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Don Monson signs 5-year extension with Long Beach State

Long Beach State head coach Dan Monson signed a five-year contract extension to remain in charge of the Men’s Basketball program through the 2018-19 season.Monson and legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian are the only two individuals to lead the program to three consecutive postseason appearances. Monson is expected to pass Tarkanian for the most wins at Long Beach State with his 123rd...
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Dallas Mavericks sign J.J. Barea; Waive Gal Mekel

The Dallas Mavericks yesterday signed free agent guard Jose Juan Barea. The terms of the deal were not announced. Barea will wear number 5.The 6-0 point guard played for the Timberwolves the past three seasons, but he is very well known to the Mavericks.  He holds career averages of 8.3 points, 3.4 assists and 19.0 minutes in 509 career games (59 starts) while shooting .419 from...
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LA Lakers season off to disastrous start: Rookie Julius Randle likely out for season after blowout loss to Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers 2014-2015 season has started off sour and gone downhill quickly from there.  Just a few days after learning that Steve Nash would be lost for the year, the team opened up Tuesday at home against Dwight Howard, James Harden, and the Houston Rockets.The game was never really competitive, as the Lakers fell behind by 12 at the end of the first quarter, and trailed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers Week 9 NFL Thursday Game Preview

The NFL kicks off Week 9 on Thursday night with two NFC South teams looking to get back to the .500 mark when the New Orleans Saints (3-4) hit the road to take on the Carolina Panthers (3-4-1).  At stake will be first place in the division.This will be the 39th matchup between the two clubs, with Carolina leading the series 20-18. The Panthers have also won three of the past ...
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College Football Playoff initial rankings come out with heavy SEC bias

The College Football Playoff announced the first selection committee top 25 ranking, and already the 12-person committee (temporarily without Archie Manning this season) has shown the presence of an SEC bias many feared might emerge. “The College Football Playoff selection committee met for the past two days and we engaged in a lively and detailed discussion about who the best...
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PAC-12 Conference implements major new reforms for student-athletes

The Pac-12 Conference today adopted significant reforms for its student-athletes, including but not limited to guaranteed four-year athletic scholarships, continuing education, improved health care, and liberalized transfer rules.  The changes were approved by a vote of the presidents and chancellors of the Conference’s 12 member universities.“This fulfills a promise we made...
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Los Angeles Kings' Jeff Carter earns this week's NHL "Three Stars" honor

The defending world champion Los Angeles Kings have gotten off to a hot start this season, and this week one of their primary contributors was recognized for his efforts, as center Jeff Carter was named as one of the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending October 26. Also named to the list were Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens and New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash out for the year: What it means and what it doesn’t

The news that Steve Nash will not be playing for the Lakers this season is disappointing, but hardly unexpected. Few rational observers really believed Nash would be playing more than a handful of games this season anyway. To his credit, Nash, still one of the coolest guys ever to wear a Lakers uniform, never tried to fool anyone about what he believed might happen this season,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

DSH's Weekly Boxing Notebook: Pacquiao on weight already for Algieri, Bernard Hopkins amazes

For anyone who thought eight-division champion and WBO welterweight belt holder Manny Pacquiao might be overlooking his next opponent, WBO junior welterweight champ Chris Algieri, those thoughts should be quickly to put to rest after seeing his media workout today in his General Santos City gym.  Pacquiao surprised many by already making weight several weeks before fight night.“Weight...
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Jeanie Buss response to ESPN Article was off the mark

The critical piece about Kobe Bryant in ESPN Magazine by HenryAbbott certainly made waves this past week in the basketball world. In his article, Abbott openly asked whether Bryant has been heavily or even primarily responsible for the Lakers downfall since they last won an NBA title back in 2010. (*Note for people who have difficulty understanding things or those that don't...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo out indefinitely due to facial fracture

The Orlando Magic's young roster was expected to struggle this year, and today's news will not make things any easier, as second-year guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced.Oladipo, who was evaluated Thursday afternoon, will undergo a corrective surgical procedure on Saturday...
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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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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