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An opposing scout’s view of the Angels’ improving farm system

ANAHEIM — In recent summers, when the Angels needed to make upgrades via trade, they were handicapped by a thin farm system. This time, thanks to General Manager Billy Eppler’s focus on upgrading the system, the Angels have what is considered to be one of the most improved organizations in baseball

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Chargers rookie Derwin James is flashing his skills, but what position will he play?

COSTA MESA — Derwin James has practiced at both strong safety and free safety this offseason, and could eventually be setting up at some sort of hybrid position in between. Where does he look best? “In a Charger uniform,” Coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday, after the end of his team’s offseason program

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Chargers rookie Derwin James is flashing his skills, but what position will he play?

COSTA MESA — Derwin James has practiced at both strong safety and free safety this offseason, and could eventually be setting up at some sort of hybrid position in between. Where does he look best? “In a Charger uniform,” Coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday, after the end of his team’s offseason program

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Chargers rookie Derwin James is flashing his skills, but what position will he play?

COSTA MESA — Derwin James has practiced at both strong safety and free safety this offseason, and could eventually be setting up at some sort of hybrid position in between. Where does he look best? “In a Charger uniform,” Coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday, after the end of his team’s offseason program

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Chargers rookie Derwin James is flashing his skills, but what position will he play?

COSTA MESA — Derwin James has practiced at both strong safety and free safety this offseason, and could eventually be setting up at some sort of hybrid position in between. Where does he look best? “In a Charger uniform,” Coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday, after the end of his team’s offseason program

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Rams hope it never comes to this, but recent history shows the importance of backup quarterbacks

Which only drives home how wildly different the outcomes were and why, when it comes to the upper-echelon teams in the NFL, the finite details can often be the difference between soaring to the highest of highs or crashing and burning in spectacular fa…

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Rams hope it never comes to this, but recent history shows the importance of backup quarterbacks

Which only drives home how wildly different the outcomes were and why, when it comes to the upper-echelon teams in the NFL, the finite details can often be the difference between soaring to the highest of highs or crashing and burning in spectacular fa…

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Rams hope it never comes to this, but recent history shows the importance of backup quarterbacks

Which only drives home how wildly different the outcomes were and why, when it comes to the upper-echelon teams in the NFL, the finite details can often be the difference between soaring to the highest of highs or crashing and burning in spectacular fa…

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Kartje: How NFL changed the rules to keep kickoffs from going away

Since John Fassel took over as special teams coach in 2011, the Rams have returned exactly one kickoff for a touchdown. That lone score came last season, on the opening kickoff in Jacksonville. Pharoh Cooper caught the kick a few steps into the end zon…

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Anfernee Simons shows Lakers he’s ready for NBA after unusual route to pre-draft workout

EL SEGUNDO — Anfernee Simons’ route to his pre-draft workout Tuesday with the Lakers was an unusual one. Then again, what was so different about it? Simons’ journey could become commonplace sooner rather than later, as more NBA hopefuls forgo the well-worn path from high school to college to

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Whicker: Michael Brockers savors what the Rams defense might become

THOUSAND OAKS – The sacking of the quarterback is not always an unconditional victory. The Rams trailed Atlanta, 13-0, in the second quarter of the NFL wild-card playoff game five months ago. A Coliseum crowd edgily waited to find its voice. With 6:28 …

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Whicker: Michael Brockers savors what the Rams defense might become

THOUSAND OAKS – The sacking of the quarterback is not always an unconditional victory. The Rams trailed Atlanta, 13-0, in the second quarter of the NFL wild-card playoff game five months ago. A Coliseum crowd edgily waited to find its voice. With 6:28 …

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Whicker: Warriors favored, but it’s good to be The King

The LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan arguments that litter Twitter are a lot like Beatles vs. Rolling Stones, with more decimal points. Another parallel would be Ditka vs. Hurricane, as provided by “Saturday Night Live,” in which Bill Swirsky’s Super Fans debate just how omnipotent a certain coach

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This week’s best bets in sports on TV

THIS WEEK’S BEST BET The NBAMonday, May 28, 6 p.m., TNT Western Conference finals, Game 7Golden State at Houston Thursday, May 31, 6 p.m., ABCNBA Finals, Game 1 Steve Kerr has not led a gilded life. His father Malcolm was killed in Beirut during a jihad when the Golden State Warriors head coach was

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Lakers evaluate draft potential of Duke’s Grayson Allen, and not just for kicks

EL SEGUNDO — When it came to Grayson Allen, most college basketball observers could be lumped into two general categories: Those who found him easy to root against and, well, Duke fans. But now the controversial guard, with a legacy of legsweeps, is no…

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Ryan Partridge back on top with K&N Pro Series West

Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga did not compete in the K&N Pro Series West in 2017, a last-minute decision. However, his return to the circuit has been pretty spectacular. He’s atop the points standings after his dominant Sunrise Ford 150 win Saturday night at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino

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