Los Angeles teams

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Finalists for Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award: Auburn's Daniel Carlson, Memphis' Jake Elliott and UCLA's Ka'imi Fairbairn.

Dodgers could be on the way down

The Dodgers have a strong plan of getting younger and less expensive, writes Jim Bowden, and are committed to a strong young core. But to remain contenders, they'll need to re-sign Zack Grienke or find a comparable replacement. MLB status check (Insider)

Angels maintaining status quo

Los Angeles once again looks like a contender but still has plenty of holes to fill this offseason. Until the Halos do so, they're holding steady instead of trending upward in Jim Bowden's eyes. MLB status check (Insider)

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Angels interested in Jason Heyward?

The Halos reportedly aren't ruling out a run at the free-agent outfielder. How would Heyward fit in Los Angeles? MLB rumors roundup

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Los Angeles' other great pitcher

Clayton Kershaw gets all the attention on the Dodgers, but Kenley Jansen is a top arm as well. The closer has followed in the footsteps of Mariano Rivera by dominating with one pitch -- his cut fastball. Olney: Top 10 relievers (Insider)

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Can the Lakers make it interesting?

The Warriors division rivals stand in their way from becoming the first NBA team to start a season 16-0. L.A. has had success scoring against Golden State, but the question is if the defense can step up.

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Five potential trade spots for Yasiel Puig

ESPN's David Schoenfield lists five teams that could put together a package enticing enough for the Dodgers to trade the mercurial outfielder. Proposals

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Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

Buster Olney's list of the top 10 starting pitchers in MLB starts with Clayton Kershaw at the top, but No. 2 might be a surprise. Top 5 all in the NL (Insider)

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