Los Angeles Teams

Shaq on current state of the Lakers

"When you mean 'turn it around,' do you mean a championship? Because that's done. That's not happening unless they make a miraculous trade and get four new people. Who do they have on the Lakers? I'm not sure. I'm not joking. Do they even have anyone to trade that somebody would want?" Lakers' new reality

Kurkjian: Mets will eventually retaliate (0:44)
Finebaum: Haden can't pick next USC coach (1:41)
Carter: Yesterday was best day of Sarkisian's life (1:11)
Mattingly made mistake by not playing Utley (1:12)
SVP's One Big Thing: Steve Sarkisian's departure from USC (1:58)
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8hIan O'Connor

O'Connor: Mets good enough to win it all

The Mets didn't retaliate for Chase Utley's hard slide; they simply went out and won Game 3 to make a case that they're not just good enough to win this series, they're good enough to win it all.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Well, that was fun. With all the offense today it was like watching 1999 baseball again. Remember that 23-7 game between the Red Sox and Indians? So now the spotlight will return to Clayton Kershaw, pitching on three days' rest, just like last season when he lost 3-2 to the Cardinals. He's lost five straight postseason starts. No pressure.

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Sarkisian's priority: Getting himself well

Steve Sarkisian is aware he's been terminated, but right now his top priority is getting himself well, a source close to Sarkisian told SB Nation. USC AD Pat Haden announced the firing today in a statement. Story

Matz is X-factor for the Mets in Game 4 (2:22)

Don Mattingly: Call me maybe?

Game 3 of the NLDS was delayed because the replay phone to the Dodgers clubhouse wasn't operating correctly. Los Angeles eventually lost to the Mets 13-7.

Canucks beat Ducks in shootout (1:07)
Rece: USC can't replicate Pete Carroll magic (1:28)
Feldman talks college football with SVP (4:03)
Mets' bats come alive in Game 3 (1:55)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Anderson talks about the "two pitches that probably cost us the ballgame."