After missing his rookie season because of injury, Julius Randle is so happy to be back he craves as much basketball as possible.
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The Dodgers are choosing the health of recuperating players over the pursuit of home field in the NLDS.
Kobe Bryant will be pacing himself, hoping to stay healthy with promising young players to help shoulder the load.
The Dodgers clinched their third straight NL West title, but this time they feel they can reach new heights.
While Kobe Bryant holds off on revealing any retirement decision, he is not sure what to expect from his youthful Lakers teammates.
Foiled by the Giants in extras, the Dodgers remain confident they'll capture their third straight NL West title.
UCLA had arguably the most impressive win of Week 4. Can the Bruins keep it up and make the playoff?
L.A. was hoping to celebrate a third straight division title while in Denver, but despite an ugly sweep, the Dodgers are still sitting pretty.
Combine UCLA's nearly 500 yards of offense with several Arizona miscues, and it spells rout for the Bruins in the desert.
Some of the top playoff contenders will have to travel this week -- including UCLA, TCU and LSU -- but it's the Pac-12 that takes center stage in Week 4.
Mike Bolsinger was shaky in a loss, but the Dodgers benefited from an A's win.
Kobe Bryant's return will loom large, and GM Mitch Kupchak hopes the Lakers' younger players thrive.
Clayton Kershaw's outburst after being lifted from the game sparked the Dodgers to a win over the D-backs.
Expectations for true freshmen are higher than ever, but the prized recruit's three-interception game against BYU is a reminder of their learning curve.
The success of UCLA's QBs has allowed Paul Perkins to fly under the radar, but the running back's production is getting hard to ignore.
The Kings saw three players arrested in a nine-month span, and now they're enacting a pioneering player support system as they begin rebuilding trust in the locker room and with fans.
Coach Byron Scott told the Orange County Register on Wednesday that there will be a hard cap on Kobe Bryant's minutes this season.
After jumping out to a 21-10 lead, No. 6 USC had more than it could handle from upset-minded Stanford.
Amin Elhassan breaks down five second-year players -- including Aaron Gordon and Julius Randle -- looking to establish themselves after underwhelming rookie seasons.
Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to participate in all basketball activities, an NBA source confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.
We all know the Yankees got Babe Ruth for a steal, but have you heard how the Pirates stole Roberto Clemente from the Dodgers?
The NL Cy Young race numbers are amazing, with three pitchers having the kind of performance you might see once a decade.
Unseeded Roberta Vinci pulled off one of tennis' greatest upsets Friday and altered history with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 upset of Serena Williams in the US Open women's semifinals.
His brother Kyle is a solid major leaguer, but expectations for Corey Seager are even higher as baseball's top prospect -- and the young infielder is showing why while learning on the job in L.A.
Quarterback was a question mark for UCLA coming into the season. It isn't anymore after Rosen's Week 1 performance.
For freshman LB Cameron Smith, starting in the Trojans' opener more than lived up to his expectations.
UCLA and USC both got off to strong starts, thanks to the efforts of QBs Josh Rosen and Cody Kessler.
What might have happened had Shaq stayed with the Lakers? Big Aristotle thinks seven crowns but logic says the outcome would likely have been far less rosy.
Whether on offense, defense or special teams, USC's Adoree' Jackson has been making impressive plays all over the practice field.
Kobe and Shaq discuss their contentious relationship throughout the years and clear the air.
Jim Buss says it will be Kobe Bryant's decision whether he continues playing after the 2015-16 season.
Kobe Bryant made an appearance on Shaquille O'Neal's podcast, set to be broadcast Monday, and the former Lakers teammates addressed the intense feud that led to their split.
Steve Sarkisian said all the right things on Tuesday, but results will be his ultimate judgment.
It has been a trying season for Yasiel Puig, but the polarizing Dodgers outfielder says he isn't letting that -- or whether people like him or not -- get to him.
Will the additions of D'Angelo Russell and some quality veterans equal more wins for the Lakers?
The way their long-suffering Southern California fans see it, the Rams are considering restoration, not relocation.
Could the lasting image to cap Kobe Bryant's basketball career be of him donning a gold medal at the conclusion of the Rio Olympics? Team USA director Jerry Colangelo says don't rule it out.
Royce Young runs down the highlights of the 2015-16 NBA schedule, including two early-season showdowns between DeAndre Jordan's Clippers and the Mavs.
Playoff hopeful UCLA is built to win now, but its success likely hinges on true freshman Josh Rosen.
It's now a two-horse race for a team, or teams, in Los Angeles, as the Rams, Chargers and Raiders are all in play. What's clear, writes John Clayton, is momentum is building.
Sydney Seau and her three brothers Saturday unveiled Junior Seau's Hall of Fame bust in Canton followed by a speech from Sydney.
Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant believes that his team will "absolutely" make the playoffs this season in the hyper-competitive Western Conference.
What happens after the Special Olympics World Games, when thousands of athletes, coaches and family members return to their lives?
Being selected as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 means expectations will be hiked for the Trojans.
New Lakers players Brandon Bass, Lou Williams and Roy Hibbert indicated they have yet to hear from Kobe Bryant since joining the team this month.
The healthiest sign in DeAndre Jordan's return engagement with the Clippers is that the final decision was made for the right reasons, overcoming what would have been a prideful mistake.
DeAndre Jordan said he woke up the Monday morning after committing to sign with the Mavericks the previous Friday and had second thoughts about leaving the Clippers.
Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and the U.S. women's soccer team won for Best Team to highlight the 2015 ESPYS.
Ramona Shelburne and Tim MacMahon detail how DeAndre Jordan backed out of his deal with the Mavericks to stick with the Clippers.
The Lakers acquire great big men, but they draft great guards, and they see something special in No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell.