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January 9, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Former Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, who was having a breakthrough season as a starter with the Phoenix Suns, will require surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, according to an ESPN report. The report said Bledsoe probably suffered the damage in his knee during a game against the Clippers on Dec. 30 at Staples Center. The exact extent of the injury and a timetable for his return will not be known until a surgeon examines him. Bledsoe was averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds for the Suns, who were expected to contend for the draft lottery but are now solidly positioned for a playoff push after a 21-13 start.
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January 9, 2014 | By Gary Klein
After getting blown out by UCLA in its Pac-12 Conference opener, USC had a chance to regroup in preparation for games this week against the Arizona schools. Junior Byron Wesley said the Trojans went through some of their best practices of the season. Not much changed, however, in terms of results. Arizona State easily defeated USC, 79-60, on Thursday night at the Galen Center. BOX SCORE: Arizona State 79, USC 60 It was a season low in points for a USC program that was supposed to be energized by the up-tempo, high-flying style that helped put Coach Andy Enfield on the map at Florida Gulf Coast.
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December 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
In a reunion game of sorts, the Clippers got knocked in the mouth by a more aggressive and harder playing Phoenix Suns team. The Clippers got run over by the high-powered Suns, 107-88, Monday night at Staples Center in a game that featured three participants facing their former teams. But that became secondary to the Clippers easily suffering their worst beating of the season, cutting their lead over the Suns in the Pacific Division to just a half-game. "They beat us in everything," Chris Paul said.
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December 31, 2013 | By Chris Foster
EL PASO - That, as the folks in the industry say, is a wrap. UCLA labored, even struggled at times, but in the end the Bruins had a glitzy Hollywood ending for the 2013 season. Quarterback Brett Hundley dipped and dodged on the field and off, leaving defenders in his wake along with the idea that he just might hop, skip and jump into the NFL draft. Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt appeared to be auditioning for the lead in the next Incredible Hulk movie. Zumwalt Smash? Linebacker Myles Jack scored another touchdown, this time while playing defense.
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December 30, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
In Eric Bledsoe's eyes, he was ready to run his own NBA team. Now that he's the starting point guard for Phoenix, Bledsoe has blossomed into a major player for the Suns. The athletic Bledsoe is averaging a career high in points (18.4) and assists (5.9). Bledsoe had spent his first three seasons with the Clippers before he was traded last summer to the Suns. Bledsoe was backing up Clippers All-Star Chris Paul at point guard, and he knew staying in Los Angeles probably meant the 6-1 Bledsoe would never start.
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December 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The holiday season has rarely been a joyful time for UCLA. The Bruins have won in only four of their last 14 bowl appearances heading into Tuesday's game against Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines: What's my line? It's far from a hot-topic item, and it's guaranteed not to trend on the Internet: UCLA's success on offense hinges on the play of its line. Will it be an Arizona State-like game, when quarterback Brett Hundley was sacked nine times?
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December 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
EL PASO - The last day of 2013, the first step toward 2014. UCLA will play its final football game of the season Tuesday when the No. 17 Bruins meet Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. But the game can be viewed as more of a beginning than an end for UCLA, which is seeking its first 10-win season since 2005. "We really look at the bowl game as the first game of next season," said Jake Brendel, UCLA's sophomore center. "Being able to go out there and perform well, that will spring us into 2014.
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December 29, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 21-11; Suns 18-11. Record vs. Suns (2012-13): 3-1. Update: If Blake Griffin scores 35 points or more against the Suns, he'll be the first player in the NBA to score at least that many points in three consecutive games and the first Clippers player since World B. Free in 1979 to do so. The surprising Suns are led by former Clippers backup point guard Eric Bledsoe, who is averaging a career best in points (18.4)
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December 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA started the new decade in the 2000 Sun Bowl by carrying on a '90s tradition -- losing to Wisconsin in a bowl game. The Badgers beat the Bruins twice in the Rose Bowl, in the 1993 and 1998 seasons. In the 2000 Sun Bowl in El Paso, UCLA blew a 20-7 second-half lead and lost, 21-20. The Bruins lost quarterback Cory Paus, who broke a collarbone during the game. They also failed on a fake field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter, setting up the Badgers' game-winning touchdown.
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