Los Angeles Teams

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LaVar Ball should 'let his kids write their own story' (3:00)
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Craig Custance
NHL 

What kind of value did each team get from the major trades ahead of the NHL trade deadline? We grade each trade here, including the Kevin Shattenkirk, Ben Bishop and Martin Hanzal deals. Grading all the big NHL trades

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Capital One Cup Impact Performance Winner (0:24)
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Granlund splits defenders and scores great OT winner for Wild (0:55)
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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic with a huge shout out for Elgin Baylor. "before Michael, he was Michael. He doesn't get enough credit."

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Wanna see Magic Johnson work a room? This is impressive

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic is literally going around the audience calling on people now. Says to one fan no player from Today cold fit in the 80s. Kobe, maybe. Shaq.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss says the timing of hiring Magic last week was because there really is no offseason in the NBA anymore. When she knew what she wanted to do, there was no time to waste.

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The Chargers have franchised Melvin Ingram, the first time they've franchised a player since Vincent Jackson in 2011. Ingram has 18.5 sacks over the last 2 seasons, most on the Chargers.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Los Angeles Chargers officially placed the franchise tag on edge rusher Melvin Ingram, ensuring that they keep him paired with second-year pro Joey Bosa to form one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL. The last time the Chargers used the franchise tag was 2011 on WR Vincent Jackson.

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Jemele doesn't see harm in Lonzo's father voicing opinion (1:28)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Kazmir will be the Dodgers' likely starter on Wednesday at Scottsdale against the Giants, manager Dave Roberts said. Hyun-Jin Ryu was a candidate to pitch that day, but he will face hitters in camp instead.

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Trout's autograph makes this kid's day (0:17)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing finalized yet, but a source says the Rams will "most likely" franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano reported the same. That would mean Johnson gets paid about $16.7M in 2017, an exorbitant amount of money for someone who was, for the most part, average in his first year as the primary corner. It would take up nearly half of the Rams' salary cap space, with SS TJ McDonald also a free agent and a desperate need at receiver. It speaks to the Rams' urgency to preserve depth in their secondary, which has eroded very quickly.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

This means both Jose Calderon and Andrew Bogut today completed their buyouts with the Lakers and Sixers, respectively, league sources say

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda did not necessarily dominate for the Dodgers on Monday, but as far as first spring outings go, he'll take it. (Will Ireton with the translation.)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda completed his first outing of the spring for the Dodgers giving up a run on two hits in two innings, with two walks and a strikeout. Maeda was tagged for a home run by the Rockies' Jordan Patterson.