| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson suffered a hand injury last week, but USC expects the 6-foot-7 sophomore from San Clemente to start against the Trojans on Saturday at the Coliseum.
"We kind of feel we know what they're going to do with Travis in there,"...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans have hit “rock bottom,” and Coach Gary Kubiak believes the quarterback who helped put them there can bring them back.
At least for now.
Schaub threw three passes for interceptions,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:19 PM
As far as the NFL and Los Angeles go, all is quiet on the Western front.
Or maybe we just need to look more closely.
The leading location remains AEG's downtown Farmers Field. Phil Anschutz's exclusive bargaining window is open until November 2014. It...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
America’s worst fans? Right now, it’s a close race between the folks who “root” for the Houston Texans and those who “occupy” the seats at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to cheer on the 49ers. With a “...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.
It capped a 70-yard drive in which...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There are dozens of reasons why the NFL deserves to go away, to be banished from our sight forever. There are at least two reasons why that won't happen.
Tradition and Peyton Manning.
The Oct. 8 PBS show "A League of Denial" was a journalistic...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Matt Schaub deserves better.
Sure, he may have thrown three interceptions -- including a pick six for an NFL-record fourth straight game -- in the Houston Texans' 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. But he and his family shouldn't have...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Matt Schaub is the greatest starting quarterback the Houston Texans have ever had.
Of course, that's not saying a whole lot since the 2002 expansion team has really had only one other regular starting quarterback -- David Carr, the guy Schaub was...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The NFL hasn't lost a star or two, it has lost a constellation.
A slew of injuries Sunday either ended the seasons or severely hampered a host of prominent players, among them St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, Houston linebacker Brian Cushing and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill giving the National Football League an enormous break -- at the expense of players who get hurt, sometimes devastatingly, entertaining the fans. He should be ashamed.
The measure (AB 1309) may have been the most...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Football won the night for NBC among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds Sunday night. But overruns from an explosive game between the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys helped CBS score a victory in total viewership.
On NBC, the contest between the...