In case you missed them, here are some teachable moments from the last seven days:
▪ USC football has a much more serious issue to deal with than a home loss to Washington.
▪ With a little effort, the Dodgers’ Chase Utley may someday take out a left fielder with a delayed slide into second base.
▪ Cal may not be quite ready for prime time.
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▪ Baseball has walk-off and balk-off wins, and football, thanks to the Falcons’ Robert Alford, has the pickoff win.
▪ It may take more than a 17-point lead to hand the Bengals their first loss this season.