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  • NFL draft preview: Defensive ends

     NFL draft preview: Defensive ends
    NFL quarterbacks won't like this class of pass rushers, but NFL general managers will like it very much. It's a strong group, both in terms of high-end talent and in terms of depth. As many as 10 defensive ends could be taken in the first two rounds. 1....
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 15: Merlin Olsen

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 15, Merlin Olsen. No. 15 Merlin Olsen (no first-place votes, 808 points). Those of you who remember Merlin Olsen only as Jonathan Garvey on "Little House......
  • Davy Jones dead at 66; celebrities react on Twitter

     
    Davy Jones is dead: With news Wednesday that Davy Jones of the Monkees was dead at 66 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Florida, the tone of celebrity reactions on Twitter was nothing if not a bit wistful....
  • AEG announces naming-rights deal for proposed downtown Los Angeles stadium

     
    AEG formally announced the potentially richest stadium naming-rights deal in U.S. sports history Tuesday in a united effort that included city leaders, billionaires and sports legends. "That's the most important message we can send: that we're unified,"...
  • Metro vs. Florida basketball: Olympia wraps up its second win

     
    It's a wrap from a long day at Wekiva High, with Olympia putting the finishing touch on the inaugural Metro vs. Florida Challenge with a 73-59 win over Miami Monsignor Pace. With that win, the Metro Conference prevails 9-6 in matchups against teams...
  • Previews on this weekend’s Metro vs. Florida boys hoops matchups

     
    Wekiva boys basketball coach Scott Williams doesn't just hatch the idea of a Metro vs. Florida Challenge. He gets every ball rolling, including compiling previews for all the games. Here are his matchup profiles for this weekend's inaugural event: Day One...
  • Sept. 9, 2007: Mike Tomlin set to tackle his biggest test

    A chance. That's all Mike Tomlin ever wanted. It didn't matter whether he was a 103-pound budding junior varsity defensive back, a 5-year-old playing cards with his mom and older brother, a seventh-grader taking a crack at high school trigonometry or a...
  • Olsen was a man of character

    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared online at National Football Post. I fell in love with the NFL in the late '50s and '60s because my father took my brothers and I to Rams game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. They were nosebleed seats, which...
  • Coy Bacon dies at 66; defensive lineman was named to three Pro Bowls

    Coy Bacon, a standout defensive lineman for the then-Los Angeles Rams as well as for the Chargers, Bengals and Redskins, and who was named to three Pro Bowls during his 14-year career, died Monday at his home in Ironton, Ohio, according to the...
  • Merlin Olsen dies at 69; Hall of Fame football star later became actor

    Merlin Olsen dies at 69; Hall of Fame football star later became actor
    Merlin Olsen, a Hall of Fame defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams who was a charter member of the team's famed Fearsome Foursome, then made a remarkably smooth transition into careers in broadcasting and acting, has died. He was 69. Olsen died...
  • Credit crisis fixes: Six ideas here

     
    by William Neikirk A major economic stimulus package, including funds to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, is shaping up as one of the top ideas for responding to the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Asked to name key measures that......
  • Football star turned actor Merlin Olsen dead at 69

    Football star turned actor Merlin Olsen dead at 69
    Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69. Utah State University assistant athletic media relations director Zach Fisher says Olsen died Wednesday night at a Los Angeles hospital. He was diagnosed with...