Los Angeles Teams

Upton's catch, homer carry Angels (0:56)
Kershaw does it all for Dodgers (0:49)
Upton hammers insurance homer in 10th (0:26)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers lost three straight games in Colorado by one run, and Scott Alexander just blew a one-run lead by allowing four runs in the ninth. He's on track to be the fourth different Dodgers reliever to be tagged with a loss in four days. Kenley Jansen probably won't pitch this month, and the Dodgers have nobody they trust to replace him in the ninth. This is a major problem.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt believes Clayton Kershaw's competitiveness will keep him at the top of his profession even as his stuff erodes, and nights like these are a perfect example. Bullpen's a mess, team's reeling, Madison Bumgarner is on the other side, and Kershaw has delivered 8 innings of one-run ball, plus an RBI double, in a 2-1 lead over the division-rival Giants. 4 hits, 0 walks, 9 strikeouts, 110 pitches. Vintage.

Upton makes game-saving home run robbery (0:33)
Talib explains why he doesn't have to adjust to Rams defense (0:38)

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rookie update Monday at Rams camp: Veterans had the day off, giving an opportunity to some younger players to step into big roles. Brian Allen, a fourth-round pick from Michigan State, worked with Jared Goff at center. "There were definitely some things as a rookie that you go through, just letting the game slow down a little bit," Goff said. "But he stepped in there, I thought he did a really good job and starting to settle in towards the end of practice.”

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Defensive backs made the plays of the day Monday at Rams camp. A day after Aqib Talib was sidelined because of a minor ankle issue, he jumped a route and intercepted a pass by Sean Mannion during 11-on-11 play. Later in red zone drills, Dominique Hatfield intercepted a pass by Jared Goff at the goal line that twas intended for Cooper Kupp. DBs were somewhat quiet first part of camp. Now in the final days, they've been creating turnovers.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Quote of the day Monday at Rams training camp, courtesy of Todd Gurley talking about Aaron Donald: "If AD was here, like he would f-up the whole practice. It's just like you get the handoff and he's right there, so a guy like that can really just - you have to sit him back and tell him to tone it down a little bit just so you can get some good reps."

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Espn no.8 Josh Green cut his final list to six schools. He gives his thoughts to Espn on each program. Villanova: "A great school. They have an extremely successful history, especially over the last few years, winning two national championships. They have a great coaching staff who are very good at developing the team and players and helping them get to the next level." UNLV: "An opportunity for me to be able to get back out on the court with my brother Jay again. This means a lot to me as he has helped me so much in my progression as a basketball player, and I'd love for us to win a Mountain West title and help keep the program getting better and better." UNC: "A program with amazing history and they are consistently successful both as a team, and also at developing players. Growing up as a kid it was my dream school, so it's very cool for me to be able to say I could have the opportunity to play there, and for Roy Williams." Kansas: "Also a school with a history of success, and they have had many good guards come through the school and achieve great things." Arizona: "They have been with me since the start. They have a great program and staff who have really developed players well and have been very successful every year in the Pac 12." USC: "They have already got about the best recruiting class in my age group, and will be a top team in 2019. Their program is very strong and I know I would come out a much better player."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers guard Forrest Lamp appears to be cleared to practice for the first time since suffering an ACL knee injury in training camp last year.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Chargers secondary going through pre-snap work before practice with defensive backs coach Ron Milus, something they do every day.

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Sources: Clips drop Bowen after Kawhi remarks

After Bruce Bowen made some critical comments about free-agent target Kawhi Leonard in June, he will not be renewed as the LA Clippers television game analyst next season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.