Los Angeles Teams

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Williams leads Clippers past Magic (1:26)
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Clippers knock down 4-straight threes (0:38)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler was already having a strong winter with Justin Upton's contract extension and the Shohei Ohtani acquisition. Now he's filled a major hole by acquiring second baseman Ian Kinsler from Detroit for two fringe prospects. Kinsler, 35, is still a very good defender and a threat to steal 15-20 bases. He also plays the game with a competitive edge that should make him a nice fit in a relatively serene Angels' clubhouse. The Angels are reportedly working on a trade to acquire a third baseman — possibly San Diego's Chase Headley — so Eppler might not be done yet.

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Most 5-WAR seasons since 2013 (Position Players): Mike Trout 5, Ian Kinsler 4, Josh Donaldson 4, Adrián Beltré 4.

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Ian Kinsler's 37 Defensive Runs Saved are the most among 2B over the last 3 seasons. No one else had more than 17.

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The Angels have reportedly agreed to a deal for 2B Ian Kinsler. Angels 2B ranked in the bottom 3 in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage last season. The 4 who played the position most often combined for -0.9 WAR. Kinsler had an off year last season, hitting .236 with a .725 OPS, 50 points below what each of those numbers were from 2014 to 2016.

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Rivers heads to Clippers locker room with jaw injury (0:23)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Prior to surprising everyone with bikes, Rams LT Andrew Whitworth asked the children of Watts to participate in written and oral activities in which they were asked to describe good character traits and why those traits are important to them. Then he asked the student body to take a pledge to work on displaying good character at all times. (photo by Hiro Ueno, LA Rams)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LT Andrew Whitworth spent Tuesday, his 36th birthday, giving away bicycles and helmets to nearly 600 children at Grape Street Elementary in Watts, one of the most underserved communities of Los Angeles. He purchased all the bikes himself. (photo by Hiro Ueno, LA Rams)

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DeAndre has a round-trip flight to jam city (0:21)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams QB Jared Goff, on the upcoming game against the Seahawks: "It's obviously going to be a big one. A big one for us, a big one for them."

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Biyombo cleans up missed layup with putback jam (0:22)
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DeAndre throws down emphatic jam (0:17)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay said he scrapped a traditional practice and staged a walkthrough for a second straight Wednesday to keep players "as fresh as possible for what we know is going to be another physical game on Sunday." Seahawks did the same. Rams will go full speed on Thursday and Friday. McVay's Redskins teams also did this late in the year.

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Ogletree on containing Wilson: 'We have to try to slow him down' (0:29)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams ILB Alec Ogletree, on containing Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: "I feel like every week, everybody's trying to figure out ways to stop him. I think it's more just trying to slow him down."

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Hezonja picks up tough and-1 (0:19)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Woods saw the Bills, his former team, play the Colts in the snow on Sunday. "It looked fun for a little bit, but I know playing in it, it probably wasn't the best." It's 77 degrees at the Rams' facility today. "This is football weather right here," Woods said.

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Woods: 'Very confident' in how his shoulder feels (0:50)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Robert Woods, who missed the last three weeks, said he's "feeling good" and that he's "very confident" in his previously sprained left shoulder.