Sport


Posts filtered by tags: Alexander[x]


 

Kurt Suzuki picked the Angels to stay close to home, reunite with Perry Minasian

With 14 years in the big leagues, a 37-year-old body and a growing family, Kurt Suzuki wasn’t simply looking for playing time or money when he selected his team for 2021. The veteran catcher said on Thursday that he picked the Angels because of a combination of other factors, including his familiarity with General Manager Perry Minasian, a belief in the Angels’ young pitchers and the chance to stay at home in Redondo Beach with his wife and three kids, ages 9 to 4. “We had an offer for more play...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Mlb, Orange County, Cal State Fullerton, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, Tam, Alexander, Perry, Dodgers, Braves


Alexander: Chris Kirk’s toughest battle came off the golf course

When Chris Kirk finished in a tie for second last week at the Sony Open in Honolulu, it enabled him to regain his PGA Tour card, which in itself was a triumph. Quietly, in the course of a final round 65 at Waialae, he stared down the internal demons that had helped force him off the tour for nearly seven months in 2019. He had taken leave to deal with alcohol abuse and depression, and a related issue was the way he had handled pressure, which in a professional golfer’s case is almost a given if ...
Tags: Sports, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Golf, Pga Tour, Athens, Sony, New Orleans, Chargers, Ross, Alexander, Honolulu, Kirk, Athletic


LAFC first-round pick Danny Trejo realizes his dream

After a standout career at Cal State Northridge, Danny Trejo made the decision to bypass his senior season and make himself eligible for the MLS SuperDraft. The move appeared to pay off as Trejo was listed as first-round selection on several mock drafts. Thursday, it all became a reality as he was selected No. 14 overall in the first round by the Los Angeles Football Club. “My dream was always to play for a MLS team and a good team,” he said during a Zoom call. “I believe that LAFC is one of the...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mls, Ohio State, Duke, Philadelphia Union, Lafc, Alexander, UCI, Danny, Bob Bradley, Trejo, CSUN, UC Irvine, Los Angeles Football Club


Hoornstra: How to change baseball for the better – and make it last

Major League Baseball recently hired Theo Epstein as a consultant regarding on-field matters. The former Cubs and Red Sox general manager will work with baseball analytics experts, under the supervision of the Commissioner and the Owners’ Competition Committee, to determine the likely effects of various contemplated rule changes. My reaction, in a word: Finally. It doesn’t take a genius to see what ails baseball in 2021. Watch any national broadcast, and the color analyst will volunteer his own ...
Tags: Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Yale, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Newton, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Thorn, Alexander


Lakers hope to improve rim protection with stiff test against Bucks

When you’re going to be out of town for two weeks, the packing list gets long. The Lakers brought four variations of their uniforms, packed into bag after bag in an enormous trailer. But what might help them most is to bring along their defense, beginning with Thursday’s game against the best scoring team in the league. The Lakers are poised for another compelling matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks (9-5), a team that has started another season with astronomic offensive numbers (a 117.7 offensive r...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Wisconsin, Anthony Davis, Middleton, Orlando, Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Alexander


Alexander: Lakers’ upcoming trip might be just what they need

Let’s cool it with the liberal use of the D-word as it applies to the Lakers. You know, the one that implies that one championship is going to lead to another, oh, three or four or five. Let’s wait until at least the next road trip is complete. It’s early, and the defending champs were reminded Monday night by the Golden State Warriors – whose core players know a few things about this dynasty business – that the journey in search of a repeat is going to have bumps, and potholes, and proud oppone...
Tags: Boston, Milwaukee, Disney, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Denver, Staples Center, Golden State Warriors


Alexander: Dodgers great Don Sutton learned well from his elders

Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angel...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington Post, White House, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, SEC, Sports Illustrated, Houston, Giants, Yankees, Major League Baseball


