November 14, 2013 |
Friday's top high school football playoff games: Anaheim Servite (5-5) at Westlake Village Westlake (8-2), 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West Prep Zone): Teams with lots of talented underclassmen meet in a Pac-5 Division playoff opener. Marmonte League champion Westlake is on a six-game winning streak fueled by a defense that has been shutting down good offenses. Sophomore quarterback Malik Henry has played solidly while trying to avoid mistakes. Servite, having faced the toughest schedule of any team in Southern California, should be ready for playoff pressure.
November 8, 2013 |
On the eve of Friday night's Taft-Birmingham West Valley League football battle, Taft's stadium was vandalized and damage was estimated at more than $1,000 from graffiti and paint damage, assistant principal Neezer McNab said. Taft officials discovered the vandalism Friday morning and believe it occurred between midnight and 5 a.m. McNab said school police were notified and most of the graffiti had been removed by lunchtime. Blue paint was splattered over parts of the bleachers, press box and other areas, along with refererences to Birmingham.
November 5, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Forget Monticello or the Chrysler building: There may be no piece of architecture more quintessentially American than the Astrodome. Widely copied after it opened in 1965, it perfectly embodies postwar U.S. culture in its brash combination of Space Age glamour, broad-shouldered scale and total climate control. It also offers a key case study in how modern architecture treated the natural world - and how radically the balance of power in that relationship has shifted over the last half-century.
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November 5, 2013
Lambert Bartak Organist for Omaha baseball stadium Lambert Bartak, 94, the organist who entertained baseball fans at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium for more than half a century during the College World Series, died Sunday at an assisted living facility in San Diego after a brief illness, according to his son, Jim. Starting in 1955, Bartak played such standards as "Hello Dolly," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Take Me Out to the Ball...
November 2, 2013 |
For most of the years since 1933, UCLA baseball players have peered into the stands at their home field and smiled at their usual assortment of fans. Moms, dads and girlfriends for sure. But many times, they also nod to disheveled retired Marines, ex-Navy officers with oak-leaf "scrambled eggs" on their caps and proud veterans still wearing camouflage. "When I was there in the '60s, watching us was an outlet for veterans," former Bruins first baseman Rick Ganulin recalled.
November 1, 2013 |
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- USC tailback Javorius Allen ran off the practice field last week holding a football. Allen had dropped the ball on one of his two carries against Utah, losing opportunities to show the progress he has made as a third-year sophomore. He told himself he would not waste another chance. On Friday night at Reser Stadium, Allen seized the moment, rushing for three touchdowns in the Trojans' 31-14 victory over Oregon State. Allen scored on runs of nine, 18 and 52 yards as the Trojans won at Reser Stadium for the first time since 2004.