| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Sharon Pullard sat in her car last August and watched her oldest son walk away.
She had just dropped him off at school, and as parents often do on their children's first day of kindergarten or college, she let her gaze linger on his receding figure....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The rivalry that splits Los Angeles like an earthquake fault has often been one-sided.
UCLA and USC — or is it USC and UCLA? — have taken turns playing king of the Santa Monica Mountains.
UCLA's 38-28 victory last season shook things up,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:44 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Pete Carroll did not want to acknowledge it. Nor did Lane Kiffin.
During their coaching tenures at USC, whenever they were asked why it was so difficult for the Trojans to defeat the Beavers on the road, they routinely praised...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Ed Orgeron hovered over Southern California in a helicopter, traversing the region in search of prospects.
It was a Friday night, and Orgeron was less than two weeks into his new role as USC's interim coach.
Before Lane Kiffin was fired on Sept. 29,...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:09 PM
The text messages and voice mails started blowing up on Ed Orgeron's phone soon after USC upset Stanford.
Former Trojans coach Pete Carroll and others from the Seattle Seahawks staff sent congratulations. So did former Miami players such as Warren...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:48 PM
As recruiting coordinator and interim coach at USC, Ed Orgeron has identified his quarry.
There is the wide receiver, regarded as perhaps the best in the nation. Tight ends, linemen, linebackers and several defensive backs also have been targeted....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: (In last week's Washington-Stanford game) What did you think of all the injuries on defense? And how Stanford's medical staff healed them so quickly?
Answer: We've already been through this. Stanford...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:56 PM
It was just a few ticks of the clock before midnight Thursday when Ed Orgeron blended his own feelings into those of USC football fans.
"Today, I woke up happy," he said, "and I'm not a happy guy."
Friday morning, most USC fans, who had been like...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll addressed USC’s firing of Lane Kiffin, who succeeded Carroll with the Trojans.
“That’s been a real tough time,” Carroll told reporters Monday in Seattle. “It’s been a hard time...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:45 PM
RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch once made the earth shake. Now, he does the same to Seattle Seahawks headquarters.
The Pro Bowl running back ambles into the locker room at lunchtime, attaches his smartphone to a speaker in his locker and cranks...