Alexander: At least the Chargers didn’t recycle Jason Garrett

The (NFL) world according to Jim: • Does it seem as if Brandon Staley has the winning lottery ticket? Those of us who are anxiously awaiting those Mega Millions and Powerball numbers this week – you can’t fool me; you’re watching them as closely as I am – can’t really relate. We realize you can’t strike it rich right away. (Or, often, at all.) But Staley, the new coach of the Chargers, may have done just that. He is 38, and he has been an NFL assistant coach for four years. For perspective: He m...
Tags: Stanford, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Chargers, Miami, Philadelphia, NHL, Houston, Seattle, Cleveland, Denver, Jacksonville


Rams might not look far for Brandon Staley’s replacement

The job title is the same, but the qualifications might be different as the Rams hunt for their second new defensive coordinator in a year. Last January, Coach Sean McVay wanted a coordinator with young ideas after Wade Phillips’ defense cost the Rams a late-season push for the playoffs. That coordinator turned out to be Brandon Staley. Now, after Staley worked out so well that the Chargers hired him as their head coach, McVay wants someone who can keep the Rams’ defense ahead of the league. Thi...
Tags: Washington, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Green Power, Wisconsin, Chargers, Michigan, Barry, Eric Weddle, Usc, Joe, Henderson, Alexander, Green Bay


Rams QB Jared Goff faces ‘competition,’ Sean McVay says

Rams coaches and teammates praised Jared Goff’s competitiveness, cool confidence and oft-tested resilience in an up-and-down 2020 season. He might need those qualities in the 2021 off-season too. A day after a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers knocked the Rams out of the playoffs, coach Sean McVay stopped short Sunday of promising Goff will be his quarterback come September. McVay said he wants to create more competition for starting roles at all positions — and pointedly included quarterback....
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Green Power, Chargers, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady, Seattle, Russell Wilson, Seahawks, Alexander, Perkins, Green Bay


No matter who throws it for Rams, Sean McVay wants the football to get deeper

Sean McVay would like to see footballs sail into the wild blue yonder again. The fact that he won’t commit to the usual thrower was the headline from Thousand Oaks, on the Day After. Jared Goff ended the Rams’ fourth consecutive winning season with one of his best postseason games Saturday, even though the Packers won 32-18. Questioned insistently on Sunday, McVay would only say that the quarterback will be competing for position in 2021 like everyone else, although Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey...
Tags: Cowboys, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Green Power, Gm, Miami, Bill Belichick, Todd Gurley, Houston, New England, Gurley, Alexander, Packers


Chiefs, without Patrick Mahomes, hold off Browns and advance to AFC Championship game

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs slow to rise after a sack that would remove Mahomes in the third quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium on January 17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field after getting injured during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday...
Tags: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Green Power, Chad, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Cleveland, Afc, Kevin Johnson, Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, Chad Henne


Chiefs lose Patrick Mahomes to injury but hold off Browns and advance to AFC Championship game

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs slow to rise after a sack that would remove Mahomes in the third quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium on January 17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field after getting injured during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday...
Tags: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Green Power, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Cleveland, Afc, Kevin Johnson, Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, Chad Henne


Bills advance to AFC championship with win over Ravens

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In what was supposed to be a showdown between Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Taron Johnson literally stole the show. If not for the wall separating the field from the stands in the back of the east end zone, the Bills cornerback might still be running after returning an interception 101 yards for a touchdown that propelled Buffalo to its first AFC championship game appearance in 27 years. Johnson’s pick-6 of Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Indianapolis, Ap, Soccer, Green Power, Buffalo, Jackson, Johnson, Kansas City, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Ravens


Alexander: Rams were a true 7 seed, good but not good enough

Los Angeles Rams’ Josh Reynolds breaks away from Green Bay Packers’ Krys Barnes during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scores on a one-yard touchdown run past Los Angeles Rams’ John Johnson during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Sound The gallery wil...
Tags: Mississippi, Sports, NFL, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Donald, Alexander, Green Bay, Cal, Rodgers, Packers, Jared Goff


Live updates: Rams vs. Packers in NFC Divisional playoffs

The Los Angeles Rams (11-6) face the Green Bay Packers (13-3) Saturday, Jan. 16 in the NFL’s Divisional Playoffs. The game begins at 1:35 pm on FOX. Follow Rams reporter Kevin Modesti for Rams updates throughout the playoffs. Live Updates: A Twitter List by InsideSoCalSpts   Related Articles Rams’ defense can send a chill through the Packers Rams’ Aaron Donald is taking the narrow, crowded path to NFL dominance Ram...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Green Bay Packers, Alexander, Packers, Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Kevin Modesti, FOX Follow Rams, Rams Michael Brockers, Packers Rams Aaron Donald


