Los Angeles Teams

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No intro necessary for Lopez, Nance Jr. (1:04)
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Angels walk-off on strikeout, error (0:38)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Wild ending in Anaheim as the Angels blow a lead in the top of the ninth and then win as the winning run scores on a strikeout. Yasmani Grandal, who hit the game-tying homer, threw wild to first base on a ball that got away from him, allowing Ben Revere to score from second. You can't predict baseball!

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Puig has no time for beach ball (0:26)
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CP3's top lobs for the Clippers (1:21)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

If Mike Trout doesn't make it back before the All-Star Game, maybe Andelton Simmons makes it on to the team to rep the Angels. He just hit a two-run homer, his eighth of the season, and with a solid .282/.334/.422 line and excellent defense, he has a good All-Star case.

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Lakers GM dispels talk of rebuilding year

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced new center Brook Lopez at a Wednesday news conference in which GM Rob Pelinka tried to dispel the notion that this represents a rebuilding year for the franchise.

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What it's like to face Kershaw (0:44)
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13hBrett Okamoto

UFC 214 gets third title fight in Woodley-Maia

UFC 214 will now feature three championship fights with the announcement that welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will defend his belt against Demian Maia at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on July 29.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had their eye on Patrick Beverley for quite some time now -- the current front office group under assistant general manager Koby Altman has as much esteem for the defensive pest as the Cavs' FO did under former GM David Griffin -- but a source familiar with Cleveland's thinking told ESPN the Cavs don't believe Beverley is available, even if they had the right package to offer to the Los Angeles Clippers for him. LAC likes Beverley and wants to keep him after the Chris Paul trade with Houston.

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Smith confident CP3, Harden will avoid chemistry issues (1:43)
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Nepotism, failed Melo trade final straws for CP3 (1:50)
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The reason CP3 left the Clippers

Was Doc more concerned about his son's well-being than the team? Michael Eaves explains what solidified CP3's decision & why the Lakers are in a better position to land LeBron.

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Clipper Darrell: Doc has to go

Should the Clippers rebuild from scratch? Plus, Clipper Darrell talks about where the CP3 move ranks among the Clippers' low moments and why Doc Rivers has to go.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lakers center Brook Lopez was asked about being on the wrong end of a show-stopping dunk last season that was authored by his new teammate Larry Nance Jr. Lopez said the dunk should've been named the dunk of the year. "It was impressive," Lopez said. "I think I got a better view of it than anyone." Lopez added that when he joined the Lakers, Nance Jr. introduced himself. "I told him there was no introduction necessary," Lopez said with a smile.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Before the Los Angeles Lakers introduced center Brook Lopez, the team's general manager Rob Pelinka declared, "We don't see next year at all as a rebuilding year. We see it as a Lakers year." The Lakers finished 26-56 last season, the league's third-worst record.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers announced that they'll exercise their team option on guard David Nwaba, who joined the team last season after playing with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Known for his hustle and defense, Nwaba joined the Lakers on a pair of 10-day contracts, then was signed through the rest of the season. The Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo product played in 20 games for the Lakers, averaging 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 19.9 minutes.