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  • • How USC got the nickname Trojans
    Here's everything we know about how Southern California adopted the nickname Trojans....2020
  • • Kings hires Monte McNair as Vlade Divac replacement for GM post
    The Sacramento Kings have found their next general manager. On Wednesday, The Athletic’s Sam Amick and Shams Charania reported that the franchise will hire Houston Rockets assistant GM Monte McNair to replace Vlade Divac, who stepped down on Aug. 14. McNair, who hails from Southern California and played football at Princeton, joined Houston’s front office in […] The post Kings hi...2020
  • • Inside SoFi Stadium: Cost, capacity & more to know about Los Angeles Rams & Chargers new home
    After an awkward wait before getting a new Southern California home, the Rams open up SoFi Stadium this weekend with a game against the Cowboys....2020
  • • M.L.B. Set to Hold Postseason at Neutral Sites
    The league plans to hold games at four stadiums in Southern California and Texas, with the World Series held at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark....2020
  • • NHRA Cuts More Events
    NHRA’s revised 2020 schedule continues to hemorrhage race dates amid the COVID-19 pandemic even as the Southern California-based sanctioning body prepares to showcase its oldest and most prestigious event. This weekend’s 66th annual DENSO Spark Plugs ......2020
  • • Report: MLB considering Texas, Southern California for playoff bubbles
    2020
  • • Report: MLB discussing bubble sites for playoffs, World Series
    Under a current proposal, the league would place American League playoff teams in a hub located in Southern California. National League clubs, meanwhile, would head to Texas....2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    Her father is the billionaire co-founder of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company and the owner of multiple professional sports franchises. But the quality Alex Tsai admires most about Alibaba executive vice chairman and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has nothing to do with his wealth and everything to do with the intrinsic drive responsible for his riches. “I’m definitely inspired by ...2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    Her father is the billionaire co-founder of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company and the owner of multiple professional sports franchises. But the quality Alex Tsai admires most admires about Alibaba executive vice chairman and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has nothing to do with his wealth and everything to do with the intrinsic drive responsible for his riches. “I’m definitely insp...2020
  • • A Long Way From Central Valley: Steven Cottrell Makes BYLL History
    MembershipPrograms & GrantsThis article appears in the July/August edition of US Lacrosse Magazine, a digital-only publication available exclusively to US Lacrosse members. Join or renew today for access to this 96-page edition, which includes immersive and interactive features as well as video tips from professional players. Thank you for your support! It’s a long way from Bakersfield, Calif....2020

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Southern California injury and suspension

  • • Jimmy Nelson To Undergo Back Surgery
    Dodgers righty Jimmy Nelson is slated to undergo lower back surgery tomorrow, the team announced (h/t J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group, via Twitter). Precise details of the procedure aren’t yet known, but it’s expected to sideline Nelson for all of the 2020 season, per MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (Twitter link). Nelson had signed…...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Still fighting the injury bug
    Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images The four-game homestand might see some players return While the Colorado Avalanche active roster flew home from Southern California yesterday, those that stayed home from the trip all hit the ice at the practice facility. Yes that’s Cale Makar, Nazem Kadri, Mikko Rantanen, Matt Calvert and Philipp Grubauer. Working more limited on his own was Andre...2020
  • • Avalanche win third straight for SoCal Sweep with 2-1 win over Kings
    Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images It took a trip to the skills competition to get the job done — and on a night full of high-scoring games, it took an elite goaltending effort instead. But for the Colorado Avalanche, all it took was a single successful shootout goal from Joonas Donskoi to help the team pick up a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. For an evening full...2020
  • • Cam Newton posts cryptic message as divorce with Panthers looms
    The Carolina Panthers are going to trade former NFL MVP Cam Newton at some point this offseason. The expectation is that a deal will be finalized shortly after the start of the new league year on March 18. Coming off a 2019 season that saw him miss all but two games with a Lisfranc injury, Newton took to social media on Wednesday to post a cryptic message. It could easily be seen as shade being th...2020
  • • Astros name, logo suspended from Pennsylvania little league district
    This comes after two Little Leagues in Southern California banned any teams from being named the Astros...2020
  • • Lakers’ star Anthony Davis sporting Aaron Rodgers jersey at Lambeau
    The stars appear to be out at Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game. That includes Chicago native and noted Green Bay Packers fan Anthony Davis. Check out the Los Angeles Lakers star sporting an Aaron Rodgers No. 12 jersey ahead of the game. Davis really got dolled up for his Pack. The yellow beanie is on fire. Heck, even his green...2020
  • • LeBron James, Anthony Davis listed as questionable for Christmas Day
    The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers are set to do battle in Southern California on Christmas Day. It’s the best matchup in what has to now be considered a watered-down holiday slate. This game could also end up being even more watered down. While it was reported that Lakers star LeBron James would play, he’s officially listed as questionable. The MVP candidate missed his first game of ...2019
  • • Five reasons to ignore the NBA on Christmas Day
    NBA Christmas Day action normally gives us a ton to look forward to. Elite matchups with stars going up against stars. Unfortunately, this year’s holiday action has given us nothing but coal after some unfortunate injuries took hold. We’re now going to have to watch Lonzo Ball star for the Pelicans rather than Zion Williamson. In San Francisco, the Warriors will do battle without both Stephen Curr...2019
  • • Winners and losers from Day 3 of the MLB Winter Meetings
    Day 3 of the MLB winter meetings in San Diego gave us a whole lot of rumors and some major news. The focus is obviously on the Los Angeles Angels landing NL MVP finalist, third baseman Anthony Rendon. However, a lot of other things happened with the meetings set to conclude on Thursday. Here, we check in on the biggest winners and losers from an eventful day in Southern California. Winner: Mike Tr...2019
  • • LaMelo Ball could be a top-pick for the Warriors
    Dealing with a rash of injuries we’ve scarcely seen around the NBA world, the five-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors are among the worst teams in the Association. Golden State is currently on pace to lose 68 games. It would represent one of the worst regressions in terms of records in NBA history. It also has the Warriors with a real good chance of landing the No. 1 ...2019

