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October 29, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Let's hear it for the Inland Division poll voters who have Corona Centennial (6-2) ranked No. 3 behind No. 1 Vista Murrieta and No. 2 Rancho Cucamonga. I think they're showing a lack of respect for the Huskies. Since losses to Long Beach Poly and Alemany of the Pac-5 Division, the Huskies have scored 55, 43, 70 and 55 points. Their defense is getting better. Robert Webber has passed for 2,078 yards and 15 touchdowns. Tre Watson has rushed for 1,959 yards and 30 touchdowns.
October 22, 2013 | By Matt Pearce and Melanie Mason
SPARKS, Nev.--Flags in Nevada have been ordered to half-staff and tributes continued to pour in Tuesday for a teacher who died trying to intervene when a student at his middle school shot two schoolmates before killing the instructor and himself. Officials and witnesses said that Sparks Middle School eighth-grade math teacher Michael Landsberry, a former Nevada Air National Guardsman who had done two tours of duty in Afghanistan, tried to intervene before the boy shot him at the school early Monday morning.
October 21, 2013 | Helene Elliott
The NHL's Wheel of Justice got several vigorous spins Monday, all dealing with infractions that caused head injuries. Colorado forward Cody McLeod was suspended five games for a boarding incident against Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall, New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner got two games for a hit to the head of Carolina forward Nathan Gerbe, and Dallas winger Ryan Garbutt was invited to an in-person interview regarding his ugly hit Sunday...
October 18, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Call it a midterm exam. Ninth-ranked UCLA plays at No. 13 Stanford on Saturday at the midpoint of the regular season. The Bruins are 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 Conference play, and this is the first time they have been in the Associated Press top 10 since 2005. Stanford, which is 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Pac-12, is coming off a loss at Utah but still carries national weight. "This is a measuring stick game, for ourselves and the nation, just to see what's going on here in Westwood," said UCLA receiver Shaquelle Evans.
October 18, 2013
Cassius Marsh carries about him a genteel nature in conversation. He speaks in a quiet tone, with a slight Cajun accent. He is reserved and easygoing. The private person doesn't seem to mesh with the sometimes volatile public persona he has developed as a defensive end for UCLA's football team. Marsh accepts that, and works to suppress a side he can't entirely separate from his personality. "With passion, when you're upset, comes anger," Marsh said. "Sometimes, when you're young and dumb, you don't know how to control it the right way. " The passion is a Stanford problem this week.
October 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
On NFL and college football rosters, this is the week for a little trash talking via text messages, tweets and Facebook postings. "I tell them, 'You went to the wrong school,' and they tell me the same thing," Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Brandon Mebane, a Crenshaw grad, says of running into a Dorsey alumnus. "It's all love and respect. " And a little teasing. It's Dorsey vs. Crenshaw week, and Friday's 6 p.m. Coliseum League game at Crenshaw is a big deal in the community.
October 11, 2013 | By Bob Pool
For decades it has struggled along as the Rodney Dangerfield of Los Angeles. Dismissed as urbanized sprawl and best known to some for its porn shoots and failed secession efforts, the San Fernando Valley never seems to get any respect when it's compared to the rest of Los Angeles. "In the past it's gotten the short end of the stick as far as its history is concerned. Things just disappear," said Tommy Gelinas, who owns a T-shirt printing plant in North Hollywood and has a lifelong fascination with the Valley.
October 4, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Count this as a huge Saturday for three ranked schools looking to update their status from nice story to national story. It doesn't get bigger, ready or not, for Washington, Northwestern and Maryland: •No. 15 Washington is at No. 5 Stanford in the most important game involving the Puget Sound players since the 2000 Rose Bowl season led by Rick Neuheisel. There is a buzz in Seattle that hearkens to the days of Don James and Warren Moon, the sweet smell of a national title chase and, yes, even probation.
September 30, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
When the National League playoff matchups were set Sunday, the Dodgers had a more immediate crisis with which to deal. L.A. plays the Atlanta Braves, but Matt Kemp is out for the rest of the season . With Andre Ethier questionable, the Dodgers could open the postseason with their top two center fielders lost to injury and utilityman Skip Schumaker starting in center field. The Braves were happy to talk about the Dodgers, though. They did not drop the "shock the world" cliche, but they wasted no time suggesting no one outside the clubhouse would pick them against a team that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called "the media-darling Dodgers.
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