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July 30, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Angels traded third baseman Alberto Callaspo to the American League West-leading Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night for triple-A infielder Grant Green, a former Anaheim Canyon High and USC star who went hitless in 15 at-bats in a recent big league stint. Callaspo, who is hitting .252 with five home runs and 36 runs batted in, is expected to play second base for the A's, a position he hasn't played on a full-time basis since 2009 with the Kansas City Royals.
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April 26, 2014 | By James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest - the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Loyola Marymount: The Seaver School of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount is not for the faint of academic heart. But it's where a fair share of Loyola Marymount athletes - 27 of 395 to be exact - focus their studies.
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SPORTS
October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
at Seattle 4, Oakland 2: Mike Sweeney followed a two-out error with a tiebreaking two-run single in the fifth inning. Baltimore 3, at Tampa Bay 2: The Orioles stopped a 13-game losing streak by beating the Rays. at Boston 3, Cleveland 0: Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the seventh. Texas 11, at Angels 3 -- associated press
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | Carolyn Kellogg
"Police! Open Up!" is regularly heard at the door of the Chameleon Club, the fictional cabaret in Francine Prose's new novel set in 1930s Paris. Unconventional verging on illicit, the club's revue features sexually ambiguous performers who dance before a predominantly lesbian clientele - in an era when laws existed prohibiting a woman from dressing as a man. And yet the club is tolerated by authorities and celebrated by the city's artists, intellectuals and...
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2 AT THE PLATE: Infielder Grant Green and outfielder Brennan Boesch, in a crowded battle for backup jobs, continued to hit well. Green doubled home one run and has three hits in four at-bats. Boesch had two hits Sunday and has started the exhibition season with four hits in seven at-bats. ON THE MOUND: Hector Santiago, making his Angels debut, gave up an unearned run and one hit in 2 2/3 innings. Santiago said he threw "six or seven" screwballs per game with the Chicago White Sox last season.
SPORTS
March 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Angels 13, Oakland 13 AT THE PLATE: Alberto Callaspo, batting cleanup, was three for three with a run and two runs batted in. Catcher Hank Conger had two hits, raising his spring average to .417. ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver, who came in having given up one run this spring, gave up three times that many on one swing in the first inning when Josh Reddick hit a three-run home run. And the afternoon went downhill from there with Weaver giving up eight runs and six hits — including three homers — in two innings.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Los Angeles Unified School District has instructed its schools to cancel outdoor athletic events scheduled for Friday because of air-quality concerns with the fire in Glendora, according to district athletics spokesman Trent Cornelius. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
"Why is it OK for you to shift down seven but it's not OK for me to bunt?" - Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie after Houston Manager Bo Porter yelled at him for bunting with a seven-run lead - but with the Astros in a defensive shift that all but invited a bunt. "What am I supposed to do, get out of the way, catch the ball down here and let him slide into the glove? I'm going to break a wrist doing that? I'd rather put my body on the line and see what happens. " - Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez , to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the new rule that forbids catchers from blocking home plate until they have the ball, in an attempt to reduce collisions and injuries.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Mark Sherburne, who briefly served as athletics director at Penn State after the disclosure of a child sexual abuse scandal connected to the university, no longer works at the school, officials said Friday. The university would not disclose why Sherburne was no longer a Penn State employee, saying in an email that officials could not discuss personnel matters. The Centre Daily Times, which first reported Sherburne's departure, said he was fired Wednesday. Sherburne was a senior athletics official who stepped in for 10 days to head the department after the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky broke.
