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The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Scioscia looks to fill void left by ToriiUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetMike Scioscia is comfortable with the Angels' outfield alignment despite Torii Hunter's free-agent departure, but replacing the veteran in the No. 2 spot in the lineup is a tall task.Source: MLB.comShare TweetThe Los Angeles Angels agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with starter Joe Blanton and a multiyear deal with reliever Sean Burnett on Wednesday.Share TweetJ.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the MavericksShare TweetLos Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant now has another NBA record to his name. With 1:17 left in the first half of Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets, Kobe cut through the lane and scored over center Robin Lopez to score the 30,000…Share TweetA tight-lipped Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he spoke Wednesday to Casey Close, agent for top free-agent target Zack Greinke, but wouldn't say if he made an offer, adding that he didn't have "any idea" when a Greinke deal might occ…
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetWe kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…Share TweetLakers guard Steve Blake underwent successful surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle on Wednesday.
Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball just wasn’t there for me at that time’Updated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetLamar Odom won't have to visit Dallas on Wednesday night, he won't be faced with the indignity of playing his former team in Texas until late March, but he and his Clippers will face the Mavericks in Los Angeles on Wednesday and the press has already st…
5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-ClippersUpdated Dec 5, 2012 Share Tweet5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheaderSource: ESPN.com
Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!"Updated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetPau Gasol is rapidly falling out of favor in L.A. On Sunday, for the second time in a week, Gasol was benched for the last few minutes of the game, and he's growing frustrated. Kobe Bryant had a message for him: More »Source: deadspin.com
Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO)Updated Dec 5, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven games, which means they're currently in the midst of their 47th crisis of the still-young season. Their latest defeat, a 107-105 road loss to the Houston Rockets, stung quite sharply. Leading by …Share TweetASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent pitcher Dan Haren and the Washington Nationals are close to completing a one-year deal for $13 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press.Source: CNNSI.com
Highlight Of The NightDec 5Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, in the Lakers' 103-87 victory.
Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30,000 PointsDec 5Kobe Bryant becomes fifth player in NBA history with 30,000 points.
Winter Meetings: Free Agent UpdateDec 5ESPN's Keith Law on where big name free agents such as Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton and Nick Swisher may land.
Winter Meetings Afternoon ReportDec 5Jon Sciambi, Jim Bowden and Jayson Stark take a look at some of the remaining free agents such as John Hamilton and Zach Greinke and discuss where they may land.
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks