Undefeated USC heads into conference play as, for a change, a target

Midway through the USC basketball team’s nonconference schedule, with the Trojans accumulating wins faster than anyone expected, Coach Andy Enfield was asked about the possibility of going undefeated.

His eyes bulged.

Undefeated … heading into conference play, it was clarified.

Enfield relaxed…

Boys’ basketball: Birmingham rallies from 15-point deficit to defeat Oak Park

The Classic at Damien began with an early top game on Monday. Birmingham came back from a 15-point halftime deficit to defeat Oak Park, 81-78.

The day didn’t start well for the Patriots. Their bus was supposed to pick them up at 7:45 a.m. It didn’t come until 9 a.m. so they barely had time to warm…

The troubled life of George Michael: Drugs, run-ins with the police and health problems

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Interim coaches in college football try to hold teams together

The Western Kentucky football team had just wrapped up a winning record and a bowl invitation, but as players gathered for a postseason meeting, the mood was hardly celebratory.

Coach Jeff Brohm had been hired away by Purdue and had chosen to start his new job immediately. Nick Holt, the defensive…