| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:01 PM
NEW YORK — Say this for the 2013 quarterback class: They've learned how to slide.
Four of them were selected in the fourth round Saturday, two of whom — USC's Matt Barkley and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib — were widely believed to be first-...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:25 PM
What's the sound when perfection goes poof?
Sunday, it was a thud, as New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer batted away a fourth-down pass by the Atlanta Falcons, who were two yards away from a touchdown that would have kept them undefeated.
From 8-0 to 9...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:33 PM
USC quarterback Matt Barkley said improving his NFL draft stock and winning the Heisman Trophy were not the reasons he decided to return to USC for a final season. Barkley was regarded as a possible top-10 pick in the April......
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:52 AM
A lot of people forget that in 2011, when Santa Margarita won the Pac-5 Division championship and the CIF state championship Division I bowl game, the Eagles were beaten by Santa Ana Mater Dei, 21-14, in a Trinity League game......
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers, typically the NFL's premier run-stopping team, are tied for 14th in that category this season.
They're tied for 29th in sacks with five.
Through three games — a win over the New York Jets sandwiched by losses to Denver and...
| Oct 15, 2012
The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers.
In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week.
Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Tom House spent eight years in the majors as a relief pitcher, but he is best remembered for catching Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run. The ball sailed over the fence and into the bullpen, and House ran under it.
Now, almost four decades later...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Rankman has rarely been this excited about two recently "dropped out" teams playing on a Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J. The showdown between Rutgers and Louisville now features two teams representing three different conferences. Rutgers is joining the...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 9:33 PM
San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Mike Johnson appears set to become UCLAâs offensive coordinator, leaving Norm Chowâs future in doubt, according to a source inside the program who was not authorized to speak on the matter. A UCLA official said........
| Jan 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown said Monday that the team will not honor quarterback Carson Palmer's request for a trade. Brown said Palmer asked for a trade a little more than a week ago, but the owner told the 31-year-old......