Alexander: Rams were a true 6 seed, good but not good enough

Los Angeles Rams’ Josh Reynolds breaks away from Green Bay Packers’ Krys Barnes during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scores on a one-yard touchdown run past Los Angeles Rams’ John Johnson during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Sound The gallery wil...
Tags: Mississippi, Sports, NFL, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Donald, Alexander, Green Bay, Cal, Rodgers, Packers, Jared Goff


Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be youngest poet to read at presidential inauguration

When Amanda Gorman reads one of her poems during the installation of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States, the 22-year-old Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet ever to appear in a presidential inauguration. Gorman, while young, is no stranger to sharing her work on significant stages. Even before she was named the nation’s first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, she’d been invited to the White House during the Obama administration. Among those for whom she has re...
Tags: Books, Obama, Congress, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Things To Do, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Harvard University, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy, Associated Press


Rams’ defense can send a chill through the Packers

The best offense is a good defense. Good defense beats good offense. Defense wins championships. The Rams will rely on those old saws when they try to cut down quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at Lambeau Field. There are other subplots in this second-round playoff game, like the battle of coaching wits between Sean McVay and former Rams assistant Matt LaFleur, the health of Rams quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Cooper Kupp, and how the Rams will handle the ...
Tags: Florida, Milwaukee, Defense, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Nfc, Seattle, St Louis, Denver


Rams’ Aaron Donald is taking the narrow, crowded path to NFL dominance

The guy before Aaron Donald was John Randle. Beginning in 1992, Randle had at least 10 sacks for nine consecutive seasons. His Minnesota teammates loved to hear him barking in the midst of the scrum, screaming, reciting biographical gems about the opposing blockers that he’d gleaned from the media guides. “If you had appeared in My Fair Lady in high school, or if you were on the debate team, you’d hear about it,” said Rich Gannon, the CBS analyst and Randle’s Minnesota teammate. “He would chirp ...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady, John, Merlin, Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh, Donald, Alexander


Aaron Donald is taking the narrow, crowded path to NFL dominance

The guy before Aaron Donald was John Randle. Beginning in 1992, Randle had at least 10 sacks for nine consecutive seasons. His Minnesota teammates loved to hear him barking in the midst of the scrum, screaming, reciting biographical gems about the opposing blockers that he’d gleaned from the media guides. “If you had appeared in My Fair Lady in high school, or if you were on the debate team, you’d hear about it,” said Rich Gannon, the CBS analyst and Randle’s Minnesota teammate. “He would chirp ...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady, John, Merlin, Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh, Donald, Alexander


Rams at Green Bay Packers: Who has the edge?

RAMS (10-6 in regular season) vs. PACKERS (13-3) When: 1:35 p.m. Saturday Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay TV/radio: Ch. 11, 710 AM, 1330 AM (Spanish) Line: Packers by 6.5 Notable injuries: Rams: QB John Wolford (neck) and OLB Terrell Lewis (ankle) are out; WR Cooper Kupp (knee) and LG David Edwards (ankle) are questionable; DT Aaron Donald (ribs) is expected to play after being rested most of the week. Packers: DE Kingsley Keke (concussion) is doubtful; WR Allen Lazard (core, wrist) and TE Merc...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Nfc, Alexander, Tampa Bay, Packers, Ramsey, Jared Goff, Los-angeles-rams, Rams, Goff


Kings’ season opener spoiled by Wild’s Russian rookie

The Kings’ Anze Kopitar (11) takes a shot during the Kings home opener against the Wild at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Kings’ Austin Wagner (27) battles with he Wild’s Nico Sturm (7) during the Kings home opener at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Wild’s Mat...
Tags: Minnesota, Wild, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Rangers, NHL, Staples Center, Dustin Brown, Minnesota Wild, Los-angeles-kings, Alexander, Carter, Brown


