FROM Jason Sklar
Is Lavar Ball ruining his sons' basketball careers? LiAngelo Ball had been suspended indefinitely from UCLA’s basketball team after he and teammates got caught shoplifting in China. Now LiAngelo’s dad, Lavar, says he’s pulling him out of UCLA to prepare him for the NBA draft. Lavar already pulled the youngest Ball -- 16-year-old LaMelo -- out of high school. Is this a good idea? Also, the LA Rams are leading their division with nine wins and three losses, so are they going to make it to the playoffs?
Why aren't football teams signing Colin Kaepernick? The NFL season kicks off tonight. No teams have signed Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco quarterback who kneeled during the national anthem. Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett recently had a run-in with Las Vegas police who took him down and cuffed him. And in baseball, the Red Sox stole signs, and the Dodgers have lost 11 of their last 12 games.
Could Conor McGregor win the fight against Floyd Mayweather? We talk the Dodgers, who won again last night with a huge home run hit by the latest addition to the team, Curtis Granderson; Colin Kaepernick and NFL protests; and Saturday night’s fight between world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor.
NBA and hockey finals, and why the Dodgers are so good The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off Thursday as the NBA finals begin. The Stanley Cup finals began Monday between Pittsburgh and Nashville. And after last night’s Dodgers game, they’re now first in the division. Is it too soon for fans to get their hopes up?
SPORTS! The Dodgers pulled it out against the Nationals in a 5-game thriller. Tomorrow they take on the best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, in the National League Championship. And the LA Rams, despite having the worst offense in the NFL is somehow three and two going into Sunday’s game against Buffalo… to be followed by a trip to London to play the New York Giants.
Sports: Vin Scully, Landon Donovan and The Rams In our sports roundup: Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will call his last game this month. Legendary soccer star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement to rejoin the LA Galaxy. Tim Tebow is taking up baseball, and Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest is spreading to other sports.
Sports: Wimbledon, the Olympics, and Free-Agency Craziness in the NBA There’s a lot to talk about in sports news, with the Wimbledon Finals ahead, the Summer Olympics in Brazil just one month away, some big free agency moves causing a stir in the NBA. The Sklar Brothers join Press Play to talk about that and more.
Sports with Sklars: NBA Finals, US Open and more It’s a big week in sports news. Last night, Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory against the favored Golden State Warriors in game 7 of the NBA finals in Oakland. Also yesterday, Dustin Johnson won the U.S. Open in golf, while two big international soccer competitions are going on right now. Tomorrow , the men’s U.S. soccer team plays Argentina, the top-ranked team in the world with arguably the greatest player in the world, ç. We round it all up with the sports-comedy duo the Sklar Brothers.
NBA/NHL Finals Update with the Sklar Brothers The Golden State Warriors have won the first two games of the NBA finals against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from lifting the Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League finals. We’ll have a NBA/NHL finals recap. Plus, the US men’s soccer team needs a win tonight in the Copa America tournament.
Sports with the Sklar Brothers Things were looking pretty good in L.A. sports for a while: the Ducks and the Kings were the top two seeds in the hockey playoffs, the Clippers got Blake Griffin back, rusty but ready. The Dodgers were looking good. But L.A. sports took a turn for the worse and had a very bad sports news week. That is, until the city’s new football team got a new quarterback on Thursday. We’ll talk about the NFL draft and others ports news with the Sklar Brothers.
Peyton Manning Retires and Other Sports News Peyton Manning announced his retirement Monday after 18 seasons in the NFL. That may have overshadowed another NFL retirement, that of the Detroit Lions wide receiver known as Megatron. Everybody thought Maria Sharapova was going to announce her retirement too when she called a press conference this week, only to admit that she had failed a doping test. Plus, the Golden State Warriors break the Chicago Bulls home game winning streak thanks, in part, to star Steph Curry. That and more with The Sklar Brothers.
Pro Football Is Returning to LA After two decades without a pro football team in LA, the Rams are coming back. And we might even get a bonus team in the deal. The Rams left LA in 1995. Yesterday, the NFL owners voted to let them move back – into a new $2 billion stadium to be built in Inglewood. AND they gave the Chargers a year to decide if they want in on that deal, too.
Biggest Sports Stories of 2015 The theme of sports this year? Oh how the mighty have fallen. From the "Deflategate" bust to a new frontier in fantasy sports, we look at the big sports stories of the year with the Sklar Brothers. Also in sports: Kobe Bryant may be on his way out, but the Warriors made records with the best start in NBA history. And there might even be an NFL team coming to LA.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.