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Showtime returns, at least for one day

Jamaal Wilkes (far left), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott (center)Magic Johnson and Mitch Kupchak (far left) at Lakers press conferencePhoto by Oliver PetalverEl Segundo, CA - Byron Scott introduction as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday had a distinctively nostalgic feel, perhaps in no small part because former “Showtime” teammates and Hall of Famers...
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Broadcasting legend Vin Scully will return to LA Dodgers booth in 2015

Iconic Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully yesterday announced his return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 66th season in 2015. The announcement was made by several Dodger players on Dodger Vision during the team's game against the Atlanta Braves.“It is very difficult to say goodbye,” said Scully. “God willing I will be back next year. Over the years I...
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Los Angeles Lakers finally hire Byron Scott to be head coach

After weeks of delay and speculation, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally hired a head coach, inking former Showtime Laker Byron Scott to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $17 million over 4 years.Unlike in-over-their-heads predecessors Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni, Scott is the...
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Los Angeles Lakers sign forward Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed athletic free agent forward and former lottery pick Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is for one year at the league minimum.The 6'7" Johnson is an outstanding leaper who can finish on the break and hit his fair share of spot-up treys.  Despite such potential...
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Inter Milan defeats Real Madrid in International Champions Cup

Berkeley, Calif. --  The International Champions Cup tournament has returned to the United States this summer with the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Liverpool showcasing their teams.  On Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid and Inter Milan faced off at Cal Berkeley Memorial Stadium in the first game of the tournament for the two teams, both of whom are in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love withdraws from 2014 USA Basketball National Team

Just one day after Blake Griffin officially withdrew from Team USA's 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup squad, another elite power forward followed suit, as Kevin Love informed USA Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo that because of his current status he will be unavailable to participate with the National Team this summer.By his "status" one can assume Love means the ongoing...
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Receiver Jordy Nelson signs extension with Green Bay Packers

In a move that should make star quarterback Aaron Rodgers very happy, Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson announced today that the team has signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is with $39 million over 4 years and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus.In 2013, Nelson posted career highs with 85 receptions...
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Byron Scott is absolutely the right choice for the Lakers

Multiple reports have come out that Byron Scott has been offered the Lakers head coaching job and that the two sides are in negotiations regarding the terms of the contract.The general feeling among a surprising amount of the public and media is that Scott is at worst a bad selection, and at best, a safe but uninspired choice. Even some of Scott’s proponents have offered only qualified...
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LA Lakers sign guard Xavier Henry

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard and former first round pick Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported the deal is for one year at the veteran's minimum of approximately $1 million. Henry showed an ability to score last year, despite often playing out of position at point guard.  His season was limited...
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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley ready to lead Bruins to a title

One would be hard-pressed to find another conference in the country capable of matching the PAC-12's talent at the quarterback position this season. Of those quarterbacks, arguably the most talented and NFL-ready is UCLA's redshirt junior Brett Hundley.Hundley is the unquestioned leader of a Bruins squad picked by the media to finish first in the PAC-12 South Division this...
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Clippers Blake Griffin withdraws from 2014 USA Basketball Team, guard John Wall added

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has withdrawn from participating with the U.S. Men's National Team this summer, USA Basketball announced. Griffin has had a history of knee problems and perhaps wanted to avoid the wear and tear of an active summer with the team.  Russell Westbrook recently withdrew from the team as well.In addition, USA Basketball National Team Managing...
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Orlando Magic sign guard Luke Ridnour

With highly-touted rookie point guard Elfrid Payton expected to get big minutes this year, and with mainstay Jameer Nelson no longer on the team, the Orlando Magic needed someone to mentor their prized youngster and have signed veteran free agent guard Luke Ridnour to fill that role.“We’re extremely excited to welcome Luke (Ridnour) and his family to Orlando,” said General...
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Interview with UCLA Bruins football coach Jim Mora

Listen to our exclusive 7-minute, one-on-one interview with UCLA Bruins head football coach Jim Mora at the 2014 PAC-12 Media Day.  In the interview, we will discuss a variety of topics, including the development of star quarterback and Heisman candidate Brett Hundley, Mora's success at the NCAA level, and the recent retirement of Green Bay Packers and Bruins alum Johnathan...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones to face Cormier in UFC 178 after Gustafsson injures knee; Belfort-Weidman square off in UFC 181

Only one day after announcing that the Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch had been scheduled for September 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the UFC has now had to amend its plans, as Gustafsson, the number-one ranked light heavyweight contender, has suffered a knee injury that has forced him to withdraw from his UFC 178 bout with Jones.As a result, second-ranked...
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Los Angeles Lakers announce official signing of big man Jordan Hill

Only hours after holding a press conference for newcomer Ed Davis, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has also signed scrappy forward/center Jordan Hill to a multi-year contract. Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $18 million over two years, with a team option after the first season.Hill is projected to be the team's...
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LA Lakers announce signing of forward Ed Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward and former first round pick Ed Davis, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $2 million over two years.Davis, 25,  is a raw, still-developing big man who has put up decent rebounding numbers in limited minutes during his career.  A four-year NBA veteran,...
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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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10 days 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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12 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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13 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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18 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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21 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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21 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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21 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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23 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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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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