When Urijah Faber finished the rematch against Jens Pulver in the first round on Sunday, I let go a sigh of relief. While I expected Faber to win all along, I learned in his last fight that you just never know, and with Pulver fighting for survival, it could have been another shocker.
When Oak Ridge High School junior Sara James scored 38 points on Jan. 17, she did more than lead her team to a near-upset of Hanford, the No. 5 team in the state (and No. 12 in the country, according to MaxPreps.com). She may have proven she’s the best player in Northern California.
Just days after I dedicated my column to the journey that is the NBADL, and how Kings’ rookie Donte Greene needed some time in the minor leagues to shape up for the NBA, he’s been pulled back up.
Mark Sanchez, USC’s star quarterback, just declared for the NFL Draft live on ESPN. For some reason, this makes me sad. While I don’t like USC, he was a fun guy to watch play, he represented the West Coast well and, oh yeah, he’s got Mexican in his blood like I do.