September 22, 2011 |
Jacksonville (1-1) at Carolina (0-2) Sunday, 10 a.m. Panthers 24, Jaguars 17 TV: None. DirecTV: 704. Line: Panthers by 3. O/U: 43. Back-to-back 400-yard passing performances weren't enough to net Cam Newton his first NFL victory. He'll throw for fewer yards against the Jaguars, but get one in the "W" column. Houston (2-0) at New Orleans (1-1) Sunday, 10 a.m. Saints 28, Texans 21 TV: None.
September 12, 2011 |
Rookie quarterbacks aren't supposed to look comfortable in their debuts, especially on the road. Rookie quarterbacks aren't supposed to make a seamless transition from a college spread offense to a pro-style NFL scheme. Rookie quarterbacks — especially ones known for accuracy problems — aren't supposed to begin their pro careers by throwing for 400 yards. These are NFL rules of thumb. Then, there's Newton's Law. Carolina's Cam Newton was the buzz of the league Monday after throwing for 422 yards — the most by a rookie quarterback making his first start — in a 28-21 loss at Arizona.
August 19, 2011 |
USC's Matt Kalil is regarded as one of the elite left tackles in college football, a top prospect at one of the NFL's premium positions. But the 6-foot-7, 295-pound junior is trying to put 2012 draft forecasts out of his mind. "It's pretty cool having those [projections] about you, I'm not going to lie," he said this week. "But I care about the ones after the season. "It's all about my team right now. That's what I'm focused on. " Kalil returned Friday after sitting out a few days of practices because of knee soreness.
July 24, 2011 |
Scanning the long-range forecast for Spartanburg, S.C., Ryan Kalil sits in the comfort of Manhattan Beach and can't help but cringe -- the wilting heat, the steam-room humidity, the relentless thunderstorms. Carolina Panthers training camp is the last place he wants to be this summer. And the only place. Kalil isn't just the team's starting center, but he's also the anchor of its offensive line, the club's franchise player coming off his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.
June 4, 2011 |
Los Angeles is a city that lives in the present and looks to the future. Time passes here in a blur, and there's usually little appetite for weaving together the strands of memory into the stories we call history — and few hungry to hear them when we do. Even so, Thursday's unexpected death of the onetime Black Panther, Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, is one of those events worth pausing to consider because he was half of one of our city's most fascinating...
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June 3, 2011 |
Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63. Pratt, whose case became for many a symbol of racial injustices during the turbulent 1960s, died Thursday at his home in a small village in Tanzania, said his sister Virginia. The cause was not given. Pratt's case became a cause celebre for a range of supporters, including elected officials, activists, Amnesty International, clergy and celebrities who believed he was framed by Los Angeles police and the FBI because he was African American and a member of the radical Black Panthers.
April 29, 2011 |
The NFL is a passing league. Nobody made that case in a more compelling way Thursday than the four teams that took quarterbacks in the first 12 picks of the draft -- the biggest early run since 1999. The NFL is a passing league. Don't remind the Baltimore Ravens, who had the 26th pick and were trying to negotiate a trade with Chicago when the clock ran out on them. That allowed the next team in line, the Kansas City Chiefs, to slip in and make their pick before the Ravens could regroup.
February 16, 2011 |
Reese Morgan is averaging 27.3 points for Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula and has a scholarship waiting for him at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He scored 54 points in a victory over Lawndale Leuzinger last month. His basketball team is seeded No. 1 in the Southern Section Division 2A playoffs. If only people knew what was required of him to reach this point in his journey.... Growing up in San Pedro, Morgan remembers shooting baskets in the dark in his front yard. When he went for walks in his neighborhood, he took along a basketball to dribble.
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January 29, 2011 |
His unblinking yet compassionate photographs in the 1950s and '60s documented Los Angeles' beat culture and emerging art scene, the civil rights movement here and in the Deep South, the Black Panthers and antiwar protests. Yet Charles Brittin was relatively unknown. Sidelined by declining health beginning in the '70s, he faded from the scene as documentary photographers were first being recognized as artists, said Andrew Perchuk, deputy director of the Getty Research Institute, which holds Brittin's photographic archive.
January 7, 2011
COMPASS BOWL When: 9 a.m. PST. Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala. TV: ESPN. About Kentucky (6-6 ): The Wildcats have been up and down since a 3-0 start but feature some big playmakers. Quarterback Mike Hartline is second in the SEC in passing and the team ranked third in the conference in total yards per game with 437.2. Running back Derrick Locke is quick and wide receiver Randall Cobb can play multiple positions. About Pittsburgh (7-5 )