Shields protects Rays in Game 2

James Shields, affectionately known as “Big Game James,” lived up to his moniker in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night, as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, to even up the series. Shields threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball, giving up seven hits and[Read More…]

Running the race of a lifetime

His days of donning the 49er black and gold may be long gone, but Eli Rodriguez still knows how to tear up the streets of Long Beach. The former Long Beach State cross country standout clocked in at 2:26:27 to place fourth overall in the Long Beach International City Bank[Read More…]

Hamels silences Rays’ bats in Game 1

With one swing of Chase Utley’s bat, the Philadelphia Phillies stole home-field advantage from the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Utley’s two-run blast in the first inning was the difference, as the Phillies beat the Rays, 3-2, at Tropicana Field. Utley became[Read More…]

He’s one helluva Dirtbag

Tonight, another World Series begins and another young Long Beach State product is at the forefront. Evan Longoria and the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays will host Game 1 of the World Series against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies at Tropicana Field. The game will air on FOX[Read More…]

If it’s ‘working,’ keep doing it

Don’t step on the baseline after the inning is over. Make sure the last basket of warm-ups goes in. Wait, am I wearing my lucky socks? Superstitions hold a special place in sports, and athletes might be some of the most superstitious people of all. For many, a superstition might[Read More…]

Sports Picks: Cross country wins team titles

Cross country Men, women sweep team titles Long Beach State’s cross country teams ran away from the field at the Santa Clara Invitational, nabbing the men’s and women’s titles on Saturday. The women, which took first with 88 points, were led by senior Sarah Apgar, who crossed the finish line[Read More…]

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