12:49 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2019
3 hours ago
As Klay Thompson thrives for Golden State ahead of free agency, his father is a vocal, yet hands-off supporter

As Klay Thompson thrives for Golden State ahead of free agency, his father is a vocal, yet hands-off supporter

LOS ANGELES — It’s not that Mychal Thompson doesn’t have a seat. It’s just hard to stay in it. When he’s attending one of his son’s games, the 64-year-old tends to wander up into the concourse, by the concessions. He’s been through this a lot: Klay Thompson has played in 105 playoff games now, one […]
4 hours ago
Angels pitchers looking to find strike zone more often

Angels pitchers looking to find strike zone more often

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy says Angels pitchers need to throw more strikes to be more effective, as they rank near the bottom of the majors in strike percentage and pitch efficiency.
21 hours ago
Kendall Ellis, aka “Relay Girl,” set for pro outdoor debut at Mt. SAC Relays

Kendall Ellis, aka “Relay Girl,” set for pro outdoor debut at Mt. SAC Relays

Now competing for New Balance, the poster child for USC's thrilling 2018 NCAA title-winning women's team, is ready to begin a big season she hopes will conclude at the World Championships in Qatar.
23 hours ago
Angels come back on Mike Trout’s homer, but come up short again

Angels come back on Mike Trout’s homer, but come up short again

For the third straight game, the Angels rallied late, but still came up empty. Trout's homer tied it in the eighth, but Cody Allen gave up back-to-back homers in the ninth.
Apr 19, 2019
Analysis: 3-point shooting might be biggest problem a new Lakers coach will tackle

Analysis: 3-point shooting might be biggest problem a new Lakers coach will tackle

The Lakers attempted fewer 3-pointers than their opponents in 51 of 82 games and shot so poorly when they did manufacture “open” looks that opposing defenses could afford to let them fire away without paying for it very often.
Apr 19, 2019
Report: Lakers meet with Ty Lue, looking for follow-up interviews including Jeanie Buss

Report: Lakers meet with Ty Lue, looking for follow-up interviews including Jeanie Buss

The Lakers, who have already interviewed 76ers assistant Monty Williams, plan to have follow-up interviews with both candidates that would include the owner. The team also reportedly plans to interview Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard next week.
Apr 19, 2019
Shohei Ohtani takes BP with Angels teammates, moves closer to return

Shohei Ohtani takes BP with Angels teammates, moves closer to return

Ohtani, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, said after he took batting practice with his teammates that he hopes he can prove to the front office that he's ready sooner that expected. The Angels have said he'll be back in May.
Apr 19, 2019
Alexander: Is Pat Riley in the Lakers’ future? Should he be?

Alexander: Is Pat Riley in the Lakers’ future? Should he be?

The rumor was back in circulation Friday: Riley to the Lakers as the head of basketball operations. It might or might not happen, but at least it filled time on ESPN.
Apr 19, 2019
Heisler: Lakers sticking with family, but Kobe Bryant won’t be riding to the rescue

Heisler: Lakers sticking with family, but Kobe Bryant won’t be riding to the rescue

The Lakers have been silent since Magic Johnson bailed, but Jeanie Buss is still thinking in-house even though Bryant has said he's not interested.
Apr 19, 2019
Rams 2019 NFL draft needs: Defense a priority this time around

Rams 2019 NFL draft needs: Defense a priority this time around

After relying on free agency to stock their defense in recent years, the Rams' needs on defense are too glaring to ignore in this draft. Safety first? Or someone on the nose?
Apr 19, 2019
Angels rally from 8-run deficit only to lose to Mariners 11-10

Angels rally from 8-run deficit only to lose to Mariners 11-10

The Angels use a seven-run seventh inning to get back in the game, then tie the score on David Fletcher's solo homer in the bottom of the eight, but Jay Bruce delivers a tiebreaking pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth for Seattle.
Apr 19, 2019
Weather wrecks Angels’ flight plans, making for a long night in the clubhouse

Weather wrecks Angels’ flight plans, making for a long night in the clubhouse

A storm front across the Great Plains kept the Angels in Texas past 3 a.m. local time, almost five hours after Wednesday's game ended.
Apr 18, 2019
Rams 2019 NFL draft needs: Depleted offensive line could use some help

Rams 2019 NFL draft needs: Depleted offensive line could use some help

With two starters leaving via free agency, the Rams have some holes to fill on their offensive line. Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom might be one of the names on their shopping list for next week's NFL draft.
Apr 17, 2019
Matt Harvey suffers third straight rough outing in Angels’ loss

Matt Harvey suffers third straight rough outing in Angels’ loss

Harvey was burned by a four-run fifth inning, as the Angels were swept in three games by the Rangers. Harvey has struggled through most of his first four starts with the Angels.
Apr 17, 2019
Rams 2019 schedule loaded with prime-time showdowns

Rams 2019 schedule loaded with prime-time showdowns

The schedule for the Rams' defense of their NFC title is out, and a Week 2 rematch against the New Orleans Saints is not to be interfered with.