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 LA Times: Sports

USC names Clay Helton as head football coach

Clay Helton, who took over a USC program in turmoil and guided the Trojans to the Pac-12 Conference championship game, has been hired as USC?s permanent head coach, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Monday.

?After weeks of searching the collegiate and pro ranks, interviewing candidates, and...

30 Nov 2015 at 8:33am
by Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry

Bill Plaschke's Wakeup Call: Relax and let Kobe Bryant enjoy his last games

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced he will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 NBA season. L.A. Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke asks us to remember the good times and let Bryant go out on his terms.

30 Nov 2015 at 8:23am

With more pain and less game, Lakers' Kobe Bryant decides he'll retire after ...

Kobe Bryant delighted in putting himself through as much pain as possible. Whatever it took to make him stronger.

He once got water-boarded just to see how it felt. He delighted in giving team employees the "Saw" horror movies, grinning while saying he could survive any of the grisly do-or-die...

30 Nov 2015 at 3:00am
by Mike Bresnahan

Kobe Bryant finally surrenders to his basketball mortality

Kobe Bryant finally saw what everyone else has seen, finally understood what everyone else had known.

His unbreakable body is broken. His eternal skills have left him. Fifteen games into his 20th year, it was clear this was going to be his final NBA season whether he accepted it or not.

On Sunday,...

29 Nov 2015 at 8:55pm
by Bill Plaschke

Aging QBs Matt Hasselbeck, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers turn NFL into a gray ...

Chalk one up for the old guys.

Not only is Matt Hasselbeck the big four-oh ? the NFL's oldest quarterback ? but also he's 4-0 as the replacement starter for the Indianapolis Colts. On Sunday, he led his team to a 25-12 victory over Tampa Bay, whose rookie quarterback, Jameis Winston, was born during...

29 Nov 2015 at 7:13pm
by Sam Farmer

Clay Helton's game-sealing call for USC: Let Justin Davis finish off UCLA

Clay Helton gave Justin Davis a simple directive as USC attempted to close out its victory over UCLA.

"He told me, 'This is your job, to end the game,'" Davis said.

And so Helton, USC's interim coach, put the ball in Davis' hands again and again and again.

The junior tailback carried the ball 15...

29 Nov 2015 at 7:07pm
by Gary Klein

College Football Playoff looks pretty well set but coaching carousel spins on...

It used to be that coaches were safe during the season but teams were not. Now it's the opposite.

The College Football Playoff has produced its own "El Nino" effect, the result of high-pressure booster systems colliding with billions of cumulonimbus dollars.

In 1997, Indiana coach Cam Cameron was...

29 Nov 2015 at 5:05pm
by Chris Dufresne

Clippers continue dominance over Timberwolves with 107-99 victory

In his first two seasons as Clippers coach, Doc Rivers guided the team through five winning streaks of at least six games. So it was a little hard for him to get too worked up over the fact Sunday's 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center gave his team consecutive victories...

29 Nov 2015 at 7:25pm
by Kevin Baxter

 Google News: California Sports

Southern California football: Clay Helton named permanent head coach -

Southern California football: Clay Helton named permanent head coach
Clay Helton, who as its interim head coach guided the 2015 USC football team to a 5-2 record and a berth into the Pac-12 Football Championship Game with a first-place finish in the challenging Pac-12 South Division, has signed a multi-year agreement to ...
Clay Helton Named USC Head Football CoachUniversity of Southern California Official Athletic Site
Pac-12 football: USC rolls past No. 22 UCLA 40-21, takes Sou...

30 Nov 2015 at 8:04am

Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement in Letter Penned 'Dear Basketball' - NBC Sou...

NBC Southern California

Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement in Letter Penned 'Dear Basketball'
NBC Southern California
"This season is all I have left to give," Bryant said in what he called a letter entitled "Dear Basketball." Bryant said in an interview on Sirius XM Radio just last week that "if something changes," he would come back and play next season. Only a few ...
Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement Via Love Poem to
Kobe Bryant announces he'll retire at end of

29 Nov 2015 at 9:35pm

Cal football will open the 2016 season against Hawaii in Australia - Californ...

California Golden Blogs (blog)

Cal football will open the 2016 season against Hawaii in Australia
California Golden Blogs (blog)
The California Golden Bears made just a tiny little scheduling change. The 2016 season will start with a history-making game in Sydney, Australia against the Hawaii Warriors! Good thing it's in Sydney and not out in the middle of Western Australia ...
Golden Bears Will Face Hawai'i On August 27 At ANZ Stadium In SydneyCal Athletics
California, Hawai'i to open 2016 season...

