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Los Angeles Lakers announce point guard Steve Nash is out for the season

The Los Angeles Lakers have announced in a press release issued today that point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-2015 NBA season due to a recurring back injury.  Nash, 40, has had a history of health problems since arriving via a trade to Los Angeles, and this latest episode might officially end the career of one of the top point guards in league history.After consultations...
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Prep Football Focus: Episode II of new documentary series "A Coach in the Deep East"

An interesting new football documentary series by Grit Media focuses on Castlemont High School's football team, a school located in the rough neighborhood of East Oakland, California. Known as the "Kill Zone," East Oakland is an area that has seen its share of violent crime, but Ed Washington, a new coach for Castlemont's football team and a relatively young man...
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5 Things Lakers Review: What we learned against Phoenix, what to look for tonight

Here are five lesson learned from the Lakers loss against the Phoenix Suns last night, and five more things to watch for in tonight's game against the Portland Trailblazers.What we learned against Phoenix#1. The Lakers have made significant progress on defense.The Suns shot just 41.3% from the floor last night, and a lot of that had to do with the attacking Lakers defense. They...
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San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos Week 8 NFL Thursday Game Preview

Critics who have blasted the quality of the NFL's Thursday night matchups this season will not have much room to complain this week, as Week 8 will have two of the AFC's best teams clashing in a division rivalry when the Denver Broncos (5-1) face the San Diego Chargers (5-2) at Denver's Mile High Stadium. The matchup figures to have plenty of offensive fireworks because...
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High School football documentary "A Coach in the Deep East" provides interesting view on the power of coaches to mentor young athletes

Too often the narrative we hear today about high school sports concerns elite -- some might say "pampered" -- recruits, and their potential college choices in the NCAA cattle-call. In other cases, we might hear about the latest wave of athletes transferring to far off high schools to form prep "super teams."But buried underneath those headlines is the fact that...
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Los Angeles Galaxy sign defender A.J. DeLaGarza to multi-year extension

The Los Angeles Galaxy announced today in a press release that the club has signed defender A.J. DeLaGarza to a multi-year contract extension. “We’re thrilled to sign A.J. to a multi-year contract,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said. “He is one of the most versatile defenders in MLS and has been an important part of our club’s success both on and...
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New England Patriots acquire former UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers in trade with Titans

After struggling a bit to start the season, the New England Patriots (5-2) have more or less stabilized things, and are now looking to provide Tom Brady and company with some help in a very competitive AFC.Today, the Patriots announced that they have at least added a piece to their defense, acquiring LB Akeem Ayers in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. Other outlets have reported...
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Cain Velasquez injures knee and withdraws from UFC 180

The UFC's plan to stage a major card in Mexico City had all the makings of a rousing success -- a heavyweight main event, two elite fighters, and a "name" headliner of Mexican heritage.  The local public seemed to agree, as the fight quickly sold out its 20,000-plus tickets in only a matter of hours.Unfortunately, many of those fans today will be disappointed to learn...
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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov suspended due to domestic violence incident

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence.Voynov was arrested for allegedly violating California Penal Code section 273.5.The suspension was imposed under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...
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Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen earns NHL "Three Stars" honor

The Anaheim Ducks currently stand atop the Western Conference standings due in large part to the play of goaltender Frederik Andersen.  Today, Andersen was recognized for his outstanding performances this past week, as he, Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending October 19.FREDERIK...
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New York Jets-New England Patriots Week 7 Thursday Game Preview

Week 7 in the NFL begins on Thursday night with an AFC East divisional matchup featuring two teams seemingly headed in opposite directions, as the New York Jets (1-5) will go on the road to face the New England Patriots (4-2) at Gillette Stadium.Despite a reasonably competitive 31-17 loss at home to Denver last week, the Jets have been struggling lately and will be looking to end...
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Los Angeles Kings sign defenseman Jake Muzzin to 5-year extension

The Los Angeles Kings have retained another piece of their championship nucleus for the long haul, signing defenseman Jake Muzzin to a five-year contract extension, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today in a team press release.The 6-3, 216-pound Ontario native's new contract extends him through the 2019-20 campaign.  He has not played yet in a game with the Kings...
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University of Hawaii suspends running back Joey Iosefa for 3 games due to his arrest

The University of Hawaii has issued a press release stating that running back Joey Iosefa has been suspended from the football team for the next three games and will no longer serve as team captain due to his arrest over the weekend. Iosefa was arrested for allegedly driving drunk following Hawaii's second win of the season, a 38-28 home victory over Wyoming. “I spoke with...
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Los Angeles Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman to head Baseball Operations

