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Hop aboard the Buss

Nick Buss' drove a 407-foot blast to right-center against the Blue Jays Tuesday night for his first career home run.

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Can Cardinal win the Pac-12 again?

Seven of the 10 CFB writers we surveyed think so. UCLA was the only other team that received votes from our panel. Three writers picked the Bruins to win the Pac-12. 2016 CFB predictions

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Kobe and the Laker kids

On the occasion of Kobe Bryant's 38th birthday, it's worth noting that one of three current Lakers had not been born when Bryant celebrated his last birthday in high school. Two others were far from taking their first jump shots.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers expect to activate Andre Ethier in September. He has been out all year with a fracture in his lower right leg.

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Kobe Bryant enfocado en su nueva carrera fuera de la cancha

Tras su retiro de las tablas, Kobe Bryant sigue demostrando que es uno de los competidores más feroces que existe, pero ahora su talento lo exhibe en salas de reuniones de negocios. Leer

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Somewhat of a delay with today's Dodgers lineup, but Enrique Hernandez is expected to bat leadoff against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. Hernandez hit two HRs vs. Bumgarner the last time they met.

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WATCH: Clayton Kershaw is sounding more optimistic he will pitch this season after his latest bullpen session Tuesday, even if he would not guarantee his return.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw is warming up for his bullpen session by throwing in the Dodger Stadium outfield.

Lineup: Angels (52-72) vs. Blue Jays (70-54)

  • 1. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 2. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 3. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 4. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Nick Buss, LF (L)
  • 7. Kaleb Cowart, 3B (S)
  • 8. Carlos Perez, C (R)
  • 9. Cliff Pennington, 2B (S)
  • SP: Tyler Skaggs, LHP
  • Daily lineups

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA held Day 2 of its Texas A&M prep on Tuesday, but while coach Jim Mora wasn't ready to talking A&M specifics, he made it clear the excitement is growing in anticipation of the Sept. 3 opener. "Going to SEC country in front of 100,000-plus people on a hot Saturday afternoon and show that we're capable of competing and playing in that environment and thriving," he said.

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Can MadBum buck trend vs. Dodgers?

San Francisco lost Madison Bumgarner's first two starts against Los Angeles this season. He'll get another crack with the chance to knot things up in the NL West on Tuesday night.

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Who is the NFL's most agile player?

According to this year's version of Madden, it's a tie among Antonio Brown, Tavon Austin and LeSean McCoy, who all earned 98 ratings in the category. Ultimate Madden 17 preview

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Kazmir to have back and neck looked at

Dodgers doctors are going to examine Scott Kazmir's neck and back after the pitcher reported stiffness there during his last start. “We're going to address it to see what's going on. It's something that I've been dealing with for, honestly, years now. I'm a little stubborn," he said. LA Times

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Remembering 81 on Kobe's 38th

With Kobe Bryant celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, we compare his highest scoring game to that of a man came out of his second NBA retirement at age 38.

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Mike Trout in CF for Team USA?

By the time the Tokyo Olympics are here, Trout will likely be in his ninth season as the best position player in baseball, David Schoenfield writes. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, Trout would surely make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

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Clayton Kershaw pitching for Team USA?

Although he'll be 32 years old when the Tokyo Olympics come around, Kershaw is a good bet to still be one of baseball's best pitchers then. Another Dodger -- SS Corey Seager -- looks like an obvious choice as well. Schoenfield: 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team