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Athletes are handshake champions (0:42)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

At the Clippers' training facility where the team is preparing to sell Kevin Durant on coming to Los Angeles in six hours.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw was diagnosed with a mild disc herniation and surgery will not be required. No timetable for a return has been given. He will officially go on the disabled list Friday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rough day with the Kershaw DL news, but Dodgers down Brewers 8-1 to feel better about things. Take series in Milwaukee.

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Clayton Kershaw is impossible to replace

Acquiring Bud Norris from the Braves will help the Dodgers, but neither he nor any other pitcher in the majors could fill Kershaw's shoes.

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Kershaw joins list of wounded Dodgers

At least the Dodgers were even able to get starts out of Clayton Kershaw this season. He joins five other L.A. starters currently on the DL, four of which haven't thrown a pitch in the majors this year.

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Thompson's two-run jack gives Dodgers lead (0:25)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda stepped up on the day Clayton Kershaw headed to the DL. Maeda went six innings against the Brewers, giving up one run on three hits.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

I forgot to graduate from medical school again this week. But my friends in sports medicine tell me an epidural injection likely means Clayton Kershaw has nerve irritation that is likely related to a bulging disc. Not generally a quick two-week healing process.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers acquire Bud Norris from Braves, according to multiple reports, with Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal first. Norris is in line to start Friday in place of Clayton Kershaw after firing seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Mets. He is 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA this season.

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Losing Kershaw a big blow to Dodgers

Los Angeles is a losing team when a starter other than Clayton Kershaw has taken the mound this season. The ace was placed on the 15-day DL with a back injury Thursday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Make that a 13-game hit streak for Dodgers rookie Corey Seager. All-Star voting ends tonight. Sadly, the kid is not leading the voting at SS.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In non-Clayton Kershaw news, Dodgers CF Joc Pederson is not available for the second consecutive day after crashing into the wall Tuesday night. The Dodgers will decide what to do in the coming days, but it seems probable he will be headed to the 15-day disabled list. He was diagnosed with a bruised shoulder joint and said he has trouble just putting on a shirt in the morning.

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Will Dodgers look to minors with Kershaw on DL? (1:40)