The nation is reveling in Loyola of Chicago’s Cinderella run through the NCAA tournament. It began with a long-range buzzer-beater by Donte Ingram to beat 22nd ranked Miami 64-62. Then it was Clayton Custer’s jumper in the lane with 3.6 sections that beat 13th ranked Tennessee 63-62. Last night, it was Marques Townes whose three-pointer with 6.2 seconds… Read More Loyola Ramblers – The Team That Changed College Basketball
The Clippers lost a close one on the road tonight against NBA front-runner Houston 101-96 despite 29 points from recently acquired Tobias Harris. For the Rockets (54-14), the win (their 27th in 30 games) clinched the Southwest Division title and keeps them two games ahead of defending champion Golden State for the top seed. For… Read More Surprising Clippers Still in Contention Despite Year of Chaos
It used to be that an expansion team meant some combination of aging stars, mid-career mediocre players and young prospects that often resulted in an embarrassingly uncompetitive team. These teams were so bad that some expansions teams were quickly whisked away to another city in order to survive. Consider the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers whose first win… Read More Is LA-FC The Next Super Expansion Team?
With a dramatic overtime victory over #3 Xavier in which Providence College came back from a 52-35 deficit with 15:20 to play, the Friars are in the Big East Finals for only the third time. 1994 Coach: Rick Barnes / Top Scorer: Eric Williams (15.7 ppg) Providence’s first trip to the Big East Finals was… Read More PC Friars in Big East Finals
When the Steve Ballmer last faced off against James Dolan it was when his Clippers routed the Knicks 128-105 last week. That battle, however, has now shifted to a Torrance courtroom as Dolan’s MSG Sports & Entertainment, LLC, which owns the Forum in Inglewood, is suing the City of Inglewood over a potential new 18,000 seat… Read More Knicks’ Owner Takes Inglewood to Court to Block Clippers Arena
USA Hockey fans should all be rooting for Germany in the Gold Medal game this weekend. Here’s why: #1: Get Over USMNT’s loss to the Czech Republic Yes, the USMNT’s loss to the Czech Republican in a quarterfinal shootout was heartbreaking. As the saying goes and as the USWMNT showed days later, those who live… Read More Wunder auf Eis in Pyeongchang? Why Hockey Fans Should Cheer for Germany.
Since basketball came to Los Angeles in 1960, the NBA All-Star Game has been played here five times (tied for New York with the most), with the sixth game set for Sunday. In the five previous games, the hometown team contributed: at least one starter and one reserve in each game; had three players in… Read More The Un-LA All-Star Game
There can be no denying that Sunday’s loss to a very good Philadelphia Eagles team was a big disappointment for Patriots’ fans, but it is worth putting the loss in perspective. Since the NFL instituted salary caps in 1994, the Patriots’ dominance of the league has been staggering. Here it is by the numbers: 268… Read More Patriots Most Dominant Team in Salary Cap Era By Far
The rosters have been announced for the 2018 All-Star Game to be played February 18th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles and what is striking is that there will be no players from Los Angeles. For only the 3rd time in 40 years, no Los Angeles player was selected and the first time since… Read More A Very Un-LA All-Star Game
The NFL expanded to Minnesota in 1961, but success proved elusive until it hired Bud Grant in 1967. Over the next 14 years, the Vikings won the NFC Central 11 times and advanced the Super Bowl four times losing each time. Even after Grant retired after the 1985 season, the Vikings have had a certain… Read More The Vikings: Tale of Glory and Doom