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Can Kessler continue this level of play?

Some men just want to watch the world (or at least their conference) burn, and Cody Kessler got to do that during his bye week. He'll be back this weekend with no signs of cooling off from his own scorching hot start. Brock Huard's QB rankings (Insider)

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Grantland: Splitting hairs for Cy Young

Jonah Keri is going with Clayton Kershaw in the NL because he struck out 301 batters in 232.2 innings -- the highest single-season strikeout rate for any qualified starter ever not named Pedro Martinez or Randy Johnson. Other award picks

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Key matchups in USC-Washington battle

A look at the important individual matchups in USC's contest against Washington on the docket for Thursday.

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Yasiel Puig claims dubious honor

The Dodgers outfielder was named the LVP of fantasy baseball by Eric Karabell. An early pick in most drafts, owners got next to nothing from Puig, who was injured most the season and struggled when healthy. Fantasy awards (Insider)


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Brett Anderson pitched a simulated game today, faced Yasiel Puig, among other hitters.

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Strength in numbers in USC's backfield

The Trojans have the kind of depth and talent in their running back corps that is reminiscent of past USC seasons.

Matich: USC is still a top 4 team (2:40)
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Grantland: Clippers on the edge of glory

Zach Lowe writes the Clippers have had three cracks at an NBA title with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in their primes. This fourth try could be their last. Time to make the leap

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Harvey skips pre-NLDS mandatory workout

Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field, GM Sandy Alderson said. Harvey's absence was not excused. "Until we find out a little more about his absence, I prefer not to comment," Alderson said. Story

Matich: Myles Jack making right move going pro (0:57)
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Will Halos spend big this offseason?

Angels owner Arte Moreno reportedly intends to make his team more competitive next year. Is he willing to pass the luxury tax threshold in order to do so? MLB rumors roundup

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA coach Jim Mora said he will continue to support Myles Jack as he pursues the NFL, but called it "risky" to leave after playing in just three games as a junior. Here is a more of what the former NFL coach told reporters Tuesday: "Having been on that side, there’s going to be a lot of speculation as to what he is and where he fits. And as I told Myles on Sunday, NFL teams are very, very conservative and if there’s any question whatsoever, they’ll pass on you in heartbeat. They’re going to take the sure thing and I explained that to him, but I feel like they already made their decision and so, like I said, I hope it works out the best for him, but I, as a guy that spent half of my life in the NFL, I would move with great caution."

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Myles Jack to enter 2016 NFL draft

The UCLA LB injured for the season is withdrawing from school, Bruins coach Jim Mora said Tuesday. "He's taking his chips and shoving them into the middle, and we hope he draws a good hand," Mora said, according to the Orange County Register.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will make himself available in the 2016 NFL draft, UCLA coach Jim Mora told reporters Tuesday. The announcement shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering Jack's season came to an end fewer than two weeks ago as a result of a torn meniscus he suffered in practice. The injury was expected to sideline him for 4-to-6 months. Before the injury, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had him at No. 12 on his Big Board of draft-eligible players.

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Buster Olney's choice for NL Cy Young

Olney offers five candidates for the award, including the obvious trio of Zack Greinke, Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw. Who does he have taking home the hardware? Buster's blog (Insider)

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Buster Olney's choice for AL MVP

Olney offers 10 candidates for the award, including Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout. Who does he have taking home the hardware? Buster's blog (Insider)

Are the Dodgers favored to win it all?

Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, 10 have Los Angeles making it to the World Series. How many have the Dodgers hoisting the trophy? Playoff picks

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Crabtree: Ranking the top recruiters

As we approach midseason, some coaches have picked up major steam on the trail. USC's Tee Martin and Florida State's Tim Brewster top the recruiter rankings.