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Los Angeles Sparks celebrate WNBA championship with their trophy and their fans

After snapping a few pictures with his iPhone, Brian Agler turned and pointed up at the big screen behind the stage. 

Hundreds of people were gathered at L.A. Live to celebrate the Sparks’ WNBA championship Monday and Angler, the team’s coach, wanted to remind them all of why they were there.

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What we learned from Ducks' 4-2 win over Canucks in home opener

Some of the pieces are still missing but the ones that are here fit nicely Sunday. After a season-opening five-game trip, the Ducks got a 4-2 win Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks to open an extended stay in California.

Here’s what we learned:

Cam Fowler might be too valuable to lose

Fowler has been the subject of trade rumors since last season, with the Ducks trying to re-sign Hampus Lindholm.

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Lakers cut Yi Jianlian and Anthony Brown; Metta World Peace makes the opening roster

The Lakers waived center Yi Jianlian and small forward Anthony Brown to get down from 17 players to 15 before this afternoon's deadline. 

That means Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson have both made the Lakers opening roster, pending waiver claims. This will mark World Peace's 17th NBA season and the second year in a row he clawed his way onto the Lakers roster.

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What could've been: Cubs President Theo Epstein nearly hired Joe Maddon in Boston after 2003

Chicago Manager Joe Maddon will have a chance to end baseball’s longest championship drought when he leads the Cubs, who haven’t won a title since 1908, into the World Series against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

The former Angels bench coach came very close to having a chance to end baseball’s second-longest championship drought.

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Eli Manning denies yelling 'Trump' to signal audible during game against Rams
What we learned from the Rams' 17-10 loss to the New York Giants

What we learned from the Rams’ 17-10 defeat by the New York Giants:

Case Keenum has developed a propensity for pick-sixes

Let’s start by saying the pass that Giants safety Landon Collins intercepted and returned for a touchdown was a catchable ball that bounced off the hands of receiver Tavon Austin.

It was not a terrible or ill-advised pass.

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