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Brawley native Jacob Sanchez helps Mexico to Caribbean Series title

Former Brawley Union High School Wildcat and Imperial Valley College baseball player Jacob Sanchez made two relief pitching appearances last weekend helping Mexico’s Venados de Mazatlán capture the country's third Caribbean Series title in four years.

Athlete of the Week: Saad Awan

As the Imperial Valley League’s boys’ basketball defending champions, the squad from Central Union High School had a target on its back beginning IVL play.

IN THIS CORNER: Imperial’s Khiya Mohamed focused on winning a ring

There’s little doubt to who the best female athlete is among local high schools. Imperial’s Khiya Mohamed has dominated the volleyball and basketball courts for the last four years and is a state f...

Sports briefs: Tigers take down Yellowjackets

Girls’ basketball

Dynamo El Centro Soccer Club’s boys’ under-12 team advances in State Cup

Lancaster — The Dynamo El Centro Soccer Club boys’ under-12 team continues to have a strong showing in Cal South’s State Cup tournament, winning all three games in bracket play and one game in the ...

Sports Briefs: Wildcats hold off Bulldogs

CALEXICO — The Brawley Union High boys’ basketball team held on for a, 64-53, Imperial Valley League win over Calexico High here Tuesday night.

Palo Verde Valley boys’ basketball defeats Imperial High

IMPERIAL – Despite opening its Desert League game against Palo Verde Valley with an 8-0 run, the Imperial High boys’ basketball team slipped to the Yellowjackets, 54-52, here Tuesday night.

Athlete of the Week: Keren Hogue

IMPERIAL — After an injury sidelined the starting point guard for the Imperial High School girls’ basketball team, the responsibility of pacing the team’s offense then fell on the shoulders of Kere...

Annual Imperial Valley Baseball Network baseball camp draws avid players

IMPERIAL — The Imperial Valley Baseball Network held its annual baseball camp at Imperial Valley College here on Saturday morning drawing a plethora of local and out-of-town talent and instruction ...

Sports Briefs: Tigers get league win

CALIPATRIA — The boys’ basketball team from Imperial High recorded a 67-60 victory over Calipatria High here on Friday night to shake up the Desert League standings.

NBA All-Star weekend highlights Canada's growing hoops love

TORONTO (AP) — When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn't the only currency that he needed to exchange.

Florida sets sights _ again _ on 1st national baseball title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida has done everything except win a national championship in eight seasons under Kevin O'Sullivan, and here the Gators are again with a roster overflowing with talent and the consensus No. 1 ranking in the preseason polls.

Unbeaten Nyquist all set to start his Run to the Roses

Ready, set, here comes Nyquist.

Stanford ace Cal Quantrill works back from elbow surgery

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cal Quantrill took his moment to be downright mad. Sad and emotional, too. He called home to tell his parents his elbow was seriously hurt and he needed surgery, then he bro...

Wading into Golfapalooza: the Phoenix Open's 16th hole

SCOTTDALE, Ariz. (AP) — John Huh studied the shot from every angle before crouching behind his ball for a last look.

Justin Rose _ and Timberlake _ make a good impression

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am can be a tough place for a player to make his debut because of three courses that are different except for the views along the Calif...

Titans of Mavericks surf contest takes place Friday

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday.

Larsen leads New Zealand Women's Open, Lydia Ko 3 behind

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 3-under 69 on Friday and was three shots off the lead and in a tie for fifth place after the first round of the New Zealand Women's Open.

Hoosiers use late surge to upset No. 4 Hawkeyes 85-78

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell wanted the ball Thursday night.

Ovechkin hat trick gives Capitals 4-3 road win against Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Scoring more than 500 goals in the NHL hasn't come without Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin being opportunistic. Thursday night was another example of being in the righ...

Eaves gets hat trick as Stars beat Blackhawks 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Eaves and the Dallas Stars put together an impressive response to their ugly home loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Thunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams' death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Basketball didn't matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night.

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