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April 4, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you see professional athletes or weekend warriors with a crazy crosshatch of tape on their shoulders, knees or elbows, they probably aren't making a fashion statement. Chances are they're trying to tape over some pain. So-called kinesiology tapes — two prominent examples are Kinesio Tex Tape and KT Tape — gained worldwide attention during the 2008 Olympics, largely thanks to the heavily taped shoulder of American beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh. Unlike traditional tapes that wrap around joints to provide support and compression, kinesiology tape sticks directly to the sore spots like big Band-Aids.
April 10, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
The Arcadia Invitational will be filled with terrific athletes. It has become one of the best high school sporting events in Southern California. Hurdlers must have a fearless gene in their body, and junior Torrey Atkins of Menifee Heritage High shows every indication he has one. He attacks each hurdle with a focus and determination that allow him to fly over obstacles as if they weren't in his way. "I feel I'm shooting out like a rocket," he said. Two weeks ago, he ran a personal-best time of 14.17 seconds in the 110 high hurdles at the Mt. Carmel Invitational.
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.
April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Dorsey has a group of athletes ready to face the best in Saturday's Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School. Daniel Lawson has run a 48.12 400 meters. Brandon James has run the 400 in 48.85. Jermale Jefferson has run the 100 in 10.5 (hand time) and 10.96 electronically. Zane Palacios went 46-7 in the triple jump last week. All figure to be City Section title contenders come May.  
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.
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
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.
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.
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.  
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.
April 7, 2014 | By Mark Brilliant
The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men's basketball players who reject the NCAA's precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes. At Northwestern University, a group of football players scored a first-round victory before the National Labor Relations Board in a campaign to be recognized as "employees" eligible to unionize. For some college football fans, this evokes disturbing images of burly 18- to 22-year-old player-proletarians marching on picket lines instead of lined up on offensive or defensive lines, much less seated in classrooms.
April 7, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad. We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We harp on coaches who cheat to get the blue-chip player and college administrators who look the other way. We make fun of the NCAA because it is so big and pompous and obtuse and full of itself and makes so much money off the pimpled backs of teenagers.
April 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
A look at the NCAA tournament semifinal between the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers (30-7) and eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats (28-10). When: Today, 5:49 p.m. TV: TBS Breakdown: Wisconsin is making its fourth Final Four appearance but first since 2000. The Badgers defeated American, Oregon, Baylor and Arizona to reach this year's final weekend. Once known primarily for defense, Wisconsin's "swing" offense has evolved. The Badgers can play multiple tempos and have won games scoring as few as 48 points (Virginia)
April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Baseball standout Ryan Hamill (class of 1997), football lineman Doug Kavulich (1988), kicker Chris Noonan (1988) and softball standout Brianna Barth (2007) will be inducted into the Chaminade Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.  
March 31, 2014 | By Warren Grimes
Imagine famous football coaches and professional athletes taking a 50% salary cut. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's annual salary would be a mere $3.5 million or so. Angels baseball star Albert Pujols would earn just $8 million a year. And the Lakers' Kobe Bryant would have to be satisfied with a yearly $15 million. Not by chance, if this came to pass, you the consumer would reclaim control of your rapidly rising monthly subscription TV bill. This is not just idle speculation.
March 28, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's scholarship football players are, in fact, employees with the right to unionize should get their attention. This issue has been bubbling for decades as major sports programs evolved from important but ancillary parts of a college's mission into powerful businesses enriched by multimillion-dollar TV contracts and merchandising revenue, all built on the labor of student-athletes who received no compensation beyond scholarships.
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 ?
June 20, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Some day Nathan Eovaldi will win a game again. Of course, some day just for a change of pace, the Dodgers might actually provide him some offensive support. As it is, the 22-year-old continues to pitch well, just not well enough to actually walk off as a winner. His latest dash with frustration came Wednesday in Oakland, where the suddenly anemic offense of the Dodgers failed to do much with left-hander Tommy Milone as the A's downed the Dodgers, 4-1. Making his fifth start in place of sore-shouldered Ted Lilly, Eovaldi went six innings, allowing three runs, seven hits and three walks.
March 26, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 6, Athletics 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels have won eight straight games and closed Cactus League play with a 17-10 record. Utility infield candidate Grant Green lined a two-run home run to left-center field in the seventh inning and is hitting .360 (18 for 50) with 11 runs batted in. Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run in the seventh, and Matt Long (.426) hit two sacrifice flies and a double. ON THE MOUND: C.J. Wilson looked sharp in his final tuneup, giving up one unearned run and four hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking two. His earned-run average is 2.20 in 28 2/3 innings.
March 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, has acknowledged the possibility of moving the franchise back to Los Angeles if Oakland can't get its act together on a new stadium. That's interesting. But if words translated into actions, the L.A. market would have landed an NFL team or two 15 years ago. More than half of the league's 32 teams have been linked to L.A. at one point or another, as in, Team 'X' could potentially move if it can't get a stadium deal where it is. At the league's annual meetings Monday, Davis said his patience is wearing thin over the Coliseum City project, the proposed redevelopment of the 850 acres in and around the Oakland Coliseum to create new homes for the Raiders, Athletics and Golden State Warriors.
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