These Rams Are Different

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Coach McVay

In starting the season with a 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday at the Coliseum, the impressive Rams w looked totally different from last year. Their offense, especially quarterback Jared Goff, performed as a well- oiled machine. The defense was aggressive and the special teams did their jobs. The big question for the Rams is can they continue … Read More

N. Torrance Next for Centaurs

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Culver City High School

Culver City High School’s first big test of the football season will be Friday against North Torrance (2-1) in the South Bay at 7 o’clock. Ranked No. 10 in the South Bay, North Torrance beat Bishop Montgomery 33-9 last week. The 2-0 Centaurs are No. 1 in Division 11.  Their high-powered offense will face a good North Torrance defense. Culver … Read More

Early Showdown for USC

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Jake Olsen

The Coliseum has hosted numerous historic football games, and another may be coming up Saturday when two teams with rich traditions, No. 6 USC and No. 14 Stanford, meet at 5:30. The game between 1-0 teams carries Pac-12 and national implications. USC’s 49-21 win over Western Michigan last Saturday was a good test for the Trojans.  Although Western Michigan does … Read More

Troy Opens Tomorrow

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Sam Darnold

The USC football team has enough talent to stay at the top of the Pac-12 and the national rankings. Sam Darnold is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Roland Jones ll heads a group of outstanding running backs. Troy’s defense is fast and strong. USC will put those talents on display on Saturday afternoon in the 2:15 opener … Read More

UCLA’s Rare Sunday Opener

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Josh Rosen

UCLA will find out early if they have improved from last year. In a rare Sunday afternoon date, the Bruins face a good Texas A&M team at the Rose Bowl at 4:30. The Bruins are hoping to improve on last year’s 4-8. They need to upgrade in four major categories: 1: Protecting all-star quarterback Josh Rosen. 2: Improving the running … Read More

Sparks Face Powerhouse

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Jantel Lavender

The final three games of the regular WNBA season for the Sparks include a Sunday date with the other powerhouse,  the Minnesota Lynx. Although it’s still the regular season,  the 4 o’clock game at the Staples Center has playoff implications. The 22-8 Sparks have an outside chance of overtaking the 23-6 Lynx with three games remaining. The Sparks are 13-1 … Read More

Rams on Road, Chargers at Home

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The Rams and Chargers stayed true to form in their preseason openers. Facing the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams played a close defense-dominated game, winning 13-10 last Saturday night at the Coliseum The next night the Chargers looked good only for the first few minutes. The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Chargers 48-17 at the cozy StubHub Center in Carson. This weekend, … Read More

Rams, Chargers Open – Separately

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Jared Goff

Pre-season in the National Football League is mainly for the rookies and free agents trying to make their teams. However, for the Rams and Chargers pre-season is a time to fight for admiration and loyalty of the Los Angeles professional football fan. On Saturday evening at 6, the Rams play the Dallas Cowboys at the Coliseum. Not so far away … Read More

Sparks Are Flying

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Ms. Lavender

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA started a five game road trip last Sunday with a 85-79 loss to the Dallas Wings. On Friday, they take on the best team in the league, the Minnesota Lynx, at 5 o’clock. The Lynx are 28-6, the Sparks 26-8. They are the best two teams in the WNBA. After Friday, the Sparks … Read More

Situation Normal at SC

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What can USC do for an encore? The Trojans won nine football games in a row last season after starting 1-3. The finale was Troy’s dramatic victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Now it is time to see if USC can live up to the great expectations that come with winning nine straight, a streak that lives. The … Read More