Los Angeles Teams

Clippers end two-game skid with win over Hawks (1:16)
Jordan blocks Schroder twice (0:18)

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

USC is looking to close strong down the stretch again and landed a huge piece of its recruiting class Monday, while delivering a blow to a conference rival. Following an official visit, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu announced that he flipped his commitment from Washington to USC. Tuipulotu is the nation's No. 8 defensive tackle and No. 109 overall prospect and had been committed to Washington since mid-April. He is the seventh ESPN 300 commitment for USC, which is looking to continue building upon the top class in the Pac-12.

Schroder draws foul on crafty reverse (0:26)
Jordan on the spot for putback jam (0:21)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Dodgers fans may be disappointed Jose De Leon didn't land Brian Dozier to play second, but Logan Forsythe is an underrated player, sixth among second basemen the past two years with 8.4 WAR -- similar to Dozier's 8.9. De Leon replaces Drew Smyly in the Tampa rotation and has top-of-the-rotation potential, but will have to curb home run issues he's had in the upper minors.

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Dodgers trade for Logan Forsythe, who has quietly been one of the best 2nd basemen in baseball over the last 2 seasons, ranking 6th among primary 2B in WAR.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

The Team LA store next to the Staples Center is receiving a continuous supply of merchandise in preparation for the NHL All-Star game in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers landed a second baseman Monday, acquiring Logan Forsythe from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHP Jose De Leon. Forsythe is also expected to lead off for the Dodgers in 2017.

Should Lakers fans go back to being hopeless? (2:39)
Chris Morris

Lunardi's No. 3 seeds change up this week

Butler, Louisville, UCLA and Oregon make up Joe Lunardi's third line in his most recent bracketology. Both Butler and Louisville maintain their footing from last week. But No. 3 is a demotion for UCLA, and a boost for Oregon. Bracketology

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Lakers remain No. 29 in Power Rankings

Not only did the 15-29 Mavericks hand the Lakers their largest defeat in franchise history Sunday, but the 73 points scored by LA were less than Kobe Bryant's 81-point game 11 years ago to the day. Week 14 Power Rankings


Vanderdoes makes top prospect list

Mel Kiper Jr. lists UCLA's Eddie Vanderdoes (DT) as his No. 14 prospect playing in this year's Senior Bowl. Kiper calls Vanderdoes a player with first-round ability, but one who lacks the production of a first-round pick. Senior Bowl top 15 (Insider)