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Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana
Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press 10 October 2014
 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making ... read more >>
KEEPING IT 100: Shaw Shanked by Michigan State
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 09 January 2014
GET OFF ME: Michigan State receiver Bennie Fowler straight-arms a Stanford defender enroute to a huge gain at the 100th Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Jan. 1. Michigan State upset Stanford 24-22 to finish ... read more >>
2013 All City Football Teams
Written by LA City Section 14 December 2013
2013  All City  Football Selections  After a great season of Football, coaches gathered at the CIF Los Angeles City Section office yesterday afternoon to deliberate on All City Selections.  In ... read more >>
USC’s Josh Shaw Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
USC junior cornerback Josh Shaw was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Oregon State. Shaw recorded a team-best 8 tackles and had an endzone interception as the Trojans ... read more >>
PREP ROUND-UP Venice plants its seeds for No. 1 in city section
Written by Jevone F. Moore Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
In a game that was titled to be The Western League Showcase, Venice stole the hammered host, Fairfax 49-0 so much that a running clock had to be used in the second half. Venice starters had removed ... read more >>
NFL Marred by Another Ugly Racial Incident Miami Dolphins player suspended for taunting Black teammate
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Sentinel Sports Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
This is supposed to be the time of the year when America’s most popular sports league is making headlines for the surprising undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and pinpointing which teams have the ... read more >>
Prep Football Round Up
Written by Jevone F. Moore, Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 September 2013
Free ball: Windward's No. 34 Austin Webster defends a pass against L.A. Jordan's Vincent McGruder (28) while Bulldogs Jordan Hicks (3) looks on. Jordan has lost two in a row and will play at Hawkins ... read more >>
Donovan McNabb Retires as an Eagle
Written by sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 15 August 2013
Donovan McNabb made it official this week, retiring as a Philadelphia Eagle during a press conference at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia. Jeffery Lurie, Eagles chairman and CEO, made the ... read more >>
Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens’ comeback trail
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 May 2013
Johnson and Owens recently worked out at Santa Monica City College.   Johnson seemed right at home at Santa Monica City College, where his college football career started.  He still has his speed, ... read more >>
Local Athletes Heading to the NFL
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2013
Datone Jones- Green Bay Packers, 1st round     Jones was a star player at Compton High School, where he graduated from in 2008.  In four seasons at UCLA he started 43 games and he dominated from ... read more >>
Ravens Fans Shouldn’t Fret as Long as Ozzie Newsome is Around
Written by Perry Green, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 12 April 2013
The Ravens have lost a number of key players this offseason, but Ozzie Newsome, who built their two Super Bowl winning teams, is still in control.  Photo by Associated Press     Baltimore Sun columnist ... read more >>
Robert Woods raises his draft stock
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
NFL scouts from just about every team in the league were on hand at USC’s pro day, as Robert Woods continued to be impressive.  Photo by Jeff Lewis     By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor jasonl@lasentinel.net   USC ... read more >>
Super Bowl XLVII Photo Gallery
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 04 February 2013
Super Bowl XLVII     Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31    Photos by Jeff Lewis       The Ravens Ed Reed has been one of the greatest safeties to ever play in the NFL, and now he ... read more >>
Around the NFL- 49ers show that everybody has a chance; Ravens beat the odds
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 January 2013
The 49ers were one of the worst teams in the NFL over the past decade, but now they have made the past two NFC Championship Games, and they are on their way to the Super Bowl.  Photo by Jeff Lewis All ... read more >>
Nationals run away with NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Written by CNS 22 January 2013
The rosters for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl were a little mismatched, as the National team ran away with the game 34-0 over the American team.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Inglewood High School's marching ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Read option offense; Conference Championship Games; Rahim Moore (Dorsey High School)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 17 January 2013
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick flexed his muscles on the Packers to the tune of 263 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, and 181 rushing yards, a NFL record for a quarterback, and two rushing ... read more >>
2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 January 2013
Miami wide receiver Aldarius Johnson out jumps a defender in the endzone in last year's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center.  Photo by Jason Lewis     The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is primed ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Black coaches succeed; BCS still has major issues
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 January 2013
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw became the first black head coach to win a BCS bowl game when he led his team to a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. A day later Charlie Strong became the second, as he ... read more >>
Around the NFL: In the 2nd round, take the Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, and Seahawks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 09 January 2013
The last time the San Francisco 49ers took the field in the playoffs they nearly made it to the Super Bowl.  They may be the frontrunners in the NFC.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   By Jason Lewis Sentinel ... read more >>
UCLA's feel good story comes to an end at the Holiday Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 27 December 2012
UCLA was looking to celebrate their season at the Holiday Bowl, but instead they were manhandled by Baylor's defense, and they could not stop Baylor's offense. Photo by Jason Lewis   UCLA was having ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Playoff picture; MVP & come back player awards; Rookie of the year
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 19 December 2012
Defensive players seem to have no interest in tackling Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is in the running for the NFL MVP and Come Back Player of the Year awards. Photo by Jeff Lewis   The ... read more >>
USC looks to end disappointing season on a high note at the Sun Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 December 2012
USC receiver Robert Woods (Gardena Serra High School) may be playing his last college game at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, against Georgia Tech.  Woods, a junior, will make his decision after the season ... read more >>
UCLA will Battle Baylor in Holiday Bowl
Written by Steve Finley Sentinel Contributing Sports Writer 19 December 2012
UCLA is going to need big games out of Shaquille Evans (Inglewood High School) and Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) to defeat Baylor.  Evans (1) is the team’s leading receiver, and Franklin ... read more >>
USC's blockbuster season ended up being a dud
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sentinel Sports Writer) 28 November 2012
USC's offense fell flat this year, but their defense was an even bigger problem.  No. 1 Notre Dame is known for playing tough defense, but their offense was able to do enough to defeat USC's below average ... read more >>
Hopefully UCLA has a trick up their sleeve for the PAC-12 title game
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 November 2012
  Stanford manhandled UCLA this past Saturday.  The question has been floated around whether UCLA played hard or not in the game.  Photo by Jason Lewis     Stanford had their way with UCLA this ... read more >>
Locals relive their glory days on Thanksgiving at the Turkey Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 28 November 2012
  Laquon Lett relived his glory days by returning an interception the full length of the field for a touchdown.  Lett is not in the same shape that he was when he played at Crenshaw High School, but ... read more >>
UCLA Defines Their Season... And USC's Too!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 November 2012
Johnathan Franklin's 29-yard touchdown run sealed the victory for UCLA.  Franklin (Dorsey High School) rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the game.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Robert Woods ... read more >>
USC/UCLA inner City rivalry is up for grabs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 November 2012
UCLA may be higher ranked then USC.  They have a better record than USC.  And they are above USC in the standings.  But until they actually win the rivalry game, USC will be a step ahead of them.  ... read more >>
USC's Lee and Oregon's Barner are lighting up college football
Written by Robert Gillard III Sentinel Sports Writer & Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
  Kenjon Barner (Riverside Notre Dame) made his claim to the Heisman Trophy by running all over USC.  He will be playing in the NFL next year.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Marqise Lee (Gardena Serra ... read more >>
Johnathan Franklin breaks UCLA's career rushing record
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
Maybe it was the navy blue uniforms, or maybe it was running back Johnathan Franklin, but UCLA looked really fast last Saturday night in their 66-10 victory over Arizona. Photo by Jason Redmond (AP)   The ... read more >>
Marks catching on quickly at Washington State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
Gabe Marks (Venice High School) was one of the best wide receivers to come out of the City Section in recent years.  Now as a freshman, he is one of Washington State's leading receivers.  Photo by ... read more >>
Compton's Reggie Dunn sets NCAA records for kickoff returns
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
  In 2006 Reggie Dunn led Verbum Dei High School to a CIF championship.  Now a senior at Utah, the wide receiver/returner set a NCAA record by scoring touchdowns on two 100-yard kickoff returns in the ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Notre Dame is legit, and Oregon is in big trouble; Heisman Trophy race is now wide open
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 02 November 2012
De'Anthony Thomas (Crenshaw High School) and the No. 2 Oregon Ducks are coming to town to play No. 18 USC.  But a victory may not help them move up on the BCS standings over Alabama, Kansas State, and ... read more >>
It's a wrap for USC
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
Marqise Lee (Serra High School) had one of the greatest games ever by a wide receiver in NCAA history, as he broke the PAC 12 record with 345 receiving yards on 16 catches.  But he could not win the ... read more >>
UCLA continues to head in the right direction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 31 October 2012
UCLA red-shirt freshman Brett Hundley (17) led his team the length of the field with less than two minutes to play for a game winning field goal on the final play of the game.  It was one of UCLA's ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Oregon slips in BCS again, Geno Smith slips in the Heisman race, and Mathieu has more drug issues
Written by jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 27 October 2012
LSU's Tyrann Hathieu had it all.  He nearly won the Heisman Trophy last season, but after numerous failed drug tests, he was suspended from the team.  He was recently arrested on a drug charge, which ... read more >>
The Record Setting Robert Woods
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
Robert Woods had his way with Colorado's defense, as he set USC's single game record with four receiving touchdowns on the day, and he also set the USC career receptions record.  He finished the game ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- USC struggles passing the ball; UCLA takes a step in the right direction; BCS title race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 19 October 2012
