Los Angeles Teams

Will Bruins break through?

Josh Rosen will be the straw that stirs the drink, but UCLA needs defensive talent around him in order to take the next step. The Bruins may have just done that with a bevy of defenders signed, including one who should help immediately. Updated too-early Top 25

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Sophomore slump for Todd Gurley?

Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus doesn't see that happening. If Los Angeles can improve just slightly at quarterback, the running back should have plenty of scoring opportunities in 2016. Way-too-early fantasy rankings

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40mDavid Lombardi

Post-signing day Pac-12 Power Rankings

With signing day behind us, here's an early look at how teams stack up in the Pac-12 heading into next season.

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45mChantel Jennings

Five Pac-12 breakout candidates in 2016

A group of transfer quarterbacks and the top wide receiver recruit in the country are among those who could emerge to make a big impact in the Pac-12.

Trojans looking forward to 2016

USC signed what might be the best class in the Pac-12, a coup for new coach Clay Helton. Luckily, much of it can sit on the bench and learn behind established veterans. Updated too-early Top 25

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Brandon Bass makes Lowe's unique squad

The first-year Lakers reserve forward is also a sub on Zach Lowe's fifth annual Luke Walton All-Stars. It's a roster created from players who have contributed in unexpected ways this season. Luke Walton All-Stars

Oregon a lock, USC in solid shape

But seven other teams in the Pac-12 have work left to do. At the bottom of those seven is UCLA. At 13-10 and a No. 69 RPI, the Bruins are a longshot. However, Steve Alford's team has risen from this position before. Bubble Watch

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Magic on Cam: He is going to grow from this (1:43)
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Magic's top five Lakers (1:00)
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Magic helping people of Flint (2:36)
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Osiris St. Brown's stock keeps rising

One of the hottest names from the Class of 2017 over the past few weeks, both on the field as well as in regard to his recruitment, has been Santa Ana (Calif.

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Magic on Roberts: I think he can relate, motivate players (1:33)
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Magic: I think Golden State goes back-to-back (2:20)
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All-time #NBArank: Shaq at No. 9

The Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Superman. A man of many names, Shaquille O'Neal checks in on our all-time countdown. No. 9

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Magic chooses Kobe over Duncan (1:47)
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Magic: Durant could turn around the Lakers (1:37)
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Magic on final All-Star Game: I needed a pick me up (1:56)
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Magic Johnson's last All-Star Game (0:55)
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Broussard: Kobe, LeBron was the rivalry that wasn't (1:08)
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Extra play away from home can be fun

Road teams swept the NBA's three overtime games on Monday night. Elias Sports Bureau reports that tied a league record done five previous times. Monday's results:

  • Clippers 98-92 at Philadelphia
  • Trail Blazers 112-106 at Memphis
  • Magic 117-110 at Atlanta