The Rams' future $2.6 billion stadium will host the Super Bowl in 2021, and state-of-the-art features will make it attractive for many sports events.
Los Angeles Teams
Bob Holtzman ESPN
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is all smiles after LA wins bid to host Super Bowl 55 in February 2021.
The 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls were awarded to Atlanta, South Florida and Los Angeles in voting by NFL owners on Tuesday.
Urias No. 3 on prospect list
Julio Urias is working under a pretty tight pitch count -- his max in any one outing has been 82 pitches -- while also showing great control. He has walked one batter or zero in six of his eight starts so far this season. The Dodgers could reap the benefits of his skills right away as a long reliever if they called him up. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)
Kershaw, Cueto are kings of shutouts
Clayton Kershaw registered his third shutout of the season on Monday, while Johnny Cueto kept pace with his second. The two aces -- along with the Cubs' Jake Arrieta -- lead the majors in shutouts over the last two years.
Scary how good Kershaw has been
Clayton Kershaw got off to a slow start last year and still finished third in the NL Cy Young voting. This year, the left-hander has been on-point from the get-go and could put together a special season -- even by his standards.
The UCLA QB is no stranger to making statements on Instagram. In a since-deleted post, Rosen took a shot at the NCAA over the Bruins' apparel deal.
Monday's longest home runs
Albert Pujols hit his 569th career home run in style, as the blast traveled 439 feet to lead the way among Monday homers.
Lasorda to rep Dodgers at draft
Dodger legend and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Lasorda has been a member of the Dodgers organization for decades and led the team to two World Series championships in his time as manager.
Abbott to rep Angels at draft
Former Angels pitcher Jim Abbott will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Abbott spent six of his 10 years in the majors with the Halos and enjoyed his best season in 1991.
Long time, no see for Super Bowl in L.A.
The Los Angeles area hosted seven of the first 27 Super Bowls, including Super Bowl I at the L.A. Coliseum. But the big game hasn't been back since 1992. That should change in the next few years, pending Tuesday's vote at the owners' meetings. Wagoner on Rams' chances
The Week 1 slate is a veritable smorgasbord, with bluebloods in Texas and football in Sydney. Here's the most pressing storyline for each Pac-12 team.
The Super Bowl will be coming to Los Angeles soon, but the NFL probably wiill want Stan Kroenke's stadium to be up and running before it does.
The race for College Football Playoff spots will be impacted early this season with several interesting matchups in Week 1.
Buster Olney & Jayson Stark debate whether Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP & more. Plus, Alex Cora on potential trades for the Yankees and Clark Spencer on the surge of Ichiro.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
When Clayton Kershaw starts, the Dodgers play like a 146-win team (9-1, .900 win pct). With anyone else pitching, they play like a 99-loss team (14-22, .389 win pct). So to recap: With him out there they're the greatest team in history. With anyone else they'd pick first in the draft.
May continues to be Kershaw's month
With his shutout of the Reds on Monday, Clayton Kershaw now has three this month to go along with a 5-0 record and 55 strikeouts. Only one other pitcher in the last 100 years has posted similar numbers in a month: the Orioles' Pat Dobson in July 1971 (ESPN Stats & Info).
Pujols keeps moving up all-time HR list
Albert Pujols blasted his 569th career homer on Monday, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 12th on the all-time list. Next up is Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who ranks 11th with 573 homers.
Cueto, Kershaw combine for rare feat
The Giants' Johnny Cueto and Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw each pitched their teams to 1-0 shutout wins on Monday. Not since 2001 has that happened on the same day, per Elias Sports Bureau.
Dodgers, Padres get what they needed
After Sunday's 17-inning affair, the Dodgers and Padres could only hope that Monday's starters would pitch efficiently. Both teams got just that, as Clayton Kershaw fired a two-hit shutout, and Drew Pomeranz threw seven scoreless innings.
Another milestone homer for Pujols
Albert Pujols connected off Rangers starter Derek Holland for a 439-foot shot to left field in Monday's 2-0 Angels' win. The homer was Pujols' 569th, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 12th all-time.
On Monday, we learned that the Chicago Cubs were human, Yoenis Cespedes and Clayton Kershaw might not be, while two old dogs still have some bite.