Kobe Bryant says his timing "is not perfect yet," but he's past the recovery stage of his shoulder injury.
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NHL season opens tonight! Picks, please
Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the 2015-16 NHL season. A lot of love for the Ducks and Capitals. Postseason, award picks
With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday night, the league has announced the opening-day rosters for all 30 teams.
Pierce no longer in the top 100
Clippers newcomer Paul Pierce has been one of the best players in the NBA throughout his long career. Our latest edition of player rankings shows that his age and the rest of the league is catching up with him. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110
Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker was ejected from a preseason game on Tuesday after taking a swing at Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert.
Hockey is officially back tonight, so let's make sure we draw conclusions for the entire season based on what we see during the next 96 hours.
Two Lakers just miss the top 100
In the latest edition of our NBA player rankings, two newcomers to Los Angeles made the cut. They might be disappointed to learn just how close they were to the top 100. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110
Booker ejected for swipe at Hibbert
Jazz F Trevor Booker (left) was ejected from Tuesday night's preseason game in Honolulu after he took a swing at Lakers C Roy Hibbert (far right). Booker first got into a tangle with Lakers F Julius Randle, and when Hibbert joined the fray, Booker threw a punch that missed. Said Hibbert: "I have everybody's back."
Updated World Series odds
Via Westgate LV Superbook, here are the latest odds to win the World Series:
- Blue Jays: 3-1
- Royals: 4-1
- Dodgers: 5-1
- Cardinals: 6-1
- Mets: 7-1
The Los Angeles Clippers leave for China on Wednesday and during the trip they will play two games against the Charlotte Hornets. While some in the Clippers organization may not want to make the trip, Blake Griffin is focusing on the positives of the experience.
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Preseason final from Honolulu: Jazz 117, Lakers 114. Kobe Bryant: 13 points on 5-9 FGs in 21 min. Lou Williams leads LAL with 20 points. Utah's Alec Burks scores a game-high 27 points.
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has announced five inductees for its 2016 class. Headlining the group is former USC and NFL safety Troy Polamalu,
Receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. has gotten off to a solid start for USC, with 13 catches for 126 yards and four TDs through four games.
Alec Burks scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 in an NBA preseason game Tuesday night.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell left Tuesday's preseason game against the Utah Jazz with a bruised glute that he suffered after crashing to the court in the first quarter.
Scott: I can't see Kobe playing elsewhere
"I can't see it. I mean I can't see it. I really can't," Lakers head coach Byron Scott told USA Today Sports. "I think just like Magic Johnson, even MJ [Michael Jordan], who went to Washington [after two years out of the game at the age of 37], but still when you think of MJ you think of the Chicago Bulls. When I think of Kobe, I don't care what happens, I think everybody will always think of him as a Laker and one of the greatest Lakers to ever play the game."
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Same Lakers starting five for Lakers-Jazz exhibition game here in Honolulu: D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle & Roy Hibbert. Lakers coach Byron Scott said Bryant's minutes will increase, ranging from 12-20.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
Every time someone mentions Clayton Kershaw's 0-4 7+ post-season ERA all I can think about is statistics waiting to be corrected #Dodgers
The first three pitching matchups for the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are set.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
UCLA LB Myles Jack tweeted out the following statement regarding his decision to declare for the NFL draft: "After long discussions with my family, teammates, coaches and friends, I have made the tough decision to leave UCLA and start preparation for the next step in my journey. While I wish I could be on the field playing with my brothers, I'm ready to fulfill a childhood dream. Nothing in my life can compare to the roar of Bruins Nation and the UCLA 8-Clap heard in the Rose Bowl. I will never forget that feeling. Thanks for all your support, I'll always bleed blue and gold."
Grantland: Splitting hairs for Cy Young
Jonah Keri is going with Clayton Kershaw in the NL because he struck out 301 batters in 232.2 innings -- the highest single-season strikeout rate for any qualified starter ever not named Pedro Martinez or Randy Johnson. Other award picks