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) helped the Bruins grind out a 21-14 victory over Utah.  Photo by Jason Lewis   USC remains in limbo   It's hard to figure this USC team ... read more >>
Around the NFL- RGIII vs. Luck... vs. Newton; Vick continues to struggle; NFC's best; Randy Moss not playing; Manning not back yet
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 10 October 2012
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III could have run out of bounds, thrown the ball away, or slid feet first before a defender was near him.  But he did not do any of those three ... read more >>
Mike Haynes honored at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 October 2012
Mike Haynes grew up in Los Angeles and attended Marshall High School before going on to have a Hall of Fame career with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders.      Pro Football Hall of ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Saints and Raiders are just bad; Romo and Bryant are just bad too; RGIII; Eagles run the ball; It's Tebow time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 04 October 2012
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was horrible in a blowout loss at home against the Chicago Bears, throwing five interceptions.  But he had help to play that bad.  Namely from wide receiver Dez ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Geno Smith has Heisman on lock for now; UCLA has a chance in the PAC 12; USC sighting; Gabe Marks lights it up; LSU needs to prove themselves
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 03 October 2012
Forget about more touchdown passes than interceptions, through four games, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has more touchdown passes (20) than incomplete passes (18).  He has not thrown an interception ... read more >>
Around the NFL: Tate barely had a hand on the ball; Young blows money while Morris saves it; NFC West great, AFC West bad
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
   An enlarged screen shot shows that while on the ground wrestling for possession of the ball, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate did not have a hand on the ball.  Instead, his right arm was ... read more >>
UCLA is at a crossroad after loss to Oregon State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) & Christian Lewis (Sports Writer) 26 September 2012
  Some people thought it was an upset, but Oregon State looks like the real deal, while UCLA needs to put this 27-20 loss behind them.  Photo by Jason Lewis   UCLA has started 3-0 five times since ... read more >>
USC takes care of business…but that does not move the dial
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 26 September 2012
  On the bright side, Curtis McNeal (Venice High School) and USC’s running game finally got on track.  But this win did not impress anybody, including the voters.  Photo by Ken Brooks   Win over ... read more >>
USC’s unfinished business looks like it will remain just that
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 September 2012
  USC showed up in Palo Alto with plans to continue their national championship run, and to end their three game losing streak to Stanford.  But they were knocked around again.  AP Photo/Marcio Jose ... read more >>
Franklin has run his way into the Heisman race
Written by Christian Lewis (Sentinel Sports Writer) 19 September 2012
  UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) leads the nation in rushing, is in the Heisman race, and is second all time on UCLA’s rushing list.  He could pass Gaston Green for the ... read more >>
After stumbling their way to a blowout victory, UCLA prepares for Oregon State
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 September 2012
  UCLA safety Tevin McDonald raced down the sideline after he intercepted a pass, which set up a touchdown.  Photo by Jason Lewis   A member of UCLA’s youth cheer squad had a lot of cheering to ... read more >>
USC seniors get one last crack at beating Stanford
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 September 2012
   Last year USC running back Curtis McNeal (Venice High School) rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Stanford, but a costly fumble late in the game hurt their chances to win it.  McNeal, ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- Savannah State gets kicked around for money; Local players in the Heisman race; Big games for Week 3
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 September 2012
  A year ago UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) said that he wanted to win the Heisman Trophy.  Nobody took him seriously.  Now that he has started the season with two 200+ yard ... read more >>
Around the NFL: It was just Week 1; Griffin vs. Luck...vs. Newton; Vick's bad day; Week 2 games
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 September 2012
  Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tied a career high in pass attempts with 56 against the Cleveland Browns, but he also tied his career high in interceptions with four.  Lucky for the Eagles, ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Bruins put on a show at the Rose Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
    Quarterback Justyn Martin stood tall in the pocket, waited for his receivers to get downfield, and then he launched the bomb, which was caught by Deontra Gent, who easily outran the defenders ... read more >>
UCLA cracks the top 25
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 September 2012
   With the game tied in the fourth quarter, defensive end Datone Jones (Compton High School) sacked Nebraska’s quarterback in the endzone for a safety, giving UCLA a 29-27 lead.  The play set up ... read more >>
USC takes the show on the road
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  USC sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard (Crenshaw HS) intercepted a pass and ran it back 27 yards for his first career touchdown.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Joe McKnight, who played at USC from 2007 ... read more >>
Hundley/Mora era off to a great start for UCLA, but real test is against No. 16 Nebraska
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 05 September 2012
  UCLA freshman quarterback Brett Hundley looks like he can save this program…after only one game.  AP Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher   UCLA looked good in 49-24 win at Rice, but real test will be ... read more >>
Around the NFL- Dez Bryant's restrictions; Young and TO released; Pryor lights it up; Jones-Drew vs Bush
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
  The Dallas Cowboys are trying to protect Dez Bryant from himself.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Dez Bryant is being treated like a child Troubled Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is making big ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- The Heisman race; Can the SEC be stopped?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 29 August 2012
 Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has a chance to make a statement on Saturday against No. 2 Alabama.  If he can play well against one of the best defenses in the nation, he will be able to stay ... read more >>
USC is back on top
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 August 2012
  USC has a number of NFL caliber players on their roster, including wide receiver Marqise Lee, who was the PAC 12 Freshman of the Year last season.  Photo by Ken Brooks  Punishments did not hold ... read more >>
Same old thing for UCLA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 August 2012
  Running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey HS) has had a good career at UCLA, but UCLA has nothing to show for it.  Inserting quarterback Brett Hundley may change all of that.  Photo by Jason Lewis ... read more >>
Around the NFL: 49ers can go all the way; Expect a better year out of Desean Jackson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 22 August 2012
  The 49ers were at the doorsteps of the Super Bowl last year, and they may be the team to beat come playoff time this year.  Photo by Jeff Lewis   Take the 49ers in the NFC   Defense wins championships, ... read more >>
Blair Holliday injured in jet-ski accident, condition improving
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 19 July 2012
 Blair Holliday was featured as a Sentinel Student Athlete of the Week last year.  He graduated from Oaks Christian High School with a 3.7 grade point average, which allowed him to attend Duke University.    Holliday ... read more >>
High school athletes learn on and off the field at the 3rd Annual Christopher Owens Football Camp
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 11 July 2012
    Dorsey’s Delvon Hardaway (left) gets his chance to work against NFL cornerback Christopher Owens, who graduated from Dorsey in 2004.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Christopher Owens interacts with ... read more >>
Farmers Field will bring more than a NFL team in 2017
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 May 2012
A rendition of Farmers Field and a rebuild Los Angeles Convention Center. Major upgrades to the Los Angeles Convention Center coupled with the new football stadium will take the city from the 14th ranked ... read more >>
Giants prove that defense wins championships
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 February 2012
The Giants defense came up big again against the Patriots high scoring offense.  Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) and his defensive teammates had a lot to celebrate, as they were the driving force ... read more >>
Super Bowl rematch or repeat?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 February 2012
Between running, passing, and playing defense, the Giants are the more balanced team, which the 49ers found in the NFC Championship Game, while the Patriots rely mostly on their passing game.  Photo by ... read more >>
National team wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Written by Associated Press 25 January 2012
Miami wide receiver Aldarius Johnson out jumps a defender in the endzone in the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center this past Saturday night.  Photo by Jason Lewis Associated Press ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/18/12
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 January 2012
There is only one offensive juggernaut remaining in the playoffs, as the San Francisco 49ers (above) knock off the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants roughed up the Green Bay Packers. The New England ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/12/12
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 January 2012
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught Tim Tebow’s pass and raced for an 80-yard overtime game-winning touchdown, sending the Pittsburgh Steelers home and the nation into a frenzy.  Photo ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/6/12
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 January 2012
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Raheem Morris after only three seasons.  Photo by Jeff LewisThe Chicago Bears cleaned house, but head coach Lovie Smith will stay.  Photo by Jeff LewisBy Jason ... read more >>
All De’Anthony Thomas does is score touchdowns!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 January 2012
Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas had only two rushing attempts in the Rose Bowl game.  Both of them went for touchdowns.  One for 91 yards, and the other for 64.  Oregon defeated Wisconsin 45-38.  Photo ... read more >>
Around the NFL 12/23/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 December 2011
It is tough to get the ball into the endzone when the ball carrier gets flipped upside down.  That must be the San Francisco 49ers trick to not allow a rushing touchdown all season long.  Photo by Jeff ... read more >>
Robert Griffin III biggest west coast fan
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 December 2011
Evelyn Thomas, a proud great-grand-mother.  Photo by Xavier HiggsHeisman Trophy winner Robert Giffin III.  Associated Press photo By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netAfrican American ... read more >>
Around the NFL 12/17/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 December 2011
A few weeks ago it looked like the San Francisco 49ers had the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs wrapped up, which would have given them a first round bye and a home game in the second round. But the New ... read more >>
Around the NFL 11/30/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 November 2011
The Jaguars have been playing in front of some small crowds in Jacksonville.  That would all change if they moved to Los Angeles.  Photo by Jeff LewisBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netNdamukong ... read more >>
USC's rallying cry: "One more year!"
