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7 observations from the first week of Chargers training camp

COSTA MESA — Chargers coach Brandon Staley said he wanted competition at many positions for training camp and that has led to a few surprise battles through the first four days of the summer practices. The most unexpected camp battle has been between Uchenna Nwosu and Kyler Fackrell for the No. 2 edge rusher position. Nwosu, the 2018 second-round pick, was expected to start next to Joey Bosa and fill the vacancy left by Melvin Ingram, but he has been splitting first-team reps with Fackrell, the ...
Tags: New York, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Jackson, Johnson, Antonio Gates, Usc, Ryan Smith, Murray, Samuel, HARRIS


Sheriff Villanueva expresses ‘grave concerns’ about East LA man shot, killed by deputies

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva expressed “grave concerns” Friday night about the shooting by a deputy of a knife-wielding 34-year-old man in the midst of a mental health crisis, a killing that was captured on videotape and prompted a federal lawsuit from the man’s family. David Ordaz Jr. was shot and killed in East Los Angeles on the afternoon of March 14 after family members called for help during a crisis during which the man was holding a knife and appeared suicidal. In a statement pos...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Los Angeles County, East Los Angeles, LA County, VILLANUEVA, East LA, Alex Villanueva, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Analysis: Lakers face a tricky, expensive path to build around their Big Three

If he’s said it once, he’s said it a dozen times: Lakers coach Frank Vogel loves talking about getting players to “star in their roles.” Back when the discourse was whether the Lakers would ever find a third star, or if one of their other players would ascend to become a foundational piece like LeBron James or Anthony Davis, Vogel stressed that the team didn’t need one as long as everyone played their part. “We need guys like that to star in those roles if you’re going to have the ultimate succe...
Tags: New York, Washington, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Usc, Celebrations, James, Lakers, Gonzaga, Russell Westbrook


Will Russell Westbrook fit with LeBron, A.D. and the Lakers?

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, July 30 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. If there’s been one consistent theme to Rob Pelinka’s tenure as Lakers general manager, it’s been a simple one that resonates deeply with the franchise’s history: Get the talent. Figure the rest out later. That was what the Lakers hoped would happen when LeBron James first arrived in 2018. When they swung the trade for Anthony...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Brooklyn Nets, Usc, James, Lakers


Westbrook is the quickest fix in the NBA, but the Lakers still depend on Davis’ health

The Lakers just became clear favorites to win the 2016 NBA championship. Russell Westbrook’s birth certificate says he will turn 33 on Nov. 12. LeBron James’s papers say he will turn 37 on Dec. 25. Anthony Davis’ MRIs indicate his legs might be older than either. Officially, he is only 28. But the trade for Westbrook is red meat to the inhabitants of Lakerland, who strongly believe that every notable player in the NBA is holding one of those buzzers they give out in family restaurants, on busy n...
Tags: Washington, Milwaukee, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Detroit, Usc, James, Lakers


NBA Draft: USC’s Evan Mobley selected third by Cleveland Cavaliers

His name just called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Evan Mobley — usually so stoic — cracked a wide smile. The 7-footer stood up, and before he could go far, his father Eric began buttoning Mobley’s powder blue jacket. After getting the parental approval, and few hugs around the table, it was time for Mobley to step up to the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and begin his NBA journey. Mobley, who in his one year at USC lifted the Trojans to rare heights, was selected by the Cleveland C...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, College sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, Anthony Davis, Usc, McDonald, Eric, Barclays Center, Trojans, Temecula, NBA Draft, Mobley


Analysis: Lakers face tricky choice of priorities at No. 22 in NBA Draft

For many franchises, the NBA Draft is a wellspring of hope, the possibility that lean years might turn around and they might uncover the star who changes their fortunes. That’s no longer true for the Lakers, who already have the stars they need to win and have indeed already won with them. So what does a shot at the future represent to a team that keeps pushing its chips to the present? Thursday will bring an answer to how the Lakers’ front office values a draft pick: as a young player who can h...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Oregon, Sports, LSU, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Ncaa, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Baylor, San Antonio


Report: USC needs ‘top-to-bottom’ revamp of campus policing

USC should undertake a “top-to-bottom re-envisioning” of the campus public safety system, with an eye toward developing alternative responses to non-violent, non-emergency situations, allowing the Department of Public Safety to focus on the most serious calls for help, according to a report released Wednesday, July 28, by an advisory committee. The Community Advisory Board that prepared the report was charged by USC President Carol Folt with examining public safety practices on campus, helping t...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Minneapolis, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Social Justice, Usc, Floyd, DPS, University Park, Carol Folt, Jason Hart, Health Sciences


