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Which Angels have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Tyler Skaggs is among pitchers with the highest spin rates on curveballs, while Matt Shoemaker and Mike Morin get more drop out of changeups with less spin. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

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Highly-touted UCLA true freshman LB Mique Juarez is enrolled in classes and will meet with coach Jim Mora later this week, UCLA LB coach Scott White said. "The plan hasn't changed at all. The plan has always been for him to be back with us," White said. Juarez has been away from the team for about seven weeks for personal reasons. White said the staff wants to make sure he's ok as a person before bringing football back into the equation.

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Rams move up further in rankings

That's seven spots gained in two weeks for the Rams, who are tied for the division lead. However, they're still a distant third in the NFC West on our list. Power Rankings

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Monday's longest home runs

Mark Teixeira's longest home run in his last six seasons -- a 437-foot blast -- paced the competition on Monday. Mike Trout's 29th homer wasn't far behind, while Robinson Cano's 419-footer was his first of two homers against the Astros.

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What in the world is going on at USC?

Clay Helton billed himself as the no-Hollywood coach, but his first year at USC has had more drama and plot twists than expected, leaving many to wonder about his future with the Trojans.

Trout mashes solo shot against Athletics (0:24)

Lakers Talk: Media Day recap

How will Brandon Ingram handle coming off the bench at the start of the season? Plus, Allen Sliwa recaps Lakers Media Day and catches up with Lakers broadcaster Stu Lance and Lakers new point guard, Jose Calderon.

Are the Dodgers candidates to win the World Series? (2:14)

Helton breaks down loss against Utah

What really happened in the loss against Utah? Plus, USC head football coach Clay Helton talks about why the last game made him feel sick and the 2nd fastest man in the world Andrew De Grasse joins the show.