Los Angeles Teams

Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports

Can Aaron Donald dethrone J.J. Watt?

Watt is the best defensive player in football, but Donald is making it interesting. Three of our experts think Donald could claim the belt this year, while one other Rams defender also got a vote. Insider predictions

play
Alabama will face challenges in all phases of the game (1:25)
Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Experts can't agree on playoff teams

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project four entirely different teams to make the College Football Playoff. They only agree on one thing: the Pac-12 will be left out again. Bowl projections

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey knows they'll have to account for WR Juju Smith-Schuster, saying he gets 70 percent of the targets. Humphrey was very complimentary, calling him one of the best at adjusting on the ball.

play
Alabama to play two quarterbacks against USC (1:23)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban says quarterbacks Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett will have a chance to play against USC.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban on USC: Very, very good offensive team. Juju Smith-Schuster is as good of a wide receiver as we are going to play all year.

play
Kiffin facing USC an underplayed storyline (1:31)
Leon Halip/Getty Images

Angels fall in power rankings

The Halos dropped one spot in our power rankings, despite taking two out of three from both the Tigers and the Blue Jays, thanks to some effective starting pitching. The team faces the Reds and Mariners this week. Power Rankings (Week 21)

Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers rise in Power Rankings

The Dodgers are fresh off winning series against the Giants and Cubs and have opened up a two-game lead in the NL West. A huge boost could soon be on the way, as Clayton Kershaw will face hitters in a simulated game on Tuesday. Week 21 Power Rankings

play
USC has most to gain with a win over Alabama (1:15)
Stats & Info

Sunday's longest home runs

Wilson Ramos' 450-foot blast paced the competition, but Josh Donaldson stole the show with his three-homer performance. Jefry Marte also connected for a deep blast against his former team, the Tigers.

play
Taurasi leads Mercury past Sparks (1:00)
John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images
16hAlden Gonzalez

WR Cooper, CB Gaines could miss Rams' opener

Rams receiver Pharoh Cooper and cornerback E.J. Gaines suffered injuries in Saturday's preseason loss that could keep them out of the regular-season opener, said coach Jeff Fisher.