The Los Angeles Dodgers made their first significant move since their disappointing playoff ouster at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, as the team announced in a press release today the hiring of Andrew Friedman to the newly created position of President, Baseball Operations. The club also announced that Ned Colletti, the team's former General Manager, will remain with the...
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Canadian Soccer Association files response to players' lawsuit over 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

With all the claims of corruption and difficult playing conditions associated with the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup in Qatar, few would have thought that there would be another comparable controversy surrounding next year's 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.That all changed when players from various national teams participating in the event sought relief from the Human Rights...
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Los Angeles Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson to miss one week with calf injury

LA Lakers Jordan Clarkson / Photo: NBA MediaThe Los Angeles Lakers are just a couple of weeks into their first training camp with new head coach Byron Scott, and already the guard corps is starting to get hit by the injury bug.  In a press release issued today, the team announced that rookie guard and second round pick Jordan Clarkson was diagnosed with a moderate strain of his...
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PAC-12's Coordinator of Football Officiating resigns from post

The competency of the PAC-12's football officials has come into question in recent weeks, and perhaps in a related move or just mere coincidence, Tony Corrente, the league's Coordinator of Football Officiating, resigned from his position on Tuesday due to personal and professional reasons. PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has appointed Jim Blackwood as interim coordinator...
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Colts-Texans NFL Week 6 Thursday Game Preview

The top two teams in the AFC South will kick off Week 6 on Thursday night when star quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) face defensive standout J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans (3-2) at NRG Stadium in Houston.  The Colts have won three in a row – including last week’s 20-13 win over Baltimore – and the Texans are 2-0 this season at home.The red-hot Luck...
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PAC-12 fines and reprimands Colorado Buffaloes football coach Mike MacIntyre

The Pac-12 Conference today has reprimanded University of Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre and issued a fine of $10,000 for what it deemed to be "inappropriate conduct towards the officiating crew" at the conclusion of Colorado’s game with Oregon State on Saturday.  The Buffaloes lost 36-31.Following the conclusion of the contest, MacIntyre chased down the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chivas USA defeats Real Salt Lake, 1-0

Led by forward Felix Borja’s game-winner and goalkeeper Dan Kennedy’s clean sheet, Chivas USA shutout Real Salt Lake, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center to clinch the season series over the defending Western Conference champs.Chivas took a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute after striker Erick Torres got into range and attempted a chip shot over goalkeeper Nick Rimando that...
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Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young to have surgery on injured thumb

Injuries were expected to hit the Los Angeles Lakers' aging guard corps this year, but surprisingly the team's first casualty of the 2014-2015 season was not elder statesmen Kobe Bryant or Steve Nash, but rather Nick Young, who injured his right thumb in practice this week.  The team has yet to play its first preseason game.Young underwent an MRI exam Friday, and the results...
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Vive la France! Hassan N'Dam earns title shot with unanimous decision triumph over Curtis Stevens

Santa Monica, Calif. – After 12 rounds of stellar boxing, former WBO World Middleweight Champion Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) of France, was victorious over American ex-NABF Middleweight Champion Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) via a lopsided unanimous decision Wednesday night at the Barker Hangar.  The judges scored the fight 116-111, 116-111, and 119-108, all in favor of Hassan...
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Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers Week 5 Thursday Game Preview

A classic NFC North Division rivalry resumes in Week 5 of the NFL season on Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers (2-2), fresh off their clutch win over the Bears, will host the Minnesota Vikings (2-2) at historic Lambeau Field.Green Bay heads into Thursday night after a 38-17 win at Chicago, the 700th regular-season win in franchise history.  In the victory, star quarterback...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Preview Part 1 - Media Day

El Segundo, CA -  In his press conference last Friday, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak indicated that regardless of the expectations of critics "outside of this room" he anticipated the Lakers to compete for an NBA championship.However at Lakers Media Day yesterday, other than Kobe Bryant, the comments were mostly subdued from the rest of the team, with no bold proclamations...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp earns National League Player of the Month award

For a former MVP candidate who has dealt with serious injuries and multiple surgeries the past two seasons, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp received some confirmation today that his career is back on track, as he has been voted National League Player of the Month for September.Kemp led the Majors with nine home runs and tied his Dodger teammate Adrian Gonzalez for the Major...
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