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Joakim Noah wins 2013-2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah's breakthrough season earned him some accolades off the court today, as he became the recipient of the 2013-14 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.  Noah becomes the first Bulls player since Michael Jordan in 1987-88 to earn the honor.In a year in which the Bulls lost Luol Deng to the trading block and Derrick Rose to injury, many expected...
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NBA coach Rick Adelman retires

Rick Adelman, a respected offensive mind who led two different franchises to the Western Conference Finals, announced his retirement today from coaching in the NBA after 23 seasons as a head coach.  Adelman coached the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season, and will remain with the team in a consultant role."I think it's time for me to step aside," said Adelman...
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Detroit Pistons oust Joe Dumars from role as President of Basketball Operations

After a disappointing season in which the Detroit Pistons failed to make the playoffs in a very weak Eastern Conference, the team announced today that Joe Dumars will step aside as President of Basketball Operations, effective immediately. The team already has launched a search for a replacement.Dumars, a standout guard for the Pistons in his playing days, will continue his relationship...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson earns Three Stars honor, LA Kings' Quick gets William M. Jennings Trophy

With the NHL regular season completed, the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings are now focused on making a run for the Stanley Cup this postseason, but not before their respective goaltenders managed to first gather some individual honors along the way.Ducks' goaltender John Gibson, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy top Vancouver Whitecaps at home with 1-0 win

Carson, Calif. -- Following a road win versus Chivas USA last weekend, the Galaxy maintained the seventh spot in the Western Conference and hosted the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.  LA has played fewer games than the top seeds, and was presented an opportunity to slow down fifth place Vancouver. In the 8th minute, Robbie Keane had a chance to put LA up early with passing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley II: Media fight predictions

With the blockbuster Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley rematch just hours away, The Daily Sports Herald and our fellow colleagues in the media weighed in with our fight predictions.  Take a look:We all know Pacquiao's best days are in front of him. Unfortunately, for the boxer-cum-politician, those days will be spent at the Malacañang Palace when Pacquiao is eventually elected President...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Women's Basketball player Rhema Gardner retires due to medical reasons

UCLA Head Women’s Basketball Coach Cori Close may be adding the nation's top recruiting class on campus this year, but unfortunately she will be losing one veteran leader from the team, as Close announced today that Rhema Gardner has decided to medically retire from the sport, ending her UCLA playing career.“I am so thankful for Rhema’s contribution to this program,”...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxer Skipp Scott files formal protest with California Boxing Commission after controversial loss to Washington

Promoter Kerry Daigle of Keeppunching Entertainment has filed a formal protest with the California Boxing Commission demanding to correct what he claims is a mistake made by referee Lou Moret that caused his boxer, Skipp Scott, to endure a knockout loss to opponent Gerald Washington Thursday night in Indio.The controversy arose when Washington nailed Scott with a clean shot...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy defeat Chivas USA, 3-0

If soccer fans ever want to see two MLS franchises operating at opposite extremes of the spectrum, they need look no further than Sunday's SuperClasico between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA.Similar to the Lakers-Clippers rivalry over the years, the Galaxy is a glamour franchise with a championship pedigree and several star players sprinkled throughout its roster, while...
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Ernie Kent returns to Pac-12 as Washington State Men's Basketball Coach

The Pac-12 had a bounce back year in men's hoops this season, as UCLA once again established itself as a power program, Arizona earned a number one seed, and several teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament.  Today it was learned that a familiar face will be rejoining the conference's coaching ranks with the aim of continuing the league's upward trend.In a press release...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Race: 2014 Dubai World Cup is an African Story

Dubai, UAE -- For a while, the 2014 Dubai World Cup night belonged to horses with Asian connections, but the Big Race ultimately was written by African Story.Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of African Story and the signature trainer at Godolphin, notched his sixth victory in the 2014 Dubai World Cup in a field that lacked marquee American horses.  Brazil’s Silvestre de Sousa set a...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubai World Cup 2014 Preview: Will the synthetic Tapeta track slow another favorite and prompt switch to dirt?

