• No. 4 USC slight favorite over No. 12 Utah for Pac-12 title
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    No. 4 USC slight favorite over No. 12 Utah for Pac-12 title

    Southern California wide receiver Brenden Rice, right, fends off Notre Dame cornerback Clarence Lewis during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Mark J. Terrill AP No. 12 Utah (9-3, No. 11 CFP) vs No. 4 Southern California (11-1, No. 4 CFP), Friday, 8 p.m. EST (FOX) in Las Vegas. FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: USC by 2 1/2. SERIES RECORD: USC leads 13-8. WHAT’S AT STAKE? USC heads into this game fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, so all the Trojans need to do is win and they’re in. It would be the Pac-12 Conference’s first…

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  • College football games, Week 1: Utah aims to make statement as favorite vs. Florida in The Swamp
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    College football games, Week 1: Utah aims to make statement as favorite vs. Florida in The Swamp

    None of this is exactly new for Utah. It’s been more than 13 years since the Utes beat then-No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Utah has played in three of the last four Pac-12 Championship Games, finally breaking through last season for its first Pac-12 title. In what might be the most consequential game of Week 1, No. 7 Utah travels to Florida as somewhat of an accidental national power. Underrated in a disrespected conference, the Utes are no longer a curiosity. Their coach, Kyle Whittingham, has developed a legitimate playoff contender in his 18th season leading the program. Utah has its quarterback, inspirational Texas transfer Cameron Rising, an…

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  • We played ‘Stray,’ everyone’s favorite new cat-centric video game. It’s purrfection
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    We played ‘Stray,’ everyone’s favorite new cat-centric video game. It’s purrfection

    We had to know: Was it really the cat’s meow? So we tried it out for ourselves, paying $30 to download it for a PlayStation 5. It was quickly apparent why “Stray” appeals to gamers (who like cats), people who simply like cats, and actual cats. It’s beautifully animated and offers a respite from video games that are often noisy and action-packed. Also, playing as a cat is unusual and amusing. You might even call it a-meow-zing. Though the dystopia of the game — which mostly takes place in a city that’s falling apart — can have a mournful, solitary feel, the adventure (and the choice of main character) served…

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