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    Nearly 30 years ago, the legendary USC football coach John McKay left Los Angeles for Tampa Bay to become head coach of the Buccaneers. McKay took over the worst team in football, one which set a record for consecutive losses. When asked about his team's execution, McKay famously quipped "I'm in favor of it." Yet McKay eventually turned the Bucs around, as they reached the NFC Championship game under his leadership. A generation later,...
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    Nearly 30 years ago, the legendary USC football coach John McKay left Los Angeles for Tampa Bay to become head coach of the Buccaneers. McKay took over the worst team in football, one which set a record for consecutive losses. When asked about his team's execution, McKay famously quipped "I'm in favor of it." Yet McKay eventually turned the Bucs around, as they reached the NFC Championship game under his leadership. A generation later,...
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    When pinch runner Pablo Ozuna crossed the plate to win Game 2 of the ALCS for the Chicago White Sox, losing pitcher Kelvim Escobar was charged with the run. However, it was unearned. In more ways than one. Home plate umpire Doug "Mr. Magoo" Eddings handed the White Sox an extra out after making the incorrect call on strike three to A.J. Pierzynski after he swung and missed, closing his fist for a strike,...
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    When pinch runner Pablo Ozuna crossed the plate to win Game 2 of the ALCS for the Chicago White Sox, losing pitcher Kelvim Escobar was charged with the run. However, it was unearned. In more ways than one. Home plate umpire Doug "Mr. Magoo" Eddings handed the White Sox an extra out after making the incorrect call on strike three to A.J. Pierzynski after he swung and missed, closing his fist for a strike,...
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    Ervin! Los Angeles sports fans haven't screamed that name since the heyday of the Lakers' Showtime era (sort of), but a scrawny kid with a big arm game them reason to once again. Rookie Ervin Santana led the Angels to a Game 5 victory over the Yankees to clinch the ALDS with 5 1/3 innings of sudden relief after starter Bartolo Colon went down after just one inning with a shoulder injury. Santana did...
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    Ervin! Los Angeles sports fans haven't screamed that name since the heyday of the Lakers' Showtime era (sort of), but a scrawny kid with a big arm game them reason to once again. Rookie Ervin Santana led the Angels to a Game 5 victory over the Yankees to clinch the ALDS with 5 1/3 innings of sudden relief after starter Bartolo Colon went down after just one inning with a shoulder injury. Santana did...
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    After UCLA's big win against California, fans of both the Bruins and the USC Trojans are finally on the same page, although a somewhat unfamiliar one. Both want the other to succeed. At least until December 3rd, because either side would relish the opportunity of putting an end to the other's undefeated season. Assuming the Trojans are able to get past their two other big remaining challenges at Notre Dame and at Cal (which...
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    After UCLA's big win against California, fans of both the Bruins and the USC Trojans are finally on the same page, although a somewhat unfamiliar one. Both want the other to succeed. At least until December 3rd, because either side would relish the opportunity of putting an end to the other's undefeated season. Assuming the Trojans are able to get past their two other big remaining challenges at Notre Dame and at Cal (which...
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    The glory and allure of the their 2002 World Series run has long faded away, but even though these ain't your older brother's Angels, they also ain't facing your grandpa's Yankees. Going up 2-1 after a beatdown of Randy Johnson, the Angels are primed to take the series sooner than later, although Saturday's rainout makes "later" an equally possible option. Jarrod Washburn's experience three years ago undoubtedly gives him the edge over the talented...
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    The glory and allure of the their 2002 World Series run has long faded away, but even though these ain't your older brother's Angels, they also ain't facing your grandpa's Yankees. Going up 2-1 after a beatdown of Randy Johnson, the Angels are primed to take the series sooner than later, although Saturday's rainout makes "later" an equally possible option. Jarrod Washburn's experience three years ago undoubtedly gives him the edge over the talented...

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