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PHOENIX (AP) -- The game is supposed to be America's national pastime, but the United States has not fared well in the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com ESPN.com deadspin.com CNNSI.com dimemag.com nydailynews.com grantland.com Updated Feb 18, 2013Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away Monday morning following what the team said was a battle with cancer that lasted a year and a half, leaving behind a legacy few peers in any sport can match.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers' success a testament to greatest owner in sports historyThere are many reasons why the Lakers are the NBA's glamour team. Part of their appeal, writes Lee Jenkins, was beloved longtime owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at 80.Upvote Share Tweet
Vogelsong to start Cactus League openerRyan Vogelsong will start Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Los Angeles Angels, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.Upvote Share TweetJosh Hamilton's in Anaheim now, after five up-and-down seasons in Texas. It was mostly down at the end, as the Rangers choked away the division and bowed out in a one-game playoff, with Hamilton hearing boos down the stretch for his declining numbers. (…Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw baffles hitters in first live BP sessionDodgers pitchers threw live batting practice Monday for the first time this spring on Monday, and the lucky batters to draw Clayton Kershaw first out of the chute were Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford.Upvote Share Tweet
Grichuk still has time to make impact like TroutTwenty-four selections were made in the first round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft before the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Mike Trout. Randal Grichuk was one of the 24. Grichuk, however, is different.Upvote Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Updated Feb 18, 2013The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.Upvote Share Tweet
Madson throws off flat ground after setbackPotential Angels closer Ryan Madson threw off flat ground on Monday morning, picking up a baseball for the first time since being shut down 18 days earlier.Upvote Share Tweet
Zack Greinke says he considered taking helicopter to Dodger Stadium for gamesyahoo.com Updated Feb 18, 2013Zack Greinke could say one thing about pitching in towns such as Milwaukee and Kansas City: Rarely did he have to sit in traffic when making his way to the ballpark. Being on the brink of free agency a season ago with the Angels probably got him thinkin…Upvote Share Tweet
Sandy Koufax comes to Dodgers campyahoo.com Updated Feb 18, 2013GLENDALE, Ariz. - Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared satisfied to stand in line for an autograph or photo with Tommy Lasorda, or to watch Clayton Kershaw field bunts, or to see Andre Ethier play catch with Matt Kemp. But once Sandy Koufax arrivedUpvote Share TweetHOUSTON - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul asserted control over the 62nd NBA All-Star Game early and maintained it late, scoring 20 points on 7 for 10 shooting, dishing 15 assists and grabbing four steals in just 27 minutes as the Western CoUpvote Share Tweet
Hamilton Opens UpFeb 18Richard Durrett on Josh Hamilton's comments in which he said the Dallas-Fort Worth area was not a true baseball town.
BBTN Special: Indians CampFeb 18Jon Sciambi, Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian report from Indians spring training.
Magic Remembers Jerry BussFeb 18Magic Johnson reflects on the life of longtime Lakers owner and friend Jerry Buss, who died Monday at the age of 80.
Looking Back On Jerry Buss' AccomplishmentsFeb 18Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless remember Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
Adande: Durant and how the West wonFeb 18Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason PreviewFeb 18SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
Adande: Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'Feb 18You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"? That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, ...
Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waningFeb 18Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.