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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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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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Curtis Stevens takes on Hassan N'Dam in IBF middleweight eliminator bout in Santa Monica

On Wednesday, October 1, local Los Angeles boxing fans will get to see one of the sport's most powerful middleweights at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, when hard-punching Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) will face Hassan N'Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) in a mandatory bout to earn a shot at the IBF Middleweight World Championship Belt currently held by Australia's Sam Soliman (44...
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Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies of cancer

Long time Southern California boxing promoter Dan Goossen has died of liver cancer according to statement released this morning from the Goossen family. The news came as a shock to both fans and media, most of whom were unaware that he was ill.Goossen promoted such stars as Andre Ward, Chris Arreola, and Paul Williams, although he recently had been in litigation with Ward over...
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UCLA's Brett Hundley and Ishmael Adams earn PAC-12 Player of the Week honors

Following the UCLA Bruins breakthrough 62-27 blowout win on the road at Arizona State last Thursday, quarterback Brett Hundley and defensive back Ishmael Adams have been named offensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.  Stanford linebacker Peter Kalambayi also was named defensive Player of the Week.Hundley, a junior, threw for four touchdowns and ran for...
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Los Angeles Dodgers clinch NL West Division with 9-1 thrashing of rival Giants

In front of a packed house at Chavez Ravine Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the 2014 National League West Division with a 9-1 blowout of the San Francisco Giants thanks to some highlight plays from stars Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig.  The division title was the club’s second consecutive and 13th overall.Kershaw is so good that even when he's not at his...
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Los Angeles Lakers sign veteran guard Ronnie Price

Looking to add some depth at the point guard position, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed point guard Ronnie Price, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is for one year at the league minimum.In an ideal world, Jeremy Lin would play the bulk of the minutes at the position, with Steve Nash getting the remainder.  However...
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Top 3 observations from boxer Canelo Alvarez's new multi-bout deal with HBO

Canelo Alvarez / Photo Credit: Image Group LALos Angeles -- At a press conference today, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, HBO Sports President Ken Hershman, and boxing star Canelo Álvarez announced a new agreement to showcase the popular fighter's matches on HBO.The deal figures to significantly impact the sport in the next few years, not only by bringing more...
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NFL Week 4 Thursday game preview: Washington and Giants look to escape NFC East cellar

This Thursday the NFL will hit the season’s quarter mark when Washington (1-2) hosts one of their NFC East rivals in the New York Giants (1-2).  Both teams currently trail the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys in the division standings.After an 0-2 start, the Giants secured their first win with a 30-17 victory over the Houston Texans behind running back Rashad Jennings...
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Mavs Sign Charlie Villanueva

The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent forward Charlie Villanueva today. As a stretch 4, Villanueva might be able to provide a perimeter threat off the bench when Mavs star power forward Dirk Nowitsky gets his rest.The 6'11" Villanueva spent his the last five seasons with the Detroit Pistons.The former University of Connecticut standout was originally drafted by the Toronto...
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Pittsburgh Steelers sign familiar face in recently-retired linebacker James Harrison

With injuries mounting and the team's defense in need of a boost, the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) signed linebacker James Harrison today. Harrison, a former standout at the position who recently announced his retirement on September 5, returns to the Steelers for a 12th season in the NFL, and an 11th with Pittsburgh (2002, 2004-12 with Pittsburgh and 2013 with Cincinnati).  He...
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Los Angeles Lakers sign four more free agents to training camp roster

Just one day after signing free agent shooting guard Wayne Ellington, the Los Angeles Lakers inked four additional free agents to bring their training camp roster to 18 players overall, as the team signed Keith Appling, Jabari Brown, Roscoe Smith, and Jeremy Tyler, General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today.Appling played four collegiate seasons at Michigan State (2010-14), averaged...
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UFC 181 Weidman-Belfort main event bout is dropped due to injury

Fans hoping to catch exciting middleweight champion Chris Weidman in action once more will be disappointed to learn that he has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his December 6 fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC 181, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today in a press release.  The fight will be rescheduled to a later date.As a result, UFC welterweight...
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Los Angeles Lakers sign two-guard Wayne Ellington

