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Rousey's next fight set for July in Las Vegas

Rousey's next fight set for July in Las Vegas

Just a few days after the prospects of Ronda Rousey defending her Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title in a blockbuster bout with Gina Carano seemed oh so close, UFC President Dana White announced late Friday night that...

Jake Ellenberger fitting in at Glendale Fighting Club

With 29 victories in the arena of mixed martial arts, a litany of established names left in his wake and a No. 5 standing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight rankings, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger is most assuredly a...

Ronda Rousey-Gina Carano title fight looks closer than ever

Ronda Rousey-Gina Carano title fight looks closer than ever

LOS ANGELES — When “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey began her mixed martial arts career, it came to be in part due to the inspiration of Gina “Conviction” Carano.

Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell put on MLB disabled list

Former Crescenta Valley High baseball player Trevor Bell was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the Cincinnati Reds because of right-elbow inflammation.

Major League Update: McCarthy, Bell encounter rough mound appearances

Major League Update: McCarthy, Bell encounter rough mound appearances

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors

Crescenta Valley High alumnus Trevor Bell is back in the majors

Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell has a new home.

Vanes 'Nightmare' Martirosyan ready to start anew

Vanes 'Nightmare' Martirosyan ready to start anew

By the time he first got his new client in the gym, trainer Joe Goossen only had three weeks to get Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan ready for Friday night's title fight against Mario Alberto Lozano. Yet Goossen never had a sense the training camp was...

Sports Notebook: Trevor Bell turning in spectacular spring

Sports Notebook: Trevor Bell turning in spectacular spring

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

Karwasky selected to senior world tennis championships

Karwasky selected to senior world tennis championships

Glendale resident Tina Karwasky was selected Wednesday as one of 40 tennis players who will represent the United States at the 34th annual International Federation Team Senior World Team Championships in late April.

Ronda Rousey stops Sara McMann in first round via strikes to retain UFC title

Ronda Rousey stops Sara McMann in first round via strikes to retain UFC title

First-round victories are nothing new for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann set for UFC 170 showdown

Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann set for UFC 170 showdown

One could argue that for a championship bout with such provocative story lines and pedigrees, Ronda Rousey’s UFC 170 main event against Sara McMann has had less than three months of build-up.

Glendale's Edmond Tarverdyan no longer a secret to fighting world

Glendale's Edmond Tarverdyan no longer a secret to fighting world

When boxer Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan walked into the Glendale Fighting Club on Monday morning, his eyes popped wide open, his usual grin widened and he shook his head.

'Unprecedented' title fight awaits Ronda Rousey

'Unprecedented' title fight awaits Ronda Rousey

Just two days earlier, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was in the center of a media storm that descended upon the Glendale Fighting Club for her open workout.

Ronda Rousey readies for showdown of Olympians

Ronda Rousey readies for showdown of Olympians

LOS ANGELES — As the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are well underway across the globe, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is well underway in her preparation for her own Olympic showdown.

Glendale Fighting Club's Shayna Baszler set to make long-awaited UFC debut

Glendale Fighting Club's Shayna Baszler set to make long-awaited UFC debut

Regarded as a pioneer in the world of women’s mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler has traveled a long and storied road that finally has itself an Ultimate Fighting Championship destination.

Jessamyn Duke to face Bethe Correia

Jessamyn Duke to face Bethe Correia

Jessamyn Duke has received her second Ultimate Fighting Championship assignment, according to multiple mixed-martial-arts websites and first reported by Brazilian site Combate on Thursday.

Glendale Community College's Jackson moves up in Cincinnati

Glendale Community College's Jackson moves up in Cincinnati

While the Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff has made plenty of headlines this postseason for its defections, one of the lesser-talked-about moves was a job change that may be just as impactful.

Ronda Rousey retains UFC title with third-round submission of rival Miesha Tate

Ronda Rousey retains UFC title with third-round submission of rival Miesha Tate

LAS VEGAS — “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey winning by armbar has been a familiar ending to every one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion’s fights.

Glendale Fighting Club's Manny Gamburyan drops hard-fought unanimous decision to Dennis Siver

Glendale Fighting Club's Manny Gamburyan drops hard-fought unanimous decision to Dennis Siver

LAS VEGAS — Manny Gamburyan might well have turned in one of his more inspired performances Saturday night at UFC 168 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Falcon baseball winter camp comes to Stengel Field

Falcon baseball winter camp comes to Stengel Field

GLENDALE — Across the sun-splashed infield dirt at Stengel Field, a group of participants attending the final day of the 18th annual Falcon Winter Baseball Camp were hard at work.

Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate II has arrived

Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate II has arrived

It’s debatable that there have perhaps been more anticipated or more monumental bouts in the history of women’s mixed martial arts than the first time Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate faced off inside the cage under the Strikeforce banner.

Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate have final pleasantries before UFC 168 title fight

Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate have final pleasantries before UFC 168 title fight

Though much of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate’s rivalry has been fueled by harsh words, their final words at Thursday’s the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas were rather pedestrian...

Ronda Rousey's road to UFC 168

Ronda Rousey's road to UFC 168

In the aftermath of just two minutes and 18 seconds of a professional mixed martial arts career, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey proclaimed herself ready, willing, able and destined to be the next Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion.

Manny Gamburyan ready to get 'W' versus Dennis Siver at UFC 168

Manny Gamburyan ready to get 'W' versus Dennis Siver at UFC 168

It wasn’t all that long ago that Manny Gamburyan felt he was fighting for his job with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jesse Meaux case enters new year

A six-month saga involving Glendale High alumnus Jesse Meaux will extend into a new year as another court date was set for the one-time pitching prospect.

Ronda Rousey gets real ahead of UFC 168

Ronda Rousey gets real ahead of UFC 168

LOS ANGELES — Ronda Rousey’s Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title defense against bitter rival Miesha Tate is approaching fast.

Led by former Vaquero Reid, Kansas City Chiefs on cusp of playoffs

Led by former Vaquero Reid, Kansas City Chiefs on cusp of playoffs

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

Quartet of Flintridge Prep water polo players honored

Quartet of Flintridge Prep water polo players honored

Backed by a strong and experienced quartet, the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team enjoyed another winning season and a run in the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs.

Hoover High wrestling continues to build program

Hoover High wrestling continues to build program

GLENDALE — Tucked away into the far corner of the Hoover High basketball gym, behind a giant curtain, the school’s fledgling wrestling program spent part of this week and portions of this summer preparing for season No. 3.

Marina Shafir wins Tuff-N-Uff strap

Marina Shafir took another dominant step forward in her mixed martial arts career late Friday night.

Hobbled Sevak Magakian grinds out gutsy win at 'Chaos at the Casino'

Sevak “Silverback” Magakian had to be carried out of the Hollywood Park and Casino late Saturday night after his mixed-martial-arts fight.

'Chaos at the Casino' returns to Hollywood Park

'Chaos at the Casino' returns to Hollywood Park

Lights Out Promotions’ hybrid combats sports series will return to the Hollywood Park and Casino on Saturday for “Chaos at the Casino 3.”

Chael Sonnen expresses confidence in Ronda Rousey's fighting, multi-tasking ability

Chael Sonnen expresses confidence in Ronda Rousey's fighting, multi-tasking ability

Both popular Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters who are big draws long known as much for their gift of gab as their stellar skills inside the octagon, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC top-10 light heavyweight Chael...

Vic Darchinyan stopped once more by Nonito Donaire

Six years later and 14 pounds heavier, Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan finally got his rematch with Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire.

Vanes Martirosyan comes up short against Demetrius Andrade in first bid for world title

Ahead of his long-waited and first-ever world championship opportunity, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan said he would pressure opponent Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade.

Vanes Martirosyan, Vic Darchinyan ready for respective showdowns in Texas

Vanes Martirosyan, Vic Darchinyan ready for respective showdowns in Texas

In an unbeaten career now 34 bouts, 160 rounds and more than eight years old, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan has finally arrived upon the doorstep of claiming championship glory he believes he so richly deserves.

Victory Bell becomes center of attention

Victory Bell becomes center of attention

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 71st year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the ninth meeting of the year.

Glendale resident Vanes 'Nightmare' Martirosyan ready to realize his dream

Glendale resident Vanes 'Nightmare' Martirosyan ready to realize his dream

It’s rare that anyone says it is difficult being a prodigy, but it most assuredly can be.

Chaos returns to casino

Chaos returns to casino

Lights Out Promotions’ hybrid combats sports series will return to the Hollywood Park and Casino on Nov. 23 for “Chaos at the Casino 3.”

