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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

dimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 8, 2013
    It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with th…
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  • Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    Howard downplays injury, says no labrum tear

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard attempted to downplay the severity of his shoulder injury Tuesday, claiming that his labrum is not torn -- contrary to what the team had announced a day earlier.
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  • Reliever Howell, Dodgers finalize $2.85M deal

    Reliever Howell, Dodgers finalize $2.85M deal

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Left-hander J.P. Howell and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a $2.85 million, one-year contract.
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    Preview: Lakers vs. Rockets

    purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 8, 2013
    It turns out that the season is still not miserable enough for the Lakers (15-18). Yesterday, the team reported that Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill will be out of commission for several days to to their various injuries. This is coming with th…
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  • Clippers' Hill practices, could play against Mavs

    Clippers' Hill practices, could play against Mavs

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill went through a full practice for the first time in nearly three months Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • Rangers to open home slate vs. Hamilton, L.A.

    Rangers to open home slate vs. Hamilton, L.A.

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will make his first appearance against his former team, the Texas Rangers, at 1:05 p.m. CT on Friday, April 5, in Texas' home opener for 2013.
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  • Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    Al Jefferson Says He Isn’t Distracted By Upcoming Free Agency

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    While things are getting dicey in Los Angeles because the Lakers will rely on D-League call-ups and 10-day contracts to get them through the next few weeks, it’s the opposite in Utah. It has been all season. Before the year began, I noted that Utah’s
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  • Done deals: Brewers and Dodgers sign relievers

    Done deals: Brewers and Dodgers sign relievers

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Reliever Mike Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract.
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  • Indians sign ex-Ray, three-time All-Star Kazmir

    Indians sign ex-Ray, three-time All-Star Kazmir

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed free agent left-hander Scott Kazmir to a minor league contract.
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  • 5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    5-on-5: Problems mounting for Lakers

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Our panel breaks down the Lakers' uncertain future.
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  • And Stay Out: The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of …

    And Stay Out: The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of …

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of Fame. Tom Verducci explains why he'll never vote for a known steroid user and reveals the six players he did endorse.
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  • 'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    'I'm An Emotional Guy'

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    Talent-wise, few compare with DeMarcus Cousins. But his behavior is starting to overshadow his skill. He sat down with Chris Mannix to discuss his reputation, Sacramento and more.
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  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mail

    Ian Thomsen: LeBron poised to pull away in MVP race; more mail

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    What would it take for LeBron James to NOT win the MVP award? You wrote recently that even though Chris Paul is the current leader, you still expect James to capture the honor at season's end. Would it take a Heat collapse for voters to honor the contri…
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  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.
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  • Video - Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112 00:57

    Rockets Fly By Lakers, 125-112

    Jan 8
    Rockets win fifth straight.
  • Video - The Lakers Opera 00:55

    The Lakers Opera

    Jan 8
    Henry Abbott on the Lakers and their ever-decreasing chances of making the playoffs.
  • Video - Mint Condition: 5 Games, Many Cards 04:05

    Mint Condition: 5 Games, Many Cards

    Jan 8
    Jerry Dworkin, owner of the world's largest Mike Piazza Marlins card collection, joins Michele Steele to discuss why he decided to only collect cards from Piazza's brief stay in Florida.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments 05:36

    Coast to Coast: Big Disappointments

    Jan 8
    J.A. Adande and Isreal Gutierrez debate whether the Celtics or Lakers are the bigger disappointment this season.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.