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Santa Monica Vikings battle the Venice Gondoliers

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/25 2:00A Guest Author
Showdown: The Samohi Vikings faced the Venice High Gondoliers in a varsity boys basketball showdown on Nov. 19. In the neck-to-neck game, the Gondoliers narrowly edged out the Vikings and claimed...

Rams, 49ers head into 1st meeting off tough losses

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/12 2:00A Guest Author
JOSH DUBOW / AP Pro Football Writer About the only similarity for the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers heading into their first meeting of the season is the fact that both teams are coming off disappointing losses. But while Los...

UCLA playing for bowl berth, Kelly’s future vs. Colorado

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/12 2:00A Guest Author
JOE REEDY / AP Sports Writer It is not hyperbole to suggest UCLA’s game against Colorado on Saturday begins a three-week must-win stretch for the Bruins. While the Bruins need only one more win to become bowl eligible for the first time since...

Rams rolling toward playoffs, but with several concerns

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/9 2:00A Guest Author
GREG BEACHAM / AP Sports Writer The Los Angeles Rams have hit the halfway point of the season as a clear NFC contender boasting a star-studded defense and a prolific passing offense. Coach Sean McVay’s team also has plenty of potentially serious...

Rams look for 4th straight win Sunday at terrible Texans

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/29 2:00A Guest Author
KRISTIE RIEKEN / AP Sports Writer Matthew Stafford’s stellar play has the Los Angeles Rams rolling as they prepare to visit the Houston Texans. “There’s not many things he’s not doing well, and that’s a real positive,” coach Sean McVay said. “I...

Multiple QBs could play when desperate USC, Arizona meet

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/29 2:00A Guest Author
DAN GREENSPAN / Associated Press With an eye on both its present and future, Southern California might use two quarterbacks against Arizona on Saturday. Freshman Jaxson Dart could play for the first time since suffering a knee injury in his...

UCLA presents new challenge for Utah’s run defense

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/29 2:00A Guest Author
JOHN COON / Associated Press Stopping the run has become a huge problem for Utah. The Utes led the Pac-12 in rushing defense for three consecutive seasons heading into this year. Now Utah is the one getting bullied along the line of scrimmage....

Right on Cue: NBA finds high-tech option for virus testing

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/16 2:00A Guest Author
TIM REYNOLDS / AP Basketball Writer If so inclined, an NBA player could now test himself for the coronavirus and get results on his phone in no more than 20 minutes. And the league is convinced those tests are both fast enough and accurate...

Ice-cold bats put powerful Dodgers on brink of early winter

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/12 5:02A Associated Press
GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer Frigid wind gusts roared in from center field well before sundown and continued through the late innings Monday night. They buffeted the foul poles and turned normally pleasant Chavez Ravine into a whirling cauldron...

Herbert’s Chargers host Mayfield’s Browns in key AFC battle

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/8 2:00A Guest Author
JOE REEDY / AP Sports Writer Justin Herbert and Baker Mayfield are at the helm of 3-1 teams as the Los Angeles Chargers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The quarterbacks come into the matchup on different trajectories. Herbert is second in...

Lakers say they’re building a vintage championship contender

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 9/29 2:00A Guest Author
GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LeBron James has heard the basketball world talking about how the Los Angeles Lakers are too old, and he is laughing — both literally and figuratively. “Some of the memes and some of the jokes have been extremely...

Rams are unanimous top team in latest AP Pro32 poll

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 9/29 2:00A Guest Author
SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Pro Football Writer Super Bowl 56 will be played at SoFi Stadium in February. And the way the Los Angeles Rams are playing through three games, they may get a chance to play for the championship in their home stadium. Led by new...

Dorsey’s Stafon Johnson Returns as Head Football Coach

LA Sentinel (Sports) 9/1 8:00P Amanda Scurlock
“There is no place like home,” said Stafon Johnson just before his first game as head football coach for the Dorsey High Dons vs. the Santa Monica Vikings. The post Dorsey’s Stafon Johnson Returns as Head Football Coach appeared first on Los...
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