November 28, 2013 |
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led UCLA out of the locker room for the second half against Arizona State, thousands cheering the epitome of a gutty little Bruin. If only they had seen what happened next. If only they had seen their powerful Bruins symbol jog off into the deep embrace of the popular volleyball player who has been quietly carrying him through this nightmare.
November 24, 2013 |
Jordan Walker, the injured Corona Santiago football player, remains in critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Sunday night. Coach Jeff Steinberg tweeted, "He is now off the ventilator & breathing on his own. The power of prayer and positive thoughts work!" Walker, a junior linebacker, suffered a spinal injury on Friday night in a playoff game against Upland. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
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November 19, 2013 |
The L.A. County District Attorney's office has not made a decision yet on whether to file charges against UCLA offensive lineman Torian White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. White was taken into custody early Sunday at an apartment complex on Glenrock Avenue near UCLA after campus police responded to a call about 3 a.m. of a disturbance there, officials said. Prosecutors received the case from UCLA police but said further investigation would be needed, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
November 16, 2013 |
There was something strange happening Friday night during the Chaminade-Morningside Western Division football playoff opener. Chaminade players were sending out tweets via Twitter in the middle of the game. I'm thinking, how did the players get access to their phones during the game? As it turns out, Coach Ed Croson pulled his starters in the second quarter of the 71-8 victory and allowed them to shower at halftime and return for the second half in street clothes. So that explained all the tweets.
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October 24, 2013 |
A man who swindled about $3 million from San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison, authorities said. Michael A. Stern, 53, who pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in January, was also ordered to pay Freeney about $2.6 million in restitution, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday. Stern appeared in a Los Angeles federal courtroom before U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson. After falsely presenting himself as a successful businessman who could partner with Freeney as an investor in a Hollywood restaurant that Freeney owned, Stern fraudulently accessed several accounts tied to the football player, the IRS said in a news release.
October 16, 2013 |
Friday's Coliseum League game between between Dorsey and host Crenshaw comes at an ideal time for Dorsey, because the Dons have several players making real progress at midseason. Jermel Jefferson, a 5-foot-10 receiver-defensive back, is one of those players making an impact. Here's the link to his midseason highlight video. Quarterback Noah Whitney is showing he can pass effectively when given time to throw. Here's the link to his highlight video. Eric.email@example.com
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October 13, 2013 |
The Los Angeles County coroner's office will investigate the death of a 16-year-old football player who collapsed during a high school game last week, a department official said Sunday. The agency will try to determine what caused the death of Dodi Soza, who was playing for Downey High School when he collapsed Thursday during a game at Lynwood High. Coroner's Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said Soza's young age was the main reason why her office had decided to investigate. Soza, a running back, was playing for his school's junior varsity team when he collapsed on the field, according to KTLA . He died Saturday.
October 12, 2013 |
The community of Downey is mourning the death of Dodi Soza, a football player at Downey who collapsed at a game on Thursday and died on Saturday, according to a report by KTLA . The mayor of Downey, Mario A. Guerra, said in a Twitter posting, “Our community mourns the passing of one of own today. DHS football player Dodi Soza. Our broken hearts are with his family. God bless him. " Soza collapsed during a game at Lynwood High on Thursday. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
October 10, 2013 |
Two midshipmen will face court-martial while a third will not in the case of three football players who were accused of raping a fellow student at the U.S. Naval Academy, it was announced on Thursday. The decision in the abuse case comes as Congress has continued to wrestle with the growing number of sexual assaults in the military. It also comes amid notorious civilian cases involving athletes and alcohol-fueled rape such as the assault in Steubenville, Ohio. Vice Adm. Michael Miller, the superintendent of the Naval Academy, announced that he had referred the cases of Midshipmen Eric Graham of Eight Mile, Ala., and Joshua Tate of Nashville to court-martial.
October 2, 2013 |
Service academy football games involving Air Force, Army and Navy this weekend are still on hold as a result of the government shutdown, although there is a decent chance the games will be played. Air Force is at Navy in a CBS game on Saturday while Army has a scheduled game at Boston College. ESPN has reported arrangements are being made for those games to be played and await only final approval from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The Coast Guard, however, will be hosting Western New England in New London, Conn., this weekend no matter what happens.