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Clay Helton won't say it, but USC's starters on offensive line appear to be set

Experienced starters Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jalen McKenzie and Brett Neilon will probably be joined by Liam Jimmons and Andrew Vorhees on the offensive line.

Breaking: A USC player filed for unemployment. A suspension and a visit from the feds followed

Receiver Munir McClain, who got money from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, was suspended and his family says they weren't given an answer as to why.

Bearing in mind flaws of offense, Rams' Jared Goff takes aim at Chicago's defense

Jared Goff has learning experiences of playing against Bears vaunted defense, but admits every game is a test no matter what.

Lakers' Danny Green working to change perception of Black men

Lakers' Danny Green joins campaign to change perception of Black people by breaking the sterotypes we see in advertising and media.

Ability to turn balls into strikes puts Austin Barnes behind the plate for Game 3

Dodgers' Austin Barnes, who has elite framing skills, will catch ace Walker Buehler in Game 3 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sebastián Muñoz takes first-round lead at Zozo Championship

Sebastian Munoz was on top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Zozo Championship while Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Thomas tied at second.

Dodgers contain Rays sensation Randy Arozarena so far, but he's capable of a rebound

The Dodgers' World Series game plan is clear-cut: Do not give Rays rookie sensation Randy Arozarena an opportunity to get his barrel to the ball.

Chargers coordinator Gus Bradley very precise about problems with defense

Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley says his unit has not been precise enough in a defense that was supposed to have more versatility.

Walker Buehler's unshakable confidence comes from repeated tests at Vanderbilt

Dodgers ace Walker Buehler, who will start World Series Game 3 against the Rays on Friday, learned from failure at one of the nation's top college programs.

What MLB learned from Marlins' "super-spreading event"

Report shows MLB knew that at least one Miami player had tested positive before the Phillies-Marlins series — a series that grew into a super-spreader event — was played.

NHL postpones 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend because of coronavirus concerns

The NHL has postponed the 2021 editions of its Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend, citing "ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus."

Bobby Bowden wants us to vote for fellow COVID-19 survivor Donald Trump, dadgumit!

Legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, 91, said he survived COVID-19 so he could vote for Trump. The president returned the love on Twitter.

How Doc Rivers and other legendary coaches influenced Tyronn Lue

New Clippers coach Tyronn Lue has never shied away from acknowledging Doc Rivers' mentorship but acknowleges his style is influenced by other coaches as well.

Long list of quarterbacks waiting to show how much they've improved

With no passing competitions in off season due to the coronavirus, high school quarterbacks enter the winter season with much to prove.

Column: Vincent Zhou rediscovers his competitive drive ahead of Skate America

The coronavirus shutdown left Vincent Zhou wondering what would come next in his career, but the decorated figure skater is motivated for Skate America.
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