Sevak Magakian looks back with pride at 'The Ultimate Fighter' experience

Sevak Magakian looks back with pride at 'The Ultimate Fighter' experience

This is the third in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs...

Marina Shafir shows she's 'TUF' enough

Marina Shafir shows she's 'TUF' enough

This is the third in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs...

Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs rely on defense for 6-0 start

Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs rely on defense for 6-0 start

The following are final updates on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.

Trevor Bell returns to form with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Trevor Bell returns to form with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Trevor Bell is never too far from his days at Crescenta Valley High.

Marco Estrada, Brandon McCarthy lead locals at pro level

Marco Estrada, Brandon McCarthy lead locals at pro level

Whether it was at the major or minor league level, plenty of former area baseball players competed on professional diamonds not only across the United States, but in Canada and Mexico.

Gabriel Tolmajyan returns to ring in Chumash

Gabriel Tolmajyan returns to ring in Chumash

Glendale Fighting Club’s Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan will return to the ring on Friday night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez when he takes on Edwin Solis in an eight-round bout.

'Grounded one' Andy Dermenjian has ultimate experience

'Grounded one' Andy Dermenjian has ultimate experience

This is the second in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs...

Glendale native Tina Karwasky helps United States win pair of events

Glendale native Tina Karwasky helps United States win pair of events

International tennis tournaments appear to bring out the best in Tina Karwasky.

Former Vaquero Reid and Chiefs a hit in Philadelphia

Former Vaquero Reid and Chiefs a hit in Philadelphia

For 14 seasons, Andy Reid stood along the sideline as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Andy Reid wins opener with Kansas City Chiefs

Andy Reid wins opener with Kansas City Chiefs

The following are updates on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League.

Breaks not going in favor of Marco Estrada

Breaks not going in favor of Marco Estrada

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Edmond Tarverdyan 'happy' to be done with 'The Ultimate Fighter'

Edmond Tarverdyan 'happy' to be done with 'The Ultimate Fighter'

This is the first in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs...

Glendale Fighting Club adds Olympic wrestler Martin Berberyan to coaching staff

Glendale Fighting Club adds Olympic wrestler Martin Berberyan to coaching staff

In furthering its ascent as a world-class mixed-martial-arts gym, the Glendale Fighting Club has added on a world-class presence.

Burbank Gracie Barra goes 3-0 at BAMMA event

TARZANA - Jared “Jackhammer” Papazian has had a rollercoaster mixed-martial-arts career thus far and quite a whirlwind of a year.

'Crazy' season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' set to kick off Wednesday

'Crazy' season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' set to kick off Wednesday

There is no love lost between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, and that will play out on the center stage of reality television every Wednesday night in the coming weeks.

Edmond Tarverdyan says Ronda Rousey 'happy, motivated' training on set

Edmond Tarverdyan says Ronda Rousey 'happy, motivated' training on set

Just more than four months ahead of her next championship defense, Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight titlist “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey embarked on perhaps the most ambitious path of her whirlwind career.

John Huh shoots even-par in round of Deutsche Bank Championship

While John Huh was on par Saturday in the second day of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, many others were shooting low.

Andy Reid brings West Coast to Kansas City Chiefs

Andy Reid brings West Coast to Kansas City Chiefs

The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.

Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden has ties cut with New York Giants

Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden has ties cut with New York Giants

After testing the free-agent waters, Ramses Barden returned to the New York Giants and signed a one-year, $780,000 deal on May 23.

Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden has ties cut with New York Giants

Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden has ties cut with New York Giants

After testing the free-agent waters, Ramses Barden returned to the New York Giants and signed a one-year, $780,000 deal on May 23.

Landon Donovan headlines L.A. Galaxy clinic at Glendale Sports Complex

Landon Donovan headlines L.A. Galaxy clinic at Glendale Sports Complex

GLENDALE — It’s been a busy week for international soccer superstar Landon Donovan, but that didn’t keep him from taking time out for the little things Thursday.

Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez remains undefeated at Glendale Glory 4

Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez remains undefeated at Glendale Glory 4

GLENDALE – As debuts go, super middleweight boxer Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez enjoyed a double victory in the headline fight at Glendale Glory 4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium on Saturday evening.

