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David Wharton

David Wharton is a feature sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. His work has won the Associated Press Sports Editors award for enterprise reporting and has been selected for the prestigious “Best American Sports Writing.” He has written for magazines such as Surfer and Men’s Fitness, and is the author of two nonfiction books, “Conquest” and “Yesterday & Today.”
Notre Dame needs to navigate one more November game to reach its destination — the College Football Playoff

It doesn’t matter that Notre Dame is undefeated and ranked third in the nation, one win over USC shy of earning a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Curling kerfuffle gives us yet another reason to like this peculiar sport

In any other Olympic sport, the news out of Canada might have sparked a major controversy. An Olympic champion had to be disqualified from a World Tour event when he and his teammates showed up drunk, thrashing about and cursing. But this was the sport of curling so, in some ways, it made sense.

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