Los Angeles Teams

Metta World Peace recounts Russell-Young incident (1:55)
Does the NBA need challenge flags? (2:37)
AP Photo/Chris Carlson

Kershaw off to All-Star-caliber start

In David Schoenfield's April All-Stars list, he makes the rules. This time, he's going with a six-man pitching rotation -- and you'd better believe Clayton Kershaw is included. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Forget the slow start, Trout is on fire now

Mike Trout's slow start is officially a thing of the past, as he now makes David Schoenfield's list of April All-Stars. The Angels center fielder is scorching the ball right now, hitting .413 with five homers in his past 12 games. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

How will UCLA fare against tough slate?

The Bruins have a dubious distinction as it pertains to road opponents on its schedule. No team faces as many top-50 nonconference opponents on the road. Toughest schedules (Insider)

Goff's biggest obstacle will be adjusting to speed (0:28)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Prior to the start of the 2016-17 regular season, the Lakers plan to hold training camp in El Segundo, Calif., where their practice facility is located. Last year, the Lakers held training camp in Hawaii.

Trojans have strong slate

USC doesn't waste any time getting to its toughest non-conference opponent. Alabama comes calling in Week 1. How would an average FBS team be expected to fare against the Trojans' schedule? Toughest schedules (Insider)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery will be held two weeks from today in New York City. For the third straight year, Los Angeles Lakers spokesman John Black says that he will represent the team in the drawing room, where 14 pingpong balls will decide the lottery's order, but Black adds that no decision has yet been finalized about who will represent the team on stage for the nationally-televised announcement of the lottery order, as ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott did last year. This year, the Lakers have a 55.8 percent chance of keeping their top-three protected first-round pick, which falls to the Philadelphia 76ers if it falls outside the first three slots.

USA TODAY Sports, AP Photo

What about the rookie quarterbacks?

Of the three first-round quarterbacks, Jared Goff is the closest to an impact rookie. But Mel Kiper Jr. isn't ready to predict much noise this season from Goff or fellow rookies Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch . Impact rookies (Insider)

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson

Foles comes cheap on the market

Nick Foles comes with a cheap price tag, making him an undervalued commodity considering public opinion. What trade doors are open for Los Angeles to move Foles after drafting Jared Goff? NFL trade market

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Skaggs diagnosed with biceps tendinitis

The Angels announced Monday that left-hander Tyler Skaggs -- who is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery -- has been diagnosed with biceps tendinitis and will rest for another week before being re-evaluated. Orange County Register

Kazmir learning the pains of hitting

Pitching in the National League for the first time, Scott Kazmir learned as soon as spring training -- when he injured his wrist and thumb at the plate -- that hitting isn't easy. "Everyone else was fine with it, and I was struggling a little bit, day to day," he said. "Everything gets tired." Los Angeles Times

Barkley: Clippers should give it another go with big three (0:59)
Stephen A. doubts LeBron joining the Lakers (1:28)
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
7hKevin Gemmell

Five post-spring breakout players in the Pac-12

A look at the top five breakout players this spring in the Pac-12, a list that includes two early enrollee's, a Stanford wideout and two defenders.