November 26, 2012 |
Three UCLA football players and two from USC were first-team All-Pac-12 Conference selections, it was announced Monday. USC receiver Marqise Lee was chosen offensive player of the year. Trojans center Khaled Holmes and UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, linebacker Anthony Barr and punter Jeff Locke also were first-team selections in voting by coaches. Oregon and Stanford each placed five players on the first team, Oregon State four. Lee, a sophomore, has 112 receptions for 1,680 yards, both conference records.
November 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Hart of Dixie: With Lavon and Ruby (Cress Williams, Golden Brooks) in a dead heat for mayor, Lemon (Jaime King) resorts to some creative methods to break the tie in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Frontier Earth: This new six-episode series hosted by large predator expert and zoologist Dave Salmoni examines some of Earth's most elusive creatures and their unique methods of survival.
September 14, 2012 |
In an offense that features two of college football's best wide receivers, USC tight ends Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer don't get many opportunities to look spectacular. Both, however, have been instrumental in the second-ranked Trojans' 2-0 start. "They may not be the plays that you see all the time on the highlights or anything like that," Grimble said, "but we definitely play our role. " Grimble, 6 feet 5 and 255 pounds, received attention after last week's performance against Syracuse.
August 29, 2012 |
John Isner, the top-seeded American man in the U.S. Open main draw at No. 9, survived the crafty shot-making and continual temper tantrums displayed by 32-year-old Belgian veteran Xavier Malisse on Wednesday in a first-round singles match. Isner won, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (9), and kept his mouth shut when Malisse couldn't. Among many rants, Malisse told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd, in an impolite way, to keep its collective mouth shut; was disgruntled when suite-holders didn't keep their doors shut and acted stunned when fans weren't back in their seats promptly after changeovers, as if he had never been in New York before.
August 22, 2012 |
Brett Hundley , UCLA's starting quarterback, has a blind side that will need protecting in his first season on the job. Xavier Su'a-Filo is the man who's expected to guard it. Su'a-Filo seems a fine candidate for that task. The NFL hasn't drafted a UCLA offensive lineman since 1999, and Su'a-Filo, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound sophomore, is considered the player who will break that streak. But with UCLA's offensive line plagued by recent injuries, Su'a-Filo has been shuffled around, practicing at left guard and left tackle.
August 18, 2012 |
The scene could come from a Sofia Coppola movie: Coolly casual Parisian artist, hanging artwork in a stunning Modernist house overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir, while a clutch of young, European-accented hipsters with cameras and video recorders swarm around him to capture his every utterance. Before long, new music composed by a member of the electronica band Air drifts across the place. But unlike in "Lost in Translation" or "Somewhere,"this is a set on which it's possible to trip over a large aluminum sculpture of California.
July 24, 2012 |
Michael Russell is an old man by ATP standards at 34, but he says that what he has lost in quickness has been made up for by his competitive drive. “I always have been” a competitor, Russell says. “I've always believed I could succeed.” Russell, who said he wants to play through the 2013 season, defeated 24-year-old Jesse Levine, 6-3, 6-4, on Tuesday afternoon at UCLA's L.A. Tennis Center to advance to the second round and face top-seeded Benoit Paire of France. “A lot of it is mental - believing you belong there is a hurdle,” Russell said of trying to knock off top players.
April 10, 2012 |
UCLA's fourth spring football practice ended near dusk Tuesday, and as the field began to empty, a 310-pound offensive lineman began sprinting, thundering sideline to sideline in a sweat-soaked shirt. Xavier Su'a-Filo is trying to shake loose the cobwebs from two years away from football, when the sophomore offensive lineman was on a Mormon mission. He's also trying to adjust to an offense with a tempo he described by snapping his fingers three times in quick succession. "It's no-huddle, you've got to constantly be going," he said.
March 24, 2012 |
Third-seeded Baylor did enough to shake off a fight-to-the-finish Xavier squad, 75-70, in Friday night's Sweet 16 matchup at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Bears will advance to their second Elite Eight in three seasons, where on Sunday they will face No. 1 Kentucky. Xavier wasn't easy to dismiss, despite Baylor's opening 14-2 lead that eventually extended to an 18-point advantage. The Musketeers closed to within three points with only 23 seconds to play, but Baylor hung on thanks to the dominant play of senior forward Quincy Acy. "They really kept fighting," Baylor Coach Scott Drew said.