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Is Corey Seager key to Dodgers' season?

He's all but certain to win the NL Rookie of the Year, which isn't a surprise. But nobody could have expected just how good he's been this year, David Schoenfield writes. Where would Los Angeles be without him? Players affecting team's 2016 hopes (Insider)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

When Josh Rosen showed up to UCLA training camp sporting a mustache, it created a surprising amount of online chatter. Such is life for one of college football's fastest rising superstars. On Tuesday, Rosen explained the whole idea behind the mustache was to "make it as terrible as possible."

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Surgery an option for Cam Bedrosian

Bedrosian is considering undergoing surgery to address the blood clot in his right armpit. Regardless, he isn't expected to pitch again this season. Los Angeles Times

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Why Jared Goff might struggle early

As Mike Sando notes, Goff has already been battered in the preseason, and the support system around him isn't ideal for a rookie QB. The Rams also face a rough early schedule. Insiders roundtable

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Will Stanford pull all Pac-12 awards?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Christian McCaffrey will pace the Cardinal to another conference championships. He also makes his picks for the rest of the Pac-12 awards.

  • Offensive player of the year: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
  • Defensive player of the year: Budda Baker, S, Washington
  • Coach of the year: Chris Petersen, Washington
  • Freshman of the year: Theo Howard, WR, UCLA
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Angels flex their muscles early vs. Reds

The Halos hit five home runs in the first four innings of Monday night's win. It's only the second time in franchise history that the Angels hit at least five homers in the first four innings of a game, with the other instance coming last season against the Tigers, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Pujols keeps on moving up HR list

Albert Pujols' first-inning blast on Monday was No. 586 of his career, moving him into a ninth-place tie with Frank Robinson on the all-time home run list.

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Trout joins select company with 25 HRs

With his first-inning blast on Monday, Mike Trout became the third player in Angels history with five 25-homer seasons, ESPN Stats & Info notes. Tim Salmon (six) and Vladimir Guerrero (five) are the others.

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How we got here with Yasiel Puig

In an interview with ESPN's Marly Rivera, Puig said he has learned some humility since being optioned to the Dodgers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma City. The outfielder's decline on offense each season played a role in his demotion.

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Monday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes left no doubt about his walk-off homer, blasting one 435 feet to lead the way on Monday. Randal Grichuk, Kole Calhoun and a couple of Cubs round out the list.

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Jordan to make All-Star debut?

You mean DeAndre Jordan hasn't been there in his first eight seasons? Our Summer Forecast panel sees that drought ending next February in New Orleans. First-time All-Star candidates

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Breaking down Alabama vs. USC, position by position

Here's a closer look at Saturday's matchup at AT&T Stadium between No. 1 Alabama and No. 20 USC, which is one of the top showdowns during Kickoff Week.

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