Quarterback might not be in play for the Chargers at No. 17, but they've done their homework for potential signal-callers later in the draft.
Los Angeles Teams
Before a chat with Nats manager Dave Martinez (24:24), Buster and Bob Nightengale react to a jarring K stat, wonder if the Giants should unload core pieces and more (1:39). Plus, a double dose of Sarah Langs, including "The Numbers Game" (26:49).
- Ex-USC coach McNair begins defamation trial
- Giants' Belt sets MLB record with 21-pitch AB
- Ohtani throws; bats cleanup for first time
- Bullpen work to determine Ohtani's next start
Buster recaps Monday's action including Walker Buehler's first start, a big night for Yankee bats, and a pitchers duel in Baltimore.
This was the week of beefs in the NBA. From rivals to teammates to celebrities, shots were taken and shade was thrown.
Los Angeles' young fireballer turned up the heat on the Marlins, reaching 99 mph eight times in his first two innings.
Cody Bellinger drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, prized prospect Walker Buehler tossed five scoreless innings in his first major league start and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Monday night.
Yuli Gurriel was thrown out at third base by catcher Martin Maldonado to end the game after an original safe call was reversed on replay, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 2-0 win over Houston on Monday night that ended the Astros' six-game winning streak.
Former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair's defamation trial against the NCAA began Monday in Los Angeles, with both sides delivering lengthy opening statements.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, who threw a 37-pitch bullpen yesterday to test a blister on his right middle finger, stretched and played catch in the outfield at Minute Maid Park. Ohtani is slated to start vs. the Astros tomorrow in the second of 19 games between the AL West rivals.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Shohei Ohtani meets up with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi at Minute Maid Park.
Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer
In his pre-draft press conference, Chargers GM Tom Telesco addressed an earlier report by Sports Illustrated that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield did not spend as much time on his team's playbook in preparation for a meeting with Chargers' brass because the draft prospect had to prioritize other teams with a higher pick: "I'm probably not prepared to comment on that," Telesco said, smiling. "My plate's pretty full."
Melvin Gordon's improved stats last season have made picking up his fifth year option a part of the Chargers' plan -- once they get through the draft.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
The Rams will host a pre-draft roundtable on Wednesday, 8 pm PT from Otium in Downtown LA. It's invite only. Sean McVay, Les Snead, Jared Goff, Andrew Whitworth and others will be there. Actor Taran Killam will host. On Day 1 on Thursday, when they're without a first-round pick, the Rams will work with four local establishments to support their celebrations of the draft. OL Rodger Saffold will announce the Rams' third-round pick from Dallas on Friday. On Saturday, for Rounds 4-6, Rams picks will be announced from the construction site of their new stadium.
What made this 13-minute movie special was not the time the antagonist hit the ball fair, but the 20 times he didn't.
FiveThirtyEight: The Nationals, Yankees, Dodgers And Cubs Can't Possibly Be This Mediocre ... Right?
The 2018 MLB season may not even be a month old, but it's never too early to start overanalyzing how teams have looked so far.
The Rams know how many snaps their star defensive tackle has played the past several years, but they don't know yet how cautious they'll be with him.
With free agency out of vogue, betting early on young players can pay big dividends.
Philip Rivers says the Chargers' struggles on offense were due to a lack of execution, and one of his priorities is doing the little things better.