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Southern California trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    Her father is the billionaire co-founder of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company and the owner of multiple professional sports franchises. But the quality Alex Tsai admires most about Alibaba executive vice chairman and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has nothing to do with his wealth and everything to do with the intrinsic drive responsible for his riches. “I’m definitely inspired by ...2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    Her father is the billionaire co-founder of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company and the owner of multiple professional sports franchises. But the quality Alex Tsai admires most admires about Alibaba executive vice chairman and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has nothing to do with his wealth and everything to do with the intrinsic drive responsible for his riches. “I’m definitely insp...2020
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 7/14/20
    A couple of minor MLB moves… The Dodgers have added infield prospect Kody Hoese to their 60-man player pool, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. The 23-year-old went 25th overall to the Dodgers in the 2019 draft and is now considered one of their top 10 prospects (MLB.com places him seventh in…...2020
  • • Hunter Henry does not anticipate long-term deal before deadline
    Chargers tight end Hunter Henry doesn’t expect to get a long-term deal before Wednesday’s deadline. Henry already has signed the $10.6 million franchise tender. “I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told Gilbert Manzano of the Southern California News Group on Friday. Henry, 25, has never played all 16 games in [more]...2020
  • • Former NFL lineman dead at 26
    Max Tuerk, an All-American offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died aged 26....2020
  • • Former NFL, USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk dies at 26
    Max Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died...2020
  • • Jacob Eason working out with fellow Colts rookies
    Plenty of quarterbacks are having their own private workouts with their receivers. The Colts are having their own version of a rookie minicamp. Via Zak Keefer of TheAthetic.com, Colts rookie quarterback Jacob Eason has been working out with a pair of draft classmates (second-rounder Michael Pittman Jr. and sixth-rounder Dezmon Patmon) in Southern California. The [more]...2020
  • • Keeping Up with the Colorado Avalanche
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Another month in quarantine but Avalanche players have been active on social media As speculation about the NHL season resumption continues without any concrete answers, more Colorado Avalanche players appeared on social media platforms to share how they’ve been spending their time in quarantine. Cale Makar was part of a couple superb interviews ov...2020
  • • Standing Up For Stripling
    Right-hander Ross Stripling has been a member of the Dodgers organization since going in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, but he came close to joining the majors’ other Southern California-based team over the winter. Back in February, the Dodgers were on the cusp of a trade that would have sent Stripling to the…...2020
  • • Construction worker at SoFi Stadium tests positive for COVID-19
    The project to get SoFi Stadium in Southern California completed in time for the 2020 NFL season could have taken a major hit on Saturday. According to this report from Sports Illustrated, a construction worker at the site in Inglewood has tested positive for COVID-19. This is no small thing. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order back on March 19. This included the entire st...2020

