Los Angeles Teams

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Two days after needing overtime against lowly Central Arkansas, No. 23 UCLA didn't come out much better against winless South Carolina State. The Bruins led by as many as 13 in the first half, but that lead dipped two just two late in the half before they headed to the locker room up 41-35. Freshman Chris Hill provided a nice spark off the bench with 7 first-half points.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

South Carolina State lost at Wisconsin by 35, at Boston College by 39 and at Yale by 32. But the Bulldogs are down just six at half at UCLA.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce Philip Rivers has been cleared to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills by an independent neurological consultant.

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Scott Gimber ESPN 

The Trojan Shrine in the middle of USC's campus is well protected for UCLA Week!

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Scott Gimber ESPN 

USC's Hall of Champions! A lot of hardware for just one room.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: OUT – T Joe Barksdale (foot). DOUBTFUL – LB Hayes Pullard (neck), LB James Onwualu (quad). QUESTIONABLE – DE Chris McCain (quad), QB Philip Rivers (concussion).

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Chargers' coach Anthony Lynn on how Philip Rivers practiced this week: "He's looked fine. He's looked like he's normal."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game due to a concussion. A full participant in Friday's practice, Rivers still has not cleared the NFL concussion protocol. Lynn said Rivers will be evaluated by doctors either Friday afternoon or Saturday. "He's done more and more every day in practice, so that's encouraging," Lynn said. "But still he's got to see the doctors and be evaluated. And we'll see what happens."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news on the injury front for the Rams. All of their starters are good to go. Backup RB Malcolm Brown (knee) is out, and should be for a while. No. 3 TE Derek Carrier and backup CB Troy Hill (hamstring) are questionable. Rams were very conservative with their veterans in practice this week, but that was by design.

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Rockets, Celtics, Towns' marijuana stance, sliding Clippers

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell talk Rockets and Celtics (4:55), Towns' marijuana advocacy (28:45), the sliding Clippers (41:15), a Portis-Mirotic update (49:05) and Jody Avirgan on the 30 for 30 podcast Hoodies Up (1:02:35). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han take questions (1:21:20).

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Former Trojans reconnect after TNF

Former USC stars Juju Smith-Schuster and Adoree Jackson were all smiles when they met up after Thursday night's Steelers-Titans game to swap jerseys. Both were selected in the 2017 draft: Jackson in the first round and Smith-Schuster in the second. (Photo credit: @USC_Athletics/Twitter)