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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball admits that there is "probably" a target on his back with all the media attention surrounding him entering the season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers reach 100 wins for the first time since 1974. The Cubs are one win away from the NL Central title. The Rockies fail to increase their lead on the Brewers and Rockies. The magic number update: Cubs 1; Twins 2 (to clinch wild card); Red Sox 3 (to clinch AL East); Rockies 5 (to clinch wild card); Dodgers 2 (to clinch No. 1 seed in NL); Indians 5 (to clinch No. 1 seed in AL).

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Darvish dominates Padres with 9 K's (0:40)
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Barnes' 3-run shot pads Dodgers' lead (0:27)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Trout reaches 30 home runs for the fourth time in his career, which makes you wonder what his final total could have been without his DL stint. His 30 home runs in 109 games projects to 43 homers over 155 games. The injury also means Trout will likely finish out of the top two in the MVP voting for the first time in his career.

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Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

WSU practicing for USC. Is their secret weapon to unleash Mothra?!

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Count USC QB Sam Darnold as someone who is indifferent to what people do during the playing of the National Anthem: "Whatever anyone chooses to do, it's not up to me to tell them what to do and what not to do. If someone were to stay in the locker room, that's totally cool. If they're my teammate, they're still going to be my teammate and still gonna be my friend. It doesn't really make a difference to me. ... If anyone on my team decides to kneel or stand, it doesn't make a difference to me. I'm going to judge the person for who they are as a person, not for their beliefs politically."

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Forsythe clears the bases with double (0:24)

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Mike Trout now has four 30-HR seasons, 1 shy of the Angels record of 5 held by Tim Salmon.

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Trout hits 30th homer of year (0:24)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC WR Deontae Burnett did not practice today (shoulder) and is considered day-to-day according to coach Clay Helton. RB Ronald Jones, who did not play against Cal, returned to practice.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

In the wake of several protests by NFL teams and players over the weekend, USC coach Clay Helton spoke briefly to his team about the climate in the country. "I told them one of the special things about our country is the freedom to speak your mind," Helton said.

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Magic concerned only with how Lonzo plays

Magic Johnson said he isn't concerned about anything LaVar Ball does or the attention surrounding the Balls off the court unless it impacts Lonzo's game. Lonzo Ball thinks all the attention will make him a target this season.

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Parker, Fowles on opposite sides again in the WNBA Finals

Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles were the top two picks in the 2008 draft and have flourished into two of the greatest players in WNBA history. And after playing against each other their whole lives, they lead their teams into Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.

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Rams NT Michael Brockers, on all that went on this weekend. (0:23)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams NT Michael Brockers, on all that went on this weekend: "What I really want to do is just play football."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams OLB Robert Quinn, when asked if he wants teammates to join him in silent protest during the anthem: "I've been doing it by myself for this long. Is it great to have? Yes. But I'm not doing this for a show. It's a message to be sent. ... I'm not trying to make it a distraction. If you believe in something, I shouldn't have to bring it up to you. At the end of the day, I'm just going to continue to do what I've been doing and go about my business."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams ILB Alec Ogletree admits, "I don't think I really understood the magnitude of the situation when it first came about. So it was kind of hard for me to go either way on it. Given what just happened, for me personally, definitely drives me to want to be more involved in the movement."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Whitworth had a best friend who died in Iraq. A tattoo of his gravestone takes up his entire back. But he doesn't necessarily see kneeling as a sign of disrespect for those who fought. Here's his answer ...

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Magic 'couldn't believe' President Trump's comments (3:08)