No. 2 USC ekes out a 42-29 victory over the Orange

After Saturday’s 69-minute weather delay, the Trojans exploded for 28 points in the second half. Behind a career-best six touchdown passes, senior quarterback Matt Barkley led the Trojans to a 42-29 win over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Commentary: VMAs prove to be lackluster

As the MTV Video Music Awards started Thursday night at the Staples Center, the expected parade of beautifully groomed celebrities, the gleam of bright lights and the buzz surrounding the ceremony’s anticipated winners were all present.