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Bryant leaves preseason game vs. Kings

The Lakers said Kobe Bryant got kneed in the calf in the third quarter and is having it worked on. No word on whether he will return.

Kershaw recaps Game 4 performance (1:45)
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Sarkisian learned of firing via friends' e-mails

A source tells ESPN's Joe Schad that Steve Sarkisian was en route to a rehab facility when USC AD Pat Haden called to fire him, and that he learned of news of his termination via texts and e-mails from friends expressing sympathy.

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7mDavid Schoenfield

Tuesday's Top 5: Cubs win! Clayton Kershaw wins!

Tuesday's Top 5 discusses the Chicago Cubs clinching a playoff series at Wrigley Field for the first time and Clayton Kershaw's clutch performance.

Justin Turner with the big hit for Dodgers (2:10)

Kershaw clutch when team needs him most

Clayton Kershaw is the first pitcher to go at least 7 innings on 3 days rest and win in a game in which his team could have been eliminated from the postseason since the Pirates' Tim Wakefield did it 23 years ago today against the Braves.

Kershaw comes up big, Dodgers force Game 5 (2:29)

Kershaw, Dodgers force Game 5 in NLDS

Clayton Kershaw tossed 7 innings of one-run ball and struck out eight, and the Dodgers posted a three-run third to hold off the Mets 3-1 at Citi Field. The series shifts back to L.A. for a decisive Game 5 at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, where Zack Greinke will square off vs. Jacob deGrom Box score

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43mBaxter 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.

Jansen, Dodgers get out of the jam

The Mets had runners on first and second with two outs, but Kenley Jansen got Daniel Murphy to fly out to end the eighth inning and quiet the Citi Field crowd. The Dodgers still lead 3-1 heading to the 9th. Follow live

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Former NBA star Odom hospitalized

Lamar Odom was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel. The Nye County Sheriff's office says Odom was stabilized at the scene and taken to Desert View Hospital. He was treated there by doctors, then transferred to a hospital in Las Vegas. Story

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1hBrett Okamoto

Rousey's mom rips coach: He's a 'bad person'

Ronda Rousey's mother, Dr. AnnMaria DeMars, spoke out publicly against her daughter's head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, calling him a "bad person" and "terrible coach."


Colon does his job, hands off to Clippard

Bartolo Colon struck out two and allowed one hit in two innings of relief. In the eighth, the Mets turned to Tyler Clippard, who recorded a 1-2-3 inning. But the Dodgers still lead 3-1. Follow live


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)

Stephenson: Never felt like a star in Charlotte (4:02)

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.