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Rams are ready to move forward

ESPN.com Updated Aug 30, 2013
The preseason is officially over and, like the rest of the league, the Rams are moving into full on regular-season mode. In the next 24 hours, the team will finalize their cuts to the initial 53-man roster. From there, the Rams will likely scour the wai…
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  • Dodgers to use Volquez out of bullpen initially

    ESPN.com Aug 30, 2013
    The Dodgers announced the signing of pitcher Edinson Volquez on Friday and said they plan to use the veteran right-hander as a reliever initially.
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  • Watch Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan & Other Clippers Dominate In Flag Football

    dimemag.com Aug 30, 2013
    A few weeks back, we got up with Blake Griffin and asked him whether he’d be a good football player. He thinks so. But would he be as good as LeBron James? He isn’t so sure. Recently, Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Matt Barnes, and other Clippers participated…
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  • Rams start paring down their roster

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30, 2013
    The Rams have started handing out pink slips as they start working toward their initial 53-man roster. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com are both reporting the cuts and the list currently stands at 11 players. The 11…
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  • Final Rams roster prediction

    ESPN.com stltoday.com Aug 30, 2013
    In many ways, trying to make predictions for a 53-man roster is similar to trying to predict all of the games in the NCAA basketball tournament correctly. Make one mistake and the whole thing can be flushed away. After a full offseason of organized team…
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  • Report: Lamar Odom Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI; Lakers May Sign Him If He Goes To Rehab

    dimemag.com Aug 30, 2013
    Now there’s another entry in the depressing Lamar Odom drug narrative unfolding in Southern California. TMZ first reported that Odom was arrested early this morning for suspicion of DUI, and is — as of this writing — being held on $15,000 bail. Accordin…
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  • Puig Pong! Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Tony La Russa play ping pong at Clayton Kershaw’s event

    yahoo.com Aug 30, 2013
    Clayton Kershaw, whose uncle Clyde Tombaugh really discovered Pluto if you hadn't heard, hosted a ping pong tournament for Kershaw's nonprofit foundation on Thursday. Kershaw and his celebrity partner, Matthew Perry, won, but that's not nearly as intere…
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  • Leftover notes from Rams-Ravens

    ESPN.com Aug 30, 2013
    A few, quick leftover observations from the Rams' 24-21 win against Baltimore in Thursday night's preseason finale: • Rams coach Jeff Fisher was thoroughly disgusted by the continued mistakes of his team in the first half against the Ravens. They finish…
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  • Bernie Bytes: NFL wins big in concussion settlement

    stltoday.com Aug 30, 2013
    The $765 million settlement is a cheap and wise investment for the image-conscious NFL.
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  • Rams' rookie review: Stacy gets long look

    ESPN.com Aug 30, 2013
    As the bulk of their starters sat out Thursday night's preseason finale against Baltimore, it was a busy night for many of the Rams rookies. Here's a look at how much the each member of the draft class played, and how they fared in their opportunities. …
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  • Kobe Bryant jumps off 40-foot high dive into pool in debut Vine (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 30, 2013
    As recently as last August, Kobe Bryant remained resistant to the draw of Twitter and Instagram for social networking and marketing purposes, preferring to limit his online presence to his very popular and self-maintained Facebook page. The Los Angeles …
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  • Morning Ram-blings: A parade of penalties

    ESPN.com Aug 30, 2013
    A deluge of yellow flags has rained down upon the St. Louis Rams during this preseason, reaching its crescendo in Thursday night's game against Baltimore. All told, the Rams were penalized 17 times for 123 yards against the Ravens, a somewhat astonishin…
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  • Kemp gets five at-bats as DH in first rehab game

    MLB.com Aug 30, 2013
    Matt Kemp took the next step toward returning to the Dodgers on Thursday night, getting five at-bats in his first Minor League rehab game with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
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  • Daniels hopes to make Rams' roster at safety

    stltoday.com Aug 30, 2013
    Matt Daniels did what he had to do Thursday night. But will it be enough?
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  • Sloppy finale but a victory

    stltoday.com Aug 30, 2013
    Rams 24, Ravens 21 • Turnovers, penalties as most starters sit out.
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  • STRAUSS: Will the last Ram to exit Dome please pick up the flag?

    stltoday.com Aug 30, 2013
    Exhibition finale offers too little Bradford, too much sloppiness -- and all at regular-season prices.
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  • BURW headline here: The little kids were just a few feet away, scooti…

    stltoday.com Aug 30, 2013
    The little kids were just a few feet away, scooting and scampering across the artificial turf in the Edward Jones Dome in their oversized equipment and undersized bodies. They chanted and whoo…
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  • The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are Mashing

    grantland.com Aug 30, 2013
    The reasons for the Dodgers' success are many. We've covered Hanley Ramirez's gigantic bounceback season, the rise of Yasiel Puig, and even the lesser...
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  • Video - Lamar Odom's Downward Spiral 07:12

    Lamar Odom's Downward Spiral

    Aug 30
    Bomani Jones stops by to discuss Lamar Odom and NBA drug testing. He also reveals how Kobe relates to why Allen Iverson is more heralded than Tracy McGrady.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant's High-Dive Leap 00:30

    Kobe Bryant's High-Dive Leap

    Aug 30
    Kobe Bryant posted a video on Vine that shows him jumping off a high dive into a pool.
  • Video - Gonzalez, Dodgers Crush Padres 00:32

    Gonzalez, Dodgers Crush Padres

    Aug 30
    Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs and drove in four runs to power the Dodgers to a 9-2 win over the Padres.
  • Video - Angels Blank Brewers 00:32

    Angels Blank Brewers

    Aug 30
    Grant Green's three-run double helped the Angels top the Brewers 5-0.