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September 11, 2019

 The Los Angeles Bobcats women's tackle football team gets ready to snap the ball against the Las Vegas Silverstars. (Anthony Ciardelli)

It was 45 minutes of hell.

It was football practice, just under half of it, but it got Kris Brannon into the sport of tackle football,...

October 19, 2018

Maxwell coaching at an off-season workout skate in Anaheim, Calif.  (Photo: Anthony Ciardelli)

It’s 9:30 a.m. and Tyler Maxwell is lacing up his skates. When asked, Maxwell, 27, can’t remember the last day he hasn’t entered a hockey rink.

Today is a rare occasion, h...

October 3, 2018

Southern California first-year forward Will Torgerson came up big this weekend. He netted three goals and added three assists while sophomore defenseman Keegan Jones did the same as the Trojans won thrilling back-to-back games against the San Jose State Spartans to mov...

September 25, 2018

Whoever first said “It ain’t pretty,” might have been describing the Southern California Club Hockey team take down California State, Fullerton.

Trojan goalie Jeremy Blaustein stole the show with 30 saves on 32 shots while Travis Schwartz, Jake Abene, and Keegan Jones a...

July 19, 2018


With Bob Murray signing Adam Henrique to a five-year $29.1 million extension, it appears the writing is on the wall for Ryan Kesler’s career. That mig...

June 21, 2018

It’s that time of year again.

It’s that exciting time when hockey fans pin their hopes on teenagers — who have likely not even finished puberty, learned to cook their own meals or even drive a car — to be impact players in a game played by men.

These teenagers will be ex...

June 12, 2018

Alex Ovechkin’s emotional display during the waning minutes of last night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 5 told the whole story. Ovechkin was the picture of determination when he walked into T-Mobile Arena, Thursday.

Hours later, he was doubled over with anxiety and anticipat...

June 6, 2018

The Las Vegas Golden Knights started Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals exactly how they needed to. They buzzed the Capitals’ net and maintained pressure. Yet, when the first period ended, it was the Washington Capitals who led 3-0.

By the end of the game, Washington had...

June 4, 2018

If there is a roadmap to the Washington Capitals winning their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history, they are following it exactly. Their biggest names are propelling them to victory in the perfect counter to the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ aggressive styl...

May 31, 2018

The Stanley Cup Finals are tied at one game apiece.

The difference between a tied series and a 2-0 Las Vegas Golden Knights lead may have come down to the red and white paddle of Braden Holtby’s CCM goal stick.

With exactly two minutes left in regulation and the Capitals...

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