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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers' new training facility, expected to be completed by the summer of 2017, will be called the UCLA Health Training Center.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

My two favorite expected September call-ups are Yoan Moncada of the Red Sox and Jose DeLeon of the Dodgers. More on Baseball Tonight 7pm et on ESPN.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Dodgers will not be trading Puig after being claimed on trade waivers at least until the off-season. The claiming team had more interest in blocking than making an earnest attempt to trade for him according to source

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

As of Wednesday morning there's no change at QB, according to Nick Saban. Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett are still the two candidates to play against USC. Saban said he's looking for "consistency in performance" as a deciding factor.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

One area to watch when Alabama kicks off against USC on Saturday is how Calvin Ridley fares as the Tide's punt returner. He could be a significant weapon there. Nick Saban called him "explosive" and you saw that as a Freshman All-American receiver last year.bSaid Saban: "We're excited to see how he does in that role."

Will Crimson Tide crush first-time starting QB Max Browne? (0:36)
Alabama-USC ready to square off in Week 1 (1:00)

NFL: Devastating preseason injuries

Doctor Robert Klapper talks about the latest NFL preseason injuries, analyzes Teddy Bridgewater's ACL injury and explains the importance of cross training.

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More elite company for Mike Trout

Trout is the fourth player in major league history with four seasons with 100 runs scored, 30 doubles and 25 home runs at age 25 or younger, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The others are Joe DiMaggio, Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols.

Stats & Info

Tuesday's longest home runs

Career homer No. 100 for Manny Machado was an absolute blast, registering at 444 feet. Curtis Granderson and C.J. Cron also hit deep blasts in multi-homer efforts, while Adrian Beltre and Michael Saunders round out the list.

USC excited to seize opportunity against Alabama (1:53)
USC needs precision passing attack vs. Bama (1:36)
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'Hard Knocks' details Rams' recent fight

Rams coach Jeff Fisher laid into the Rams after a fight broke out in practice, and the 'Hard Knocks' cameras captured it.

Stark: We've been down this road before with Kershaw (1:27)
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Rams OT Robert Havenstein 'still a little rusty'

Robert Havenstein was a revelation at left tackle as a rookie for the Los Angeles Rams last season but has struggled with a foot injury this preseason.