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Skaggs diagnosed with biceps tendinitis

The Angels announced Monday that left-hander Tyler Skaggs -- who is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery -- has been diagnosed with biceps tendinitis and will rest for another week before being re-evaluated. Orange County Register

Kazmir learning the pains of hitting

Pitching in the National League for the first time, Scott Kazmir learned as soon as spring training -- when he injured his wrist and thumb at the plate -- that hitting isn't easy. "Everyone else was fine with it, and I was struggling a little bit, day to day," he said. "Everything gets tired." Los Angeles Times

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Five post-spring breakout players in the Pac-12

A look at the top five breakout players this spring in the Pac-12, a list that includes two early enrollee's, a Stanford wideout and two defenders.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Los Angeles Rams are picking up the fifth-year options on both WR Tavon Austin and LB Alec Ogletree, per league source. Ogletree would make $8.369 million and Austin would get $12.268 million for the 2017 season under the options. The Rams have discussed contract extensions for both players and would like to get something done before either would play under the option.

Angels stay at 22

No movement for Los Angeles in the rankings this week. Mike Trout seems to be rounding into form, but the pitching staff for the Halos is in tough shape after Matt Shoemaker was demoted to Triple-A. Week 4 Power Rankings

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Doc Rivers: "The window is always closing. The window is never always opening. I don't think our window is closed though but the window is always closing on every team. I think we'll know when it's closed but it hasn't closed yet."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Doc Rivers believes Paul Pierce has another season in him but the decision is up to him. Pierce said on Friday he's "50-50" on returning.