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December 11, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Clay Matthews' star power has captured the attention of both the NFL fan base and offensive coordinators, who've spent this season seeking to double-team the third-year Green Bay Packers linebacker from USC. Matthews' sack and tackle numbers are down from last season, when he contributed 13.5 sacks and nearly four tackles a game for the Super Bowl champions. After Sunday's 46-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders, Matthews has six sacks and 38 tackles. As the calendar turned to December in a big game last week, Matthews began asserting himself at critical times, intercepting a pass by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and returning it for a touchdown, recording a sack and forcing a fumble.
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February 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell, known for hiring top assistant coaches, has hired former Loyola High and Cal State Northridge Coach Jeff Kearin as his defensive coordinator and former UCLA receiver Mike Sherrard as his offensive coordinator. Another hire is former Oaks Christian assistant Clay Matthews, who is returning to be the associate director of football operations and work with the freshman-sophomore team and varsity when he's not going to watch his sons, Clay and Casey, play in NFL games.
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March 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Clay Matthews does not have two broken legs. Or even one for that matter. As far as we know, that is. Since when is it news when someone is not horribly injured? Ever since some sicko created a website that claims to allow other sickos to concoct fake news reports about "any player, any team, two broken legs in glorious traffic accident!" How nice. Apparently just one broken leg isn't quite horrific enough. Anyway, the alleged purpose of this site is to help fantasy football owners get a competitive advantage over everyone else in their league (a.k.a., cheat)
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December 31, 2013 | Sam Farmer
So … we meet again. Three of this weekend's four NFL wild-card games are rematches from the regular season, with New Orleans at Philadelphia being the only first-time matchup. The most recent of these meetings came two weeks ago when Indianapolis won at Kansas City, 23-7. The Colts, who play host to the Chiefs on Saturday, took advantage of four turnovers in that game. Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith had a fumble and was picked off twice after tallying just six interceptions in the first 14 games.
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April 17, 2013 | Wire reports
The Green Bay Packers locked up star linebacker Clay Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday as the team took care of one of its top two stars in need of new deals. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also in negotiations for an extension. Matthews posted a picture of himself on Twitter signing the deal, saying, "Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!" The Packers did not announce terms of the extension, but NFL.com's Albert Breer reported the deal as a five-year extension worth $66 million.
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September 21, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Clay Matthews was once an unpaid intern at NFL Network and was assigned his share of grunt work at the Culver City studios. So the Green Bay linebacker knows something about making copies. It's fitting, then, that the former USC standout would follow the best game of his career — a three-sack game against Philadelphia in the opener — with a carbon-copy performance: three more sacks against Buffalo in Week 2. Matthews is the first player in Packers history to have consecutive three-sack games, and the NFL's first player to do so since Seattle's Patrick Kerney in 2007.
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January 26, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clay Matthews is 43, going on 17. His body is unbreakable, his spirit unshakable. How else to explain a man who played 19 years as a linebacker in the NFL, walked away from the game with his knee ligaments intact, then turned to snowboarding and dirt-bike racing so he could hang out with his five children? "His friend tells me he's coming home in a body bag one day," said Matthews' wife, Leslie.
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May 4, 2009 | Mike Penner
After having been scouted for months, even years, two new Green Bay Packers turned the tables on the pros shortly after they were drafted in the first round. Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji and USC linebacker Clay Matthews were chosen ninth and 26th, respectively, by Green Bay -- selections that prompted them to rush to the computer to do some fact-finding about their new environs.
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June 6, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Clay Matthews is locked out of the sport he loves, but the Green Bay Packers linebacker still gets to do something that's only a fantasy for most NFL players. He gets to punch a reporter. "And when haven't I wanted to do that?" said Matthews, who may have been joking. The reporter on the other end of those fists is Jay Glazer, who leads a bizarre double life. When he's not working as the NFL insider for Fox, he's at a gym in Hollywood, training some of the league's elite players in mixed martial arts.
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August 31, 1990
Linebacker Clay Matthews, who played at USC, agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns, ending a five-week holdout.
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December 26, 2013 | Wire Reports
Serena Williams nearly owned women's tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year. Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer Annika Sorenstam and tennis player Maureen Connolly. Only track and golf star Babe Didrikson (6) and tennis star Chris Evert (4) have more selections since the award was first given in 1931. Williams was a runaway winner in voting by the media, garnering 55 of 96 votes. Women's basketball player Brittney Griner was second with 14 votes.
