Strictly for the Mature

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Men, ages 55 and older, and women, 45 and up, play softball on Sunday mornings at Veterans Park in the Culver City Senior Softball League. New players of all abilities are invited to play in pickup games, at 9 a.m., in December and January before the start of the new season when they can be added to team rosters. Rostered … Read More

Will the Kelly Smiles Last?

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Chip Kelly

When UCLA introduced new football coach, Chip Kelly to a packed press conference last Monday, if you could package the smiles from boosters into victories, Kelly would be very successful already. Expectations don’t translate into wins, though. “When I came back into coaching I wanted to make sure this was the right fit,” said Kelly at the press conference on … Read More

Can SC Prevail Twice?

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USC will try to beat Stanford again at the on Friday afternoon in Santa Clara (5 o’clock ESPN), but this time it will be for the Pac-12 championship. On Sept. 9 at the Coliseum, the Trojans won big, 42-24. The problem is Stanford has gotten better, and the Trojans have stayed the same. USC is ranked No.11 in the nation … Read More

Losing 113-Point Game by 1

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Culver City High School

Winning a championship is one of the most difficult achievements in sports. Culver City High School’s football team found out the hard way last Friday when they were beaten by Covina 57-56 in overtime. It was an electrifying CIF semi-final in front of a packed house inside the Jerry Chabola Stadium. “I am consistently reflecting on the game,” said Culver … Read More

SC to Win if Game Is on Paper

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When UCLA and USC play each other in any sport, the stakes are high. Saturday afternoon’s 5 o’clock game at the Coliseum is no different. With no Rose Bowl game to play for, they still will serve up some of the best talent in college. The Trojans and Bruins will feature NFL-ready quarterbacks, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen. Both schools … Read More

Texans Next for 6-2 Rams

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Jared Goff

One game at a time, the Rams are breaking away from their disappointing play during the last few year. Not only are they improving but in spectacular ways. Last week they beat the New York Giants 51-17 and they continue to be the highest scoring team in the National Football League. On Sunday afternoon at 1, they hope to continue … Read More

QB-shy, Can Bruins Run?

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Devon Modster

UCLA is fighting an uphill battle. At 4-5 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-12, they face Arizona State, 5-4 and 4-2, on Saturday at the Rose Bowl at 6:30. The Bruins might lose if they don’t they don’t give their best effort. In fairness, injuries have destroyed a once-promising season. Ten Bruins have sustained year-ending injuries. Starting quarterback Josh Rosen … Read More

Culver Playoffs at the Door

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Culver City High School

The Culver City High School football team joins the girls volleyball team in twin quests to win CIF championships. The volleyball team played its CIF Division 4 semi-final match earlier this week. If successful, they will move on to the CIF championship on Saturday. The Lady Centaurs are 28-1, trying to create a dynasty. “We are still taking it one … Read More

Lakers, Clippers: Say a Prayer

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Blake Griffin

It still is early, but the first returns for the Clippers and Lakers are familiar. The Clippers are good but not great although they appear better than last year. The Lakers still are two or three super stars away from being a good or great team. Last Monday the Clippers gave up 74 first half points to the Warriors. The … Read More

2 Centaur No. 1s Headed for Playoffs

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Culver City High School

This is a special time for Culver City High School sports. For the first time in school history, two teams will go into the CIF playoffs ranked No. 1. The girls volleyball team is top-rated in CIF No. 1 in Division 11. They begin their quest to repeat as CIF champions when they play their second game in the CIF … Read More