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  • Major conferences face numbers crunch in college football playoff

    Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked. Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly...
  • CiCi Bellis' teenage tennis success put in perspective by Pam Shriver

    CiCi Bellis' teenage tennis success put in perspective by Pam Shriver
    There was one especially understanding observer to the two-day CiCi Bellis sensation at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Pam Shriver had been there, done that. Certainly, when 15-year-old Bellis of Atherton, Calif., lost in three sets Thursday night...
  • John Isner, Sam Querrey are rays of hope for U.S. men's tennis

    John Isner, Sam Querrey are rays of hope for U.S. men's tennis
    The dark clouds that have hung over U.S. men's tennis for a while now lifted just a bit Thursday. Think of it mostly as the sun peeking through. The highest-ranked U.S. male, big-serving, 6-foot-9 John Isner, cruised through to the third round and was...
  • Should public schools allow chaplains for sports teams?

  • Jim Mora isn't afraid to push UCLA's football team toward greatness

    Jim Mora isn't afraid to push UCLA's football team toward greatness
    Four days before what could be the greatest powder-blue football season in history, the leader of UCLA's team is dressed in black and staring darkly. "I'm not afraid of responsibility, not afraid of pressure, not afraid of people being critical of me,"...
  • Before high school football season starts, story lines shape up

    Before high school football season starts, story lines shape up
    Get ready for four months of nonstop high school football culminating with the CIF state championship bowl games Dec. 19 and 20 at StubHub in Carson. Here are some potential story lines to follow: Which first-year coach will come out looking like a...
  • College football on TV this Saturday

    College football on TV this Saturday
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Penn State vs. Central Florida, in Dublin, Ireland 5:30 a.m., ESPN2 Celebrate...
  • Dodgers' winning season prompts his turn to verse

    Dodgers' winning season prompts his turn to verse
    Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. This kid Scully, so fond of reciting the classic ode "Tinker to Evers to Chance," recently issued a poetry challenge: Can someone pen some similar tribute to this year's Dodgers, awash as they are in larger-than-life...
  • In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat

    In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat
    We so badly wanted to believe it. During a time when so many of our football players are running the streets creating chaos, we so badly wanted to believe in the one who jumped from a balcony to save a life. This was not a football player who...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is again showing stellar form

    Every now and then, Albert Pujols reminds us of what he once did on a remarkably regular basis, unleashing the efficient, potent swings that were his trademark when he was voted the National League most valuable player three times and was one of the top...
  • College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

    The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...