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LeBron youngest to score 20K

LeBron youngest to score 20K

CNNSI.com 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

    Nats' Morse headed to Mariners in 3-team deal

    CNNSI.com 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

    Lakers' Gasol to return for matchup with Heat

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com 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

    Dodgers expect Crawford to play Opening Day

    ESPN.com 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

    Yanks' Hughes, Angels' Williams avoid arbitration

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com 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

    The Top 10 NBA MVP Candidates, Vol. 4

    dimemag.com 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 C…

    Matt Kemp Now Has A Massive Tattoo Of His Grandparents On His Chest

    deadspin.com yahoo.com 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

    Angels working to let pitcher Reyes out of contract

    MLB.com 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 MLB.com on Wednesday.
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  • Blake Griffin Huge Breakaway Dunk on the Houston Rockets (Video…

    Blake Griffin Huge Breakaway Dunk on the Houston Rockets (Video)

    dimemag.com 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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  • Clippers' Paul endures heat of championship expectations

    Clippers' Paul endures heat of championship expectations

    nba.com 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

    Searching For Answers

    CNNSI.com 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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  • Dodgers reportedly ink catcher Flores to Minors deal

    Dodgers reportedly ink catcher Flores to Minors deal

    MLB.com 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 L…

    Ty Lawson Beats The Rookie Of The Year Front-Runner; Hoosiers Lose

    dimemag.com 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

    Kobe, Howard score 31 each as Lakers romp

    ESPN.com 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

    Different Point Of Attack

    CNNSI.com 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''