The Los Angeles Lakers bolstered their three-point shooting ability today, as General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced that the team signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington.With the loss of long range gunner Jodie Meeks this offseason to free agency, Ellington figures to fill Meeks' former role of providing outside shooting off the bench.  Last season in Dallas, Ellington shot...
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Los Angeles Galaxy clinch playoff spot with 2-1 home win over FC Dallas

Carson, Calif. -- The Los Angeles  Galaxy came into their home game Saturday night against FC Dallas with a chance to tie Seattle for first place in the Western Conference after learning earlier in the day that Seattle played New York and lost badly on the road.Fortunately for the Galaxy and its 22,863 fans in attendance, the team -- with the help of an effective late substitution...
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Vikings change position again and place Adrian Peterson on Exempt List indefinitely

With the bad publicity from Adrian Peterson's child abuse allegations increasing, and with various corporate sponsors starting to abandon their NFL ties, the Minnesota Vikings front office has again changed their position as to the playing status of their star running back.After some apparent pressure and prodding from the NFL, the Vikings have elected to place Peterson on the...
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NFL Week 3 Thursday Game Preview: Falcons look to rebound at home against Bucs

The past two weeks in the NFL have been some of the most tumultuous in recent memory for reasons that have nothing to do with football.  In fact, the serious nature of the various controversies -- domestic violence, child abuse, and perhaps a league cover-up -- have made the games seem almost trivial in comparison.Nevertheless, the games will resume, and Week 3 begins on Thursday...
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Los Angeles Lakers announce coaching staff for 2014-2015 NBA season

The Los Angeles Lakers filled out their coaching staff today, as General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced in a press release that Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen, and Mark Madsen will serve as assistant coaches on head coach Byron Scott’s staff.Additionally, it was announced that Clay Moser (assistant coach/head advance NBA scout), Larry Lewis (assistant coach/director of player development...
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Running back Adrian Peterson to play for Vikings this Sunday against Saints

After getting blown out by the New England Patriots on Sunday, 30-7, the Minnesota Vikings (1-1) have suddenly, and not surprisingly, changed their thinking on star running back Adrian Peterson.Peterson, who was deactivated and did not play on Sunday due to his pending criminal case in Texas, will fully participate in this week’s practices and meetings, and is expected to play...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

LA fans finally get brief glimpse of Dodgers as Time Warner agrees to 6-game deal with KDOC

One of the biggest farces in recent Southern California sports history has been the television deal the Los Angeles Dodgers signed with Time Warner Cable.  That agreement filled the team's coffers and gave them a return on their hefty purchase of the franchise from the incompetent Frank McCourt, but also made the team largely absent from the public view.In other words, because...
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LA Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw continues outstanding season with NL Player of the Week honor

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has not only solidified his status as the best pitcher in baseball with his superior play this season, but also is likely closing in that rare accomplishment that pitchers rarely enjoy -- the MVP award.Although that hardware is not in his trophy case quite yet, Kershaw continues to rack up more honors along the way, as today he was named the...
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UCLA's Jerry Neuheisel and Ishmael Adams earn PAC-12 Player of the Week honors

Things were looking bleak for UCLA Saturday night in Arlington, Texas -- Heisman candidate quarterback Brett Hundley had been knocked out of the game with an arm injury, the team was down 17-13 to an upset-minded Texas Longhorns squad, and the Bruins' offense had just turned the ball over with a late fourth fumble.Despite those dire circumstances, the Bruins would manage to pull...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers lose center Nick Hardwick for the season

As if the team's opening weekend 18-17 loss to the Cardinals was not a bitter enough pill to swallow, the San Diego Chargers received another dose of bad news when one of the team’s most consistent performers, starting center Nick Hardwick, was lost for the remainder of the season and placed on the Reserve-Injured list due to a neck injury.“Nick is a warrior; a true pro...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry Bill Simmons, the 1987 Lakers, not the 1986 Celtics, are the greatest team ever

For any self-respecting NBA fan on the west coast, challenging Bill Simmons and his ever-increasing sphere of Celtics propaganda is not merely an option, it is a duty. The DSH intends to fight all the battles it can, starting with BS claims that the 1986 Boston Celtics were better than the 1987 Lakers.Last month it was announced that Bill Simmons (hereinafter "Simmons"...
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