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Chargers counting on the old Dwight Freeney, not an old Dwight Freeney

For a player with Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials, Dwight Freeney is generating surprisingly scant NFL buzz while making a return from a torn quadriceps. That’s going to change once more folks start seeing how good he looks. Just ask San Diego Chargers left tackle King Dunlap. He dropped into position to block Freeney in a pass rush drill on the second day of training camp...
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Hector Santiago making a difference through Santiago's Soldiers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As Angels lefty Hector Santiago was closing in on his first win of the season in Texas a few weeks ago, a group of little leaguers from New Jersey all gathered around a TV to watch their hero sponsor and coach who's money, time and dedication helped power them to a championship run. But in many ways, they're his heroes. While the noted MLB do-gooder has...
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Gallery: American Sweep at WSOBV

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Once a liability, Angels' bullpen becomes strength

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Their rotation is in a state of uncertainty and their offense is digging itself out of a rut, but as the Angels approach the final two months of the regular season, they know this much: At the end of games, their bullpen will carry them. It didn't used to be that way, but it is now. What was once a liability is now a strength, one that just might be the key...
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Mount Rushmore of baseball skippers? Scioscia talks Hall of Fame inductions

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It's almost the Mount Rushmore of baseball managers. The trio of managers that were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sunday morning were first-ballot legends that Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia felt could very well be immortalized in granite on a mountain somewhere. What made Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre so successful...
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Angels' shutout win powered by castoff's-turned-fixtures

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Like every little league pitcher in Trenton, Mich., Shoemaker always dreamed of playing for the Detroit Tigers. But he went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan University and the dream looked to be far away. Efren Navarro's lifelong dream of playing baseball in the Major Leagues also seemed far off after getting drafted in the 50th round - a round that no longer...
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Angels shut out Tigers 4-0

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USC coach Sarkisian itching to play QB in the Pac-12

The competitive juices inside Steve Sarkisian -- the quarterback -- have not dissipated. The current USC head coach is a long way away from his days as a signal caller at El Camino College and Brigham Young University, where in two seasons he threw 53 touchdowns and 7,464 yards while earning WAC Player of the Year honors in 1996. After having success both as a player and coaching...
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Arizona WR Hill comes from good football stock

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Fun is a word Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill uses to describe his experiences as a college football player.  Unique could also be used to describe it. Hill comes from football genes. His father, David, played 12 years in the NFL and used to block for Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson when the two were teammates with the Los Angeles Rams. Hill wears...
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Gallery: World Series of Beach Volleyball

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Navarro comes through again in win vs. Tigers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As the Los Angeles Angels continue to eclipse the Oakland A's, it's become clear that the Halos' ability to adjust as a club has been the key to staying in the thick of the AL West race. Friday night's game, a 2-1 win over the Tigers, showed exactly that. The Angels spoiled Drew Smyly's career outing with the help of the late-game lineup change...
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Meet the man behind the epic pranks on Jeff Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur's foray back into the minor leagues has produced two particularly hilarious moments this season. The first, when his El Paso Chihuahuas teammates convinced him that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf (he's not) and the second, when he dared to use the coaches bathroom and his teammates retaliated by forcing him to find another way out of the room (he chose the ceiling...
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Efren Navarro proving versatility in season's third stint with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Efren Navarro's big-league moment arrived last Friday night, in the 16th of a game that stretched past midnight. There weren't many fans remaining at Angel Stadium, but that didn't matter. Navarro drove a pitch into center field, Mike Trout scored from second base and the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2. A walk-off hit isn't official until...
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Gallery: Tigers top Angels

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UCLA offense, defense set to battle for Myles Jack

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Myles Jack has an affectionate nickname for Brett Hundley: Mr. Heisman. And Hundley has an affection nickname for Jack: Mr. Heisman. The UCLA quarterback is front and center when it comes to the early Heisman Trophy conversations, but Jack, the sophomore two-way player and one of the most dynamic and exciting players in the country, has heard his name mentioned...
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Energized Owa ready for return to Bruins

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- One of the most menacing defensive tackles in Los Angeles is also the happiest. At 6-foot-3 and a chiseled 270 pounds, Owamagbe Odighizuwa bounded around the UCLA practice field all spring with seemingly endless energy.  After a year away from the game with multiple hip surgeries, Odighizuwa's love for the game and his team has been renewed. "Having...
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Scioscia sees similarities between Trout, Cabrera

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Batting third for the Detroit Tigers: First baseman, No. 24, Miguel Cabrera. Angels fans can get used to hearing that over the course of the next four days. One of the games' most feared hitters, Cabrera and the Tigers are in town for a four-game series with the Angels. As Angles skipper Mike Scioscia looks over the Tigers lineup, he sees a guy in Cabrera who...
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UCLA formidable, but still under construction

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A lot of schools wanted Brett Hundley to play football for them. The former five-star quarterback prospect had his pick of some vaunted, historic programs. So at the time, his decision to go with middling UCLA was somewhat confusing.  But now, as he enters his third season with the Bruins in the national championship conversation and himself an early front-runner...
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Barry Sanders to split reps in Stanford backfield

LOS ANGELES -- Ready for the second coming of Barry Sanders? They said there would never be another running back like the elusive, darting Hall of Famer, but it turns out there is. Here's the rub: Stanford junior Barry Sanders might be a chip off the old block, but the Cardinal is so deep at running back this season, he may have to settle for sharing time with three others in...
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Third time's the charm: Lakers finally land point guard Jeremy Lin

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- If you ever catch Jeremy Lin's dad, Gie-Ming, in a pickup game, chances are you'll see him throwing up hook shot after hook shot. It's in homage to "The Captain," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Lin's father is a huge fan of the Lakers great and the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Perhaps, Lin was always destined to become a Laker all along...
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Mora: It would be awful if Hundley gets black QB stereotype from NFL

HOLLYWOOD -- Much of the discussion here at Pac-12 Media Days this week has centered on the league’s abundance of elite quarterbacks. On Thursday, UCLA coach Jim Mora did not hesitate to talk up the Bruins’ star signal-caller, Brett Hundley, saying: “I can tell you unequivocally that Brett Hundley is a first-round draft pick. The guy’s a future star in the NFL.” But Mora...
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Angels settle for big walk in win vs. Orioles

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels couldn't get the big hit when they needed it Wednesday night, so they settled for the big walk. Two of them, in fact. They were patient when they needed to be, and it paid off. It allowed them to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Angel Stadium and salvage the third game of the series after losing the first two. "We're always battling, and...
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Calhoun's bases-loaded walk seals win for Angels

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Utah WR Dres Anderson following in father's footsteps

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- As a UCLA Bruin and then later as a Los Angeles Ram, Willie Lee "Flipper" Anderson could fly. As a Bruin, he was Troy Aikman's main target. In 10 years in the NFL, he set single-game records for the most receiving yards and the most receiving yards from scrimmage. Flipper averaged 26 yards per catch.  There's another Anderson averaging a lot...
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Marcus Mariota about more than just football

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Marcus Mariota can assure you, his return to Oregon has nothing to do with the Heisman Trophy. Well maybe not nothing, since soon as the redshirt junior quarterback announced that he would be returning to Eugene for his third season with the Ducks, the Heisman campaign began and Oregon was yet again an instant title contender. Yes, Mariota wants to finally lead...
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