11:08 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014
Conquest Chronicles 6 hours ago
USC Football Hoping to Avoid Josh Shaw Distraction

USC Football Hoping to Avoid Josh Shaw Distraction

The Trojans are focused on beating Fresno State, period. In spite of the growing controversy surrounding Josh Shaw, his whereabouts and how the team is responding, USC has worked diligently to silence these distractions and move their focus on beating Fresno State. Following a shoulder-padded only practice on Howard Jones Field, the mood quickly shifted from breaking down Fresno State's attack to figuring out how to fill the shoes of redshirt senior Josh Shaw. "We're not going to let something on the outside affect what we have to work on. Our goal is just to beat Fresno and that has...

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Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Cara Black, advancing in U.S. Open doubles, thrives far from spotlight

— Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having.— Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having.

Pac-12 power rankings

College football season is officially here, which means the triumphant return of the Register's Pac-12 power rankings. Our USC beat writer, Michael Lev, joins the rankings this season to add even more insight to our Wednesday tradition. The Pac-12...
Orange County Register 4 hours ago
USC's Shaw tells school officials he lied about rescue story

USC's Shaw tells school officials he lied about rescue story

USC defensive back Josh Shaw admitted to school officials Wednesday that he lied about how he was injured, the school said in a release. The school had said Shaw told coaches he was injured when jumping off a balcony to rescue his nephew, who was in...

Josh Shaw Admits to USC Officials That He Lied

Here is the official statement from the USC Athletic Department on Josh Shaw:USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw came to USC athletic department officials this afternoon (Wednesday, Aug. 27) and admitted that he had lied about how he suffered his ankle...

Williams: Josh Shaw situation won't distract players

USC junior defensive end Leonard Williams addressed the media Wednesday morning regarding the Josh Shaw situation. Here's what Williams had to say: Q: You guys had a special meeting with Coach Steve Sarkisian after practice. What was that about? A:...
USC in 'holding pattern' in Shaw situation

USC in 'holding pattern' in Shaw situation

LOS ANGELES - USC coach Steve Sarkisian said the school is in "a holding pattern" on the Josh Shaw situation Wednesday and nothing is imminent. Reports of Shaw injuring his ankles by jumping off a balcony to rescue his 7-year-old nephew were disputed...
Orange County Register 9 hours ago
Kickoff 2014: USC Season Outlook

Kickoff 2014: USC Season Outlook

KEYS TO THE SEASON OFFENSE: Offensive line, offensive line, offensive line. Did we mention the offensive line? The Trojans are stocked at tailback. They’re loaded at receiver. Their top two tight ends are dangerous downfield threats. Their...
Orange County Register 10 hours ago
Kickoff 2014: Pac-12 offenses are fast, furious

Kickoff 2014: Pac-12 offenses are fast, furious

Welcome to the era of Student Body Right Now. USC, ancestral home of pulling linemen and power sweeps, has joined UCLA and many other college teams in speeding up offensive football. Farewell, player huddles. May you live forever in grainy online...
Los Angeles Times 21 hours ago

Dodgers batter Diamondbacks in 9-5 victory

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers brutalized Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill, who was charged with the eight runs (six earned) and six hits in only 3 1/3 innings. Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run in the first inning. The score was tied, 2-2, until the Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning...

Murky Shaw situation clouds USC's 2014 outlook

Regardless of what really happened with Josh Shaw – and it’s still murky as of this writing – one thing is clear: It’s bad news for the USC football team in multiple ways. First off, the Trojans are without one of their best players...
Los Angeles Times 21 hours ago

Questions arise about USC cornerback Josh Shaw's heroics

It was only two days ago that USC and much of the local media portrayed Josh Shaw as a hero.

The Josh Shaw sage: Wrapping up Day 2

It definitely was not a typical game-week Tuesday for USC, what with the strange Josh Shaw story consuming all coverage of the Trojans. Here are the Register's offerings: News story: USC investigating after Shaw's story disputed Jeff Miller column:...
Orange County Register 22 hours ago
Miller: USC silencing Shaw is part of the problem

Miller: USC silencing Shaw is part of the problem

So, what do we know for sure about the Josh Shaw story? What can we report today with 100 percent certainty, with zero chance of having to recant anything tomorrow? It’s sad. That’s what we know. It’s sad if Shaw is telling the truth. Sad if he...
Los Angeles Times 23 hours ago

If Jack Sock is future of U.S. men's tennis, it could be a long wait

We trekked out to the U.S. Open's venerable Grandstand Court on Tuesday on a mission of promise.

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