Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his time spent playing with Edgar Martinez (46:07), Buster talks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post about the Angels/Astros scuffle and which teams should make aggressive pushes at the trade deadline (16:17). Plus, Hembo tells Buster why Bryce Harper isn't a bust (39:45) and Buster and Troy disagree on the Power 10 (58:51).
Los Angeles Teams
Dear NBA Diary (in video form!), With both NBA teams in L.A. making moves this summer, we wondered which team would dominate this upcoming season.
- WNBA bans Williams 10 games for dom. violence
- Trout (calf strain) out of lineup vs. Astros again
- Veteran Del Zotto returns to Ducks on 1-year deal
- Trout day-to-day after MRI shows calf strain
From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here's where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.
Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by Angels reliever Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning Tuesday night, and both teams nearly came to blows moments later.
Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth -- after pinch hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half -- rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win.
The Sparks' Riquna Williams, who was charged last December on felony counts for allegedly striking an ex-girlfriend and then threatening another person with a firearm, has been suspended 10 games by the WNBA.
An MRI Monday revealed that Mike Trout has a small strain in his right calf. The Angels listed him as day-to-day.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
New Los Angeles Laker Anthony Davis joins Mason and Ireland and talks about how he became a Lakers, and is very excited with the roster the Lakers have put together for the upcoming season, and share what his personal workouts consist of.
The new CBA is Cathy Engelbert's priority. But she could make a big statement my addressing domestic violence, player discipline and listening to fans.
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Mike Clay ESPN Writer
Over the past decade, only one non-QB has scored 15+ touchdowns in back-to-back NFL regular seasons: Rams RB Todd Gurley
Buster talks to Jon Sciambi about the continued downward spiral of the Mets and the pitching market (10:46). Plus, he sounds off on baseball's perceived "home run problem." Marly Rivera also discusses Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s struggles and the dominance of the Dodgers (40:24). And, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (33:22).
Whether it's a star who needs to step up or a prospect to watch the rest of the way, every team has someone who could define their season.
Which teams are set up the best from now through 2022? We use a weighted set of rankings to project the future.
William Weinbaum ESPN
A day after a foul ball struck a child at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals said Mon. they'll extend safety netting — KC is the 7th team to announce such plans since a chilling nationally televised episode in Houston May 29 when a Cubs foul liner past third base injured a toddler. The White Sox installed netting to the foul poles — a first — and the Nationals to nearly the poles. The Dodgers, Pirates & Orioles said they'll lengthen netting and the Rangers unveiled extensions for their new ballpark opening in 2020. All 30 parks have netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts, but several fans have been injured since May 29 and pressure is mounting for more protection.
Albert Pujols got three hits and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with a 9-6 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.