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Joey Kaufman is a newsdesk writer for SB Nation and an assistant editor for Pacific Takes -- SB Nation's Pac-12 blog. A native of Southern California, Joey grew up a fan of the Lakers, Dodgers and Trojans. He is currently a junior at USC, majoring in journalism, and hopes to graduate -- barring some epic collapse -- by 2013. He also writes for the Daily Trojan, the university's student-run newspaper, and has covered USC football since 2010, when Lane Kiffin arrived on campus. Naturally, he's OK with "Tribute to Troy" being played ad nauseam.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Clinches Top Spot For Fifth Straight Summer Games

The United States clinched the medal count for the fifth straight Summer Games on Saturday night.

Pirates Vs. Padres: Pittsburgh Falls 5-0 As Jason Marquis Tosses Two-Hitter

The Pittsburgh Pirates drop their third consecutive game, as San Diego starter Jason Marquis tosses a two-hitter in the Padres' 2-0 win.

Pirates Vs. Padres Score Update: Pittsburgh Trails 3-0 After Four Innings

Pirates Vs. Diamondbacks: Tuesday Starting Lineups

Starting lineups for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who square off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park on Tuesday night.

London 2012 Olympics: Event Schedule And TV Listings For Sunday

Pirates Vs. Reds: Pittsburgh Stumbles Late, 5-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates fall to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night by a final score of 5-4.

Penn State's Justin Brown To Transfer To Oklahoma, According To Report

Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown will transfer to Oklahoma, becoming the ninth Nittany Lions player to leave in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions.

London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: Team USA, China Tied For Lead With 23 Medals

Silas Redd To Transfer To USC, According To Reports

Steelers Training Camp: Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace 'Not Available' For A Trade

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