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Brenda Martinez returns from ‘hell’ with winning focus

By Scott M. Reid @sreidocregister on Twitter|

Ultimately, how does integrity play out in sports?

Michael Kiyoi said he was watching an ESPN show the other day when the subject came up about a referee’s call in an NBA playoff game. “It was about how if a ref called a foul, but it really wasn’t a foul, the player who bene...

By Tom Hoffarth|


  • French Open Tennis Championships

    French Open: Djokovic, Nadal could meet in semifinals

    PARIS — Unfortunately for Rafael Nadal, the French Open draw didn’t make things easy. Fortunately, though, he is back in top form as he starts his quest for a 10th title at Roland Garros. The 14-time Grand Slam champion was drawn in the same half as defending champion Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic and up-and-coming Dominic Thiem on Friday. In addition, the fourth-seeded Nadal will also need to deal with the talented and unpredictable Benoit Paire in the first...

    By Samuel Petrequin The Associated Press|

  • Mixed martial arts

    Brian Ortega returns at UFC 214 vs. Renato Moicano

    Eight months after undergoing shoulder surgery, Brian Ortega is back. The undefeated South Bay prospect, who suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder, returns to take on fellow unbeaten featherweight Renato Moicano at UFC 214 on July 29 at Honda Center. Ortega (11-0, 1 NC) was ranked 10th in the UFC’s 145-pound division and scheduled to fight 11th-ranked Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 96 on Oct. 1, before

    Brian Martin

  • Boxing

    Errol Spence Jr. goes for belt in Kell Brook’s backyard

    Plenty has been made of Errol Spence Jr. and how good the 2012 U.S. Olympian might become as a pro. On Saturday, he’ll have to prove his worth on the road in front of a crowd that is going to be rooting wildly for Kell Brook, who is one heck of a champion. Spence claims he is not fazed. “I’m not concerned about his home advantage,” said Spence, who will challenge Brook for his welterweight title at Bramall Lane Football Ground in Brook’s native...

    Robert Morales

  • High school baseball

    Call goes La Canada’s way in CIF-SS baseball quarterfinals

    STUDIO CITY >> Campbell Hall pitcher RJ Collins had his outing going smoothly through six innings. But with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, his solid performance was nearly derailed. He was cleated by La Canada catcher Graham Massimo, who legged out an infield single, and was down on the ground for several moments. After being examined by the training staff, Collins managed to stay in the game but wasn’t as effective. “When I first went out, RJ...

    By Ethan Hanson Correspondent @EthanAHanson on Twitter|

  • Angels

    On deck: Angels at Marlins, Saturday, 1 p.m.

    ANGELS at MARLINS When: Today, 1 p.m. Where: Marlins Park TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP J.C. RAMIREZ (4-3, 3.81) vs. Marlins: 0-0, 0.00 At Marlins Park: 0-0, 0.00 Hates to face: None Loves to face: None MARLINS RHP VANCE WORLEY (0-1, 6.75) vs. Angels: 0-0, 0.00 At Marlins Park: 0-0, 0.00 Hates to face: None Loves to face: None — Jeff Fletcher


  • Los Angeles Sparks

    Preview: Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream, Saturday, 3 p.m.

    SPARKS (2-1) at DREAM (2-1) Tipoff: 3 p.m. TV: Spectrum Sports Network, NBA League Pass Update: The Sparks lost the first game of a three-game road trip, losing a fourth-quarter lead to fall to the Indiana Fever. With one loss they’re now in a five-way tie for second place in the WNBA behind the undefeated Minnesota Lynx ... The Sparks will have to contain rising star Layshia Clarendon (16.3 points per game, 6.0 assists per game) and Dream leading scorer Tiffany...


  • Dodgers

    On deck: Cubs at Dodgers, Saturday, 4:15 p.m.

    CUBS at DODGERS When: Saturday, 4:15 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: Fox/11 THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP BRANDON McCARTHY (4-1, 3.76 ERA) Vs. Cubs: 1-1, 1.47 ERA At Dodger Stadium: 6-1, 4.31 ERA Hates to face: Jason Heyward, 3 for 5 (.600), 1 HR Loves to face: Kyle Schwarber, 0 for 2, 2 Ks CUBS RHP JOHN LACKEY (4-4, 4.82 ERA) Vs. Dodgers: 6-4, 1.73 ERA At Dodger Stadium: 1-2, 2.57 ERA Hates to face:...


  • Motorsports

    IndyCar braces for change, promotes younger drivers

    The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS >> No one needs a spotter to see this coming. With former Indianapolis 500 champions Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan in the twilight of their racing careers and possibly driving their final IndyCar season, the open-wheel series is on the verge of a fairly significant shift. Even IndyCar officials are braced for the change, having created a “What’s Next?” advertising campaign that puts several younger drivers in...


  • High school track and field

    El Camino Real’s Justin Hazell is double champion at City track finals

    TORRANCE >> El Camino Real junior Justin Hazell had eyed the school record in the boys 1,600 meters and knew Thursday was his last chance at it this season. Hazell won the race wire-to-wire at the CIF L.A. City Section track and field finals at El Camino College, but the time of 4 minutes, 16.39 seconds made him even happier as it beat the previous record of 4:16.6. “I wanted to make this count because you only have one shot at it,” Hazell said. Hazell...

    Evan Barnes

  • High school softball

    Abby Sweet’s game-winning home run sends Hart softball to semifinals

    NEWHALL >> Hart’s Abby Sweet throughout her career has learned to play through chaos. Large deficits, injuries, transfers and big moments had become part of her team’s juggling act. An act that has carried this CIF Southern Section Division 3 wild-card team to an improbable run to the quarterfinals. So when Sweet’s number was called with her team tied in the seventh inning, she was ready to deliver another signature moment. Sweet

    By Ethan Hanson @EthanAHanson on Twitter|

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