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May 12, 2010 | By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
Gone are the days when GOP gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman enjoyed a nearly 50-point lead in the polls. She is finding that she can no longer ignore state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, her main rival in next month's election. Various polls show that he has eroded her lead substantially in recent weeks, though how much he has gained is in dispute. Large, established polls haven't been in the field in weeks, but analysts generally agree that Poizner is within striking distance.
September 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has opened a 10-0 lead over Del Oro after the first quarter of the Honor Bowl at Oceanside High. Lucas Alfonso made a 50-yard field goal and Daniel Khan caught a 56-yard touchdown pass from Grant Kraemer.  
May 21, 2013
NEW YORK - Daniel Paille broke a tie with 3 minutes 31 seconds left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night. Boston leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can advance to the conference finals as early as Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Only three teams in NHL history have rallied from an 0-3 hole to advance. The Bruins trailed 1-0 heading into the third, but defenseman Johnny Boychuk tied it at 3:10 of the period with his fourth of the playoffs.
July 8, 2013 | By Ryan Eshoff
A two-out single off the bat of Juan Uribe scored Hanley Ramirez and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead through four innings over the Diamondbacks Monday night. Through the first four innings, Dodger starter Zack Greinke gave up just one hit - and he did not hit a batter. The latter is significant because tonight marks the first series between the two teams since a June 11 contest that featured a benches-clearing crawl. Greinke also started that night, and was hit up near his head late in the game, the pitch that sparked the melee.
October 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Gardena Serra is playing superior defense and leads Chaminade, 21-0, at halftime of its Mission League showdown. Jalen Greene passed 76 yards for a touchdown to Jordan Lasley on the second play from scrimmage, and Chaminade hasn't been close ever since. Greene has rushed for 98 yards and passed for two touchdowns. Serra has twice stopped Donovan Lee on short fourth-down runs.  
July 27, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Chase Strumpf from JSerra and Blake Sabol from Aliso Niguel each had three hits on Saturday to help the USA 15U national baseball team defeat Dominican, 12-2, in an opening game of the COPABE "AA" 15U Pan American Championships in Colombia. Former Chatsworth Coach Tom Meusborn is the head coach, with Harvard-Westlake's Matt LaCour serving as an assistant.  
January 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 No. 2-ranked Loyola has a 14-game winning streak, but the Cubs trail Chaminade, 37-22, at halftime of their Mission League game at Loyola. Chamiande's matchup zone defense has been causing Loyola problems. The Cubs keep missing shots, and the balls are being rebounded by 6-foot-8 Jack Williams and 6-10 Trevor Stanback. On offense, Williams, a Long Beach State signee, has been effective, scoring 14 points. Stanback has eight points and Sammy Linn has seven. Loyola is going to need to change the tempo in the second half and start to rely on Parker Jackson-Cartwright to penetrate more on offense.  Thomas Welsh, Loyola's 7-foot center, has been held to a season-low two points.
September 20, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 JSerra's two senior standouts, Casey Eugenio and Dante Pettis, came through to help the Lions improve to 3-0 with a 52-13 victory over Buena Park. Eugenio rushed for 176 yards in 20 carries and scored four touchdowns. At one point in the third quarter, he scored touchdowns on three consecutive carries. Pettis caught touchdown pases of 33 and 39 yards from quarterback Nick Robinson and had a three-yard touchdown after blocking a punt. JSerra's defense held Buena Park's Deven Boston to 55 yards rushing in 13 carries.
June 7, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Harris English shot a six-under 64 on Friday to open a two-stroke lead in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., the final event before the U.S. Open next week at Merion. The 23-year-old former Georgia player had never even had a piece of a lead on the PGA Tour until Thursday when he found himself tied with five others, including Davis Love III , after 18 holes. English used a hot putter to roll in five birdie putts, holed out from 181 yards for eagle on the par-4 fifth and had only one bogey to finish the second round at 10-under 130. Shawn Stefani was second after a 65. Paul Haley II and Scott Stallings each shot 68 to reach five under.
August 31, 2013 | Wire reports
Sergio Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes and later made an 18-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro and Henrik Stenson on Saturday after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at Norton, Mass. Garcia was at 13-under 129. Phil Mickelson , who had shared the first-round lead, took a wild ride to a 71 as he closed with back-to-back birdies that left him five strokes back. Tiger Woods , in the featured grouping with Mickelson and Adam Scott , made a 35-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 67 and was six shots back.
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