Stories by Greg Beacham

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ailing trainer trying to help Pacquiao reach a new level

LOS ANGELES - Freddie Roach's hip is killing him, and his sternum feels like somebody dropped an anvil on his chest. He took a shot to the chin the other day, and it knocked him across the ring ...
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pacquiao exudes confidence during workout

LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2½ weeks.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stanley Cup playoffs to have different feel

The NHL's postseason dominoes tumbled throughout the regular season's wild final week. When the last ones fell Saturday night, they revealed that the league is set up for an extremely interesting ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, April 10, 2015

Gulati thinks 2026 World Cup could benefit US, FIFA

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati believes his sport could receive a big domestic boost from playing host to the 2026 World Cup.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Keselowski rallies late to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off the streaking Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild ...
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Harvick is not taking anything for granted

FONTANA, Calif. - Although Kevin Harvick is on the biggest roll NASCAR has seen in four decades, the California native has been driving too long to take anything for granted when he attempts to ...
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
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