December 24, 2007 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Neil Rackers gained a measure of redemption and sent the Atlanta Falcons to another loss in their demoralizing season. Rackers kicked a 29-yard field goal as the fourth quarter ended, then made one from 31 yards on the first possession of overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals a 30-27 victory. Rackers celebrated by sliding on his knees across the grass. He missed what would have been a game-winning 32-yarder in a loss to San Francisco a month ago.
November 11, 2004 |
Louisville needed less than seven minutes to shake off nemesis Texas Christian and roll to another big victory. Stefan LeFors threw three touchdown passes Wednesday night and the No. 12 Cardinals scored on their first three possessions in a 55-28 rout of the Horned Frogs in a Conference USA game. LeFors completed 13 of 21 passes for 275 yards as the Cardinals (7-1, 5-0) defeated the Horned Frogs for the first time in four meetings since 2001.
April 7, 2012 |
Holy Candy, the horse part-owned by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, was scratched Saturday morning from the Santa Anita Derby, a few hours before the 75th running of the $750,000 race that serves as a major prep for the Kentucky Derby. Holy Candy will instead run in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 14. Brees is one of 12 members of Donkey Island Racing, which owns Holy Candy along with breeder Craig Stables, headed by Jenny Craig. Alex Solis Jr., who manages Donkey Island Racing, said trainer John Sadler wanted to give Holy Candy an extra week off, plus he likes the horse's chances at Keeneland better.
August 9, 2012 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora apologized before practice Thursday for comments he made during a radio show Wednesday. Mora, in discussing recruiting, said he makes a point to tell parents how safe it is at UCLA, adding, “We don't have murders a block from our campus.” The slayings of two Chinese graduate students near the USC campus in April became international news. Mora stood by his comments Thursday morning, saying that he was not referring to a particular campus. In the afternoon Mora said, “After learning the details of the shooting downtown earlier this year, I can understand how my comments on the radio yesterday could be interpreted as insensitive to the victims and their families.
April 11, 2012 |
Brendyn Taylor, a guard from Los Angeles Fairfax High, has signed a national letter of intent with USC, the school announced Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period for basketball. Taylor, 6-feet-2 and 170 pounds, averaged 18 points a game last season. "He has a great upside," Coach Kevin O'Neill said in a statement. "He is an athletic wing whose best days are ahead of him. " Taylor, the son of former NBA and ABA player Brian Taylor, is part of a class that also includes November signees J.T. Terrell and Strahinja Gavrilovic.
November 27, 2008 |
Washington has one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Its season is nearly over. After notching a clutch 13-16 loss to Washington State, the Huskies pawed (0-11) their way closer to a Bottom Ten title but their work isn't over yet. There's still another game to mess up against California. Meanwhile, threatening gestures were being made by the mysterious SMUs, who have taken over No.