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News, Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

Manchester United Squad Takes A Stroll On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

What did Manchester United players do soon after touching down in Los Angeles on Friday? If you said visit Santa Monica beach you would be correct.

Tom Elias (left) and Tripp Schwenk at the medal presentation.

Sports, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Swimming

Mirror Columnist Claims Four Medals At Transplant Games

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:22 am

Santa Monica Mirror columnist Tom Elias has returned home with a bunch of medals from the bi-annual Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX, held July 12-15.

The 12U Gold All-Star team will compete at the Western National Championships starting July 28 near Sacramento.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Two Santa Monica Girls Softball Teams Headed To Nationals

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:19 am

Two Santa Monica All-Star girls softball teams are heading to the ASA National Championship after competing in the State Tournament last weekend.

Changes could be in store for pigskin programs at schools such as Santa Monica High School.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, High School

State Might Regulate, Limit High School Football Practice

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 8:53 am

There is a bill just approved by legislators in Sacramento aiming to limit the amount of live contact at high school football practices. Earlier last week, a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback was at UCLA advocating high school football teams follow the NCAA’s lead and limit live contact football practices to just two times per week.

Bradford Jamieson IV will play for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Soccer Team in Carson.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Alumnus To Play For U.S. Men's Under-20 National Team

Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:23 am

One day after the end of World Cup 2014, a four-team international soccer tournament featuring players who could represent the United States in future World Cups will begin in Carson today.

The 16U Santa Monica Patriots, heading to Nationals (pictured left to right, bottom row first): Annika Pearson (22), Jamie Dunn (10), Hali Norris (8), Nicole Valdez (20), Ana Vargas (88), Coach Katie Griffith, Haley Beaven (19), Sara McMorrow (7), Paulette Ely (3),  Sarah Dunn (99), Vanessa Temblador (18), Amanda Gonzalez (4), Jordan Docter (1), Nicole Farhadian (11), Coach Antonio Temblador Jr.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Girls Softball Team Headed To Nationals

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:13 am

By Leanna Einbinder The 16U Santa Monica Patriots, a local softball team made up of girls aged 15-17, placed first in their...

Sports, Real Estate, Santa Monica, Nfl

NFL Running Back Rashard Mendenhall To Retire In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:50 am

Spend six years playing in the NFL, appear in one Super Bowl game, and you would have earned enough money to retire before age 27 and buy your dream retirement home in Santa Monica.

Tom Elias (far right) receives his long jump medal from Dr. Thomas Starzl at the 2008 Transplant Games of America.

Sports, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Mirror Columnist Tom Elias Eyes 2014 Transplant Games

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:14 am

As one of 26 organ recipients and donors representing Team SoCal, Santa Monica Mirror columnist Tom Elias will compete in swimming and track at the bi-annual Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX, from July 11-14.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

A Look Back At The United States World Cup Campaign

Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 9:33 am

Despite what an ESPN commentator called one of the greatest goalkeeper performances in World Cup history, goalkeeper Tim Howard probably wishes he made two more stops to prevent Belgium from sending the United States Men’s National Team back home.

USC Coaches and Banc of California launch a ticket giveaway to neighborhood children.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Education, Youth

Banc Of California Focuses On Financial Literacy As Part Of USC Athletic Sponsorship

Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:03 am

Banc of California, Inc. has announced a focus on financial literacy in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) Athletics department as the company was named the “Official Bank of USC Athletics.”

Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica, Dodgers

Dodgers To Celebrate Jewish Community Day At Today's Game

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:15 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their 15th annual Jewish Community Day today, including selling kosher dogs, jalapeno kosher dogs and Italian beef sausages in the field reserve section.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Preview: U.S.-Germany World Cup Match To Kickoff At 9am

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:33 am

Today's U.S.-Germany World Cup match will be telecast on ESPN from Recife, Brazil with opening kickoff set for 9 am PST.

