All Ball Sports: Pay Peyton, send Staley away

by Paul Teetor Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley has got to go. Staley presided over an epic collapse Saturday night in the first round of the NFL playoffs, making history in the process: it was the third worst playoff collapse in the 100-year history of the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars gift-wrapped a 27-0 lead in…

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Dodgers Taylor is an all star to kids

Dodgers All Star Chris Taylor ‘Driving for hope’ to help kids with cancer by Paul Teetor For the last decade, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was the undisputed team leader in one very important category: reaching out to the community and doing all he could to support good causes. But Turner signed a two-year deal…

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All Ball Sports: Oy vey, McVay; Dodgers Bauer down

by Paul Teetor Say it ain’t so, Sean.       Rams fans got the climax to a year-long atmospheric river of bad news late this week when Head Coach Sean McVay confirmed he may leave the team after this season. Less than 12 months after the city-wide euphoria of the Rams Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati…

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All Ball Sports: To trade or not to trade? No good options

by Paul Teetor Nine months ago, when it was becoming clear the Lakers were not going to make the playoffs for the second time in LeBron James’ first four years here, All Ball wrote a column urging the Lakers to trade LeBron. That column got more responses – ranging from “you’re so right” to “you’re…

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All Ball Sports: Looking back, looking ahead

by Paul Teetor Mark Twain, the greatest of all American writers, once said the past is the best predictor of the future, and that past success is the best predictor of future success. With that eternal truth in mind, it’s time for All Ball’s annual end-of-the-year look at the local sports teams – the year…

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Costa finally beats Rolling Hills prep

by Paul Teetor “We finally beat Rolling Hills Prep,” a jubilant Mira Costa Coach Neal Perlmutter said moments after the Mustangs defeated the Huskies, 50 to 49, in the Pacific Shores Tournament, hosted by Mira Costa on Saturday, Dec. 3  “When I came here Rolling Hills prep was one of the top programs in the…

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All Ball Sports:  Mustangs win own tourney with two one-point leads

by Paul Teetor The undefeated Mira Costa boys basketball team won the semifinals and final of their Pacific Shores Classic Tournament by a combined grand total of two points – and one miracle shot. That’s right: the Mustangs beat Brentwood in the semi-finals Friday night by a score of 70-69 thanks to a buzzer-beating 12-foot…

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All Ball Sports: Life of Riley, Chip Kelly Blues      

By Paul Teetor UCLA just blew its best and last chance for the foreseeable future to beat USC in its annual rivalry football game.        How can we make such a definitive statement after Saturday night’s white-knuckle, nail-biting, down-to-the-last-play thriller in which USC outlasted the Bruins 48-45 in front of 90,000 crazed fans at the Rose…

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All Ball Sports: USC, UCLA backyard brawl    

by Paul Teetor Saturday’s showdown between 9-1 USC, and 8-2 UCLA at the Rose Bowl has the potential to be the best football game between these two ancient blood rivals since…well, since 13-9. Every UCLA fan on your block or your group chat will be quick to remind you that 13-9 was the score in…

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