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USC’s emphatic response after bumpy week

Head coach Steve Sarkisian flashes a smile after a dominant win in his USC debut.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) LOS ANGELES — How successful was Steve Sarkisian in his debut as the Southern California football coach? On a scale … Continue reading

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USC’s emphatic response after bumpy week

Head coach Steve Sarkisian flashes a smile after a dominant win in his USC debut.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) LOS ANGELES — How successful was Steve Sarkisian in his debut as the Southern California football coach? On a scale … Continue reading

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Bell: Sam deserves another shot

Now DE Michael Sam waits to see if another NFL team claims him or if he might land on Rams practice squad.(Photo: Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports) It didn’t matter that Michael Sam was the NFL’s first openly gay draft … Continue reading

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Bell: Sam deserves another shot

Now DE Michael Sam waits to see if another NFL team claims him or if he might land on Rams practice squad.(Photo: Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports) It didn’t matter that Michael Sam was the NFL’s first openly gay draft … Continue reading

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College football’s Week 1 winners and losers

Sam Ficken watches as his 37 yard field goal goes through the uprights to secure Penn State’s victory.(Photo: Steven Flynn, USA TODAY Sports) Sam Ficken had been here before. Two years ago, Penn State lost to Virginia when he missed … Continue reading

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College football’s Week 1 winners and losers

Sam Ficken watches as his 37 yard field goal goes through the uprights to secure Penn State’s victory.(Photo: Steven Flynn, USA TODAY Sports) Sam Ficken had been here before. Two years ago, Penn State lost to Virginia when he missed … Continue reading

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Winston, No. 1 FSU hold off Okla. State

Quarterback Jameis Winston leaps over a teammate on his way to a second-half touchdown.(Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports) ARLINGTON, Texas — Breaking down No. 1 Florida State’s season-opening 37-31 win against Oklahoma State: THE BIG PICTURE: Florida State escaped. … Continue reading

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Winston, No. 1 FSU hold off Okla. State

Quarterback Jameis Winston leaps over a teammate on his way to a second-half touchdown.(Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports) ARLINGTON, Texas — Breaking down No. 1 Florida State’s season-opening 37-31 win against Oklahoma State: THE BIG PICTURE: Florida State escaped. … Continue reading

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Stunning stat on Manchester United’s spending

Getty And we complain about how much the Yankees spend. In a staggering stat that’s been making the Premier League rounds on Saturday morning, it was reported that Manchester United has spent more on transfers this week than its opponent, Burnley, … Continue reading

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Aldon Smith apologizes to 49ers, fans

Aldon Smith has 42 sacks in 43 NFL games.(Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports) One day after the NFL announced his nine-game suspension for violating its substance abuse and personal conduct policies, San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith said … Continue reading

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