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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
GLENDALE - In front of a cable audience and a live Las Vegas crowd, former two-time United States Olympian Ronda Rousey will make her big-time mixed-martial-arts debut with plenty of hype to live up to and plenty of potential to fulfill. "She's a top prospect and that's what we're looking for," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. "I think she's got tremendous potential and that's why we're excited to have her. " Of course, when the cage door shuts, all the buzz surrounding the Glendale-trained Rousey will come down to the fight itself.
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By Dylan Kruse | April 7, 2008
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.   P.J. Rousey (Crescenta Valley, 2005) junior pitcher, Cal State Northridge baseball: Rousey, a two-time first-team All-Pacific League choice pitched the Matadors to a 9-7 win over Cal Poly on Friday to improve his record to 2-0 on the season. The win for Rousey and Northridge (12-13, 2-3 in the Big West Conference) was also a historic moment, as it represented the 500th conference victory in program history.
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April 26, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Maybe it wasn't such a far-fetched idea, but it sure looked like one. Using a walking cane to brace himself, Crescenta Valley High senior P.J. Rousey paced the Falcon sidelines during football games last fall. And about 30 yards away, Falcon baseball Coach Phil Torres stood near the end zone and told people that his invaluable pitcher would be back for the upcoming baseball season. This was weeks after Rousey took a helmet to his left knee while making a block, and consequently tore his anterior cruciate ligament Sept.
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March 31, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan The Hoover High baseball team proved two things Tuesday. The Tornadoes displayed just how much better they've gotten since last season, and they showed they have the talent to compete against Pacific League powerhouse Crescenta Valley. The Falcons proved something more important, though. Phil Torres' squad demonstrated that even against a vastly improved Hoover program, CV is still better -- at least that was the case Tuesday.
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May 12, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Pacific League champions. To the Crescenta Valley High baseball team, that title looks a lot better without a "co-" in front of it. But, the Falcons don't have to worry about sharing the league title this year. -- BOX SCORE -- -- Glendale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 4 1 Cres. Valley 1 0 0 0 0 1 x -- 2 6 0 -- -- Glendale IP H R ER BB K Lam 7 6 2 2 1 1 -- -- Cres. Valley IP H R ER BB K Rousey 6 4 0 0 2 6 Bell 1 0 0 0 0 2 Totals 7 4 0 0 2 8 -- -- WP-- Rousey (7-2)
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May 21, 2004
The Crescenta Valley boys' varsity baseball team, having already captured its third straight Pacific League championship, blanked visiting Arcadia 9-0 in the regular league finale for both last Friday at Stengel Field in Glendale. The Falcons are 17-8 overall and finished 13-2 in league. They will host Long Beach Millikan in a first round lower bracket game of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs tonight (Friday) at 7 Stengel Field. CV won its first outright league title since 1999 on May 11 with a 2-0 shutout over host Glendale at Stengel Field.
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April 28, 2004
Hamlet Nalbandyan With the way things started, it looked as if the Crescenta Valley High baseball team was headed for another blowout. The Falcons -- who have scored 45 runs during their recent four-game winning streak -- opened Tuesday night's Pacific League contest at Arcadia with six consecutive singles, leading to three runs. But after all, these were the Apaches -- CV's long-time nemesis -- that the Falcons were up against. -- BOX SCORE -- -- Cres.
