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Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth in ’15

Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully speaks to the media prior to a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer said Tuesday that he will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcast booth next year.

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Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, bottom, safely takes third base after hitting a triple as Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn’t enough to keep Atlanta’s winning streak going.

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Kemp’s 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4

Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp watches the flight of his second two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp is making a case for himself, regardless of where he’s playing the rest of the season.

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Mercury cruise past Sparks for 16th straight win

PHOENIX (AP) — Facing a short-handed Los Angeles Sparks team playing for the second straight night, the Phoenix Mercury needed a half to get going before cruising to their 16th straight win.

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Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

Former Los Angeles Lakers players from left, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott, Earvin "Magic" Johnson with general manager Mitch Kupchak pose during a news conference to introduce Scott as the new Lakers head coach in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  Scott is the former head coach for New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland, reaching two NBA Finals with the Nets. He was the NBA's coach of the year in 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

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