1:34 AM EDT, Fri April 23, 2021
44 mins ago
Anthony Davis rusty in return as Lakers fall to Mavericks

Anthony Davis rusty in return as Lakers fall to Mavericks

Davis scores four points on 2-of-10 shooting, playing 17 first-half minutes in his first game since Feb. 14, but Luka Doncic scores 30, leading Dallas to a 115-110 victory on Thursday night. The teams square off again Saturday.
54 mins ago
Whicker: Lakers’ Anthony Davis doesn’t look great, but you have to re-start somewhere

Whicker: Lakers’ Anthony Davis doesn’t look great, but you have to re-start somewhere

Crunch time officially opened for the Lakers on Thursday night, as Davis got back in the lineup for the first time since mid-February in a halting, but healthy, way.
1 hour ago
Alex Cobb, Mike Trout knocked out early in Angels’ loss

Alex Cobb, Mike Trout knocked out early in Angels’ loss

Cobb had not started in 10 days, and he gave up five runs in 2-2/3 innings. Trout suffered a left elbow contusion when he was hit by a pitch. He left the game an inning later.
1 hour ago
Lakers, Mavericks feel intensity of 2-game series with playoff implications

Lakers, Mavericks feel intensity of 2-game series with playoff implications

With the Lakers currently in fifth place in the Western Conference and the Mavericks in seventh, there’s still a lot to play for with just over a dozen games to go in the regular season.
5 hours ago
Angels’ Chris Rodriguez could be a future starter, or a high-leverage reliever now

Angels’ Chris Rodriguez could be a future starter, or a high-leverage reliever now

Rodriguez, 22, had barely pitched in the three years before reaching the big leagues, but he's been impressive this season, with the sharpest moving two-seam fastball in MLB. The development of a changeup has Joe Maddon thinking he could start too.
6 hours ago
Kings believe they can be ‘tough to beat’ going into critical stretch

Kings believe they can be ‘tough to beat’ going into critical stretch

The three teams ahead of them in the chase for the West Division’s fourth and final playoff spot have struggled of late, and four of L.A.'s 13 remaining games are against the last-place Ducks.
8 hours ago
NFL draft: Rams look inside and outside for linebackers

NFL draft: Rams look inside and outside for linebackers

Good prospects will be available when they make their first picks in the second and third rounds.
10 hours ago
Ducks give rookie Jamie Drysdale a pep talk after several rocky games

Ducks give rookie Jamie Drysdale a pep talk after several rocky games

Coach Dallas Eakins said he had a "good chat" with the 19-year-old defenseman after a 4-1 loss Tuesday to the Kings.
Apr 21, 2021
Rams CB Darious Williams signs on for next season

Rams CB Darious Williams signs on for next season

Keeping the team leader in interceptions was important after the departures of free agents John Johnson and Troy Hill.
Apr 21, 2021
Mike Mayers blows 8th-inning lead in Angels’ loss to Rangers

Mike Mayers blows 8th-inning lead in Angels’ loss to Rangers

Mayers brought an 0.93 ERA into the game, but he didn't retire any of the three batters he faced. He gave up a pair of home runs, including a three-run blast to Adolis Garcia.
Apr 21, 2021
NFL draft: Rams scouting new ways to evaluate players

NFL draft: Rams scouting new ways to evaluate players

Team executives say the changes, accelerated by technology and the pandemic, help them know more about potential late-round prospects
Apr 21, 2021
Anthony Davis poised to rejoin Lakers’ lineup Thursday in Dallas

Anthony Davis poised to rejoin Lakers’ lineup Thursday in Dallas

After two months on the sidelines, the eight-time All-Star is expected to return to the starting lineup, assuming his troublesome right calf feels well after Wednesday's full-contact practice.
Apr 21, 2021
Angels looking to improve Shohei Ohtani’s command

Angels looking to improve Shohei Ohtani’s command

The Angels know Ohtani to needs to improve on walking 11 batters in 8 2/3 innings, and Manager Joe Maddon thinks it's a tempo issue that Ohtani will work through as he pitches more
Apr 21, 2021
Kings make most of few opportunities, defeat Ducks

Kings make most of few opportunities, defeat Ducks

The seventh-place Kings shut down the last-place Ducks and earn a 4-1 victory, taking advantage of a handful of scoring chances to win in their first home game in front of fans since March of 2020.
Apr 21, 2021
Shohei Ohtani returns to Angels’ rotation with 4 scoreless innings

Shohei Ohtani returns to Angels’ rotation with 4 scoreless innings

Ohtani had not pitched in 16 days because of a blister issue. He struck out seven and walked six. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols also hit 446-foot homers.