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All roads lead to Clovis for state track and field finals
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 June 2010
  FAST TIMES AT BUCHANAN HIGH: Robert Woods (Serra, left), DeAntony Thomas (Crenshaw), Robert Herron (Dorsey) and their respective teams will be looking to leave a mark at the CIF state track and ... read more >>
NBA FINALS: So We Meet Again, Old Friend
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 June 2010
 ONCE AGAIN, IT’S ON: The previous two NBA Finals MVP’s, Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce, left, will garner most of the attention leading into tonight’s start of the NBA Finals. The ... read more >>
De’Anthony Thomas wins 200 with nation’s fastest time
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 28 May 2010
De’Anthony Thomas wins 200 with nation’s fastest time Crenshaw junior also wins 100, Dorsey wins overall City boys title De’Anthony Thomas has had the City Section on notice since ... read more >>
Crenshaw’s Thomas is latest member of USC family
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 May 2010
 TROJAN BOUND: Crenshaw Junior and USC commit DeAnthony Thomas has the rare combo of great speed and down-to-earth humility. Heading into today's City Section track-and-final meet, he's expected to ... read more >>
Xavier Paul proves why he belongs in Dodgers' future
Written by Tamara Latta (Contributing Writer) 27 May 2010
 Xavier PaulDodgers ReportBy Tamara LattaSentinel Contributing WriterIt hasn't been an easy ride for Xavier Paul in finding a place with the Dodgers. But that's expected when you're playing behind an ... read more >>
Serra girls run past rival St. Mary’s to CIF team title
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 May 2010
  CATCH THEM IF YOU CAN: St Mary's Academy Junior, Gianna Woodruff (left) won the Division IV title in the 300 hurdles in 43.30 seconds, barely passing Serra Sophomore Urina Harrell. The Cavaliers, ... read more >>
LA High School’s Amankwah leads surprises heading into City finals
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 May 2010
 Crenshaw senior Jonathan Downard is expected to be one of the top finishers in the long jump and the 200 meters at today's City Section track and field finals. The Cougars, along with rival Dorsey, ... read more >>
Repeat feat lies on Bynum's shoulders (and knees)
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 May 2010
Repeat feat lies on Bynum's shoulders (and knees) Despite injuries, center's mental state will either drive or derail Lakers' title hopes. Lakers fans started chanting it after Game 2, "We Want Boston! ... read more >>
Former Negro League pitcher Doc Skyles remembered
Written by Tony McClean (Black Athlete Sports Network) 20 May 2010
 STAND BY SITTING: Former Negro Leagues pitcher Doc Sykes sits before taking the witness stand to testify on behalf of the Scottsboro Boys, nine men accused of raping two White women in Arkansas. It ... read more >>
Tyson Gay breaks 44-year-old mark in straight 200 meters
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 May 2010
 SPEEDING: Tyson Gay, left, broke Tommie Smith’s 44-year-old record in the 200 meters on a straight track (19.41 seconds) in England on Sunday. Smith was in attendance as the 27-year-old Gay ... 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 >>
Is This Odom’s Moment in the Sun?
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 20 May 2010
MAGIC OR FOOL’S GOLD: Lamar Odom has been compared to Magic Johnson since his NBA career started but it’s been a balance of hot performances and disappearing acts. Against Phoenix in the ... read more >>
Galaxy’s Buddle Makes U.S. World Cup
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2010
Photo credit: Nick Koza for SentinelIn a year of jaw-dropping and unimaginable performances, Herculez Gomez and Edson Buddle got their just desserts.Gomez and Buddle were named to the 30-man US roster ... read more >>
An Open Letter from Compton Little League
Written by Luther Keith, Jr. (Compton Little League) 13 May 2010
PAST AND PRESENT: The Compton Little League thrived in the 1960’s and 70’s (a team from 1974 is shown at top) and after a 30 year hiatus, it returned last spring to Sibrie Park. A team (bottom ... 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 >>
Legacy motivates Dorsey hurdling duo
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 May 2010
 NEXT GENERATION: Dorsey junior Monae Dale and senior Bejon Bryant look for City Section medals in the hurdles while continuing the school’s legacy of track success.  Bryant is the son of ... read more >>
New coach, new era for Sparks in new decade
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 May 2010
 BACK FOR MORE: Tina Thompson and the LA Sparks start their 2010 campaign at Phoenix Saturday with new coach Jennifer Gillom and a healthy Candace Parker to start the season. (Nick Koza / Sentinel)Sparks ... read more >>
Headed for a Rematch?
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 May 2010
RESERVATIONS FOR JUNE: With Dwight Howard, left, and the Orlando Magic having started the postseason with eight consecutive wins, it’s not a stretch to imagine them in a NBA Finals rematch with ... read more >>
Jimmy Winkfield: The last of an era
Written by Tony McClean (Black Action Sports Network) 10 May 2010
Jimmy Winkfield Jimmy Winkfield: The last of an eraThe last Black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby became an international star due to American racismBy Tony McClean,Black Athlete Sports NetworkNEW HAVEN, ... read more >>
Serra’s Ezumah makes immediate impact
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 May 2010
YOUNG & FOCUSED: Gardena Serra Chimere has the fastest time in the 400 meters in the Southern California Section and is one of the favorites heading into the final month of the track-and-field season. ... read more >>
Five locals make All-State hoops team
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 May 2010
BEST IN SHOW: Dwayne Polee (Westchester) and Deonta Burton (Compton Centennial) share a laugh at the recent Collision All-Star Game and were both named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-Statr First team Five locals ... read more >>
Lakers showing signs of life
Written by Jason Lewis (Special to the Sentinel) 10 May 2010
UP, UP & AWAY: The Lakers have seemed to find their mojo and Kobe Bryant has regained his shooting form as they head to Salt Lake City for Game 3 Saturday against the Utah Jazz. Lakers showing signs ... read more >>
Now Money Holds Key to All Doors
Written by Kenneth Miller (Special to the Sentinel) 07 May 2010
IN HIS HANDS: After his dominant performance against Mosley, Floyd Mayweather has more to consider than just a proposed super-fight with Manny Pacquiao. Now Money Holds Key to All Doorswith his impressive ... read more >>
Bolt keys record-setting 4 x 100 relay for Jamaica
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 April 2010
In his first appearance of the season at the Penn Relays, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran a blistering final leg of the 400-meter relay in 8.79 seconds. Not only did the Jamaicans win in record time for ... read more >>
Will the real Lakers please stand up?
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 29 April 2010
BACK IN CONTROL: Ron Artest, left, was one of the big reasons the Lakers shut down Russell Westbrook (0) and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5. The series resumes on Friday in Oklahoma City (Associated ... read more >>

 

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