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Jim Alexander

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Moreno Valley, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Alexander: UCLA women get their get-right game after all

After three straight losses and a slow start Sunday, coach Cori Close sent a message and Bruins received it in a win over Arizona State. → Read More

Alexander: LeBron James could score 63 Saturday, but he probably won’t

The odds are overwhelming that James will break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark at home on Tuesday or Thursday night. → Read More

Alexander: Before Kareem’s scoring record falls, let’s appreciate the skyhook

It was an unstoppable offensive weapon, and it helped build an all-time mark that has lasted nearly four decades. → Read More

Max Homa stirs things up at Torrey Pines, comes away with a win

He started the day five shots down but won at Torrey Pines by two shots, no thanks to Padres fans. → Read More

Alexander: It’s USC’s night in win against rival UCLA

A blistering second half and a big performance from Boogie Ellis help the Trojans earn a split with the eighth-ranked Bruins, but will it be reflected in the metrics? → Read More

Alexander: Brendan Steele keeps hot streak going at Torrey Pines

The PGA Tour veteran is one shot off the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open after shooting a 7-under-par 65 on Wednesday. → Read More

Alexander: How Michael Herrera went from APGA to the PGA this week

The 24-year-old’s journey to a sponsor’s exemption to the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines began at an unassuming par-3 course in Moreno Valley → Read More

Arte Moreno's decision not to sell Angels provides wrong kind of closure

The fan base is hardly mollified by Arte Moreno’s decision to remove the “for sale” tag. This is not the kind of closure they were hoping for. → Read More

Alexander: Rahm outlasts the field to win in the desert again

After three days of a birdie-fest, he shot a 4-under 68 to beat Davis Thompson by one shot. → Read More

Alexander: Veteran Jon Rahm, rookie Davis Thompson share La Quinta lead

They’re both 23-under after another birdie-fest at The American Express, and if putts had fallen, Rahm’s round could have been even better → Read More

Alexander: Davis Thompson has eagle binge at American Express birdie harvest

The rookie sets a PGA Tour record with five eagles in 36 holes and still leads by just two strokes over Jon Rahm in La Quinta. → Read More

Alexander: Tony Finau needed 2nd victory to get his momentum going

Since that August 2021 breakthrough, he’s become one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour, with three wins and six top-10 finishes in his last eight official events going into this week’s tournam… → Read More

Alexander: Chargering taken to a new low in Jacksonville

Whether coach Brandon Staley keeps his job after the Chargers’ latest playoff pratfall could depend on factors beyond his control. → Read More

Alexander: Chargers have more playoff experience than you might think

Veterans have offered advice and descriptions ahead of Saturday’s AFC wild card game in Jacksonville, but a player has to experience the postseason to truly understand. → Read More

Alexander: Rams should explore a break for Sean McVay

If he needs to step away from coaching, it’s worth finding a spot in the organization for him until he is recharged and ready to return to the job. → Read More

Alexander: Georgia’s Stetson Bennett IV caps his journey in dazzling fashion

The Bulldogs’ two-time national champion quarterback, who walked on at Georgia and transferred out before returning and beating out others for the job, is an example for those who are forced to com… → Read More

Alexander: For Sonny Dykes, a rough time at Cal was beneficial

TCU’s head coach says his Berkeley experience helped him realize ‘how good I’ve got it.’ → Read More

Alexander: CFP director Bill Hancock has good news for Pasadena

The Rose Bowl’s place in the expanded playoff system should look pretty familiar even though college football is changing. → Read More

Alexander: NFL can be hard to watch, but we can’t look away

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest was a reminder: We acknowledge the risks of a violent sport, but we still watch. → Read More

Alexander: Will Rose Bowl remain special as a CFP game?

It’s quite likely, actually – meanwhile, the passion was there for Monday’s last traditional Big Ten-vs.-Pac-12 matchup. → Read More