November 25, 2013 |
It was "Friday Night Lights" in Corona, high school football center stage. The joy of anticipation bubbled over. Teenage players couldn't wait. Parents and friends were in the stands. The communities that embrace Corona Santiago High and Upland High were bundled up and full-throated. This was a quarterfinal game in the Southern Section Inland Division playoffs. Winning meant advancing to another game, more joyful anticipation, more pats on the back and maybe even longer looks from college scouts.
November 23, 2013 |
Keaton Row has added a new twist to online shopping. The website, created by Harvard Business School graduates Cheryl Han and Elenor Mak, pairs shoppers with fashion advisors from all over the country, based on a personal style Q&A given to each new member who signs onto the site. Think online dating but with a refreshed and personalized wardrobe, not a first date, as the goal. "What we realized is that people want a back-to-basics, personal touch when shopping online," Han says.
November 23, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. - One unlikely dream scenario for USC ended, but another remained very much alive on Saturday night. The No. 23 Trojans' 47-29 victory over Colorado at chilly Folsom Field extended their winning streak to five games and increased the momentum for interim Coach Ed Orgeron's bid to become USC's permanent head coach. Tailback Javorius Allen rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Cody Kessler passed for two scores and the defense forced two turnovers as USC improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12 Conference.
November 20, 2013 |
Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, he of legendary fourth-and-nine heroics against Notre Dame, animatedly led USC players out of the Coliseum tunnel and onto the field for the Trojans' game Saturday against then-fifth-ranked Stanford. It proved a prescient bit of celebrity scheduling after quarterback Cody Kessler produced his own fourth-down moment during USC's game-winning drive. Kessler's stirring performance in the 20-17 upset showed a young quarterback coming of age. Leinart, who guided USC to two national titles, had predicted as much.
November 17, 2013 |
DeAndre Jordan can ice the aching feet. He can wrap the tired knees. Soothing his newest defensive asset requires a more creative remedy. "A lot of tea," the Clippers center said late Saturday night. "Something with a lot of honey in it. " That's right, nothing says quality defense quite like Jordan's motormouth, which is running from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Just go to a Clippers game and listen. He's often talking on defense even before the ball crosses halfcourt, letting his teammates know what's happening and what they need to do about it. "I'm out front and I can't see everything behind me," Clippers point guard Chris Paul said.
November 15, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - As Stanley Cup rematches go, this left something to be desired. On Friday night, the Kings played the New Jersey Devils for the first time in almost 17 months - and it was an uninspiring game until late in the third period, finally decided by Dwight King's goal, his sixth of the season, with less than seven minutes to go in regulation. King was stationed in front of Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, when he redirected Jake Muzzin's point shot, and for the second time in the last two nights the Kings were on their way to pulling out a road victory in the third period.