Stories by Greg Beacham

Friday, April 29, 2016

Welterweights look to revive their careers

CARSON, Calif. - Andre Berto's first meeting with Victor Ortiz was among the most thrilling fights in recent years, a back-and-forth brawl with multiple knockdowns and dramatic momentum swings ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rams aquire top pick in NFL Draft from Titans

OXNARD, Calif. - The Los Angeles Rams acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Tennessee Titans, giving up six draft picks over the next two seasons in exchange for three choices.
By Greg Beacham

Bryant scores 60 points in final game

LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. He scored 60 points in his final NBA game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bryant is down to his final game

LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he's going to take it.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pacquiao fond of Wild Card

LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao was hungry when he walked into the Wild Card Boxing Club 15 years ago. When he walked out this week, Pacquiao stepped onto an enormous bus with his glowering face ...
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hield helps Oklahoma make it to Final Four

Buddy Hield hit eight 3-pointers, and Oklahoma advanced to its first Final Four since 2002 with an 80-68 victory over Oregon on Saturday.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Johnson notches 77th career victory

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for the Southern California native's record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Fontana.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Drivers are amped about Fontana

NASCAR's new low-downforce package has already created excitement and thrills in the first four races of the new season, and Sunday's race at Fontana is expected to follow suit
By Greg Beacham

Friday, March 18, 2016

Dillon wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Fontana on Friday, claiming the spot for the first time this season at a top speed of 188.482 mph.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Keselowski wins at Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with five laps to go Sunday and surged to his second win in three years at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
By Greg Beacham

Upsets have created opportunities for Tate, Diaz and UFC

LAS VEGAS - Moments after Nate Diaz choked out Conor McGregor and punched a big hole in the UFC's plans, Diaz took the microphone and triumphantly, profanely declared his victory was "no surprise!"
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Racing in Las Vegas 'always special' for Busch brothers

LAS VEGAS - The Busch brothers grew up racing on the 3/8-mile bullring that now sits in the shadow of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, many miles north of the glittering lights of the Strip.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, March 4, 2016

Kurt Busch claims pole at hometown track

LAS VEGAS - Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in his hometown, claiming the spot for the second consecutive week with a top speed of 196.328 mph on a day of dizzying speeds.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Pacquiao says his April fight with Bradley will be his last

Manny Pacquiao calmly insisted he'll step out of a boxing ring for the final time on April 9 after his third fight with Timothy Bradley.
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Rams face lot of work to be ready for September in Los Angeles

The Rams have an incredible amount of work to do before they can truly call Los Angeles home again, starting in September.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

McCaffrey, Stanford run wild in Rose Bowl

Christian McCaffrey caught a touchdown pass on the opening snap and returned a punt 66 yards for another score while racking up 368 all-purpose yards, propelling No. 5 Stanford to a 45-16 victory ...
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Irishman Gregor backs up his trash talk

LAS VEGAS - Conor McGregor backed up every word he ever said to Jose Aldo with one spectacular punch.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

The UFC is staging three days of top bouts in Las Vegas

The UFC is surging toward the new year by flexing its promotional muscles for three consecutive nights in Vegas. 
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Kobe Bryant announces retirement

''This season is all I have left to give," Bryant said in what he called a letter entitled "Dear Basketball."
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

New 'Rocky' film does't sugar-coat risk of boxing

New Rocky film maintains the series' delicate balance between depictions of hyper-stylized, brutal fighting and that acknowledgement of the dangers and damage inherent in boxing.
By Greg Beacham
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