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Bill Belichick is going to lose his mind if people keep asking about his starting QBThere is an unbelievable fascination in New England with Jimmy Garoppolo unseating Tom Brady as the starting quarterback of the Patriots.
Friday Five: College football teams poised to take a step back in 2016In last week's Friday Five we looked at five Power Five teams that could be considered a dark horse in 2016.
2016 Rio Olympics date and everything you need to know about the gamesThe 2016 Rio Olympics are just a week away, so whether you like it or not the bulk of the sports conversation will shift to the games over the next couple of weeks.
Dodgers Rumors: 2016 MLB Trade Deadline EditionWhile Aroldis Chapman is now off the market, the Dodgers still have plenty of options to acquire talent before the trade deadline.
Angels Walk Off With 2 Runs On Ramirez’s Error, Beat Sox, 2-1Hanley Ramirez’s throwing error to the plate on Daniel Nava’s bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and the Los Angeles Angels walked off with a stunning 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Keidel: Fitzpatrick Keeps Jets Relevant At Reasonable PriceRyan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback uniquely suited for a 2016 New York Jets team on the rise, can now work his Fitz-magic once again.

Angels

Angels Walk Off With 2 Runs On Ramirez’s Error, Beat Sox, 2-1Hanley Ramirez’s throwing error to the plate on Daniel Nava’s bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and the Los Angeles Angels walked off with a stunning 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Mondesi’s Bunt Single Helps Royals Beat Angels, 7-5
Skaggs Helps Angels Beat Royals, 13-0Tyler Skaggs pitched seven innings in his first big league start in two years and Yunel Escobar went 5 for 5 to help the Los Angeles Angels pound the Kansas City Royals 13-0 on Tuesday night.
Pujols Drives In 4 As Angels Beat Royals, 6-2Albert Pujols drove in four runs, Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start and the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-2, on Monday night.
Altuve’s 2 HR’s Lift Astros Past Angels, 13-3Jose Altuve hit two of Houston’s season-high five homers and had a career-high six RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 13-3 win on Sunday for a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.
Angels Sweep Rangers To Get Out Of Last PlaceJefry Marte hit a three-run homer and the Angels shut down a late rally by the AL West-leading Texas Rangers for a 7-4 win Wednesday night that gave Los Angeles a three-game sweep.

Dodgers

Dodgers Rumors: 2016 MLB Trade Deadline EditionWhile Aroldis Chapman is now off the market, the Dodgers still have plenty of options to acquire talent before the trade deadline.
Dodgers Fall To Rays 3-1; Remain 2 Back Of GiantsMatt Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays won at Dodger Stadium for the first time, 3-1 over Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Dodgers Hold Off Rays, 3-2Bud Norris pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.
Gonzalez’ Grand Slam Helps Dodgers Top Cardinals, 9-6Adrian Gonzalez hit a grand slam and Howie Kendrick added a two-run homer, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers spoil Mike Mayers’ major league debut in a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.
Dodgers Hand Stephen Strasburg First Loss Of Season After Beating Nationals 6-3Justin Turner homered twice and drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Stephen Strasburg’s undefeated streak by beating the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Thursday.
Norris Victimized By Home Runs In Dodgers’ Loss To NationalsBesieged by starting pitching injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for solid outings from the starters they have left.

LA Clippers

Report: Steve Ballmer Interested In Moving Clippers To New LA SiteLos Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is interested in moving the team to a new Los Angeles arena, sources told ESPN Wednesday.
Paul Pierce Reportedly To Return to Clippers For 19th SeasonNBA veteran Paul Pierce has decided to return to the Los Angeles Clippers for his 19th season in the league, according to reports Wednesday.
Report: OKC wants to extend Russell Westbrook, sign Blake Griffin in 2017The Thunder lost Kevin Durant this offseason, and don't want the same thing to happen with Russell Westbrook, so they are hoping that he will renegotiate and extend his contract.
Report: Celtics haven't talked about Westbrook, Griffin in quite some timeThere is seemingly nothing as powerful as the Boston Celtics' trade rumor machine after all the main free agents have been scooped up.
Raymond Felton Agrees To 1-Year Deal With ClippersThe Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a deal with free agent guard Raymond Felton.
The Celtics reportedly want to land Blake Griffin as their next big prizeOnce you land the first star on your team, the next one is supposed to be much easier.

