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Watch Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan & Other Clippers Dominate In Flag FootballUpdated Aug 30 Share Tweet
A few weeks back, we got up with Blake Griffin and asked him whether he’d be a good football player. He thinks so. But would he be as good as LeBron James? He isn’t so sure. Recently, Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Matt Barnes, and other Clippers participated…
Share TweetThe Dodgers announced the signing of pitcher Edinson Volquez on Friday and said they plan to use the veteran right-hander as a reliever initially.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetNow there’s another entry in the depressing Lamar Odom drug narrative unfolding in Southern California. TMZ first reported that Odom was arrested early this morning for suspicion of DUI, and is — as of this writing — being held on $15,000 bail. Accordin…Source: dimemag.com
Puig Pong! Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Tony La Russa play ping pong at Clayton Kershaw’s eventUpdated Aug 30 Share TweetClayton Kershaw, whose uncle Clyde Tombaugh really discovered Pluto if you hadn't heard, hosted a ping pong tournament for Kershaw's nonprofit foundation on Thursday. Kershaw and his celebrity partner, Matthew Perry, won, but that's not nearly as intere…Source: yahoo.com
Kobe Bryant jumps off 40-foot high dive into pool in debut Vine (Video)Updated Aug 30 Share TweetAs recently as last August, Kobe Bryant remained resistant to the draw of Twitter and Instagram for social networking and marketing purposes, preferring to limit his online presence to his very popular and self-maintained Facebook page. The Los Angeles …Source: yahoo.comShare TweetMatt Kemp took the next step toward returning to the Dodgers on Thursday night, getting five at-bats in his first Minor League rehab game with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.Source: MLB.com
The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are MashingUpdated Aug 30 Share TweetThe reasons for the Dodgers' success are many. We've covered Hanley Ramirez's gigantic bounceback season, the rise of Yasiel Puig, and even the lesser...Source: grantland.com
Lamar Odom's Downward SpiralAug 30Bomani Jones stops by to discuss Lamar Odom and NBA drug testing. He also reveals how Kobe relates to why Allen Iverson is more heralded than Tracy McGrady.
Kobe Bryant's High-Dive LeapAug 30Kobe Bryant posted a video on Vine that shows him jumping off a high dive into a pool.
Gonzalez, Dodgers Crush PadresAug 30Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs and drove in four runs to power the Dodgers to a 9-2 win over the Padres.
Angels Blank BrewersAug 30Grant Green's three-run double helped the Angels top the Brewers 5-0.
Stein: Lamar Odom roller-coaster in down cycleAug 30Lamar Odom's life is spinning out of control. Marc Stein weighs in .
Don Banks: Twenty bold predictions for 2013 NFL seasonAug 30When it comes to preseason predictions, no one remembers anyone's but their own, because those are the only ones they really care about. Which is why honesty compels a brief summation of my hits and misses from last year's dose of late-August prognostic…
Bill Simmons on the career of Tracy McGradyAug 30Tracy McGrady was a superstar who always seemed to find himself on the wrong team with the wrong players.