Stories by Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fast and furious: Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

LOS ANGELES - Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, she figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Sport's most accomplished female fighter faces unbeaten foe

LOS ANGELES - By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps into the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Serena to end boycott of Indian Wells event

LOS ANGELES - After 14 years away, Serena Williams is ready to forgive Indian Wells.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Galaxy send Donovan out a winner

CARSON, Calif. - Robbie Keane scored a brilliant breakaway goal in the 111th minute, and Landon Donovan retired as a champion Sunday with the LA Galaxy's 2-1 victory over the New England ...
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Donovan hopes to lead Galaxy past Revs in MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. - Ev­ery­thing is in place for a Hollywood ending to Landon Don­ovan's career.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Donovan focusing on final game

CARSON, Calif. - Until last weekend, Landon Donovan's pending retirement was a nebulous concept obscured by games. This week, Donovan finally saw the finish line.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Galaxy's Keane named MVP

Robbie Keane has been named Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player after the Irish forward's dynamic season for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
By Greg Beacham

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Angels face uncertain future

ANAHEIM, Calif. - After six months of steady play capped by a stellar September, the Los Angeles Angels earned the best record in baseball and their first playoff trip in five years. And then that ...
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

West likely to be best in NHL again this season

The NHL ice is tilted decidedly to the West, and the continental divide might even grow this season.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Angels' Trout to get first taste of playoffs

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

UFC 178 card loaded

For any of those mixed martial arts fans who complain the UFC has been watering down its recent pay-per-view cards, UFC 178 is an awfully potent response.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Southern Cal looking into player's heroic story

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's story that he was injured jumping off a balcony to save his nephew.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Donovan to call it a career

CARSON, California - Landon Donovan, widely considered as America's best ever footballer, will retire at the end of the MLS season.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scott doesn't see Lakers' return to contention as 'long process'

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship ...
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Los Angeles Kings are savoring another Stanley Cup title

After 45 years spent mostly as a hockey punch line and a Los Angeles afterthought, the Kings have won the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kings win Stanley Cup

Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kings eager to win another crown on home ice

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings already know there's no place like home ice for a coronation.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, June 6, 2014

Rangers, Kings to make lineup changes for Game 2

LOS ANGELES -The New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings both could have key defensemen back in their lineups for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, June 5, 2014

'Mr. Game 7' off to fast start in Stanley Cup Finals

LOS ANGELES - Justin Williams usually saves his greatest heroics for seventh games, not openers. But when Williams got the puck with an uncontested chance, Mr. Game 7 buried the shot and the New ...
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Kings beat Rangers in overtime

LOS ANGELES - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup Finals opener.
By Greg Beacham
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Georgia may lower income tax

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that will lower the rate on income taxes for individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs.
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