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12mBaxter Holmes

Byron Scott would like to see 4-point shot

The Lakers coach, who says a 4-pointer could be set three or four feet beyond the current arc, also seems to be warming up to the 3-point shot.


Kershaw looking good through 5

Daniel Murphy's homer is the only blemish on Clayton Kershaw's start in Game 4 as the lefty has fanned six through 5 innings. The Dodgers lead the Mets 3-1 in the sixth. Follow live

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Turner's four doubles in this series are the most ever for a Dodger in a postseason series. Turner, as of the fifth inning, was 7-for-14 in the series against his former team. The Mets non-tendered Turner in the winter of 2013 and the Dodgers, on the recommendation of coach Tim Wallach, signed him to a minor-league deal.


There goes Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter

Daniel Murphy rocked a HR for the Mets' first hit of the game in the fourth to cut the Dodgers' lead to 3-1. Citi Field is back on its feet. Follow live


Kershaw keeps Mets' bats quiet ... for now

While Mets starter Steven Matz struggled in the third inning, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw maintained a no-hitter through three to go along with two strikeouts and a walk. Follow live

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Opportunity amid chaos for Kessler

Our Brock Huard says USC quarterback Cody Kessler can prove a great deal to NFL scouts by how he handles the rest of what has been a disastrous season for the Trojans. Huard's top 10 (Insider)

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Dodgers jump out to lead in must-win Gm. 4

Mets starter Steven Matz cruised through the first two innings, but surrendered his first runs of the game in the third on Adrian Gonzalez's RBI blooper and Justin Turner's 2-RBI double down the left-field line. The Dodgers lead 3-0 in front of a quiet Citi Field crowd. Follow live

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Byron Scott said they want to "up the ante" with Kobe Bryant's minutes a bit vs. Sacramento tonight. Might go above 22.


Dodgers-Mets: Game 4, NLDS

The Dodgers turn to Clayton Kershaw on three days' rest to avoid elimination while also trying to end a five-start playoff losing streak, including a loss to the Mets in Game 1. Kershaw will face rookie Steven Matz. Follow live

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Dodgers are surprisingly optimistic

For a team on the brink of being eliminated from the postseason, the Dodgers seem to feel pretty good about their chances in this series.

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Utley's appeal hearing set for Oct. 19

Chase Utley's appeal of his two-game suspension is officially scheduled to be heard on Oct. 19. He'll be active for the remainder of the NLDS. "We argued for a hearing date (Tuesday) or (Wednesday). The union wanted longer time to get ready and [hearing officer] John [McHale] decided that he would give them until Monday in order to get ready," commissioner Rob Manfred told USA Today.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

J.P. Howell said the dodgers aren't thinking about anything but the first pitch and getting the series back to L.A.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Don Mattingly discusses what to expect from Yasiel Puig tonight:

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Kershaw looks to shake playoff woes

Down 2-1 in the NLDS, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound on three days' rest. Kershaw has a 1-6 record in nine postseason starts. The Mets will counter with rookie lefty Steven Matz.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Rob Manfred says at Wrigley that protecting infielders is "high on our radar screen" but a rule will be challenging to word. "I think the way we had to work through the home-plate situation gives you a feel for how difficult it is to write that kind of rule."

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Pass on Paul? You're missing the point

In Joe Kaiser's preseason proclamation, he emphasizes this is a great year for drafting a point guard early. The Clippers' Chris Paul would be among the top options. Fantasy draft tips