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Martirosyan on wrong end of close decision against Jermell Charlo

LAS VEGAS — Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan moved forward and stalked. Jermell Charlo stayed to the outside and danced.

Vanes Martirosyan ready for Showtime showdown with Jermell Charlo

Vanes Martirosyan ready for Showtime showdown with Jermell Charlo

Once an undefeated prospect with an Olympic pedigree and the world’s most famous trainer, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan’s rise was one that was slower than many pundits would have liked and one that sputtered when he finally...

Rousey to defend title in Brazil against Correia

Rousey to defend title in Brazil against Correia

For just the fourth time in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, and yet the third time in Ronda Rousey’s last four fights, undefeated combatants will square off for a UFC title.

Glendale Fight Night VII delivers variety of results

GLENDALE – It was an evening with a little bit of everything at Glendale Fight Night VII at the Glendale Civic Auditorium on Saturday evening.

Glendale Fight Night boxing returns

Glendale Fight Night boxing returns

Once again, the Glendale Civic Auditorium will host the long running Glendale Fight Night series.

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

LOS ANGELES — Just before the official decision was read aloud, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger let out a sigh.

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

LOS ANGELES — Just when it seems unfathomable that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey could somehow improve upon her previous bouts of brilliance, she astonished once again.

UFC 184 Media Day: The calm before the Rousey-Zingano storm

UFC 184 Media Day: The calm before the Rousey-Zingano storm

Despite a cavalcade of cameras, recorders and myriad questions that had already been asked many a time before, UFC 184 Media Day at Club Nokia was very much the calm ahead of the impending storm on Saturday night.

UFC 184 Preview: 'Day has come' for Ronda Rousey to face Cat Zingano

UFC 184 Preview: 'Day has come' for Ronda Rousey to face Cat Zingano

Sometime after 9 p.m. on Saturday, under the bright lights of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will finally put her stone cold stare on “Alpha” Cat Zingano.

UFC 184 Preview: Ellenberger planning to finish Koscheck

UFC 184 Preview: Ellenberger planning to finish Koscheck

Questions about Saturday night presenting a must-win situation for Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger are coming at him left and right.

Betrian, Khashakyan deliver wins

Burgeoning women’s mixed martial arts fighter Jemyma Betrian and men’s featherweight Alfred Khashakyan delivered knockout victories Friday night in Studio City at Lights Out Promotions’ Fight Night at Sportsmen’s Lodge.

It's Showtime for Martirosyan on March 28 versus Charlo

It's Showtime for Martirosyan on March 28 versus Charlo

CBS Sports and Showtime Sports announced Tuesday a multi-year venture to jointly present boxing on the CBS Television Network with the first event to air April 4 on CBS.

Darchinyan wins 40th career bout with ninth-round knockout

Darchinyan wins 40th career bout with ninth-round knockout

A month removed from turning 39, Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan collected the 40th victory of his long, decorated and dominant career.

Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184

Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is once again taking the main event spotlight.

Shayna Baszler faces Amanda Nunes in Brazil

Shayna Baszler faces Amanda Nunes in Brazil

UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler will return to the octagon to take on Amanda Nunes, the UFC announced on Thursday.

Times Community staff, area football coaches, players have Seattle repeating in Super Bowl

Times Community staff, area football coaches, players have Seattle repeating in Super Bowl

Plenty of attention will be focused on Glendale for the 49th rendition of the prestigious Super Bowl.

Gamburyan set to face Sterling on FOX

Gamburyan set to face Sterling on FOX

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship men’s bantamweight Aljamain Sterling is seen by many pundits as a rising prospect inside the 135-pound ranks.

Gamburyan set to face Sterling on FOX

Gamburyan set to face Sterling on FOX

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship men’s bantamweight Aljamain Sterling is seen by many pundits as a rising prospect inside the 135-pound ranks.

Angels pitcher Cesar Ramos' wife Melanie has beaten tough foe: Cancer

Angels pitcher Cesar Ramos' wife Melanie has beaten tough foe: Cancer

Little Addison Ramos, a 5-month-old bundle of coos and giggles, sits on her father's lap and gnaws on the hand that feeds her, turning the thumb of recently acquired Angels reliever Cesar Ramos into a teething toy.

NFL Update: Glendale Community College's Reid looking to take Chiefs back to playoffs

NFL Update: Glendale Community College's Reid looking to take Chiefs back to playoffs

The following are updates on area coaches in the National Football League for the 2014 season.

Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a new home – about 10 miles from his first-ever home.

Glendale Fight Night VI proves to be knockout

GLENDALE — Perhaps it’s fair to say that Saturday’s evening “Glendale Fight Night VI” was a knockout.

Glendale Fighting Club's Travis Browne TKOs Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

Proclaiming himself to be a new Travis “Hapa” Browne, the third-ranked UFC heavyweight very much looked like his old dynamic self on Saturday night.

Brand-new Travis Browne ready for Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

Accompanied by the No. 3 ranking in the UFC heavyweight division, dominant victories over former champions and a highlight reel worth of finishes, Travis “Hapa” Browne has already accomplished plenty in a mixed martial arts career still...

Boxing returns to Glendale

Boxing returns to Glendale

Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing, Art of Boxing Promotions and the Glendale Civic Auditorium, brings Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas back to the “Jewel City” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger makes quick return to cage at UFC 184

Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger makes quick return to cage at UFC 184

Mired in his first career losing streak, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger is not staying long on the sidelines.

Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

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

Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger choked out by Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 180

Looking to remedy the ills of his first losing streak, Glendale Fighting Club’s Jake Ellenberger, having made a career out of dynamic first-round finishes, was instead left stunned and gasping for air when he was on the wrong end of a first-...

Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto

Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto

Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...

Local products bid farewell to 2014 Major League Baseball season

Local products bid farewell to 2014 Major League Baseball season

The following are highlights from the 2014 season for local athletes playing Major League Baseball.

Christian Bergman looks back on rookie season as learning experience

Christian Bergman looks back on rookie season as learning experience

During a conversation in regards to his first season in Major League Baseball, Christian Bergman interrupts himself.

Vanes Martirosyan-Willie Nelson fighting to regain championship potential

Vanes Martirosyan-Willie Nelson fighting to regain championship potential

In the road to boxing stardom that has been Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan’s career, there has been a multitude of pivotal bouts set to launch the Glendale pugilist to the next level.

Manny Gamburyan squeezes out dramatic UFC 178 win over Cody Gibson

Manny Gamburyan squeezes out dramatic UFC 178 win over Cody Gibson

Just when it appeared all was lost for Manny Gamburyan, he squeezed out a dramatic, comeback victory.

Manny Gamburyan ready for UFC 178, world of 135

Manny Gamburyan ready for UFC 178, world of 135

More than 15 years and 22 professional fights after beginning his professional mixed martial arts career, Manny Gamburyan is starting anew.

Major League Baseball Update: Brandon McCarthy has perfect inning to remember with New York Yankees

Major League Baseball Update: Brandon McCarthy has perfect inning to remember with New York Yankees

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Glendale resident Karwasky selected to represent U.S. Tennis

Glendale resident Karwasky selected to represent U.S. Tennis

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that Glendale resident Tina Karwasky is one of 40 older adult athletes selected to represent the United States at the 34th annual International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team...

Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies

Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey

Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey

LOS ANGELES — Absent of all that much fanfare, pomp and circumstance, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s strawweight division debuted in July.

Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon.

Shayna Baszler begins final chapter with UFC debut

Shayna Baszler begins final chapter with UFC debut

To the novel or perhaps casual fan of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler is known as one of “The Four Horsewomen,” a training partner of Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke and...

Minor League Update: Christian Bergman trying to get back in sync on mound

Minor League Update: Christian Bergman trying to get back in sync on mound

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

Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada.

Glendale Fighting Club's Betrian dazzles in MMA debut; Shafir stunned in 1st round

INGLEWOOD – One mixed-martial-arts career got off to a smashing start on Sunday night, while another took a stunning turn.

Karen Darabedyan makes triumphant return

WOODLAND HILLS — A return to the cage and a renaissance of his career has been a longtime coming for Karen Darabedyan.

Marina Shafir ready for more Chaos at the Casino

Marina Shafir ready for more Chaos at the Casino

Two armbar attempts and 117 seconds later, Marina Shafir’s much-ballyhooed debut was in the books.

Glendale Fight Night on Saturday

Glendale Fight Night on Saturday

Just less than a year removed from the last time boxing came to the Jewel City, Glendale Fight Night will bring the Sweet Science back to town on Saturday night at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

Minor League Update: Christian Bergman spending time on DL in Tulsa

Minor League Update: Christian Bergman spending time on DL in Tulsa

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

Darabedyan, Papazian return to MMA action at Valley Invasion 4

Darabedyan, Papazian return to MMA action at Valley Invasion 4

Both Karen Darabedyan and Jared Papazian have seen career-changing victories and deflating losses.

