Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who along with partner Ilana Kloss has taken an undisclosed stake in the Dodgers, said she hopes the two "can make a difference that's meaningful and be impactful."
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Lindsey Thiry ESPN
Rams' Friday injury report & Sunday game status: LB Mark Barron (Ankle) did not practice, doubtful for Sunday; DL Michael Brockers (Shoulder) full participant; C John Sullivan (Ankle) full participant; K Greg Zuerlein (Groin) out
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UCLA quarterback Devon Modster, who started UCLA's final two games last season following Josh Rosen's injury, is transferring.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
The Lakers announced their first-ever Pride Night which will be on Oct. 4 when the Kings visit Staples Center. Members and supporters from the LGBTQ community will be in attendance including former NBA referee Violet Palmer, the first openly gay referee in NBA history, and Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay active player in 2013. Collins will be presented with the "Laces of Unity" award.
Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer
Chargers injury report — OUT: DE Joey Bosa (foot), OT Joe Barksdale (knee). QUESTIONABLE: TE Antonio Gates (illness), WR Travis Benjamin (foot) and FB Derek Watt (thumb). All three were limited in practice on Friday.
Lindsey Thiry ESPN
Rams DC Wade Phillips called Chargers QB Phillip Rivers an elite quarterback this week and said that Phillips can't be fooled by a defense. "He's going to know what you're in," Phillips said. "That's where he excels over most quarterbacks and makes him an elite quarterback is when the ball is snapped, he may take some time and change some things and he'll change protections." The Rams have only two QB sacks this season, but the defensive line is hopeful they'll get to Rivers. "Definitely hoping he holds onto the ball," Ndamukong Suh said. "We kind of see that when he likes to get downfield with the ball."
The much-hyped Rams and their cross-town neighbors, the Chargers, meet at the Coliseum. Here's how they stack up.
Lindsey Thiry ESPN
Austin Blythe is expected to remain the starter at RG despite the return of Jamon Brown from a two-game suspension. Through two games, Blythe is graded as the No. 4 guard in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. When asked about the situation, Brown, who is in the final season of his contract, said he would do whatever was asked of him. "Blythe, he played well the first two weeks," Brown said. "I think that he earned and deserved every right to continue keep that up and I'll do what I can as far as stay preparing and stay how I need to."
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Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Boston clinching the AL East, the showdown between the Red Sox & Indians, the AL MVP race & more (1:39). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on what Walker Buehler's rise has meant for the Dodgers (27:51).
Buster breaks down Thursday's slate, including a three touchdown performance from the A's and the Red Sox locking up the AL East.
Rams stars Marcus Peters and Ndamukong Suh love playing against Chargers QB Philip Rivers, who they say has a talent for talking trash.
The QB's epic mind wars against opposing defenders and coaches are the stuff of legend.
With several new players, Magic Johnson said he understands the Lakers might struggle initially, "but eventually we are going to get it, and we are going to be a really good team."
Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said the adjustments point guard Lonzo Ball has made to his shooting form have him "ready to have a breakout season."
William Weinbaum ESPN
Thu.'s announcement that Billie Jean King & her partner Ilana Kloss are joining the Dodgers' ownership group came on the 45th anniv. of King's "Battle of the Sexes" win vs. Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome. Her brother, Randy Moffitt, was a Giants reliever 1972-81 & pitched a year each for Hou. & Tor. King turns 75 in Nov. & Moffitt 70 in Oct.
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The Angels' Francisco Arcia made MLB history in Thursday's 21-3 loss to the Athletics, when he became the first player to catch, pitch and homer in the same game.
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