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PASADENA, Calif. Nike Air Max Womens Outlet . -- Southern California and UCLA have been on divergent trajectories for nearly two months, so nobody in the chilly Rose Bowl crowd was terribly surprised when the Trojans charged right on through their faltering rivals Saturday night.That didnt make the blowout victory any less sweet for USC, which coolly maintained its LA dominance for another year with a businesslike bashing of the Bruins.Sam Darnold passed for 267 yards and hit DeQuan Hampton for two touchdowns, leading No. 13 USC past UCLA 36-14 in the Los Angeles rivals 86th crosstown showdown.Ronald Jones II rushed for 121 yards and two TDs for the surging Trojans (8-3, 7-2 Pac-12, No. 15 AP), who won their seventh straight game after a dismal start to the season. USC claimed the Victory Bell for the second consecutive year, overcoming Darnolds two early interceptions and eventually taking apart UCLAs solid defense for 527 total yards.Any time you beat a rival team like this, its always fun, USC linebacker Michael Hutchings said. Winning like this, its great for our team morale.The Trojans experienced another victory several hours earlier when they huddled around laptops in the team hotel to watch Utahs loss to Oregon, which kept USC in the Pac-12 South race.A few hours after USC finishes the regular season next Saturday against Notre Dame, the Trojans would claim the division title if the Utes beat No. 12 Colorado, which lost at USC last month.We needed one of those teams to lose to stay alive, and Oregon came through for us, USC coach Clay Helton said. We still need a little help, but now weve set our mark at 7-2.Jordan Lasley caught two first-half touchdown passes from Mike Fafaul for UCLA (4-7, 2-6). After five losses in their last six games, the Bruins are assured their first losing season in coach Jim Moras half-decade in charge.Ten years after UCLA stunned USC 13-9 and knocked Pete Carrolls team out of the national title race, Heltons Trojans calmly beat their rivals for the 14th time in 18 meetings.With both teams wearing their home jerseys in Arroyo Seco, USC extended its longest overall winning streak since Carrolls last conference championship season in 2008.Helton also improved to 2-0 in the crosstown showdown: He got the permanent job last year two days after the Trojans 40-21 victory over the Bruins and Mora, who had won his first three against USC.It was just a really tough and humbling night, Mora said after honoring his seniors before the game. Regardless of how this year has gone, those young men have done some tremendous things here. This was the first game (all season) that weve kind of not been in. Thats disappointing.USC went through the UCLA defense for 326 yards in the first half, just 30 yards shy of the Bruins average yield for entire games this season. The Trojans eventually held the ball for 43:47 and ran 95 plays to UCLAs 51.Darnold provided his usual cocktail of brilliance and exciting flaws, throwing two interceptions in the first half amid a series of stunning athletic runs and throws. The redshirt freshman hasnt lost since his debut start at Utah in September, leading the Trojans back into contention with his freewheeling skills.But the Bruins held an early 14-7 lead. Lasley took a mid-range pass 56 yards for a score in the opening moments, and he beat Adoree Jackson in 1-on-1 coverage early in the second quarter, right after Fabian Moreau returned Darnolds first interception inside the USC 10.When we were down 14-7, it was the same atmosphere, Darnold said. Guys werent going to give up. Its really a shift in culture that you can sense now.TURNING POINTUSC faced a deficit after the first quarter for the first time since its winning streak began, but Jones fixed that with his second TD run, bursting around the end for a spectacular 60-yard score. Hampton then made his first career TD catch with an exceptional 31-yard grab by the seldom-used sophomore.THE TAKEAWAYUCLA: The Bruins have endured a miserable second half after quarterback Josh Rosens season-ending injuries, but the defense has fought in every game. The overmatched offense kept it close early, but a thorough offseason recalibration seems vital.USC: The Trojans just keep getting more dangerous, even if it might be too late to win the Pac-12 South. Along with Jones latest big game, Darnold and Hampton made key plays against a defense that had allowed only eight TD catches all season. And its no surprise that Darnold, the unflappable Orange County native, easily handled the road pressure in his first LA rivalry matchup.POLL IMPLICATIONSFew teams are rolling like the Trojans. USC is likely to remain the nations highest-ranked team with three lossesUP NEXTUCLA: A trip to Berkeley for a rather drab season finale against California.USC: The famed intersectional rivalry game with Notre Dame at the Coliseum on Saturday to wrap up the regular season. Nike Air Max Womens Pink . The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round. Nike Air Max Womens 90 . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. http://www.nikeairmaxwomensforsale.com/ . