September 6, 2012 |
Growing up in New Jersey, Anthony Sarao knew nothing about the team he chose every time he played a college football video game. He didn't know the names of No. 1 or No. 5 — representing Trojans receiver Mike Williams and running back Reggie Bush — but he knew that they had big gains or scored touchdowns every time he passed the virtual ball in their direction. "I didn't know who they were because I'm on the East Coast," Sarao explains. "But we started to know once Reggie kept being on ESPN.
October 21, 2013 |
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 Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne, all of whom will sit out the rest of the season because of knee injuries. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least a month because of a torn groin muscle. Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley remained in the hospital Monday because of a neck injury, and his football future is uncertain.
January 2, 2009 |
The stadium lights of the Rose Bowl burn bright in Brian Cushing's mind. They should. The senior has played under them six times while at USC. But there's something about the postseason. When the longhaired linebacker took the historic Pasadena field Thursday, it marked the fourth start of his USC Rose Bowl career. "Four years -- so much up-and-down joy," a dirt-stained Cushing said after USC beat Penn State, 38-24.
April 26, 2009 |
After a while, USC linebacker Rey Maualuga stopped watching the NFL draft. "Friends would text me and I'd feel the phone vibrate," Maualuga said in a phone interview Saturday from his home in Eureka, Calif. "I thought, 'It's cool, I'm getting picked.' Then I'd say, 'Dang.' " Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews and Maualuga were expected to become the first trio of players from the same unit to be picked in the first round.
April 24, 2009 |
USC linebacker Rey Maualuga is a hitter not a hittee, so it's somewhat appropriate that the weight of this reality has not fully struck him: Life as he knows it is about to change. "I guess it really hasn't sunk in yet that tomorrow will be my last day as a college athlete," Maualuga said in a phone interview Thursday from his home in Eureka, Calif. "It's strange to think it's over." Over, and just beginning.
September 11, 2013 |
Denver Broncos star Von Miller can't seem to stay out of trouble. The Pro Bowl linebacker, serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, was stopped by law enforcement last week and cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license, according to a report by CBS4 in Denver. Miller, who set a franchise record with 18 1/2 sacks last season, reportedly was stopped near his home in Arapahoe County. He had been arrested in August after failing to appear in court on misdemeanor traffic violations.
September 10, 2013 |
The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board. The announcement on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. Earlier, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst was elected an IOC member. DeFrantz's victory confirmed an end to difficult relations between the U.S. and the Olympic movement. "There were some hard feelings," DeFrantz said earlier in the week.
October 27, 2007 |
No. 9 USC (6-1, 3-1 ) at No. 5 Oregon (6-1, 3-1) Today, noon, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore. TV: FSN Prime Ticket. Radio: 710, 1330 1Poised passers. USC's Mark Sanchez needs to keep his cool and not be unnerved by the noise and the pressure to play mistake-free for the second week in a row. Oregon's Dennis Dixon must keep the Trojans off balance with runs and passes and must avoid the interceptions that hurt the Ducks in a 31-24 loss to California. 2Got your back.
October 13, 2012 |
Green Bay (2-3) at Houston (5-0) Time: 5:15 PDT. TV: Channel 4 Story line: Green Bay has stumbled through the replacement refs' gaffe in Seattle, a blown 18-point lead in Indianapolis and the surprising drop in play by QB Aaron Rodgers. He's been sacked 21 times, RB Cedric Benson is lost to injury, and WR Greg Jennings and TE Jermichael Finley are sore. The Texans also suffered a big loss. Tackles leader Brian Cushing is out with a torn knee ligament. Packers said: "We clearly have ¿ higher expectations of ourselves.