| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:05 PM
If Arizona enters the NCAA West Regional this weekend with any expectation of an easy road, it needs a history lesson. Better yet, a four-leaf clover.
The Wildcats are seeded No. 1 in a region that includes Baylor, Wisconsin and San Diego State. They...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Steve Fisher, San Diego State's basketball coach, peered down from the high heaven of an NCAA news conference platform last Saturday and remarked, "This is a funny business we're in."
Fisher's words came after Xavier Thames had scored 53 points in 48...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Even a hugely talented class needs a scolding every so often.
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau watched his team slipping, turning a potential blowout against an Eastern Conference minnow into a fast-and-loose game.
Fine for pond hockey but not an NHL...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:14 PM
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.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:10 PM
SAN JOSE -- Corey Perry saw an official’s key call go against him, watched the San Jose Sharks celebrate their first lead in the Pacific Division since Dec. 5 and witnessed the official collapse of what on Jan. 15 was a 13-point division lead....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:22 PM
SAN JOSE -- Ducks center Nick Bonino (foot) and forward Matt Beleskey (ill) will join defenseman Cam Fowler on the sidelines for Thursday night’s critical Pacific Division game against Anaheim’s division co-leader, the San Jose Sharks.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:07 PM
The Ducks, who have the NHL's best record, were eager Friday to see how they matched up against the East-leading Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Penguins seemed less concerned about measuring themselves against anybody than about rebounding from an ugly loss...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:48 PM
There are going to be lots of trophy presentations and celebration scenes this weekend for the City Section and Southern Section basketball championships.
The City finals begin Friday at Los Angeles Roybal and continue Saturday at L.A. Southwest...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Marmonte League co-champions Calabasas and Westlake will be playing in back-to-back games at the Honda Center on Saturday taking on Orange County teams. Westlake has the opening game in Division 2AA against Anaheim Canyon at 10 a.m., followed by...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Bob Murray, general manager of the Ducks, said Wednesday he was “confused” by the unwillingness of teams with which he tried to make a deal.
He then quickly and repeatedly reassured his current players he has full trust in them to still...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:00 PM
As if leaving NHL goals leader Alex Ovechkin open to unleash the game-winning goal weren't enough Tuesday, even the end of the Ducks' power-play skid wasn't the end.
“I'm disappointed in our specialty teams. It's been our Achilles' heel all year,&...