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. The few minutes of media access after a hard-fought game isnt usually the best time to get a young NHL player talking about something other than the contest he just played. You save those conversations for practice days or morning skates.But even coming off the heat of battle, Connor McDavid and Patrik Laine happily paused to talk about playing against their idols in the NHL for the first time.In the case of Laine, it has already happened. The Winnipeg Jets rookie grew up an avid?Alex Ovechkin fan and got to face Ovechkin for the first time in the NHL last Tuesday. Laine had played against Ovechkin internationally, the first time coming during the World Championships in May.Still, their first NHL meeting was quite the thrill for the 18-year-old right winger.It was exciting to play against my childhood idol, Laine said. It was a great moment.Next, its McDavids turn.McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Sidney Crosbys Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. It will be the first time McDavid, 19, plays against Crosby, 29. McDavid was still sweating from a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday when he was asked about the opportunity to play the guy he grew up revering.Even as reserved as McDavid is, you could sense his admiration.Its exciting. [Crosby is] someone I grew up idolizing, McDavid said. I didnt get a chance to play him last year. I didnt get a chance to play him in the World Cup. For me, its going to be pretty cool.Crosby and Ovechkin are still at the top of their games. Their teams are well-built and poised to make runs in the Stanley Cup playoffs.Were not putting them out to pasture.But in McDavid and Laine, we have two young players who are just about ready to take the baton. If youre sick of Crosby and Ovechkin comparisons, well, youre in luck. Get ready for a decades worth of comparisons between McDavid and Laine, because they might be the two players best poised to fill the vacancy when Crosby and Ovechkin move closer to the Hall of Fame.With eight goals so far this season, Laine is at the top of that leaderboard, where Ovechkin has finished six times in his career.Sounds pretty good, Laine said, when told of his spot in the goals standings. Cool. Its nice to hear.He also has more goals than any other rookie in the league, even after?Auston Matthews jumped out to an early lead with his historic four-goal NHL debut on Oct. 12.The general manager who drafted Ovechkin was in the building when Laine scored his seventh NHL goal. Former Capitals and current Las Vegas GM Geoorge McPhee saw shades of Mario Lemieux in Laines game when he first watched him during the World Junior Championships in Finland. Nike Air Max Womens White. The Ovechkin comparison works for McPhee too, mostly because both are threats to score every time they shoot.Some guys can shoot it all night and its not going to go in, McPhee said. These guys need one chance and theyre a threat to score. They both have the ability, a little bit of a curl and drag -- while theyre doing it, it changes the angle for the goalie. [Laine] is really accurate. He can really place pucks.As for McDavid, he has been getting Crosby comparisons all his life. Now the hockey world will get to see how their matchup plays out on the same sheet of ice on Tuesday night.Crosby has two Art Ross trophies, a collection that would be bigger if it werent for his multiple concussions. In six games this season, Crosby is averaging 1.67 points per game -- the highest ratio of his career. Hes making a charge up the leaderboard despite missing the Penguins first six games while recovering from his latest concussion.Waiting for him near the top of the points race is McDavid.McDavid has 14 points in 13 games, a total topped only by three players (Artem Anisimov, Patrick Kane and Nikita Kucherov) through Monday.It sure looks like McDavid will give his idol just as much competition in the points race as Kane, Claude Giroux and Steven Stamkos?will.Oilers winger Jordan Eberle has played on a line with Crosby during the 2015 World Championships and now skates on McDavids wing with Edmonton.The one thing that sticks out with Connor is his speed, Eberle said in comparing the two. Hes faster than any player Ive ever played with.McDavid and Laine both joined the NHL via different drafts, like Ovechkin (2004) and Crosby (2005). They play different positions like Ovechkin (left wing) and Crosby (center). They play in the same conference, like Ovechkin and Crosby do.The way the Jets and Oilers are trending, theyre going to see a lot of each other in the coming years -- with a lot on the line. You know, like Crosby and Ovechkin.If it ends up playing out the way that rivalry has, McDavid would be thrilled.If you can have half [Crosbys] success or even a quarter of his success, I think thats a pretty amazing career, McDavid said. Hes won basically everything there is to win. Hes a pretty good guy to try and follow.So is Ovechkin. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '