October 29, 2013 |
Major League Soccer's playoffs start this week with 10 teams vying for the MLS championship. In the Western Conference, the postseason opens Wednesday with the Seattle Sounders playing host to the Colorado Rapids in a one-game "knockout round. " The winner advances to the semifinals to meet the first-place Portland Timbers on Saturday in the first match of their two-game conference semifinal - one game is played at home, one away. In the other Western Conference semifinal pairing, the Galaxy - seeking its third consecutive MLS championship - will play Real Salt Lake on Sunday at StubHub Center.
September 28, 2013 |
CHIVAS USA VS. SAN JOSE When: 8. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: KDOC, UniMas; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 6-16-8, Earthquakes 11-11-8. Record vs. Earthquakes: 0-1-1. Update: This is the third and final regular-season game between Chivas USA and San Jose. The teams tied their first game, 2-2, on April 27 at StubHub Center, and the Earthquakes won the second match, 2-0, on Aug. 3 in San Jose. Chivas USA remains in last place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, but San Jose still has a chance to finish among the top five teams in the conference and make the playoffs.
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September 3, 2013 |
The state Senate voted Tuesday to outlaw the use of ticket-buying software to buy large blocks of tickets to concerts and sporting events so they can be scalped at exorbitant prices before the general public can place an order. The measure, which goes to the governor, is aimed at so-called “bots,” robotic-programs “that jump ahead of the line and create instant sellouts before the average customer has a chance,” Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) told his colleagues. “This bill works to protect consumers.” Assemblyman Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)
August 19, 2013 |
GALAXY TONIGHT VS. CARTAGINES CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE When: 7. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer Plus, Univision Deportes (tape delay at 11 a.m. Wednesday); Radio: 1330 (Spanish) Update: With this game against Cartagines of Costa Rica, the Galaxy opens play in the group stage of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League tournament. CONCACAF is a federation of club teams primarily from North America and Central America.
August 4, 2013 |
Dale Rech, an avid USC football fan who lives in Florida, decided a few years ago that he wanted to attend USC's game at Notre Dame. Rech dived into the secondary ticket market, choosing StubHub. He was willing to pay a premium. "The seat I ended up buying had about a 300% markup," Rech said. "To me it was worth it. And it was a good seat. " Skip Elefante, a Tustin businessman, regularly deals with StubHub and other secondary ticket marketers to both buy and sell tickets. He sells his tickets for what he paid and sometimes sees his ticket go for well over market value.
June 21, 2013 |
On a run of winning world titles in three divisions during his last four fights, Southland boxer Abner Mares is moving toward his first world featherweight title defense Aug. 24 at Carson's newly named StubHub Center against former champion Jhonny Gonzalez. Mares' promoter, Richard Schaefer, told The Times on Friday that he's finalizing contracts for Mares (26-0-1, 14 knockouts) and the 31-year-old Gonzalez (54-8, 46 KOs). Schaefer said he's already won a purse bid over rival promoters Top Rank and Fernando Beltran of Mexico to place a super-bantamweight title fight on that same Aug. 24 card.