Los Angeles Teams

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw is warming up for his bullpen session by throwing in the Dodger Stadium outfield.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA held Day 2 of its Texas A&M prep on Tuesday, but while coach Jim Mora wasn't ready to talking A&M specifics, he made it clear the excitement is growing in anticipation of the Sept. 3 opener. "Going to SEC country in front of 100,000-plus people on a hot Saturday afternoon and show that we're capable of competing and playing in that environment and thriving," he said.

Stats & Info

Can MadBum buck trend vs. Dodgers?

San Francisco lost Madison Bumgarner's first two starts against Los Angeles this season. He'll get another crack with the chance to knot things up in the NL West on Tuesday night.

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Who is the NFL's most agile player?

According to this year's version of Madden, it's a tie among Antonio Brown, Tavon Austin and LeSean McCoy, who all earned 98 ratings in the category. Ultimate Madden 17 preview

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Kazmir to have back and neck looked at

Dodgers doctors are going to examine Scott Kazmir's neck and back after the pitcher reported stiffness there during his last start. “We're going to address it to see what's going on. It's something that I've been dealing with for, honestly, years now. I'm a little stubborn," he said. LA Times

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Remembering 81 on Kobe's 38th

With Kobe Bryant celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, we compare his highest scoring game to that of a man came out of his second NBA retirement at age 38.

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Mike Trout in CF for Team USA?

By the time the Tokyo Olympics are here, Trout will likely be in his ninth season as the best position player in baseball, David Schoenfield writes. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, Trout would surely make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

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Clayton Kershaw pitching for Team USA?

Although he'll be 32 years old when the Tokyo Olympics come around, Kershaw is a good bet to still be one of baseball's best pitchers then. Another Dodger -- SS Corey Seager -- looks like an obvious choice as well. Schoenfield: 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers formally announced Tuesday that they've signed rookie forward Brandon Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Is Seager baseball's best contact hitter?

Corey Seager is still a rookie, but he's proving just how advanced a hitter he is this season. Is the sample size already enough for Keith Law to rank him as the game's best? Best hitting/speed tools in MLB (Insider)

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Is Trout baseball's best contact hitter?

Mike Trout is constantly regarded as the best player in baseball, but does that mean he's the game's top option in terms of making hard contact? Keith Law offers his opinion. Best hitting/speed tools in MLB (Insider)

With 7th pick in 2017 draft, Magic would ...

Chad Ford writes that UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball could be a gamble and at a position where Orlando appears set. But Ball's talent could be too intriguing to pass up. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)