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  • Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 12

    Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 12

    The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 9-5 (.643); season 100-60 (.625). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 6-7-1(.462); season...

  • Dodgers Dugout: What are the odds the Dodgers get Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton?

    Dodgers Dugout: What are the odds the Dodgers get Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The roster Let’s take a look at the Dodgers roster as of today. Free agents Yu Darvish Andre Ethier Curtis Granderson Franklin Gutierrez Brandon Morrow Chase Utley...

  • After two regular seasons as USC coach, Clay Helton says his grade is incomplete

    After two regular seasons as USC coach, Clay Helton says his grade is incomplete

    As seconds ticked away toward USC’s 10th win of the season on Saturday night, the Coliseum video boards tried to fire up the fans. They flashed clips of USC players loudly chanting “We are SC!” to get the crowd to do the same. The crowd was in no such mood. “We are SC!” the video boards blared....

  • Case Keenum stays hot and the Vikings edge the Lions in early Thanksgiving game

    Case Keenum stays hot and the Vikings edge the Lions in early Thanksgiving game

    Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, all in the first half, to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 on Thursday. The Vikings (9-2) took a huge step toward winning the NFC North, taking a three-game lead over the second-place...

  • College basketball: No. 2 Arizona, No. 18 Purdue upset in Battle 4 Atlantis openers

    College basketball: No. 2 Arizona, No. 18 Purdue upset in Battle 4 Atlantis openers

    Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas. Allerik Freeman scored 24 points to lead the Wolfpack (5-0). But...

  • After the Rams, Chargers and Raiders, what's the NFL's next move?

    After the Rams, Chargers and Raiders, what's the NFL's next move?

    Some of these NFL truths would have been inconceivable a few years ago: Three teams have been approved to relocate in a 14-month span. Los Angeles, vacant for two decades, now has two NFL franchises but, for the most part, a dubious passion level. Las Vegas, once off limits as a gambling mecca,...

  • What is UCLA supposed to do with the basketball players who were detained in China?

    What is UCLA supposed to do with the basketball players who were detained in China?

    The three UCLA freshman basketball players detained in China are finally coming home, but the embarrassing story isn’t over. What do the Bruins do with them now? LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were on a flight back to Los Angeles on Tuesday after being confined to their Hangzhou hotel...

  • It's 'a miracle' that Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn is alive

    It's 'a miracle' that Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn is alive

    The fractured memory washes over Anthony Lynn in a series of gruesome snapshots. A flash of headlights. Cold asphalt. Blood pooling around him. A frantic ambulance ride. “The doctors didn’t understand how I survived,” said Lynn, 48, new coach of the Chargers. In truth, no one could explain it. ...

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