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Los Angeles Lakers officially sign Nick Young to multi-year deal

The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed athletic swingman Nick Young to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $21.5 million over 4 years.Young, aka "Swaggy P," became a locker room and fan favorite during last year's miserable season due to his laid-back personality and scoring...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Angels trade for All-Star closer Huston Street

Currently sitting 1.5 games behind the AL West-leading Oakland A's and looking for bullpen stability, the Los Angeles Angels (58-37) have made a major move toward upgrading its relief corps, as the team acquired standout righty closer Huston Street and right-handed pitching prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres, in exchange for minor leaguers infielder Taylor Lindsey...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers acquire forward Carlos Boozer

One team's trash is another team's treasure apparently, as the Bulls' decision to upgrade its frontcourt by amnestying Carlos Boozer and adding ex-Laker Pau Gasol, has in turn prompted the Lakers to replace Gasol with the less-costly Boozer, as Los Angeles was awarded the contract of Carlos Boozer on a partial waiver claim, it was announced Thursday by Lakers General...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Galaxy defeat Real Salt Lake in key Western Conference match, 1-0

Carson, Calif. -- After a draw against Portland in last weekend’s matchup at the Stubhub Center, the Los Angeles Galaxy had another weekend home game against a Western Conference foe in rival Real Salt Lake.  RSL knocked the Galaxy out of the 2013 playoffs and entered with the second-best record in the West.Although the Galaxy would remain without world-class defender Omar Gonzalez...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch announced

In a rematch that has "Mayweather unanimous decision" written all over it, Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana have agreed to fight once more in a bout billed as “MAYHEM: Mayweather versus Maidana II.”  This welterweight world championship fight will take place Saturday, September 13, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and will be shown live on Showtime PPV.The first Mayweather...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers trade guard Jarrett Jack in three-team deal with eye toward LeBron James

In a move that will free up cap space and facilitate the potential signing of LeBron James should he elect to leave Miami, the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Boston’s 2015 second round pick as well as the rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic in a three-team trade that sends Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to Brooklyn, and Tyler Zeller and the Cavs’ 2016 top 10 protected...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

PAC-12 has 18 players on 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

Contrary to the fictional image of "all offense, no D" West Coast football promoted by Bristol and various other corporate media, the Pac-12 Conference led all leagues with 18 players on the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, with Oregon, Stanford, USC, and Washington supplying the majority from that conference. The award honors the NCAA's top defensive player...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Russell Westbrook will not play for Team USA this summer

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, has confirmed with USA Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo that he will not be able to participate on the USA Basketball Men’s National Team this summer.Westbrook has had a history of knee problems the last two seasons which have curtailed the number of games he has been able to...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA World Cup 2014: Semifinals Preview show

Listen as our expert panel breaks down this week's Semifinal games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  In this episode we will analyze the Brazil-Germany game, and will discuss how Brazil will be affected by the loss of two of its key players.  We will review the circumstances of the Neymar injury, and will ask our special guest physician about his recovery time.  In addition, we...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Galaxy and Timbers fight to 2-2 draw

Carson, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Galaxy hosted the Portland Timbers on the 4th of July at the Stubhub Center with both teams tied for sixth place in the West. The Galaxy came into the game with a win against San Jose the previous week and were looking to continue their momentum.Omar Gonzalez was treated to a standing ovation on his return from the World Cup by the 27,000 in attendance...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Dodgers Clayton Kershaw named NL Pitcher of the Month for June

After a rough, injury-filled start to the season, there now can be no question that Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is back and better than ever, as the lefty has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for June.Kershaw, who threw his first career no-hitter on June 18, was tops among qualifying Major League pitchers with a 0.82 ERA (4 ER/44.0 IP) last month, while...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers announce NBA Summer League squad, top pick Julius Randle to play

The Los Angeles Lakers today announced their roster invitees for the 2014 NBA Summer League, and in a treat for the team's fans, top draft pick Julius Randle (7th overall) is expected to play.  Also featured on the squad are second round pick Jordan Clarkson (46th overall), returning Laker point guard Kendall Marshall, and speedy NBA vet Rodrigue Beaubois, a former Dallas Maverick...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Introduce Julius Randle

