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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC quarterback Sam Darnold on how the team addresses being a national title contender this season.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton on how quarterback Sam Darnold is handling the preseason hype, including being projected as the top pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

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Safe to book Astros-Dodgers World Series?

The Dodgers were 69-31 in their first 100 games this season, and the Astros are 67-33. This is the eighth time in the modern era that two teams won at least 67 of their first 100 decisions. In four of the previous five eligible instances, the two teams met in the World Series; 1954 and 1909 featured two teams that played in the same league.

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BBTN: Trade Market Watch, Red Sox Leadership, Hosmer

Before a conversation with Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick go rapid-fire on the trade market. Plus, Tim Kurkjian on David Price, the asking price for Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray, the Dodgers' deadline strategy and more. Also, "Gone Fishin'" with ESPN's John Fisher.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, USC is the media's preseason favorite to win the Pac-12. Both the Trojans and Washington are heavy favorites to win their divisions with USC holding a 28-to-22 voting edge over the Huskies in the conference title game.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC picked to win the Pac-12 in preseason media poll. Defending league champ Washington picked to win the North Division and, like USC, is the overwhelming favorite in its division. Stanford, Washington State, Oregon, Utah and UCLA each received one first-place vote in their respective divisions.

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The next chapter in the summer of the Ball family

One Ball (Lonzo) already dominated Las Vegas this summer. Now it's LaMelo's turn, as the Big Ballers AAU team enters a week of action in the desert. Oh, and LaVar will be there, too. If that's not enough of a reason to pay attention, here are few more.

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Minor leaguer has Canseco moment (0:45)
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Molitor takes responsibility for lineup snafu (1:40)
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Dodgers pick up 70th win (0:42)
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Sparks handle Storm (0:57)
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Puig gives Dodgers lead with single (0:22)
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Zimmer makes leaping catch into the wall (0:18)
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Zimmer, Brantley power huge Indians' 2nd inning (0:49)
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Encarnacion crushes walk-off grand slam in 11th (0:51)
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How RG III fits with Chargers (1:36)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Both the Dodgers (69-31) and Astros (67-33) have won two-thirds of their first 100 games. Since the World Series was introduced in 1903, this is the eighth time that two teams have won at least 67 of their first 100 games in the same season. Four of those eight happened in the first ten World Series, and this is the first instance since the Yankees and Indians in 1954. In the five previous instances where the teams were in different leagues, they went on to meet in the World Series four times.