March 22, 2012 |
From Peyton to Payton — with Tim Tebow in the middle — this has been a remarkable news week for the NFL. From the Denver Broncos signing Peyton Manning , the most decorated free agent in league history, to Commissioner Roger Goodell dropping the hammer on New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton in response to the bounty scandal and subsequent cover-up, the last few days have underscored the fact that even during a period that should...
November 10, 2007 |
BERKELEY -- The Heisman Trophy campaign for wide receiver DeSean Jackson includes a splashy feature on California's website titled, "The 1 to Watch." USC defensive backs will be watching -- and no doubt listening to -- Jackson today when the 12th-ranked Trojans play the 24th-ranked Golden Bears at Memorial Stadium. Senior cornerback Terrell Thomas, in particular, has been waiting for a showdown with the former Long Beach Poly High star.
January 3, 2010 |
DeSean Jackson's remarkable ability to get behind players -- defensive backs, particularly -- has propelled the Philadelphia receiver to the Pro Bowl in only his second season. But Jackson has never been behind players quite the way he was on draft day in 2008, when he not only tumbled out of the first round, but saw six receivers selected in front of him in the second. It was a humbling, albeit brief, experience for the former California star who now chops defenders down to size on a weekly basis.
November 4, 2006 |
California sophomore wide receiver DeSean Jackson likes UCLA. He really does. After all, his cousin, Marcus Everett, along with several former teammates and friends play for the Bruins. But when the Bears face UCLA today at Memorial Stadium, Jackson will not hold back from adding more misery for the Bruins, who have lost three games in a row. "Oh yeah, I want to put on a show for my hometown people," said Jackson, who attended Long Beach Poly High and spurned UCLA and USC to attend Cal.
December 19, 2010 |
On do-or-die Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles did a little of both. They died, then somehow got it done. While Kansas City and Indianapolis had the luxury of some breathing room in their successful must-win outings, it's unclear whether the city of Philadelphia has even exhaled yet. The Eagles pulled off the most stunning comeback of the season ? the biggest fourth-quarter rally in club history ? erasing a three-touchdown deficit to the host New York Giants with four touchdowns in the final 7 minutes 28 seconds.
April 5, 2014 |
What a difference a (pro) day makes. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout that NFL scouts traditionally expect to be polished and seamless. Manziel is the top pick in this mock draft, and Bridgewater tumbles out of the first round. That's based not only on the players' pro day performances, but also on the seismic shift of free agency, in which teams such as Oakland and Tampa Bay addressed (at least for the time being)
November 16, 2010 |
While Michael Vick was screaming toward the sky, a black pit bull named Mel was standing quietly by a door. On this night, like many other nights, Mel was waiting for his owners to take him outside, but he couldn't alert them with a bark. He doesn't bark. He won't bark. The bark has been beaten out of him. While Michael Vick was running for glory, Mel was cowering toward a wall. Every time the 4-year-old dog meets a stranger, he goes into convulsions. He staggers back into a wall for protection.
January 12, 2014 |
Arizona's top-ranked basketball team led USC, 34-31, at halftime Sunday night, but the Trojans put up a stiff fight. USC led, 27-23, with about five minutes left in the half before the unbeaten Wildcats pulled ahead at the Galen Center. Arizona was led by junior guard T.J. McConnell, who has converted all three of his three-point shots and had 11 points overall. Byron Wesley, also a junior guard, led USC with nine points. ALSO: DeSean Jackson robbed of $325,000 in cash and jewelry Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 30?