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UCLA softball beats Mississippi, advances to WCWS

LOS ANGELES >> After 11 innings, 232 pitches and an ice bath, Rachel Garcia woke up Friday morning feeling “better than ever.” The redshirt freshman looked like it against No. 12 Mississippi, as she pitched four hitless innin...

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    CSUN baseball win gives Long Beach State Big West title

    Two-time defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal State Fullerton on Sunday dropped an 8-4 decision at Cal State Northridge, meaning Long Beach State won the outright title by virtue of its 2-1 victory over Hawaii, giving the Dirtbags a four-game lead over the Titans with only a three-game series left to play against each other. No. 13-ranked Cal State Fullerton entered the day three games back of the seventh-ranked Dirtbags (35-16-1, 18-3). It’s the first...

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  • UCLA

    Lonzo Ball confirms to ESPN his mother suffered a stroke

    Lonzo Ball said his mother Tina Ball suffered a stroke in late February, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. Ball learned of the stroke during a UCLA practice when he received a text message from a relative. His father, LaVar Ball, was upset with the relative because he was waiting to tell Lonzo about his mother’s condition in person that...

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  • CSUN

    Report: Filipino celebrity Kobe Paras transferring to CSUN

    Former UCLA recruit Kobe Paras, who holds celebrity status in his native Philippines, is transferring from Creighton to CSUN to play basketball for the Matadors, according to a report from the Associated Press. The story, generated Wednesday, says Paras told a Filipino news agency this week via Skype that he will be making that move. However, the school is unable to confirm that at this time. In response to an inquiry from this newspaper, CSUN issued this statement: “The...

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  • UCLA

    How UCLA stacks up in NCAA’s latest APR scores

    All of UCLA’s athletic teams were well above the minimum to avoid penalty when the NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate numbers Wednesday, with six teams earning APR Public Recognition Awards for being in the top 10 percent of their sports. The football team’s multiyear score of 971 is tied for sixth in the Pac-12. The four-year running tally is one point lower than last year’s mark, but UCLA’s 2015-16 score of 973 improved 10 points from the...

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  • USC

    USC football, men’s basketball report record APR scores

    USC’s football and men’s basketball teams improved their Academic Progress Rate scores in 2015-16, posting all-time highs, according to data released Wednesday by the NCAA. USC football’s multiyear score was 968, surpassing an APR of 965 it posted in 2008-09. Its average at this time last year was 959. Its multiyear score for men’s basketball was 969, a 10-point improvement from the previous high of 959 it held the past two years. APR, a metric...

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  • College baseball

    Brett Conine digging role as Cal State Fullerton closer

    Brett Conine has it. The closer bug, that is. A relief pitcher/spot starter as a freshman at Cal State Fullerton, Conine went 3-3 with an ERA of 5.10 in 15 appearances covering 30 innings. As the closer now in his sophomore season, Conine is tied for the Big West Conference lead with 10 saves. He has a microscopic ERA of 0.59, which equates to two earned runs in 30 1/3 innings. You bet he’s digging the closer role. Just listen to him. “Yeah, I’d...

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  • College baseball

    LMU pitcher Cory Abbott rides his slider to new heights

    WESTCHESTER — A college pitcher who shakes off his catcher is presumptuous by nature. A college pitcher who shakes off his coach had better be perfect. On March 25, right-hander Cory Abbott of Loyola Marymount was working on Tanner Chauncey, the 27th Brigham Young batter. Abbott had already dispensed with the previous 26 in order. But now Chauncey was digging in, working it to 3-and-2, threatening to derail a day that Abbott would have found unimaginable 12 months...

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  • Long Beach State

    No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball swept by BYU in NCAA Final Four

    On the biggest stage in collegiate volleyball, the No. 1-ranked Long Beach State men’s volleyball team played its worst game of the year. The 49ers trailed almost wire-to-wire and blew a late third-set lead in a straight-set defeat to BYU, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 in the NCAA Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. It was the only time the 49ers’ were swept this season and it ends a historic campaign in which the team set program records with 20 sweep victories and six All-American...

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  • Long Beach State

    Long Beach State volleyball upset in semifinals by BYU

    COLUMBUS, Ohio >>Former Huntington Beach High standout Brenden Sander tied a season high with 15 kills and BYU upset second-seeded Long Beach State, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23, on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball semifinals. BYU (26-4) also topped Long Beach State (27-4) in the semifinals last year. The Cougars will play Saturday night against defending champion Ohio State (31-2), a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 winner over Hawaii. Sander had six kills and no errors in the first set,...

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  • USC

    USC’s Coliseum renovation plan includes relocating season-ticket holders

    LOS ANGELES>> As part of the planned renovations to the Coliseum, the historic stadium that has housed USC’s football team since 1923, a majority of season-ticket holders will be relocated as soon as 2018. The school began mailing pamphlets, detailing the upcoming changes, to donors and its 10,000 season-ticket holders this week. Reseating comes as the capacity is set to drop from 93,607 to 77,500, what will ultimately be a reduction of about 16,000...

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