Dubai, UAE -- The Super Bowl is to the NFL what Dubai’s World Cup is to horse racing: the richest event of the year.  The race offers 10 million dollars in prize money, of which 6 million goes to the winner.The first Dubai World Cup in 1995 was won by Cigar, the storied Kentucky Derby winner.  Cigar's victory is still celebrated by the United Arab Emirates because it signaled...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxing is back at the Forum (3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90305) and the historic inaugural brawl will feature four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MÁRQUEZ battling former junior welterweight world champion and the pride of Colorado “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO. Márquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), of México City, a longtime...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Khan to face Luis Collazo on Mayweather-Maidana undercard

In a showcase welterweight fight designed to establish Floyd Mayweather's next potential opponent in September 2014, British star Amir Khan will take on Brooklyn native and WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo in a 12-round bout in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 3.  The fight will immediately precede the Mayweather-Marcos Maidana main event."I'm looking...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson's complicated political views revealed in book Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life After Baseball

Perhaps it really was just a harmless gesture of frustration, but a San Francisco Giants fan provoked a flurry of disdain by tossing a banana at Orioles star Adam Jones last season. A week prior to this incident a defacement of a Jackie Robinson statue — in Brooklyn of all places — generated a flurry of condemnation as well. At a minimum, the response to these incidents shows...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Buss Timeline and the Decline of the Lakers Republic

In these troubling times, many fans in Los Angeles and around the country must be asking themselves how the Lakers Republic transformed into the present Empire run by Jim Buss. The championships and playoff runs were flowing steadily until just the last couple of years. The drop off from being the gold standard in professional sports to laughingstock of the NBA all seemed to happen...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Clippers' Blake Griffin named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Ever since point guard Chris Paul was injured earlier in the season, Los Angeles Clippers' forward Blake Griffin has been on an MVP-level tear and has not looked back.  Today, Griffin was recognized for his recent outstanding play, as the Charlotte Bobcats’ Al Jefferson and Griffin were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively.Griffin helped...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Boy adds Malignaggi-Porter title bout to April 19 card

Golden Boy Promotions has added a third title bout to its upcoming April 19 card headlined by Bernard Hopkins, as welterweights Paulie Malignaggi and Shawn Porter will clash for the IBF title.  The three bouts will be televised on Showtime and will take place at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.“I’m excited to be back in a title fight so soon after my win over Zab Judah....
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers acquire offensive lineman Jonathan Martin from Miami Dolphins

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a trade with the Miami Dolphins for offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, the whistleblower who made national headlines last season for claiming that he was bullied by a teammate.  In exchange, the Dolphins will receive a draft choice, reported by other outlets to be a conditional 7th round pick.The trade reunites the 24-year-old Martin with...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers trade for quarterback Blaine Gabbert

The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have acquired quarterback and former first round pick Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.  Other outlets have reported that the pick is a 6th round choice.Gabbert must first pass a physical for the trade to be executed.Gabbert left school early to enter the NFL Draft, but never...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy lose at home to Real Salt Lake in 2014 season opener

Carson, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Galaxy opened the 2014 MLS Season on Saturday night with a 1-0 defeat to nemesis Real Salt Lake at the Stubhub Center.  The loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Galaxy, as RSL defeated LA in the 2013 playoffs, ending the Galaxy’s hopes for a three-peat of MLS titles.LA entered this season as the same juggernaut they have been over the course...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA forms new Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) today entered into a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement that will start with the 2014 season and continue through 2021.With one of the league's signature franchises, the LA Sparks, recently undergoing an ownership change due to lack of profitably...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Stackhouse 1-on-1 interview

Listen to our 1-on-1 interview with former UNC and NBA baller Jerry Stackhouse.  We recently caught up with Jerry on the red carpet in Los Angeles at the movie premiere of the "Blue Bloods" documentary.  The documentary examines the Duke-UNC basketball rivalry from the fans' perspective.In our short interview, Stackhouse discussed the rivalry and his future plans...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxing Radio Show: Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight preview and prediction

Listen as our expert boxing panel discusses the latest news in the Sweet Science.  In this episode, we will preview this weekend's upcoming fights, including the Canelo Alvarez versus Alfredo Angulo PPV bout. The show will feature interviews with rising star Leo Santa Cruz, and Angulo's trainer, Virgil Hunter.We will also recap last Saturday's fights, including Orlando...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Whitecaps 2014 Season Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps are still a work in progress entering their fourth season, as new coach Carl Robinson, his assistant Martyn Perl, and the Caps' brass are building a team for the future. Robinson and his team will get a very good test on Saturday at BC Place against The Red Bulls from New York.The Caps youth movement includes the likes of Kekuta Manneh, 19; Marcos Bustas...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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