Stories 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

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

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Donovan disappointed by snub

CARSON, Calif. - Landon Donovan thought he had earned a prominent role on the U.S. World Cup team right up until the moment he was cut from the roster by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kings eliminate Ducks, advance to West finals

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings advanced to their third consecutive Western Conference finals with a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, April 20, 2014

'Hurricane,' a symbol of racial injustice, dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pacquaio gets revenge on Bradley

LAS VEGAS - The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bradley wants to leave no doubt this time against Pacquiao

Timothy Bradley intends to let out two years of humiliation and frustration with a decisive win Saturday night over Manny Pacquiao, finally earning the credit that was two years deferred after he ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bradley believes Pacquiao has lost edge

When Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) repeatedly declares Manny Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct and competitive fire heading into their highly anticipated welterweight rematch Saturday in Las ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wisconsin has no trouble with Baylor

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Frank Kaminsky scored 19 points and blocked six shots, and Wisconsin romped into the West Regional final with a dominant 69-52 victory over Baylor on Thursday night.
By Greg Beacham
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