Santa Cruz County Local News: Sports


All Local Sports News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/15/2024
When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

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01/29/2024
The “pop, pop, pop” that’s become synonymous with Pickleball may soon be a racket of the past. That’s the goal promised by a new generation of equipment developed to lessen the overall acoustic burden of the sport.

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01/29/2024
The invention of the wetsuit in the 1950s allowed surfers to brave chilly water year-round, but it came with an environmental cost: the neoprene material takes decades to decompose.

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01/25/2024
University of California regents delayed a vote on limits to what faculty and others can post on university channels until March. Among those speaking out against the proposal is Christine Hong, a professor of critical race and ethnic studies at UC Santa Cruz.

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01/17/2024
Proposed California legislation that would ban tackle football for kids under 12 had gained momentum until Gov. Gavin Newsom made it clear he’d veto the bill.

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01/15/2024
The Assembly has until the end of January to decide the fate of the youth tackle football bill, which would prevent kids under 12 from playing the sport to protect them from brain trauma.

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12/05/2023
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With a 6-2 record, the Santa Cruz Warriors are off to a strong start, and new coach Nicholas Kerr—yes, son of THE Steve Kerr—wants to keep it that way.

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12/05/2023
A recent investigation by Voice of San Diego revealed that nonprofits that provide staff at local stadiums could be raising money without doing charity work, while also paying labor below minimum wage and under the table. Now, multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating.

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11/17/2023
Three years after the NFL's Raiders abandoned Oakland for Las Vegas, MLB's Oakland A's announced they're moving there too. The owners of the teams unanimously approved the MLB team’s move.

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10/12/2023
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Plans to potentially put a bicycle track in Felton Covered Bridge County Park has caused discord in the small community.

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10/05/2023
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Opponents spoke out against the track at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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09/28/2023
The Santa Cruz Warriors will remain on Laurel Street for at least a few more years after the Santa Cruz City Council agreed to amend and extend the lease agreement with the G-League team.

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09/22/2023
The $700 million price tag sets a $7 billion mark that would make the Warriors one of the world’s most valuable sports teams.

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09/20/2023
Santa Cruz Skateboards is marking 50 years with skate sessions at three skateparks and a concert by Dinosaur Jr.

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09/11/2023
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Cabrillo College Trustee Steve Trujillo says tackle football poses a serious health risk to players.

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09/05/2023
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Debate is in full swing over a proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park.

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08/07/2023
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Watsonville Boxing Academy phenom Tony “El Tigre” Torres continues his rise after a pair of big-time victories earlier this year.

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07/13/2023
A 5-year-old sea otter born in captivity and released into the wild has been aggressively approaching surfers and wildlife authorities are looking to return the animal to captivity.

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07/09/2023
A proposal to set up degree completion funds for California student athletes has met with stiff opposition from universities and the NCAA. College athletes could earn a share of the revenue they generate under the bill — as much as $25,000 for each year that they played their sport. But the bill’s author has delayed it until 2024 after opponents charged the fund would draw money away from less lucrative sports like gymnastics and swimming.
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