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  • College football mailbag: Playoff committee gives itself a TCU problem

    College football mailbag: Playoff committee gives itself a TCU problem
    Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at chris.dufresne@latimes.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes. Unbuckling the...
  • Paraplegic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken embraces every challenge

    Paraplegic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken embraces every challenge
    John Lewis intended only to say hello to Amy Van Dyken and get his picture taken with the six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist when he saw her at the UCLA-USC women's swim meet last week. A former competitive swimmer and the father of swimmers, Lewis...
  • Hail Mary passes remain most exciting plays in football

    Hail Mary passes remain most exciting plays in football
    It's the most exciting play in football, and it rarely works. It's the "Hail Mary" pass, a term coined 39 years ago Sunday, when Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach heaved a 50-yard, desperation pass for Drew Pearson with 24 seconds left in an NFL...
  • Fighting on over Pete Carroll

    Fighting on over Pete Carroll
    The Southland's Super Bowl debate began a week early, at a church casino night in Baldwin Park, around a blackjack table with worthless chips and priceless banter. On one side of the green felt, an esteemed member of St. John the Baptist Church was...
  • NFL's Mark Sanchez compares Seahawks' Pete Carroll, Eagles' Chip Kelly

    NFL's Mark Sanchez compares Seahawks' Pete Carroll, Eagles' Chip Kelly
    The most intriguing NFL matchup of Week 14 will start with headsets and end with a handshake. It's Seattle's Pete Carroll versus Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, former college coaching rivals now among the league's most innovative defensive and offensive...
  • Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

    Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
    The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace. Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts. The coach of the Seattle...
  • Breakout Stars, But Amazing Storyline Steals The Show

    Breakout Stars, But Amazing Storyline Steals The Show
    GLENDALE, Ariz. —Chris Matthews stole America's heart and Tom Brady stole it back. Jermaine Kearse pulled off a miracle on Malcolm Butler and, thanks to perhaps the worst decision in the history of sports, Butler pulled off an even bigger miracle to...
  • Ed Orgeron left USC but stayed in spirit, and he'd love to return now

    The Friday night lights bounce off the thick pine trees that ring the bayou football stadium, bathing the faded field in an eerie, murky glow. Through the chilled mist descend the tiny bits of gravel that could only be the voice of Coach O. "Wrap...
  • Nelson Agholor's sharp focus comes into play in USC win

    Nelson Agholor's sharp focus comes into play in USC win
    USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor carefully restricted his vision while he prepared for the Trojans' rare Thursday night game against the Cal Golden Bears at the Coliseum. His teammates had said their goal after beating Washington State was to go 3-0 for...
  • Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon covers a lot of ground on a record day

    Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon covers a lot of ground on a record day
    Melvin Gordon's remarkable day in Wisconsin's 59-24 win over Nebraska will be remembered, for many reasons, for many years. The Badgers' star running back set a major college record with 408 yards rushing, accomplished in only three quarters. Gordon...
  • Arizona State's freeze at Oregon State turns up heat in Pac-12 South

    Arizona State's freeze at Oregon State turns up heat in Pac-12 South
    Arizona State had everything to play for Saturday night against Oregon State — the lead in the PAC-12 Conference South Division, a higher place in the College Football Playoff ranking and another week as a national championship contender. The...