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Byron Scott on his dismissal from Lakers

Three-time NBA champion Byron Scott covers his expectations for the Lakers this season, L.A.'s focus, his reaction to his dismissal, his favorite part of Kobe Bryant's last game and the Nick Young video situation.

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Pats find tackle help in latest mock

It's never too early to take a look at the next draft. Todd McShay has the Patriots using their first-round selection on one of the many massive OT prospects from the 2017 class, Conor McDermott, with his newest mock. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

The Lakers own one of four strong cultures that have endured in the NBA for at least the past decade. Take Kevin Pelton's quiz to determine if you fit best with them or with the Heat, Rockets or Spurs. School of thought

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Do Bucs need another WR?

With an aging Vincent Jackson and no receivers taken in this year's Bucs draft, JuJu Smith-Schuster could be the player to pick in next year's NFL draft for Tampa Bay. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

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Should the Lakers trade their draft pick if it's No. 1? (1:50)
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Jemele is 'shocked' that Scott was surprised over firing (1:51)

Ortega could lose job when Nava returns

Although Rafael Ortega has impressed during his time in left field for the Angels, manager Mike Scioscia indicated that Daniel Nava will reclaim the starting job once he returns from the disabled list. "We know Daniel Nava's potential and what he could mean to our lineup," Scioscia said. "We definitely have to explore that." Orange County Register

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Jared Goff gets to keep his No. 16 with Rams

He picked it as a kid in honor of Joe Montana, and now that he's an NFL quarterback himself, Jared Goff will continue to wear his favorite number.

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Trout, Harper have flipped scripts

While Bryce Harper has come back to Earth after his insane start to the season, Mike Trout has taken off at the plate to put his rough start behind him.

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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade: the San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
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Pearce jacks a three-run shot to left (0:34)
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Trout makes adjustments to get out of slump (0:30)

No timeline yet for Street

It's been nearly a week since Huston Street strained his left oblique, but according to the OC Register, it's still too early to gauge his recovery. When asked about Street's status, manager Mike Scioscia said: “It's calmed down but we're not going to know where he is until he starts to get into some more physical activities and some rotational things and starts to throw." OC Register

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What if Koufax pitched for more years?

For all of Sandy Koufax's Hall of Fame accomplishments, it's intriguing to consider what he might have added to his legacy had he played a few more years. Best even better