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sports Writer) 27 November 2011
USC freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee (Gardena Serra HS) was named PAC-12 offensive player of the week after their game at Oregon.  He lit UCLA up worse than he did Oregon, so he may get the honor again.  ... read more >>
When will UCLA hit rock bottom?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 November 2011
USC wide receiver Robert Woods (Gardena Serra HS) toyed with UCLA defenders, as he caught 12 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns, including this circus catch in the endzone.  Photo by Ken Brooks ... read more >>
USC and Oregon showcased LA City’s finest
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 November 2011
Marqise Lee put on a showcase on national television, catching eight passes for 187 yards and a touchdown.  Photo by Associated Press By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netUSC’s 38-35 ... read more >>
Scenarios not in UCLA’s favor
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 November 2011
UCLA’s victory over Arizona St. helped them get to the top of the PAC-12 South division, but with one game left they will have a tough time making the first ever PAC-12 championship game.  Photo by ... read more >>
Around the NFL 11/19/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 November 2011
Who would have thought that the Raiders would be leading the AFC West, with the Broncos right there with them?  Photo by Craig Bennett.  By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netA month ... read more >>
Around the NFL: 11/2/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 November 2011
The San Francisco 49ers have a 6-1 record, and they haven’t even hit the easy part of their schedule yet.  Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netSteelers are far ... read more >>
Missed opportunities defines USC’s season
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 November 2011
USC had their chances, but in the end, their defense could not hold up. Photo by Jeff LewisThe 2011 USC Trojans football season will probably be remembered for several different reasons.The record setting ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College football 11/2/11
Written by Robert Gillard (Sports Writer) 02 November 2011
No 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will play this Saturday in the latest "Game of the Century."  Photos by AP After a highly contested battle at the Coliseum, Stanford inches closer to national championship ... read more >>
Around the NFL 10/26/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 October 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netTO and Tiki looking for workTerrell Owens held a workout for NFL scouts, but none of them showed up.  Even though he only worked out for the camera ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football 10/26/11
Written by Robert Gillard (Sports Writer) 27 October 2011
After much speculation, an announcement is made concerning the status of a local college player. Also, a rivalry is renewed, two undefeated teams go down, the conference realignment carousel keeps spinning ... read more >>
Fredrick-Mathews named Defensive Player of the Week
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2011
Citrus College freshman defensive back Rodney Fredrick-Mathews was named the SCFA West Conference Defensive Player of the Week today. Fredrick-Mathews is the fourth Fighting Owl to earn the honor this ... read more >>
UCLA embarrassed… again
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 October 2011
UCLA was looking for a big victory on national television against one of the worst teams in the nation, but instead they were blown out 48-12 at Arizona.  Photo by Wily Low/APBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports ... read more >>
USC breaks seal on freshman’s redshirt year, UCLA may do the same
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 October 2011
USC freshman George Farmer is seeing game action while UCLA freshman quarterback Brett Hundley still waits.  AP PhotoBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netFor half of the season it ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football- 10/20/11
Written by Robert Gillard (Sports Writer) 20 October 2011
LSU tops the BCS polls. AP Photo Robert Gillard III Sentinel Sports Writer After seven weeks of college football, the first Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings of the season have been released -- ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football 10/14/11
Written by Robert Gillard (Sports Writer) 14 October 2011
Oregon running back LeMichael James said that a dislocated elbow will not end his season.  He is hoping to win the Heisman Trophy and lead his team to the BCS championship game.  Photo by Jeff Lewis ... read more >>
Around the NFL 10/14/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 October 2011
Oakland Head Coach Hue Jackson (Dorsey High School) looks like he may be the man to finally turn around the Raiders.  Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasntinel.netRaiders ... read more >>
Around the NFL 10/9/11
Written by Jason Lewis 09 October 2011
Al Davis passes awayAl Davis fought the NFL as the AFL Commissioner, which led to the merger, and he sued the NFL to move the Raiders to Los Angeles. Despite his battles with the NFL, Davis hoisted the ... read more >>
All offense, but not much defense for USC
Written by Robert Gillard (Sports Writer) 05 October 2011
USC quarterback Matt Barkley’s favorite target has been sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods (Gardena Serra High School), but freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee (above, Gardena Serra High School) has ... read more >>
UCLA football not much of a story
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 October 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorJasonl@lasentinel.netUCLA traveled to Stanford this past Saturday, but they were not much of a story.  Every highlight of the game featured a Stanford player looking ... read more >>
Around the NFL 10/1/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 October 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netLos Angeles is a secondary market of San Diego; thankfully the Chargers did not sell outIn Southern California, Los Angeles is the big city.  The ... read more >>
Season nearly a wrap for USC and UCLA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 September 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netUCLA is 1-0 and in first place in the Pac-12 South.  But with lackluster wins over San Jose St. and Oregon St., nobody believes that this team ... read more >>
USC still trying to put it all together
Written by Robert Gillard III, Contributing Writer 21 September 2011
To the casual observer it would appear that the USC Trojans have it all figured out.Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods (Serra HS) is setting the college world on fire with his record-setting performances.Junior ... read more >>
UCLA is in trouble
Written by Christian Lewis (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 21 September 2011
Texas freshman Malcolm Brown ran all over UCLA’s defense, to the tune of 110 yards and one touchdown.  Photo by Jason Lewis The Bruins welcomed No. 24 Texas to the Rose bowl last weekend in an effort ... read more >>
Around the NFL 9/21/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 September 2011
Tashard Choice and the Dallas Cowboys were training the Carlos Rogers and the San Francisco 49ers for most of the game, but they battled back for the overtime victory.  Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Around the NFL 9/14/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 September 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netDon’t get too excited or depressed, it’s just Week 1 Everybody take it easy.  We haven’t had football in several months, so some folks are ... read more >>
Two-man game will not work for USC
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Robert Woods (Serra HS) set a school single game record by catching 17 passes this past Saturday.  He had 177 receiving yards and three touchdowns.  Photo by Jeff LewisCurtis McNeal (Venice HS) had a ... read more >>
If it’s not one thing, it’s always another for UCLA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Houston running back Michael Hayes runs ahead of UCLA's Andrew Abbott for a touchdown.  Photo by Dave Einsel (AP) Loss at Houston shows that UCLA is not a complete team.  A poor defense could make for ... read more >>
Around the NFL 9/7/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Finally, America’s sport, NFL football, kicks off this weekend.  The San Diego Chargers will host the Minnesota Vikings.  Photo by Jeff LewisLast season the Chargers ranked No. 1 in total defense, ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football 9/7/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sports Writer) 08 September 2011
Pac 12’s awful first week; winning will not be enough for Boise St.; and game balls of the week along with big upcoming games. Tough Week for the Pac-12 With rumors swirling that schools such as Texas ... read more >>
UCLA and USC open season this Saturday
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 September 2011
The most that USC and UCLA could be playing for is bragging rights against each other, as the Trojans are eligible for post season play, and the Bruins may not be good enough to make it.  Last year Robert ... read more >>
College Football: Around the Nation 9/1/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 02 September 2011
Scandals, Pac 12 predictions, Heisman watch, title contenders, and big games of the week.Miami quarterback Jacory Harris will have to sit out the first game of the season for his involvement in a major ... read more >>
Around the NFL 8/26/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 August 2011
The San Diego Chargers were without wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) for the bulk of the year last season. This year he will be with the team for the entire season, as they look to get back to the playoffs. ... read more >>
Around the Nation: 8/26/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sports Writer) 26 August 2011
Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles had 131 catches for 1622 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. He will make Oklahoma tough to beat. Photo by Associated Press Around the Nation: College Football Oklahoma ... read more >>
Running back competition continues at USC
Written by Robert Gillard (Contributing Writer) 18 August 2011
Sophomore Dillon Baxter led all running backs at USC’s Sunday scrimmage with 101 yards.  With Marc Tyler suspended and Curtis McNeal tweaking his knee, Dillon looks like he is the front runner for the ... read more >>
UCLA can run, but not pass
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 August 2011
Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey High School) has a firm lock on the top running back spot at UCLA, and he has his sights set on great accomplishments, such as the Heisman Trophy. Photo by Jason LewisLast season ... read more >>
Jan Perry led negotiations between the City and AEG
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 August 2011
As council president pro tempore, Ninth District Council-member Jan Perry – who is also a mayoral candidate – has penned a letter to the council president outlining the Memorandum of Understanding ... read more >>
Big Ticket Free Agent Signings could Shift NFL Landscape
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 05 August 2011
The Oakland Raiders will miss the lockdown coverage that Nnamdi Asomugha provided, as the Narbonne HS grad will take his talents to Philadelphia, where the Eagles have formed a “Dream Team” of their ... read more >>
Most NFL players are ready for training camp
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 July 2011
San Diego Chargers cornerback Dante Hughes (Crenshaw HS) grabs a hold of recently drafted St. Louis Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis.  Hughes was showing the rookie the ropes, but Pettis more than held ... read more >>
USC suspends Marc Tyler
Written by Greg Beacham Associated Press 20 July 2011
USC running back Marc Tyler looked to be the starter for his senior year, but off the field problems may cost him. Photo by Jason Lewis Southern California tailback Marc Tyler has been suspended from ... read more >>
NFL, NFLPA negotiators meet again, push for deal
