Bike ride by the sea a fun and relaxing event
11/8/2018 2:40:58 PM

By Chris Frost chris@tricountysentry.com   Port Hueneme-- The City of Port Hueneme continued its 70th birthday celebration, Nov. 3, as Mayor Sylvia Munoz Schnopp led a group of about six people on a leisurely bike ride down to the lighthouse. The City of Port Hueneme was incorporated in March 1948, she said, and then began its celebration with a birthday party. Council members invited everyone who was also celebrating their 70th birthday. Schnopp said the event is the city’s first bike ride, and part of a series of events that celebrates its 70th...

L.A. Chosen for Inaugural World Urban Games
11/8/2018 2:12:48 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)— The Global Association of International Sports Federations announced today it has selected Los Angeles to host the inaugural World Urban Games in 2019 and the second edition in 2021. The agreement for the 2021 edition is conditional on the success of the 2019 event, a statement said. The Los Angeles bid was one of two to make the final cut along with Budapest. The GAISF made the decision Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland. “The first World Urban Games will be a historic event and we are confident that we couldn't have a better host than the city...

Olympic Champ Tommie Smith to Speak on Athletes and Social Activism
11/1/2018 10:41:10 PM

CARSON—CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will kick off its inaugural Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. with a program titled “Silent Gesture: Athletics and Courageous Conscience.” The featured speaker will be legendary Olympic athlete Tommie Smith, whose raised fist on the medal podium at the 1968 Mexico City games became an iconic moment in civil rights history. The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Smith’s protest. He will speak about the difficult decision to transform his personal achievement into a platform for speaking out...

Baseball's Top Minority Showcase Renamed After Hank Aaron
11/1/2018 10:35:51 PM

By Joe Reedy   LOS ANGELES (AP)—Major League Baseball's largest developmental effort for minority players is being renamed after one of the sport's greatest players. The Elite Development Invitational has been renamed the Hank Aaron Invitational and will include a showcase game beginning next season. The event has been held since 2015 for high-school age players to get them to the next levels of the game either on or off the field. The program has been run by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and USA Baseball. The...

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Oppose Washington NFL Team Re-Locating to District of Columbia
9/13/2018 4:44:57 PM

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington National Football League (NFL) team locating its new stadium in the District of Columbia unless the team agrees to drop the “R-word” racial slur as its mascot. The coalition, which previously denounced the team’s continued use of this offensive mascot, felt compelled to speak out now given the team is actively exploring potential stadium sites across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan...

Arbitrator Sends Kaepernick's Grievance Against NFL to Trial
9/6/2018 9:04:51 PM

By Rob Maaddi   PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Colin Kaepernick and his legal team are driving inside NFL territory, forcing the league and its 32 teams to brace for a defensive stand. An arbitrator is sending Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. Kaepernick's lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted a picture Thursday of a ruling by arbitrator Stephen B. Burbank. The NFL declined a request for...

No Easy Answers on Best Heart Check-Up for Young Athletes
8/16/2018 2:42:24 PM

By Lauren Neergaard   WASHINGTON (AP)—What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died—yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. At issue is cardiac arrest, when the heart abruptly stops beating. It is rare in young people, especially athletes thought to be at the peak of health. But sometimes the strenuous exertion triggers an underlying heart problem and how to find the...

As Trump Distorts NFL Players’ Messages Let’s Instead Join Together
8/16/2018 2:35:38 PM

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players. The league office stepped in it, by unilaterally declaring that players who do not wish to stand during the national anthem, should stay in the locker room. The NFL players association had little choice but to force negotiations over that insult. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is a decent guy. But he stuck his foot in it as well, when he recently announced that the Cowboys had to stand for the...

Former USC Tailback and Assistant Coach Willie Brown Dead at 76
8/2/2018 8:10:27 PM

CARSON—Willie Brown, who was a player and assistant coach on Trojan national championship football and baseball teams and spent several years in the NFL, died Thursday in Carson of complications from cancer, according to the university's athletics department. He was 76. Services were pending for USC's original I-formation tailback, according to a statement released by USC's sports information director, Tim Tessalone. A three-year letterman (1961-63) and two-time All-Conference first teamer (1962-63) in football at USC, Brown was a member of the 1962 national...

Former Coach of Tyler Honeycutt Had Grown Concerned
7/12/2018 10:13:42 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—A former coach and family friend of onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt says he had grown increasingly concerned about the young man before he was found dead following a standoff with Los Angeles police. Bort Escoto, who coached Honeycutt in high school, told the Los Angeles Times that Honeycutt's mother called him early Saturday to say her son had killed himself. Escoto told the Los Angeles Daily News that Honeycutt had “been going through some things.” The day of his death, Escoto said he was planning on...