Los Angeles Teams

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Fisher played on Buddy Ryan's legendary 1985 Bears defense (and basically served as an assistant after he was hurt). Fisher began his coaching career under Ryan in Philadelphia. Later, Ryan moved from Oilers coordinator to Cardinals head coach in 1994, the same year Fisher landed in Houston as coordinator. Fisher became interim coach later that year when Jack Pardee was fired. I started covering the team in 1996 and remember players talking about it taking a good while to get beyond the offense-defense split Pardee allowed and Ryan really fueled. You don't see that sort of in-house rivalry like that anymore and it wasn't very health. But boy was it entertaining.

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Astros edge Angels (1:14)
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Correa: 'Everything's starting to click' (1:15)
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Trout pulls one out of the dirt

Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.

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Trout has got some swing (0:34)

No All-Star starters for Dodgers?

In the NL's final ballot update, 2B Chase Utley joins SS Corey Seager and 1B Adrian Gonzalez among top vote-getters at their positions. However, none of the three are relatively close to a starting spot. Voting ends June 30:

  • Adrian Gonzalez - No. 4 first baseman
  • Chase Utley - No. 5 second baseman
  • Corey Seager - No. 3 shortstop

Angels drop to No. 26 in rankings

Despite dropping series to the Astros and the A's, Albert Pujols was a bright spot for the Angels this week: He passed Harmon Killebrew on the all-time home run list with his 574th homer, 11th-most in MLB history. Power Rankings

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

RHP Nick Tepesch, who was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Saturday, was claimed off waivers by the A's. Tepesch will report to AAA Nashville.

Mike Trout in line for All-Star start

In the AL's final ballot update, Trout holds a commanding lead (nearly 800,000 votes) among outfielders. No other Angels are among the top vote-getters at their postion. Voting ends June 30.

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Oilers' moves to shore up their defense (4:06)
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Dodgers climb to No. 8 in rankings

Los Angeles earned a four-spot climb in the rankings this week, despite Saturday's contest being the first in 15 games without a Dodger home run. Next up for club is a trip out to Milwaukee. Power Rankings

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Aldrich bolstered his stock in 2015-16

Kevin Pelton noticed that Cole Aldrich put together a nice season backing up the Clippers' starting center, DeAndre Jordan. That should increase Aldrich's value on the open market. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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Clips among six to meet with Durant

The Clippers, Heat and Celtics have joined the Warriors, Spurs and the incumbent Thunder on Kevin Durant's list of teams to meet with in advance of Friday's beginning of free agency. Pitching to KD