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FEATURE: Former Compton Guard Kyron Cartwright Displaced by Coronavirus in UK

Photo courtesy Peter Simmons/Leicester Riders Just 45 minutes before game time, the Leicester Riders were huddled together in the same house, contemplating an important decision. In a normal world, the team would have arrived at its home arena about 90 minutes before tip-off to prepare for its game against the Manchester Giants, but this was […]

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The562.org Announces New Staff

As we celebrated February’s two-year anniversary of the562.org’s launching, we had plenty to be happy about. The runaway growth of the website meant we were reaching hundreds of thousands of people each month, and we’d published more than 500 photo galleries and 450 highlight videos, as well as more than 1,000 articles. None of that […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Poly Football Coach Stephen Barbee

This week we’re are talking to Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee about the Jackrabbits, and to Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee about breaking news from the NCAA. 01:00 California Schools Closing For The Year 09:30 Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee 40:30 NCAA news and interview with LBSU’s Andy Fee

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PODCAST: Previewing The562.org Video Game Tournament For Long Beach High School Students

This week on the podcast we’re are talking about The562.org hosting a video game tournament for Long Beach high school students this weekend. 04:45 ESports Kids Trained For Quarantine Survival 07:00 NFLers Juju Smith-Schuster & John Ross Playing Video Games 12:00 More ESports Tournaments 13:00 Preview For “Smash Bros. Tourney” 14:00 Interview With Tournament Organizer […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Schools & Sports Cancellations

This week on the podcast we’re updating you on all of the latest news from the Long Beach Unified School District, the CIF State office, the Long Beach State Athletics Department and more.

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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]

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What’s Happening, What’s Canceled In Long Beach Sports

It was a tumultuous day in Long Beach on Thursday, as the spring sports schedule ground to a halt. This is going to be your one-stop shop for what’s going on and what’s been canceled–we will update it throughout the day as we hear of changes. HAPPENING: Nothing! CANCELED: Everything! –The plan had been for […]