Los Angeles Teams

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Jazz hand Lakers third loss in a row (1:48)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

‪Lakers head coach (and ex-GSW assistant) Luke Walton on Klay Thompson scoring 60 on 33 shots in 29 minutes: "That's like a video game."‬

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Gobert blocks two shots on the same possession (0:18)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers center Tarik Black left the game with a sprained right ankle. He will not return, the Lakers say.

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Black steals and slams for Lakers (0:16)
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Lakers leave lane wide open for Rodney Hood (0:18)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers are "aggressively" checking out alternatives at third base in case free agent Justin Turner goes elsewhere, an MLB source said. Turner is still the team's No. 1 option, but the Dodgers are being careful to protect themselves in case things fail to work out. Luis Valbuena is the second best 3B option on the free agent market this winter, while Todd Frazier and Yangervis Solarte are among the top trade options at the position.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is ill and may not coach Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Jazz say. If Snyder is sidelined, Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov will coach the Jazz.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers head coach Luke Walton said point guard D'Angelo Russell will be re-evaluated Tuesday. Russell has missed nine games with soreness in his left knee and received a platelet-rich plasma injection almost two weeks ago to help heal it.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some numbers Jeff Fisher alluded to on Monday ... Over the last four weeks, Rams are converting 21.2 percent of third downs (last in the NFL), have 27:58 time of possession (30th) and are averaging 83 rushing yards per game (27th). Their defense is allowing an average of 144.8 rushing yards, second highest in the NFL. "Those things (the rushing yards) have to flip as we move forward. We want to see those things just completely reverse themselves."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said his players were "really, really excited" when news leaked about his extension. He got a text from Dick Varmeil. "Great text from Dick. He absolutely loves Stan, and he said, 'Congratulations.'"

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw said his offseason workout program might change slightly but only as a nod to his advancing career, not because of this past season's back injury. "Everything has been good so far and I have been working out for a while," the 28-year-old Kershaw said. "So far so good."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, on being one loss away from tying an NFL record for head coaches: "I don't look at that. I've had a few wins in my career, as well. And I've also been able to be very, very fortunate and have a long career. You can look at it as glass half full or half empty. I look at it as half full. I'm just honored that I still have an opportunity to coach in this game."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Fisher was asked about the state of the Rams: "This team is very, very close. Very, very close. We need some more offensive production. We hope that in the very near future that's going to be satisfied by Jared, because we feel obviously there's need."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Twins 2B Brian Dozier on trade rumors, like those connected to the Dodgers: "That is what fuels you to hopefully remain in an organization because you want to be a part of success there, but at the same time I understand it's a business. Obviously the Dodgers have come up and it's one of those things that is exciting. If you don't embrace the opportunity to let all of this soak in and see how teams value you, then you lose out. I think it's pretty cool."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Teammates who were both Heisman finalists in the same year: 2016: Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma 2005: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush*, USC 2004: Adrian Peterson and Jason White, Oklahoma 2004: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, USC 2002: Willis McGahee and Ken Dorsey, Miami 1994: Ki'Jana Carter and Kerry Collins, Penn State Note: The Heisman began inviting finalists to New York in 1982. Before that, only the winners were invited.

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Emotional Rich Hill reflects on 'incredible journey' (1:16)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither Washington QB Jake Browning, nor USC CB Adoree' Jackson were invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony, which means the Pac-12 will not be represented in New York for the first time in three years. Dating back to 2009, the conference has had a player finish second-or-higher every year but two (2012 and 2013).

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Boone would pay 'big price' for McCutchen (0:57)
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Chapman set to earn at least $90 million (1:16)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw said he started his offseason throwing program today and that he feels 100 percent. He said he has had discussions about joining the U.S. team for this spring's WBC but has not made an official decision.