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3mKyle Bonagura

Three questions for USC in 2017

USC must be able to play next season without a bye week, but the key question could center around how QB Sam Darnold handles lofty expectations.

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Getzlaf comes up big with power-play goal in Ducks' win (0:40)
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Clippers end two-game skid with win over Hawks (1:16)
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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

USC is looking to close strong down the stretch again and landed a huge piece of its recruiting class Monday, while delivering a blow to a conference rival. Following an official visit, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu announced that he flipped his commitment from Washington to USC. Tuipulotu is the nation's No. 8 defensive tackle and No. 109 overall prospect and had been committed to Washington since mid-April. He is the seventh ESPN 300 commitment for USC, which is looking to continue building upon the top class in the Pac-12.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Dodgers fans may be disappointed Jose De Leon didn't land Brian Dozier to play second, but Logan Forsythe is an underrated player, sixth among second basemen the past two years with 8.4 WAR -- similar to Dozier's 8.9. De Leon replaces Drew Smyly in the Tampa rotation and has top-of-the-rotation potential, but will have to curb home run issues he's had in the upper minors.