Glendale High's Jesse Meaux court hearing continued three months

Glendale High's Jesse Meaux court hearing continued three months

For the next few months and probably longer, the fate of Glendale High alumnus Jesse Meaux will remain in limbo.

Glendale Glory boxing series returns after three-year break

After a near three-year hiatus, the “Glendale Glory” pro boxing series makes a return to the Jewel City on Saturday night with a nine-bout “Glendale Glory 4” card.

Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell flourishing in closers role with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell flourishing in closers role with Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Glendale's Tina Karwasky to return to Alice Marble Cup

It’s on the road again for Tina Karwasky with another international goal to achieve.

Manny Gamburyan defeats Cole Miller via decision in Boston

Manny Gamburyan defeats Cole Miller via decision in Boston

Battered, bruised and busted up, Manny Gamburyan followed his Ultimate Fighting Championship bout up with a trip to the hospital.

Manny Gamburyan ready to face off with 'TUF' teammate Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan ready to face off with 'TUF' teammate Cole Miller

Roughly six years ago, Manny Gamburyan and Cole Miller were teammates on “The Ultimate Fighter,” helping to usher a revitalized lightweight division into the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell has another dominant run snapped

Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell has another dominant run snapped

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Former Glendale Community College pitcher Marco Estrada sharp again in victory

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Gabriel Tolmajyan falls on 'Friday Night Fights' via decision

Gabriel Tolmajyan falls on 'Friday Night Fights' via decision

CABAZON — With the vacant United States Boxing Assn. junior lightweight title on the line, bigger fights in the future at stake and an undefeated opponent across from him, Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan rarely took a step back Friday...

Glendale High graduate Jesse Meaux accused of first-degree rape, sex offense

Glendale High graduate Jesse Meaux accused of first-degree rape, sex offense

One count each of first-degree rape and first-degree sex offense might permanently derail the career and aspirations of Glendale High alumnus Jesse Meaux.

Glendale boxer Gapo Tolmajyan ready for 'Friday Night Fights'

Glendale boxer Gapo Tolmajyan ready for 'Friday Night Fights'

Undefeated opponents and televised bouts are nothing new for Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan.

Burbank-trained Jared Papazian faces friend John Robles in return to cage

Burbank-trained Jared Papazian faces friend John Robles in return to cage

Jared “the Jackhammer” Papazian is quick to toss out thank-yous to people.

Christian Bergman records third career shutout with Tulsa Drillers

Christian Bergman records third career shutout with Tulsa Drillers

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Ronda Rousey lets smack, fingers fly toward Miesha Tate

Ronda Rousey lets smack, fingers fly toward Miesha Tate

LOS ANGELES — Decked out in a sharp business suit, Ronda Rousey looked to be all business on Tuesday.

Ryan Sherriff keeps striking success with Springfield Cardinals

Ryan Sherriff keeps striking success with Springfield Cardinals

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Joe De Pinto hitting his stride with Winston-Salem Dash

Joe De Pinto hitting his stride with Winston-Salem Dash

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Christian Bergman continues all-star form with Tulsa Drillers

Christian Bergman continues all-star form with Tulsa Drillers

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell fares well in short-lived promotion

Crescenta Valley High's Trevor Bell fares well in short-lived promotion

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Plans surrounding Stengel Field postponed

Plans surrounding Stengel Field postponed

Plans to shut down Stengel Field for renovations have been postponed, along with a plan to shift management of the field from the city of Glendale to the Glendale Unified School District.

Glendale baseball player Jesse Meaux left in holding pattern

Glendale baseball player Jesse Meaux left in holding pattern

Jesse Meaux appeared to have things under control in his quest to enjoy a breakout season and possibly earn a promotion.

Christian Bergman shows off all-star form for Tulsa Drillers

Christian Bergman shows off all-star form for Tulsa Drillers

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Crescenta Valley High graduate Trevor Bell stays perfect in Pensacola

Crescenta Valley High graduate Trevor Bell stays perfect in Pensacola

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Gene Mako, former tennis great, dies at 97

Gene Mako, former tennis great, dies at 97

Gene Mako, who won doubles championships at the United States Open and Wimbledon, died Friday of pneumonia. He was 97.

John Huh makes U.S. Open cut

On a weekend in which major champions succumbed to the elements, Crescenta Valley High alumnus John Huh played himself out of contention, but can still count himself among the world’s best at the 113th edition of the U.S. Open.

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