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April 17, 2013 | Wire reports
The Green Bay Packers locked up star linebacker Clay Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday as the team took care of one of its top two stars in need of new deals. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also in negotiations for an extension. Matthews posted a picture of himself on Twitter signing the deal, saying, "Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!" The Packers did not announce terms of the extension, but NFL.com's Albert Breer reported the deal as a five-year extension worth $66 million.
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March 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Clay Matthews does not have two broken legs. Or even one for that matter. As far as we know, that is. Since when is it news when someone is not horribly injured? Ever since some sicko created a website that claims to allow other sickos to concoct fake news reports about "any player, any team, two broken legs in glorious traffic accident!" How nice. Apparently just one broken leg isn't quite horrific enough. Anyway, the alleged purpose of this site is to help fantasy football owners get a competitive advantage over everyone else in their league (a.k.a., cheat)
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August 11, 2012 | By Dan Pompei
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nick Perry has found his first training camp to be quite a transition. Perry, a first-round draft pick who is playing outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers after playing defensive end at USC, has had some ups and downs. Some believe it might take him awhile before he is ready to be a significant contributor. "The hardest thing is seeing the bigger picture," Perry said. "You have to know where everyone is on the field. You have to learn our plays. That's one of the hardest things - make sure you don't get calls mixed up. " Perry said Dom Capers' defensive playbook may have three times as much information as his college playbook.
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December 11, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Clay Matthews' star power has captured the attention of both the NFL fan base and offensive coordinators, who've spent this season seeking to double-team the third-year Green Bay Packers linebacker from USC. Matthews' sack and tackle numbers are down from last season, when he contributed 13.5 sacks and nearly four tackles a game for the Super Bowl champions. After Sunday's 46-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders, Matthews has six sacks and 38 tackles. As the calendar turned to December in a big game last week, Matthews began asserting himself at critical times, intercepting a pass by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and returning it for a touchdown, recording a sack and forcing a fumble.
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September 17, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Philadelphia's Michael Vick will be the man in the spotlight Sunday when he returns to Atlanta to play his old team. But Casey Matthews will be the man in the middle. Matthews, a rookie from Oregon, will make his second start at middle linebacker for the Eagles, who will be put to the test by a Michael Turner-led Falcons run game. The Eagles gave up 154 yards rushing at St. Louis last Sunday, underscoring some concerns about their inexperienced linebackers — Matthews flanked by a pair of seventh-round picks, Jamar Chaney (drafted in 2010)
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February 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell, known for hiring top assistant coaches, has hired former Loyola High and Cal State Northridge Coach Jeff Kearin as his defensive coordinator and former UCLA receiver Mike Sherrard as his offensive coordinator. Another hire is former Oaks Christian assistant Clay Matthews, who is returning to be the associate director of football operations and work with the freshman-sophomore team and varsity when he's not going to watch his sons, Clay and Casey, play in NFL games.
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September 23, 2008 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
"Clay, do you want to go in?" The offer always came in the waning moments of blowouts, a time when nonscholarship football players are rewarded for sacrifice and hard work in practice. USC Coach Pete Carroll asked. So did linebackers coach Ken Norton. "Clay, do you want to go in?" The year was 2004. USC was in the midst of an undefeated national championship season.
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June 6, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Clay Matthews is locked out of the sport he loves, but the Green Bay Packers linebacker still gets to do something that's only a fantasy for most NFL players. He gets to punch a reporter. "And when haven't I wanted to do that?" said Matthews, who may have been joking. The reporter on the other end of those fists is Jay Glazer, who leads a bizarre double life. When he's not working as the NFL insider for Fox, he's at a gym in Hollywood, training some of the league's elite players in mixed martial arts.
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February 4, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
The debate over which Super Bowl XLV team has the edge can be argued convincingly from either side. On this, however, there's no splitting hairs: Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel has the best, most-prodigious, most-talked-about beard of the week. And not just by a whisker. "There's no other beard that matches it," Keisel conceded, trying to maintain some modesty, "so it's just 'The Beard.'" Just about every other Steeler has some sort of facial hair ? including their bearded coach and quarterback ?
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