Los Angeles Teams

Jordan smashes a one-handed dunk (0:17)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, on if he believes he can ramp up the targets for Sammy Watkins: "I think so. ... Sammy is a special player. You always want to try to get guys like him involved, but ... we never want Jared to feel like he's got to force the ball. Let the coverage and let whatever the defense presents dictate your decision-making process."

SportsNation nominate their biggest turkeys (0:54)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams QB Jared Goff, on being without Robert Woods: "I don't expect much of a fall-off. I know Robert Woods is special, and his production has been great this year, but I'm looking forward to seeing guys step up this week."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Sammy Watkins has a saying: "90 percent of the time I feel like I'm open. The other 10 percent, some s*** goes bad with the quarterback; a sack of something like that." Still, Watkins echoed Sean McVay's message — that the Rams are going to have to replace Robert Woods by committee. "Maybe I do get more opportunities; you never know. But we do have other guys stepping up."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tavon Austin was asked if the Rams have enough to make up for Robert Woods' absence. "Of course," he said. "I feel like every receiver that we have on our team can go somewhere and start on another team."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' injury report is a long one. WR Robert Woods and RB Malcolm Brown will not play. CBs Kayvon Webster and Nickell Robey-Coleman are question marks. Sean McVay said the Rams were being precautionary with RB Lance Dunbar's knee. TE Derek Carrier and CB Troy Hill are expected back this week.

Fox ready for 1st NBA showdown against Ball (0:26)

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Patrick Beverley is known for his defensive prowess, but the Clippers have actually missed him most on the offensive end of the floor. They're over 9 points per 100 possessions better offensively with Beverley on than when he's been off.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Clippers have a roster spot available but are only $122K below the luxury tax and $6.1M below the hard cap. Los Angeles is eligible to apply for the Disabled Player Exception valued at $2.75M. The $5M contract for Patrick Beverley is non-guaranteed in 2018-19.

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Sources: Clippers lose Beverley for rest of way

After undergoing microfracture surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams announced they have promoted CB Kevin Peterson from the practice squad. They need help at the position with Kayvon Webster (concussion) and Nickell Robey-Coleman (thigh) on the mend this week. If they can't go, I expect Blake Countess and Troy Hill to replace them. The Rams had an open spot on the 53-man roster after waiving TE Johnny Mundt on Tuesday.

Windhorst: Clippers need to replace Beverley (1:28)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA announced it will play a home-and-home series with UNLV in 2024 and 2025. The first game will be at the Rose Bowl with a return trip to Las Vegas, where a new NFL stadium is scheduled to open prior to the 2020 season.

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Hot stove stock watch: Dodgers

Will the Dodgers get aggressive this winter, or will they wait until next July to make repairs to their roster? Either way, they will still be a heavy favorite to win the NL West.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Weber will serve as the interim quarterbacks coach for UCLA, filling the open spot on the staff vacated by the dismissal of coach Jim Mora. Weber, who played quarterback at Minnesota, had been in an offensive analyst role with the Bruins.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: QUESTIONABLE-- T Joe Barksdale (foot), T Russell Okung (knee), WR Travis Benjamin (abdominal), DT Corey Liuget (toe), LB James Onwualu (quad),LB Hayes Pullard (neck), Mike Williams (knee).

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Lakers refuse to roll over

The Lakers overcame a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Bulls on Tuesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the first time in more than four years that Los Angeles came back from that large of a deficit in the second half to win (trailed Pelicans by 21 in the third quarter before winning on March 6, 2013). The Lakers had lost 125 straight games when trailing by at least 19 points after halftime prior to Tuesday.

Is Florida or UCLA a better fit for Kelly? (0:52)