Los Angeles Teams

Trout lines HR over left-field wall (0:32)
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1dRamona Shelburne and Paula Lavigne

Lonzo axes pal over allegations $1.5M is missing

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand over concerns that the family friend has a criminal past and also has not adequately accounted for the whereabouts of roughly $1.5 million from Ball's accounts.

LeBron: Groin still not at 100% (0:23)

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Rams backup QB Blake Bortles said Thursday that he would have signed with the Rams in free agency before ever taking a visit. "My agent didn't think that would be the best thing to do," Bortles said, with a chuckle. Learning under Sean McVay, and joining a quarterbacks room that includes friends Jared Goff and Brandon Allen, appealed to Bortles, who said his goal was to eventually become a starter in the NFL once again. In the meantime, the one-year deal with the Rams provides Bortles an opportunity for growth. "Being around Sean, learning from him, being around a winning organization that's had a ton of success the last couple of years and kind of get back around winning football.... I'm looking forward to that a tremendous amount," Bortles said.

Stephen A.: The disrespect of LeBron has become ridiculous (1:34)

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The Rams have matched the Lions' offer sheet for RB Malcolm Brown. Brown has proven himself as a reliable backup to Todd Gurley over the last few seasons and is a standout on special teams. Before he suffered a clavicle injury in Week 13 last season that sent him to the IR, Brown rushed for 212 yards in 43 carries and caught 5 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Kopitar gets behind Sharks defense for goal (0:19)
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Kicker Boermeester suing USC over expulsion

Matt Boermeester has filed a lawsuit alleging USC ruined his academic and athletic careers when he was expelled in 2017 after an alleged altercation between him and his girlfriend.

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Rams LB Clay Matthews, on his free agency experience: "It was actually pretty short for me. I knew I wanted to go to LA and I put my agent in charge of getting me there."

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Rams GM Les Snead said Thursday that the team could make a decision as soon as Friday in regards to matching backup RB Malcolm Brown's offer sheet with the Lions.

The Thunder Fall Behind

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Ramona Shelburne and Andrew Han recap Celtics-Sixers discussing Joel Embiid's dominance, the slipping OKC Thunder (14:00), Doc Rivers snubbing the Lakers (26:00) and much more.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James participated in half of practice today, but Lakers coach Luke Walton said he expects that James should play tomorrow vs. Brooklyn.