/16 to participate in the prestigious California State High School Invitational Indoor Championships held at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.

The 18th hole at the Riviera County Club in Pacific Palisades.

Sports, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Golf

James Hahn Wins Northern Trust Open At The Riviera County Club

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:13 am

James Hahn birdied the third hole of a three-man sudden-death playoff on Sunday to win the $6.7 million Northern Trust Open at The Riviera County Club, his first victory on the PGA Tour.

South African Retief Goosen speaks with the media on Saturday afternoon after ending day three of the Northern Trust Open with a a two-shot lead at The Riviera County Club.

Sports, Celebrity, Pacific Palisades, Golf

Retief Goosen Leads Northern Trust Open Entering Final Round

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:00 am

South African Retief Goosen holds a two-shot lead over Canadian Graham DeLaet entering today's final round of the $6.7 million Northern Trust Open at The Riviera County Club.

The Northern Trust Open begins today at The Riviera Country Club.

Sports, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Golf

South African Retief Goosen Holds A One-Shot Lead At Northern Trust Open

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:45 am

South African Retief Goosen holds a one-shot lead over three golfers entering today's third round of the $6.7 million Northern Trust Open at The Riviera County Club.

The Northern Trust Open begins today at The Riviera Country Club.

Sports, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Golf

Northern Trust Open Begins Today At Riviera Country Club In Pacific Palisades

Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:44 am

The $6.7 million Northern Trust Open begins today, with a new upscale lounge and plans for a Saturday concert by the alternative rock band O.A.R. intended to lure fans to The Riviera Country Club.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Welcomes 2015 Special Olympics CEO

Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:44 am

Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, members and guests were enlightened by an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Special Olympics World Games on Feb. 6, which is set to take place this summer with Los Angeles as the host city.

Gia Kokotakis won the Bronze Medal at 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Figure Skating

Santa Monica's Gia Kokotakis Wins Bronze At U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 9:06 am

Santa Monica native Gia Kokotakis won the bronze medal in the Intermediate Ladies division at the 2015 United States Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, NC, held Jan. 17-25.

Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles is home to the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings.

Sports, Los Angeles, Lakers

Lakers To Honor Late Owner Jerry Buss At Tuesday's Game

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:16 am

The Los Angeles Lakers will conduct Dr. Jerry Buss Night at Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on the 82nd anniversary of his birth.

The inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon began at 5:30 am.

News, Sports, Running

Denver Woman Wins Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon In Record Time

Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 8:58 am

A capacity field of 12,200 has registered for today's inaugural "Star Wars" Half-Marathon at the Disneyland Resort, including runners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and 16 foreign countries.

The Los Angeles Kings will retire the No. 4 jersey worn by Rob Blake before Saturday's game.

Sports, Celebrity, Hockey, Kings

Kings To Retire Rob Blake's No. 4 Jersey Before Saturday Game Against Ducks

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:35 am

The Los Angeles Kings will retire the No. 4 jersey worn by Rob Blake before Saturday's game against the Anaheim Ducks in connection with his selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch (SMGF) is a non-profit, all girls softball league for ages 4 to 14 serving Santa Monica and the Westside for more than 30 years.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Girls Hit a Home Run With Santa Monica Girls Softball

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 12:20 pm

Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch (SMGF) has had a very big year. In addition to celebrating more than 30 years as a girls softball league in our beachside community, several Santa Monica girls softball teams celebrated hard-fought success this past year.

Latest UCLA news.

Sports, Ucla, Basketball, Usc

UCLA's Dave Meyers, USC's Alex Hannum Selected For Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 8:38 am

Dave Meyers, a starting forward on UCLA's 1975 NCAA championship team, and the late Alex Hannum, the most valuable player on USC's 1947-48 team, were among the 12-member 2015 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor announced today.

When aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey isn't pushing himself in the pool, he is inspiring others to do the same as a swim coach for Southern California Aquatics, a Masters swim team that holds practices at eight locations, including Santa Monica Swim Center.

Sports, Santa Monica, Swimming

Aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey Inspires At Santa Monica Swim Center

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 10:03 am

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

Latest television ratings news.

News, Sports, Football, Television

33.4 Million Viewers Tune In For College Football Playoff National Championship

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:31 am

ESPN's coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship averaged 33.4 million viewers, the most for any cable television program, according to live-plus-same day figures released by Nielsen Tuesday.

Los Angeles Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has been namedas the 2014 Coach of the Year for the Los Angeles region.

Sports, Basketball, Clippers

Doc Rivers Named 2014 Coach Of The Year For Los Angeles Region

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:36 am

Los Angeles Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was named on Monday as the 2014 Coach of the Year for the Los Angeles region by the Los Angeles Sports Council.

Latest USC Football news.

Sports, Football, Nfl, Usc

USC Running Back Javorius "Buck" Allen To Forgo Final School Year To Pursue NFL

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 8:01 am

Junior running back Javorius "Buck" Allen has decided to forgo his final year as a Trojan football player and make himself eligible for the NFL, the school announced Saturday.

Santa Monica native Gia Kokotakis has qualified for the National Championships in Figure Skating.

Sports, Santa Monica, Figure Skating

Santa Monica Native Gia Kokotakis To Glide On National Figure Skating Stage

Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 9:01 am

Santa Monica native Gia Kokotakis is training to compete in the 2015 United States Figure Skating Championships in the Intermediate Ladies Event in Greensboro, North Carolina, Jan. 17-22, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Santa Monica College basketball star player Derrien King (sitting) has signed to Washington State.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Is Riding High With First Pac 12 Signee

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:38 am

Hoping to capitalize on new star player Derrien King’s signing to Washington State on full scholarship, Santa Monica College Men’s Basketball is celebrating a Pac 12 player on the team.

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