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March 30, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
NEW ORLEANS — Folks on Bourbon Street and other rues are saying this might be the best Final Two in NCAA history. "All four teams here are great," Ohio State guard Aaron Craft said Friday. Oh yeah — four. But you wouldn't know it based on the buildup for Saturday's NCAA semifinal between Kentucky and Louisville. "I would say this is probably the most amped-up Final Four game in college basketball history," Louisville guard Peyton Siva said. Few big games in history — OK, no big game in history — has been preceded by rival fans getting in a fight while awaiting dialysis treatment.
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November 29, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Ask the coaches of the high school football teams in The Times' top 25 rankings (and an extra Herrington brother) to make a prediction on the UCLA-USC football game and many are torn. Some are graduates of UCLA or USC, or have wives who graduated from either school, and their prediction could result in retaliation at home. Others have assistants with ties to one or the other school, and that could cause staff turmoil. Most expressed strong feelings of support toward UCLA Coach Jim Mora and USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron.
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December 8, 2012
NEW YORK AT BROOKLYN: Tuesday, 4 p.m. PST. TV: ESPN. These teams have moved beyond the battle for city bragging rights. Way beyond. The Knicks have already handed the Miami Heat a pair of 20-point losses, and the long-lost Nets have found their way, even with Joe Johnson having misplaced his shooting touch. Oh, and Brooklyn also beat the Knicks last month after point guard Deron Williams collected 16 points and 14 assists. The "Broook-lynnn" chants inside the Barclays Center that night finally made the Nets feel welcome in a rivalry game in their own home, after years of being drowned out by Knicks fans in New Jersey.
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October 31, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
For a high school football player to walk onto a field with more than 20,000 passionate fans cheering and yelling for school and community pride is something Ty'Jon Delancy of Los Angeles Garfield can't wait to experience on Friday night in the 79th installment of the East L.A. Classic at East Los Angeles College. "It's amazing," he said. "It's one of a kind. When you go out there, it's like, 'Whoa.' " Where else can someone 5 foot 6, 156 pounds have one night where he could be the star in a football game against rival Los Angeles Roosevelt?
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December 10, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama played coin-flipper, color commentator and spectator as he attended his first Army-Navy game as commander-in-chief Saturday. The 112th meeting of the two service academies was played for the first time in the Washington area, drawing not only the president but also Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Obama flipped a special Ronald Reagan centennial coin to determine home field advantage before the game. It came up tails, as called for by the Army captains.
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March 17, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Most NHL coaches divide the season into quarters or 10-game segments and set goals for wins or points. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau takes a shorter-term view, preferring to break things down into digestible, one-week chunks. "That just comes from when I played," he said Sunday. "If you said, 'We've got 14 games left and we win 12, we're there,' it's too far in advance to get excited. But if you have weekly goals, the numbers seem so much more palatable. Usually, if you win two out of three you're OK. " The Ducks, who have earned points in 10 straight games (7-0-3)
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January 15, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The Clippers and Lakers played Saturday night at Staples Center in a matchup some dubbed "Battle: L.A. " Just down the street a day later, UCLA and USC engaged in their own city-limits kerfuffle, but with watered-down stakes and a desert-like drought of hype or outside interest. With each team going nowhere slowly during seasons that probably will end without a postseason tournament appearance, only bragging rights could be won. UCLA took those, winning, 66-47, in front of a season-high 8,474 at the Galen Center.
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November 15, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
As tensions run high leading into the annual meeting between USC and UCLA, The Times' college football writers took a look at the issues and match-ups surrounding the game. Is Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin on the hot seat? Will it be a successful season for the Bruins if they fail to win on Saturday at the Rose Bowl? Is it really a big deal if Tommy Trojan or the USC Marching Band's drum major plants a sword in the Bruins logo? USC reporter Gary Klein says that it's difficult to say what will happen with Kiffin and his Trojans, who have a 7-3 record.
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November 14, 2008 | associated press
LeBron James just missed his first triple-double this season Thursday night, but got something even more rare: a win over good buddy Carmelo Anthony. James scored 22 points, most of them coming with Anthony guarding him, but Cleveland's star was on the bench when Mo Williams and the Cavaliers finally put away the Denver Nuggets and won their sixth in a row, 110-99.
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December 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Troops at Camp Fallujah and Camp Cooke in Iraq were able to watch Saturday's ESPN telecast of the Kentucky-Louisville game. "Anything we can do to entertain or distract them in any small way is awesome," said Louisville Coach Rick Pitino, whose No. 13 Cardinals lost, 60-58, to No. 9 Kentucky. Inside Freedom Hall, fans could see and hear the troops on the arena's video board. Gov. Ernie Fletcher led the crowd in wishing the troops a merry Christmas.
