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Paul frustrated with Clippers' struggles on DUpdated 8 hours ago Share Tweet
The Los Angeles Clippers have been talking about being a defensive team since the start of the training camp, but after Wednesday's 107-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are growing frustrated with the team's lack of defense.
Share TweetKyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks' 107-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant is very close to returning to the NBA. However, it looks like we'll have to wait a few more days to see one of the league's most important players back in action. As reported by Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, B…
New third-base coach Bundy has paid his duesUpdated 15 hours ago Share TweetMajor League managers and coaches are now being hired with little or no Minor League internship, but the Dodgers went old school when they promoted Triple-A manager Lorenzo Bundy to take over as third-base coach when Tim Wallach moved to the bench.Source: MLB.comShare TweetOne wouldn’t expect to find some good-natured Laker ribbing from two Laker legends helming a Lakers studio show on a Lakers-dominated network, but Byron Scott and James Worthy brought the goods. Nick Young — A.K.A. “Swaggy P” — is a man with personality…Share TweetThe NBA is currently in the midst of an unfortunate, bizarre period of high-profile broken hand injuries. As our Dan Devine noted on Monday, the New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers' J.J. Redick, and the Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierc…Share TweetThere was more behind the Nets' decision to demote assistant Lawrence Frank than a poor start.
Twins finish four-year, $49M deal with NolascoUpdated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins, and general manager Terry Ryan, have always been hesitant to dive too deeply into the free agent pool in search of answers to the team's problems.
Kobe scrimmages, takes 'big step forward'Updated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetBoth Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash returned to Lakers practice Tuesday. However, one of the guards appears closer to a return to game action than the other. Bryant scrimmaged for 30 to 45 minutes, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni.
Closer carousel: Joe Nathan ‘close’ to a deal with Tigers, Brian Wilson headed back to the Dodgers, Jim Johnson traded to A’sUpdated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetThe Hot Stove season has hit its closer rush. Active saves king Joe Nathan and reigning AL saves leader Jim Johnson have changed teams, while Brian Wilson decided to stay in L.A. for another season as a setup man after talk of a closer's gig elsewhere. …Share TweetThe Los Angeles Dodgers are close to bringing back free agent reliever Brian Wilson, sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Following Kobe Bryant’s contract extension, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki uneasily discuss their own futuresUpdated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetKobe Bryant’s massive contract extension came as a massive surprise, because though it was apparent that both Bryant and the Lakers wanted to continue their relationship until the end of Kobe’s career, most assumed Los Angeles would at least wait to see…
Recap: Lakers Surge in 4th But Not Enough Against Blazers, 114-108Updated Dec 3 (yesterday) Share TweetBy Jordon Hall The Los Angeles Lakers (9-8) return home, from their three game road trip, to play the surging hot Portland Trail Blazers (13-3) tonight at 9:30 ET. For the Lakers to remain above .500 they will have to do multiple acts on defense to achi…Source: purpleandgoldblog.comShare TweetDid the Cavaliers make a mistake taking Anthony Bennett at No. 1? Who would you have picked if you were Cleveland? -- Gary M., Columbus, Ohio
Angels non-tender Williams, Hanson, two othersUpdated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe Angels non-tendered starters Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson, third baseman Chris Nelson and reliever Juan Gutierrez on Monday, saving roughly $10 million in projected salaries for 2014.Source: MLB.comShare TweetJordan Farmar (right) is averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport)
Anthony Mason used to act as a bouncer at LL Cool J’s barbecues because of courseUpdated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetRapper/actor/activist LL Cool J can often be spotted at both New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers games; as the man is clearly a big fan of NBA basketball. In a recent interview with SLAM Magazine, LL discusses his interactions w…
Chipper Jones takes a shot at the Braves and Tim Hudson on TwitterUpdated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetDuring the NLDS, Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones angered the current Braves by predicting they would lose that series to the Los Angeles Dodgers. When Jones showed up to throw out a ceremonial first-pitch — like players from the past do during the p…
Clippers’ J.J. Redick out 6 to 8 weeks after bone fracture in right hand, ligament tear in right elbow (Video)Updated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers could be without J.J. Redick for as much as two months, after the sharpshooting guard fractured "the small bone (pisiform) of his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)" during a nasty fall …
The Cost Of Kobe Bryant Even If He Returns To The Lakers On FridayUpdated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe Lakers are 9-9 on the season without superstar Kobe Bryant in the lineup. Mamba is still recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon he suffered in mid-April last season. Despite the injury, Bryant is making over $30 million in the final year of his dea…Source: dimemag.com
Blazers survive Lakers' furious rally, win in L.A.Updated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetBlazers survive Lakers' furious rally, win in L.A.
Lakers' Gasol will get MRI on sprained ankleUpdated Dec 2 (3 days ago) Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol plans to undergo an MRI on his sprained right ankle, the big man said after the Lakers' 114-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Hawks Fly By ClippersDec 4The Hawks stopped their two-game skid with a 107-97 win over the Clippers.
Kobe, Wade Unveil ShoesDec 4ESPN sports businees reporter Darren Rovell breaks down Kobe Bryant's new shoe with Nike and Dwyane Wade releasing a shoe by Chineese brand Li-Ning.
Who's Ready to Join the Elite?Dec 4Which current stars have what it takes to move into the NBA's top echelon?
NBA Top 3 Plays Of The NightDec 4Check out the top 3 plays from the night in the NBA.
Game 150: The CrewDec 5In November, The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew before, during and after the Baltimore-Chicago game on Nov. 17 at Soldier Field—dubbed Game 150 because that’s the number the NFL assigned it, out of its 256 regular-seaso…
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NBA: Coast to Coast -- Who's ready to join the elite?Dec 4J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss which stars could move into the MVP discussion in 2013-14.