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April 2, 2003
Charles Rich He doesn't mind the fast-paced drama, especially when he's handed the responsibility of protecting a one-run lead. P.J. Rousey's curveballs were crisp and helped him finish off a splendid performance. The Crescenta Valley High baseball pitcher tossed a three-hitter and struck out seven Tuesday to carry the Falcons to a 1-0 Pacific League win against host Glendale. -- BOX SCORE -- -- CV 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -- 1 2 1 Glendale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 3 1 -- -- CV IP H R ER BB K Rousey 7 3 0 0 3 7 -- -- Glendale IP H R ER BB K Martinez 7 2 1 1 2 4 -- -- WP-- Rousey (3-0)
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April 24, 2004
Erik Boal Trevor Bell paid the members of the Hoover High baseball team the ultimate compliment when he said they were the "scrappiest team in the [Pacific League]." Jim Delzell's squad validated that claim March 30, when it pushed Crescenta Valley to eight innings, before dropping a one-run decision, and again April 13, when it handed Arcadia its first league loss. Unfortunately for the Tornadoes, Bell never allowed them to showcase those characteristics Friday night at Stengel Field.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
Just a few days after the prospects of Ronda Rousey defending her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title in a blockbuster bout with Gina Carano seemed oh so close, UFC President Dana White announced late Friday night that Rousey will instead put her belt on the line against No. 2-ranked Alexis Davis. “Ronda Rousey vs (sic) Alexis Davis Saturday, July 5th for the women's bantamweight title in Las Vegas for International Fight Week!!!” White tweeted. In past weeks, speculation was brimming at the prospect of Rousey (9-0)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES - When “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey began her mixed martial arts career, it came to be in part due to the inspiration of Gina “Conviction” Carano. “Thank God for Gina Carano,” Rousey told the Glendale News-Press in August of 2011. “I have so much respect for her. I'm grateful for what she's done.” Rousey, the current and first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion, has long said that it would be an honor to fight Carano, though the latter has been absent from competition since the summer of 2009.
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February 24, 2014
Good morning readers. Today is Monday, Feb. 24. The warm weather winter continues with a high of 79 and low of 48, though rain is expected later in the week. While you get ready for the week, check out these headlines from around the area:  First-round victories are nothing new for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.  W ins via strikes are, however, and that's exactly what Rousey got Saturday night in the main event of  UFC  170 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, defeating challenger Sara McMann at the 1:06 mark of the first round to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 23, 2014
First-round victories are nothing new for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Wins via strikes are, however, and that's exactly what Rousey got Saturday night in the main event of UFC 170 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, defeating challenger Sara McMann at the 1:06 mark of the first round to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title. The 27-year-old Rousey (9-0) defended her title for the third time in handing McMann (7-1) her first career loss, as the Glendale Fighting Club-trained champion crumpled McMann with a left knee to the body and followed with a barrage of punches that brought upon a stoppage from referee Herb Dean.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2014
One could argue that for a championship bout with such provocative story lines and pedigrees, Ronda Rousey's UFC 170 main event against Sara McMann has had less than three months of build-up. In reality, many would contend that the impending showdown for the Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title has been years in the making. “We started at the amateur level at the exact same time,” said Rousey at a recent open workout at the Glendale Fighting Club, where she trains under Edmond Tarverdyan.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Just two days earlier, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was in the center of a media storm that descended upon the Glendale Fighting Club for her open workout. On Wednesday, Rousey was back at it, joining opponent Sara McMann, along with Daniel Cormier and Rashad Evans, on a conference call ahead of Feb. 22's UFC 170 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. While many of the questions were regarding the same topics from Monday to Wednesday, one constant was Rousey believes the intrigue of her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against McMann is unwavering and quite significant.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES - As the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are well underway across the globe, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is well underway in her preparation for her own Olympic showdown. Rousey, a former two-time Olympic judoka and the first woman from the United States to medal in judo, will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against Sara McMann, a former Olympic medalist in wrestling, on Feb. 22 at UFC 170 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. Not just a UFC title bout, Rousey believes it's an Olympic showdown that may never be seen again.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
When you have two undefeated fighters decorated with Olympic medals, it would seem they are destined to square off. That's how Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White sees the impending Feb. 22 main event between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann at UFC 170 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. “There's no doubt that those two were on a collision course from the inception of the division,” White said Monday at a media luncheon at Fleming's Steakhouse in Los Angeles.
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January 10, 2014
It's Friday, readers. Today is Jan. 10, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 74 and low of 49, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: Burbank police are looking for any information regarding a recent home burglary . Sometime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., burglars entered a home in the 1200 block of East Tujunga Avenue and made off with an iPad, jewelry, two purses and personal documents.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 8, 2014
It's been less than two weeks since “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey spectacularly defended her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against archrival Miesha Tate. It's been nary three weeks since she was in Los Angeles for a press tour leading up to the Dec. 28 co-main event at UFC 168. But the Glendale Fighting Club-trained champion was back in Los Angeles on Tuesday, as tickets for her UFC 170 main event title defense against Sara McMann go on sale Friday with the bout looming Feb. 22. “I was supposed to take a vacation this week; I was supposed to go on a cruise.
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