SPORTS
August 17, 2009 | Associated Press
at Oakland 3, Chicago 2: Mark Ellis lined a homer just over the left-field wall with two out in the ninth inning and the Athletics avoided a three-game sweep. at Seattle 10, New York 3: Jose Lopez had three RBIs and the Mariners ended the Yankees' five-game win streak. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter broke Luis Aparicio's record for most hits as a shortstop with his 2,674th, a run-scoring double in the third inning. Cleveland 7, at Minnesota 4: Kelly Shoppach and Luis Valbuena homered, and Grady Sizemore added a two-run shot in a six-run third inning.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Will D'Antoni be back to coach the Lakers? The franchise has yet to announce the future of Coach Mike D'Antoni, but assistant Dan D'Antoni may be moving on to coach at Marshall University. Mike had been linked to his alma mater but on Thursday, Mike Hamrick, athletic director at Marshall, tweeted Dan will be the Thundering Herd's next coach. I am proud to announce that Dan D'Antoni will be the next head basketball coach at Marshall University. #THEHERD pic.twitter.com/LxpD13FFnR - Mike Hamrick (@TheHerdAD)
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon. Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice, several said they were only casually monitoring the situation. "There has been some small talk around the locker room," said UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. "We'll get a lot more information. Obviously, they are starting something. " Northwestern players will vote Friday on whether to unionize.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
In California, Kobe is king. But in the favorite-athlete game of thrones, Bryant is a puny ruler. Best Tickets laid out the most popular athletes by state, based on Google search data, and found that LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the most searched in fully half of the 50 states. There's a steep drop-off to No. 2: Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos quarterback was most searched in seven states.  Third is a tie between the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Los Angeles Student-Athlete Symposium for boys' and girls' high school athletes grades 9 through 12 will be held on May 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Loyola Marymount's University Hall. Cost is $30, and lunch will be included. The organizers will provide workshops and information about sports nutrition, college recruiting timelines, transitioning into college, standardized tests (SAT and ACT)  and other issues. The symposium reviews the complicated process of becoming a student-athlete in college.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
"Why is it OK for you to shift down seven but it's not OK for me to bunt?" - Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie after Houston Manager Bo Porter yelled at him for bunting with a seven-run lead - but with the Astros in a defensive shift that all but invited a bunt. "What am I supposed to do, get out of the way, catch the ball down here and let him slide into the glove? I'm going to break a wrist doing that? I'd rather put my body on the line and see what happens. " - Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez , to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the new rule that forbids catchers from blocking home plate until they have the ball, in an attempt to reduce collisions and injuries.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
A win is a win. And Mike Scioscia figures his Angels need at least 90 of them to have a shot at returning to the postseason for the first time since 2009. But as Wednesday night stretched into Thursday morning, the giddy Angels were talking as if their last victory - a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Chris Iannetta's 12th-inning walk-off homer - might just be worth a little bit more. "It's character building, it's team-identity building, it's chemistry building," Iannetta said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A former UCLA athletics official charged with possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty Friday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Michael Sondheimer, 58, was charged in February with one felony count of possessing material depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct, prosecutors said. If convicted, he faces a maximum three years in state prison. Sondheimer graduated from UCLA in 1977 and spent at least 36 years at the university as an athletic administrator, according to a biography previously posted on the UCLA athletic department website.
SPORTS
March 11, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
AT THE PLATE: Aaron Miles, competing for a backup infield spot, slugged a home run in the fifth inning ? his second of the spring ? and Matt Kemp added a solo homer of his own to account for the Dodgers' runs. ON THE MOUND: Chad Billingsley was tagged for four earned runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings while also walking four and balking once. Blake Hawksworth didn't allow a hit or run in 1 2/3 innings of relief. EXTRA BASES: Billingsley's cause wasn't helped by third baseman Ivan DeJesus' fielding error in the third inning that allowed two Athletics to score ?
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: Down by two runs in the ninth, Kole Calhoun double for his third hit of the game and Mike Trout hit a towering two-run homer to center field, his fifth of the season, against left-hander Sean Doolittle to pull the Angels even, 9-9. But Oakland went ahead in the 11th when Jed Lowrie singled and Josh Donaldson hit a run-scoring double to left against Yoslan Herrera. AT THE PLATE: Trout (double) and Howie Kendrick (single) drove in runs in the first, and Calhoun (two-run homer)
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Joe Smith didn't mince his words late Tuesday night. The Angels right-hander came on to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and faced five batters. All of them reached base, and four of them scored -- the turning point in a game the Oakland Athletics went on to win, 10-9, in 11 innings. “Man, I was horrible,” said Smith, who threw scoreless innings in each of his first six games. “I fell behind in counts. I had the first guy 0-and-2 and walked him -- that's a no-no.
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