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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry

Take an all-access look as the USA basketball practices to become a stronger unit heading into the Olympics.

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Gotta catch 'em all: Pokémon Go in recruiting (2:39)
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Dodgers' bats come alive against Cardinals (1:28)
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Dodgers tag Mayers for 9 ER in debut (1:16)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 9, Cardinals 6, Final. Jansen with the save. Dodgers go 5-4 on their road trip to open the second half.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who has two blown saves on this trip, is on for the ninth inning in another save situation. Dodgers lead 9-6.

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Adam Liberatore's Dodgers record scoreless streak ends at 28 games when he loads the bases and Joe Blanton comes in to give up a sac fly.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The busy Dodgers bullpen is being asked to pick up another four innings Sunday. Since Clayton Kershaw was lost with a back injury on June 26, Dodgers relievers have averaged more than four innings per game.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore enters in the seventh inning to put his franchise record 28-game scoreless streak on the line. Previous record was 23 by John Candelaria.

Little bit of everything from Jordan

DeAndre Jordan had 12 points, three blocks and the obligatory air-ball free throw in the final minute of Team USA's 106-57 win over China on Sunday night. He also grabbed five rebounds, playing 17 minutes. Box score

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Kendrick chipped in to pad Dodgers lead

Howie Kendrick hit a 379-foot opposite-field home run down the right-field line at Busch Stadium against the Cardinals on Sunday. The two-run shot gave the Dodgers a 9-1 lead in the second inning.

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Gonzalez's grand first inning

Adrian Gonzalez cleared the bases with a 425-foot grand slam in the first inning on Sunday against the Cardinals. The blast was the fifth slam of his career.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It manages to not look as hot as it feels.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' Kolten Wong appears to have injured his left leg trying to avoid 1B umpire Dana DeMuth. Doesn't look to be serious.

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Kendrick's homer puts an end to Mayers' rough debut (0:32)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Yasmani Grandal and Andrew Toles are the only Dodgers to have not reached base ... in two innings.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Howie Kendrick, who extended his hit streak to 16 games in the first inning, added a two-run HR in the second to make it 9-1 Dodgers.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After a misplay in LF by infielder-turned-outfielder Howie Kendrick, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir has now given up 18 first-inning runs, his most of any inning this season. The Dodgers lead St. Louis 6-1 after one inning.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers built a 6-0 lead at St. Louis in the first inning for their starter Scott Kazmir, who has an 8.05 ERA in the opening frame this year. Kazmir drove in two of the runs with a single.

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Gonzalez clears the bases with a grand slam (0:33)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Known for their offense in July, the Dodgers showed more of it with Adrian Gonzalez's first-inning grand slam. The Dodgers entered play Sunday leading the NL in hits (183), doubles (42) and on-base percentage (.348) this month.