LA Lakers

Cavs, Lakers among 13 NBA teams with offseason roster moves still to makeMoney has been thrown around in the NBA this summer like a Pacman Jones trip to Las Vegas.
Kobe Bryant pens letter to his 17-year-old self regarding financing friends and familyRetired Lakers legend Kobe Bryant penned a short, emotional essay in the Player's Tribune Wednesday, in a letter to "his 17-year-old self."
Lakers Forward Larry Nance Jr. Suffers Fractured Hand During Summer League GameLos Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered a fracture to his right hand during Thursday night’s NBA Summer League game against the Cavaliers.
Kobe Bryant Announces A New Baby Is On the WayThe Black Mamba may be retired, but he'll soon have his hands full once again.
Kobe Bryant, Wife Expecting Third Baby Girl, Former Laker Says Via InstagramKobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are expecting their third child, it was reported Tuesday.
Marcelo Huertas Rejoins Lakers With 2-Year AgreementThe Los Angeles Lakers have resigned guard Marcelo Huertas to a two-year deal, sources say.

Anaheim Ducks

Ducks Fire Boudreau After Another Early Playoff ExitThe Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau Friday following another disappointing postseason run.
Predators Edge Ducks, 2-1, In Game 7, Advance To Second RoundColin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators hung on to win the franchise’s first Game 7, advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Predators Force Franchise’s First Game 7, Beating Ducks, 3-1James Neal scored the winning goal late in the second period, and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night and force the first Game 7 in franchise history.
Ducks Beat Predators, 4-1, To Tie Up SeriesNate Thompson and Jamie McGinn scored nearly 2 minutes apart late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Thursday night to even the first-round series at 2-2.
Ducks Bounce Back, Beat Predators 3-0 To Pull Within 2-1 Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks shut out the Nashville Predators 3-0 Tuesday night to pull within 2-1 in their first-round playoff series.
Smith, Rinne Lead Predators To 3-2 Win Over Ducks In Game 2Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators confidently claimed their second straight road victory to open their first-round series, 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Sunday night.

LA Kings

Sharks Score 3 Power-Play Goals To Beat Kings, 3-2, In Game 4Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals in the second period and the San Jose Sharks again moved to the brink of eliminating the Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Pearson’s OT Goal Helps Kings Beat Sharks, 2-1, In Game 3Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings bounced back from a pair of series-opening losses at home to beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 3 in the first round Monday night.
Pavelski’s 2 Goals Help Sharks Sink Kings In Playoff OpenerJoe Pavelski broke a tie with his second goal early in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks opened their playoff return with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Kings Hold Off Rival Ducks, 2-1, Close In On Division TitleLate in a draining season, the Los Angeles Kings are glad to be in prime position to win the Pacific Division title.
Mathieu Garon Finds His Stolen Mask... On eBay?$2,200? Cha-Ching!
Jets Score 3 In 3rd To Top Kings 4-1Dustin Byfuglien and Paul Postma scored less than three minutes apart early in the third period to help the Winnipeg Jets top the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.

Chargers

Chargers' Melvin Gordon reportedly had microfracture surgery on kneeFollowing a disappointing rookie season, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon had surgery in January, and said last week that his recovery is ahead of schedule.
LOOK: The Chargers release images of a new San Diego stadiumThe San Diego Chargers released on their official website on Friday the first renderings of a stadium and convention center expansion that would allow the team to remain in the city beyond 2016.
NFL Releases Schedules For All 32 TeamsThe NFL has released the schedules for all 32 teams.
Steelers could be close to signing this former Chargers tight endHeath Miller's retirement last month came as a surprise to everyone -- including the Steelers -- and the move suddenly put them in the market for a tight end.
Chargers sound like they want to stay in San Diego, but still need stadiumLate last month, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos announced that the team was staying in San Diego for the 2016 season.
Panel To Consider 2 Temporary NFL Teams In LA ColiseumThe government body that oversees Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will consider a proposal to allow two NFL teams to temporarily share the historic stadium with the USC Trojans.

Local Athlete

Hannah Hanson - Student Athlete Of The WeekHanson became the first athlete in school history to qualify for the Masters Meet when she cleared 5 feet, 5 inches to finish first in Division 4 and second overall at the CIF-Southern Section Finals. At Masters, she cleared the same height to advance to the State Championships.
Garrett Kocab - Student Athlete Of The WeekKocab threw the discus 167 feet, 1 inch to finish third in Division 2 at the CIF-Southern Section Finals, then took fourth at the Masters Meet with a throw of 178 feet to advance to the State Championships.

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