After several discussions about the possibility of returning the city’s annual motorsports weekend into a Formula One event, the Long Beach City Council voted last week to extend the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach’s IndyCar contract through 2018.
Oscar-winning actors, tv show hosts, radio personalities and soap opera stars are among the celebrities who will compete against one-time NASCAR and Indy car drivers at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach next weekend.
Registration for the United States Youth Volleyball League’s 2014 season will close at the end of the month including the chance to play with one of two programs held at Long Beach parks.
When arena football returns to greater Los Angeles next month, it may be with a former Long Beach Poly and NFL football receiver on the field.
Long Beach’s most well-known sports program embarked on a new era last week when Polytechnic High School named NFL linebacker and ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce head coach of the school’s prolific football team.
Two junior Long Beach tennis teams proved they are the best in the region last week when the 10-and-under and 14-and-under intermediate teams were named the 2013 USTA Southern California Jr. Team Tennis League Champions after making it the finals their first year in the league.
The Long Beach Post has just learned that our longtime sports columnist, former Cal State Long Beach professor Dr. Dan Barber, has died.
With decades as the region’s premiere large-scale entertainment venue and a $7 million “repurposing” nearly ready for its great unveil, the Long Beach Arena will this weekend add yet another chapter to its diverse portfolio of events it can accommodate–MMA fights.
World-class gymnast McKayla Maroney solidified herself as the world’s best female vaulter this weekend when she won gold for a second time at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
Professional football dreams for one of Long Beach’s most notable sports stories were dashed on Friday when former Poly linebacker Brian Banks was cut from the Atlanta Falcons as part of mandatory roster-trimming before regular-season play.