Los Angeles Teams

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA coach Jim Mora said he will continue to support Myles Jack as he pursues the NFL, but called it "risky" to leave after playing in just three games as a junior. Here is a more of what the former NFL coach told reporters Tuesday: "Having been on that side, there’s going to be a lot of speculation as to what he is and where he fits. And as I told Myles on Sunday, NFL teams are very, very conservative and if there’s any question whatsoever, they’ll pass on you in heartbeat. They’re going to take the sure thing and I explained that to him, but I feel like they already made their decision and so, like I said, I hope it works out the best for him, but I, as a guy that spent half of my life in the NFL, I would move with great caution."

Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Myles Jack to enter 2016 NFL draft

The UCLA LB injured for the season is withdrawing from school, Bruins coach Jim Mora said Tuesday. "He's taking his chips and shoving them into the middle, and we hope he draws a good hand," Mora said, according to the Orange County Register.

Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
14mKyle Bonagura

Strength in numbers in USC's backfield

The Trojans have the kind of depth and talent in their running back corps that is reminiscent of past USC seasons.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will make himself available in the 2016 NFL draft, UCLA coach Jim Mora told reporters Tuesday. The announcement shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering Jack's season came to an end fewer than two weeks ago as a result of a torn meniscus he suffered in practice. The injury was expected to sideline him for 4-to-6 months. Before the injury, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had him at No. 12 on his Big Board of draft-eligible players.

Remember when you were a rookie? (2:24)
Getty Images

Buster Olney's choice for NL Cy Young

Olney offers five candidates for the award, including the obvious trio of Zack Greinke, Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw. Who does he have taking home the hardware? Buster's blog (Insider)

Getty Images, AP Photo

Buster Olney's choice for AL MVP

Olney offers 10 candidates for the award, including Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout. Who does he have taking home the hardware? Buster's blog (Insider)

Are the Dodgers favored to win it all?

Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, 10 have Los Angeles making it to the World Series. How many have the Dodgers hoisting the trophy? Playoff picks

AP Photo, USA TODAY Sports, USA TODAY Sports
23hJeremy Crabtree

Crabtree: Ranking the top recruiters

As we approach midseason, some coaches have picked up major steam on the trail. USC's Tee Martin and Florida State's Tim Brewster top the recruiter rankings.

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
2hPeter Bodo

Serena stands to lose big bucks from WTA exit

Serena Williams' world No. 1 ranking is not in jeopardy, but she could lose up to $3 million as a result of her early withdrawal from the rest of the WTA season.

Rivers to team: Put down your cellphones

The Clippers will head to the NBA's Global Games in China next week and coach Doc Rivers hopes it will force his team to bond. "You're on a plane for 13 hours together, you're in another country, hopefully their cellphones don't work, so they have to talk to each other. It's a forced week together… it can't be bad, let's put it that way."

Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images

Which Clipper is the best?

Our NBA fantasy rankings are out, and you can find three Clippers quite high on the list. Which one of them occupies a top-10 spot? Top 200 fantasy rankings

Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

'The smell of high cheese is in the air'

Recent October baseball has proven that big heat from dominating pitchers rules all. But speed guns aren't the only factor why pitching has been dominant. One of many reasons

Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images

Grantland: Clippers on the edge of glory

Zach Lowe writes the Clippers have had three cracks at an NBA title with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in their primes. This fourth try could be their last. Time to make the leap

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Report: Rivers' rotation remains unsettled

Clippers brought in a bunch of new players in the summer and as a result Doc Rivers is still working out how he's going to run his rotation.

Year of the rookie in baseball (2:09)