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  • NFL Week 12: 49ers, Patriots trending up; Seahawks, Broncos down

    NFL Week 12: 49ers, Patriots trending up; Seahawks, Broncos down
    Strange days indeed. After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games. The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...
  • Crenshaw's 2009 ball boy still has possession

    Crenshaw's 2009 ball boy still has possession
    For college football recruiters heading out to scout high school football games on Friday night, if you want to spot a future star, they're not always dressed in a uniform. Watch the kid who's serving as the ball boy. It's inevitable you'll see him...
  • Rating college football's current biggest rivalries

    The key to a college football rivalry is not pageantry, or the vitriol, or the goofy bucket, bell, ax or milk can at stake. The important part is that both teams have to know they're in it. Can Baylor think it is in a rivalry with Oklahoma even if the...
  • Arizona's Todd Bowles is gaining recognition after revamping defense

    The Arizona Cardinals could pull off a season sweep. Not only is Bruce Arians on track for his second NFL coach-of-the-year award in three seasons, but also Todd Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator, is prominent in the conversation for assistant...
  • Suburban teen gets new start in Canadian junior hockey: 'kind of a miracle'

    Suburban teen gets new start in Canadian junior hockey: 'kind of a miracle'
    The wind was driving a cold rain sideways, turning the first Sunday afternoon of November into a preview of what winter often looks like in this old seafaring hub on the Bay of Fundy. For Adam Marsh, a 17-year-old hockey player from Chicago's west...
  • It's UCLA vs. USC, but really it's all about the Bruins

    It's UCLA vs. USC, but really it's all about the Bruins
    With all the subtlety of a Jim Mora stare or a Steve Sarkisian chest bump, the crosstown rivalry narratives are upon us. One team is trying to overcome its demons. One team is trying to fulfill its potential. One team is fighting to find its niche in...
  • It's an emotional night for newest class at Hockey Hall of Fame

    It's an emotional night for newest class at Hockey Hall of Fame
    Their accents and homelands differed, but the six men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday expressed a common affection for the family and friends who helped them reach the pinnacle of their sport. "Hockey is one language spoken...
  • Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is in a league of his own

    Last week was my most ill-timed vacation in years. I missed two appearances in town by Pop. There is nothing, nobody, quite like Gregg Popovich. There is the craggy face, the white beard and the sideline smirk at whatever officiating incompetence is...
  • Long Beach Poly goes one-on-one to beat Crespi, 44-27

    Long Beach Poly goes one-on-one to beat Crespi, 44-27
    For nine years, Long Beach Poly Coach Antonio Pierce was a linebacker in the NFL, so when he said before Friday's Pac-5 Division quarterfinal game against Crespi, "This is big-boy football," he wasn't kidding. From hard hits to players refusing to go...
  • An eight-team College Football Playoff would level playing fields

    An eight-team College Football Playoff would level playing fields
    The College Football Playoff is a 12-year arrangement still three weeks from naming its first four-team field, and people are already calling for change. Four, it seems, might not be enough. And no, that sentiment does not come from the caffeine-...
  • Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'

    Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'
    As we head into the most glorious time for college football, rivalry game weekend, there is an asterisk. It is a documentary titled "Happy Valley." It is about a place and a school that, once perfectly named, may be less so now. Penn State...