Written by Associated Press 15 June 2011
By BARRY WILNERAssociated Press Pro Football Writer Don't break out the tailgate gear just yet. An end to the NFL lockout might not be imminent.It does appears much closer than at any point in the last ... read more >>
Former USC assistant Todd McNair files suit against NCAA
Written by Associated Press 15 June 2011
Todd McNair (left) is suing the NCAA for libel, slander, and misconduct in its investigation of Reggie Bush (right). Photo by Chris Carlson (AP)Former Southern California assistant coach Todd McNair has ... read more >>
Local athletes drafted into the NFL
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 May 2011
Rahim Moore went from Dorsey to UCLA and now to the NFL. Photo by Jason Lewis Titus Young played for University High School and then Boise St.  He was drafted by the Detroit Lions. Photo by Jeff Lewis ... read more >>
NFL Star Nnamdi Asomugha to Host Fifth Annual Asomugha Foundation Gala
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 March 2011
Former Narbonne High School star Nnamdi Asomugha has been a great player on the field, and a great person off of it.  Through his foundation he promotes education and helps orphans and widows in Africa. ... 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 >>
Around The NFL 2/9/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 February 2011
Rodgers arrives, Roethlisberger stumbles, and in the end defense wins championships; Woodson adds to Hall of Fame resume; 2011 Hall of Fame inductees announced, not fair to some players By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Around the NFL 2/2/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 February 2011
The Green Bay Packers appear to be the favorites to win Super Bowl XLV, but James Harrison and the Pittsburgh Steelers show up for big games like this and they usually walk away as the winners. AP Photo/Don ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/26/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 January 2011
Donavan McNabb was the poster child for “quarterbacks get too much blame for a loss” when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles.  After last Sunday, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may have ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/20/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 January 2011
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver will have to come up with some big plays for the Packers to have a shot against a tough Chicago Bears defense in the NFL Championship Game. Photo by Jeff ... read more >>
TCU… National Champs!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 January 2011
Auburn is the BCS champions, but TCU is the Sentinel’s champsBy Jason LewisSports Editorjasonl@sentinel.net The BCS got exactly what they wanted.  Two big time teams and a very exciting game that came ... read more >>
Rooney Rule a total success for black coaches in the NFL
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 January 2011
In 2003 only six percent of the NFL's head coaches were black.  Since then the numbers are up to 22 percent.  Head coaches such as Lovie Smith (above) have benefited from the Rooney Rule. Photo by Jeff ... read more >>
Around the NFL 1/4/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 January 2011
Reggie Bush and the Saints finished the season with an 11-5 record, but they will be traveling to 7-9 Seattle Seahawks, who the Saints blew out earlier this year.  The fact that the Seahawks can finish ... read more >>
Around the NFL 12/22/10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 December 2010
Note to all punters, kicking the ball to the Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson (Long Beach Poly HS), will lead to points going up on the opposition’s scoreboard. Photo by Jeff LewisBy Jason LewisSports ... read more >>
Bright outlook for USC football, despite tough season
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 December 2010
Matt Barkley (7), Ronald Johnson (83), and Robert Woods (13), had plenty to smile about during the season, as they had a number of highlights.  As for the defense, not so many smiles on that side of the ... read more >>
NCAA’s Farce of a National Championship Game and Heisman Trophy Race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2010
Auburn's Cam Newton looks like college football's best player, but if the NCAA would enforce their own rules, Newton would not be eligible to play. By Jason LewisSports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netThe NCAA ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 14
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 08 December 2010
The only cool thing about this year’s UCLA/USC match up was that they both wore their dark jerseys again.  Other than that, even with the electrifying Robert Woods (above) there wasn’t much to see ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 12
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 December 2010
Two weeks ago Raider Nation could be heard loud and clear, but now, not so much.  After two consecutive losses, their season is getting away from them, and they need to beat the San Diego Chargers to ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 13
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 01 December 2010
By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports WriterDuring week 13 of the college football season, two top ranked teams had their mettle tested in crucial road games in-conference against ranked opponents this past ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football week 12
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 24 November 2010
USC and UCLA fall flat on the road, Boise St looks to move up in rankings, and a number of big match ups this weekend, highlighted by No. 21 Arizona at No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn at No. 11 AlabamaBy ... read more >>
Joselio Hanson has made it from St. Bernard high school to the NFL
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 November 2010
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Joselio Hanson has worked his way from a reserve player at St. Bernard high school to an impact player in the NFL. ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 18 November 2010
Top ranked teams survive, Cam controversy continues, UCLA fighting to stay in bowl contention.By Michael BrownSentinel Sports WriterA late missed chip-shot field goal, a punt return for a touchdown and ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 10
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 November 2010
Black quarterbacks seemed as though they were on shaky ground over the off-season, but many of them are flourishing this season. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard (above) is second in the ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 10
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 10 November 2010
National championship picture taking shape, Auburn's Cam Newton $180,000 controversy, and big games this coming week.By Michael Brown,  Sentinel Sports Writer Alabama’s hopes of winning a second consecutive ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 9
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 November 2010
Raider Nation can finally say, “The autumn wind is a Raider” and have some pride saying it.Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netThe Raiders!!!!The clocks didn’t ... read more >>
Howard has game planned his way to the top
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2010
Todd Howard makes in game adjustments with UCLA defensive linemen during a home game.Photo courtesy of UCLA A decision 37 years ago has led Todd Howard to become UCLA’s Associate Head Coach, and could ... read more >>
Around the NFL
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2010
The New Orleans Saints are scoring 11 less points per game than last season, but they have stayed in the playoff hunt.  Getting Reggie Bush back in the second half of the season should add the fire power ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 9
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 01 November 2010
Oregon running back LaMichael James may have sealed the Heisman Trophy by rushing for 239 yards and three touchdowns on national television against the USC Trojans. Photo by Jeff Lewis Oregon is at ... read more >>
Arizona hands UCLA third loss in a row
Written by Eric Lambkins II 31 October 2010
Arizona Remains in Pac-10 Title Hunt as they Hand UCLA 3rd Straight Loss By Eric Lambkins II Sentinel Sports Writer   No. 15 ranked Arizona Wildcats (7-1, 4-1) remain in the hunt for the Pac-10 title ... read more >>
USC pounded by Oregon
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 31 October 2010
No happy Homecoming for the Trojans as Oregon moved the ball almost at-will, and put the brakes on USC’s offense for much of the second half   By Michael Brown Sentinel Sports Writer   USC head ... read more >>
Trojans will attempt to stifle prolific Oregon offense
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 29 October 2010
Spotlight on USC’s defense as Oregon’s nation-leading offense leads the No. 1 ranked team.By Michael BrownSentinel Sports WriterIn a role reversal of sorts, USC will take the field this Saturday at ... read more >>
UCLA looks to end losing streak against Arizona
Written by Eric Lambkins II (Sentinel Sports Writer) 29 October 2010
UCLA looks to end their two game losing streak, while the No. 15 Arizona Wildcats will enter the Rose Bowl seeking to keep their Pac-10 title hopes alive. By Eric Lambkin II Sentinel Sports Writer In ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 8
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 28 October 2010
New week new No. 1, BCS polls, PAC-10 realignment, and big games of the week.Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports WriterWell, that didn’t last long. Oklahoma’s stint as the nation’s top ranked team lasted ... read more >>
Over reaction to helmet-to-helmet hits
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 October 2010
This is an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit.  The NFL is cracking down on illegal hits only.This is a legal hit.  If the defenders helmet in this play collides with the ball carrier's helmet, he will not ... read more >>
Oregon embarrasses UCLA
Written by Eric Lambkins II 22 October 2010
Ducks Put Bruin Hopes into HibernationBy Eric Lambkins IISentinel Sports WriterEUGENE, Oregon—The Ducks were clearly the best team Thursday, and arguably the nation, as the Oregon cruised to a 60-13 ... read more >>
Woods Starring as Superman at USC
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 October 2010
USC true freshman wide receiver Robert Woods had 19 receptions for 340 yards and five touchdowns the past two weeks.Photo by Jeff LewisRobert Woods last two performances has made him a star with local ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 7
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 21 October 2010
By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports WriterThe Texas Longhorns’ upset win on the road against fifth ranked Nebraska proved to be a harbinger of things to come last Saturday, as six other top 25 teams fell ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 7
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 October 2010
Not even a playoff game with Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees, who play in the largest market in the nation, could top the NFL in ratings.Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net"Football’s ... read more >>
USC attempts to overcome injuries as they head to Cal
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 15 October 2010
Normal 0 0 1 486 2774 23 5 3406 11.1282 0 0 0 Photo by Jeff Lewis Star freshman wide receiver Robert Woods practiced at cornerback this week. By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports Writer ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 6
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 14 October 2010
    By Michael Brown Sentinel Sports Writer     Entering his sixth season as South Carolina’s head coach, Steve Spurrier, was still looking for that elusive “signature” victory.   Last ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 6
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 October 2010
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens has reason to celebrate. The Ravens are off to a 4-1 start and are arguably the best team in the league.Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net ... read more >>
