By Gilbert Manzano | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: April 21, 2019 at 10:23 am | UPDATED: April 21, 2019 at 10:26 am The Chargers have gotten it right in recent years when it comes to drafting defensive players.They had the no-brainer selection of Joey Bosa in 2016 and had the good fortune of Derwin James landing in their laps last year. But the Chargers’ scouting team deserves credit for finding Desmond King in the fifth round in 2017 and Denzel Perryman in the second round in 2015. With the home-run picks, the Chargers have become one of the better defenses in the NFL. They have talent in all three areas of the defense, but that doesn’t make them perfect. RELATED: Chargers offensive draft needs The Chargers are thin at defensive tackle and could use help in the secondary with the departures of cornerback Jason Verrett and safety Jahleel Addae. Here’s a look at what they Chargers could do during the draft to fill needs on defense: DEFENSIVE TACKLE The Chargers have … [Read more...] about Chargers 2019 NFL draft needs: Defensive tackles should be top priority
By OCVarsity sports staff | PUBLISHED: April 20, 2019 at 7:37 pm | UPDATED: April 20, 2019 at 8:12 pm Orange County high school softball standings through Saturday, April 20. TRINITY LEAGUE League Overall Mater Dei 5-1 14-9-1 Orange Lutheran 5-2 20-6-1 Santa Margarita 5-2 22-3 JSerra 2-6 12-12 Rosary Academy 0-6 9-15 SUNSET SURF LEAGUE League Overall Marina 5-3 16-7 Los Alamitos 5-4 18-8 Huntington Beach 4-4 15-7 Edison 3-6 15-10 SUNSET WAVE LEAGUE League Overall Newport Harbor 8-0 17-8 Fountain Valley 5-3 10-16-1 Corona del Mar 2-5 12-12 Laguna Beach 0-7 6-12-1 SOUTH COAST LEAGUE League Overall Dana Hills 6-1 16-4-1 Aliso Niguel 4-2 15-8 San Juan Hills 3-3 14-6 Mission Viejo 3-3 8-12 Laguna Hills 0-7 0-17 SEA VIEW LEAGUE League Overall San Clemente 6-1 14-9 Tesoro 5-1 11-11 El Toro 3-2 6-10 Trabuco Hills 1-5 7-10 Capistrano Valley 0-6 0-18 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE League Overall Beckman 7-1 14-10 … [Read more...] about Orange County softball standings: Saturday, April 20
By Michael Huntley | PUBLISHED: April 20, 2019 at 7:38 pm | UPDATED: April 20, 2019 at 7:38 pm JSerra’s Colby Canales and Blake Klassen celebrate their victory over Mater Dei on Saturday. JSerra was playing Mater Dei in a Trinity League game in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) JSerra’s Michael Curialle has Mater Dei’s Skye Selinsky in a rundown during Saturday’s game. Selinsky was tagged out. JSerra was playing Mater Dei in a Trinity League game in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsJSerra’s Michael Curialle has Mater Dei’s Skye Selinsky in a rundown during Saturday’s game. Selinsky was tagged out. JSerra was playing Mater Dei in a Trinity League game in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer) JSerra’s … [Read more...] about JSerra baseball keeps second-place hopes alive with win over Mater Dei
By OCVarsity sports staff | PUBLISHED: April 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm | UPDATED: April 20, 2019 at 9:59 pm Highlights and top performers from the Orange County baseball and softball games on Saturday, April 20. BASEBALL Saturday’s baseball scoreboard No. 1 Orange Lutheran clinched at least a share of the Trinity League championship Saturday but had to go nine innings to do it. The Lancers blew a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh but scored in the top of the ninth to beat No. 11 Servite 4-3 at Servite High. Chad Born’s leadoff double, a groundout and Jasaih Dixon’s sacrifice fly brought home the go-ahead run. Garret Frechette and Caden Conner each went 3-for-5 for OLu (22-4, 11-1), which has a three-game lead over Santa Margarita with a three-game series against Mater Dei on tap this week. Servite’s two-run rally in the seventh came without a hit. Jake Lappin and Trevor Schmidt led off with walks, then Brandon Winters was safe on an error and advanced to … [Read more...] about Orange County baseball/softball highlights for Saturday, April 20
By Mirjam Swanson | [email protected] | Southern California News GroupPUBLISHED: April 20, 2019 at 10:31 pm | UPDATED: April 20, 2019 at 10:31 pm Clippers General Manager Michael Winger informed the Minnesota Timberwolves that he will not interview for the team’s President of Basketball Operations position, The Athletic initially reported Saturday and a league source confirmed. The Clippers had given Winger permission to talk with Minnesota about the job, but Winger determined that he didn’t want to leave his current position with a team so promisingly positioned for the future. Since joining the Clippers in 2017 following his job as assistant GM with Oklahoma City, Winger has played a key role in the Clippers’ front office under President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. In that span, the Clippers have managed to remain competitive, returning to the playoffs despite reshaping their roster, stocking up on future draft assets and clearing max salary cap space … [Read more...] about Clippers GM Michael Winger declines Timberwolves interview, to remain in L.A.