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Angels' Kendrick, Wilson, Trout and Aybar discuss what winning means

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Angels can breathe a (small) sigh of relief with AL West crown in back pocket

One by one, Mike Trout, Jered Weaver, Albert Pujols and all the Angels - goggles hanging onto their faces with champagne dripping - ran from the clubhouse through the dugout and onto the Angel Stadium field, some four hours after their victory over Seattle.   The Angels had wrapped a 5-0 victory over Seattle more than an hour earlier, but thousands of fans, estimated at as many...
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Bullpen turnaround just one reason Angels won AL West

The ball cracked off the bat of rookie first baseman C.J. Cron and ricocheted off the rocks. The fireworks erupted as the crowd did too.  The Los Angeles Angels waited as the Oakland A's put an exclamation point on their epic collapse with a late-inning loss to the worst team in baseball. It was almost like how they waited for the moment that they were finally recognized as...
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Angels clinch AL West with help from Rangers

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Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West title

The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West title Wednesday night, getting seven dominant innings of one-hit ball from C.J. Wilson in a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer for the major league-leading Angels (95-57), who wrapped up their first division crown since 2009 when Oakland lost to Texas about an hour after Los Angeles' game ended. The...
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How the Angels won the West

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Year of the Quarterback teaser: Sheriron Jones

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USC DC Wilcox: 'I got to do a better job' with defense

Justin Wilcox has an acronym, "DYJ." Do Your Job.  As a defensive unit last Saturday night, the Trojans defense had a tough time doing that. The mistakes were limitless. "(We had) technique error, we had a lot of eye violations, meaning our eyes were in the wrong spots, missed tackles really showed up as well," Wilcox said. "It's the small little things...
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Long Beach State to install 60-foot video board inside basketball/volleyball stadium

"Anything you can do, I can do better" seems to be a theme right now in the Big West Conference.  Four schools, Long Beach State, Cal-State Northridge, Cal Poly and UC-Irvine, all have unveiled new floors in their basketball/volleyball stadiums.  Now one school is taking this whole renovation thing one step further. Long Beach State announced Wednesday they will install...
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Rasmus reached 'end point' Tuesday night

Cory Rasmus was cruising through four innings. 43 pitches. 32 strikes. He also had four strikeouts and had given up just one hit. So why didn't Angels skipper Mike Scioscia send him out for the fifth? "In these bullpen days when we've gotten to a certain point of the game with a lead, we've held it and done a good job," Scioscia said. "We had our bullpen...
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Angels bullpen gets tagged by Mariners

How the Angels lost: The first two batters Jason Grilli faced to start the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night spoke volumes. It was a sign that it was going to be a long night for the Angels bullpen in what would eventually be a 13-2 loss to Seattle. Grilli walked the first batter he faced, Kendrys Morales, and hit the second, Logan Morrison. And then bottom fell out. At the end...
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Mariners rout Angels, gain ground in playoff race

Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night. The Mariners haven't been to the postseason since 2001, when they won 116 games under manager Lou Piniella and tied the major league mark set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. One night after...
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EXCLUSIVE: Blake Griffin at the Laugh Factory: An offseason slam dunk

It was open mic night at The Laugh Factory, where thousands of comedians have tested their skills on Sunset Boulevard. There was a crowd of about 50 people on Tuesday, a young guy in a T-shirt, khakis and converse went first, then an older gentleman and a younger guy who forgot to sign in. And then, a surprise guest. Clippers star Blake Griffin. Those seated in the audience looked...
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Kessler to get keys to USC offense

Cody Kessler threw the ball 41 times in USC's loss at Boston College last Saturday. Is it possible that number of attempts from the redshirt junior wasn't enough for USC to have success? In short, yes. If Steve Sarkisian's thoughts of USC possibly needing to pass the ball to set up the run are true, instead of vice versa, then a higher volume of throws could be coming...
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BURST: Blake Griffin at the Laugh Factory

Clippers star Blake Griffin made a surprise visit to the Laugh Factory on Tuesday to recite his poetry – and Jill Painter Lopez is there. Click to see her best photos and videos.  NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the media to appear
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Halo Hurlers teaser

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Angels' Matt Shoemaker has mild oblique strain, will miss next start

Angels' rookie Matt Shoemaker has a mild oblique strain and will miss his next start, manager Mike Scioscia announced prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners.  The reigning American League Rookie/Pitcher of the Month left Monday night's game with "discomfort" in his side after 7.2 innings of one-run ball. It was his 16th win of the season. No injury is...
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POLL: Which CIF-SS running back would you select first in a fantasy draft?

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UC Irvine unveils new basketball court design

The Big West Conference is going to see some new basketball court designs this season, as UC Irvine became the fourth team in the conference to unveil a new look.  Long Beach State, Cal Poly and California State University, Northridge are the three other universities who decided to freshen things up at home. UC Irvine unleashed its new design Tuesday morning on Instagram. The school...
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Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the big league-leading Angels (94-56), who reduced their magic number to three in the AL West race with their 11th victory...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

BURST: Angels vs. Mariners

Jill Painter Lopez will be reporting live from Angel Stadium during the Angels vs. Mariners game.  Check out her best photos/videos from the game.  NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the media to appear
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Peyton Manning meets with mom whose post-Super Bowl blog went viral

Peyton Manning made time for a few special Broncos fans on Saturday evening, the night before the Broncos played a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Laurie Lattimore Volkmann is the mom whose February blog went viral in which she penned an open letter to Manning for being a good role model. She hailed the popular quarterback as a person her children can admire after Denver...
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Scott Kennedy: Top 20 teams in CIF-SS, Week 3

No. 1 St. John Bosco got off to a bit of a slow start against their visitors from Oregon, but in the end, the Braves pulled away for a comfortable 42-14 win. Playing in Hawaii while everyone else was waiting to start the season has its advantages. The Braves will take their second week off already as they prepare for their showdown with Bishop Gorman on Sept. 26. The Gaels will easily...
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Week ahead for Angels: Final two home series of regular season

The week ahead  With Monday brings game seven of 19 consecutive games for the Angels against American Leage West opponents to end the 2014 regular season. The Mariners will be in town for four at the beginning of the week followed by the Rangers visiting Angel Stadium for a weekend series. The series finale with the Rangers will conclude the Halos' final homestand of the season...
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USC to undergo offensive analysis during bye week

Following Saturday night's debacle at Boston College Steve Sarkisian couldn't be any happier to have landed in the bye week. The team will undergo a major self analysis over the week, starting with the head coach. "As much as I'm evaluating every player right now in the bye week, I'm evaluating myself," Sarkisian said. "And part of myself is the play...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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