El Segundo, CA - The Los Angeles Lakers today introduced Julius Randle to the media today. Randle was selected by the Lakers as the 7th pick of the First Round in last week's NBA Draft. He was the highest draft selection by the franchise since James Worthy was taken #1 in 1982.Sitting beside Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, Randle expressed confidence that he might be able to contribute...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks trade for center Ryan Kesler

After being treated to perhaps the most exciting playoff run in NHL history with the LA Kings, Southern California fans now could be in for even more thrills next season, as the Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have acquired center Ryan Kesler and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Knicks trade center Tyson Chandler to Mavericks in six-player deal

In a move the Dallas Mavericks hope will duplicate their past success, the team acquired former Maverick and 2011 NBA Champion Tyson Chandler, as well as guard Raymond Felton from the New York Knicks, in exchange for center Samuel Dalembert, guards Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, and Shane Larkin, and two 2014 second round draft choices (picks 34 and 51).The deal appears to make...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye Swaggy P? Nick Young declines option with Lakers and becomes free agent

According to a release by the Los Angeles Lakers, the team was informed today by agent Mark Bartelstein that his client, Nick Young, will not be exercising his option to extend his contract, making him a free agent.The move is not a surprise considering that Young signed on the cheap last season, played well as one of the team's few scoring threats, and likely will command significantly...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings sign playoff hero Marian Gaborik to 7-year deal

The Los Angeles Kings' management has produced two Stanley Cup Champion squads in the last three years and apparently is intent on keeping the franchise's unprecedented string of success going and retaining its core group of players, as the team today signed pending unrestricted free agent Marian Gaborik to a new seven-year deal.The Kings first acquired Gaborik in a March...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers sign cornerback Brandon Flowers away from rival Chiefs

The San Diego Chargers continue to add depth and talent to a secondary that will have to face Peyton Manning twice this season, as the team agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers.  Other outlets have reported that the one-year deal includes a $1.5 million signing bonus, and potentially could be worth $5 million if certain incentives are...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw earns NL Player of the Week honor

After throwing a 15-strikeout no-hitter in one of the most dominant pitching performances in recent history, starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 22.  The Dodgers lead all Major League clubs with 22 no-hitters all-time.Kershaw (7-2, 2.52 ERA) was unhittable in his only start of the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Guerrero returns from layoff to win brutal bout over Kamegai

Carson, Calif. -- Fresh off a thirteen-month hiatus, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs) likely could use another similar break after battling to a unanimous decision victory in a rough twelve-round bout against Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21 KOs) Saturday night at the StubHub Center in front of 5,711 fans.  The judges scored the bout 117-111, 117-111...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers go international, hire David Blatt to be next head coach

In an out-of-the-box move the Cleveland Cavaliers hope will return them to the playoffs, the franchise has named David Blatt as the team’s new head coach.  Although Blatt is an American, much of his professional coaching and playing experience occurred in Europe.Other outlets have reported that Blatt signed a three-year deal worth about $10 million, with a fourth-year team option...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Preview Show

Listen below to our expert soccer panel as we preview and discuss the latest news on the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In this show, we will analyze group play and predict which teams will advance. We will include in-depth analysis on the teams from Mexico and the United States, focusing on Mexico's opening matchup with Cameroon and the USA's controversial decision...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves name Flip Saunders head coach . . . again

Who says you can't revisit the past? Today the Minnesota Timberwolves named Flip Saunders, the team's coach from 1995 to 2005, to be the franchise's new head coach. In his first stint with the team, Saunders led the KG-Sprewell-Cassell 'Wolves to the 2004 Western Conference Finals. Saunders will remain as the team's President of Basketball Operations, a position...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Thabiso Mchunu's cruiserweight bout cancelled one day before the fight

In an embarrassing turn of events that should never happen to a world class boxing card, Real Steel Promotions' Electric Storm Tournament scheduled to take place tomorrow Pretoria, South Africa, has been postponed.  Headlining local cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu was scheduled to participate in a ten-round undercard bout against Brazilian Julio Cesar Dos Santos, but his that fight...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 2014 Spurs-Heat Finals Preview: Spurs Seek Redemption

The Spurs were so close.  So devastatingly close.  Perhaps closer to winning an NBA championship, without actually winning, than any team has ever been in NBA history.Up four points, 28 seconds remaining, with Manu Ginobili heading to the line -- San Antonio clearly had Game Six of the 2013 NBA finals, and yet another NBA title, in the bag.  The task was simple: Just make free...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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