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LeBron youngest to score 20K Updated Jan 16, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- LeBron James has become the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
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  • Nats' Morse headed to Mariners in 3-team deal Jan 16, 2013
    A person familiar with the trade says the Washington Nationals have agreed to send Michael Morse to Seattle as part of a three-team deal that would move catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to the Athletics and pitcher A.J. Cole from Oakland to the Natio…
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  • Lakers' Gasol to return for matchup with Heat Jan 16, 2013
    Pau Gasol has spent far too much of the past 10 days in dark rooms with no distractions. He's eager to get back under the NBA's bright lights as the Los Angeles Lakers try to get it together in time for a playoff run.
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  • Dodgers expect Crawford to play Opening Day Jan 16, 2013
    The Los Angeles Dodgers got an update on the health of left fielder Carl Crawford Tuesday and it indicates he has begun a throwing program, making it more likely he could be ready by Opening Day.
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  • Yanks' Hughes, Angels' Williams avoid arbitration Jan 16, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million.
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  • The Top 10 NBA MVP Candidates, Vol. 4 Jan 16, 2013
    The 2013 NBA MVP race is heating up as we approach the middle of the season. Since our last ladder, the Clippers have been streaking, and Chris Paul has made a significant case for himself as the frontrunner for the award. While LeBron and Kevin Durant …
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  • Matt Kemp Now Has A Massive Tattoo Of His Grandparents On His Chest Jan 16, 2013
    The Dodgers' outfielder got the custom ink to pay tribute to his grandparents, Doris and the late Vernon Mukes. Vernon had died in November. What's not known is whether Doris is cool with Kemp's decision here. In August 2011, on the subject of Kemp gett…
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  • Angels working to let pitcher Reyes out of contract Jan 16, 2013
    The Angels and Jo-Jo Reyes are finalizing an agreement that would release the veteran left-hander from his contract and allow him to join the SK Wyverns of the Korean League, sources confirmed to on Wednesday.
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  • 2013 Kiper mock: 49ers thoughts Jan 16, 2013
    Mel Kiper Jr. has released his initial 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed his St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks projections previously. We round out the conversation with a look at Kiper's thoughts for the 49ers. …
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  • Blake Griffin Huge Breakaway Dunk on the Houston Rockets (Video) Jan 16, 2013
    Did you catch this huge Blake Griffin breakaway dunk on the Houston Rockets last night? Just brutal. To quote on of the Dime Crew when he saw this, “This isn’t even human!” Check it out here: And check out more Blake Griffin dunks and news. For brea
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  • Rams 7-8-1 Season — Some History

    Jerome Bettis — 1995 Prior numbers or stats cannot predict future performance, but they can be insightful and can expose when a team is about to enter unchartered territory.  In 2012, the St Louis Rams ended the season at 7-8-1.  This is a score the R
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  • 2013 Kiper mock: Seahawks thoughts Jan 16, 2013
    Mel Kiper Jr. has released his initial 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed his St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals projections previously. Now, I'll do the same for Kiper's Seattle Seahawks projection. The Seahawks hold the 25th overa…
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  • Clippers' Paul endures heat of championship expectations Jan 16, 2013
    No one will forget the toll championship expectations extracted from LeBron James, the most physically gifted and skilled player the league has known and the player with the highest basketball IQ playing today.
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  • Searching For Answers Jan 16, 2013
    This isn't how Miami expected its title defense to go. Defense has been a concern. So has focus, writes Chris Mannix. Yet the Heat still lead the East. Is there real reason for concern?
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  • 2013 Kiper mock: Cardinals thoughts Jan 16, 2013
    Mel Kiper Jr. has released his initial 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed his St. Louis Rams projections earlier and will continue with a look at Kiper's thinking for the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the seventh overall choice. 7. Ariz…
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  • Quick Hits: Gordo on Rams, Kroenke and LA Jan 16, 2013
    Chargers, Raiders still appear to be much better targets for any group hoping to bring NFL to Los Angeles.
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  • Dodgers reportedly ink catcher Flores to Minors deal Jan 16, 2013
    The Dodgers reportedly signed veteran catcher Jesus Flores to a Minor League contract and are rumored to be considering free agent Scott Rolen to play third base.
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  • Ty Lawson Beats The Rookie Of The Year Front-Runner; Hoosiers Lose Jan 16, 2013
    Even after Chris Paul’s right kneecap conspired to scratch Tuesday’s most intriguing point-guard matchup from the schedule - CP3 and the Clippers facing Jeremy Lin and the Rockets - the NBA still delivered a gem by giving us Ty Lawson versus Damia
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  • Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp Jan 16, 2013
    Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant also scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Tuesday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.
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  • Different Point Of Attack Jan 16, 2013
    Chris Paul sat out, but the Clippers rolled again in a 117-109 win over the Rockets. Ben Golliver examines L.A.'s decisive run, Grant Hill's cameo and Blake Griffin's latest highlight.
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  • Video - Numbers Never Lie: The Lakers Are In Trouble 01:38

    Numbers Never Lie: The Lakers Are In Trouble

    Jan 16
    Michael Smith explains why the Lakers are facing an uphill battle if they want to make the playoffs.