Los Angeles Teams

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Vander Blue is back with the Lakers, who signed the guard to a two-way contract. Blue and Alex Caruso are the Lakers' pair of two-way players.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' setup from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. They're practicing here on Wednesday and Thursday, then flying to London.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Me comuniqué con Willson Contreras y me dijo que se siente bien y no está sufriendo de inflamación después de haber recibido un pelotazo en el antebrazo ayer. Contreras me dijo que creía que estaría en la alineación titular de los Cachorros para el partido de eliminación de esta noche contra los Dodgers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Spoke to Willson Contreras and he told me he woke up feeling fine, with no swelling, after being hit in the forearm during the game last night. Contreras told me he hopes to be in the starting lineup today.

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Conversation with Doc Rivers

Doc Rivers joins Kevin Arnovitz to discuss the departure of Chris Paul, the disintegration of last season's Clippers culture, when players should (and should not) protest and why do coaches get free suits?

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Shelburne on NBA's opening night

Who will be the Lakers' starting five be come opening night? Plus, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne talks about Gordon Hayward's ghastly injury, Draymond Green's status and Chris Paul's poor performance.

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Ranking the NHL's most indispensable players

Superstars like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin would be tough to lose, but their teams are good enough they could survive a stretch without them. Losing these indispensable players would put their clubs into a tailspin.

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Battles in Happy Valley, South Bend headline Week 8 (1:00)
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BBTN: Bullpen Killing Cubs, Youth Saving Yanks

Buster Olney talks to Tim Kurkjian about the Cubs' bullpen woes, youth saving the Yankees and more (1:25). Plus, "Inside Heat" on the NLCS from Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper (26:42) and on the ALCS from Jake Kaplan of The Houston Chronicle (37:36).

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Jonah Keri on Dodgers' run

CBSSports.com MLB Analyst Jonah Keri talks about the Dodgers' run thus far, explains how baseball is a game of streaks and previews tonight's match up between Arrieta and Wood.

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Herbstreit: Loser of USC-ND out of playoff (1:49)
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Doppelgangers, kicks and role models: A Q&A with NBA rookies and sophs (4:01)
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History says be cautious of Dodgers' hot start

The Dodgers are the sixth team to start the postseason 6-0 or better. Only two of those six teams won the World Series: the 1976 Reds and 1970 Orioles. Since then, three other teams have done it, and each lost in the World Series.