The NCAA tournament selection committee will meet with analytic gurus this week to discuss the selection process. Every metric is inherently flawed. Which are the most meaningful?
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There are less than two weeks until national signing day. A lot can happen between now and then, and commits are looking around. These schools will need to fight to hold onto these recruits.
The Trojans and Huskies hold an exalted status within the Pac-12, and can give the league the national boost in prestige it's looking for in 2017.
The Pac-12 has seven teams ranked in the class rankings with USC on top. But it's Oregon, and its new coach, making the most noise.
New head coach Anthony Lynn sees potential for greatness in running back Melvin Gordon, who made a big leap in his second season for the Chargers.
If teams got a do-over with the 2016 draft class, how long would Dak Prescott last? Would Joey Bosa have been available at No. 3? What about Jalen Ramsey? Our NFL Insiders redraft the top five.
Khalil Mack's presence on the Raiders' defense helped stabilize a sometimes shaky unit for Oakland.
Aaron Donald is a Pro Bowler for the third time in as many seasons, after leading the NFL with 31 quarterback hits.
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Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels scored in the San Jose Sharks' seventh win at Staples Center in their past eight trips, 3-2 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
"I'm not happy about it ... but at the same time I'm trying to break down that stigma of [the] Chargers fan not following."
Time for Chargers, Flowers to part ways?
Besides substantial depth behind him on the roster, CB Brandon Flowers is expendable in the eyes of Eric D. Williams for a few other reasons as well. Predicting big changes
Short wait for Hall for Guerrero?
Vladimir Guerrero (71.7 percent) did well for a first-ballot candidate, David Schoenfield writes. He should get in next year, although Craig Biggio debuted at 68.2 percent and had to wait two more ballots before his induction. HOF night winners/losers
The Rams' offseason changes might go further than the coaching staff, as L.A. has indicated that it might make some alterations to the front office.
Lackluster HOF ballot debut for Manny
In his first year on the ballot, Manny Ramirez received 23.8 percent of the vote to fall well short of the 75 percent threshold required for induction. Full results
According to Adam Schefter, the Rams will look to former Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson to guide Jared Goff's growth.
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Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, joining DT Aaron Donald and P Johnny Hekker. McQuaide was added as a "need" player by Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. The head coach for each conference chooses a "need" player, which must be a long snapper. With McQuaide snapping, Hekker set an NFL record for punts downed inside the 20-yard line. This is McQuaide's first Pro Bowl invite.
It took a while to find their stride, but the Trojans gained momentum and won the Rose Bowl in Clay Helton's first season.
Guerrero falls just short in HOF vote
In his first year on the ballot, Vladimir Guerrero received 71.7 percent of the vote to miss the 75 percent threshold required for induction. Full results
How do you weigh the impact of Wooden Award candidates who are also teammates? Kentucky's Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox are one of several duos drawing attention.
The Chargers' first week in L.A. was marked with criticism, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the future is bright for the city's newest team.