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The Lakers' made a strong comeback attempt in the fourth, but even Kobe Bryant's 38 could not prevent the Clippers from winning their 11th straight home game, 107-102.Upvote Share Tweet
Hostility In HollywoodThe Lakers have lost two of three since winning five straight, and the Clippers have now dropped two in a row. Both look to bounce back, and gain some L.A. bragging rights.Upvote Share TweetAfter 31 games, the Lakers (15-16) are still suffering through the same struggles they've been having the entire season. They looked to have answered a lot of their problems after posting their season-best streak of 6 wins to end the month of December, …Upvote Share TweetLeft-hander J.P. Howell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for just under $3 million in base salary, plus performance bonuses, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tiltClippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tiltUpvote Share Tweet
George Karl: Nuggets embarrassed themselves in loss to Love-less, Rubio-less Timberwolvesyahoo.com Updated Jan 4, 2013On Wednesday morning, the Denver Nuggets were flying high, celebrating a big-time win that snapped the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak and looking like a team that had finally hit its stride after a tough-as-nails early-sea…Upvote Share Tweet
Trumbo could make Angels' offense specialMLB.com Updated Jan 4, 2013If Mark Trumbo can recover from a brutal second half and recapture the success that made him an All-Star leading up to it, then the Angels really have something special on offense.Upvote Share Tweet
A Team In Disarray: There's much at stake for the Lakers in the Battl…There's much at stake for the Lakers in the Battle of L.A. tonight. With a tough schedule ahead of them, the Lakers need to get back on track against the rival Clippers, says Chris Mannix.Upvote Share Tweet
Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuriesMLB.com Updated Jan 4, 2013Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley, two of the most prominent Dodgers rehabbing injuries, have made it to this point in the offseason without a physical setback, according to agent Dave Stewart.Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore’s bench celebrations are great (VIDEO)yahoo.com Updated Jan 4, 2013First, it was Ronny Turiaf with the Los Angeles Lakers (and, later, the Clippers). Then, it was Robert Sacre following in Turiaf's excited forum-blue-and-gold footsteps. And now, California's other NBA team has an energetic end-of-the-bench champion all…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Jan 4, 2013Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers-Clippers PreviewJan 4Stephen A. Smith breaks down the top storylines for Friday night's matchup between the Lakers and Clippers.
Chris Paul, Clippers Hold Off LakersJan 4Chris Paul had 30 points and 13 assists to help the Clippers top the Lakers, despite a 38-point effort from Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Dunks On Chris PaulJan 4Check out Kobe Bryant's big dunk on Chris Paul.
Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win bigJan 4The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card roundJan 4Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: