Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times

Sam Farmer

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Sam:

Loud fans with loud outfits? 'Guardians' fit in at Ryder Cup

A group of college friends who call themselves 'Guardians of the Cup' are ultra-enthusiastic supporters of Team Europe in the Ryder Cup. → Read More

U.S. overcomes its downtrodden Ryder Cup reputation with dominant triumph

Collin Morikawa nearly aced the 222-yard, par-three 17th hole and secured a Ryder Cup victory for the United States over Europe on Sunday. → Read More

Ryder Cup: U.S. takes commanding 9-3 lead over Europe

Team USA takes a 9-3 lead at the Ryder Cup by winning three of four alternating-shot matches on Saturday morning at a windswept Whistling Straits. → Read More

Ryder Cup: DeChambeau plunks woman with first drive

Ryder Cup: DeChambeau plunks woman with first drive. Her foot prevented the ball going more off course, and DeChambeau was able to birdie the ball after a great second shot. → Read More

Ryder Cup: Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele help USA take early 3-1 lead

Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele beat Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter to help USA take early 3-1 lead at the Ryder Cup. → Read More

Ryder Cup brings butterflies to players, patriotism to fans

The Ryder Cup is a very different golf tournament, and the unusual golf format of team play brings nervousness and excitement to the three-day event. → Read More

NFL Week 3 picks: Rams come out on top over Bucs; 49ers edge Packers

The Times' Sam Farmer analyzes each matchup and predicts the winners of Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season. → Read More

European-like Little Switzerland is backing USA as Ryder Cup hits Wisconsin

The village of New Glarus, Wis., is filled with European flair, but the town is red, white and blue when it comes to the Ryder Cup. → Read More

NFL roundtable: Will Chargers ever be accepted in L.A.?

NFL roundtable: There were more Cowboys fans than Chargers fans at SoFi Stadium in Week 2. Why? In L.A., the answer might be, 'You have to win first.' → Read More

Jared Goff gets fresh start with Lions, but patience is needed

Lions quarterback Jared Goff's new chapter with Detroit has started rough, but patient will be needed before there are results. → Read More

For Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Southern California has always been a second home

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was born in Inglewood and played an integral part in pushing the NFL to return to Los Angeles. → Read More

Matthew Stafford's Rams debut hints at what comes next

Embracing an almost childlike joy on the field, Matthew Stafford was huge in his debut, passing for 321 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears. → Read More

Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium will be like no other

The world has changed dramatically since Los Angeles last hosted a Super Bowl, and SoFi Stadium will be a unique venue to cap this season. → Read More

The inside story of the memo that helped build Sofi Stadium

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sees culmination of getting football back in L.A. with a crown jewel stadium. Here's how one memo set it in motion. → Read More

Tom Brady and Bucs give fans a chance to finally revel in Super Bowl title afterglow

Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave fans a night to remember in a 31-29 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys. → Read More

NFL Week 1 roundtable: Can Rams, Chargers end up in Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium?

NFL Week 1 roundtable: Can Rams, Chargers end up in Super Bowl in SoFi Stadium? NFL writer Sam Farmer, Rams beat writer Gary Klein and Chargers beat writer Jeff Miller discuss. → Read More

NFL week 1 picks: Super Bowl champions Bucs, Rams open season with win; Chargers, Raiders lose

Times' Sam Farmer analyzes each matchup and predicts the winners of week 1 of the 2021 NFL season. → Read More

NFL preview: A 17th game, new rules, faces in different places ... a number of changes

Players have switched teams, rules have changed, milestones are ready to be reached. Everything you need to know about the 2021 NFL season. → Read More

How NFL survived pandemic season without utilizing secret plan

The NFL had a plan to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic; in the face of the Delta variant, that plan—and the alliance that made it a success—will be put to a new test → Read More

Rams display a speedy new dimension on offense and special teams in preseason opener

Observations from the Rams preseason opener vs. Chargers at SoFi Stadium. → Read More