Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times

Thuc Nhi Nguyen

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Thuc:

UCLA women ranked 20th in preseason Associated Press poll

UCLA women's basketball will enter the season at No. 20 in the Associated Press poll. The Bruins have eight new players, including four Division I transfers. → Read More

How UCLA and USC used the transfer portal to transform their football rosters

The UCLA and USC football coaching staffs have leaned on transfers to bolster their rosters with players thrilled for a second chance at the right fit. → Read More

Ex-Sparks star Candace Parker fires up hometown fans as Sky close in on WNBA title

Former Sparks star Candace Parker joined the Sky during the offseason with the goal of bringing home a championship. She is one win away from a title and has Chicago roaring. → Read More

USC's Lindsay Gottlieb can impact Pac-12 women's basketball

Lindsay Gottlieb brings to a struggling USC program lessons learned from two years as an NBA assistant as well as a track record of success at Cal. → Read More

USC secondary, exposed by Cameron Rising, remains a primary issue

Another Pac-12 opponent rolled over USC in the Coliseum, this time Utah and quarterback Cameron Rising, a Newbury Park High product. → Read More

Nneka Ogwumike chosen for third consecutive sportsmanship award

Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike has been selected to be the recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award for an unprecedented third consecutive season. → Read More

ASU's Jayden Daniels outshines UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Arizona State's Jayden Daniels threw touchdowns of 65 and 54 yards as the Cajon High alumnus led the Sun Devils to a 42-23 win over UCLA on Saturday. → Read More

UCLA vs. Arizona State: Live updates, betting odds, videos, news and more

UCLA could take a commanding lead in the Pac-12 South if the Bruins can earn a win over Arizona State at the Rose Bowl Saturday. Follow along for live updates. → Read More

Why the Sparks are optimistic about their future despite missing playoffs

GM and coach Derek discusses the Sparks' injury-plagued, underwhelming season and the upcoming offseason. → Read More

NBA vaccine controversy: What you need to know

NBA training camps opened Monday with media day, and a big topic of conversation was unvaccinated players. Here's what you need to know on the subject. → Read More

Sparks guard Brittney Sykes named WNBA first-team all-defense

Sparks guard Brittney Sykes was named WNBA first-team all-defense on Sunday after leading the league in steals during the regular season. → Read More

USC loses to Oregon State at home for first time since 1960

After an encouraging start, USC gave up five consecutive touchdowns in a 42-27 loss to Oregon State that stymied the Trojans' hopes of a midseason rebound. → Read More

Donte Williams hopes to reintroduce rejuvenated USC football in Coliseum debut

USC interim coach Donte Williams will make his home head coaching debut against Oregon State on Saturday night. → Read More

USC vs. Oregon State: Injuries may put Trojans' quarterback battle on hold

USC will be looking for the second win of the Donte Williams era when the Trojans (2-1) return to the Coliseum to play Oregon State (2-1) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PDT. → Read More

Sparks out of playoffs for first time since 2011 after losing season finale to Dallas

The Sparks nearly overcome a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit against Dallas but end up losing 87-84, ending their season at 12-20. → Read More

UCLA's defense showed its 2020 cracks on Fresno State's last drive

On the brink of its first 3-0 start in six years, UCLA instead reverted to its 2020 habit of losing late in inexplicable, dramatic fashion. → Read More

'We wanted him to be the next Pete Carroll': USC players regroup after Clay Helton's dismissal

Players speak for the first time since the aftermath of the firing of Clay Helton and the new era of interim head coach Donte Williams. → Read More

Five things you need to know about new USC interim coach Donte Williams

USC fired Clay Helton and named Donte Williams its interim football coach Monday, making him the first Black coach in school history. → Read More

Sparks dominate Storm to stay alive in the WNBA playoff chase

Inspired by spelling bee champion Zaila Avant-garde's visit to the team, the Sparks defeat the defending WNBA champion Storm in a blowout, 81-53. → Read More

USC coach Clay Helton laments penalties after Stanford loss

USC's normally reliable starting kicker and stout defense picked up costly penalties Saturday night, extending Stanford scoring drives and helping seal a stunning loss to the Cardinal. → Read More