The Santa Monica 16U Santa Monica Patriots won their District Championship.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Girls Softball Teams Win Districts, Head To State Championship

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:13 am

Four Santa Monica All-Star girls softball teams are heading to the ASA State Championship after competing in last weekend’s LA/South Bay District tournament, held in Norwalk.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Preview: U.S.-Portugal World Cup Match To Kickoff At 3pm

Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:22 am

Today's U.S.-Portugal World Cup match will kickoff at 3 pm and will be preceded by 30 minutes of pregame coverage on ESPN.

Parks and Recreation chairman Phil Brock honors the SMLL Major Dodgers.

Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica

2014 SMLL Major Dodgers Honored At Santa Monica City Hall

Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:14 am

The 2014 Santa Monica Little League Major Dodgers were honored on Thursday at City Hall after winning the city championship.

Santa Monica-based doctor, orthopedic surgeon, and researcher Bert Mandelbaum is the team physician for the U.S. Men’s World Cup Soccer Team.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Doctor Serves As Physician For U.S. Men's World Cup Soccer Team

Posted Jun. 16, 2014, 9:16 am

What with the imminent chaos and excitement due to occur all over the globe in lieu of the World Cup, it is important to keep in mind those who keep the exciting games afloat, particularly those who are responsible for maintaining and rejuvenating the health and physical conditions of the athletes.

Sports, Santa Monica, Hockey

Los Angeles Kings Championship Parade This Monday

Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:19 am

A championship parade and rally celebrating the Los Angeles Kings' second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons will be held Monday.

Sports, Family, Santa Monica

Dodgers, Baseball To Devote Father's Day To Prostate Cancer Research, Awareness

Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:10 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will join the rest of Major League Baseball in marking Father's Day by raising funds for prostate cancer research and awareness while the foundation founded by a former judge on "Divorce Court" will honor unsung fathers today.

Santa Monica High School’s softball team celebrate their 2014 CIF title – their second in five years.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica

Samohi Softball Team Takes Home CIF Championship

Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 9:00 am

The Santa Monica High School’s softball team took home the CIF Division 4 Championship title on May 31. With a team of 17 girls, the accomplishment was no easy feat.

Watch parties are set for today's World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia.

Sports, Soccer, World Cup

World Cup Kicks Off Today: Where To Watch Brazil Vs Croatia Opener

Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:43 am

Watch parties for ESPN's telecast of today's opening game of soccer's World Cup between Brazil and Croatia at 1 pm will be held across Los Angeles.

Santa Monica YMCA summer basketball returns this month.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica YMCA Youth Basketball League Returns June 16

Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 9:29 am

The Santa Monica YMCA is once again offering a unique summer youth basketball experience with its summer kids pickup league.

Former Microsoft CEO is reportedly the winning bidder to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Basketball, Santa Monica, Nba, Clippers

Ex-CEO Of Microsoft Wins Bid To Purchase Los Angeles Clippers

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:45 am

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has reportedly won a bidding war to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers from embattled owner Donald Sterling.

Crossroads senior volleyball player Nicholas Graves.

Sports, Crossroads, Volleyball, Santa Monica, Cif

Roadrunners' Chase To CIF Title Comes Up Short

Posted May. 27, 2014, 8:18 pm

The Crossroads boys’ volleyball team went on a tear through the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs, ripping off one big win after another. After finishing second in the Alpha League to Windward, the Roadrunners took their No.4 Division 3 rankings and roared through the postseason.

Santa Monica High pitcher Alex Gironda pitches a no-hitter against West Covina in the Vikings' 5-0 CIF Southern Section Division III first round playoff game.

News, Sports, Samohi, Baseball, Santa Monica, Cif, Playoffs

Samohi's Alex Gironda Hurls Playoff No-Hitter

Posted May. 24, 2014, 5:29 am

Alex Gironda finally has his no-hitter. Behind the senior pitcher's 86-pitch, eight-strikeout, no-hit performance, the Santa Monica High School Vikings defeated the West Covina High School Bulldogs in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs 5-0, Friday afternoon.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Rugby

Santa Monica Rugby Club U18 Boys Finish No. 2 In Nation

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

The Dolphins won the first two of their three matches in three days against the best teams in the country, but ultimately falling short in the championship match on May 17 against No. 1 seed Cathedral Royal Irish.

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