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Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler passes during they first half of an NCAA college football game against Fresno State, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes. Kessler said he’ll be fine to play when the 14th-ranked Trojans (1-0) […]

09/02/2014

Southern California tight end Bryce Dixon, right, catches a touchdown pass as Fresno State defensive back Bryan Harper defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.  USC won 52-13. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USC beats Fresno St 52-13 behind Kessler’s 4 TDs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve […]

08/30/2014

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)

After wild week, Sark eager for USC to host Fresno

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Steve Sarkisian was a newcomer to Southern California, he might have been astounded this week when his head coaching debut with the Trojans was overshadowed by one player’s bizarre lies […]

08/29/2014

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)

Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous […]

08/28/2014

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

In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, University of Southern California cornerbackback Josh Shaw answers questions at a press conference of USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian. 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."  (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News)

USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh 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 […]

08/27/2014

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. (AP Photo/University of Southern California)

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw’s heroic story

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew […]

08/26/2014

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