USC can't finish, UCLA can't compete
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 October 2010
Normal 0 0 1 601 3431 28 6 4213 11.1282 0 0 0 The Trojans lose on the final play of the game for a second week in a row, while UCLA is blown out again by a Bay area school. By Jason Lewis Sentinel ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 5
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 October 2010
Photo by Jeff Lewis By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor Patriots give up on Moss, then trade him to the VikingsNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may have taken his control issues a bit too ... read more >>
Trojans attempt to seal the "deal" at Stanford
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 07 October 2010
USC running back Allen Bradford rushed for 223 yards against Washington.  If the Trojans are going to pull out a win at Stanford, USC is going to need another performance like that out of him.  Last ... read more >>
UCLA looks to continue running at Cal
Written by Christian Lewis (Sentinel Sports Writer) 07 October 2010
UCLA running back Derrick Coleman accounted for 185 of UCLA's 437 rushing yards against Washington St, and he scored three touchdowns.  This week the Bruins take their pistol offense to Cal, who has ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 5
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 06 October 2010
  By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports Writer Life for the nation’s top-10 ranked teams was relatively easy last weekend. Everything went accordingly on the field and the biggest surprise occurred ... read more >>
USC stunned at home by Washington, again
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 03 October 2010
Washington Wide Receiver hauls in a pass in the Huskies victory over USC. USC's defense could not stop running back Chris Polk or Washington's offense when it mattered the most.  Photos by Jeff Lewis   Despite ... read more >>
Bruins nearly stumble, then run through Cougar defense
Written by Eric Lambkins II 03 October 2010
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Dorsey HS) rushed for 216 yards and a touchdown against Washington St. UCLA safety Rahim Moore (Dorsey HS) made a huge play to stop a touchdown on a fourth and ... read more >>
USC enters stiff stretch of PAC 10 schedule
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 01 October 2010
By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports Writer After winning its first four games against overmatched opponents, USC’s mettle is about to be put to the test as it begins a run against a gauntlet of ... read more >>
UCLA runs past Texas in shocking fashion
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 October 2010
By Jason Lewis Sentinel Sports Editor Anybody who picked UCLA to roll into Texas and man handle the No. 7 team in the nation, please raise your hand.Seeing none raised, lets all pick our jaws up off ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 4
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 01 October 2010
By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports Writer Heading into last weekend’s college football schedule, all eyes were on Fayetteville, Arkansas, for good reason as the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide traveled ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 4
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 October 2010
Michael Vick has surprisingly become the feel good story of the NFL.With talented players like Vernon Davis (85), running back Frank Gore and linebacker Patrick Willis, it is surprising that the San Francisco ... read more >>
Around The NFL Week 3
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 September 2010
Former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush has performed this hurdle before. While at USC he jumped over a UCLA defender and ran into the endzone. But this is the NFL, where everbody is fast. When Bush landed ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football Week 3
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 22 September 2010
By Michael Brown Sentinel Sports Writer For teams ranked in college football’s top 25 Associated Press poll, this past week was a prime example of how fragile maintaining the coveted positions can ... read more >>
Big plays key to USC win, UCLA overpowers Houston
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 22 September 2010
@font-face @font-face p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal table.MsoNormalTable p.MsoNoteLevel2, li.MsoNoteLevel2, div.MsoNoteLevel2 div.Section1 Despite 3-0 record, Trojans drop in polls after so-so ... read more >>
UCLA is in big trouble
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 September 2010
The best Bruins team at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night did not come from UCLA, they came from Baldwin Hills.Running back James Smith, who runs track for the LA Jets and is one of the fastest boys in the ... read more >>
Around the NFL Week 2
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 September 2010
Michael Vick might not be spending too much more time of the sideline if Kevin Kolb continues to struggle.Photo by Jeff LewisBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorDon’t worry, no need to panic yetIf you’re ... read more >>
Trojans continue to search for identity
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 September 2010
USC true freshman Robert Woods (Serra High School) finished the game with three receptions for 64 yards, which led all USC receivers for the game. USC's Malcolm Smith runs down a ball carrier in ... read more >>
Around the Nation: College Football
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 04 September 2010
  The top teams in the nation have been gearing up all summer to make a run at the BSC championship trophy. (Photo by Jeff Lewis) Ohio State's Trevor Pryor will be making a run at both the national ... read more >>
Around the NFL (9/2/10 – 9/8/10)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 September 2010
 Can any AFC team knock off the Colts?Outside of the New York Jets, who wins the 2010 offseason hype award, it's hard to believe that any AFC team can make a run at the Super Bowl.Maybe the San Diego ... read more >>
The Lights Come Back on This Friday
Written by David Earley (Contributing Writer) 04 September 2010
 Crenshaw's De'Anthony Thomas, who has committed to USC, is the star of the City Section and he will be looking to lead his team to back-to-back City titles. (Photo by Jason Lewis)Fairfax and San Pedro ... read more >>
UCLA's optimism not a settling feeling
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 August 2010
  UCLA's optimism not a settling feeling Hopes are high in Westwood, but with question marks all over the offensive line, the pistol formation may not be enough to increase the offense's output. By ... read more >>
Around the Nation: This week in College Football
Written by Michael Brown (Contributing Writer) 21 August 2010
  By Michael BrownSentinel Contributing Writer With two weeks to go before the 2010 college football season officially is kicked off, the local and national landscape is rife with potential storylines ... read more >>
One of the Greatest Hall of Fame classes ever
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 August 2010
 Jerry Rice (top), the NFL's all time leading receiver, and Emmitt Smith (bottom), the NFL's all time leading rusher, headline the Hall of Fame class of 2010. (Photos by Jeff Lewis)By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Serra’s Robert Woods named State Athlete of the Year
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 July 2010
 Robert Woods dominated as a wide receiver, defensive back, and track athlete.  He also carried a 4.0 GPA his senior year and a 3.5 overall GPA. (photo by Scott Kurtz)By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorSerra ... read more >>
Mike Garrett retires as Trojans A.D.
Written by Michael Brown (Contributing Writer) 29 July 2010
  Mike Garret served as USC Athletic Director for 17 years. The Trojan won 23 national titles and USC built the Galen Center under his watch. USC's outgoing athletic director was a pioneer on campus ... read more >>
Az-Zahir Hakim promotes Gratitude, Attitude, Motivation and Education
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 July 2010
 There was a lot of young talented football players at the daylong football camp. (Photo by Jason Lewis)Az-Zahir Hakim addressed the young student athletes at the conclusion of the camp. (Photo by Jason ... read more >>
NFL ‘underdog’ excels on and off the field
Written by Michael Brown (Contributing Writer) 23 July 2010
 Kansas City Chiefs safety Reshard Langford is prepared for the uphill battle that can lead him to NFL stardom.While many players are enjoying their final days before training camp opens, Langford is ... read more >>
Stock Dropping in Black NFL Quarterbacks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 July 2010
 JaMarcus Russell was supposed to be the next big thing when he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.  But his career was an utter failure. (Photo by Jeff Lewis)Donavan McNabb ... read more >>
Christopher Owens promotes education and athletics at Dorsey
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 July 2010
  Christopher Owens talks to Dorsey High School football players before they break off into drills. (Photo by Jason Lewis)Christopher Owens watches a Dorsey football player perform a drill during the ... read more >>
Bruins Arrested
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2010
 Paul Richardson (above) and two other incoming freshmen have been dismissed from schoolThree incoming freshman UCLA football players who were arrested on suspicion of theft were dismissed from the ... read more >>
USC Gets College Football's Death Penalty
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 June 2010
USC Gets College Football's Death Penalty Reggie Bush By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorIf you thought the mighty had fallen at USC last year, it was nothing like the fall that they just had when the ... read more >>
HBCU standout Boozer, coaching legend Jeffries inducted into College Football HOF
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 May 2010
 HBCU standout Boozer, coaching legend Jeffries inducted into College Football HOFSentinel News ServiceDALLAS - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced the 2010 ... read more >>
Remembering NFL Pioneer Johnny Sample
Written by Tony McClean (Black Athlete Sports Network) 13 May 2010
 Johnny SampleFormer HBCU star played key role on Colts' first NFL title and Jets' Super Bowl winBy Tony McCleanBlack Athlete Sports NetworkNEW HAVEN, Ct (BASN) -- Back in 2008, ESPN took a nostalgic ... read more >>
Local Stars Feeling A Draft
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 24 April 2010
UCLA junior defensive tackle Brian Price Caption: USC senior defensive end Everson Griffen Photo Credit: Jeff Lewis / Sentinel   Local Stars Feeling A Draft Price, Johnson and Griffen among ... read more >>
DC High School hires female football coach
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 March 2010
MISS CONGENIALITY: Natalie Randolph, center, shares a laugh at her press conference that introduced her as the new football coach at Coolidge High School in Washington D.C. She is believed to be the only ... read more >>
NFL needs to avoid double standard
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2010
NFL needs to avoid double standardOnly way to do that is suspending Ben Roethlisberger like they did Pacman Jones and Michael VickBy Jason LewisSentinel Contributing WriterNFL commissioner Roger Goodell ... read more >>
USC lands the Big One
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 11 February 2010
COMMITTED, NOT DELIVERED:  Cretin-Derham High Schooloffensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, the consensus No. 1 player in thenation most of the season gave a verbal commitment to USC and headcoach Lane ... read more >>
The "Who Dat Nation" is Super
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 February 2010
New Orleans Saints running back Mike Bell kisses the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Saints defeated the Colts 31 – 17 in Super Bowl XLIV.  It was New Orleans’ first ever professional ... read more >>
7 years later, Rooney Rule has been more hit than miss
Written by Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 05 February 2010
