Los Angeles Teams

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

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.

Windhorst expects 'phenomenal year' from LeBron (1:10)

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."

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."

Stephen A.: Lakers will make Western Conference finals (1:30)
Magic: Lonzo ready for 'breakout season' (1:38)
Arcia first to catch, pitch and homer in same game (0:49)
Young: 'Rams are the best team in football' (0:31)

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.

Magic: LeBron schooling Kuzma is growth for the team (0:48)