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Kings get power-play goals from Gaborik, Martinez in 4-2 win ov…

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...
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  • Sources: Angels sign Cuban infield prospect Baldoquin

    Sources: Angels sign Cuban infield prospect Baldoquin

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Cuban 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.
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  • Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Philadelphia in full-page ad

    Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Philadelphia in full-page ad

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Pacioretty leaves game with injury, Beleskey leads Ducks over C…

    Pacioretty leaves game with injury, Beleskey leads Ducks over Canadiens

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com 23 hours ago
    MONTREAL - 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...
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  • Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

    Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

    deadspin.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…
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  • Dodgers surpass Yankees for highest payroll

    Dodgers surpass Yankees for highest payroll

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    It'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…
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  • LA Dodgers Chart New Course With Rebuilt Roster

    LA Dodgers Chart New Course With Rebuilt Roster

    nytimes.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…
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  • Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'

    Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'

    ESPN.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.
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  • Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, Lakers

    Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, Lakers

    ESPN.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.
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  • MVP Durant sits out vs Lakers with sprain

    MVP Durant sits out vs Lakers with sprain

    nba.com dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Kevin Durant sat out of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Lakers on Friday night to rest his sprained right ankle.
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  • Dodgers officially release Brian Wilson, eat $9.5M salary

    Dodgers officially release Brian Wilson, eat $9.5M salary

    yahoo.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…
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  • Ilya Bryzgalov’s Ducks debut no walk in the park

    Ilya Bryzgalov’s Ducks debut no walk in the park

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Ilya 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…
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  • Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

    Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The 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.
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  • Kings' Regehr on IR with upper-body injury

    Kings' Regehr on IR with upper-body injury

    ESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Defenseman Robyn Regehr was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday with an upper-body injury.
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  • Top 10 Norris candidates: Letang the leader?

    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…
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  • Beauchemin says blame Blues, not Ducks, for NHL mumps outbreak

    Beauchemin says blame Blues, not Ducks, for NHL mumps outbreak

    yahoo.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…
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  • Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waivers

    Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waivers

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The 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.
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  • Phils finalize deal sending Rollins to Dodgers

    Phils finalize deal sending Rollins to Dodgers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The 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.
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  • Phillies finalize Rollins-to-Dodgers deal

    Phillies finalize Rollins-to-Dodgers deal

    MLB.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…
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  • How Minnesota ruined Montreal’s 2001 draft

    How Minnesota ruined Montreal’s 2001 draft

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Video - Swaggy P Ejected From Game 00:54

    Swaggy P Ejected From Game

    Dec 19
    Lakers forward Nick Young got into a scuffle with Thunder center Steven Adams and was ejected for a flagrant foul.
  • Video - Mamba Out (Of Control) 01:13

    Mamba Out (Of Control)

    Dec 18
    Tom Haberstroh takes you inside the numbers to show how Kobe Bryant's love affair with the contested midrange jumper has burned the Lakers.
  • Video - Padres Squeezing Dodgers For More Cash In Kemp Deal? 02:20

    Padres Squeezing Dodgers For More Cash In Kemp Deal?

    Dec 18
    Buster 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.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 02:07

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Dec 18
    Check out some of the best goals, saves and hits from this week in the NHL.

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