If there is a consistent for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, it has been with starting pitching, led by the irreplaceable Clayton Kershaw, who has been brilliant outside of one rocky inning so far.
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Quessenberry has makings of a coach
Using Mark Schlabach's top 25, our college football writers chose a player from each team who they think could fill the role as head coach. Scott Quessenberry makes all of the calls from the line's anchor and his coaches have praised his high football IQ. Coach 'em up
What if Magic had played 19 seasons?
That's what Kevin Pelton projects had Magic Johnson not contracted HIV at age 32. Add about 56 percent more games to his career total. Best made better
UCLA's Ishmael Adams has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery over a fight he had with an Uber driver.
Minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena has been suspended for the rest of the season by the Dodgers for "repeated failure to comply" with his contract, the team announced.
Hawkins has mindset for coaching
Using Mark Schlabach's top 25, our college football writers chose a player from each team who they think could fill the role as head coach. Kevin Gemmell notes that USC coaches and teammates often talk about safety Chris Hawkins' "cerebral" approach to the game. Coach 'em up
Is Max Browne the new hope?
USC may need him to be. The Trojans don't have to send their distress signal in a droid; we've seen how much they've sputtered on offense over the last few seasons. May the No. 4s be with you
First-round clipboard holders
Over the last 15 NFL drafts, seven quarterbacks taken in the first round rode the pine their entire rookie season. Fellow first-rounders Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch both seem to have a better chance of joining this clipboard club than the No. 1 pick, Jared Goff.
Stanford and Washington are in the best shape of any conference teams, but most of the others are off to slow starts.
It seems unlikely that Nick Foles will be a Los Angeles Ram when training camp opens.
Pederson finding his power stroke
Joc Pederson's 438-foot home run off Rays starter Matt Moore on Tuesday looked similar to the homers he slugged last year, when he led the league in average distance among hitters with 10 or more home runs.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Joc Pederson's power was on display Tuesday, as the Dodgers outfielder led the way with a 438-foot shot off Rays starter Matt Moore. Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich fell a foot short of equaling Pederson's blast.
Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes becomes a restricted free agent on July 1.
The talent evaluators at Pro Football Focus like the potential of Rams sixth-rounder Mike Thomas to have a major early impact.
Jared Goff will have no shortage of adjustments to make in going from a spread offense to one that has been as strictly pro-style as any in the NFL.
Chris Carter hit two long home runs and drove in three, Junior Guerra won his first career major league start and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Tuesday.
Trayce Thompson, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled out of an offensive funk with a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Thompson family bragging rights took an interesting turn Tuesday night when Trayce hit a home run that never landed.