LOS ANGELES — While necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, California’s stay-at-home orders place a financial burden on many residents who can’t work due to business closures.

But last April, one local golf professional who was unable to work himself found a way to help others.

  • Local golf professional Eric Meichtry has playing for over 25 yearse
  • During the pandemic, Meichtry has been using his cooking skills to serve those in need
  • The golfer said his love of sports and for the late Kobe Bryant inspired him to want to do more for his community

Eric Meichtry has been…


LOS ANGELES — Major League Baseball can trace its history back to the 1800s but isn’t the only professional league with a significant history.

The Negro Leagues operated from 1920 until the early 60s, providing a home for African American players prohibited from playing in the MLB. 2020 marked an important anniversary: the Negro Leagues’ centennial.

  • Major League Baseball can trace its history back to the 1800s
  • This past year marked the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Negro Leagues
  • An official celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues’ founding had to be canceled due to the…

Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler is making notable contributions both on and off the field. Last offseason, Buehler hosted his second annual charity golf tournament in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to benefit Field of Genes — a charity campaign started by Buehler’s former Dodger teammate Rich Hill.

Hill founded Field of Genes with his wife Caitlin in honor of their late son, Brooks, who in 2013 was diagnosed with a rare genetic brain condition, and passed away at just two months old. …


LOS ANGELES — From hiking Runyon Canyon with friends, to surfing in Santa Monica and lifting weights at Muscle Beach — Californians love to stay active.

But mandatory stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have made it challenging to stay fit in 2020.

  • Fitness expert Jillian Michaels offers advice on how to stay healthy in quarantine.
  • Stay-at-home orders have forced many local gyms and boutique franchises to temporarily close their doors
  • Michaels, who contracted COVID-19 a few months back, warns against gyms who reopened with a mask policy

In this episode of Beyond The Sport, we caught up with…


LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s legacy continues to grow even after his tragic passing with the second and final installment of the book series, Epoca: The River of Sand, which will be released December 15.

The series was created by Bryant and written by Ivy Pochoda, an award-winning author and former world-ranked athlete. In this episode of Beyond The Sport, Pochoda, who also writes under the name Ivy Claire, discusses working with Bryant on the series, Bryant’s passion for using sports and his novels for social change, and writing the final novel while grieving the untimely loss of her co-author.


Just a week ago, a good friend of mine gave me the best gift I could ask for — a basketball signed by Laker greats — Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

Today, Kobe Bean Bryant, 5x NBA champion and my childhood idol, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gigi.

I write this blog post now while staring at the signed basketball thinking of this strange coincidence of events that are, of course, completely unrelated, but regardless have a world of meaning to me.

As a young girl growing up in LA…

Julia Adams

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