September 1, 2013 |
If any player wants to be considered best in Southern California, pay attention to what Long Beach Poly's John Smith does. He'll be the standard if you expect to be No. 1. In his season opener against Crenshaw, Smith caught five passes for 78 yards. He also ran three times for 37 yards. He had a 32-yard kickoff return. He had punt returns of 22 and 38 yards. He also was a safety on defense. Poly won, 28-15. "Everyone gives Poly their best game, and we knew Crenshaw would be tough," he said.
August 30, 2013 |
To his family he is John Smith, but in high school football circles he's known as "Juju" - and the Long Beach Poly senior is every bit as colorful as his nickname. On Friday night, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound five-star recruit showed why Scout.com rates him the No. 1 prep safety in the nation, using all of his skills to play a major role in the Jackrabbits' 28-15 season-opening victory over Crenshaw at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. Smith is under the microscope of every school in the Pac-12 as well as other powerhouse programs.
August 28, 2013 |
Queen Latifah isn't wasting any time in signing up A-list guests for the premiere week of her new talk show premiering Sept. 16. The rapper-singer-actress has already secured commitments from John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, Sharon Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal and Will Smith for her first week. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview "I cannot think of a more talented and fun group of people to share the stage with in celebration of the launch of my new show," Queen Latifah said in a statement.
August 21, 2013 |
Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith was suspended by the NFL on Wednesday for the season opener and the last two exhibition games for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet. Smith ripped the helmet off Incognito's head, then hit Incognito on the shoulder with it in Saturday night's exhibition game. Smith must sit out Houston's visit to San Diego to begin the season Sept. 9. He also will lose about $400,000 in salary for his seventh rules violation since 2011.
August 14, 2013 |
A day after he defended Geno Smith against criticism from the rookie quarterback's former West Virginia teammates, New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan had some criticism for Smith himself. Only it wasn't a personal attack like the ones from the Mountaineers who questioned their ex-quarterback's leadership abilities. Ryan was simply giving an honest assessment of Smith's performance at Jets practice Wednesday. “It was brutal," Ryan said . "It was Geno's worst day. " Ryan probably isn't going to get an argument from anyone, even Smith, who threw four interceptions, including three during 11-on-11 team drills.
August 13, 2013 |
New York Jets rookie Geno Smith took a punch - a verbal one, at least - and his coach counterpunched. Jets Coach Rex Ryan took a swipe at West Virginia University in the wake of Mountaineers players saying the football team lacked leadership with Smith at quarterback. Ryan was asked Monday about Smith's ability to face adversity, and if that's a concern in light of the report quoting West Virginia players. “No,” he said, “but it tells me I'm glad my kid never went there.
August 11, 2013 |
When it comes to receivers in the Southern Section, few are better than John "Juju" Smith of Long Beach Poly. He doesn't just look good on video. He has become a national recruit, and the Jackrabbits will rely on him in many different ways this fall. Shay Fields of St. John Bosco, a Boise State commit, had a huge summer showing what he can do. Trent Irwin of Hart, only a junior, runs routes and makes catches better than many seniors. Rashead Johnson of Long Beach Cabrillo and Jordan Lasley of Gardena Serra are committed to Washington and UCLA, respectively.
August 6, 2013 |
CORTLAND, N.Y. - On a wall in his home, Mark Sanchez has an eye-catching piece of art, a super-sized back page of a New York tabloid from his rookie season in the NFL. It's not a memento from the 2009 draft, when the New York Jets traded up to make him the fifth pick, or a keepsake from a big win. Instead, it's a photo of the first-year quarterback trudging off the field after a five-interception performance in an overtime loss to Buffalo....
July 25, 2013 |
The 12 th Doctor in “Doctor Who's” 50-year history still hasn't been selected, but if the search keeps going, it's always possible Matt Smith may change his mind. Smith, who plays the 11 th Doctor on the long-running fantasy series, arrived alongside current companion Jenna Coleman and producer Marcus Wilson at BBC America's TCA panel on Thursday morning. And lots of questions revolved around Smith's decision earlier this year to step down from the role after four years.