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purpleandgoldblog.com Jan 9, 2013After their loss to the Hornets on Monday, Manu Ginobili was gracious enough to say that his San Antonio Spurs (27-10) must play better against the Lakers (15-19), a team, he says, "got heart" and "play hard", in order for them to ke…Upvote Share Tweet
With deals in hand, Angels' Big 3 a rarity in this eraMLB.com Jan 9, 2013Make room, LeBron, Wade and Bosh. There's another Big Three now, residing nearly 3,000 miles west of South Beach: Trout, Pujols, Hamilton.Upvote Share Tweet
The 5 Teammates & Coaches Who Owe Steve Nash The Mostdimemag.com Jan 9, 2013Steve Nash became just the fifth player to record 10,000 assists last night, even as his disappointing Lakers team got manhandled by Houston’s backcourt of James Harden and Jeremy Lin. But Nash has always been all about the team and making other guys beUpvote Share TweetWhen the Los Angeles Lakers decided to fire Mike Brown, the name at the top of most fans' coaching wish lists was Phil Jackson. This makes sense, as Jackson led the Lakers to five NBA championships between 1999 and 2011. When the Brooklyn Nets decided t…Upvote Share TweetPretty harsh, Houston Rockets scorekeepers. The tape clearly shows that after Steve Nash passed off his pit-stunk towel to Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Lakers forward went right up with it and connected. No dribbling, no stutter-steps, no hesitati…Upvote Share Tweet
Tejada, Sherrill among Royals' spring inviteesMLB.com Jan 9, 2013Among the Royals' 21 non-roster Spring Training invitees are a former American League Most Valuable Player Award winner, an All-Star reliever, a one-time top prospect of the Angels and a notorious thief on the basepaths.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets mascot Clutch slams cake in face of ‘Laker fan’ during big Houston win (VIDEO)As I watched the Houston Rockets cut through the Los Angeles Lakers like a chainsaw through a stuffed animal during the third quarter of Tuesday night's matchup, I found myself wondering: If I was a Laker fan, how would I describe this? Like, if I had t…Upvote Share Tweet
Chef Pujols: Albert’s wife Deidre launches cookware lineWith her husband Albert Pujols under contract until at least 2021 and ensconced in the Los Angeles Angels lineup, Deidre Pujols apparently decided now was the time to make a name for herself in business. As the Hall of Very Good has noted, she has expan…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 8, 2013Steve Nash became just the fifth player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career assists Tuesday, reaching the milestone late in the first half against the Houston Rockets.Upvote Share Tweet
Why Nikola Vucevic Could Be the Next Marc Gasolgrantland.com Jan 9, 2013It's been nearly five years since the Memphis Grizzlies sent Pau Gasol to the L.A. Lakers in what was one of the more vilified deals in NBA history. I...Upvote Share Tweet
Spurs Hold Off Lakers, 108-105Jan 9Lakers lose fifth straight.
LA Hot Button: Dwight HowardJan 9ESPNLA Now host Mark Willard answers the hot question: Will Dwight Howard be a Laker next year?
No Players Elected To Hall Of FameJan 9Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney, Howard Bryant and Pedro Gomez react to the news that Baseball Hall of Fame voters didn't elect any candidates for induction into the Hall.
Top MLB Players 25 And UnderJan 9Keith Law breaks down his list of the top MLB players age 25 and under.
Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eightJan 9The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF RevisitedJan 9Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...