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LA pro-sports team rivalries heat up over pursuit of best players




Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging to end the interleague game as catcher Bobby Wilson #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gloves the ball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 24, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 5-3.
Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging to end the interleague game as catcher Bobby Wilson #46 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gloves the ball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 24, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 5-3.
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When you think of an L.A. sports rivalry, the conversation usually begins and ends with the Bruins and Trojans.

That is changing as the city's two established sports powers, the Lakers and Dodgers, are being challenged on and off the field by the Clippers and Angels.

While the Lakers and Dodgers have combined to give L.A. 16 championships, sports is a "What have you done for me lately" kind of business. Right now its the Clippers and Angels that are stealing the L.A. headlines.