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Mason and Ireland HR 3: The Scoop

Hour 3 opened up with "The Scoop" and talk on the NFL taking off 2 games off the preseason schedule. Plus, more reaction to Frank Vogel and Alex Caruso's Zoom Presser. And, will NBA players "respect the bubble?" Then, "Game Of Games." Also, Crosstalk with Allen Sliwa.

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Lakers won't replace Howard, 'hopeful' he'll play

Coach Frank Vogel said Wednesday the Lakers will not seek a replacement player for Dwight Howard, who is currently quarantining with his family in Georgia, and they're "hopeful and optimistic that he'll be able to join us in Orlando."

Mason and Ireland HR 1: Missing Dwight?

With John still out, Mason and Brian Kamenetzky started the show talking about the concern that Dwight Howard might not show up to Orlando for the Lakers. And, which one of your senses would you not mind losing? Plus, reaction to the Lakers signing JR Smith. And, World Record Eater Joey Chesnutt called in to talk about the "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating" Contest and gives some pointers to Mase for his showdown vs. Allen Sliwa. Also, will the Dodgers go over or under 38 wins?

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB statement to ESPN regarding teams not naming players that test positive for coronavirus: "Because COVID-19 is not considered an employment-related injury, we will respect the privacy of the players who test positive or who are under evaluation, and we will defer to their wishes regarding public updates about their status. Without their voluntary permission, we will not disclose any COVID-19 related information."

It’s official, J.R Smith to the Lakers

It’s Wednesday and that means Momma Momo is in the house! It’s also July 1st and today's the day we’ll know if Dwight Howard will be joining the Lakers in Orlando. Ramona and Jorge share stories of stakeouts gone wrong. And, even though the MLB is “on” they still can’t get it together.

Why Kawhi shouldn't be in G.O.A.T conversation (1:11)

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Lincoln Landis, 97, in a statement to ESPN Tue. night about calls to remove the first commissioner's name from the MVP Award, said his uncle was "fair-minded, totally honest and straightforward" and "there is no case whatever to be made" regarding "any hint of racism." He said his uncle would've celebrated Jackie Robinson's achievement and felt the "entry of blacks in the major leagues promised ‘what's good for baseball,' his signature requirement for the national pastime."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler, asked if Jo Adell can get enough development in July to be an everyday contributor this season: "That's what we're hopeful for." Totally unrelated note: Teams get an extra year of service time by waiting until July 29 to activate prospects.

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Ohtani set to resume 2-way role with Angels

After serving only as a designated hitter in 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Shohei Ohtani will resume a two-way role with the Angels this season, general manager Billy Eppler confirmed Tuesday. Ohtani will likely pitch one game a week.