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Tiger-less British Open lacks appeal but increases bucks

Tucker Savoye, Staff Writer

July 15, 2008

Filed under Sports

The British Open starts today, but will anyone be watching?With Tiger Woods sidelined by a knee injury, the 137th annual British Open will struggle to capture the imagination of most fans back in America.This year's Open, held for the ninth time at The Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England, is the third of golf's four majors. It will feature the greatest players in the world, just not the greatest of them all. W...

Longoria wins vote for final AL All-Star spot

Longoria wins vote for final AL All-Star spot

Tracy McDannald, Sports Editor

July 10, 2008

Filed under Sports

Tampa Bay Rays rookie third baseman Evan Longoria's storybook season just added a new chapter. Now, he better cancel whatever plans he may have had next week. The former Long Beach State standout edged out four other ca...

The NBA: Where money-hungry ownership happens

Danny Lee, Assistant Sports Editor

July 9, 2008

Filed under Sports

After 41 years in Seattle, the Supersonics are no more. On July 2, the city and the Sonics reached a $75 million settlement that terminated the two years remaining on the lease in Seattle and allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma City.  Sonics owner Clay Bennett purchased the team from Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz in 2006.   One cannot blame Bennett for wanting to bring a team to his hometown, b...

Women’s basketball team adds coach

Tracy McDannald, Sports Editor

July 9, 2008

Filed under Sports

The Long Beach State women's basketball team will have a new face on the bench this season.  Assistant coach Jackie Zink will join head coach Mary Hegarty's staff and fill the vacancy left by Jason Flowers, who accepted an assistant job at UC Riverside.  "I'm very excited about the opportunity to join Mary and her staff," Zink said in a press release. "I'm ready to do my part for Long Beach State basketball, and ...

Longoria holds lead in final AL All-Star ballot vote

Tracy McDannald, Sports Editor

July 9, 2008

Filed under Sports

Tampa Bay Rays rookie third baseman Evan Longoria wasn't on the radar when Major League Baseball released its initial All-Star fan ballots this season. In fact, he wasn't even in the Majors.Now, according to MLB.com, the former Long Beach State Dirtbag leads the voting as of July 9 after being named one of the five finalists for the 32nd and final roster spot on the American League All-Star team July 6.  "Yeah, it's ...

NFL player brings pro football to the Beach

NFL player brings pro football to the Beach

July 3, 2008

 Long Beach State might not be a football hotbed, but that did not stop Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart from selecting the campus to host his summer camp at the Jack Rose Track.The 2004 Heisman T...

Ex-Dirtbag Longoria shines in return home

Ex-Dirtbag Longoria shines in return home

Tracy McDannald, Tucker Savoye

June 16, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

ANAHEIM — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and former Long Beach State star Evan Longoria returned home to Southern California with a bang, much to the dismay of the Los Angeles Angels' pitching staff....

Dirtbags hit the road for critical Big West weekend series

June 5, 2008

 Trailing CS Fullerton by 2 1/2 games in the Big West Conference, the Long Beach State baseball team will need to build on its most recent road victory to keep pace. The Dirtbags (31-18, 11-7 B...