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At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
Share TweetThe hottest position of this Hot Stove season is the hot corner. Cliff Corcoran examines the thin third-base market, the lack of multi-year contracts for starting pitchers and more.Share TweetGreat players just find a way to get it done. Kobe Bryant not only lead the Lakers (9-10) to a much needed win on the road against the lowly New Orleans Hornets (5-12), he also became the youngest player in NBA history to ever reach 30,000 career points…
David Stern would like to stamp out ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tacticsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetBack when Shaquille O'Neal was the most dominant force in the NBA, several teams utilized the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy that essentially turned every Los Angeles Lakers possession into an opportunity to see a gigantic man attempt to shoot a ball …Share TweetSpeculation when the winter began was that the two Los Angeles-area teams would engage in a bidding war for the top free-agent pitcher, Zack Greinke. It hasn't quite worked out that way so far.
Create-a-Caption: Eric Bledsoe controls the vertical and horizontalUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers had a little bit of fun at the expense of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, with some loose Dallas passing and some tight L.A. defense - 18 Clipper steals, 22 Maverick turnovers, 26 Clipper points - led to the likes ofShare TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000.Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, coasting to a 103-87 win over the Don't-Call-Me-Pelicans behind a record-setting performance from Kobe Bryant, strong second-half pressure defense and a combined 11-of-21 mark from be…
It's been a winter of content for AngelsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetHere's to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who've quietly had themselves a terrific offseason. Bullpen? Check. Rotation? Check.Source: MLB.com
This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's PerformanceUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetLast night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs-one of which we've already featured this morning. More »Source: deadspin.com
Keeping Score: Early Contenders for Most Improved PlayerUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetBesides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.Source: nytimes.com
Jamal Crawford's Tightly Wound Alley-Oop To DeAndre Jordan Was SpectacularUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetAlley-oops are eye-catching because they occupy so much space and time. The lob pass goes up, the finisher readies himself to take off, and we get time to watch it all unfold as anticipation for the big finale builds. More »Source: deadspin.comShare TweetBlake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetJosh Hamilton and Zack Greinke remained in play as several free agents struck deals Wednesday. Until the Rangers make a move, the anticipation continues to build, writes Joe Lemire.
Lakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over HornetsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetLakers squelch two-game skid by rolling over Hornets
The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter MeetingsUpdated Dec 6, 2012 Share TweetAs the Winter Meetings near their end here in Nashville, the latest buzz has Zack Greinke potentially going somewhere other than the Dodgers. Which se...Source: grantland.com
Winter Meetings Afternoon ReportDec 6ESPN's Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian on the chances Michael Young gets traded and what teams have the best chance to land Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke.
TrueHoop TV: Gasol LatestDec 6Henry Abbott with Marc Stein on potential trade suitors for Pau Gasol, and if the Lakers are willing to part with Gasol before Steve Nash returns.
Best Player In Lakers HistoryDec 6Who is the best player in Lakers history? Damien Woody, Herm Edwards and Tim Legler discuss.
Winter Meetings Morning ReportDec 6Jon Sciambi and Buster Olney on where Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke may land, and the chances that Philadelphia acquires Michael Young.
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.