The Los Angeles D-Fenders -- the Lakers' NBA D-League affiliate -- will change their name to the South Bay Lakers at the end of their 2016-17 season.
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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
At the end of the 2016-17 NBA D-League season, the Los Angeles D-Fenders -- the D-League affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers -- will change their name to become the South Bay Lakers, the team announced Sunday. The D-Fenders currently practice and play in El Segundo, Calif., where they've been headquartered since 2006. Their team colors are the Lakers' purple and gold, along with "South Bay Blue," a nod to the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
The inaugural Polynesian Bowl provided a big boost to Pac-12 recruiting Saturday night, as six prospects announced commitments during the game and five pledged to Pac-12 programs. Oregon was the big winner in the conference, landing four-star linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia and three-star defensive tackle Austin Faoliu. USC received a commitment from three-star defensive tackle Brandon Pili. Oregon State picked up cornerback Charles Watson and Stanford added three-star linebacker Levani Damuni to its impressive class. The highest rated prospect to commit was ESPN 300 defensive end Langi Tuifua, who committed to BYU.
Ryan Suter, Erik Haula and Jason Zucker scored in a two-minute span late in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Saturday night.
Moving from city to city is nothing new for Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who is ready for his latest challenge.
Nikola Jokic scored 19 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 123-98 on Saturday night.
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson left Saturday's game against Minnesota with an apparent upper-body injury.
Anders Lee scored two power-play goals to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Former MLB great Steve Garvey introduced and paid tribute to the Hall of Fame's first female Spink Award winner Claire Smith at Saturday's BBWAA NY dinner, saying she, "in her warm and gentle way, won us all over." He added, "she not only wrote, but she taught us responsibility to do the right thing and say the right thing."
Arizona played at its tempo, hit the boards, attacked favorable matchups and sent a big message to the rest of the Pac-12 with its victory at UCLA.
Craig Haubert ESPN Staff Writer
UCLA adds commitment from 3-Star OG Zachary Sweeney from St. Thomas Aquinas (FL). A pickup from a good program & his coach called him a leader & the best & most experienced player on a State Championship OL unit
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Cam Schilling from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Michael Latta.
Allonzo Trier scored 12 points in his first game after a PED suspension, and Arizona's defense contained UCLA's top-rated offense in the Pac-12 to beat the third-ranked Bruins 96-85 on Saturday.
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
What a win for Arizona. Trier back. Final Four now a legitimate goal again. Race with UCLA, Arizona, Oregon should be something to track in Pac-12.
Andrew Han, Zach Harper and Jordan Heimer cancel the panic alarm after Chris Paul's thumb surgery and evaluate the loss to the Timberwolves.