Los Angeles Teams

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak will represent the team on stage at the May 17 NBA Draft Lottery in New York City, where the Lakers have a 55.8 percent chance of keeping their top-three protected first round pick. Lakers spokesman John Black will represent the team in the drawing room.

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The Clippers say Blake Griffin will not play for USA Basketball this summer.

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Angels' uphill climb just got even tougher

Angels GM Billy Eppler is up against big expectations with many obstacles in the way of winning -- and now his pitching staff appears to be crumbling.

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Can Goff improve Rams' passing attack?

Rams quarterbacks averaged a league-worst 175 yards passing per game last season. Can No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff help Los Angeles' offense get things going through the air?

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Jared Goff able to get the ball deep

The Rams' new quarterback showed off his big arm during his three seasons with Cal, improving each year on throws of 15 or more yards.

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Five teams Tim Lincecum could end up with

Heading into Tim Lincecum's long-awaited pitching "showcase," David Shoenfield identifies five fits for the two-time Cy Young winner.

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Un 'Titán' de tiempo completo

Por más de una década, el inicialista mexicano Adrián González ha sido un ejemplo de consistencia y durabilidad en el terreno y una figura que irradia respeto en el camerino. Leer

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Goff or Keenum: It's going down in L.A.

The ultimate QB battle will be in Los Angeles, where the question will be: Jared Goff or Case Keenum? And, if Nick Foles sticks around and has a good training camp, things will get even more interesting. 2016 QB battles

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Lakers announce 2016-17 preseason schedule

The Lakers announced their 2016-17 preseason schedule, and will play all eight games close to home in Southern California and Las Vegas.

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Would the Angels trade Mike Trout?

With the loss of Garrett Richards to Tommy John surgery, it might be time for Los Angeles to consider trading star outfielder Mike Trout, David Schoenfield writes. Among teams with enough prospects to pull off a deal are the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Rangers and Rockies. Think the unthinkable

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Angels' rotation is in trouble

Although he had a losing record, Garrett Richards had been the Angels' best starting pitcher so far this season. Losing the right-hander to Tommy John surgery will be tough for Los Angeles to overcome.

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High velocity hurting pitchers?

The three starters with the highest average fastball velocity since 2013 (minimum 500 innings) have all needed Tommy John surgery at one point in their careers.

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Losing Richards is big blow for Angels

Over the last three seasons, Garrett Richards has been much better than the rest of the starters in the Angels' rotation.

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