SEEING THE BENEFITS: Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers headcoach Mike Tomlin won the Super Bowl and on Sunday, Indianapolis headcoach Jim Caldwell will be in the same position.  Both are a part ofthe slow ... read more >>
Saints help New Orleans rise again
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 05 February 2010
REVITALIZED: New Orleans has seen its share of bad footballteams along with turmoil and the memory of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.But with the Saints reaching the Super Bowl, the city along with theirfamous ... read more >>
Chasing Perfection
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 17 December 2009
Chasing Perfection Undefeated Crenshaw football team aims for first state title for a City Section school in 30 years. Crenshaw High School's historic season will add more notch to its belt when it ... read more >>
Prairie View wins SWAC championship
Written by Lut Williams (Onnidan.com) 17 December 2009
Prairie View wins SWAC championship11 years after record-setting losing streak, the Panthers win their first title in 45 years.By Lut WilliamsOnnidan.comThe remarkable rise of Prairie View A&M from ... read more >>
BAND OF BROTHERS
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 December 2009
BAND OF BROTHERS COLISEUM MARCH: Heading into the City Section final on Saturday, Crenshaw is nationally and state ranked for the first time in school history but it's the selfless attitude and family ... read more >>
Davis drives Narbonne back to Coliseum
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 December 2009
Davis drives Narbonne back to Coliseum  RUNNING FOR A REPEAT: Narbonne's Melvin Davis has carried the Gauchos back into the City Section finals after piling up nearly 300 yards of offense in their ... read more >>
Role players make difference for Cougars
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 December 2009
Role players make difference for Cougars   STEPPING UP: Crenshaw senior tailback Geoffrey Norwood was expected to be a backup this year but he leads the team in rushing and scoring - one of several ... read more >>

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Donerson's return spearheads Dominguez's surprising run
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 December 2009
Donerson's return spearheads Dominguez's surprising run   BIG DAY:  Dominguez junior Devonte Carter had five touchdowns against Redondo and he'll split carries with Will Gregory as the Dons take ... read more >>
USC’s final bomb was classless attack
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 December 2009
USC’s final bomb was classless attack  Jurrell Casey (91) and Armond Armstead, top, had reasons to celebrate after USC defeated UCLA 28-7 but the debate rages if their coach Pete Carroll out ... read more >>
Rivals Meet Again In City Semifinals
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 December 2009
Rivals Meet Again In City Semifinals REVIVAL: Dorsey quarterback Joseph Gray has spearheaded the Dons' playoff run and will be a key factor in the Dons' rematch with Crenshaw Friday. Crenshaw won the ... read more >>
Crenshaw, Carson lead City Section's best into postseason
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 November 2009
Crenshaw, Carson lead City Section's best into postseasonBy Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorIt may only be the first round of the City playoffs tonight but there are stories to be found in every game.Everyone ... read more >>
Around the NFL (11/19 – 11/25/09 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 November 2009
Around the NFL (11/19 – 11/25/09 Edition)  Once considered dead in the AFC West race, the San Diego Chargers have surged into a tie for the division lead as the Denver Broncos have stumbled after ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10 (11/19 - 11/25/2009 Edition)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 November 2009
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10Bryan Douglas (Narbonee) - Nick Koza for Sentinel  This will be the last poll of the season as playoff starts tonight in the City and tomorrow in the Southern Section. Good ... read more >>
Centennial completes remarkable turnaround
Written by Randall Blakely (Sentinel Sports Writer) 19 November 2009
Centennial completes remarkable turnaroundSOLID START: Centennial’s Kevin Smith started their regular season finale with two touchdowns on the opening kickoff and Lawndale’s first punt.  ... read more >>
USC's Dominance is Over
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 November 2009
USC's Dominance is OverTO THE HOUSE: Stanford defensive back Richard Sherman (Dominguez HS) gets ready to intercept this pass from USC’s Matt Barkley and take it back for a touchdown.  By Jason ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10 (11/12 - 11/18/2009 Edition)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 November 2009
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10Crenshaw senior Geoffrey Norwood rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns against Dorsey (Jason Lewis for Sentinel)  By Evan BarnesSentinel Sports Editor It's the last ... read more >>
Around the NFL (11/12 – 11/18/2009 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 November 2009
Around the NFL Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis should be feeling pretty good right about now. His team was not picked by anybody to be a playoff team. But there they are, 6-2, and tied with ... read more >>
Locals Honored As All-Americans
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 November 2009
Locals Honored As All-AmericansARMY STRONG: Flanked by parents Robert and Sharon Woods, Serra defensive back/wide receiver Robert Woods was named to the 2010 Army All-American Game this week. Woods is ... read more >>

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Pac 10 up for grabs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 November 2009
Pac 10 up for grabsBIG WIN: UCLA's Rahim Moore is congratulated after his last-minute interception to secure the Bruins win over Washington. While both teams are under .500 in conference play, the top ... read more >>
Crenshaw-Dorsey rivalry takes center stage
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 05 November 2009
Crenshaw-Dorsey rivalry takes center stage When neighborhood rivals Crenshaw (8-0) and Dorsey (7-1) clash on field, it represents a community coming together and celebrating some of the best it has offered.  ... read more >>
Burton airing it out at Leuzinger
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 October 2009
Burton airing it out at LeuzingerLeuzinger's Te'Shon Burton scrambled away from Palos Verdes defenders with ease all game long as he racked up 471 yards passing and five touchdowns in Leuzingers 35-28 ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10 (10/22-10/28/09 Edition)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 October 2009
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10Chase Clayton (San Pedro) - Jason Lewis for Sentinel By Evan BarnesSentinel Sports Editor1. Crenshaw (6-0) - Will any Coliseum League team score on the Cougars before Dorsey? ... read more >>

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Around the NFL (10-22-09 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 October 2009
Around the NFLNew Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas and tight end Jeremy Shockey have had a lot to celebrate this season. Through week six the Saints are looking like the best team in football. ... read more >>
"What if" for UCLA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 October 2009
"What if" for UCLAOUT OF SYNC: Cal defensive back Darian Hagan (Crenshaw HS) nearly intercepts this pass as the Golden Bears added another Pac-10 loss to UCLA's resume.  The wrong questions were answered ... read more >>
Trojans Return Home with Identity, BCS Dreams
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 October 2009
Trojans Return Home with Identity, BCS DreamsPLAYMAKERS: USC's defense, with conerback Kevin Thomas (15) and defensive end Wes Horton, has only allowed two passing touchdowns all season, both against Notre ... read more >>
USC’s Staffon Johnson On Road to Recovery
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 October 2009
USC’s Staffon Johnson On Road to Recovery  When USC takes the field at the Coliseum, it would almost surprise no one if Stafon Johnson was on the sidelines, cheering his team on.The senior ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10 (10/8 - 10/14, 2009 Edition)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 October 2009
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10  Marquis Thompson (Crenshaw) - Jason Lewis for Sentinel By Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorThere's a lot of movement this week and there'll be some more after this week ... read more >>
Crenshaw silences critics with loud statement in Culver City
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 October 2009
Crenshaw silences critics with loud statement in Culver City   STUFFED: Crenshaw's DeAnthony Thomas stuffs a culver City defender as the Cougars were en route to a 48-7 victory that left them 5-0 after ... read more >>
Prep Profile - Inglewood
Written by Randall Blakely (Sports Writer) 08 October 2009
Prep Profile - InglewoodIN THE DUST: Senior tailback Jonathan Dewitt is one of the reason Inglewood has gotten off to a 3-1 start.  - Nick Koza for Sentinel By Randall BlakelySentinel Sports WriterOn ... read more >>
Around the NFL (Oct. 8-14,2009 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 October 2009
Around the NFLSan Diego Charges running back Ladainian Tomlinson was once a dominant runner, but it looks like his career may be in danger of being over sooner than later.  Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver ... read more >>
UCLA falls at Stanford
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 October 2009
UCLA falls at StanfordDOWN AND OUT: UCLA receiver Morrell Presley was on the wrong end of a big hit on this play as the Bruins suffered their first loss at Stanford.  They will need to regroup quickly ... read more >>
USC bounces back in a big way
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 October 2009
USC bounces back in a big waySHIFTING BACK IN GEAR: After smashing Cal 30-3 thanks to Joe McKnight's 119 yards and a revitalized defense, the Trojans head into their bye week with two week to prepare for ... read more >>
Stafon Johnson a Football and a Community Injury
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 01 October 2009
Stafon JohnsonPhoto Credit: Jason Lewis for SentinelStafon Johnson a Football and a Community InjuryBy Evan BarnesSentinel Staff Writer It's the hardest thing for a parent to hear when their child has ... read more >>
Around the NFL (9-23-09 Edition)
Written by Super User 24 September 2009
 Baltimore’s Ray Lewis reminded fans why he’s still one of the best linebackers in football with his game-saving tackle of Charges tailback Darren Sproles.   Photo Credit: Jeff Lewis ... read more >>
Still Undefeated
Written by Christian Lewis (Sports Writer) 23 September 2009
Caption:  UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin had a career day against Kansa State, rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown.  STILL UNDEFEATEDUCLA Enters Bye Week 3-0 Before Stanford Road Trip By ... read more >>
A dose of reality for USC fans
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 23 September 2009
BAD HANDS: USC fullback Stanley Havili fumbles after being hit by a Washington defender, one of three turnovers by the Trojans during their 16-13 loss to Washington.  They’ll regroup against ... read more >>
Around the NFL (9/17/09 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 September 2009
Oakland Raiders fans were pretty much silent after the San Diego Chargers last minute game winning touchdown drive. Around the NFL By Jason Lewis Can anybody in Cleveland stop Adrian Peterson?No ... read more >>
UCLA takes major step in right direction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 September 2009
CAN'T HOLD HIM BACK: In his second start, UCLA tailback Johnathan Franklin rushed for 80 yards and he'll need a bigger effort on Saturday against Kansas State now that UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince will ... read more >>
Best in the Nation?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 September 2009
SLASH AND DASH: On USC's game-winning drive, Joe McKnight contributed 54 Yards and caught the two-point conversion.  McKnight finished with 105 all-purpose yards as the Trojans head to Washington Saturday ... read more >>
