November 20, 1985 |
Stephen Thompson of Crenshaw, the City scoring champion last season with a 28.2 average, signed a letter of intent Tuesday night to play basketball next season for Syracuse, the second major guard the Orangemen have successfully recruited out of Los Angeles this month. "It had been one of my favorite schools for a long time," said Thompson, who also had Duke and Louisville under final consideration. "When I visited the school, I liked it a lot. I thought I could fit in there.
March 25, 1989 |
Rich Daly, Missouri's interim basketball coach, said the the key to beating Syracuse was containing forward Stephen Thompson. The Tigers did a good job on Thompson, but they were unable to contain Syracuse guard Sherman Douglas, who scored 27 points as the Orangemen defeated Missouri, 83-80, in a National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Midwest Regional semifinal game Friday night before 33,560 fans at the Metrodome. "We just got beat by a very good ball club," Daly said.
July 30, 1986 |
Three-time collegiate All-American Val Rosas of Buena Park scored the biggest victory of his career by winning the gold medal in archery at the U.S. Olympic Festival Tuesday. Rosas, who entered the final round in fourth place, upset two-time Olympic champion Darrell Pace and seven-time national titlist Rick McKinney. He shot a perfect 60 for six arrows to start the 30-meter portion and finished with 89 points.
February 22, 2014 |
UFC 170 takes place Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a women's bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. The marketing of the fight has focused on their Olympic backgrounds, as Rousey is an Olympic bronze medalist in judo and McMann an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. McMann's strong wrestling background will present a different challenge for Rousey. In the semi-main event, undefeated Daniel Cormier will compete for the first time at light heavyweight as he looks to quickly move into the title picture in that division.
August 24, 1989
Nevada Las Vegas recruit Larry Johnson scored 25 points and former Crenshaw High School star Stephen Thompson of Syracuse added 20 to lead the U.S. basketball team to a 126-93 victory over Brazil at the World University Games.
March 29, 2014 |
Let the trash talking begin in the Thompson household. Stephen Thompson Jr. and his younger brother, Ethan, haven't been able to challenge their father, Stephen Sr., who won two state titles during his days at Crenshaw High in 1985 and 1986. On Saturday at Sleep Train Arena, the Thompson brothers came through with 20 and 14 points, respectively, to help Torrance Bishop Montgomery defeat Hayward Moreau Catholic, 85-44, in the Division IV state final. It was the largest margin of victory in state final history.