Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. And we're all better for it.
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Speaking Monday following a meeting with community leaders in Los Angeles, Carmelo Anthony praised Michael Jordan for his statement on the country's growing racial and social unrest.
Forward Stefan Noesen has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract to stay with the Anaheim Ducks.
Lineup: Angels (43-55) at Royals (48-49)
- 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
- 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
- 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
- 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
- 5. Daniel Nava, LF (S)
- 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
- 7. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (S)
- 8. Carlos Perez, C (R)
- 9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
- SP: Hector Santiago, LHP Daily notes
Rams need Quinn back at his best
Defensive end Robert Quinn missed half of last season following back surgery. He'll also return with something of a new attitude, determined to remind doubters what he can do when healthy. Injury questions
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer
The NFLPA was upset last year when the Rams faced no discipline after QB Case Keenum was allowed to play despite apparent concussion symptoms. It speaks well of both sides that the league and the union jointly announced new protocol that establishes fines and potential loss of draft picks for teams that fail to follow the game-day concussion protocol.
Kevin Seifert NFL Nation
NFL/NFLPA agreement to enforce concussion protocol with fines and possible loss of draft picks is an appropriate response to the 2015 incident involving Rams QB Case Keenum, who was left in a game despite a hit that left him staggering. Mistakes happen, but protocol must be followed.
Titán González, mexicano de la semana en MLB
Dos de sus cuatro hits de la semana fueron cuadrangulares, incluyendo un grand slam el domingo. Leer
San Francisco is reportedly looking across MLB for strong relief options at fair prices ahead of next Monday's trade deadline.
With a week to go before the trade deadline, the Angels are listening to offers for left-hander Hector Santiago.
What does the future hold for Kershaw?
Clayton Kershaw's career has gone into orbit in his mid-to-late twenties, putting him in position to finish his career among the 10 or 15 greatest pitchers of all time. If he can stay healthy, ZiPS projects his career WAR to fall in line with several notable Hall of Famers. #MLBRank: Forecasting the future
Trout to surpass DiMaggio, Mantle?
Mike Trout has a unique, impressive skill set across every aspect of the game and should finish his career in elite company. In fact, ZiPS projects his career WAR to compare favorably to the marks of Yankee greats Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. #MLBRank: Forecasting the future
All or nothing as Halos rise in rankings
The Angels climb two spots to No. 21. They were swept at Houston after sweeping the White Sox and Rangers in Anaheim. They visit the Royals for three beginning Monday night. Week 16 Power Rankings
What if the Dodgers made a move for Mike Trout? Kelvin and Travis explain the worst case scenarios for the Angels and discuss Trout's future in the MLB.
Dodgers see small dip in ESPN rankings
The good news: Adrian Gonzalez appears to be finding his power stroke. The bad news: The Dodgers didn't take full advantage of the Giants' six-game losing streak. Did L.A. fall out of the top 10? Week 16 Power Rankings
Corey Seager has competition for NL ROY
Don't hand Seager the award just yet. The Rockies' Trevor Story is hot once again, blasting six home runs since the All-Star break to move into first place in the NL with 27. Which shortstop has the edge? Five things we learned Sunday
Gonzalez's grand slam a rare feat
Adrian Gonzalez is just the third Dodger to hit a grand slam with no outs in the first inning since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958, joining Frank Howard (July 28, 1960) and Ron Cey (June 7, 1976), per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jay Bruce has enhanced trade value
The 29-year-old outfielder could set a career high for home runs this season. If the Reds take advantage of the market for Bruce, Jim Bowden sees the Dodgers as the most likely trade partners. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)
Los Angeles, Minnesota and New York are setting the pace, Phoenix is the league's biggest surprise (not in a good way) and the veterans still got game as we reflect on the 2016 WNBA season.
Who's next to join Hall of Fame?
Now that Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have been officially inducted, it's time to turn our attention to the 2017 candidates. Will any of these sluggers make it to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot?
Adam Liberatore's run of 28 scoreless outings is over, but the Dodgers' confident reliever says he has a lot more to accomplish this season.
Buster Olney and Jessica Mendoza talk to Dodgers SS Corey Seager about his approach at the plate, his confidence as the season has progressed and much more.
USA basketball using practice to build chemistry
Take an all-access look as the USA basketball practices to become a stronger unit heading into the Olympics.
Top NBA stars have passed on the Rio Olympics, but Team USA is still stacked with talent. So stacked that we can't even gauge how good it is ... yet.