Minor League Update: Glendale Community College products on a roll of success

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

MLB Update: Brandon McCarthy continues to shine on mound with New York Yankees

MLB Update: Brandon McCarthy continues to shine on mound with New York Yankees

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — With just four holes left, things appeared a bit murky for Vince De Pinto.

Golf tournament proves to be a success again

GLENDALE — Perhaps it was only fitting that a Glendale native won the Glendale City Golf Championship for the first time.

Minor League Update: Glendale Community College's Gonzalez delivers back-to-back solid outings

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

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — For someone who has played golf for about two years, Jake Ledbetter caught the attention of the field Wednesday during the qualifying round of the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship.

Jessamyn Duke stopped by Leslie Smith in first round

Jessamyn Duke stopped by Leslie Smith in first round

Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke promised a more exciting fight and a better performance leading up to her Ultimate Fighting Championship bout with Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith.

Jessamyn Duke-Leslie Smith clash 'guaranteed' to be exciting battle

Jessamyn Duke-Leslie Smith clash 'guaranteed' to be exciting battle

Free from hesitation, Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke sums up her last bout with unflinching honesty.

Glendale's Hovhannisyan falls to Maicelo on 'Friday Night Fights'

It’s not uncommon for Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan to emerge from a bout battered and bloodied.

Solo Boxeo Tecate heading to Glendale

Solo Boxeo Tecate heading to Glendale

Boxing returns to the Jewel City on Saturday, Aug. 9 as Top Rank Boxing, in association with Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing Promotions is featuring Solo Boxeo Tecate at the Civic Center, beginning at 6 p.m.

'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey really is that damn good

'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey really is that damn good

“I was rowdy before rowdy was cool!”

Art Hovhannisyan returns to 'Friday Night Fights' against Jonathan Maicelo

Art Hovhannisyan returns to 'Friday Night Fights' against Jonathan Maicelo

If Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan is indeed back on the path toward putting himself into the conversation for a world title opportunity, Friday night poses an opportunity to prove just that.

Major League Update: McCarthy makes Broadway debut

Major League Update: McCarthy makes Broadway debut

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Jenna Orlandini makes French connection

Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Jenna Orlandini makes French connection

From La CaƱada Flintridge to Seattle and everywhere in between, volleyball has certainly given former Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy standout Jenna Orlandini a great viewpoint of the country.

Brandon McCarthy dealt to New York Yankees

Brandon McCarthy dealt to New York Yankees

Looking to shore up their severely depleted starting pitching staff, the New York Yankees acquired Glendale native Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in exchange for pitcher Vidal Nuno.

UFC 175: Ronda Rousey demolishes Alexis Davis in 16 seconds

UFC 175: Ronda Rousey demolishes Alexis Davis in 16 seconds

LAS VEGAS — If ever there was a doubt to the dominance in which “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey rules the UFC women’s bantamweight division, she answered those doubts with brutal certainty Saturday night.

Busy times, blockbuster summer ahead for Glendale Fighting Club

Busy times, blockbuster summer ahead for Glendale Fighting Club

“Busy, busy,” is how Edmond Tarverdyan describes the burgeoning summer inside the windowed walls of the Glendale Fighting Club.

UFC 175 Preview: Will 'different' Ronda Rousey retain her championship versus Alexis Davis?

UFC 175 Preview: Will 'different' Ronda Rousey retain her championship versus Alexis Davis?

Perhaps lost in the dominance that has defined the tour de force that has been Ronda Rousey’s mixed-martial-arts career and subsequent UFC championship reign is the marked improvement in her thus-far superior game.

Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5

Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5

Undefeated mixed-martial-arts standout Marina Shafir will return to competition inside the caged confines of Lights Out Promotions’ Chaos at the Casino 5 on Aug. 10 at Hollywood Park and Casino.

Ronda Rousey shows nothing but respect for Alexis Davis

Ronda Rousey shows nothing but respect for Alexis Davis

Though often perceived as doing otherwise, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey tends to give her opponents ample respect in the lead-up to their clashes.

