Bill discusses the major trades as we approach the deadline in the MLB with Fangraphs writer Meg Rowley then discuss the Kahwi and Carmelo trades with 538's Chris Herring.
Los Angeles Teams
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Several opposing executives say the Toronto Raptors remain motivated to shed salary via trade following the Kawhi Leonard deal earlier this week.
- Clippers sign Mbah a Moute for second stint
- Angels give Ohtani OK to resume throwing
- UNC, UCLA, MSU, Texas part of Las Vegas event
- Longtime Lakers reporter Chortkoff dies at 78
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Spoke with SG Josh Green about his recruiting process. He is thinking about UNC, Arizona, Villanova, Kansas, Michigan, and USC. Kentucky is now making a real push. He will look to cut his list right after the July period. Green is one of the more versatile and mature guards in the country. He recently jumped into the top 10 of the ESPN 100.
Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the Indians' deal for Brad Hand, where the Dodgers now belong among MLB's elite and more (5:10). Plus, "Inside Heat" on Cleveland from Tom Hamilton (25:18), on Baltimore from Roch Kubatko (32:35) and Paul Hembekides on just how bad the "have nots" are getting (22:12).
Is your favorite team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish coming out of the All-Star break.
Will L.A. add a second star next to LeBron James after the Kawhi Leonard trade? Kevin Pelton looks at the Lakers' options.
The Dodgers could have eight starting pitchers available for the second half. How will manager Dave Roberts fit all of the puzzle pieces together?
Luc Mbah a Moute, who started 137 games for the Clippers from 2015-17, is back for a second stint in Los Angeles, with league sources telling ESPN he signed a one-year deal worth $4.3 million.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Lakers have signed Jeffrey Carroll, who averaged 4.2 points and shot 48% in nine minutes per game at summer league. Carroll averaged 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds at Oklahoma State last season.
The Angels say Shohei Ohtani's six-week re-evaluation revealed that his ulnar collateral ligament "continues to show improved healing."
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Shohei Ohtani, currently acting as a designated hitter, has been cleared to start throwing again. The Angels announced that his ulnar collateral ligament "continues to show improved healing." He's six weeks removed from his last start.
Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola weigh in on the Carmelo Anthony trade and if he will ultimately end up in LA or Houston, if loyalty should matter in pro sports, Boogie Cousins explanation and much more.
Los Angeles Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman joins Mason and Ireland and talks about the Manny Machado trade and the outlook for future.
North Carolina will take on Texas in one semifinal of the Las Vegas Invitational, and Michigan State will face UCLA in the other.
As the second half begins, we examine what history tells us about division leaders' chances of holding on down the stretch.
Mitch Chortkoff, a columnist and beat writer who covered the Los Angeles Lakers for over 50 years, has died. He was 78.
Now that Manny's gone to Hollywood, what will baseball's top contenders do?
New mural welcomes LeBron to L.A.
New mural welcomes LeBron to L.A.
Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft wrap up the All-Star Game and the HR Derby (4:00), Manny Machado traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (10:00), a look at the weekend slate (17:00) and much more. Plus, they take your #06010MLB questions.
Buster talks to Keith Law (1:29) & Matt Vasgersian (28:57) about the wide impact of the Machado deal, how other clubs will respond, Mike Trout's response to Rob Manfred & more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (25:24).
Did the O's get fair value for a rental? Sure -- but the timing of the deal cost them a chance to net a franchise-altering package for their superstar.
What else could the Spurs have gotten for Kawhi? It's complicated.
Wait, Vlad Jr. isn't No. 1? Find out which other young slugger with a familiar name edges the most famous prospect in the minors atop our list.