by Paul Teetor It was a lost weekend for LeBron and the Lakers. And it’s going to get worse.  First they lost Anthony Davis for at least the next month and quite possibly longer. Then they lost four out of five games. In the process they lost their standing as the league’s best team and…

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    A famous football coach – OK, it was the Al Pacino character in Oliver Stone’s great football film Any Given Sunday – famously said that football is a game of inches. That was never truer than in the Rams’ 32-18, second-round playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers Saturday afternoon. It was a…

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Mira Costa boys basketball Coach Neal Perlmutter stood courtside sporting a big “mission accomplished” smile while accepting congratulations for at least 10 minutes after Friday night’s second-round playoff game with Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said as a steady stream of fans, parents, students and even players stopped…

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Mira Costa and Redondo Union will head into their Thursday night boys basketball showdown at Da Vinci High in El Segundo with even more motivation than is customary for a rivalry game. (The game is at Da Vinci because Mira Costa’s new gym is under construction). Redondo is still smarting from its four-point loss to…

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The Mira Costa boys basketball team put a stranglehold on the race for the Bay League title Tuesday night when it beat Palos Verdes 57-49 in yet another defensive slugfest in a season full of down-and-dirty battles. The Mustangs now have a 7-0 league record thanks to senior shooting star Tyler “Ant Man” Antrobius, who…

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Costa defeats rival Sea Hawks for first time since 2012  The Mira Costa boys basketball team seized control of the race for the Bay League title Tuesday night when it beat seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo in a 52-48, back-and-forth thriller. The win puts the Mustangs in the driver’s seat with a 5-0 league…

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It only took two games over four days for the Mira Costa boys basketball team to send an unspoken-but-unmistakable message to seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo: you better take us seriously this year.  After suffering through too many years of Bay League non-contention while their backyard neighbor dominated the rivalry and the league, the…

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The Redondo boys basketball team started its quest for an eighth consecutive Bay League title with a much-closer-than-it-sounds 59-51 victory over Leuzinger Tuesday night. More impressively, they held Amound Anderson, who came in to the Sea Hawk Pavilion averaging 28 points a game, to just one point in the Bay League opener for both teams.…

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In a season already filled with peaks – third place in the Pac Shores tournament – and valleys – a one-point overtime loss to El Segundo – the Mira costa boys basketball team was staring directly at the possibility of reaching a new low a week ago Friday night. The Mustangs trailed winless South Torrance…

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