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Watch Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan & Other Clippers Domina…

Watch Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan & Other Clippers Dominate In Flag Football

dimemag.com Updated Aug 30, 2013
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…
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  • Dodgers to use Volquez out of bullpen initially

    Dodgers to use Volquez out of bullpen initially

    ESPN.com Aug 30, 2013
    The Dodgers announced the signing of pitcher Edinson Volquez on Friday and said they plan to use the veteran right-hander as a reliever initially.
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  • Report: Lamar Odom Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI; Lakers May Si…

    Report: Lamar Odom Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI; Lakers May Sign Him If He Goes To Rehab

    dimemag.com Aug 30, 2013
    Now 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…
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  • Puig Pong! Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Tony La Russa play ping pon…

    Puig Pong! Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Tony La Russa play ping pong at Clayton Kershaw’s event

    yahoo.com Aug 30, 2013
    Clayton 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…
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  • Kobe Bryant jumps off 40-foot high dive into pool in debut Vine…

    Kobe Bryant jumps off 40-foot high dive into pool in debut Vine (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 30, 2013
    As 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 …
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  • Kemp gets five at-bats as DH in first rehab game

    Kemp gets five at-bats as DH in first rehab game

    MLB.com Aug 30, 2013
    Matt 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.
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  • The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are Mashing

    The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are Mashing

    grantland.com Aug 30, 2013
    The 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...
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  • Video - Lamar Odom's Downward Spiral 07:12

    Lamar Odom's Downward Spiral

    Aug 30
    Bomani 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.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant's High-Dive Leap 00:30

    Kobe Bryant's High-Dive Leap

    Aug 30
    Kobe Bryant posted a video on Vine that shows him jumping off a high dive into a pool.
  • Video - Gonzalez, Dodgers Crush Padres 00:32

    Gonzalez, Dodgers Crush Padres

    Aug 30
    Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs and drove in four runs to power the Dodgers to a 9-2 win over the Padres.
  • Video - Angels Blank Brewers 00:32

    Angels Blank Brewers

    Aug 30
    Grant Green's three-run double helped the Angels top the Brewers 5-0.

Sports Columnists

  • Stein: Lamar Odom roller-coaster in down cycle

    Aug 30
    Lamar Odom's life is spinning out of control. Marc Stein weighs in .
  • Don Banks: Twenty bold predictions for 2013 NFL season

    Aug 30
    When 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 McGrady

    Aug 30
    Tracy McGrady was a superstar who always seemed to find himself on the wrong team with the wrong players.