| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:56 PM
On a night of drama across Southern California, it was 5-foot-10, 185-pound Cameron Page of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame who showed Friday night why high school football is so exhilarating.
Playing in a rivalry game against Encino Crespi, Page had three...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Some things never change in high school football. The Trinity League is always good. Corona Centennial's offense scores lots of points. And Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has a top kicker.
Following the path of NFL kickers Nick Folk and Kai Forbath, Lucas...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
When a high school football team knocks off unbeaten teams in consecutive weeks, it's time to pay respect.
Oak Park faced its own little playoff-like challenge the last two weeks, taking on the No. 2-ranked team in the Northwest Division, Ojai Nordhoff,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The top 25 high school football teams in the Southland.
1. St. John Bosco 8-0; def. JSerra, 48-7; vs. Mater Dei, Friday (1)
2. Gardena Serra 8-0; def. Cathedral, 45-14; vs. St. Francis. Friday (3)
3. Mission Viejo 8-0; def. Tesoro, 37-7; at...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:48 PM
A look at two of the top high school football games Friday.
Santa Ana Mater Dei (7-1, 2-1) at Bellflower St. John Bosco (8-0, 3-0), 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West): This Trinity League game has been marked on many calendars as a must-see game. Mater Dei was...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the...
| Jul 11, 2013
The mud and slop into which big-time college athletics keeps descending never ceases to amaze. Tuesday's story in The Times about Steve Alford's financial situation at UCLA is merely more sewage on the sludge.
Let us count the ways, remembering as we go...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Is a taunt worth a touchdown?
The NFL might think so.
Dean Blandino, the league's head of officiating, said on the NFL Network this week that he believes the competition committee will weigh the merits of changing the taunting rules so that an...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Nov 1, 2012
California Flag is the senior citizen of racehorses this weekend at Santa Anita. The 8-year-old gelding will try to become the oldest horse to win a Breeders' Cup race.
"He's getting whiter and whiter," trainer Brian Koriner said Wednesday morning of the...
| Oct 30, 2012
Santa Anita's Great Race Place, with lots of workers and media on hand Monday, was abuzz. Down the street a couple of blocks, having lunch and itching to get to this weekend's Breeders' Cup, jockey Mike Smith was aglow.
"Boy, I'm mounted well," he said....