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April 6, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The indignity of losing the season series to the Clippers happened already. The Lakers need a win Sunday for more important reasons. "We've got bigger fish to fry," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday. "We've got to make the playoffs and this is a big game for us. I'm not worried about if they're Clippers or not Clippers. " Dwight Howard wasn't really feeling this Lakers-Clippers thing either. It wasn't a rivalry in his eyes. "I don't pay attention to it. I thought the big rival was Boston," he said.
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March 17, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Most NHL coaches divide the season into quarters or 10-game segments and set goals for wins or points. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau takes a shorter-term view, preferring to break things down into digestible, one-week chunks. "That just comes from when I played," he said Sunday. "If you said, 'We've got 14 games left and we win 12, we're there,' it's too far in advance to get excited. But if you have weekly goals, the numbers seem so much more palatable. Usually, if you win two out of three you're OK. " The Ducks, who have earned points in 10 straight games (7-0-3)
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December 8, 2012
NEW YORK AT BROOKLYN: Tuesday, 4 p.m. PST. TV: ESPN. These teams have moved beyond the battle for city bragging rights. Way beyond. The Knicks have already handed the Miami Heat a pair of 20-point losses, and the long-lost Nets have found their way, even with Joe Johnson having misplaced his shooting touch. Oh, and Brooklyn also beat the Knicks last month after point guard Deron Williams collected 16 points and 14 assists. The "Broook-lynnn" chants inside the Barclays Center that night finally made the Nets feel welcome in a rivalry game in their own home, after years of being drowned out by Knicks fans in New Jersey.
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November 15, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
As tensions run high leading into the annual meeting between USC and UCLA, The Times' college football writers took a look at the issues and match-ups surrounding the game. Is Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin on the hot seat? Will it be a successful season for the Bruins if they fail to win on Saturday at the Rose Bowl? Is it really a big deal if Tommy Trojan or the USC Marching Band's drum major plants a sword in the Bruins logo? USC reporter Gary Klein says that it's difficult to say what will happen with Kiffin and his Trojans, who have a 7-3 record.
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March 30, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
NEW ORLEANS — Folks on Bourbon Street and other rues are saying this might be the best Final Two in NCAA history. "All four teams here are great," Ohio State guard Aaron Craft said Friday. Oh yeah — four. But you wouldn't know it based on the buildup for Saturday's NCAA semifinal between Kentucky and Louisville. "I would say this is probably the most amped-up Final Four game in college basketball history," Louisville guard Peyton Siva said. Few big games in history — OK, no big game in history — has been preceded by rival fans getting in a fight while awaiting dialysis treatment.
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January 15, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The Clippers and Lakers played Saturday night at Staples Center in a matchup some dubbed "Battle: L.A. " Just down the street a day later, UCLA and USC engaged in their own city-limits kerfuffle, but with watered-down stakes and a desert-like drought of hype or outside interest. With each team going nowhere slowly during seasons that probably will end without a postseason tournament appearance, only bragging rights could be won. UCLA took those, winning, 66-47, in front of a season-high 8,474 at the Galen Center.
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December 1, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
UCLA has invited its top recruits to the Rose Bowl on Saturday for the rivalry game against USC, a privilege reserved for the home team. "The recruits are going to enjoy the pageantry of the crowd, the stadium. What a great weekend to come to Southern California and see the city excited for this game," Coach Rick Neuheisel said Wednesday. "It's a great thing to be a part of and I hope they want to be part of it on our side. " Among those expected to attend is the Bruins' major recruit, quarterback Brett Hundley of Chandler, Ariz.
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December 1, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
GAMES TO WATCH No. 1 Oregon (11-0) at Oregon State (5-6) Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 Oregon football for years had lived in the shadow of USC, but now the Ducks' moment has arrived. Oregon can earn a bid to the Bowl Championship Series title game with a win in a rivalry game called the Civil War. The last two years, Oregon has knocked Oregon State out of a Rose Bowl bid with a victory in this game. The pick: Oregon. No. 2 Auburn (12-0) vs. No. 18 South Carolina (9-3)
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January 14, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
It seems a lifetime ago that Kevin Love and O.J. Mayo appeared together on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Possibly the two best high school players in the country coming to Los Angeles, Love to UCLA and Mayo to USC and in the fall of 2007, there was SI, rating UCLA second in the nation, USC 15th and suggesting the two best freshmen in the country were here. Hollywood was where it was at, yet now, with Love and Mayo into their fourth NBA seasons, UCLA and USC get set to play against each other Sunday at the Galen Center and the teams are so irrelevant nationally that there is no conversation, only commiseration.
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December 10, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama played coin-flipper, color commentator and spectator as he attended his first Army-Navy game as commander-in-chief Saturday. The 112th meeting of the two service academies was played for the first time in the Washington area, drawing not only the president but also Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Obama flipped a special Ronald Reagan centennial coin to determine home field advantage before the game. It came up tails, as called for by the Army captains.
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