USC’s Evan Mobley trying to carry winning ways to NBA

The USC men’s basketball season had just come a close, much later than most outside of the program had predicted. After the Trojans’ loss to Gonzaga in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, it was clear that center Evan Mobley had played his last game in cardinal and gold before he would enter the NBA draft. With the opportunity to summarize the freshman’s legacy as a Trojan, USC head coach Andy Enfield had one descriptor come to mind. “He’s gonna have a bright, bright future in the NBA,” Enfi...
Tags: Washington, Sports, LSU, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Magic, College sports, Ncaa, Houston Rockets, Usc, Eagles, Gonzaga, Evan, Ben Simmons, Trojans


USC’s Jason Hart leaves to be G League Ignite head coach

USC men’s basketball associate head coach Jason Hart is leaving the program to accept a job as head coach of the G League Ignite, a source close to the program confirmed Wednesday. Hart, 43, will replace former Ignite head coach Brian Shaw, who recently accepted a position as an assistant coach with the Clippers. Early in July, Hart tweeted out his appreciation for the new wave of Black head coaches in the NBA, adding, “I’m next!” On Wednesday, he quoted that tweet with the exclamation, “Spoke i...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Syracuse, Usc, Black, Milwaukee Bucks, Southern California, Inglewood High School, Hart, Clippers, Pepperdine, Brian Shaw, Jason Hart


Olympic beach volleyball: Jake Gibb, Tri Bourne among new pairings finding success

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer TOKYO — Americans Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne got thrown together so quickly on the eve of the Tokyo Games they didn’t even have time to figure out the traditional post-point high-five that all beach volleyball teams do, with varying degrees of choreography. “I’ve learned to just leave the hand out there and let him do whatever he wants,” said Bourne, a former USC standout who flew to Japan eight days ago to replace Gibb’s original partner, Taylor Crabb, after he tes...
Tags: Japan, London, Sports, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Olympics, Netherlands, Athens, Switzerland, Manhattan, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Orange County


A Chinese gaming billionaire just paid $500,000 over asking for a historic Los Angeles mansion. Take a look at the $25 million property.

The 14,000-square-foot mansion housed USC presidents for 40 years. Douglas Elliman/Compass Chinese gaming billionaire Tianqiao Chen bought a historic $25 million Los Angeles mansion earlier this month. He paid $500,000 over the asking price for the residence, which housed USC presidents for 40 years. Chen, the founder and chairman of Shanda Group, is known as one of the pioneers of China's online-gaming industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tianqiao Chen, a Chi...
Tags: Real Estate, China, Singapore, International, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Silicon Valley, Mansions, Usc, San Marino, Southern California, Santa Monica, Luxury Real Estate, Caltech, Chen


USC QB Kedon Slovis ready to shake off inconsistent sophomore season

LOS ANGELES — To most observers, Kedon Slovis didn’t appear to be himself last season. The sophomore quarterback was good enough to lead the Trojans to a 5-1 record and a Pac-12 South Division title while logging several stunning comeback wins. But after a freshman season in which the former three-star recruit established himself as one of the premiere quarterbacks in the country, there was something missing in 2020. The football was wobbling out of his hand, and his was missing receivers on rou...
Tags: Texas, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, College sports, Espn, Las Vegas, Usc, CFP, Trojans, USC UCLA, Nil, Klutch


Southern California natives Kayvon Thibodeaux and Jayden Daniels shine at Pac-12 media day

HOLLYWOOD — Make way for the hometown kids. Kayvon Thibodeaux (University of Oregon) and Jayden Daniels (Arizona State University) both will take center stage for their respective teams entering their junior seasons. Thibodeaux grew up in South L.A. and won a 2017 CIF football title at Oaks Christian School. Less than 100 miles away, Daniels was raised in San Bernardino winning a championship for Cajon High School that same year. Now, they’re both ‘the guy’ as possible 2022 NFL Draft prospects w...
Tags: Texas, California, Oregon, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Nike, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, Asu, San Bernardino


Pac-12 considering COVID-19 cancellation forfeitures

HOLLYWOOD — New year, new commissioner and new talking points were on display at Pac-12 media day on Tuesday. Gone were discussions of COVID-19 testing protocols. Instead, talk was about vaccination policies. It was one of the first topics new Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff addressed in his press conference at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Kliavkoff reported that two-thirds of the Pac-12’s football teams are at an 80% vaccination rate, while four are over 90%. Nine of the Pac-12’s member schoo...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Washington State, Pac-12, Usc, Ucla, Cougars, Gonzaga, CFP, Rolovich, USC Football