28 Nov 2015 at 9:21am

ASU football has tough challenge in slowing California QB Jared Goff - azcent...

ASU football has tough challenge in slowing California QB Jared Goff
Usually, the Sun Devils close the regular season against rival Arizona. This season, they do so against California, which presents a couple of obstacles. The first is obvious: The hangover effect. Last week, the Sun Devils beat the Wildcats in the ...
Behind Enemy Lines with California Golden BlogsHouse of Sparky
Arizona State vs. Cal: Game time, live stream, TV coverageSports Illustrated
Cal vs. ASU vi...

27 Nov 2015 at 5:48pm

Cal vs. ASU quotes: Sonny Dykes, Jared Goff, Bryce Treggs happy to win "once ...

California Golden Blogs (blog)

Cal vs. ASU quotes: Sonny Dykes, Jared Goff, Bryce Treggs happy to win "once ...
California Golden Blogs (blog)
Once the guys settled in, (they) caught the balls and made those routine plays and Jared did a great job. Arizona State blitzes from every which way and he got the ball out quickly. I thought our offensive line played really well, that's a good ...

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29 Nov 2015 at 12:00pm

Cal says it can count Grambling win, assuring bowl eligibility - USA TODAY


Cal says it can count Grambling win, assuring bowl eligibility
The University of California football team will be able to count its victory this season against Grambling toward the six it needs to qualify for postseason play and is now officially bowl-eligible, a Cal athletics department spokesman said in a ...
Cal newly bowl-eligible after waiver request for Grambling State winSports Illustrated
Cal seeks bowl waiver in case win over Grambling doesn't
Cal ask...

25 Nov 2015 at 2:03pm

Eckrich Gives Back to Military Families at University of Southern California ...

Eckrich Gives Back to Military Families at University of Southern California ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
LISLE, Ill., Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During one of the most anticipated games in college football, five military families and nearly 100,000 University of Southern California fans anxiously watched as Brittany Powers, a grand prize winner of ...

30 Nov 2015 at 8:02am

Bears basketball game day: No. 14 Cal vs. Richmond - SFGate


Bears basketball game day: No. 14 Cal vs. Richmond
No. 14 Cal vs. Richmond. Time: 5 p.m. PT Thursday. Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas. Coaches: Cuonzo Martin, 2nd year at Cal (22-16 at Cal and 146-98 overall); Chris Mooney, 11th year at Richmond (190-148 at Richmond and 208-160 overall). On air: ...
Cal stumbles vs. Richmond, should fall from rankings after second straight
Allen has 34 points, 12 rebounds, Richmond beats No. 14 CalThe Telegraph
College basketball: Cal m...

27 Nov 2015 at 1:17pm

 San Jose Mercury News: Sports

Warriors' Luke Walton reminisces about former teammate Kobe Bryant
Golden State Warriors interim coach Luke Walton about former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant, who announced his retirement.

30 Nov 2015 at 12:04pm

Aaron Rodgers questions Packers' game prep
Green Bay QB not happy with Pack going 1-4 since 6-0 start to season
30 Nov 2015 at 11:51am

Stanford cornerbacks questionable for Pac-12 title game
Stanford Cardinal cornerbacks Ronnie Harris and Alijah Holder are questionable for Pac-12 title game against the USC Trojans.

30 Nov 2015 at 11:38am

Players resoundingly applaud USC's choice of Helton
Coach has `interim' tag removed after leading Trojans to five wins in seven games
30 Nov 2015 at 11:25am

Prices soar on tickets for Kobe's last game
Secondard market sees prices soar five times after retirement news comes out
30 Nov 2015 at 11:15am

Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime?
Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 are all in the running to play Super Bowl 50 in February at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, according to report.
30 Nov 2015 at 10:57am

76ers Okafor ready to turn page on rocky start to career
Philadelphia rookies says `I own my choices,' but ants to make better ones
30 Nov 2015 at 10:44am

Colts in luck without Luck
Backup QB Hasselbeck is 4-0 in starts, keeping Indy's season alive
30 Nov 2015 at 10:26am

