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Clips' Crawford (foot) out against rival Lakers

Clips' Crawford (foot) out against rival Lakers

ESPN.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
Los Angeles Clippers guard and Sixth Man of the Year candidate Jamal Crawford will miss Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a sore left foot.
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  • Clippers win by overcoming Lakers' late comeback

    Clippers win by overcoming Lakers' late comeback

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    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.
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  • Hostility In Hollywood

    Hostility In Hollywood

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Clippers

    Preview: Lakers vs. Clippers

    After 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, …
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  • Sources: Howell, Dodgers agree to 1-year deal

    Sources: Howell, Dodgers agree to 1-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Left-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.
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  • Clippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tilt

    Clippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tilt

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    Clippers eye L.A. bragging rights in Staples Center tilt
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  • George Karl: Nuggets embarrassed themselves in loss to Love-les…

    George Karl: Nuggets embarrassed themselves in loss to Love-less, Rubio-less Timberwolves

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    On 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…
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  • Trumbo could make Angels' offense special

    Trumbo could make Angels' offense special

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    If 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.
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  • A Team In Disarray: There's much at stake for the Lakers in the…

    A Team In Disarray: There's much at stake for the Lakers in the Battl…

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    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.
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  • Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuries

    Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuries

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Matt 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.
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  • Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore’s bench celebrations are great (V…

    Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore’s bench celebrations are great (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    First, 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…
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  • Buss tweets news of engagement to ex-Lakers coach Jackson

    Buss tweets news of engagement to ex-Lakers coach Jackson

    nba.com Jan 4, 2013
    Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.
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  • Video - Lakers-Clippers Preview 03:47

    Lakers-Clippers Preview

    Jan 4
    Stephen A. Smith breaks down the top storylines for Friday night's matchup between the Lakers and Clippers.
  • Video - Chris Paul, Clippers Hold Off Lakers 01:42

    Chris Paul, Clippers Hold Off Lakers

    Jan 4
    Chris Paul had 30 points and 13 assists to help the Clippers top the Lakers, despite a 38-point effort from Kobe Bryant.
  • Video - Kobe Dunks On Chris Paul 00:22

    Kobe Dunks On Chris Paul

    Jan 4
    Check out Kobe Bryant's big dunk on Chris Paul.

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  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-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 says

    Jan 4
    Free-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 big

    Jan 4
    The 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 round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota 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: