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What to watch: Cal at USC

Cal's ground attack has been unstoppable, but USC has history -- and the Coliseum -- on its side.

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Griffin a sneaky MVP candidate

One member of our 28-person NBA writers panel picked Blake Griffin as his choice to win the MVP award this season. Griffin looks to recover from last season where he struggled with injuries and off-court issues. Predictions: MVP

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Rams' playoff hopes are nearly sunk

By Football Outsiders' measure, the Rams' odds have dropped from 43 percent to 8 percent during their losing streak. FPI is even lower on their chances (3 percent), projecting a 3-6 finish. Playoff odds (Insider)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

In advance of their 2016-17 season opener against the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday that they have exercised team options for the 2017-18 season on forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Julius Randle, as well as guard D'Angelo Russell.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star wing Brian Bowen tells ESPN he will visit Arizona this weekend, and then head straight to UCLA for a visit starting on Monday.

JJ Redick thinks white suburban kids aren't focusing on basketball (2:01)
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Time for the Rams to make switch?

The Rams' offense seems to be going nowhere. Heading into a bye week after a lackluster game in London, our Insiders discuss whether it's time for L.A. to start No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff at QB. Insider roundtable

Parker: Perseverance would have made Summitt proud (3:29)
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Could Brian Quick be traded?

If the Rams wanted to, Alden Gonzalez writes, they could sell pretty high on the former 33rd overall pick and soon-to-be free agent, who has gone from a near training camp casualty to one of L.A.'s top targets. Potential trade targets


Troy Hill on Rams quarterback situation

Rams cornerback Troy Hill joins Mornings with Keyshawn, Jeff and LZ to talk about why he was passed up by USC, last weeks Giants game, the remainder of the season and comments on the dreaded quarterback situation.


McFarland on Big Ten, Pac-12 and more

ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland talks about the Big Ten, Pac-12, reminisces with Keyshawn about playing through Chicago winters and explains what coach Ed Orgeron has to do to keep his job at LSU.


Ramona Shelburne on all things NBA

ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne joins Mornings with Keyshawn, Jeff and LZ to talk about all things NBA, Brandon Ingram's potential, the expectations for the playoff static Clippers and Draymond Green's mom's tweets.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Lakers' official on-court Stance socks for the 2016-17 season:

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Coaches who might cost too much to fire

Sometimes, nothing can save a coach from being fired. But other times, a buyout of millions or tens of millions of dollars might just buy a coach a little extra time.

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Which coach has the hottest seat?

Charlie Strong continues to have the hottest seat in college football, but Mark Helfrich might not be far behind in Oregon. We update the top 10 jobs in jeopardy after Week 8.

Vlasic gets tripped and still scores OT winner (0:27)
Martinez wins it in OT for Kings (0:21)