Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk about Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Laker core, Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James and sitcoms.
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Matt Andriese allowed six hits over eight innings, Colby Rasmus drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays salvaged a split of a four-game series with Los Angeles by beating the Angels 4-0 on Thursday.
Lonzo Ball can't be replaced, but Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh both withdrawing from the draft, as well as the addition of incoming recruit Jaylen Hands, has UCLA looking poised for big things again.
The Trojans return every key piece of a team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament last season.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The Hall of Fame announced Thursday it will present the Buck O'Neil lifetime Achievement Award to Rachel Robinson July 29 in Cooperstown ceremonies honoring two pioneering African-American women. Journalist Claire Smith is to receive the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions as a baseball writer. Robinson established and headed the Jackie Robinson Foundation, in memory of her late husband, who broke baseball's color line 70 years ago last month. Hall chairman Jane Forbes Clark said, "Rachel Robinson has worked tirelessly to raise the level of equality not only in baseball, but throughout society."
Starter Hyun-Jin Ryu hasn't pitched since May 18, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is thinking about temporarily moving him to the bullpen.
Thompson and Trudell have a little fun during today's show. Listen as Lonzo Ball, played by Mychal Thompson, makes his request simple and clear to Rob Pelinka, played by Mike Trudell during his pre-draft interview.
What's the possibility CP3 heads to the Spurs? Is GSW vulnerable heading into the Finals? Plus, Thompson & Trudell react to Magic's comments made during The Morning Show & discuss coach Gunner Peterson's role with the Lakers.
Magic Johnson considers Brandon Ingram, who averaged 9.4 points in his rookie season, to be the only untouchable player on the Lakers' roster.
Of course Mike Trout shoulders most of the load for the Angels, but is there another team that's more dependent on one player?
Magic Johnson talks about the Lakers high expectations, which player is untouchable, how they are changing the organizational culture, what they are looking for from potential prospects and why they plan to pass on free agents this season.
With Albert Pujols getting a rest day Thursday, Mike Trout will DH against the Rays, with Cameron Maybin taking over in center and Ben Revere in left field. Danny Espinosa is back in the starting lineup at 2B.
The Chargers could use a complementary back like Branden Oliver. The question is whether he can avoid the injuries that have kept him off the field.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that Lonzo Ball has informed the Celtics he will not work out for them prior to the NBA draft. Appearing on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge said it's not an ideal situation with the Celtics eager to evaluate all top talent while owning the No. 1 pick but noted that the Celtics have drafted players that didn't work out for them in the past.
It's called the Bonds Treatment -- walking a batter intentionally even in the most outlandish situations. Until now, it has applied to only one man. Here's the case for -- and against -- adding the reigning AL MVP to the list.
San Francisco nailed the draft. Arizona re-signed a rising star. Los Angeles overhauled its coaching staff. Seattle avoided a major mistake. Here's how each NFC West team fared in free agency and the draft.
Mike Leake allowed four hits over eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Wednesday night.
After being let go by Chicago last year, Pokey Chatman couldn't have been happier to land in Indiana as the Fever's head coach. On Wednesday, Chatman and her new team overcame a 14-point deficit to down defending champion Los Angeles.