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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

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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)

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

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."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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."


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 media picked defending champion Oregon as the preseason favorite to win the league for the first time in the 28-year history of the conference's preseason poll. The Ducks received 23 of 27 first place votes with Arizona claiming the remaining four.