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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Nick Tepesch has 39 big league starts, but if you don't know much about him, you're not alone. "Really, I don't know a whole lot about Nick," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "I know he's a big guy, he's performed well here in Triple-A since we got him and he's made 39 starts so I'm as curious as everybody else is."

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Mailbag: Questioning Oregon's 'decline'

There's been some buzz that Oregon is starting to slip, but perception doesn't always equal reality when it comes to Power 5 football.

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Frank Caliendo's best sports impressions

Comedian Frank Caliendo stops by to share some of his best sports impressions which include: Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Walton and more.

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'Culichis' Pérez y Urías lanzan en partido entre Nacionales y Dodgers

La ciudad de Culiacán se vistió de gala la noche del miércoles con dos dignos representantes del béisbol mexicano topándose frente a frente en el Dodger Stadium. Leer

Ball ranked No. 5 in 2017 Draft Class

UCLA's Lonzo Ball is one of the most unique prospects in recent years with a penchant for launching Steph Curry-esque 3s. Will Steve Alford let him keep shooting? Who's next? (Insider)

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The Dodgers have designated OF Will Venable for assignment in order to add RHP Nick Tepesch to the roster. Tepesch will start Friday night at Pittsburgh.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

If Roberto Clemente, on a bike, in full uniform, doesn't make you smile, nothing will.

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Joe Smith close to rehab stint

Smith (hamstring) threw live batting practice on Thursday and could begin a minor league rehab stint as early as Sunday. He hopes to be activated by July 1. Los Angeles Times

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Where does Thaiss rank for Angels?

Matt Thaiss may have been the No. 16 overall pick in this year's draft, but is his talent enough for him to dethrone high-upside outfielder Jahmai Jones as Keith Law's No. 1 Angels prospect? Where top 2016 draft picks rank (Insider)

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Kershaw's slider among MLB's best pitches

Clayton Kershaw's slider ranks fourth in Fangraphs' "pitch run value" per 100 pitches among major league starters this season. Who has the game's No. 1 offering? MLB's Most Valuable Pitch

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NBA stars who will be going for gold

Ten of the league's biggest names have decided to compete for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio under coach Mike Krzyzewski .

Lakers’ final draft grade: A

Check out why Chad Ford liked L.A.'s draft night, highlighted by a potential cornerstone player in No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram. Draft grades (Insider)

Clippers’ final draft grade: C

Check out why Chad Ford had a tepid reaction to L.A.'s haul of three players, which included No. 25 overall pick Brice Johnson. Draft grades (Insider)