Ivan Maisel, Ryan McGee and Chris Low discuss Week 8's importance on multiple levels (8:54), have a fascinating discussion with ESPN's Dave Wilson (23:25), listen to Brad Edwards talk nerdy (35:13) and much more.
Los Angeles Teams
Forced into action because of injuries, second-year cornerback Trevor Williams has been a pleasant surprise for new San Diego coordinator Gus Bradley.
How exactly did L.A.'s relievers emerge from a late-season decline to become a well-oiled playoff machine? Spoiler alert: It starts with Kenley Jansen.
The Rams' Todd Gurley, who is having an impressive season himself, says this week's opposing running back, Adrian Peterson, is "the best of the best."
Dodgers finally break through
After a nearly three-decade absence, the Dodgers are finally heading to the World Series. Los Angeles snaps the longest streak in MLB history of playoff appearances without making the Fall Classic.
When will Lonzo breakout?
Lonzo Ball had a tough time creating offense in his Lakers debut, and it likely won't get any easier over his next few games. Bledsoe averaged two steals per game last season, Holiday and Lowry ranked among the top four PGs in Defensive Real Plus-Minus last season, Wall is a former All-Defensive team selection and Rubio's 2.1 steals per game ranks among the top 15 ever.
FPI favors Irish over USC
This will be the 89th meeting between the storied franchises and the first time both teams are ranked since 2009. Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush has missed the last two games with a foot injury, but is expect to return on Saturday. Trojans QB Sam Darnold did not throw an interception last week for the first time this season.
UCLA has edge over Oregon
UCLA is slightly favored in the Rose Bowl against Oregon, the 28th-rated team in ESPN's FPI with a 4-3 record. UCLA is favored by the FPI in only two of its final five games after this week.
It's a quiet weekend for five-star visits, but Archie Miller and Indiana welcome two key targets while Zion Williamson visits Duke.
No magic in Lonzo debut
When Lonzo Ball took the floor for his Lakers debut on Thursday night, he likely didn't imagine that Clippers PG Patrick Beverly would spoil it.
Before hearing from Game 5 hero Enrique Hernandez (28:09), Buster Olney talks to Bob Nightengale (:56) and The Fireball Express (12:51) about the Dodgers' October run, how the Astros can extend the ALCS and more.
Buster Olney recaps Thursday's MLB action, including the Dodgers' win over the Cubs to advance to the World Series, Game 6 preparations for the Yankees and Astros and more.
A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago could be available for someone with a few spare millions. The online auction opened Friday and closes at 11 p.m. on Nov. 19.
Rookie Lonzo Ball managed just three points in his first game as a Laker. Take a look at how it all unfolded in a loss to the Clippers.
Party like it's 1988! Enrique Hernandez, Dodgers slam Cubs to seal first World Series trip in 29 years
The utility outfielder hit three homers, including a grand slam, and Clayton Kershaw threw six mesmerizing innings to put L.A. into the Fall Classic.
After four previous trips to the NLCS ended in defeat, the Dodgers' ace is finally going to the World Series, with a little help from his friends.
Dodgers return to hallowed ground of Fall Classic
Los Angeles will be playing in its 19th World Series, but a lot of has happened since the team last played in one 29 years ago (1988). Not only have the Cubs and Red Sox broken their infamous curses, but the Marlins came into existence in 1993 and have won two World Series titles.
Dodgers finally break through to Fall Classic
The World Series has been unfamiliar territory to the Dodgers since their last appearance in 1988. With its series-clinching win against the Cubs on Thursday night, Los Angeles finally broke its streak.
Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.