| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:41 PM
After being traded in December because the Orioles didn’t want to spend an estimated $10 million in arbitration on a closer, Jim Johnson returned to Camden Yards on Friday wearing the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics.
“It's a little...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Right tackle seemed to me to be the weakest of the all the offensive starting positions in 2013. I believe an upgrade there would significantly improve the offense. Are they satisfied with Jordan Mills’ potential or is it possible they would look at...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On his last day of work, they came for him in an ambulance, the old usher being carried out the same back exit of Dodger Stadium where he had once stood guard.
For 55 years, Ira Hawkins had patrolled the Coliseum, then Chavez Ravine, for late hours...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Clancy Pendergast nearly lost his voice.
Two days into USC's training camp, the new defensive coordinator was speaking with a distinct rasp.
"Just talking to a lot of different guys," Pendergast said after practice Sunday. "It's an active voice, I...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Playing quarterback is tough enough without having a sports hernia that causes your body to jackknife with every nose tickle.
Derek Carr suffered quietly, but his 2012 season was nothing to sneeze at. He led Fresno State to its first share of a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:03 PM
USC coaches assigned receivers Marqise Lee and Darreus Rogers as training camp roommates, a move that appears to be paying big dividends.
Lee, the All-American, remains sidelined because of a bone bruise. But his influence is rubbing off on Rogers,...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:34 PM
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USC practiced at the Coliseum on Sunday night, giving...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Peyton Manning doesn't face Dallas too often, but the Denver quarterback isn't likely to be surprised by what he sees Sunday from Cowboys defenders.
"Peyton practiced against it for seven years," said Tony Dungy, Manning's former head coach in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On the eve of Friday's Pac-12 Conference media day, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden released a "State of Football" video Thursday night and backed Coach Lane Kiffin.
The Trojans are coming off a 7-6 season, which featured an embarrassing loss to Georgia...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The grand old names—the ones we gave to places before somebody invented “naming rights” for sports venues—can still stir the American spirit with their roughhewn poetry: Camden Yards, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Candlestick Park,...