Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles based writer. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Screenwriting Scholarship Award in 2004 and the Corwin Writing Award for his feature screenplay, "Chasing 4:00" in 2005. In addition to Sports writing, Michael is an avid marathon runner and fan of the Magic Bullet blender.
Shea Salinas was in the right place at the right time to head home a rebound and the San Jose Earthquakes hung on to defeat a 10-man LA Galaxy team 1-0 in the third installment of the Cali Clasico on Friday night.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back from a blowout loss with a 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night to even their four game series at one-game apiece.
Adrian Gonzalez met with little leaguers from Mexico before the game, and then pointed to them (as promised) after he hit the game-winning three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.