Los Angeles Teams

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce says he isn't planning a farewell tour, but he's willing to accept retirement gifts from opposing teams.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kevin Garnett (with the towel wrapped around his head) coaching the Clippers' rookie big men, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, at the team's third day of training camp at UC Irvine.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have lost two consecutive games and still have the NL's best record in September at 16-9.

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Weaver's stock down after rough year

Jered Weaver's five-year, $85 million dollar contract with the Angels expires this offseason. After leading the league in homers allowed (37) and posting a 5.06 ERA this year, there's no way the 33-year-old comes close to that kind of deal again. Bowden: FA value watch (Insider)

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Another upset in the Cards for the Rams?

The Rams won in Arizona last year, but two personnel men polled by Mike Sando don't expect a repeat. However, one other sees Jared Goff coming off the bench and leading L.A. to a win. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)

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Former USC LB sues NCAA, Pac-12 for wages

A lawsuit against the NCAA and Pac-12 filed Monday alleges that ex-USC LB Lamar Dawson was "repeatedly paid a substandard wage insofar as he was denied full pay for all hours worked."

Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Just because the Braves and Twins have two of the worst records in baseball doesn't mean their guys can't slug. Matt Kemp and Kennys Vargas paced the competition on Wednesday, while Hunter Renfroe's 413-footer was the first to hit the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. at Petco.

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6hKevin Gemmell

Week 5 in the Pac-12: What to watch for

The biggest thing to watch for in the Pac-12 in Week 5 is a top-10 matchup between Washington and Stanford, but that's not all you should watch.

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Shades of Duke Snider for Joc Pederson

On Wednesday, Pederson joined Snider as the only players in Dodgers history with two 25-homer seasons before turning 25 years old, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Joc Pederson hit his 25th home run for the Dodgers on Wednesday, giving the club four players with 25 or more home runs. Yasmani Grandal, Corey Seager and Justin Turner also have hit that mark. It is the fourth time the Dodgers have accomplished that feat, also doing it in 1997, 1977 and 1955.

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Sky have no answers for Ogwumike, Parker

On the same night she was presented the MVP trophy, Nneka Ogwumike teamed with two-time MVP Candace Parker as an unstoppable force in the post, combining for 57 points as L.A. beat Chicago.

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