Brandon Staley gets Chargers to buy in with collaborative culture

Brandon Staley was introduced as the Chargers’ head coach, but he looked the part of a motivational speaker by comfortably engaging with about 100 high school athletes during a football camp at Long Beach Poly High earlier this month. Staley noticed three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest standing to his left while he spoke about building relationships and seizing opportunities. “I told the group, when you’re around guys like Willie McGinest, you need to take advantage of that opportunity...
Tags: California, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, New Orleans, Chargers, New England Patriots, Saints, Denver, Usc, Chris


USC Freshman Mobley Headlines List of Big Men in NBA Draft

Evan Mobley made a quick impact with his athleticism and defense for Southern California.
Tags: Nba, Usc, Evan Mobley


Olympic beach volleyball: April Ross, Alix Klineman improve to 2-0

TOKYO — The American beach volleyball “A-Team” of April Ross and Alix Klineman have guaranteed themselves at least a fourth match at the Tokyo Olympics. The Southern California-based duo defeated longtime partners Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo of Spain, 21-13, 21-16, on Tuesday morning (Monday PT) for their second straight win. With one more match in the preliminaries left, they can do no worse than a three-way tie for first, which would be broken during a “lucky loser” matchup after the ...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Sports, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Usc, Ross, Southern California, April Ross, Beach Volleyball, Newport Harbor High, Alix Klineman, Klineman


Alexander: What will the 2028 L.A. Olympics look like?

Tokyo’s Olympic Games might be the weirdest in the modern history of the extravaganza, but the athletes now have center stage instead of the suits. Thus, medals, great performances and star quality are beginning to shove their way into our collective consciousness past empty seats, positive COVID-19 tests and blowhard pronouncements from politicians and IOC leaders. That should be a reminder of the power of the Olympic brand, as tone-deaf and avaricious as it often seems. And it should also be a...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Usa, New York, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Olympics, Paris, Mls, Tokyo, Tehran, Ioc


USC healthcare workers OK contract that includes raises between 11%-68%

More than 1,500 USC workers have voted to ratify a labor contract that boosts healthcare benefits and provides hefty wage hikes for many employees. The move averts a potential walkout after employees at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, several university clinics and a university call center voted in May to authorize a five-day strike. The three-year contract includes substantial raises and improved health benefits for the workers, which include nursing assistants, re...
Tags: Business, California, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Union, Usc, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Norris, Woodland Hills, Keck, National Union of Healthcare Workers, Keck Medicine of USC, Aguirre, Labor Unions


USC’s Isaiah Mobley is ready to make another run after return to school

The USC men’s basketball team could have found itself in a precarious position as it tried to follow up this past March’s trip to the Elite Eight. Leading scorers Evan Mobley and Tahj Eaddy were gone to the NBA Draft, and the best candidate to replace their production, Isaiah Mobley, was weighing his pro options, too. But earlier this month Mobley made the decision to withdraw from the draft and return to USC for his junior season. It was a decision that Mobley discussed with his parents and men...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Usc, CFP, Evan, Emmert, USC UCLA, Mobley, Andy Enfield, Nick Rakocevic


Olympic beach volleyball puts former USC, UCLA stars on display

By JIMMY GOLEN TOKYO — Beach volleyball’s future was on display at the Shiokaze Park venue on Monday morning (Sunday PT) for the Olympic debut of Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil. Three of the four players in the U.S. victory over Latvia came up through an NCAA beach volleyball program that has only been around since 2012. El Dorado High product Claes and Latvia’s Tina Graudina both went to USC, and Sponcil played at rival UCLA. (USC coach Dain Blanton, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist from...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Nbc, Australia, France, China, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Italy, Netherlands


The Daily Stream: “Hey Guys, You Ever See That Really Old Movie, The Empire Strikes Back?”

