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Moving to Big 12 'makes no sense' for UCLA (1:06)
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Paul, Griffin cited in MVP conversation

Neither one as the most valuable player, mind you. But ESPN's Summer Forecast team included Chris Paul and Blake Griffin among 11 players when asked to list who will be the three best players in the NBA next season. Forecast: 2016-17 MVP projections

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Royals are trying to package Ian Kennedy to the Dodgers in a potential Wade Davis trade. Said one MLB exec: "I don't think anyone is taking Ian Kennedy's entire contract." Kennedy is owed about $65 million through the 2020 season. It makes sense for the Royals to try, but the initial response to the idea from Davis suitors appears to be underwhelming.

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Lineup: Angels (45-55) at Royals (48-51)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Jefry Marte, 1B (R)
  • 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 7. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 8. Gregorio Petit, LF (R)
  • 9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
  • SP: Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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ESPN Stats & Info

What to make of Nick Foles

The QB's 2013 campaign was one of the most efficient we've ever seen, but all other signs suggest that it was just an outlier.

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Will the Rams shine in the City of Angels?

History says yes. The Rams had a .424 winning percentage in St. Louis, but the team has done much better (.549) in Los Angeles, per ESPN Stats & Info. Top stats to know

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