FROM Matt 'Money' Smith
LA Angels' new member: Young Japanese star Shohei Ohtani In Major League Baseball, an intense feeding frenzy recently ended with the Los Angeles Angels coming out on top. The Angels signed Shohei Ohtani, Japan’s best pitcher and best hitter. Seven teams, including the Dodgers, went all-out to land the Japanese star.
College basketball scandal heats up Four assistant basketball coaches at universities, including USC., have been charged with bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud by federal prosecutors. The repercussions are just beginning, and include the firing of hall-of-fame Louisville coach Rick Pitino.
Jerry West switches teams: Another nail in the Lakers' coffin? Jerry West was a 14-time All-Star when he played for the Lakers, and helped lead the team to six NBA titles. Now he’s going over to the competition: The Clippers. Also, Floyd Mayweather is going to fight UFC champion Conor McGregor -- an event that could generate $500 million.
It's not Phil Jackson, After All! Phil Jackson was “stunned” when Lakers management told him that Mike D'Antoni had been hired to replace the recently fired coach Mike Brown. That’s according to ESPN, which claims that Jackson thought, "It was his job to turn down." But no formal offer had been made, and the Lakers insist the decision was not about Jackson's demands but D'Antoni's "fit" with the current roster of players. Matt "Money" Smith is co-host of the Petros and Money Show on KLAC AM 570.
The Real Refs Return National Football League fans and players can breathe a sigh of relief. Team owners have reached a tentative settlement with their regular referees, in the aftermath of Monday's bad call by substitutes that gave Seattle an unearned last-minute win over Green Bay. Matt "Money" Smith is co-host of the Petros and Money show, which airs nationally on Fox Sports Radio.
Hectic Weekend at Staples Center Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says "there's been no better time" for LA sports fans in the history of Los Angeles. Three teams are in championship playoffs in different sports — all in the same arena — and just up the road at their stadium the Dodgers are leading their baseball division. A crew at the Staples Center will have just 80 hours to set up for six playoff games in professional basketball and hockey . Also this weekend, the country's largest stage cycling race will finish in downtown LA. Matt "Money" Smith is co-host of the Petros and Money show on Fox Sports Radio.
Dodgers Deal Is Finally a Done Deal Three men walked to a platform in center field at Dodger Stadium today and broadcaster Vin Scully announced, "It's time now to meet the group that will take the Dodgers higher than the Sistine Chapel. A group that is committed, that is fan friendly, that is absolutely committed to winning" Magic Johnson declared the stormy Frank McCourt over, to be replaced by a "new direction, new era." CEO Stan Kasten committed to true Dodger tradition of "building a winning team, from top to bottom." Matt "Money" Smith is co host of the Petros and Money Show on KLAC AM 570 and Fox Sports radio. Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes.
Magic Johnson Delivers a Hollywood Ending in the Dodgers Saga For Los Angeles Dodgers fans, it's almost as good as a Hollywood ending: basketball legend Magic Johnson will be part owner of a major league powerhouse that's fallen on hard times. The deal is worth $2 billion, the most ever paid for any professional athletic team. It's a lot for investors, but for fans of the LA Dodgers, it's a cheap price for ending the era of Frank and Jamie McCourt. Matt "Money" Smith is co-host of the "Petros and Money" show on KLAC in Los Angeles, also heard nationally on Fox Sports Radio.
Bankruptcy Judge Clears the Way for Sale of the Dodgers A bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the settlement between Frank McCourt's Dodgers and the Fox Sports Network, clearing the way for McCourt to sell the team. Matt "Money" Smith is co-host of the Petros and Money show on KLAC AM570 and on Fox Sports Radio.
MLB Takes Over Control of Dodgers Frank and Jamie McCourt have been accused of using the Los Angeles Dodgers as their personal "piggy bank" for the past seven years. On this season's opening day, a San Francisco Giants fan was beaten so badly in the stadium parking lot that he's still in a coma. Now Bud Selig is taking over "one of the most prestigious franchises in professional sports." Matt "Money" Smith is host of the Petros and Money show, heard locally on KLAC and nationally on Fox Sports Radio.
It's Giants versus Rangers in World Series Surprise The Giants have not won a World Series since they moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Texas Rangers have never played in a World Series in all their 50 years. The Yankees and Phillies supposedly had it all, but baseball is full of surprises, and the Giants and Rangers will start this year's World Series in San Francisco on Wednesday. Matt "Money" Smith co-hosts the Petros and Money Show, which is heard nationally on Fox Sports Radio.
No-Hitter Makes Playoff History In more than a thousand post-season games played since the World Series began in 1903, only once had there been a no-hitter. Last night, in Philadelphia's first game against the Cincinnati Reds in the division playoff, Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay threw the second post-season no-hitter, in his first post-season start -- and his second no-hitter this season. Matt “Money” Smith is co-host of the Petros and Money Show on KLAC AM570, which is also heard nationally on Fox sports radio.
Dodgers Pick Up Two New Players The Dodgers lost to the Diamondbacks last night, 5-to-3 in ten innings, but during the game they picked up two players who might help them get to the World Series. Matt "Money" Smith is co-host of Petros and Money on KLAC-AM 57.
Mannywood, Back in Business Los Angeles Dodger sensation Manny Ramirez thought he was worth $100 million for four years. But after a personal meeting with team owner Frank McCourt, he settled for two years at $45 million with an escape clause, so he can test the free-agent market again next year. Matt “Money” Smith is half of the Petros and Money show, heard locally on KLAC-AM 570.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.