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.
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.
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.
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…