Los Angeles Teams

Lineup: Angels (52-73) vs. Blue Jays (71-54)

  • 1. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 2. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 3. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 4. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Nick Buss, LF (L)
  • 7. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 8. Kaleb Cowart, 3B (S)
  • 9. Cliff Pennington, 2B (S)
  • SP: Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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For best pure passer, the Herbie goes to ...

Kirk Herbstreit names Washington State's Luke Falk, Miami's Brad Kaaya, Southern Miss' Nick Mullens, UCLA's Josh Rosen and Cal's Davis Webb as nominees for the nation's best "pure passers." 2016 Herbies

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Kobe Bryant Day inspires ESPN anchors (0:49)
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Which of Kobe's numbers should Lakers retire? (1:08)
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Defensive stars who could be MVPs of their teams (0:59)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Happy Kobe Bryant Day from LA City Hall.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Council member says the lasting lesson from Kobe is "Keep shooting." #KobeDay

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant and his daughters listen to the accolades on #KobeDay

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant watches highlights from his final game shown at LA city council.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

"M-V-P" chant broke out in council chambers. That has to be a first. #KobeDay

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Kobe receives warm City Hall welcome (0:30)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, wearing a purple tie, on hand for City Council proceedings on #KobeDay

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Good news, bad news for Luke's Lakers

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Los Angeles winning more games this season under new head coach Luke Walton. Alas, that won't be enough to avoid the NBA's overall regular-season basement. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Before the Kobe ceremony it's time for the always entertaining public comment portion of the show here in council chambers.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Politicians are ready to get their autograph on when Kobe gets here.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Happy Kobe Bryant Day from LA City Hall.

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Dodgers benefiting from balanced offensive attack (0:54)
ESPN Stats & Info

Dark-horse Heisman hopefuls

Five potential Heisman sleepers are given 20-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy, per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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What led to the Lakers’ decline?

The First Take crew look back at Dr. Jerry Buss' passing and analyze whether they blame Jim Buss taking over basketball operations or Kobe Bryant's contract extension that caused the Lakers to eventually fall apart.