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Vlasic gets tripped and still scores OT winner (0:27)
Martinez wins it in OT for Kings (0:21)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

In a Facebook Live video hosted by the Wall Street Journal, retired Lakers icon Kobe Bryant spoke about his NBA career, becoming a venture capitalist, his impressions of Silicon Valley and more. Since the 2016-17 NBA season opened Tuesday, Bryant was asked if he'll check the scores. "I have no championship on the line," Bryant said. "I have absolutely no reason to check the scores."

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Ralek, son of jiu-jitsu great Gracie, joins Bellator

Ralek Gracie, of the famed Gracie jiu-jitsu family, has signed a contract to compete in Bellator MMA, with his middleweight debut currently targeted for Jan. 21 in Inglewood, California.

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David Fletcher homers in AFL action

The 22-year-old Angels prospect went 2-for-5 with a home run for the Scottsdale Scorpions in Tuesday's Arizona Fall League action. Fletcher batted leadoff and played shortstop. Box score

Preview: Lakers first game without Kobe Bryant (2:26)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The cover of the Lakers' 2016-17 media guide showcases the team's youth movement:

McGrady sees a lot of Kobe in Kyrie (1:06)
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Rams next to last in latest FPI

It's not all bad for the Rams, who rank 30th in offensive efficiency after Case Keenum's four-pick performance in London. L.A. does rank in the top 10 on special teams. Full FPI rankings

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Don't scoff at lack of Jared Goff

The Rams' offensive problems are everywhere -- on the perimeter, in the backfield and in the trenches. They actually might be doing the No. 1 overall pick a favor by keeping him out, Dan Graziano writes. What We Learned: Week 7

Most unforgettable injury comebacks (1:00)
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Rams slip again in Power Rankings

Case Keenum & Co. continue to struggle, just as many expected they would after a surprising 3-1 start. Only five teams are lower on our list this week. Power Rankings

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Rams sure could use an upgrade at QB

Since the start of the 2014 season, no team has posted a lower QBR than the Rams, who have started four signal-callers during that span. Perhaps it's time for Jared Goff to get a shot.


Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Diamond Stone working on his midrange game with Clippers player development coach John Welsh.