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: The Empire Strikes Back Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: It was referenced by a hip and relevant young Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. “Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, The Empire Strikes Back?” Why It’s Essential Viewing: Varèse Sarabande Records just announced (via The Laughing Place) ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Usc, Lucas, Yoda, Billy Dee Williams, Lawrence Kasdan, New Hollywood, Varèse Sarabande Records, Leigh Brackett, Kershner, Irvin Kershner


Former gold medalist Pam McGee proud of son JaVale and his Olympic pursuit

Pam McGee has always had something to dangle over her son’s head. When he was a burgeoning young star at Nevada, she would tell him he still hadn’t reached the pros. When he made the NBA, she would tell him he hadn’t won a championship. Now with three rings, there’s one plateau JaVale McGee hasn’t reached that his mom has: Olympic gold. Time might be running out on those days now that JaVale is in Japan with Team USA basketball. “She always talks about, ‘Yeah, y’all really not doing nothing unti...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Usa, Mexico, Time, US, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Nba, Tokyo, College sports, Las Vegas, Nevada


Celebrity-driven Wahlburgers makes its Southern California casino debut at Morongo

Billboards along the 10 Freeway that usually feature big pop stars headlining casinos were covered with hamburgers on Friday. That’s because Wahlburgers, a celebrity restaurant by three Wahlberg brothers — Mark, Donnie and Paul — was making its Inland debut at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. The restaurant features what Paul Wahlberg ...
Tags: California, Casinos, Boston, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mark Wahlberg, Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay, Marky Mark, Usc, Southern California, Las Vegas Strip, Bellagio, West Hollywood


The 10 US colleges best-represented at the Tokyo Olympic Games

First-time Olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles is also an incoming freshman at UCLA. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Polina Marinova is the founder of The Profile, a newsletter that profiles successful people and companies. The following is a recent The Profile post, republished here with permission. In it, she breaks down the top 10 US colleges that are sending the most alumni and athletes to the 2020 Olympics. See more stories on Insider's business page. In March of 2020, Brooke Forde packed...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, US, Trends, United States, Williams, Cambodia, Tokyo, University of Florida, Jordan, Michael Phelps, UConn, Usc, Stanford University, Ucla, Michael


The extraordinary Olympic journey of Michael Norman

TOKYO >> Michael Norman Jr. is particular. “Very, very particular,” he said. Even when it comes to rental cars. So when the fastest American quarter-miler this century was in Monaco for an awards ceremony in December 2018, he just had to rent a Ferrari 480 Spider. The color? “Red, of course,” Norman said laughing. “I drove it through the tunnel,” he continued referring to the iconic part of the Monaco Grand Prix F1 course. “Drove along the harbor, drove to Nice.” But when asked how fast he drove...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Nbc, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Noah, Chicago, Soccer, South Africa, Olympics, Ferrari, Italy, Tokyo, Ncaa


Contempt Order for Violating Injunction Not Immediately Appealable; Sanctions

by Dennis Crouch Shure v. ClearOne (Fed. Cir. 2021) I previously mentioned this appellate case and the oral arguments remarks by Chief Judge Moore suggesting that ClearOne file a motion for sanctions against Shure for bringing the appeal. Stinging Oral Arguments from Chief Judge Moore At the district court, N.D. Ill. Judge Edmond Chang had issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Shure from certain actions regarding its drop-ceiling microphone product. Later, Judge Chang found that Shure h...
Tags: Law, Patent, Usc, Chang, Moore, Shure, Edmond Chang, FRAP, Dennis Crouch Shure, ClearOne Fed


College rankings have made school less affordable, less equitable, and more miserable for students. The pandemic exposed just how broken the system is.

The incentives around college rankings forced universities to take actions during the pandemic that made student experiences worse and more expensive. U.S. News & World Report; Samantha Lee/Insider College rankings don't measure aspects of universities that are the most beneficial for students. They're mainly based on factors that are determined by wealth, access, privilege, and selectivity. The pandemic showed how truly broken the system is, yielding worse experiences for students...
Tags: News, Education, Obama, Los Angeles, Trends, US news, Analysis, Brooklyn, University Of California, Usc, Northeastern University, Morse, University of New Mexico, Pell Grant, Paterno, Boston Magazine


Taylor Crabb tests positive for COVID-19, likely out of Tokyo Olympics in beach volleyball

TOKYO — U.S. beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb has tested positive for COVID-19 and will likely miss the Olympic Games, the Southern California News Group has learned. Crabb tested positive shortly after arriving in Japan over the weekend, according to a person familiar with the situation. While a replacement has not been officially named, Tri Bourne, a former USC standout, was flying en route to Tokyo on Tuesday afternoon U.S. time. Crabb, 29, and his partner Jake Gibb, 45, are scheduled to ...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Italy, Tokyo, West Coast, Local News, Usc, Japan Australia, Crabb, Stafford, Gibb, Long Beach State, USA Gymnastics