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In The Middle Of It Again

After missing his rookie season because of injury, Julius Randle is so happy to be back he craves as much basketball as possible.

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The Dodgers are choosing the health of recuperating players over the pursuit of home field in the NLDS.

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A Healthy Approach

Kobe Bryant will be pacing himself, hoping to stay healthy with promising young players to help shoulder the load.

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West And Beyond?

The Dodgers clinched their third straight NL West title, but this time they feel they can reach new heights.

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Kobe's Uncertainties

While Kobe Bryant holds off on revealing any retirement decision, he is not sure what to expect from his youthful Lakers teammates.

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Dodgers Denied But Confident

Foiled by the Giants in extras, the Dodgers remain confident they'll capture their third straight NL West title.

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Bruins On The Rise

UCLA had arguably the most impressive win of Week 4. Can the Bruins keep it up and make the playoff?

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Dodgers Swept, But All Good

L.A. was hoping to celebrate a third straight division title while in Denver, but despite an ugly sweep, the Dodgers are still sitting pretty.

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Bruins Run Wild Over Cats

Combine UCLA's nearly 500 yards of offense with several Arizona miscues, and it spells rout for the Bruins in the desert.

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Playoff Implications Abound

Some of the top playoff contenders will have to travel this week -- including UCLA, TCU and LSU -- but it's the Pac-12 that takes center stage in Week 4.

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Scoreboard Dodgers' Ally

Mike Bolsinger was shaky in a loss, but the Dodgers benefited from an A's win.

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Looking For More Growth

Kobe Bryant's return will loom large, and GM Mitch Kupchak hopes the Lakers' younger players thrive.

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Inspirational Actions

Clayton Kershaw's outburst after being lifted from the game sparked the Dodgers to a win over the D-backs.

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Perkins Can't Avoid Spotlight

The success of UCLA's QBs has allowed Paul Perkins to fly under the radar, but the running back's production is getting hard to ignore.

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Trojans Can't Catch Cardinal

After jumping out to a 21-10 lead, No. 6 USC had more than it could handle from upset-minded Stanford.

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Elhassan: Sophs who need bounceback seasons

Amin Elhassan breaks down five second-year players -- including Aaron Gordon and Julius Randle -- looking to establish themselves after underwhelming rookie seasons.

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A Less Famous Heist

We all know the Yankees got Babe Ruth for a steal, but have you heard how the Pirates stole Roberto Clemente from the Dodgers?

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Top Of Their Game

The NL Cy Young race numbers are amazing, with three pitchers having the kind of performance you might see once a decade.

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Vinci stuns Serena in US Open semifinals

Unseeded Roberta Vinci pulled off one of tennis' greatest upsets Friday and altered history with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 upset of Serena Williams in the US Open women's semifinals.

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Raising The Bar

Quarterback was a question mark for UCLA coming into the season. It isn't anymore after Rosen's Week 1 performance.

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A Dream Come True

For freshman LB Cameron Smith, starting in the Trojans' opener more than lived up to his expectations.

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Rousing Beginnings

UCLA and USC both got off to strong starts, thanks to the efforts of QBs Josh Rosen and Cody Kessler.

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'He's Like A Highlight Film'

Whether on offense, defense or special teams, USC's Adoree' Jackson has been making impressive plays all over the practice field.

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No Hard Feelings

Kobe and Shaq discuss their contentious relationship throughout the years and clear the air.

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Kobe Will Make The Call

Jim Buss says it will be Kobe Bryant's decision whether he continues playing after the 2015-16 season.

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Redemption Awaits On Field

Steve Sarkisian said all the right things on Tuesday, but results will be his ultimate judgment.

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Puig Staying Positive

It has been a trying season for Yasiel Puig, but the polarizing Dodgers outfielder says he isn't letting that -- or whether people like him or not -- get to him.

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Trending Upward?

Will the additions of D'Angelo Russell and some quality veterans equal more wins for the Lakers?

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The Future Is Now

Playoff hopeful UCLA is built to win now, but its success likely hinges on true freshman Josh Rosen.

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Clayton: Momentum is clear for NFL teams in L.A.

It's now a two-horse race for a team, or teams, in Los Angeles, as the Rams, Chargers and Raiders are all in play. What's clear, writes John Clayton, is momentum is building.

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The Mission Continues

What happens after the Special Olympics World Games, when thousands of athletes, coaches and family members return to their lives?

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Pressure On USC

Being selected as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 means expectations will be hiked for the Trojans.

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Jenner Honored

Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and the U.S. women's soccer team won for Best Team to highlight the 2015 ESPYS.