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Rams notes: Kenny Britt gets into a rhythm with Case Keenum

latimes.com — Tavon Austin is regarded as the Rams' No. 1 receiver, but Kenny Britt was Case Keenum's top target on Sunday in the Rams' 9-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum. Britt caught six passes for 94 yards. "We have that rhythm," Britt said of his connection with Keenum.

Rams cornerback Troy Hill is tested in win over Seahawks

latimes.com — From the moment Rams cornerback Troy Hill stepped on the Coliseum field early in the second quarter on Sunday, he could sense Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looking his way. Hill, an undrafted free agent from Oregon who replaced the struggling Coty Sensabaugh on the right side, played...

Garrett Richards throws off a mound, providing a ray of light in Angels' gloomy season

latimes.com — Amid the rubble of a brutal 2016 season rose a sign of hope for the Angels on Saturday. It came three hours before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, when Garrett Richards, who four months ago was "dead set" on having elbow ligament-replacement surgery that could have sidelined him for 2017, threw off a mound for the first time since injuring his elbow on May 1.

Andrelton Simmons empowered by knowledge even as the Angels lose to the Blue Jays, 5-0

latimes.com — Andrelton Simmons' average fell to .204 on June 22, which is about the time the Angels shortstop received a surprise text message from General Manager Billy Eppler, who sent a batch of statistics showing the type and location of pitches Simmons drives with authority and the ones he struggles to square up.

Pujols will play until the very end | The Herald

heraldonline.com — ANAHEIM, Calif.-Albert Pujols, slowed for weeks by plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the same condition (but in the left foot) that ended his 2013 season in July, was asked if there was any chance he would shut himself down before the end of the season.

Pujols will play until the very end | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

ledger-enquirer.com — ANAHEIM, Calif.-Albert Pujols, slowed for weeks by plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the same condition (but in the left foot) that ended his 2013 season in July, was asked if there was any chance he would shut himself down before the end of the season.

Tyler Skaggs might pitch in Arizona Instructional League during off-season

latimes.com — Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs , shut down this week because of a mild flexor-pronator strain in his elbow, would like to pitch again this season "to show them I'm healthy going into the off-season and to get to the 100-inning mark," he said.

Rams on Monday's 28-0 loss: 'It’s frustrating because that’s not us'

latimes.com — As badly as the Rams played Monday night, they were still within striking distance of San Francisco, trailing by 14 points late in the third quarter, when Tavon Austin returned a punt 28 yards to the 49ers 38-yard line. Five plays later, from the San Francisco 26 - the deepest penetration of the...

Kenny Britt, Robert Quinn join protest during national anthem | The Herald

heraldonline.com — SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt and defensive end Robert Quinn held their right fists in the air during the national anthem Monday night, in apparent solidarity with San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt along with teammate Eric Reid on the 49ers sideline.

Colin Kaepernick booed when taking the field

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Sep 24, 2016

RT @415dc: #Angels radio pre-game @ 3p PT - Reporter's RoundTable w/ @JeffFletcherOCR @MikeDiGiovanna. End of season report cards for Halos.

Sep 24, 2016

RT @BillShaikin: Mike Trout: "I try to be the best player in the league every year." Is that enough for MVP? No shame iff it isn't. https://t.co/Rfn5PpAqXe

Sep 24, 2016

RT @michaelwhitley: Vin Scully has been the voice of a team and of a city. He deserves a special section. You can get a copy in the Sunday…

Sep 23, 2016

RT @BNightengale: The #Mariners have hired Justin Hollander away from the #Angels to become their #Mariners director of baseball operations.

Sep 23, 2016

RT @LATimesklein: Rams RB Todd Gurley on his view from backfield, looking at loaded box by defense: "I’m like, 'There’s 12 people on the field!"

Sep 23, 2016

RT @LATimesklein: Rams' Mark Barron has 'a little added motivation' in facing Tampa Bay, his old team  http://fw.to/g42LQWd 

Sep 23, 2016

RT @BillShaikin: Mariners announce Steve Clevenger has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season.

Sep 22, 2016

RT @LATimesfarmer: Success of young NFL quarterbacks ratchets up pressure on Rams to play Jared Goff  http://fw.to/EYFVlyW 


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