UCLA football: Projecting the season, game by game

The Hotline is not about to guess whether Jim Mora keeps his job or loses his job … or if his job is truly in jeopardy this season … or if he makes it through the season. But this much I feel confident in typing: The Mora end-game will be framed by the close of September. The Bruins’ opening month is so difficult that we’ll know by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30 — and maybe not much earlier if the Colorado kickoff is 7:30 — whether they have the mettle for a bounce-back season. By then, there will be enough evidence (four games against teams that won at least eight… Read More

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UCLA football: Projecting the season, game by game

The Hotline is not about to guess whether Jim Mora keeps his job or loses his job … or if his job is truly in jeopardy this season … or if he makes it through the season. But this much I feel confident in typing: The Mora end-game will be framed by the close of September. The Bruins’ opening month is so difficult that we’ll know by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30 — and maybe not much earlier if the Colorado kickoff is 7:30 — whether they have the mettle for a bounce-back season. By then, there will be enough evidence (four games against teams that won at least eight… Read More

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Latest on Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony trade rumors: Training camp holdout?

Carmelo Anthony could (or could not) be part of an uncomfortable Knicks training camp in September. With the Kyrie Irving trade sweepstakes now over, all eyes will be on Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. As the countdown to the 2017-18 NBA season commences, Anthony’s future hovers over the Knicks, interested parties and the entire sport. Here’s the latest, per Marc Berman of the New York Post–including Anthony remaining steadfast in Houston as his desired destination and the first talk of a training camp holdout in September. On the Rockets: According to widespread reports, Anthony has told the Knicks he is willing to waive his no-trade clause only for the Rockets, who… Read More

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Stoffel Vandoorne to continue as a McLaren F1 driver in 2018

WOKING, England — Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to drive for the McLaren Formula One team next season. McLaren said in a statement Wednesday that the 25-year-old Belgian driver has been retained for 2018, having joined this season as a replacement for Jenson Button. Vandoorne, the GP2 champion in 2015, has been part of McLaren’s development program since 2013. McLaren’s executive director Zak Brown says “Stoffel’s robust talent and fierce ambition make us sure that he’ll achieve great successes with us in the future.” It remains uncertain whether Vandoorne will drive alongside two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso at McLaren in 2018. McLaren has been blighted by problems with engine supplier Honda… Read More

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