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As the Slava Voynov issue continues to twist and turn -- our Nick Cotsonika has updates from Voynov's attorney and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly -- there is still a hockey component for Voynov's indefinite suspension by the league under suspicion of…Upvote Share Tweet
Police probe complaint against Blake Griffinnba.com 33 minutes agoPolice in Las Vegas are investigating a man's complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetDodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe shrugs off claims he's to blame for Lakers' decline: 'Things are never as bleak as they seem'yahoo.com 2 hours agoOur last two 10-man rotation posts have led with long pieces considering whether Kobe Bryant's to blame for the Los Angeles Lakers' unseemly predicament. The thrust came with the publication Monday of Henry Abbott's ESPN the Magazine feature, replete wi…Upvote Share Tweet
BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippersyahoo.com 3 hours agoSo, now it’s on the players. Currently, Clipper fans don’t have to hate themselves, as they probably did at times, for paying to see a team owned by Donald Sterling. NBA fans, as we often did, don’t have to hate ourselves anymore while enjoying those la…Upvote Share Tweet
Rutherford on Fleury's future; Grabovski to IR; Joe Thornton's old hair (Puck Headlines)yahoo.com 4 hours agoHere are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Via LA Kings mascot Bailey: Good job, good effort, NBC. [Tumblr] • Chris Johns…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Sunsdimemag.com 4 hours agoThe Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of i…Upvote Share Tweet
Beaten Giants fan Stow hopes to walk againESPN.com 6 hours agoThe San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodgers fans says he is happy to be alive and wants to learn to walk and run normally again.Upvote Share TweetFormer Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warriorsdimemag.com 6 hours agoDeAndre Jordan can jump. We all know that. But what’s equally impressive though often overlooked about the Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer is his incredible speed and dexterity for a player his size. Jordan moves and contorts like a 6-7, 210 pound small…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 8 hours agoIt may have been providence last night for the Suns and free agent acqusition Isaiah Thomas. The 5-9 point guard was in the perfect spot to knock down a 20-foot jumper and send the Lakers-Suns preseason game into overtime right in front of undefeated bo…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Will the Oilers shop Eberle or Yakupov?thehockeynews.com 8 hours agoThough the Edmonton Oilers finally won their first game of the season, their early-season struggles continue to generate trade speculation. Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry told Sportsnet 590 he thinks the Oilers must trade one of their good young pl…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 13 hours agoKobe Bryant, speaking to media after an ESPN The Magazine piece suggested he played a significant role in the Lakers' recent slide, said it wasn't the first critical article focused on him and wouldn't be the last.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 19 hours agoLakers point guard Jeremy Lin returned in a 114-108 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a sprained left ankle.Upvote Share Tweet
Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting NewsMLB.com 21 hours agoAngels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutinydimemag.com 23 hours agoIt hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday m…Upvote Share Tweet
Calder-eligible Tanner Pearson doing more with less than anyone on the Kingsthehockeynews.com Oct 21 (yesterday)It’s a very small sample size, but if Tanner Pearson continues the torrid pace he’s set through the first six games of the season, a replica of the Calder Trophy will be sitting on his mantle next summer. And this begs two questions. The first is: Why o…Upvote Share Tweet
What It Was Like Driving My Dream Car, A Hyperbluprle McLaren P1, Homedeadspin.com Oct 21 (yesterday)C.J Wilson is this car enthusiast we know who always seems to have a smile on his face, a camera around his neck, and a gear spinning in his heart. We've been told he also "pitches" for something called the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Here'…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchisenba.com Oct 21 (yesterday)Byron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best.Upvote Share Tweet
With pieces in place, Clippers look for first championshipnba.com Oct 21 (yesterday)Believing the Los Angeles Clippers were just a few pieces away from contending for the franchise's first NBA championship, coach Doc Rivers went out and upgraded the roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Los Angeles Kings pick Adrian Kempe brings power to The Hot Listthehockeynews.com Oct 21 (yesterday)The big news in the prospect world right now concerns the class-action lawsuit filed against the CHL and without going into too much detail, I think this could have a dramatic effect on junior hockey. With profits and losses so extreme across the contin…Upvote Share Tweet
Phil Jackson Supports Kobe On TwitterOct 22Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Phil Jackson's tweet of support to Lakers guard Kobe Bryant following Henry Abbott's ESPN The Magazine article about how Bryant is the reason for the Lakers' demise.
Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers?Oct 21Henry Abbott discusses how Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is destroying the franchise from within.
Suns Survive Against LakersOct 21Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 27 points in the Lakers' 114-108 overtime loss to the Suns.
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLOct 21Jim Basquil, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at the NHL's suspension of Slava Voynov, the Islanders' surprising start and the Avalanche's early slide that has fans asking if it's time to panic in Colorado.
Clayton's mailbag -- Big-name wide receiver trades carry riskOct 21John Clayton's mailbag: Trading for a big-name receiver, such as Percy Harvin, comes with a risk.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.