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Here are a few teams who could be interested if Yankees cut ties with A-RodA report surfaced Thursday that at least a few Yankees executives had toyed with the idea of possibly releasing Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez if they go into sell mode within the next 11 days.
Draymond Green avoids jail time with plea deal in misdemeanor assault caseGolden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green reached a plea deal with prosecutors that will help the Warriors All-Star avoid jail time, WDIV in Detroit reported Friday:
Le'Veon Bell reportedly facing four-game suspension after missed drug testThe Pittsburgh Steelers will already be without wide receiver Martavis Bryant for the entire 2016 season thanks to a violation of the NFL's policy on substances of abuse, and now they may be without Le'Veon Bell for the first four games of the season as well.
Former Vikings, Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at 67Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green passed away early Friday morning after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 67 years old.
NBA To Relocate 2017 All-Star Game Due To North Carolina Bathroom BillNBA officials announced Thursday the league will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over the state’s controversial transgender bathroom bill.
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.

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.
Pujols Hits Two 3-Run HRs As Streaking Angels Beat Rangers, 8-6Albert Pujols hit a pair of three-run homers and the Los Angeles Angels remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with their season-best fifth straight victory, 8-6 over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Angels Catcher Soto Back On Disabled List With Knee TroubleThe Angels put catcher Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his left knee Monday, only eight days after he returned from knee surgery.
Trout Hits 3-Run HR To Help Angels Beat Rangers, 9-5Mike Trout hit a three-run homer to help the Los Angeles Angels rally from four runs down and beat the Texas Rangers 9-5 Monday night.
Pujols’ 2 HR’s Power Angels Past White Sox 8-1 To Complete SweepAlbert Pujols hit a pair of two-run homers, Jered Weaver pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed an emphatic three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with an 8-1 victory Sunday.
Chris Tillman Notches 12th Win As Orioles Beat Angels 4-2Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tim Lincecum and the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Sunday.

Dodgers

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.
Kazmir’s Spicy Start, Utley’s Leadoff HR Help Dodgers Top NationalsOn the day the Dodgers announced Clayton Kershaw suffered an injury setback, the lineup and starter Scott Kazmir stepped up. Some cramp-curing pickle juice and spicy mustard helped as well.
MLB Trade Deadline Rumor Buy or Sell: Dodgers open to trading Yasiel Puig?Welcome to Rumor Buy or Sell. The trade deadline is less than two weeks away now, so between now and then we'll pick apart the juiciest rumors and determine whether they pass the sniff test, or are just typical trade deadline noise.
LOOK: Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig Wears Vin Scully Themed CleatsDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig wore some custom cleats for batting practice on Sunday that honored legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.
Ray Blanks Dodgers Through 7, D’Backs Win 6-5Robbie Ray pitched seven scoreless innings, Jake Lamb hit his 21st home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Los Angeles 6-5 on Sunday to take two of three from the Dodgers.

LA Clippers

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.
Report: Clippers to sign Marreese Speights for the veteran minimumThe Los Angeles Clippers have reached an agreement on a contract with free agent Marreese Speights, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jamal Crawford Reaches 3-Year, $42 Million Agreement To Stay With ClippersJamal Crawford has reached a three-year agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers.

LA Lakers

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.
LOOK: Snoop Dogg gave Kobe Bryant a Lakers-themed retirement giftKobe Bryant's Hall-of-Fame career may have ended in April yet the Lakers superstar is still receiving retirement gifts.

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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