Los Angeles Teams


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Anyone who knows rookie Rams receiver Cooper Kupp will tell you that his work ethic is unmatched. He was asked where that came from ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams rookie TE Gerald Everett, on him and Tyler Higbee: "I feel like we complement each other well. ... We can be better than the Redskins tight ends."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams rookie safety John Johnson has arrived. He split his time at free safety and strong safety during the offseason program and says he's comfortable at both. On defensive coordinator Wade Phillips: "He's the man, and he knows he's the man."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have traded QB Cardale Jones to the Chargers for a conditional draft pick, the team announced. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that it is a seventh-round pick. The trade is not a surprise after Jones, the Bills' fourth-round pick in 2016 and former national champion at Ohio State, had limited reps this spring. The Bills enter training camp with veteran T.J. Yates as their No. 2 quarterback and 2017 fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman as their developmental No. 3 quarterback.

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4hKevin Pelton

Top 2018 free agents: DeAndre Jordan

It's barely been two years since Jordan's free-agency flirtation with the Mavericks, but he can hit free agency next offseason by opting out of his deal.

Will Lakers make playoffs next season? (1:42)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen are friendly, and Darnold hopes to meet up with Rosen sometime before the season.


What Kyrie's exit means for the Lakers

Kyrie wants out, but how does this affect the Los Angeles Lakers? Plus, do Kyrie and LeBron have real personal issues? How will Clayton Kershaw's injury impact the Los Angeles Dodgers? All this and more on Thompson and Trudell.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC quarterback Sam Darnold on how the team addresses being a national title contender this season.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton on how quarterback Sam Darnold is handling the preseason hype, including being projected as the top pick in the 2018 NFL draft.


Steve Wyche on all things NFL

Are the Raiders on the verge of a deep playoff run? Plus, Steve Wyche of the NFL Network joins The Morning Show to talk about the outlook for the Rams and Chargers, the Cowboys' Whitehead debacle and Kaepernick's situation.

Stats & Info

Safe to book Astros-Dodgers World Series?

The Dodgers were 69-31 in their first 100 games this season, and the Astros are 67-33. This is the eighth time in the modern era that two teams won at least 67 of their first 100 decisions. In four of the previous five eligible instances, the two teams met in the World Series; 1954 and 1909 featured two teams that played in the same league.


BBTN: Trade Market Watch, Red Sox Leadership, Hosmer

Before a conversation with Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick go rapid-fire on the trade market. Plus, Tim Kurkjian on David Price, the asking price for Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray, the Dodgers' deadline strategy and more. Also, "Gone Fishin'" with ESPN's John Fisher.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, USC is the media's preseason favorite to win the Pac-12. Both the Trojans and Washington are heavy favorites to win their divisions with USC holding a 28-to-22 voting edge over the Huskies in the conference title game.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC picked to win the Pac-12 in preseason media poll. Defending league champ Washington picked to win the North Division and, like USC, is the overwhelming favorite in its division. Stanford, Washington State, Oregon, Utah and UCLA each received one first-place vote in their respective divisions.


Injuries and breakthroughs in sports

Will the latest CTE report impact the future of the NFL? Plus, ESPN's Louis Reddick discusses Kershaw's injury, Kaepernick's situation and explains whether or not marijuana may be used as medicinal treatment within the league.

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13hJeff Borzello

The next chapter in the summer of the Ball family

One Ball (Lonzo) already dominated Las Vegas this summer. Now it's LaMelo's turn, as the Big Ballers AAU team enters a week of action in the desert. Oh, and LaVar will be there, too. If that's not enough of a reason to pay attention, here are a few more.