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Something in the water?

None of the top-four quarterbacks in terms of QBR are in the Eastern Time Zone. Two Pac-12 QBs lead the bunch, and USC's Cody Kessler hopes his play Thursday night will be good enough to catch Utah's Travis Wilson.

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Jack on UCLA exit: Want to be paid for my play

Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.

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Myles of NFL potential

Now that Myles Jack has officially announced his decision to enter the NFL Draft, what does Mel Kiper think of the prospect? Which side of the ball will he play on and how quickly will he be off the board? Kiper's Big Board (Insider)

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Senior Circuit vs. Junior Circuit, indeed: Tomorrow, the NLDS begins with one charter member of the National League — the Cubs — two other “Classic Eight” members of the NL — the Cardinals and Dodgers — and one 1962 expansion club — the Mets. Combined years of Senior Circuit service, including this year: 444. Today, the ALDS begins with three 1960s expansion teams — Rangers, Astros and Royals — and one 1970s expansion team — the Blue Jays — one of which (the Astros) switched from the NL to the AL in 2013. Combined years of Junior Circuit service, including this year: 144. That’s exactly a 300-year difference.

Jack: I would've liked to have been compensated (0:50)
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Jack: Not happy UCLA profiting off of likeness

Former UCLA LB Myles Jack breaks down his decision to withdraw from school and head to the NFL, his relationship with coach Jim Mora and why it is apparent that schools can still profit off of players' likenesses.

Jack: Agree with three-year rule (1:28)
Jack: Mora is behind me 100 percent (0:46)
Jack: Wasn't thinking about NFL prior to injury (0:58)
Jack: Felt like I did enough for UCLA (0:49)
Sharks make easy work of Kings in opener (1:01)
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Trout still first in 2016?

Eric Karabell calls the Angels' Mike Trout "still amazing." Does that mean he's No. 1 in next year's fantasy rankings? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)