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The Sports Council is a private, non-profit organization which supports economic and community development through the promotion of spectator sports programs in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, including support of our local teams and the attraction of events to the area.


Angels, A's to Battle for First Place in AL West

Friday, August 22

The Angels have played the Oakland Athletics more than any other team - 853 times total. While the rivalry always has been in the shadow of the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, it can still can be intense.

They'll meet tonight for a three-game set in Oakland and again next week for four games in Anaheim as they're both fighting for the pennant.

The last time the A's and Angels met, on June 11, Oakland won, 7-1, and left Anaheim with a 3 1/2-game lead over Los Angeles in the American League West.

The A's were riding high for much of the season, but things have changed for them since that game. Oakland has lost eight of its last 10 games. In that span, Los Angeles has been hot, and the A's have gone from first place in the division to second.

Following their own loss and two Angels wins in the last two days, the A's have fallen two games behind in the standings.

As the A's have gone recently, so has their starter for the opener, right-hander Sonny Gray. After going 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA in seven starts prior to August, he is 0-4 with a 4.94 ERA in four starts this month.

The Angels will counter with left-hander Hector Santiago, who has been pitching very well as of late. Over his last seven outings (five starts and two relief appearances in extra innings), he has a 1.39 ERA. He has also been fantastic in two starts against the A's this season, yielding one earned run in 13 innings against them.

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Saturday, August 30th
C-MFB UCLA @ Virginia 4:00 PM 570 Ch. 11 UCLA 
C-MFB Fresno State @ USC 4:30 PM 710 Ch. 11 USC 
Sunday, August 31st
MLS Galaxy @ Chivas USA 5:00 PM 690 KDOC Chivas 
Wednesday, September 3rd
MLS Seattle @ Chivas USA 7:30 PM 690 TWCD Chivas 
Friday, September 5th
MLS Colorado @ Los Angeles Galaxy 7:30 PM 1330 NBCSN Galaxy 
The Los Angeles Sports Council is a non-profit civic organization whose primary purpose is to promote economic development through sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.

On behalf of the community, the Sports Council bids against other cities for the right to host major sporting events, often staging or helping to stage events after successful bids.

Founded in 1988, the Sports Council's efforts represent more than $1 billion in overall economic impact for the region and range from NCAA Championships to the Super Bowl, and from the U.S Olympic Trials to the World Cup.

The Council also works in support of each of the area's established sports teams and facilities.




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