Ronda Rousey ready for 'underestimated' Alexis Davis at UFC 175

Ronda Rousey ready for 'underestimated' Alexis Davis at UFC 175

LOS ANGELES — Training camp is done, lunch was served and the main course awaited a little more than a week away.

St. Francis High alumnus Bergman out indefinitely after injury

St. Francis High alumnus Bergman out indefinitely after injury

A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.

Minor league update: Glendale Community College's Noteware showcases escapability in early action

Minor league update: Glendale Community College's Noteware showcases escapability in early action

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

Photo Gallery: Ronda Rousey trains at Glendale Fighting Club

Photo Gallery: Ronda Rousey trains at Glendale Fighting Club

UFC figher Ronda Rousey sparred with her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan at the Glendale Fighting Club on Monday, June 23, 2014.

Glendale Community College's Estrada, Brewers survive slugfest over Bergman's Rockies

A rare meeting between two locals was likely a relatively forgettable experience for both the Milwaukee Brewers’ Marco Estrada and Colorado Rockies’ Christian Bergman.

Glendale's Magakian choked out at Tachi Palace Fights 19

With just 15 seconds remaining in the first round, Sevak “Silverback” Magakian succumbed to a triangle choke from Christian “The Spartan” Giagos on Thursday night.

Minor League Update: Glendale Community College's Sherriff has found a groove with Springfield

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

Sevak Magakian returns to action Thursday at Tachi Palace Fights 19

Following the gutsiest of victories and a long layoff, Sevak “Silverback” Magakian will return to mixed martial arts action Thursday night in the main event of Tachi Palace Fights 19 “Throwback Thursday” when he takes on...

St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman settling in after Major League Baseball debut

St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman settling in after Major League Baseball debut

LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.

Glendale Community College product Michael Noteware signed by New York Yankees

Glendale Community College product Michael Noteware signed by New York Yankees

After the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last week came and went without his name scrolling across the computer screen, Michael Noteware’s disappointment lasted less than a minute before his cell phone rang.

Sports Notebook: Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby to play in North-South game

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

Jessamyn Duke faces Leslie Smith July 16 at UFC Fight Night

Jessamyn Duke faces Leslie Smith July 16 at UFC Fight Night

Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke is wasting little time returning to the octagon and adding to an already busy summer in the world of womens’ mixed martial arts.

Bergman gets MLB chance and delivers

Bergman gets MLB chance and delivers

It certainly didn’t take long for St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman to achieve his ultimate career goal.

Christian Bergman gets call to join Colorado Rockies

Christian Bergman gets call to join Colorado Rockies

Whether it was starting in the NCAA World Series as a freshman or his ascent through the minor leagues, St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman has been on the rise since his days as a Golden Knights standout leading his team to the CIF finals.

Local players gearing up for MLB draft

Local players gearing up for MLB draft

Evaluations have just about been wrapped up by numerous scouts employed by all 30 Major League Baseball franchises.

Vic Darchinyan stopped in fifth round by Nicholas Walters

Vic Darchinyan stopped in fifth round by Nicholas Walters

With an opportunity to add to his already distinguished boxing legacy, Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan took to the squared circle Saturday in Macau, China.

Sports Notebook: Vic Darchinyan aims for world title in Macau

Sports Notebook: Vic Darchinyan aims for world title in Macau

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

Jake Ellenberger stopped by Robbie Lawler at UFC 173

“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler has long been known as one of the most powerful strikers in mixed martial arts.

Jake Ellenberger brimming with confidence ahead of UFC 173 bout versus Robbie Lawler

When Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger last emerged from the octagon, it was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision following a bout panned by most for its lack of action.

Major League Update: McCarthy, Estrada searching for more consistency on mound

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Manny Gamburyan drops unanimous decision to Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night

Manny “The Anvil” Gamburyan had his moments Saturday night.

Manny Gamburyan's only option is winning versus Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night

Manny Gamburyan's only option is winning versus Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night

Manny Gamburyan finds no solace in a no-contest.

Karwasky helps United States retain Maureen Connolly Cup

Karwasky helps United States retain Maureen Connolly Cup

With plenty at stake, Tina Karwasky didn’t have to think too much before stepping on to the court.

Jessamyn Duke has problem to solve in Bethe Correia

Jessamyn Duke has problem to solve in Bethe Correia

With a victory in her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in the rear view and her feet firmly and comfortably situated in Southern California as part of arguably the most popular and regarded stable of female mixed martial arts fighters, Jessamyn...

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