February 12, 2014 |
This is a important week for UCLA as the Bruins try to keep first-place Arizona within reach. This is also a vital week for UCLA's opponent Thursday, Colorado. As is next week, and the week after that, and so on. The Buffaloes enter their game against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion trying to gussy up their image. A month ago, they were ranked 15th in the nation and had the look of a serious challenger in the Pac-12 Conference championship race. Then star guard Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a season-ending knee injury.
January 16, 2014 |
BOULDER, Colo. - People don't talk with UCLA guard Norman Powell about offense very often. Defense, sure. Maybe a little chitchat about what others on the team are doing. Occasionally there will be one of those backboard-vibrating tomahawk dunks that requires a comment. But not offense. Certainly not that fellas,-climb-on-my-back type of offense. Yet there was Powell in the hallway at the Coors Events Center, getting to gab about a performance that got the No. 25 Bruins out of town with a 69-56 victory over No. 21 Colorado on Thursday.
January 16, 2014 |
USC at Colorado , Saturday at Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo., 11 a.m. PST, Fox Sports 1 - Although Colorado's leading scorer, Spencer Dinwiddie, was lost for the season with an injury, the Buffaloes still have three players averaging double figures in scoring. USC lost to Colorado in Boulder a year ago, 66-60.
January 1, 2014 |
Time to round up the usual Pac-12 Conference suspects as well as those who may be suspect. Arizona enters conference play ranked No. 1 in the nation, taking its familiar role as Pac-12 behemoth. UCLA has old-school tradition and was the 2013 regular-season champion but has played a junior varsity nonconference schedule. Oregon won the Pac-12 tournament last season and is ranked 10th, getting as much out of Phil Knight's Nike money as the Ducks' football team. Then there is Colorado.
December 20, 2013 |
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Southern California: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and fierce con games intact. Christopher Shinn's "Dying City" delicately explored the slipperiness of traumatic memory in a multilayered production at Rogue Machine. John Douglas Thompson and Glynn Turman brought anguish and ecstasy to the searing Mark Taper Forum revival of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
November 25, 2013 |
Is rocker Jon Bon Jovi angling to be an NFL owner? According to a report by CBS' Jason La Canfora, Bon Jovi is "consumed" with buying an NFL team and is positioned to make a play for the Buffalo Bills when they eventually are up for sale. Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, has said the team will not remain in his family after his death. The CBS report, citing unnamed source, said Rogers Communications in Toronto is the "prime suitor" for the franchise, but that Bon Jovi "has spent considerable time in the area getting to know politicians and power brokers and even added a [concert]
November 23, 2013 |
It's been an eventful week for Ed Orgeron. USC's upset victory over Stanford returned the Trojans to the top 25 in the media and coaches' polls, and also earned them a spot in the Bowl Championship Series standings. Orgeron was announced as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club coach-of-the-year award -- the only interim coach on the list -- and former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel penned and then sang an ode to "Coach O" on television. Finally, former USC coach Lane Kiffin proclaimed that making Orgeron the Trojans' permanent coach should be a no-brainer.
November 13, 2013 |
The Buffalo Sabres shook up their front office and looked to their past to improve their prospects for the future. Team owner Terry Pegula fired Darcy Regier, who had been the Sabres' general manager since 1997, and Coach Ron Rolston and hired Pat LaFontaine, a Hockey Hall of Fame forward and former Sabre, to become director of hockey operations. LaFontaine's surprise coaching choice was Ted Nolan, who had coached the Sabres for two seasons but left the organization in 1997 following a high-profile feud with goaltender Dominik Hasek.