Trojan Offense Running on All Cylinders
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 September 2009
FALLING IN LINE: USC tailback Joe McKnight stumbles in the end zone after his 54-yard touchdown run.  The Trojans’ new focus on the ground game led to 342 rushing yards against San Joe State ... read more >>
UCLA takes care of business
Written by Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 10 September 2009
BREAK IT UP: UCLA sophomore safety Rahim Moore (3), who tied as school record three interceptions against Sand Diego Ste, breaks up this pass play.  Photo Credit: Jason Lewis for Sentinel UCLA takes ... read more >>
NFL Quick Hits
Written by Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 10 September 2009
STEADY JOB: Donovan McNabb won’t have to worry about protecting his job because Michael Vick will be used as a specialist weapon, not to be groomed as his replacement.   Photo Credit: Jeff ... read more >>
Crenshaw's bold 'state'-ment
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 September 2009
HIGH GOALS: Crenshaw head coach Robert Garrett has his team as the favorite to win the City Section title amidst talk they could also have a shot at the Division II state bowl game.  Their first test ... read more >>
Stafon Johnson keeps USC backfield in motion
Written by Kenneth Miller (Managing Editor) 03 September 2009
CARRYING THE LOAD: Entering his senior season at USC, Stafon Johnson will not just bear the task of sharing carries in a crowded backfield but hoping to impress NFL scouts to hear his named called in next ... read more >>
UCLA has closed the gap with local talent
Written by Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 03 September 2009
UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price (Crenshaw HS) has made life rough for opposing running backs.  Price has become one of the best tackles in the nation and will be a driving force on defense this year ... read more >>
From Hurricane Katrina to the Sunshine
Written by Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 27 August 2009
USC running back Joe McKnight loves playing in big games for USC, where the weather is always great.  That was not the case four years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit him harder than any Ohio State defender ... read more >>
Remembering Jim Parker
Written by Tony McClean (Black Athlete Sports Network) 20 August 2009
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Has Justice Been Served?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 20 August 2009
Donte Stallworth walks away with less than a month in jail for vehicular manslaughter, while Michael Vick received nearly two years in prison for his role in a dog fighting ring and Plaxico Burress is ... read more >>
Wesson Provides Funds for Dorsey Football Jerseys
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 August 2009
Councilmember Herb Wesson presents a check for $7,000 for new football jerseys for Dorsey High School. Holding the check on the left is Coach Paul Knox, and on the right are Councilmember Herb Wesson and ... read more >>
They're still dogging him out
Written by Kenneth Miller (Managing Editor) 20 August 2009
ROUGH RETURN: Michael Vick's return to the NFL as the newestmember of the Philadelphia Eagles has been met with strong reaction onboth sides. Some feel that the division has been split on racial lines.PASSING ... read more >>
The 'Michael Vick Community Celebration' is really happening
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Michael VickThe 'Michael Vick Community Celebration' is really happeningSentinel Wire ServicesI don't know what happens at a "Michael Vick Community Celebration." I think it's just a bunch of people standing ... read more >>
White’s Weight Loss Plan?
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Lendale WhiteWhite's Weight Loss Plan? No TequilaSentinel Wire ServicesNASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 2) -- Not Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem. Forget about hiring a private chef to cook healthy meals.LenDale ... read more >>
McNair legacy not in doubt
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 July 2009
Steve McNair As more details of his July 4 murder and its backstory are coming to light, Steve McNair's sterling legacy may take a bigger hit than he ever suffered on the field. It's not as bad as the ... read more >>
NFL Players Missing At Sea
Written by Associated Press 01 March 2009
Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper were among four boaters missing Sunday off Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard and Smith’s agent ... read more >>
MVP Holmes Jump Starts Tomlin Era in Six-burgh
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 05 February 2009
A miraculous catch births a new star for youngest coach in Super Bowl history There are so many ways to watch and celebrate a Super Bowl, but the only one was at this party as the chapter closed on ... read more >>
Arizona Cardinals Got Super Bowl Swagger
Written by Tamara Latta (Sentinel Sports Reporter) 29 January 2009
The underrated Cardinals are now sitting in the pilot seat. One more plane ride until victory. After a wild card playoff run, who would ever think the Cardinals would be heading to Tampa Bay Florida ... read more >>
Man of Steel
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 29 January 2009
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney has trusted his franchise with African American head coach Mike Tomlin and in two years he has reward his owner with a berth in Super Bowl XLIII   Two years ... read more >>
Hardy Nickerson: Former Steeler living the hearty life after football
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 29 January 2009
Verbum Dei Alum is successful realtor in North Carolina Former Verbum Dei Eagles football star went from a soaring eagle to a grounded Bear at Cal before embarking on a successful 16 year career in ... read more >>
Tomlin and McNabb on Cusp of Super Bowl History
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 15 January 2009
It would mark the first for an African American coach and quarterback in the big game It is fittingly appropriate that during the week we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an African ... read more >>
Dungy retires as a winner in life and football
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 January 2009
Tony Dungy's retirement conference began with him walking on the stage with his wife, Lauren, by his side. Colts general manager Jim Irsay and owner Bill Polian, both of whom struggled with their ... read more >>
Even Shakespeare Couldn't Drum Up Interest In Rose Bowl
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 January 2009
Friends, Trojans and countrymen, lend me your ears....and your roses. No. 5 USC is playing in their fourth consecutive Rose Bowl today and you need to be convinced that it will be worth your while ... read more >>
All-Sentinel Team
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 25 December 2008
Player of the Year: James Boyd (Sr, L.A. Jordan) - It's rare to see somebody dominant in the City from the quarterback position where running is king. It's even more rare when said player is a dominating ... read more >>
SWAC announces All-Conference Football Honors
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
BIRMINGHAM - Southern University QB Bryant Lee was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Jackson State LB Marcellus Speaks was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the 2008 Southwestern Athletic ... read more >>
Wasted Time: Narbonne, San Pedro named co-champs after 21-21 tie
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 December 2008
Serra fails to tame Oaks Christian It was fitting that it's the most open City title race in five years, the two best teams played for a tie at the Coliseum for the City championship. Or maybe ... read more >>
Barkley Blast Auburn for hiring White coach
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Former Auburn and NBA star Charles Barkley ripped his alma mater on Monday, saying the only reason the Tigers did not hire Buffalo's Turner Gill as the school's new football coach is because ... read more >>
Long Beach Poly rushes their way to State
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 December 2008
Jackrabbits make up 10-point deficit in fourth quarter to defeat Tesoro 20-17 Long Beach Poly fans chanted "We want State!" after the Jackrabbits won their 18th CIF-Southern Section title ... read more >>
Knights Stand Tall Once Again
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 December 2008
View Park Prep defeats Annenberg 36-28 to win City 8-Man title The celebration began to bubble on the View Park Prep sidelines when Annenberg quarterback Deon Bishop saw his fourth-down pass fall ... read more >>
CIF Championships Have Familiar Ring To Them
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 December 2008
Hmmm, don't I know you from somewhere? The teams that reached championship weekend of the CIF playoffs might be asking this question as several matchups will be rematches against teams they know ... read more >>
Miami Coach Decries Lack of Diversity In Ranks
Written by Associated Press 04 December 2008
After 2008 season, Randy Shannon will be only Black football coach at a BCS school CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)-Of the 65 coaches leading programs affiliated with the Bowl Championship Series, Miami's ... read more >>
A Rivalry It's Not
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 04 December 2008
If you think Saturday's game between USC and UCLA at the Rose Bowl won't be memorable considering the states of both programs, think again. It'll be remembered as the day the Trojan defense ... read more >>
Florida State's Rolle wins Rhodes Scholarship
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 November 2008
Florida State safety Myron Rolle won a Rhodes scholarship less than three hours before the Seminoles kicked off in College Park against Maryland. Rolle was one of seven finalists who interviewed in ... read more >>
Prep Football Top 10 (11-20-08 Edition)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2008
The final poll of the year and now it's time to march in the postseason. Good luck to everyone playing. 1. Long Beach Poly (10-0) - The road to defend their Pac-5 championship starts Friday against ... read more >>
Cougars Roar In Wild Home Thriller
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 November 2008
For the first time in 41 years, Los Angeles Southwest College hosted a football game and for a few hours on a clear Saturday afternoon that turned hazy from fires across the Southland, the campus ... read more >>
Prep Football Top 10 (11-13-08)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 November 2008
It's the final week of the regular season so here are the next-to-last rankings of the year. 1. Long Beach Poly (9-0): Only Long Beach Jordan stands between them and the No. 1 seed in the Pac-5 ... read more >>
Inglewood's Evans commits to Notre Dame
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 November 2008
  The wide receiver is also selected to U.S. Army All-American Bowl   Inglewood wide receiver Shaquelle Evans had two reasons to feel proud before his team's game against Santa Monica last week. First, ... read more >>
Prep Football Top 10 (11-6-08 Edition)
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 November 2008
Two more weeks 'til the playoffs and the contenders are starting to take shape. On to the rankings leading into Week 9 1. Long Beach Poly (8-0): Compton might be the last remaining challenge ... read more >>
Crenshaw Shuts Out Dorsey
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 31 October 2008
The 34-0 victory is largest since 1999 The energy was electric on both sides at the annual Crenshaw-Dorsey game but all it took was the opening kickoff to permanently send it over to the Crenshaw ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Top 10
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 October 2008
Week 7 shook up the polls so here's where the rankings stand heading into Week 8. 1. Long Beach Poly (7-0): 76 consecutive league wins and counting. And it gets no better for opponents because ... read more >>
Former Dorsey standout Chris Mims dead at 38
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 15 October 2008
Former National Football League defensive end Chris Mims, who played at Dorsey High School and Los Angeles Southwest Junior College, was found dead today in his Los Angeles apartment. He was 38 years ... read more >>
Black and Beautiful!
