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Ball says Lakers are ready to go (0:57)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's kicks today for the first practice of camp.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

There are six rows of speakers hanging from the ceiling of the Lakers new practice facility pumping in rap and plenty of bass as the players get shots up at the end of camp's first practice. Sounds better than a concert in here.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

As of about noon today, USC men's basketball coach Andy Enfield had not met with his players regarding the arrest of assistant coach Tony Bland. The team is supposed to meet at some point today to discuss the matter, it previously wasn't scheduled to gather again until Friday for practice, a school spokesman said.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC assistant basketball coach Tony Bland was placed on immediate administrative leave and the university hired former FBI director Louis J. Freeh to help conduct an internal investigation into allegations that led to Bland's arrest on federal corruption charges.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Louis Martin "Marty" Blazer III, a former Pittsburgh financial adviser, who was accused of swindling $2.35 million from five clients by the Securities and Exchange Commission, was the cooperating witness who helped the FBI in its investigation of the basketball coaches and other defendants, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained by ESPN.

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Darvish getting hot at the right time

Yu Darvish allowed only two hits on Monday and is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA over his last three starts, matching his lowest ERA over any three-start span in his career. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Looking ahead at 2018 free agency

There could be another star-studded group hitting the market next summer. Between the Cavaliers and Thunder alone, five players with a whopping 35 combined All-Star appearances could be unrestricted free agents.

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Trout's bomb leads the way Monday

Mike Trout left no doubt on his 30th homer of the season, which paced the league Monday. Marwin Gonzalez and Joey Gallo were each within three feet, while Jonathan Lucroy and Josh Donaldson rounded out the top five.

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Lynx, Sparks must be more consistent in Game 2

There were stretches during Game 1 of the WNBA Finals that Los Angeles and Minnesota know they can't repeat Tuesday (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET). The Sparks look to take a 2-0 lead back to L.A., while the Lynx will try to even the series.

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NCAA coaches among 10 facing federal charges

Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball. Among those arrested and charged are four assistant coaches at Auburn, Arizona, Oklahoma State and USC.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four assistant coaches named in alleged fraud and corruption scandal: Chuck Person (Auburn), Lamont Evans (Oklahoma State), Book Richardson (Arizona), Tony Bland (USC).

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

These 10 wide receivers have been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list: Darren Andrews, UCLA; Deontay Burnett, USC; Darren Carrington II, Utah; N'Keal Harry, Arizona State; Steve Ishmael, Syracuse; Gary Jennings, West Virginia; Denzel Mims, Baylor; David Sills V, West Virginia; John Ursua, Hawaii; Caleb Wilson, UCLA.

Lonzo is even a must-see star at media day (1:10)