| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 12 South Carolina (2-1) at...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:45 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yarder to Antonio Gates, and the San Diego Chargers rallied to beat the Dallas Cowboys, 30-21, on Sunday.
The Chargers (2-2) had blown late leads in their two losses...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
How does someone become a urine-sample collector anyway?
Is there a test?
Do you need a college degree and, if so, which one?
How much does it pay? I think a million dollars a week sounds fair.
Been thinking about this (gross!) since the story...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.
It capped a 70-yard drive in which...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:48 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Maybe Rob Gronkowski lost the ball in the sun. Certainly, we saw a penalty that is called once in a blue moon decide the game.
Maybe that's what it takes for the Patriots to finally lose a game in the AFC East. Or maybe the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Chelsea at Norwich, 7:25 a.m. (NBCSN); Premier League, Arsenal at West Bromwich, 9:55 a.m. (NBCSN)
PGA Golf--Presidents Cup, 11 a.m. (NBC)
NFL Football--Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans,...
| Sep 24, 2013
It’s Week Three of the Survivor League where my arch rival – and Chicago’s #1 White Sox Fan – Soxman and I go up against each other in fantasy football. Last week saw Soxman boasting as he had a great week while I only managed a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:48 AM
New York Jets rookie Geno Smith took a punch – a verbal one, at least – and his coach counterpunched.
Jets Coach Rex Ryan took a swipe at West Virginia University in the wake of Mountaineers players saying the football team lacked leadership...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.
And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday....
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Mark Sanchez, the veteran New York Jets quarterback embroiled in a battle to be the starter with rookie Geno Smith, finally caught a break at training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on Saturday after getting booed by fans.
The former USC star from Orange...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
A day after he defended Geno Smith against criticism from the rookie quarterback's former West Virginia teammates, New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan had some criticism for Smith himself.
Only it wasn't a personal attack like the ones from the Mountaineers...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...