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  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    Her father is the billionaire co-founder of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company and the owner of multiple professional sports franchises. But the quality Alex Tsai admires most about Alibaba executive vice chairman and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has nothing to do with his wealth and everything to do with the intrinsic drive responsible for his riches. “I’m definitely inspired by ...2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    Her father is the billionaire co-founder of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company and the owner of multiple professional sports franchises. But the quality Alex Tsai admires most admires about Alibaba executive vice chairman and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has nothing to do with his wealth and everything to do with the intrinsic drive responsible for his riches. “I’m definitely insp...2020
  • • 10 MLB stars on early MVP pace
    While some big-name players have struggled in the early part of the 2019 MLB season, others have made it their own. Defending American League MVP Mookie Betts has struggled. That’s true for many of his teammates. But one member of the Boston Red Sox has consistently performed. And while Betts has struggled, the reigning National League MVP has not. In Southern California, one star is right in his ...2019

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  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    2020
  • • A Long Way From Central Valley: Steven Cottrell Makes BYLL History
    2020
  • • Missing baseball: An introspective look on the lack of baseball
    For the longest time, I’ve always had basketball at the top of my list of favorite sports to watch and play. Basketball always had the most allure: it was faster, quicker and you can play by yourself in a park or court. As fun as basketball is, once it’s over, I switched over to baseball in the summer. I loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals continue their pursuit of another World Series title (s...2020
  • • LeBron James thanks UCLA medical staff amid COVID-19 outbreak
    It was just recently that two unnamed members of the Los Angeles Lakers tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the pandemic continues to spread across the United States with no end in sight, Southern California has become among the hardest hit regions. While in quarantine under California’s shelter-in-place protocol, Lakers star forward LeBron James took time out of his Wednesday to se...2020
  • • Scott Boras will honor one of Kobe Bryant’s last wishes, make Alexis Altobelli an intern
    One of the last things Kobe Bryant did before he died in a helicopter crash last month was try to use his connections to help a family friend, and MLB agent Scott Boras is going to make sure Kobe’s wish is carried out. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, who was best friends with Kobe and the godfather of Gianna Bryant, told a touching story at the memorial service for Kobe and Gianna on Monday ab...2020
  • • Kobe Bryant's widow files wrongful death lawsuit
    Vanessa Bryant and her family were on hand at the Staples Center on Monday to memorialize her husband and daughter, both of whom passed away back on Jan. 26 in a tragic Southern California helicopter accident. Kobe and Gianna Bryant were among the nine killed after a chopper piloted by Ara George Zobayan crashed outside of Los Angeles in horrible weather conditions. Still mourning her losses, Vane...2020
  • • Pennsylvania Little League district to ban use of Astros as team name
    In what may be developing into a trend, a Little League district in Pennsylvania is seeking to ban the use of Astros as a name in the wake of MLB team’s sign-stealing scandal and subsequent fallout. Little League director Bob Bertoni heads up the District 16/31 Little League, which oversees 23 leagues and 4,000 players in the Williamsport area. He is recommending that no team use Astros as its nam...2020
  • • California Little League teams ban use of Astros nickname
    For an indication of just how angry the larger baseball world is with the Houston Astros, you need only look to a few youth baseball leagues in Southern California. Traditionally, youth baseball teams claim the nickname of an MLB team for league play. That won’t be happening this year in Long Beach, California, where the Astros nickname has not been used this season on the orders of the league’s e...2020
  • • Vanessa Bryant honors Kobe and Gianna by renaming foundation
    Vanessa Bryant continues to mourn the loss of her husband and daughter in a tragic helicopter accident. They were two of nine people killed after a chopper went down in Southern California on Jan. 26. As Vanessa and her family attempt to move forward, she has decided to rename the Mamba Sports Foundation to pay homage to her late daughter, Gianna. Mrs. Bryant made the announcement on Instagram wit...2020

