Los Angeles Teams
Former San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Leslie O'Neal and legendary coach Don Coryell made the long list on Tuesday.
Aaron Holiday got a scooping layup to drop just before the final buzzer Tuesday night, giving No. 23 UCLA a 72-70 victory over Wisconsin in the third-place game of the Hall of Fame Classic.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
USC is again at No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Trojans still have the Pac-12 championship to play, but there remains very little hope they can somehow vault into the top-four by season's end.
Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer
Chargers injury report: LIMITED -- T Joe Barksdale (foot), WR Travis Benjamin (abdomen), DT Corey Liuget (toe), T Russell Okung (knee), LB James Onwualu (quad), C Spencer Pulley (knee), WR Mike Williams (knee). FULL-- DE Chris McCain (quad), LB Hayes Pullard (neck), TE Sean McGrath (finger), K Nick Novak (full).
"They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son," LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report in discussing the Lakers' approach to coaching his son. Lonzo Ball has two triple-doubles but has generally struggled with his shot through 17 games as a pro.
Josh Paul has been named the Angels' bench coach, replacing Dino Ebel, who will return to his previous job as Los Angeles' third base coach.
Despite rolling to a victory this week, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.
Rams still in good position despite loss
L.A.'s playoff odds dropped 10 percentage points this week, but they remain the fourth-highest in the NFC. Meanwhile, the Rams' chances of winning the NFC West actually went up slightly thanks to the Seahawks' loss.
Chargers sneaking back into playoff mix
Left for dead after an 0-4 start, the Bolts' playoff odds are now the highest they've been since the season started, by FPI's measure. They sit seventh among AFC teams, though the Titans (74.3 percent) and Ravens (72.7) have major edges in the wild-card race.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
The Rams have waived TE Johnny Mundt, which probably means Derek Carrier is ready to return as the team's third tight end. Mundt can return to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
In Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, San Diego has a tandem that poses a major threat to Dallas, which has struggled to protect the quarterback.
Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about the Wolves' defense, the Thunder's struggles, the Clippers' collapse, and strange starts across the Western Conference.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Larry Nance Jr. (hand) is getting closer to a return. He had a dental procedure that will prevent him from getting work with the G-League team this week but the Lakers were going to wait through a break this Thanksgiving weekend to give Nance Jr. more time. A return is likely for next week.
Even if every Power 5 conference produced a two-loss champ, the Pac-12 would probably still be the odd man out. That said, it's all about avoiding disaster next year.
Rams coach Sean McVay has observed Sean Payton's playcalling from afar and would like to develop the feel and skill the Saints' coach has.
When the Rams traded for Sammy Watkins, they envisioned better numbers. Robert Woods' injury gives Watkins an opportunity to prove himself a No. 1 WR.
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen says he will forever be indebted to fired coach Jim Mora.