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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Byron Scott says he hasn't considered reducing Kobe Byrant's role or minutes.

The Hater's Guide to Rivalry Week (2:21)
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Southern crown at stake on Saturday

USC and UCLA fight for the Pac-12 South Division. The winner will face Stanford in the Pac-12 title game, but playoff hopes for either Los Angeles squad are all but extinguished. GameDay Kickoff: Rivalry Week


Paul's giving reaches new height

With his 10 assists in the Clippers' win at Denver on Tuesday night, Chris Paul moved into second place in all-time dimes for the franchise that began as the Buffalo Braves in 1970-71.

College football pick: UCLA-USC (1:10)
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Giving thanks for USC against UCLA

LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans continue their Thanksgiving week preparations for crosstown rival UCLA Bruins, and all thats on the line this Saturday afternoon in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (12:30 p.

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Jason Heyward may entice the Dodgers

Heyward fits the two criteria the Dodgers are looking to emphasize: defense and getting younger. If L.A. trades Yasiel Puig this offseason, the need for another outfielder would be there as well. Heyward's potential landing spots

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Heyward makes sense for the Angels

Los Angeles needs both an outfielder and a left-handed hitter to slot into its lineup. Even though Jason Heyward will likely land a big contract, money has never stopped Halos owner Arte Moreno before. Heyward's potential landing spots

What's happening to the Rockets and Clippers? (3:30)
Harder to watch Peyton or Kobe? (1:41)
Stephen A.: Kobe should retire right now (1:31)
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Roberts makes 5 of a kind in dugouts

With the recent hiring of Dave Roberts, the Dodgers join the Brewers, Tigers, Rays and Padres with managers who played in the majors within the past 10 years on Opening Day. MLB notes (Insider)

Getzlaf likes to share

Ryan Getzlaf had 5 assists in the Ducks' 5-3 win over the Flames Tuesday. He's now one of nine players with multiple 5-assist games in the past 20 seasons, joining a list that includes Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Forsberg and Sidney Crosby. Is Anaheim back on track?

Windhorst: Warriors 'defying common sense' (1:41)