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Jett Bandy enjoys rare day for a catcher

Bandy was 4-for-5 with a stolen base in the Angels' win on Wednesday. The only other catchers in franchise history to collect four hits and a steal in one game are Lance Parrish in 1989, Chris Turner in 1994 and Bengie Molina in 2000, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

2017 World Baseball Classic: Petco Park will be home to Second-Round games and Dodger Stadium will host the Semi-Finals and Final for the second time.

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Sando: Robert Quinn is in an odd spot

The No. 69 ranking isn't bad, but Quinn wound up ninth among edge rushers. That's a far cry from where he was two years ago. But as Mike Sando notes, Quinn has the talent to move up. #NFLRank audit by position (Insider)

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Time to break up that ol' Clips band?

Kevin Pelton lists Chris Paul and Blake Griffin among the 10-best players who are scheduled to be available next summer. Age and injury are the biggest issues, respectively. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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Hill quickly etches place in Dodger lore

Rich Hill tossed six scoreless innings in his first appearance for the Dodgers, a 1-0 win over the Giants on Wednesday. Only two other pitchers have started and beaten the Giants without allowing a run in their Dodgers debut: Dutch Henry (May 29, 1923) and Karl Spooner (Sept. 22, 1954), the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Turner deciding factor in Dodgers' win

Justin Turner's fourth-inning homer on Wednesday provided all the scoring in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Giants. Turner is the fifth player to homer for the Dodgers in a 1-0 game against the Giants, and all of them did so in the last 32 seasons, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Candy Maldonado (April 13, 1985)
  • Trenidad Hubbard (Sept. 20, 1998)
  • Russell Martin (Aug. 13, 2006)
  • Dioner Navarro (July 20, 2011)

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USC Trojans 2016 season preview

How quarterback Max Browne fares in a loaded offense could be key in 2016 for USC, which plays a schedule heavy on top-25 competition.

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'Tempers flare' at Rams camp; Todd Gurley involved

Though Todd Gurley is supposed to be off-limits from hard contact, the Rams' star running back was at the center of a scuffle in Wednesday's practice.

Rich Hill provides boost to Dodgers rotation (0:58)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Giants held a commanding 6.5-game lead at the All-Star break, but after losing the first two games of this series to the Dodgers are now 3 games back -- a season-high lead for L.A. The Giants are 26th in the majors in scoring since the break and the Dodgers are first. If Giants fans are feeling a little anxious, they should. The Dodgers are better right now. Without Clayton Kershaw.

Hill solid in debut as Dodgers blank Giants (0:55)