Top Southern California news

  • • Kobe, daughter buried Feb. 7 near family's home
    Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates....2020
  • Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
    • Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
    Kobe Bryant, the legendary Laker star who was saluted by LeBron James on Saturday night, has died in a helicopter crash in Southern California, sources have confirmed to NBC Sports. The crash took place in Calabasas, an area about 30 miles northeast of the Staples Center, where Kobe stared as a player for more than...2020
  • Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
    • Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
    Kobe Bryant, the legendary Laker star, has died in a helicopter crash in Southern California, sources have confirmed to NBC Sports....2020
  • • Astros name and logo banned from two Southern California little leagues after cheating scandal
    Two youth baseball leagues in California were harsher towards the Astros' mistakes than MLB was...2020
  • • Kobe farewell: Sports world paying tribute to Kobe Bryant
    It was less than a month ago that the world lost Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a tragic Southern California helicopter accident. Bryant’s death at the age of 41 was a shock to the entire sports world. Now on the day of the memorial for both Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, those around the sports world are already paying tribute. Hours before the memorial ...2020
  • • Angels Have Met With Stephen Strasburg
    The Angels have often been connected to right-hander Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 free-agent starter available, but they’re considering the second-best starter on the market as a contingency plan. The club has held a face-to-face meeting with Stephen Strasburg, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Strasburg, like Cole, is a a Southern California…...2019
  • • Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully says 'we can certainly fight through' COVID-19 pandemic
    Scully is at home in Southern California self-isolating...2020
  • • Latest On Yasiel Puig
    The Major League Baseball season is set to open in just a few weeks, and outfielder Yasiel Puig surprisingly remains without a job. Could a return to Southern California, where he played and sometimes thrived in Los Angeles from 2013-18, be in the offing? The Angels have at least “considered” signing Puig, though “not too…...2020
  • • California Little League teams ban use of Astros nickname
    2020
  • • Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash at 41
    Legendary NBA star Kobe Bryant has died. Bryant was among five people on a helicopter that crashed in Southern California. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that five people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning, though they did not mention Kobe’s name. There were no survivors in the crash. Bryant was just 41. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was known for...2020

Southern California schedule, game

  • • NHRA Cuts More Events
    2020
  • • Report: MLB considering Texas, Southern California for playoff bubbles
    2020
  • • Report: MLB discussing bubble sites for playoffs, World Series
    2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    2020
  • • College Lacrosse Players Join Effort to Eliminate Food Waste During Pandemic
    2020
  • • A Long Way From Central Valley: Steven Cottrell Makes BYLL History
    2020
  • • World Series on Christmas? Agent Scott Boras proposes interesting MLB schedule
    Watching the World Series on Christmas would be pretty cool, but how could this possibly become reality? Well, Scott Boras has an idea. The well-known sports agent has brainstormed some ideas for how Major League Baseball can play a 162-game schedule in 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. Boras's plan is an optimistic one. He submitted two ideas to the MLB, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los ...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Still fighting the injury bug
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche slay the San Jose Sharks 4-3
    Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images Joonas Donskoi nets the game winner in his homecoming There was no rest for the Colorado Avalanche as they began the first half of a back-to-back against the San Jose Sharks. With a depleted lineup this game wasn’t pretty at certain points but the Avalanche held enough control to manage a 4-3 win. The Game To begin the game was some back and fort...2020
  • • Avalanche win third straight for SoCal Sweep with 2-1 win over Kings
    2020

Southern California rumors, scandals

  • • Keeping Up with the Colorado Avalanche
    2020
  • • Pennsylvania Little League district to ban use of Astros as team name
    2020
  • • California Little League teams ban use of Astros nickname
    2020
  • • Astros name and logo banned from two Southern California little leagues after cheating scandal
    2020
  • • Angels trade 2019 first-round pick to Giants in cash dump
    General manager Billy Eppler and the Los Angeles Angels are apparently setting the stage for bigger things. Los Angeles reportedly dealt 2019 first-round pick Will Wilson to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in order to dump the hefty contract of struggling infielder Zack Cozart. In return, Los Angeles picked up cash and a player to be named later. This is not your ordinary MLB trade. Teams very...2019
  • • Yankees dropping out of the race for Zack Wheeler?
    Things seem to be moving fast on the Zack Wheeler front with free agency really getting going around the MLB world. A report earlier on Tuesday noted that Wheeler could sign ahead of the start of the MLB Winter Meetings Dec. 8. Another report suggests that he’s looking at $100 million on a new deal. With Wheeler likely to leave the New York Mets in free agency, there was speculation that he could ...2019
  • Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, 2 other charges
    • Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, 2 other charges
    Winslow was accused of raping three women and committing other sex-related crimes in Southern California....2019
  • Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II emotionless as rape trial begins
    • Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II emotionless as rape trial begins
    Winslow is accused of raping three women and committing other sex-related crimes in Southern California....2019
  • • Watch: Chris Paul nails long-range buzzer beater against former team
    Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets were having none of his former Los Angeles Clippers team on the road Wednesday night. Already up 99-73 late in the third quarter, Paul took an inbounds pass and nailed a Stephen Curry-like 61-foot three-point shot as the buzzer sounded. Talk about giving it some English off the backboard. Paul hoisted up the desperation shot like it was nothing. A total of 61 fee...2019
  • • Former Patriot Brandon Browner blames CTE for no-contest plea
    Former Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner pleaded no contest to attempted murder charges in December. It stems from an incident in Southern California in which Browner was charged with breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s home and stole a Rolex. He was ultimately charged with attempted murder a few days later. Browner’s no-contest plea led to a sentence of ei...2019

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