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Efrain Alvarez returns energized, ready to help Galaxy

By Damian Calhoun Efrain Alvarez didn’t have much time to celebrate Mexico’s U-17 CONCACAF championship. Alvarez, 16, played with Mexico last Thursday in Florida and was back on the game-day roster Sunday with the Galaxy. He had a 15-minute substitute stint. “It was a really good experience,” Alvarez said of the CONCACAF championships. “As a…

Briana Perez brings ‘quiet thunder’ to UCLA softball

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen LOS ANGELES — They’re not always easy conversations to have, but for Kelly Inouye-Perez, the discussion of whether Briana Perez is at fault for an error is one the UCLA coach will gladly have. What is “routine effort” when UCLA’s sophomore shortstop often makes the exceptional look effortless? Just because Perez…