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March Madness Preview and Predictions
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 March 2011
Michael Brown’s predictions: Kentucky, UConn, Florida, and Kansas in the Final Four, with Kansas taking home the title over UConn in the championship game. Under Ben Howlen, UCLA has been known ... read more >>
Compton College showcases Negro League Exhibit
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 March 2011
A Compton middle school student points to a photo of Jackie Robinson.  He points out that the issue of Life Magazine was only 10 cents. Photo by Jason Lewis   By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinelCompton ... read more >>
Women's teams getting better marks
Written by Associated Press 16 March 2011
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. -- A study released Tuesday found the women's teams in this year's NCAA basketball tournament graduated their players at a higher rate than their male counterparts.An annual ... read more >>
Lakers road trip a success!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 March 2011
Center Andrew Bynum was a driving force on the Lakers road trip.  He scored 22 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in the Lakers 96-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Count the Lakers ... read more >>
Ollie Matson dies at 80
Written by Associated Press 11 March 2011
Ollie Matson Obit (AP)--Ollie Matson, a Hall of Fame running back who was once traded for nine players during his 14-year NFL career and won two medals at the 1952 Olympics, has died. He was 80.Matson ... read more >>
Snowboarding… The Odyssey
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 March 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netWe’ve all had that moment, when we’re doing something that’s borderline insane, we say to ourselves, “black folks just don’t do this.”I ... read more >>
Women's History Month: Pioneer Gregory Broke Color Barriers
Written by Rhonda Glenn 10 March 2011
 By Rhonda Glenn, USGAwww.usga.org On Sept. 17, 1956, Ann Gregory teed off in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis, becoming the first African-American ... read more >>
Taft, Carson, View Park, LACES, Long Beach Poly, and Serra bring home division titles.
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 March 2011
After three City championship game losses to Westchester, Taft finally rises to win the title as senior forward C.J. Blackwell throws down a dunk late in the game. Photo by Jason LewisCarson was determined ... read more >>
Around the NBA 3/10/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 10 March 2011
Andrew Bynum’s improved rebounding and efforts on the defensive end of the court has been a major reason why the Lakers are on a eight game winning streak. Photo by Jeff Lewis Bynum’s improved play ... read more >>
Aces and Deuces in high school basketball playoffs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 March 2011
Bre’lon Leverette and the Westchester Comets are driving hard to defend their City championship.  Taft may be the team to beat, but they have not beaten Westchester in the title game in three tries. ... read more >>
Going the Extra Mile: Weight Training
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 March 2011
Billy Vaughn Jr., a sophomore football and track athlete at Fairfax High School, builds his legs and core muscles by doing lifts such as the squat. Photo by Jason Lewis The weight room can be the difference ... read more >>
Around the NBA 3/2/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 03 March 2011
Lakers’ switch; Trade deadline winners and losers; Pistons revolt By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sentinel Sports Writer Have the Lakers Turned on “The Switch?”That seems to be the question after the ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: Before Title IX, The Tigerbelles dominated college sports
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 March 2011
Without much financial assistance from their school, six Tennessee State Tigerbelles qualified for the 1956 Olympics.  (l-r) Mae Faggs, Lucinda Williams, Isabelle Daniels, Coach Ed Temple, Wilma Rudolph, ... read more >>
UCLA basketball shooting for PAC 10 title
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 02 March 2011
Despite winning 12 of last 14 games, UCLA fails to crack top-25 after defeating No. 10 Arizona.By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports WriterIn perhaps their most complete game of the season, the UCLA Bruins ... read more >>
High School basketball playoffs going as planned…almost
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 February 2011
Taft and Westchester are expected to battle it out for the City title, but Washington will be crashing that party. Photo by Nick KozaMost high seeds progress to semifinal rounds of City and Southern ... read more >>
Around the NBA 2/23/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 February 2011
Blake Griffin's final dunk of the slam dunk competition was one of the defining moments o f All Star weekend, but it appears that the NBA and Kia had that dunk planned as the finale before the compeititon ... read more >>
Black History: Blacks in the NBA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
Earl Lloyd (No. 11) and Jim Tucker (No. 14) were the first two black NBA players to play on a championship team when the Syracuse Nationals won the title in 1955. In the early days there were no black ... read more >>
'Melo’s deal to the Big Apple is a win-win for everybody
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
Carmelo Anthony (left) and Amire Stoudemire have formed a “super” team in New York to complete with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in the East. Photos by Jeff LewisThere is no downside to the blockbuster ... read more >>
Anthony trade is good and bad for the NBA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
New York Knicks fan Spike Lee, and other fans from major cities have a lot to cheer for as Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, and Dallas all have marquee players.  But fans of small market ... read more >>
Jim Hill addresses local students at Business Sports Summit
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 23 February 2011
Jim Hill addresses student athletes at the Business Sports SummitPhoto by William N. Byers Jr.  Student-athletes from Dorsey, Crenshaw and L.B. Jordan attend summit where mentors emphasized non-playing ... read more >>
Blacks Celebrate All Star Weekend
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
The NBA Jam session was a big basketball playground for NBA fans.  Here, kids with aspirations of becoming NBA players could try out their Dominique Wilkins style dunks on the ‘8 and ‘9 rims. Photo ... read more >>
Black History: Political and social statements at the Olympics
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
While silver medalist Lutz Long hailed Hitler, along with German officials and spectators, Jesse Owens saluted America at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Tommy Smith (middle) and John Carlos (right) decided ... read more >>
Road is unkind to the Clippers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
The Clippers are 4-21 on the road this season, and recently sunk to a new low when Cleveland ended their NBA record 26 game losing streak when the Clippers came to town. Photo by Tony Dejak (AP) By Jason ... read more >>
Around the NBA 2/17/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 17 February 2011
Speculation is that the Utah Jazz had to choose between All Star point guard Deron Williams and Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan.  Sloan abruptly resigned. Photo by Jeff Lewis Lakers finish “Grammy’s” ... read more >>
High School basketball playoffs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 February 2011
Taft and Westchester are the teams to beat in the City Section playoffs, but Washington could be the dark horse. Photo by Nick KozaTaft boys, Narbonne girls, and Long Beach Poly boys and girls teams look ... read more >>

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