• Utah wide receiver Bubba Poole (8) runs the ball as UCLA linebacker Aaron Wallace (51) tries for a tackle in the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

    No. 22 UCLA begins ramping up for USC rivalry showdown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA linebackers Kenny Young and Jayon Brown have different perspectives on the rivalry game against Southern California.

  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Michael B. Jordan, left, as Adonis Johnson and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

    New Rocky story ‘Creed’ balances brutality and theatricality

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone knows most of Rocky Balboa’s famous fights would have been stopped by a real-life referee long before the battered and bloodied fictional heavyweight champion rallies his will to win.

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) talks to Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Chicago. The Broncos won 17-15. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    FANTASY PLAYS: Javorius Allen may help owners down stretch

    Meet Baltimore rookie tailback Javorius Allen, a fourth-round draft pick out of Southern California who just might become a vital addition to that playoff push for fantasy owners everywhere.

  • California's Jaylen Brown shoots against Sam Houston State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    No. 14 California beats Sam Houston State 89-63

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California made it through the warmup act unscathed. Now the Golden Bears get to see how good they really are when they get their first true tests of the season.

  • Nelson has 20 points, UC Irvine beats Santa Clara 79-61

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Luke Nelson nailed 4 of 5 from long range for 20 points to lead UC Irvine to a dominating 79-61 win over Santa Clara in the opening of the Wooden Legacy on Monday night.

  • San Diego State guard Trey Kell drives to the basket against the East Carolina's Caleb White in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Shepard, Hemsley lead SDSU to 79-54 win vs East Carolina

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Winston Shepard came off the bench to score 16 points and freshman Jeremy Hemsley also had 16 as San Diego State’s revamped lineup raced past East Carolina 79-54 Monday night, two days after one of the worst losses in Steve Fisher’s 17 seasons as Aztecs coach.

  • USC cruises past Cal State Northridge 96-61 for 4-0 start

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four games into the season, Southern California’s three-guard rotation is on a roll.

  • LA Clippers dance squad to get reality series

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers’ dance squad is getting its own reality series.

  • Few answers as Chargers’ losing streak reaches 6 games

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — As bad as the San Diego Chargers are now, it can get a whole lot worse.

  • TABC-Tex Preps high school basketball rankings

    SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and Tex Preps Basketball magazine for the week of Nov. 23: