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February 28, 2010 | Sam Farmer
The top two quarterbacks at the NFL scouting combine both have something to prove. Oklahoma's Sam Bradford wants to show his shoulder can handle the rigors of pro football. Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen wants to prove he can shoulder the responsibility of being a leader -- and shrug off his reputation for being arrogant and smug. "Some people say I'm cocky, I'm arrogant, I'm not a good leader, I'm not a good teammate," Westlake Village's Clausen said Saturday. "I think the people who are out there saying those things really don't know me as a person.
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November 25, 2009 | Wire Reports
Albert Pujols' third National League MVP award put him in select company. Only Barry Bonds has more. "I'm just humbled," the first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals said. Pujols won unanimously Tuesday, becoming the first player to repeat since Bonds won four in a row in 2001-04. Pujols, who also won in 2005, received all 32 first-place votes and 448 points in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America. He became the first unanimous MVP since Bonds in 2002.
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November 9, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The season seems stuck in third gear. It has been good, but not great -- more interesting than compelling. There has been no bang (yet) for your Buckeye. The fall has lacked a wipe-out weekend and over-the-top drama. Maybe it's coming, but it's getting late. In 2007, you had a different No. 2 every week chinning to the top only to get knocked off the bar. Appalachian State shocked Michigan that year and Stanford took USC by sneak attack. On the final weekend, with jaws agape, we watched two-loss Louisiana State go from No. 7 in the Bowl Championship Series standings on Friday to No. 2 on Sunday.
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November 8, 2009 | Associated Press
. --Navy did it to Notre Dame again -- and this loss to the Midshipmen was even more costly. Craig Schaefer sacked Jimmy Clausen in the end zone with 60 seconds left Saturday and Navy held on for a 23-21 victory, its second straight at Notre Dame Stadium. "I love playing in South Bend," safety Wyatt Middleton said. "I love playing here." No. 19 Notre Dame (6-3) scored with 24 seconds left on a 31-yard pass from Clausen to Golden Tate to cut the lead to two, but the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds.
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October 29, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC safety Taylor Mays prides himself on making physical plays, but he was shocked that some recent ones resounded all the way to nation's capital. That's what happened Wednesday when Mays got blindsided by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on NFL head injuries. Lungren, a Notre Dame graduate, first talked about former Oakland Raiders player Jack Tatum setting the bar for hits designed to injure. He then complained about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow being rushed back from a concussion before finally getting to Mays.
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October 23, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
Kendry Morales and the free-swinging, still-breathing Angels obviously haven't got their fill of autumn in New York. . . . Why does it seem so inviting? . . . The New York Yankees can still be had, especially if the Angels can take the bat out of Alex Rodriguez's hands and avoid having to rely too heavily on suddenly shaky Brian Fuentes . . . . John Lackey was given a quicker hook in Game 5 than the clown climbing the rocks beyond the outfield wall. . . . Just like the fan, Mike Scioscia's move was all wet. . . . When the resilient Angels later rallied, saving their manager from another long winter of soul-sucking second-guessing, nobody looked more relieved than Scioscia.
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October 21, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC quarterback Matt Barkley began the season projected as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate -- in 2010 or 2011. But the freshman's name popped up Tuesday in the HeismanPundit.com poll, which features votes taken from 13 voters across the country. Alabama running back Mark Ingram was first, Florida tailback Tim Tebow second and Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen third. Barkley, who passed for 380 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans' 34-27 victory over Notre Dame, made his first appearance in the poll at No. 13. Times writers do not participate in Heisman balloting or the poll.
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October 18, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
It was USC versus Notre Dame so you knew who was going to win, but at least it wasn't 81-0 or 45-2 or Irish fans crying their eyes out. It was OK to watch this time. For the first time since 2005 -- the "Bush Push" classic -- the rivalry had a pulse again, which was mostly USC's fault for thinking a 20-point lead with 13 minutes left was enough. "We've got work to do," safety Taylor Mays said afterward. Start with a meeting room, a chalkboard, a film projector and a title: "How to finish the job."
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October 18, 2009 | Gary Klein
Early in the fourth quarter, it looked like another rout. With one second left, it had the makings of another classic. But in the end, all sixth-ranked USC's 34-27 victory over No. 25 Notre Dame did Saturday was extend the Trojans' recent dominance in college football greatest intersectional rivalry. When a short pass by Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen skidded through the end zone on the final play at Notre Dame Stadium, the Trojans exhaled, their eighth consecutive victory over the Fighting Irish secured.
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October 18, 2009 | Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
USC tight end Anthony McCoy enjoyed a career game on Saturday in the sixth-ranked Trojans' 34-27 victory over No. 25 Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium. McCoy, a senior, caught five passes for 153 yards and set up two touchdowns and a field goal. His yardage was the most by a tight end in USC history, school officials said. "Statistically, it was my best game, but you always have stuff to sharpen up," he said. "I could have done better in the blocking game, which is real key."
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