April 26, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- It's called the NFL draft, but it's almost like a high-stakes game of lining up dominoes. The first one is in place -- the Miami Dolphins made Michigan tackle Jake Long the No. 1 overall selection -- and the rest will begin falling today, when two of the seven rounds take place. According to the NFL, more people will be watching the draft than the NBA playoffs when the two events are being aired at the same time.
January 8, 2013 |
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV is taking the next step with its in-house channel Audience Network. Best known as the channel that gave a second chance to critically acclaimed but low-rated dramas "Damages" and "Friday Night Lights," the Audience Network is now making a big push into original scripted programming with the drama "Rogue. " Set to premiere in April, "Rogue" is a gritty and dark look at a detective (Thandie Newton) who goes undercover and finds herself crossing lines and putting her career in jeopardy.
February 21, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Long might never match what his father or brother has done in the NFL, but the Oregon offensive lineman is pretty proud he's gotten this far. As the son of Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long, and the younger brother of St. Louis defensive end Chris Long, the No. 2 overall pick in 2008, Kyle took a bumpy, circuitous route to the scouting combine. That included a failed attempt at a baseball career and a battle with addiction, making an accomplishment such as an invitation to the combine that much more meaningful to him. "I fought my way back, and I'm standing here today as somebody who's at the NFL combine," Long said Thursday, the first day of player evaluations at the six-day annual event.
April 27, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- An NFL draft day that started Long (Jake) and Long (Chris) wound up being very deep for USC. A school-record seven Trojans were selected in the first two rounds. That eclipsed the previous mark of five, set in 1968 and 2006. USC Coach Pete Carroll envisioned this type of NFL payoff when he took over the football program before the 2001 season.
July 18, 1994 |
Mom affixed the name tag to my pressed rayon shirt and wetted down my cowlick. I kissed her on the cheek and set off on this World Cup soccer assignment. . . . kicking and screaming. I didn't want to meet the new kids. Like most Americans, I considered unworthy variants of football not flanked by the words National and League. I expected to grow sick and tired of soccer and, initially, this was the case.
March 11, 1989
Something terrible must have happened to Cat Stevens. CHRIS BURTON Long Beach