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NHL season opens tonight! Picks, please

Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the 2015-16 NHL season. A lot of love for the Ducks and Capitals. Postseason, award picks

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Opening-day rosters for all 30 NHL teams

With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday night, the league has announced the opening-day rosters for all 30 teams.

Inside the NFL to L.A. relocation meetings (1:30)
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Pierce no longer in the top 100

Clippers newcomer Paul Pierce has been one of the best players in the NBA throughout his long career. Our latest edition of player rankings shows that his age and the rest of the league is catching up with him. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110

Tempers flare in preseason contest between Jazz and Lakers (0:58)
Trevor Booker punches Roy Hibbert (0:21)

Two Lakers just miss the top 100

In the latest edition of our NBA player rankings, two newcomers to Los Angeles made the cut. They might be disappointed to learn just how close they were to the top 100. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110


Booker ejected for swipe at Hibbert

Jazz F Trevor Booker (left) was ejected from Tuesday night's preseason game in Honolulu after he took a swing at Lakers C Roy Hibbert (far right). Booker first got into a tangle with Lakers F Julius Randle, and when Hibbert joined the fray, Booker threw a punch that missed. Said Hibbert: "I have everybody's back."

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Updated World Series odds

Via Westgate LV Superbook, here are the latest odds to win the World Series:

  • Blue Jays: 3-1
  • Royals: 4-1
  • Dodgers: 5-1
  • Cardinals: 6-1
  • Mets: 7-1

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Report: Griffin views the China trip as a positive experience

The Los Angeles Clippers leave for China on Wednesday and during the trip they will play two games against the Charlotte Hornets. While some in the Clippers organization may not want to make the trip, Blake Griffin is focusing on the positives of the experience.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Preseason final from Honolulu: Jazz 117, Lakers 114. Kobe Bryant: 13 points on 5-9 FGs in 21 min. Lou Williams leads LAL with 20 points. Utah's Alec Burks scores a game-high 27 points.

SVP agrees with Jack's decision to leave school for NFL (2:37)

Scott: I can't see Kobe playing elsewhere

"I can't see it. I mean I can't see it. I really can't," Lakers head coach Byron Scott told USA Today Sports. "I think just like Magic Johnson, even MJ [Michael Jordan], who went to Washington [after two years out of the game at the age of 37], but still when you think of MJ you think of the Chicago Bulls. When I think of Kobe, I don't care what happens, I think everybody will always think of him as a Laker and one of the greatest Lakers to ever play the game."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Same Lakers starting five for Lakers-Jazz exhibition game here in Honolulu: D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle & Roy Hibbert. Lakers coach Byron Scott said Bryant's minutes will increase, ranging from 12-20.

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Every time someone mentions Clayton Kershaw's 0-4 7+ post-season ERA all I can think about is statistics waiting to be corrected #Dodgers

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA LB Myles Jack tweeted out the following statement regarding his decision to declare for the NFL draft: "After long discussions with my family, teammates, coaches and friends, I have made the tough decision to leave UCLA and start preparation for the next step in my journey. While I wish I could be on the field playing with my brothers, I'm ready to fulfill a childhood dream. Nothing in my life can compare to the roar of Bruins Nation and the UCLA 8-Clap heard in the Rose Bowl. I will never forget that feeling. Thanks for all your support, I'll always bleed blue and gold."

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Grantland: Splitting hairs for Cy Young

Jonah Keri is going with Clayton Kershaw in the NL because he struck out 301 batters in 232.2 innings -- the highest single-season strikeout rate for any qualified starter ever not named Pedro Martinez or Randy Johnson. Other award picks