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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Anthony Brown shakes hands with a Notre Dame player following an NCAA football game in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

USC backup RB quits, coach refutes racism claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media. A photo of […]

08/28/2014

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, left, and Josh Shaw watch a news conference for USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian in Los Angeles. Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Michael Owen Baker, File)

USC coach says Josh Shaw could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Southern California safety Josh Shaw recovers a Utah fumble in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly suspended him from all football team activities Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, and acknowledged his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication." (AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File)

USC’s Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans’ trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago. […]

08/28/2014

UCLA defensive back Fabian Moreau, center, sprints during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

No. 7 UCLA ready to back up hype in season opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If No. 7 UCLA can live up to the lofty expectations it carries into the new season, its first two road games will merely be trial runs for bigger and better […]

08/27/2014

Game officials prepare before the start of an NCAA football game. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

Cops: 3rd Brown player cited in sex assault probe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Brown University football players who were investigated in an alleged sexual assault case referred to a third player being involved, according to law enforcement documents. Search warrant affidavits for the […]

08/27/2014

FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, Duke's Kelby Brown answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Devils will be defending their ACC Coastal Division title without two key players. Linebacker Brown went down with a left knee injury during Duke's first preseason scrimmage. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the country’s most dynamic quarterbacks. While Miller’s injury has drawn the […]

08/27/2014

Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) throws a pass during the first fall football practice on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va.   The redshirt sophomore quarterback is preparing for the first start of his college career on Saturday against No. 7 UCLA.    (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

College football begins with low-key opening game

ATLANTA (AP) — Welcome back, college football! The season begins Wednesday night with a game that won’t have any impact on the national championship race: Georgia State, starting its first year as a full-fledged FBS […]

08/27/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema talks to an official in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. The NCAA's switch to a 40-second play clock in 2008 altered the way college football games were managed, the pace of play no longer in the hands of the officials but the two teams' offenses. With defenses struggling to keep up, the NCAA football rules committee earlier this year looked at possibly prohibiting teams from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock. Supporters of the rule, like Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Alabama's Nick Saban, argued it was needed to allow teams to substitute for fatigued players and prevent injuries. (AP Photo/Beth Hall, File)

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

  PHOENIX (AP) — The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official. What follows is a chaotic dance between […]

08/26/2014

Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse (15) scores on a 23-yard touchdown reception in front of Denver Broncos' Mike Adams (20) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Seahawks beat Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time. The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing […]

02/02/2014

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