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Sports Roundup: Freeway Series, LA Kings, Rutgers woes and more

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Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his two hit complete game shutout of the Los Angeles Angels with A.J. Ellis #17 at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images

Time to run through sports with our pair of aces Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times. 

Last night, the Dodgers beat the Angels for the second straight night, and the Freeway Series continues tonight. At the Staples Center, the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to advance to the Western Conference finals. They'll play the winner of tonight's game between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. 

The Kings are four wins away from heading back to Stanley Cup finals and chance to go back to back. In many other NHL cities, these guys would be super stars, but A says the average L.A. sports fan probably wouldn't be able to recognize goaltender Jonathon Quick or Kings captain Dustin Brown if they were standing in front of them. Why is that?

Rutgers University is having a rough few months. Former basketball coach Mike Rice fired for being abusive, and his replacement Eddie Jordan was believed to be a Rutgers alum, but never actually graduated. Newly hired athletic director Julie Hermann is accused of being abusive when she coached volleyball at Tennessee. 

In the NBA playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs are in the NBA Finals waiting to play the winner of the Indiana Pacers/Miami Heat series, which tied at two games apiece. 

The Spurs have been accused of being boring, even though all they ever seem to do is win. Why is tough for them to get respect?

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