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October 25, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
  Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne gave an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout today. Their chats are featured on the Sports Now blog each Thursday, usually at 11:30 a.m., if you want to catch them live. Among the topics covered: --The panel addresses, in a lively debate, the Trojans switching players' numbers during a game against Colorado to gain an advantage on special teams and possibly to try to confuse upcoming opponents.
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October 7, 2012 | By Chris Foster
BERKELEY - There was one answer UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley gave over and over after a 43-17 loss to California on Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. “We got to fix that,” Hundley said. “We got to fix that.” A blanket response for a lengthy to-do list following a performance that harked back to the mediocrity of past seasons. It was one game, but there was so much to fix after the Bruins (4-2 overall, 1-2 in Pac-12 play) lost their seventh consecutive game in Berkeley.
SPORTS
January 21, 2011
UCLA next vs. Stanford, Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, 11 a.m., Channel 2 ? The Cardinal has been one of the early surprises of Pacific 10 Conference play, beating Washington at home and winning three of its first five games. But Stanford had lost three of its four road games ? including defeats at Butler and Oklahoma State ? before also falling to USC on Thursday night. ? Ben Bolch
SPORTS
January 16, 2011
UCLA next vs. California, Thursday at Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket ? Most of the top Golden Bears players are gone from the team that won two of three meetings with the Bruins last season, including an 85-72 victory in a Pacific 10 Conference tournament semifinal. But freshman guard Allen Crabbe, a former Los Angeles Price High standout, has given Cal a boost. He scored a career-high 30 points Thursday during the Bears' 88-81 overtime victory over Washington State.
SPORTS
February 2, 2012 | Times staff
UCLA signings Player; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Last school Ishmael Adams; DB; 5-10; 190; Oaks Christian HS Eli Ankou; DL; 6-3; 284; Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian HS Jeremy Castro; LB; 6-3; 253; Vista Murrieta HS **Alexandru Ceachir; OL; 6-5; 305; Santa Monica College Justin Combs; DB; 5-9; 165; New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep Colby Cyburt; OL; 6-4; 265; Mission Viejo HS Ka'imi Fairbairn; PK; 6-0; 171; Honolulu Punahou Devin Fuller; QB; 6-0; 195; Old Tappan (N.J.)
SPORTS
February 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Myles Jack, a linebacker from Bellevue (Wash.) High School, has signed with UCLA. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Jack, who is 6 feet 2, 215 pounds, is ranked fourth among outside linebackers nationally by Scout.com and 16th by Rivals.com. ALSO: UCLA recruiters hit the road, and it's paying well   National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch
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March 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Steve Alford has been hired as UCLA's basketball coach, the university announced Saturday morning. Alford, 48, spent the last six seasons at New Mexico, compiling a 155-52 record. He replaces Ben Howland, who was fired after going 25-10 and winning the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship. Alford has agreed to a seven-year deal worth $2.5 million a year, according to a person familiar with the hire who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. [Updated 11:36 a.m. March 30: UCLA officials later confirmed Alford had agreed to a seven-year contract worth $18.2 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus.
OPINION
September 23, 2012
Re "Cedars, UCLA cut from L.A. health plan," Sept. 21 Before my retirement, I was an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for more than 30 years. I took care of hundreds of Medicare and Medi-Cal patients. I can count on one hand the number of celebrities I cared for. Cedars is a nearly 1,000-bed hospital occupied mostly by regular patients. It is expensive because it strives for the best treatment, does invaluable research, teaches physicians and is often not paid for the care it provides.
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