Los Angeles Sports News

Rookie Lauer leads Padres to 4-1 win against Dodgers

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 21:38
Rookie left-hander Eric Lauer came within one out of his first career complete game before allowing Max Muncy's home run, and Wil Myers homered for the sixth time in four games to lead the San Diego Padres over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Tuesday...

Adam Silver -- Golden State Warriors' dominance not bad, but NBA can create 'a better system' for competitive balance

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 20:43
While he doesn't think the Warriors' dominance is bad for the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that the league can create "a better system" for improving the current competitive landscape.

Moritz Wagner, of Los Angeles Lakers, injures knee, ankle in NBA summer league

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:32
Lakers rookie center Moritz Wagner was ruled out at halftime of Tuesday night's NBA summer league game after rolling his ankle in the first quarter and returning in the second quarter. The team said he sprained his left ankle and strained his left knee.

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers a no-show at pizza party celebrating L.A. arrival

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:04
Hundreds of fans who lined up at a Blaze Pizza outlet in Culver City, California, hoping to see LeBron James on Tuesday had to make do with free pizza instead.

Magic Johnson waited 1 hour in car before courting LeBron James to Los Angeles Lakers

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:57
Magic Johnson had to wait an hour in his car outside LeBron James' California home on June 30 after arriving early for their meeting when free agency started that evening. Johnson recounted details of the meeting on Spectrum SportsNet.

Beard lifts Sparks to 77-75 OT win over Seattle

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:56
Alana Beard scored five of her 11 points in overtime including a 3-pointer that put Los Angeles ahead for good in a 77-75 victory to end Seattle's five-game win streak Tuesday.

Lance Stephenson calls teaming up with LeBron James 'actually funny'

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:45
After years of antagonizing him on the court, Lance Stephenson says it's "actually funny" he and LeBron James are now teammates on the Lakers.

Luis Ortiz will face off against Razvan Cojanu on July 28

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:48
Luis "King Kong" Ortiz is attempting to get back to a title opportunity, and will do so first by fighting Razvan Cojanu on July 28 in Los Angeles.

Overwatch League playoff preview -- Which teams have the edge in the first round of the OWL playoffs?

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:39
The Boston Uprising take on the Philadelphia Fusion while the London Spitfire clash with the Los Angeles Gladiators. Who will move on to the semifinals? We preview both opening-round matchups.

Fantasy basketball - Free agent winners and losers

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 08:28
From LeBron James to DeMarcus Cousins and more, plenty of big names have already switched uniforms in free agency. Here's how their fantasy values, and those of their teammates, will change.

How LeBron James' decision instantly changed Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA

ESPN Los Angeles - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 18:52
Inside the King's decision and how it instantly changed the Lakers, the Cavaliers and the entire NBA.

2019 NBA free agency preview - Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving and the Lakers

ESPN Los Angeles - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:30
Multiple big-market teams will have space to sign All-Stars as nearly 200 players hit free agency next year.

One player each MLB team should move before trade deadline

ESPN Los Angeles - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:28
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.

Shohei Ohtani reinstated by Los Angeles Angels

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:26
Angels star Shohei Ohtani has been activated from the disabled list and is in the Angels' lineup Tuesday night at the Mariners.

Arizona Coyotes bring back Brad Richardson with 2-year deal

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:14
The Arizona Coyotes have brought back Brad Richardson, signing the center to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

Jamon Brown of Los Angeles Rams suspended two games for substance abuse violation

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:25
Los Angeles Rams starting right guard Jamon Brown has been suspended two games by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy, the team announced Tuesday.

Gronkowski owners acquire new horse, name it LeBron J after Lakers star

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:46
Owners of the racehorse Gronkowski acquired a 2-year-old colt in May and named him LeBron J after the new Los Angeles Lakers star.

NBA - The LeBron Effect, sportsbooks bracing for big L.A. handle - Chalk

ESPN Los Angeles - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 06:14
The Los Angeles Lakers have always gotten public backing at the sportsbooks. With LeBron James in the fold, they could see "25 percent more handle."

Dodgers' Kershaw faces Pirates hoping to get stronger

ESPN Los Angeles - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 23:18
Two things Clayton Kershaw clearly hates: Being on the disabled list and having pitch restrictions while on the mound.

Dodgers pound out 21 hits, four homers in 17-1 rout of Pirates

ESPN Los Angeles - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:38
Matt Kemp tied a career high with five hits, Joc Pederson and Max Muncy hit back-to-back homers to highlight a six-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-1 on Monday night in the series opener.