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Kings get power-play goals from Gaborik, Martinez in 4-2 win over Coyotes
NHL.com Updated 17 hours ago
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Defenceman Alec Martinez scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period during a power play, Marian Gaborik also connected with the man advantage for his sixth goal in four games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Ariz...Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Angels sign Cuban infield prospect BaldoquinMLB.com 17 hours agoCuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin has signed with the Angels after passing his physical, sources told MLB.com on Saturday. Baldoquin, who turns 21 in May, will receive an $8 million signing bonus once the deal becomes official.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 23 hours agoThe deal sending Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers is official now, meaning he's no longer the longest-tenured athlete in Philadelphia. Rollins was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. He went on to sp…Upvote Share TweetMONTREAL - The Canadiens' bench was instantly deflated when Max Pacioretty went down injured. Montreal lost both the game and its top scorer when the league-best Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 victory after an animated third period at Bell C...Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winnerdeadspin.com Dec 20 (yesterday)On Friday, the Los Angeles Hindenburgs Lakers actually hung tight with a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Down 104-103 in the waning seconds, the Lakers were cued up for a Kobe Bryant game-winning shot attempt. Despite getting a solid look…Upvote Share TweetIt's official: The Dodgers have passed the Yankees as baseball's highest-spending team. According to calculations made by MLB and reported by The Associated Press, the Dodgers 2014 payroll was a record $257,283,410. That's more than $20 million above th…Upvote Share Tweet
LA Dodgers Chart New Course With Rebuilt Rosternytimes.com Dec 20 (yesterday)Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player" after an on-court scuffle with the Oklahoma City center led to Young's ejection during the Thunder's 104-103 win Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, LakersESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetKevin Durant sat out of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Lakers on Friday night to rest his sprained right ankle.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 19 (yesterday)Three days after designating veteran reliever Brian Wilson for assignment, the Los Angeles Dodgers have officially released the 32-year-old, allowing him to pursue a free agent contract with another team. In doing so, the Dodgers will be on the hook for…Upvote Share TweetIlya Bryzgalov made his first start for the Anaheim Ducks in 2,599 days on Friday. He probably won’t be keeping the game puck. ‘Cool Bryz’ struggled in his first start with the Ducks this season, surrendering six goals on 31 shots to a less-than-dynamit…Upvote Share TweetThe much-anticipated trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the Padres, a week in the making, was officially consummated on Thursday. But not without some drama.Upvote Share Tweet
Kings' Regehr on IR with upper-body injuryESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)Defenseman Robyn Regehr was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday with an upper-body injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Top 10 Norris candidates: Letang the leader?thehockeynews.com Dec 19 (yesterday)Year in and year out, one of the most heavily debated awards is the Norris Trophy. The award given to the NHL’s most outstanding defenseman has, in recent years, had a tendency not to go simply to the best defenseman, but rather the one with the most po…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 19 (yesterday)The NHL’s mumps ‘Team Zero’ is clear and obvious to Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin. “I tell everybody who said the mumps started in Anaheim, if you look back from where players started missing games the first team that had some kind of the flu was…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waiversThe Cubs claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Athletics on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Donn Roach and infielder Logan Watkins were designated for assignment…Upvote Share Tweet
Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with RoyalsThe Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Royals on Friday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Brian Broderick, who was recently signed out of the Mexican League.Upvote Share TweetThe Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and cash to the Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies finalize Rollins-to-Dodgers dealMLB.com Dec 19 (2 days ago)The Phillies and Dodgers agreed more than a week ago to trade Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles for a pair of Minor League pitchers, and the trade was officially announced on Friday. Philadelphia sent Rollins and cash to the Dodgers for left-handed pitcher T…Upvote Share Tweet
How Minnesota ruined Montreal’s 2001 draftthehockeynews.com Dec 19 (2 days ago)The exciting and sometimes infuriating reality of the draft is how different teams view the same players. It’s common to hear a GM say “we didn’t expect him to be available when we picked,” and sometimes it’s true, but sometimes it’s just bluster. The o…Upvote Share Tweet
Swaggy P Ejected From GameDec 19Lakers forward Nick Young got into a scuffle with Thunder center Steven Adams and was ejected for a flagrant foul.
Mamba Out (Of Control)Dec 18Tom Haberstroh takes you inside the numbers to show how Kobe Bryant's love affair with the contested midrange jumper has burned the Lakers.
Padres Squeezing Dodgers For More Cash In Kemp Deal?Dec 18Buster Olney explains why the Padres are in a great position to squeeze the Dodgers for more money in order to finalize the Matt Kemp deal.
Elevated Plays Of The WeekDec 18Check out some of the best goals, saves and hits from this week in the NHL.
Dallas Mavericks frontrunners for Jermaine O'Neal after Rajon Rondo acquis…Dec 19The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
A New NFC West RivalryDec 19RENTON, Wash. — Remember, oh, about three long months ago, when 49ers-Seahawks was the best rivalry in the NFL? The Niners are 7-7, oddly out of the playoff hunt, and are 1-5 against Seattle since late in 2012. So, is it really such a great rivalry now,…
Source: Seahawks extend Avril four yearsDec 19The Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed, a source confirmed to ESPN...
Rajon Rondo trade from Boston Celtics to Dallas Mavericks 'on course' to h…Dec 18A source with knowledge of the Rajon Rondo trade talks says a "deal is on course to happen tonight."