Los Angeles Teams

Robles says Zlatan's MLS criticism 'holds a degree of truth' (1:53)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Every player in the Dodgers' lineup tonight will probably start playoff games this year. Order is AJ Pollock, Justin Turner, Will Smith, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Kiké Hernandez, Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Dwight Howard's deal with the Lakers will be non-guaranteed, league source tells ESPN. Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they'll give him a chance to show he's made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players were involved in process.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Lakers completed workouts and meetings with Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah on Thursday and have Mo Speights at the team's facility today, league sources tell ESPN. Both Howard and Noah left impressions that they could be helpful to the team.

Dodgers rally in 9th to walk off for 2nd straight game (0:32)
Vlad Jr. doubles Blue Jays' lead with his 15th HR (0:19)

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

With starters and key reserves sitting out of preseason games, the Rams held about a 60-play scrimmage during practice on Thursday. They had normal stoppages in play, including a simulated halftime. RB Todd Gurley did not participate as part of his every-other-day format, Sean McVay said. CB Aqib Talib also did not participate as he nurses a hamstring issue.

Riddick: Donald has transcended the defensive tackle postion (1:08)
Golic Jr. calls Pac-12's 9 a.m. kickoff idea 'horrific' (1:05)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Linda Goldbloom, mother of 3 & grandmother of 7, would have turned 80 Thu., but died last 8/29 after a foul behind the plate — just over safety netting, into the Dodger Stadium loge — struck her head on 8/25. L.A. debuted heightened netting this week & plans other extensions. Goldbloom's husband Erwin told ESPN's Outside the Lines he's pleased the tragedy is contributing to more protection & players' peace of mind on foul balls. "I also hope that by the beginning of next season, all MLB teams and other level teams will have taken steps to increase fan safety." He said a memorial to be unveiled next month at a cemetery about 10 miles from the ballpark will say: "Loving wife, mother, bubbe and friend. Her life that touched many will live forever." (Note: "bubbe" is Yiddish for grandmother)

BBTN: Mets, Mookie, Numbers Game

Buster talks with Keith Law about the Mets' road to the postseason, the Dodgers' player development system and Lucas Giolito's growth (15:17). Then, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (35:23) and Alex Speier, author of "Homegrown," discusses the Red Sox's offseason plans and Mookie Betts' rise through the system (39:58).