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SPORTS
February 18, 1995 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Harvard-Westlake High basketball team continues to tower over and overpower opponents. With 6-foot-10 sophomore twins Jason and Jarron Collins muscling inside, the Wolverines bullied their way to a 62-45 victory over La Quinta on Friday night in the second round of the Southern Section Division III-A playoffs. Harvard (24-3), the division's top-seeded team, will play a third-round match on Tuesday.
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SPORTS
March 5, 1995 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ben Robbins felt it was destiny that Harvard-Westlake High would win the Southern Section Division III-A boys' basketball championship. Even when Dos Pueblos stayed close at the beginning of Saturday's championship game at The Pond, Robbins and his teammates didn't panic. "I wasn't worried; we were meant to be here and win the game," Robbins said. "At some point we were going to hit some big shots and accomplish what we and everybody else expected us to do."
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
One of the undercard fights on Saturday's "UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen" ended because of an eye poke, and UFC President Dana White wants to do something about it. During the Ovince St. Preux-Gian Villante fight, St. Preux accidentally poked Villante in the eye. Referee Kevin Mulhall stepped in and checked Villante, then asked him if he could see. Villante said he couldn't, so Mulhall stopped the fight. Why? There is no rule that covers eye pokes, because fight rules were written for boxing, not MMA, and boxers rarely get poked in the eye. White was unhappy with that, and stated his case in a post-fight news conference.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  How do you celebrate a walk-off home run in the 19th inning? Why, you throw a pie into your own face, of course. Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer off Angels reliever Barry Enright to give the Oakland Athletics a 10-8, 19-inning victory in Oakland at 1:41 a.m. Tuesday. Amazingly, the Oakland telecast of the game actually went on with a brief post-game show, including an interview with Moss. During that interview, an A's teammate walked up to Moss and handed him a plate filled with whipped cream.
SPORTS
May 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Ryan McDonough started in the NBA as a 23-year-old special assistant for  basketball operations for the Boston Celtics. Now, 10 years later, he's the 33-year-old general manager for the Phoenix Suns. McDonough, who served as Celtics assistant general manager the last three years, was announced as the replacement for fired Phoenix GM Lance Blanks on Tuesday. “His natural leadership and communication skills will serve the Suns well," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said of McDonough.
SPORTS
March 3, 1996 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Smiley admits he wouldn't have done it at the beginning of the season. But when he sprang free on a breakaway in the closing moments of Harvard-Westlake High's rout of Morningside at the Pond on Saturday, he rolled the ball off his fingertips short of the basket and let 6-foot-11 center Jason Collins slam it with both hands. The crowd went wild. So did Harvard, which captured its second consecutive Southern Section Division III-A title with a 75-53 victory.
SPORTS
April 29, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
One reason fans attend auto races is because the cars are loud -- in some cases, exceptionally loud. Spectators simply love the roar of the engines. So what if a race was held with  significantly quieter cars? Would fans still find it appealing? Los Angeles plans to find out. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced last week that L.A. is one of 10 global cities where a new racing organization, Formula E, hopes to hold street races with all-electric cars, starting next year. The cars would be true race cars, roughly similar in size and shape to those  in the IndyCar series.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A homeless man approached Chad Johnson in the South Beach area of Florida on Saturday and asked the former NFL star to buy him a beer. He picked the right guy to ask. Johnson bought the man -- first name Robert, last name unknown,  goes by the nickname Porkchop -- several beers and hung around to enjoy them with him. The ex-wide receiver also bought Porkchop cigarettes and some new clothes, gave him a watch and took him out for a night on...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Now that Howard Kurtz is leaving CNN for Fox News Channel, things might be getting animated around the water cooler at Rupert Murdoch's cable news network. Kurtz, a media critic and the host since 1998 of CNN's journalism roundtable "Reliable Sources," will be taking over the weekend show "Fox News Watch," pushing out current host Jon Scott, whom Fox is moving elsewhere. The move came as a surprise because Kurtz has sometimes been harshly critical of Fox News. At least one Fox News host isn't likely to roll out a welcome mat: conservative host Sean Hannity, who recently dubbed Kurtz "a nitwit.
SPORTS
March 17, 1996 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most-impressive part of Harvard-Westlake's third-quarter run that led to its first state title was that Jason and Jarron Collins played only supporting roles. The junior twins were terrors as usual on the defensive end for the Wolverines in their 62-49 victory over Sacramento Grant in the Division III State final Saturday at ARCO Arena. But when Harvard went on a 17-2 run to open the second half and erase a six-point deficit, the Collinses had just five points in the stretch.
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