Los Angeles Teams

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

As if the Angels needed another pitching injury — Tyler Skaggs, who has allowed one earned run in 20 innings this month, has been scratched from his scheduled start with tightness in his right hamstring. John Lamb will start in his place.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout's 1,000th game will come as a DH. He has a strained right index finger, the Angels say, and he will he re-evaluated "in a few days" to see if he can play the field.

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Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams training camp dates: Rookies report on July 23, veterans on July 25. Practices scheduled to begin on July 26 and will once again be held on the campus of UC Irvine.

Young fans advocate for LeBron to join Lakers (2:29)

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Chargers announced 14 practice dates that will be free and open to the public as part of the team's training camp schedule at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. The Chargers report for camp on Friday, July 27 and will take the field for the first time Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. local time. As part of the team's training camp practices, the Chargers will hold a public team scrimmage on Saturday, August 4. Time and location are still to be announced.

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Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Greg Wyshynski and Arash Markazi of ESPN on the best and worst of the NHL Awards at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Lakers acquiring the 39th pick from the 76ers for a 2019 second round pick via Bulls and cash according to Adrian Wojnarowski, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka can add one of the many second-round prospects they've worked out in the last couple months. The Lakers need shooting and are looking for versatility and the ability to perhaps play and/or guard multiple positions. They also have worked out a bunch of big men who have intriguing potential or can stretch the floor and rebound.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers brought Arizona's Allonzo Trier in for a second workout this week, according to league sources. The Lakers are looking to improve their shooting and Trier shot better in the second workout than his first according to sources. The 6-5 guard's stock could be rising.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

The voting for the Norris Trophy for best defenseman, won by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning over Drew Doughty and P.K. Subban.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

The NHL offered some clarity on Slava Voynov's potential reinstatement. The defenseman, whose rights are held by the Los Angeles Kings on the voluntary retirement list, pleaded no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge for domestic violence in 2015 and moved to Russia. He's made it clear he wants to return to North America and the NHL. After Voynov gets his immigration and legal matters sorted out, the next step is a meeting with Commissioner Gary Bettman. "At the time when it happened, he was dealing with legal issues and immigration issues. He really was not in a position where he could allow [the NHL] to investigate in any meaningful way. And then he went back to the KHL. In a lot of respects, we're starting at ground zero with him," said deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "What happened and what happened since ... all of that would go into any ultimate decision by Gary on his eligibility to play." As for whether the NHL should even consider reinstating a player who did jail time for domestic violence, Daly said: "I'm not in a position to opine on that. Without understanding all the facts, I don't think anyone is in a position to opine on that."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers SS/CF Chris Taylor was removed from today's game against the Cubs for precautionary reasons because of a strained hamstring.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chargers announced they will hold joint practices with the New Orleans Saints at Jack Hammett Sports Complex on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 am local time. The Chargers play the Saints in the team's third preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the StubHub Center. The Chargers will release the team's full training camp schedule on Thursday.