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Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau G…

Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

ESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
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.
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  • Scioscia looks to fill void left by Torii

    Scioscia looks to fill void left by Torii

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    Mike 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.
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  • Source: Blanton to Angels for two years, $15M

    Source: Blanton to Angels for two years, $15M

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in …

    Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA business

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks
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  • Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career po…

    Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career points (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Los 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…
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  • Dodgers' pursuit of pitching going slowly

    Dodgers' pursuit of pitching going slowly

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    A 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…
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  • Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings act…

    Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activity

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We 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…
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  • Lakers' Blake undergoes abdominal surgery

    Lakers' Blake undergoes abdominal surgery

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Lakers guard Steve Blake underwent successful surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle on Wednesday.
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  • Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball jus…

    Lamar Odom on the lockout year spent in Dallas: ‘Basketball just wasn’t there for me at that time’

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Lamar 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…
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  • 5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    5-on-5: Nuggets-Hawks, Mavs-Clippers

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    5-on-5: Breaking down the four teams heading into ESPN's doubleheader
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  • Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Laker…

    Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!"

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    Pau 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 »
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  • Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after…

    Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • Source: Haren, Nats close to 1-year, $13M deal

    Source: Haren, Nats close to 1-year, $13M deal

    CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    ASHVILLE, 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.
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  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:18

    Highlight Of The Night

    Dec 5
    Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, in the Lakers' 103-87 victory.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30,000 Points 03:03

    Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30,000 Points

    Dec 5
    Kobe Bryant becomes fifth player in NBA history with 30,000 points.
  • Video - Winter Meetings: Free Agent Update 01:10

    Winter Meetings: Free Agent Update

    Dec 5
    ESPN's Keith Law on where big name free agents such as Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton and Nick Swisher may land.
  • Video - Winter Meetings Afternoon Report 10:00

    Winter Meetings Afternoon Report

    Dec 5
    Jon 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.

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  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    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.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks