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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani is a pretty big fan of Bryce Harper, who is in town to play the crosstown Dodgers this weekend. Ohtani, through his interpreter: "It's hard to say exactly how much I try to model his swing. But he's a lefty just like me; he's a great hitter with a great approach, so I try to take all the good parts."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani: "Generally I handle changeups pretty decently, but today they threw a lot, and it was kind of different from how the other pitchers were pitching against me."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani said through his interpreter that his blister is "healing pretty well" and will throw his between-starts bullpen when he normally does, two days before his scheduled start. No word on when that start will come, but probably in Houston early next week.

Red Sox win seventh straight, sweep Angels (0:57)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani, fooled by left-handed changeups in earlier at-bats, was really late on a 98-mph fastball from right-hander Joe Kelly and strikes out for the third time tonight. He's 0-for-4, but is still batting .324.

Simmons acrobatic dive leads to sweet double play (0:32)
Benintendi extends lead with long ball (0:27)
Mookie continues to impress with leadoff HR (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrelton Simmons shows, once again, why nobody does it better. Dives to his left and glove-flips to second to start an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play. Great turn by Ian Kinsler to get Eduardo Nunez, who is not slow.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani hit a sharp groundout in his first at-bat and struck out swinging on an inside-corner changeup his next time up. He's now 11-for-32 on the year. He carried a pretty high strikeout rate in Japan.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox in Anaheim: 10 home runs before the first out of the 19th inning.

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Ex-USC assistant McNair's trial to begin Friday

Former USC assistant coach Todd McNair's defamation trial, which is related to the NCAA's extra-benefits investigation into former Trojans star Reggie Bush, will begin with opening statements Friday afternoon in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

MLS celebrates Earth Day with recycled kits (1:37)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Los Angeles Rams regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 10) at Oakland Raiders, 7:20 pm PT (Monday Night Football); WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) vs Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 pm; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) vs Los Angeles Chargers, 1:05 pm; WEEK 4 (Sept. 27) vs Minnesota Vikings, 5:20 pm (Thursday Night Football); WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) at Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 pm; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) at Denver Broncos, 1:05 pm; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) at San Francisco 49ers, 5:20 pm (Sunday Night Football); WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) vs Green Bay Packers, 1:25 pm; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at New Orleans Saints, 1:25 pm; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) vs Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 pm; WEEK 11 (Nov. 19) vs Kansas City Chiefs, 5:15 pm (Monday Night Football); WEEK 12: bye; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at Detroit Lions, 10 am; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) at Chicago Bears, 10 am; WEEK 15 (Dec. 16) vs Philadelphia Eagles, 5:20 pm (Sunday Night Football); WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) at Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 pm; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) vs San Francisco 49ers, 1:25 pm.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Los Angeles Chargers regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) vs. Tennessee Titans, 9:30 a.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Oct 28) BYE; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 12 (Nov. 25) vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) Cincinnati Bengals, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Dec. 13) at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels manager Mike Scioscia, on moving Shohei Ohtani up to sixth: "I just think, where our lineup is right now, just looking at some of the groupings, it's a good spot for Shohei."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani getting ready to take his round of BP. Teammates were instantly impressed with the way the ball jumps off his bat. Some say they've never seen anything like it.