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Sam Darnold saved USC's season

The Trojans went 8-1 after freshman Sam Darnold was named starting quarterback. He deserves your vote for offensive freshman of the year. Vote now!

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Thompson quickest to 60

Klay Thompson needed the fewest minutes ever to hit 60 points on Monday, passing two Hall of Famers and another player, Kobe Bryant, who will certainly end up in Springfield.

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Ball adds excitement level to UCLA

In freshman point guard Lonzo Ball, the Bruins have the most exciting player in America, making them the most captivating team in the country, per Myron Medcalf. Must-see teams

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Rams stay put in rankings despite loss

Sunday's defeat in Foxborough wasn't pretty, but our panel didn't punish L.A. in the rankings. Jeff Fisher's club remains just outside of the bottom five. Power Rankings

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Arrest made in fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight (1:02)
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Astros claim Angels LHP Ashur Tolliver

Houston added Tolliver off waivers from Los Angeles on Monday, the team's announced. The left-hander made his major league debut with the Orioles last season, posting a 5.79 ERA in five appearances.

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What would the Pirates need in return to trade McCutchen? (1:22)
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Jazz hand Lakers third loss in a row (1:48)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

‪Lakers head coach (and ex-GSW assistant) Luke Walton on Klay Thompson scoring 60 on 33 shots in 29 minutes: "That's like a video game."‬

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Gobert blocks two shots on the same possession (0:18)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers center Tarik Black left the game with a sprained right ankle. He will not return, the Lakers say.

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Black steals and slams for Lakers (0:16)
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Lakers leave lane wide open for Rodney Hood (0:18)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers are "aggressively" checking out alternatives at third base in case free agent Justin Turner goes elsewhere, an MLB source said. Turner is still the team's No. 1 option, but the Dodgers are being careful to protect themselves in case things fail to work out. Luis Valbuena is the second best 3B option on the free agent market this winter, while Todd Frazier and Yangervis Solarte are among the top trade options at the position.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is ill and may not coach Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Jazz say. If Snyder is sidelined, Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov will coach the Jazz.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers head coach Luke Walton said point guard D'Angelo Russell will be re-evaluated Tuesday. Russell has missed nine games with soreness in his left knee and received a platelet-rich plasma injection almost two weeks ago to help heal it.