Kings add technique to their trademark persistence

As the Kings were set to cut the ribbon on their 2021 season, Coach Todd McLellan attempted to explain who the Kings were, a year into his system and approaching three years removed from the playoffs. “The group as a whole still has a lot of winning or championship traits in it,” McLellan said. “It’s hard to get that instilled into a group when they don’t have it.” McLellan said he believes the structure and pace of his team improved. The goal personnel-wise was to add speed and skill while main...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Los-angeles-kings, Alexander, Anze Kopitar, Kopitar, Mclellan, Jonathan Quick, Darryl Sutter, Todd McLellan, Doughty, Drew Doughty


Alexander: Rams’ Michael Brockers ‘living a dream’ after change of plans

The deal was set. The day that NFL free agency began, March 18, the word came down that veteran defensive end Michael Brockers was going to leave the Rams and become a Baltimore Raven. The deal was three years for $30 million with a reported $21 million guaranteed, pending a physical. And then it wasn’t. Nine days later, the Ravens’ team website confirmed that the team would not sign Brockers, and the sticking point turned out to be (a) the ankle that Brockers had injured in the Rams’ final regu...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Aaron Rodgers, Houston, Seattle, Baltimore, Ravens, Donald, Alexander, Brock, Green Bay, Packers, Jared Goff


Ducks want taxi squad players to be included and ready

Goaltender Anthony Stolarz, defensemen Kodie Curran and Andy Welinski and forwards David Backes, Max Comtois and Vinni Lettieri made up the Ducks’ taxi squad for their season-opening game Thursday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This season, teams must have between four and six players, including one goaltender, on their taxi squad, so they’re not left shorthanded because of any possible coronavirus-related logistical troubles in recalling players from their AHL teams, among other reasons. Taxi ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Ontario Reign, Alexander, Irvine, Mobile Arena, LTIR, El Segundo, San Diego Gulls


Kings approach new season with playoff aspirations

While the fans may not yet be back to Staples Center, the ice is down and the Kings are set to open their season Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild. The Kings released their opening night roster Wednesday, and it included some surprises. Most notable were the absences of goalie Cal Petersen and defensemen Kurtis MacDermid and Sean Walker. They were subject to isolation and monitoring due to potential coronavirus contact. General Manager Rob Blake said that their lack of availability had a...
Tags: Minnesota, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Staples Center, Los-angeles-kings, Alexander, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blake, Moore, Kirill, Artemi Panarin, Todd McLellan


Ducks roster: Familiar look for a team in transition

The Ducks return to the ice Thursday after more than 10 months off because of the coronavirus pandemic. There will be a few new faces, but plenty of familiar ones, too, as they kick off 2020-21. Here’s a closer look at the Ducks’ projected lineup for the early part of the season. FORWARDS Nicolas Deslauriers He led the Ducks with 14 fighting majors last season and also recorded a hat trick against Ottawa. He joined with Derek Grant and Carter Rowney to form a productive fourth line last season...
Tags: Europe, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Philadelphia, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim-ducks, Boston Bruins, Alexander, Flyers, Ryan Getzlaf, Kevin Shattenkirk, Hampus Lindholm


Federal officials to determine probable cause of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public meeting early next month to determine the probable cause of a helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, the federal agency announced Wednesday, Jan. 13. The discussion at a Feb. 9 NTSB meeting will come more than a year after a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed into the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains in Calabasas and caught fire. Those killed were the Lakers legend, his 13-year-old daug...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Sarah, Lakers, Southern California, Alexander, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Gianna, Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas, Keri, Vanessa Bryant, Top Stories LADN


Ducks 2020-21 schedule: 8 games to watch

The Ducks are set to begin a unique 56-game schedule in which they will see the same seven opponents over and over for the entire season. Here’s a glance at eight must-watch games: THURSDAY AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS Season opener against one of the three top teams in the renamed and realigned West Division. It’s the first of a two-game set, which will be the standard format during the abbreviated schedule. So get used to it. Player to watch: Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore continues to b...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, AHL, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks, Vegas, Anaheim-ducks



Filters
show more filters
November - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
December - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
January - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031