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  • John Williams dies at 66; former Rams lineman later started dentistry practice

    John Williams dies at 66; former Rams lineman later started dentistry practice
    John Williams, a Los Angeles Rams lineman in the 1970s who went to dental school during his off-seasons and started a dentistry practice in Minneapolis after he retired from football, has died. He was 66. Williams, who had recently undergone a kidney...
  • The Times' college football rankings: The top 25

    The Times' college football rankings: The top 25
    Monday night's NFL outrage with the officials reminds me of the time in 2010 that "replacement Rankman" put Boise State at No. 1 and kept the Broncos there until the Friday night after Thanksgiving. This week's standings offer their own controversial...
  • Law of probability may catch up to some college football unbeatens

    Law of probability may catch up to some college football unbeatens
    The only thing more endangered than being Arkansas' head coach is being undefeated. Stanford found out Thursday night what others will discover Saturday. The Cardinal sin of losing at Washington leaves 26 unbeatens as the season winds toward an Agatha...
  • For Louisville, injury leads to inspiration in NCAA win over Duke

    For Louisville, injury leads to inspiration in NCAA win over Duke
    Tears are part of the NCAA tournament. They flow when teams win and flow when they lose. The tears shed for Louisville guard Kevin Ware on Sunday, though, were different. They almost spontaneously gushed in response to Ware's gruesome leg break during...
  • The agony and ecstasy of NCAA tournament Selection Sunday

    The agony and ecstasy of NCAA tournament Selection Sunday
    The hours before Selection Sunday are what Lakers announcer Chick Hearn used to call "nervous time." Defending national champion Kentucky might want to chew on some of Jerry Tarkanian's old towels after probably blowing its bubble bid with an early...
  • A different kind of bluegrass statement on Selection Sunday

    A different kind of bluegrass statement on Selection Sunday
    Kentucky is the top-seeded team entering this year's NCAA tournament that tips off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, and ends on a Monday in Atlanta. Check that: A team from Kentucky, coached by a former Kentucky coach, is top-seeded entering the NCAA...
  • Long Beach State grinds out win over Cal State Fullerton

    Long Beach State grinds out win over Cal State Fullerton
    Top-seeded Long Beach State versus injury-ravaged Cal State Fullerton went just as you might expect a game with that billing would go. Fullerton's Titans were tenacious enough in Thursday night's opening round of the Big West Conference tournament. They...
  • Chris Dufresne's look at the season's college football bowl games

    Chris Dufresne's look at the season's college football bowl games
    ESPN's "Octomom" family of networks hopes you enjoy this year's cavalcade of commercials and center snaps as it furiously tries to secure the two games it doesn't broadcast. Conspicuously missing from the lineup is Ohio State (12-0) vs. Louisiana Tech...
  • College football TV lineup for Saturday

    College football TV lineup for Saturday
    MORNING Georgia Tech (6-5) at No. 3 Georgia (10-1) 9 a.m., ESPN Kids spilled into the streets of Athens, Ga., after Stanford's win over Oregon put Georgia on a controls-its-own-destiny track to this year's national title game. But the Bulldogs...
  • 99 candles, 99 facts about John Wooden

    99 candles, 99 facts about John Wooden
    1) He was born in Hall, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1910. 2) Wooden led Martinsville High to the Indiana state title in 1927. 3) One of his role models was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five, a basketball team that dominated Indiana high school...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg

    PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg
    Michael Gough Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...