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  • Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be

    Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be
    Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought....
  • Time for UCLA to take a bigger step

    Time for UCLA to take a bigger step
    SAN DIEGO -- The winning streak that stretched back to before Thanksgiving was essentially snapped in about 30 minutes. Now, about the losing streak that stretches back eight years…. The headlines Sunday afternoon were all about UCLA's...
  • Shockin' awful draw dooms Wichita State, mars NCAA tournament Week 1

    Shockin' awful draw dooms Wichita State, mars NCAA tournament Week 1
    The NCAA selection committee is to be commended for giving us on Sunday one of the best national title games every contested. Oh what drama, passion and intensity. It ranked right up there with Houston versus North Carolina State in 1983. Too bad...
  • Coach Gail Hale uses calming technique to guide Canyon Springs to state

    Coach Gail Hale uses calming technique to guide Canyon Springs to state
    Jerry Tarkanian used to bite on a towel during his coaching days at Nevada Las Vegas, and there's a high school basketball coach with an equally intriguing custom. Gail Hale, the girls' basketball coach for 18 years at Canyon Springs High in Moreno...
  • Prep basketball: Mater Dei holds off Westchester to reach state final

    Prep basketball: Mater Dei holds off Westchester to reach state final
    Trailing by 18 points in the second quarter against unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei on Saturday night, Westchester seemed headed for a long, quiet bus ride home from Ontario. Then something happened that few saw coming — a Westchester surge that...
  • Corona Centennial tops Chino Hills in Division I regional final, 80-73

     Corona Centennial tops Chino Hills in Division I regional final, 80-73
    Two powerful Inland Empire basketball teams, Corona Centennial and Chino Hills, engaged in a memorable Southern California Regional Division I final on Saturday night that took overtime to decide. "It was an amazing atmosphere," Deontae North of...
  • They're the Lumberjacks, and they're more than OK

    They're the Lumberjacks, and they're more than OK
    SAN DIEGO — Their journey into the Madness began in Margaritaville. Earlier this month, the Stephen F. Austin basketball team gathered to watch the NCAA tournament pairings show not at the traditional gym or student center, but in a bar-restaurant...
  • UCLA's Steve Alford urgently needs a certain opening statement: win

     UCLA's Steve Alford urgently needs a certain opening statement: win
    SAN DIEGO — He's been on the job nearly a full calendar year, leading a young basketball team to a conference tournament championship while filling a dormant program with energy and hope. Yet Steve Alford's career as UCLA basketball coach doesn'...
  • NCAA tournament brings out the best in college basketball

     NCAA tournament brings out the best in college basketball
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Taylor Braun tried to pull everyone's leg after North Dakota State pulled off Thursday's West regional semi-stunner against Oklahoma. "Honestly," the Bison's star deadpanned at the postgame news conference at Spokane Arena, "I...
  • UCLA has fun with sound fundamentals in victory over Tulsa

    UCLA has fun with sound fundamentals in victory over Tulsa
    SAN DIEGO — No Duke here. No Ohio State anywhere. And no, giggle, not even a hint of New Mexico. At the late-night end of two NCAA tournament opening days filled with higher seeds laying giant eggs, UCLA finished Friday's madness with a simple,...
  • San Diego State avoids upset by New Mexico State, but it's a stretch

    San Diego State avoids upset by New Mexico State, but it's a stretch
    SPOKANE, Wash. — San Diego State had, by far, the scariest time slot in Spokane. The Aztecs played the last Thursday night game on what had to seem like the longest day of the year. Boy was it ever. Spokane Arena, by the time the Aztecs tipped...