 Eureka Times Standard: Sports

CR Basketball: Butte College men's basketball team secures at least a share o...
BUTTE VALLEY >> Go big or go home? It's not even a question for the Butte College men's basketball team. With College of the Redwoods cutting down the Roadrunners' double-digit lead to 54-53 with 7:30 left in the second half, the Roadrunners
9 Feb 2015 at 5:00am

By Joseph Shufelberger @JShufelberger on Twitter

Green rivers galore — options aplenty for steelheaders
A green water convergence of all the rivers on the North Coast only happens a handful of times each winter and right now is one of those times. Every river on the North Coast is green and in fishable shape.
1 Jan 2015 at 10:29pm

By Kenny Priest

For the Times-Standard

The Point Man: Freshman Morgan is Humboldt State's floor general
ARCATA >> Like a lot of point guards, Malik Morgan enjoys dishing out an assist just as much as about anything during the course of basketball game.
27 Dec 2014 at 5:25pm

By Danny Penza @penzatopaper on Twitter

Prep Basketball: Nickols nixes Cougars with bucket at buzzer
ARCATA >> The Arcata High School girls basketball team was in no rush to win its season opener against Foothill Thursday night and waited until the final second to seal a dramatic 41-40 victory.
16 Dec 2014 at 11:31am

By Dante Geoffrey @writessports on Twitter

CR Basketball: Corsairs host Coach Tregs Classic today
EUREKA >> The Corsairs are ready to defend home court today. And they get to do it in the name of legendary coach Bill "Tregs" Treglown. College of the Redwoods will once again celebrate its past, present and future at the 10th annual Coach
16 Dec 2014 at 11:29am

The Times-Standard

Prep Wrestling: H-DN grapplers perform well at Del Norte
CRESCENT CITY >> Eureka's Bradley Maples and Hoopa's Robert Dorgan earned first-place finishes in their respective weight classes, as the 2014 wrestling season kicked off at the Battle of the Border Tournament hosted by Del Norte High School
16 Dec 2014 at 11:29am

By Aaron Finley

For The Times-Standard

Prep Baskeetball: Arcata 3rd, Heritage narrowly wins Mack tourney
MCKINLEYVILLE >> An intense old-school rivalry showdown for third place and a nail-biter of a finish for the championship. The 29th annual Mad River Rotary Tip-Off Tournament ended in grand fashion Saturday afternoon.
16 Dec 2014 at 11:28am

By Ray Aspuria @AirUpsa707 on Twitter

HSU Basketball: Gaumer, Lady Jacks chomp Gators
SAN FRANCISCO >> Joddie Gleason is now the winnigest coach in Humboldt State women's basketball history. And she can thank players Dani Gaumer and Megan Shields for the accolade.
16 Dec 2014 at 11:27am

The Times-Standard

 Sign On San Diego: Sports

Padres poised to unveil new uniforms?
Team holding joint press conference with U.S. Navy at 1 p.m. Tuesday
30 Nov 2015 at 12:08pm
by Jeff Sanders

Aztecs in the NFL: Week 12
Aztecs in the NFL: Week 12
30 Nov 2015 at 11:00am
by Kirk Kenney

Friar talk: Who might Padres non-tender?
The non-tender deadline is Dec. 2, leaving teams with decisions to make before Winter Meetings.
30 Nov 2015 at 10:00am
by Jeff Sanders

Chargers chat with Tom Krasovic at 11 a.m.
Join our writer to discuss the win over the Jags, Mike McCoy's future and more.
30 Nov 2015 at 9:00am
by Tom Krasovic

Melvin Gordon shows growth if numbers don't
Chargers RB Melvin Gordon didn't get much help from his blockers on Sunday.
30 Nov 2015 at 7:00am
by Tom Krasovic

Dean Spanos: Front man (hiding) behind scenes
The name ?Spanos? is all over the Chargers. Yet the most prominent one of all, owner Dean Spanos, has maintained a remarkably low profile amid the protracted stadium mess and an even messier Chargers season on the field.
30 Nov 2015 at 6:00am
by Chris Jenkins

Notebook: Antonio Gates helpful despite hip
Antonio Gates shook his head last Monday when discussing the topic, unsure the best course of action. He is not 100 percent. Far from it. He wondered aloud whether, by playing through injury, he was hurting or helping his team.
29 Nov 2015 at 8:38pm
by Michael Gehlken

What? Mike McCoy flexible, fearless, fun?
Chargers coach is a different man in victory over Jaguars
29 Nov 2015 at 8:11pm
by Kevin Acee