Houston Mitchell is an assistant sports editor, writer of the Dodgers Dugout newsletter and editor of all of the sports newsletters for the Los Angeles Times. Mitchell was born in Redondo Beach and has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. He has worked for The Times since 1991 and hopes no one ever figures out that he gets paid to watch and write about sports for a living.
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The Rams’ defense shuts down Arizona to advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has never won a playoff game. In 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions, Stafford was 0-3 in postseason games, his last appearance coming in 2016.
The Rams traded two first-round picks and a third-round pick for a quarterback who enters the postseason in the same pickle that described the career of the previous Rams quarterback.
After scoring only 28 points in the first half, the Clippers went small to win big.
For the first time since Jan. 2017, USC fans can think realistically — not just dream fantastically — about someday receiving an invite to the College Football Playoff.
Both teams lose in overtime on a disappointing day for them.
According to a report Wednesday, the league has looked into the availability of Dallas’ AT&T Stadium as an alternate Super Bowl site should COVID-19 restrictions merit relocating the event.