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  • What we learned from Rams' exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos

    What we learned from Rams' exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos

    What we learned from the Rams’ 17-9 loss to the Denver Broncos: The Rams are keeping Tavon Austin under wraps Hours after announcing a four-year contract extension for Tavon Austin, the wide receiver was all but invisible again. He was targeted once and did not have a reception. That is keeping...

  • After 75 years, baseball in Bakersfield has struck out

    After 75 years, baseball in Bakersfield has struck out

    The modern ballpark is tucked into an entertainment district, with shops and restaurants surrounding the stadium, and blindingly bright digital display signs wherever you look. The ballpark here is across Chester Avenue from Big Valley Mower, Extra Space Storage and AAA Tire. The large sign welcoming...

  • David Sills V, a USC recruit at 13, embraces his life as El Camino QB — and his NFL dreams

    David Sills V, a USC recruit at 13, embraces his life as El Camino QB — and his NFL dreams

    Remember David Sills V, the 13-year-old quarterback who committed to play football at USC? Sills is now 20 years old and stands 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. He never played at USC and probably never will. When Trojans open their season Saturday against Alabama in Texas, he will be starting for the Warriors...

  • A decade after dynasty, USC confronts a generation that asks: Reggie who?

    A decade after dynasty, USC confronts a generation that asks: Reggie who?

    Sam Darnold’s earliest sports memory was USC’s 2004 game against Notre Dame. He recalled that USC was good — very good, in fact. The game was where he first learned about the Trojans and where he picked up on traditions. “My dad taught me to hate Notre Dame and all that,” said Darnold. “I thought...

  • UCLA looking to counter loud with fast in season opener at Texas A&M

    UCLA looking to counter loud with fast in season opener at Texas A&M

    Texas A&M has long cherished the voluminous advantage created by Kyle Field, where fighter jet flyovers might go unnoticed because of the din of crowds that routinely exceed 100,000. Some of the recent noise around the Aggies hasn’t been nearly as pleasurable. Linebacker Josh Walker was suspended...

  • USC football, a week from season opener, has a question mark at left tackle

    USC football, a week from season opener, has a question mark at left tackle

    There’s less than a week until USC plays Alabama in a season opener and Trojans Coach Clay Helton remains uncertain who he will start at left tackle. Fifth-year senior Chad Wheeler has been slowed or sidelined for nearly three weeks because of plantar fasciitis, an injury to the soft tissue along...

  • Hope Solo takes leave of absence from Seattle Reign in wake of U.S. Soccer suspension

    Hope Solo takes leave of absence from Seattle Reign in wake of U.S. Soccer suspension

    Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden.  The move was announced Saturday by the Reign, saying that the Olympic goaltender...

  • Rams and Broncos are not rushing rookie quarterbacks into action

    Rams and Broncos are not rushing rookie quarterbacks into action

    Broncos in February: Eat our dust. Broncos now: Pardon our dust. While it’s an exaggeration to say Denver’s NFL team has gone from Super Bowl to Superfund site, the Broncos unquestionably are a franchise under construction. They will be the first team in 15 years to switch starting quarterbacks...

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