Los Angeles Teams

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell is a big fan of new Lakers head coach Luke Walton, to say the least. "He's one of the best people I know, as far as off the court," Russell said Wednesday. "We communicate on and off the court as much as possible. I feel like I can call him anytime. He's not a head coach that will sit back and watch other coaches and colleagues train other players. He's always involved. He'll get out there and play with you if he wants. It's just great, man, having a young coach like him in the building." Walton replaced Byron Scott, who was let go this summer after coaching the Lakers for two seasons.

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Little more respect for Barron, please?

Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders identifies Mark Barron as the NFL's most underrated defensive player. This for a linebacker who struggled to play strong safety early in his career with the Buccaneers. Most overrated and underrated teams, players (Insider)

Here's why week 1 matters (1:32)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Utley's leadoff HR in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader is the Dodgers' first RBI hit since the third inning Saturday.

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Walsh Jennings to boycott event over new rules

Kerri Walsh Jennings says she is boycotting an event on the AVP beach volleyball tour this weekend in Chicago because of two rule experiments that weren't "meaningfully" discussed with players.

Lineup: Dodgers (73-59) at Rockies (64-68)

  • 1. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 6. Josh Reddick, RF (L)
  • 7. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 8. Andrew Toles, LF (L)
  • 9. Bud Norris, LHP (R)
  • Daily lineups

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban says Alabama is eager to face USC: "I'm sure the guys have had their fill of practicing against each other."

Why did the Dodgers hold onto Puig? (1:23)
Cardullo comes off the bench to hit first MLB home run (0:26)

Lineup: Angels (58-74) vs. Reds (55-76)

  • 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, DH (L)
  • 3. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 4. Jefry Marte, 3B (R)
  • 5. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 6. Gregorio Petit, LF (R)
  • 7. Rafael Ortega, CF (L)
  • 8. Kaleb Cowart, 2B (S)
  • 9. Nick Buss, RF (L)
  • SP: Ricky Nolasco, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Rich Hill is not injured, but the area of his finger blister was tender after warming up Tuesday. Dodgers playing it cautious.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Luis Avilan will be the Dodgers' 26th player for the second game of the doubleheader at Colorado.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rich Hill will not pitch in Game 2 for the Dodgers. Bud Norris likely to start.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers have not had an RBI hit since Saturday.

Trojans vs. Tide is a 'strength on strength' matchup (1:27)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockies 7, Dodgers 0, Final, Game 1. The Dodgers have just one run in two games at Colorado in this series.

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Urías tendrá una nueva oportunidad con Dodgers

El joven sinaloense ha ganado los últimos cuatro juegos en los que ha aparecido. Leer

Breaking down the Aggies' matchup vs. the Bruins (2:22)