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PASADENA, Calif. Dmitry Kulikov Jets Jersey . -- Although the five-county Los Angeles area is a sprawling metropolis of nearly 19 million people, the Southland can be a small town to its best young football players, who know all about each other from Pop Warner onward.For those who stay close to home for college, UCLAs annual crosstown showdown with Southern California is a lively rivalry game with a unique edge. Almost everybody has friends across the line of scrimmage, which makes a victory even sweeter.Theyve all played together, and theyve played against each other a lot since they were little kids, UCLA coach Jim Mora said. So theres a little special feeling there.For instance, USC defensive back Chris Hawkins and UCLA receiver Darren Andrews grew up together in the eastern LA suburbs, running track and forming a family friendship. When they line up against each other at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, their friendly competition will have an extra bite.The first thing we say when we see each other, we boast about, `Yeah, we beat yall this year, Hawkins said. Hell say the same thing. Thats what we are out here working so hard for. Everything is about bragging rights, especially in this atmosphere and this type of rivalry. You want that W. This is a must-win. We cant lose this game.Both teams have relatively modest stakes in their 86th meeting, but a rivalry game carries its own weight.No. 15 USC (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12) has rescued its season from the brink of catastrophe with six straight wins, its longest streak since 2008, capped by an upset victory at fourth-ranked Washington last week.USC still needs help to win the Pac-12 South. But with Notre Dame arriving next week, the Trojans will have no shortage of motivation while facing their two biggest rivals in their final two games of the regular season.The Trojans dont think their resuscitation would be complete without a victory over struggling UCLA (4-6, 2-5), which snapped a four-game skid last weekend by beating Oregon State. The Bruins would have to win out to guarantee bowl eligibility, but a win over USC would mean a whole lot more than any lower-tier postseason destination.Hopefully we can get a win against them so I can talk smack, said UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown, the Pac-12s leading tackler. Getting a victory against those guys would be everything.Here are more things to watch when both teams wear their home jerseys to play for the Victory Bell:COACHING CLASH: Mora had beaten USC three straight times before last season, when interim coach Clay Helton led the Trojans past UCLA 40-21 at the Coliseum. The victory was life-changing for Helton, who was given the permanent job by former athletic director Pat Haden two days later. Mora reveled in his mastery over friends Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian, but he has only a passing acquaintance with Helton. No matter what happens, Mora is finishing his worst season of a half-decade in Westwood.FAMILIAR FACES: The players familiarity leads to subtle adjustments in this rivalry game, particularly when friends like Andrews and Hawkins face off. You kind of know what they do, and they know what you do, but you still have to do your assignment, Andrews said. You might have to add a little more flavor to whatever your route concept is. A little more flavor to disguise it, so he doesnt pick up my tendencies.QUARTERBACK COLLISION: Sam Darnold and Mike Fafaul are making their first appearances in the crosstown showdown. Darnold is among the most promising passers in the game late in his standout freshman season, while Fafaul has been resilient while playing the second half of his senior season in place of injured Josh Rosen. Darnold will be challenged by UCLAs outstanding defense, while Fafaul will have to be careful to avoid interceptions after throwing 10 in the previous five games.RUNAWAYS: USCs running game is sharp, with Ronald Jones II and Justin Davis leading a yardage-chewing group. UCLAs inability to run the ball has submarined its entire season, with the Bruins managing only 87.2 yards per game -- the second-worst total in the FBS. USCs defense has bottled up several good attacks, holding Washington to 17 yards on the ground last week.HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: While most UCLA players were too young to remember, Bruins fans have fond memories of this game 10 years ago. UCLA stunned USC 13-9 at the Rose Bowl in December 2006, depriving Pete Carrolls second-ranked Trojans of the chance to play for another national title. The loss was only the fourth in 59 games for USC during that dominant stretch.---More AP college football: and Dustin Byfuglien Jersey . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Blake Wheeler Jersey . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. UK Anti-Doping has said it is examining an allegation of wrongdoing within cycling.The announcement came as the Daily Mail reported UKAD is investigating Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins over the contents of a medical package.The newspaper alleges a package was delivered to Team Sky in France on June 12, 2011, and it reports that UKAD is looking at what that contained.UKAD, which is dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport, did not go into any detail about the allegation it is looking at and mentioned no names.A spokeswoman for UKAD said in a statement: UK Anti-Doping is investigating an allegation of wrongdoing within cycling. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not comment further.Wiggins won the Dauphine Libere cycling race on the day the package was reportedly delivered, completing victory in the eight-day event after the final stage from Pontcharra to La Toussuire.According to documents leaked by Russian hacker group Fancy Bears, Wiggins had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for triamcinolone acetonide - a synthetic corticosteroid - which was effective from June 29, 2011. Any use of a banned substance requires an active TUE.The Daily Mail reports that while British Cycling has not identified the substance in the package, it has indicated it did not contain triamcinolone.Wiggins and Team Sky have strenuously denied any wrongdoing since it emerged the 2012 Tour de France winner hhas received six TUEs during his career, insisting each time the exemptions were medically necessary due to asthma and pollen allergies. Keith Tkachuk Jersey. A host of major names from world sport have seen hacked personal information released into the public domain recently, although the World Anti-Doping Agency indicated earlier this week that Fancy Bears may have doctored or fabricated some of the medical documents it has released.United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart has labelled the Fancy Bears con artists after the hackers accused US sports officials of covering up doping.The Russian group on Thursday released email exchanges that it claimed revealed that USADA covers up many athletes using prohibited substances.Tygart hit back by dismissing the groups latest release as desperate and malicious.This is just another desperate attempt to distract from the real issue of (Russian) state-sponsored doping, Tygart told BBC Sport.He said the Fancy Bears were trying to smear the reputations of athletes and organisations from around the world who choose to operate with integrity and abide by the rules.They are con artists, he added. We are confident that people will see this for what it is: a malicious and illegal invasion of athlete privacy followed by a baseless smear campaign. ' ' '