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Russell goes "back-to-back"

At 22 years, 271 days old, Addison Russell became the 2nd-youngest shortstop in postseason history to homer in consecutive games, with a long ball in Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS. The only one younger is the Dodgers' Corey Seager (22 years, 165 days old), who did it in the NLDS, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams noted that the Giants are "very good run after catch" (tied for fourth best in the NFL, actually). Rams struggled with that in a 31-28 loss to the Lions. "We've got to do a good job tackling," Williams said. "I don't think we tackled well last week as we normally do."

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En octubre: Sin bullpen no hay paraíso

Tener relevistas eficaces ha pasado de ser un lujo a ser una necesidad para los equipos de Grandes Ligas, fundamentalmente para los que juegan en octubre en busca de un anillo de Serie Mundial. Leer

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Manny Mota, una presencia constante en Dodger Stadium

Cientos de jugadores, coaches y directivos han entrado y salido del Dodger Stadium en el último medio siglo, pero por buenas razones algunas cosas, como la permanencia de Manny Mota, siguen iguales en Chávez Ravine. Leer y mirar

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UCLA has good chances vs. Utah

UCLA is just 3-4, but ESPN's FPI gives the Bruins a 74 percent chance to knock off No. 19 Utah at home. The 6-1 Utes have outscored their opponents by just 8.4 points per game.

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Watch: Pac-12 media day coverage

Oregon enters the season as favorites to repeat as Pac-12 champs. Arizona and UCLA are expected to challenge. What's the latest buzz? Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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Doc Rivers said he won't limit Blake Griffin's minutes during the regular season, despite fearing he would have to heading into training camp.

Blake Griffin feels good physically (0:34)

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Blake Griffin says he feels as good as he has physically in "several years":

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UCLA coach Steve Alford on his letter to the fan base after finishing last season 15-17: "I don't think our team is concerned about what money I make, or what money I give back... I think it's just about where that bar is. Coach Wooden raised the bar at UCLA."

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Rams DT Michael Brockers and CB Trumaine Johnson officially listed as out for Sunday's game after not practicing this week. DEs Robert Quinn and Will Hayes are questionable, though both were full participants the last two days. RG Jamon Brown (hand) and WR Nelson Spruce (calf) are doubtful. Brown played in place of Cody Wichmann last week, who was only available in case of emergency. Wichmann will likely replace him Sunday.

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Blake Griffin on Austin Rivers' ability to verbally jab with him and DeAndre Jordan: "He's not great at it, but he tries. Bless his heart."


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Chris Paul and Paul Pierce shooting with rookie Diamond Stone before Clippers practice:

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The NBA fined the Lakers for remarks Magic Johnson made before he relinquished his ceremonial VP title in June. Our story (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17840266/los-angeles-lakers-dynasty-derailed http://es.pn/2eriVAi) just posted has this nugget, plus Jeanie Buss on her role as team president, her rapport with her brother Jim (Executive VP of basketball operations) and the state of the team as Luke Walton begins his first season as coach. On Sunday, the TV story on Outside the Lines, 9a E on ESPN2 with correspondent Steve Delsohn.

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Five fearless NHL predictions

The season's barely a week old, but we're going out on a limb to say the Lightning will catch fire, Carey Price will lead the Canadiens to the playoffs and Brad Marchand will score 40 (or more).

Kellerman doesn't think Kershaw can handle the pressure (1:04)
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Split decision across the pond

Both our Giants and Rams reporters like Los Angeles doing just enough to squeak by the Giants in a high-scoring affair in London. But our FPI gives New York nearly a two-thirds chance of winning. Week 7 picks (Insider)