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August 24, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The Eastlake Little League team from Chula Vista, Calif., beat Westport, Conn., 12-1 to win the U.S. Little League championship Saturday in the annual tourney in South Williamsport, Pa. But the team from Tijuana lost 3-2 to Japan for the international championship, ending the chances for a Chula Vista-Tijuana game Sunday for the world championship. Instead, Eastlake will play Japan, with the game to be telecast on ABC. It will be the ninth time that a team from Japan has played for the world title; a team from a different Chula Vista league won the world title in 2009 by beating Taipei China.
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April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Huntington Beach High has been waiting patiently for the arrival of Hagen Danner, one of the stars from the 2011 Little League World Series championship team. Now that he's a freshman, Danner is living up to the hype. So what if Edison players were yelling from the dugout in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and two outs on Wednesday trying to pressure the 15-year-old pitcher who's already committed to UCLA. "The kid has pitched in front of the world," Huntington Beach Coach Benji Medure said.
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SPORTS
August 15, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Adrian Gonzalez has a team from each of his hometowns in the Little League World Series. The Mexico entry is from the Tijuana Municipal Little League, where Gonzalez played as a youngster. The United States West entry is from Eastlake Little League of Chula Vista, in the area to which Gonzalez moved and attended high school. "They're like four miles apart," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said he would host the Tijuana team on Friday in Philadelphia, where the Dodgers open a series against the Phillies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The Eastlake Little League team from Chula Vista, Calif., beat Westport, Conn., 12-1 to win the U.S. Little League championship Saturday in the annual tourney in South Williamsport, Pa. But the team from Tijuana lost 3-2 to Japan for the international championship, ending the chances for a Chula Vista-Tijuana game Sunday for the world championship. Instead, Eastlake will play Japan, with the game to be telecast on ABC. It will be the ninth time that a team from Japan has played for the world title; a team from a different Chula Vista league won the world title in 2009 by beating Taipei China.
SPORTS
August 19, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD
At a Glance * What: 51st Little League World Series * Where: Williamsport, Pa. * Stadium: Howard J. Lamade (25,000) * Length of game: Six innings * Field: Grass * Bases: 60 feet * Pitching mound: 48 feet from home plate * Fences: 200 feet * Format: Pool play * Divisions: United States (North, South, East, West); International (Canada, Far East, Europe, Latin America).
SPORTS
August 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
His favorite U.S. player is Mark McGwire, but Kazuki Sumiyama looked more like Randy Johnson on Saturday. Sumiyama struck out nine and gave up only two hits as Osaka, Japan, defeated Phenix City, Ala., 5-0, in the championship game of the Little League World Series. Sumiyama, a soft-spoken 12-year-old, struck out three of Phenix City's first four batters and had a total of 19 strikeouts in his two appearances.
SPORTS
August 21, 1990 | KELLY P. KISSEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
David Slusher was in Chicago a year ago this month, watching the Little League World Series on television, when he remarked that his son's baseball team could compete in Williamsport if it had a Little League franchise. He filled out the paperwork during the winter and made sure all of his players were 11 or 12 years old. On Monday, he was pitching batting practice on a muddy field behind Lamade Stadium, home of the 1990 Little League World Series.
SPORTS
August 23, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for his ninth series win of the season. Busch started from the pole Friday night and led 228 of the 250 laps en route to the 60th series win of his career. It made him 2 for 2 so far this week at Bristol, where he won Wednesday night's Truck Series race. Brad Keselowski finished second and was followed by Austin Dillon and Justin Allgaier. A wild one in Little League World Series After a crushing extra-inning loss in the Little League World Series at South Williamsport, Pa., Connecticut Manager Tim Rogers expected his New England champions to rebound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2013 | By Tony Perry and Richard Marosi
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The hundreds of fans inside the Eastlake Tavern and Bowl groaned when the local boys seemed doomed to defeat. But when star pitcher Grant Holman hit a three-run home run Wednesday night, giving his Eastlake Little League team a lead over the team from Westport, Conn., fans watching on 28 big-screen televisions erupted in cheers of "Eastlake, Eastlake Eastlake!" Hours earlier in Tijuana, supporters of their hometown team had gathered in the league's cafeteria, eating burritos and tamarindo ice pops and pounding the tables at home runs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2013 | By Tony Perry
CHULA VISTA -- With a dramatic extra-inning home run, the Eastlake Little League team from this San Diego suburb defeated Westport, Conn., on Wednesday night to win a spot in Saturday's U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. At the Eastlake Tavern & Bowl here, where hundreds of fans gathered to watch the game on 28 large-screen televisions, the result was explosive with cheering when Grant Holman homered...
SPORTS
August 18, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHILADELPHIA -- Shortly after Sunday's loss in Philadelphia, the Dodgers left for Florida, where they begin a four-game series with the Miami Marlins on Monday. It's a trip that marks a homecoming of sorts for outfielder Yasiel Puig and pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Paco Rodriguez , who will all be playing their first games in Miami in a Dodger uniform. After defecting from Cuba in 2012, Puig bought a house in Miami, where his parents Omar and Maritza live, and Nolasco, a Southern California native, spent parts of eight seasons with the Marlins.
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August 15, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Adrian Gonzalez has a team from each of his hometowns in the Little League World Series. The Mexico entry is from the Tijuana Municipal Little League, where Gonzalez played as a youngster. The United States West entry is from Eastlake Little League of Chula Vista, in the area to which Gonzalez moved and attended high school. "They're like four miles apart," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said he would host the Tijuana team on Friday in Philadelphia, where the Dodgers open a series against the Phillies.
SPORTS
August 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Hagen Danner , an incoming freshman catcher at Huntington Beach High, has committed to UCLA. It's the second time in as many summers that Bruins Coach John Savage offered and got a commitment from a player who hadn't played a day of high school baseball. Last summer, it was Chase Strumpf from JSerra. He ended being a starter as a freshman and a star this past summer on the USA U15 gold medal team. Danner was a standout for the Ocean View Little League team that won the Little League World Series in 2011.
SPORTS
August 25, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Brock Myers hit a tiebreaking double, and Goodlettsville, Tenn., gave up a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory Saturday over Petaluma, Calif., for a berth in the Little League World Series title game in South Williamsport, Pa. Only California's 10-run comeback to send the game into extra innings tied at 15 could overshadow Tennessee slugger Lorenzo Butler's extraordinary day at the plate....
SPORTS
August 29, 2011 | By Michael Sciacca
The Ocean View Little League team received the red-carpet treatment upon its return to Huntington Beach on Monday night. Arriving to chants of "OV," and, "USA," the players were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd that came out to support the 2011 Little League World Series champions. The players showed their poise as they stood before the gathering, a fireworks display illuminating the backdrop of the team as it stood in front of the league's playing fields at Murdy Park. Ocean View completed a two-month postseason run on Sunday by defeating defending champion Japan, 2-1, at South Williamsport, Pa., to become the first Little League team from Orange County to win the title.
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