Corey Seager and Nomar Mazara have been two of baseball's top rookies. Where do they rank halfway through the 2016 season?
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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.
In only his second season in the NFL, L.A. Rams running back Todd Gurley might be the best non-quarterback in his division. Our writers weigh in.
The latest notes, updates and analysis on the Clippers from around the web.
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Mason and Ireland discuss what the Lakers should do this off-season and explain why the organization should aggressively pursue Hassan Whiteside and Bismack Biyombo.
Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington discuss which teams Kevin Durant plans to meet with and explain what's best for his career moving forward.
Carlos Correa snapped a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and Will Harris pitched out of a major jam moments later to preserve the Houston Astros' 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Trout pulls one out of the dirt
Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers fended off a four-run first on a humid afternoon in Pittsburgh to avoid getting swept by the Pirates.
The Anaheim Ducks have issued qualifying offers to defenseman Hampus Lindholm and forwards Rickard Rakell and Stefan Noesen.
The Dodgers will call up right-hander Brock Stewart from Triple-A to make his MLB debut in a start against the Brewers.
Josh Rosen and UCLA lead our list of wild-card teams heading into the season. For these teams, a few lucky bounces could be the difference between the playoff and disappointment.
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
The move of George Springer to the leadoff spot has ignited the Astros
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)