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 01 October 2008
Angel City Classic draws more than 52,000 If you could describe what the Angel City Classic is, you couldn’t just say that last Saturday was a game between Morehouse College and Prairie ... read more >>
Compton edges Dominguez
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 September 2008
22 years. That's how long it had been since Compton had defeated Dominguez before last week's 12-8 victory. The Tarbabe players may not have been around that long ago, but they celebrated ... read more >>
Sentinel Prep Football Top 10
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 25 September 2008
1. Long Beach Poly (2-0) - No shocker here, they destroyed Newport Harbor 26-2 and are ready for a rematch with Carson tomorrow.2. Loyola (2-1) - Nearly pulled off the state's biggest upset ... read more >>
Russell excels in first training camp
Written by Josh Dubow, Associated Press 31 July 2008
NAPA, Calif. - JaMarcus Russell was greeted at his first NFL training camp with some good-natured ribbing from veteran teammates acting surprised that he knew his way to the Oakland Raiders summer home ... read more >>
NSEF to host Gridiron War IX Saturday
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 June 2008
Nationwide Sports & Education Foundation (NSEF) will host their 9th annual Gridiron War football showcase on Saturday featuring some of the top high school players in the region. The game will be ... read more >>
Gridiron War IX on June 28
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 June 2008
Ten years ago, tennis was not widely regarded as one of the more popular sports within South Los Angeles. Children not even old enough to speak had already mastered dunking their miniature size basketballs ... read more >>
Local talent feels breeze of NFL Draft
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 May 2008
'GIANT' STEP: USC cornerback Terrell Thomas, shown here after defeating UCLA last year, was taken in the second round by the New York Giants. The Rancho Cucamonga-born Thomas joins former teammate ... read more >>
Vikings Udeze Recovering From Leukemia, finds Donor in Brother
Written by Associated Press 24 April 2008
Former Verbum Dei, USC standout contracted disease in January EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — His head shaved bald and his face a bit thinner than before, Kenechi Udeze otherwise looked fit and strong ... read more >>

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Bradford Waiting to Catch NFL Call
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 April 2008
Former Fremont Star on NFL Draft Board Like most of the nation’s top football players, Mark Bradford is anxious to hear his name called at this weekend’s NFL Draft. “It would be ... read more >>
Dungy To Stay As Colts Coach
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 24 January 2008
After weighing over his options during the previous week, Tony Dungy announced on Monday he will return for his seventh season as Indianapolis Colts head coach. The highest profile Black coach in the ... read more >>
All Sentinel Team, L.B. Poly Tops CIF-SS Picks
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 27 December 2007
 Nick Koza for Sentinel PhotoMIGHTY CASEY: Long Beach Poly defensive end Jurrell Casey headlines three Poly selections on the 2007 All-Star team. Casey (134 tackles) was a major factor the Jackrabbits ... read more >>
Trojans Smelling Like Roses After 24-7 Victory Over UCLA
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 December 2007
When USC lost to Stanford in October, their chances of a national championship were dead. When they lost to Oregon that same month, their chances for the Pac-10 title were alleged to be dead. But after ... read more >>
Coliseum Collapse: Birmingham, Carson Advance to City Finals
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 December 2007
In the NFL over the last few years, there has been no bigger rivalry than the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, with both teams having faced each other in high profile regular season and playoff ... read more >>
First Black Coach at UCLA Terminated
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 December 2007
Now the question is will a Black coach be considered for his replacement After completing another season of highs and lows, UCLA decided this week to terminate its first Black head football coach Karl ... read more >>
Compton Can't Slow Down Long Beach Poly
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 November 2007
A crowd of nearly 3,000 came to Compton High School for the most anticipated football game to hit Compton in years but what they got was a reminder that Long Beach Poly is still the class of the Moore ... read more >>
UCLA's Rasshan Set to Make History Saturday
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 November 2007
Redshirt sophomore will be school’s first Black starting quarterback since 1979 When UCLA takes the field against Arizona State in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, history will be made as redshirt sophomore ... read more >>
Compton Faces Tough Task Against Poly
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 01 November 2007
  RUNNING MACHINES: Compton junior tailback Curry Williams is one-half of the Tarbabes' punishing tailback duo that will face Long Beach Poly's tough defense tomorrow. He and senior ... read more >>
Chargers' Tomlinson among fire evacuees
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 25 October 2007
SAN DIEGO - Reigning NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson was among several San Diego Chargers players, coaches and staff members who had to evacuate their homes as wildfires burned in San Diego County.The Chargers, ... read more >>
Crenshaw Mauls Dorsey In Annual Match-Up
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 25 October 2007
  CLASSIC: Crenshaw and Dorsey clash under the bright lights of Crenshaw's new field. The Cougars won the annual meeting 46-28 and are tied with Jefferson for the lead in the Coliseum League. ... read more >>
Bruins Ruins Put Dorrell on Hot Seat
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 October 2007
OUT OF REACH: UCLA sophomore receiver Dominique Johnson and Notre Dame senior cornerback Terrail Lambert watch as a pass falls away from them. The Bruins were upset by previously winless ... read more >>
Prairie View A&M Wins Angel City Classic
Written by Evan Barnes (Staff Writer) 13 September 2007
The second annual Angel City Classic has come and gone but the impact of bringing the culture of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Los Angeles is still here. Prairie View A&M (2-0) ... read more >>
PREP FOOTBALL: It's Purely Raw Defining The Essence of The Game
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 13 September 2007
It all begins innocently in Pop Warner football leagues throughout Los Angeles County and then those with the passion and dedication mushroom into gifted teenagers talented enough to star for the freshman, ... read more >>
Compton Off And Running To Fast Start
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 September 2007
Over the last four seasons, Calvin Bryant has built an impressive football program at Compton High School.Last year, the Tarbabes and their high-powered offense took the region by storm as they scored ... read more >>
Black Coaches Start Out on Top
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 September 2007
The National Football League will begin its new season this week with glitz and glamour of a Hollywood movie opening and there will only be four Black head coaches and five Black starting quarterbacks.In ... read more >>
Are You Ready For Sum Football?
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 September 2007
Down ready set...Hut One...Hut Two...Hike! And thus the epoch of National Football League season commences while on a perhaps even larger scale, the collegiate gridiron calendar ... read more >>
Johnson Emerges as Breakout Star For USC
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 05 September 2007
When the final horn sounded at the Coliseum last weekend, Stafon Johnson had barely enough time to think about what just happened. The sophomore tailback had just finished his first significant game as ... read more >>
Vick Vows to Redeem Himself
Written by LARRY O\'DELL, Associated Press 30 August 2007
RICHMOND, Va. - Looking somber and speaking “from the heart,” Michael Vick apologized Monday for “using bad judgment and making bad decisions” and vowed to redeem himself after ... read more >>
Upshaw Is NFL Labor Leader
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 30 August 2007
Gene Upshaw has been Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association since June 1983, after a successful 16-year career as a player. Since then, Upshaw has worked diligently at ... read more >>
Trojans Seek To Write Latest Chapter In Empire
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 30 August 2007
It’s been the same story for the last five season openers. USC begins at or near the top of all the preseason polls as many expect them to finish their season in a BCS Bowl at the beginning of the new ... read more >>
UCLA Prepares For Year Of High Expectations
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 August 2007
It may have been hot at UCLA’s final open practice on Aug. 17, but it was just a symbol of the heat facing the Bruins this season. Despite going 7-6 last season and winning their last three ... read more >>
Culpepper Solidifies Spot As Frontrunner In QB Battle
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 August 2007
MAKING HIS CASE: Raiders quarterback Daunte Culpepper appears to be the frontrunner for the starting quarterback job after going 11-for-20 with 153 yards and two touchdowns in ... read more >>
KTLA Brings Raiders Back to Southland
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 23 August 2007
Los Angeles has been without a National Football League team since the Raiders departed some 13 years ago, but that did not prevent local television station KTLA from inking the Bay area team to a four-year ... read more >>
No Escape Route?
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 16 August 2007
Vick’s options narrowing, his career in jeopardyTwo more of Michael Vick’s co-defendants will reportedly reach a plea agreement in the federal dogfighting case.Michael Vick is all alone now. ... read more >>
UCLA-USC Football Preview
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 19 July 2007
Football fans rejoice! A month and a half away from the first kickoff of the 2007 college football season and you can already feel the anticipation of greatness in Westwood and Exposition Park.USC is ... read more >>
Goodbye NFL, Hello ESPN
Written by Evan Barnes, Sentinel Staff Writer 31 May 2007
After an 11-year career, Keyshawn Johnson announced on May 23 that he would retire from the National Football League and will begin the next phase of his career working for ESPN.Johnson, who was born ... read more >>
Retired Grambling State Coach Dies - a Legend in College Football
Written by Evan Barnes, Sentinel Staff Writer 04 April 2007
One of the greatest coaches in the history of college football and one of the America’s true pioneers, Eddie Robinson died Tuesday night at the age of 88, after a lengthy battle with Alzhimer’s ... read more >>



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