Los Angeles Teams

Sparks bounce Whalen, Lynx from playoffs (1:19)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers suffered a lethargic, frustrating 5-2 loss to the Cardinals, falling to 67-60. They are 8-14 since July 29 and now sit 3 1/2 games behind the Diamondbacks for the division lead. Seven teams own better records in the National League.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Scary moment at Dodger Stadium, after Joc Pederson smoked a line drive to Carlos Martinez's torso. Martinez collapsed to the ground and was noticeably in a lot of pain, but then sprung up and walked off on his own power. Hopefully it just knocked the wind out of him.

Machado mashes 29th long ball (0:37)
D-backs walkoff on Angels' throwing error (0:33)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Manny Machado crushed a solo home run to left-center field, cutting the Dodgers' deficit to 3 in the seventh inning. He's 3-for-4 tonight and is batting .282 with 5 home runs and 12 RBIs in 31 games since the trade. Been hitting the ball consistently hard for about a week now.

Fletcher knots things up with RBI triple (0:31)
Williams, Gray fueling Sparks with back-to-back 3's (0:25)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers had runners on second and third with none out in the fourth and did not score a run. Over their last two games, they are 3-for-19 with runners in scoring position and have stranded 20 runners.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

OLB Matt Longacre and DT Dominique Easley practiced Tuesday, Wade Phillips said. Longacre has been slow to return from season-ending back surgery and Easley was taken off the PUP list Monday. Their return has contributed to the depth at OLB, one of the few spots the Rams are still in search of answers for. "We've got some good players there," Phillips said. "We hope to see who makes it. It's going to be a tough competition for whoever makes it."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams will not sign free agent OLB Junior Galette, Sean McVay said Tuesday. Galette took a physical with the team on Monday, but did not workout. "It just didn't work out for reasons that we'll keep inside," McVay said. "Obviously, you know the history and things like that, but it didn't work out with us." McVay added that Galette did not fail his physical. "That wasn't it," McVay said. "There's a lot of layers to it."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers placed JT Chargois on the disabled list today. He is the seventh Dodgers reliever to either go on the DL or come off the DL over the last 13 days. One (Erik Goeddel) did both in that stretch.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers put in a waiver claim on Bryce Harper, but nothing came of it and it might just have been strategic, to block him from going to other contenders. Dave Roberts, on if he needs more offense: "I don't think so. Every day I write the lineup, I feel great about our lineup."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he's concerned about running back Melvin Gordon and the NFL's new helmet rule because he is the "poster child for striking people with the crown his helmet." However, Lynn said his coaching staff is teaching to the new rules and understand the precaution the league is taking in order to promote player safety. "We have to send a message to our players that this is how we're going to play the game," Lynn said.

Rivers wants to win Super Bowl 'really bad' (3:32)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, on his struggles tonight: "Everything was flat."