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Michael Young joined Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels on Friday to officially announce his retirement following a 14-year career. Young, who spent the 2013 season divided between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Ange…Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Friday nightnba.com Jan 31, 2014? Despite a sore groin and nagging foot pain, Lakers center Pau Gasol will be in the starting lineup when L.A. hosts the Bobcats tonight at Staples Center. Gasol tore the plantar fascia in his right foot last February, but it's been his left foot that h…Share TweetA former security guard who stole Los Angeles Lakers championship rings from a training center has been sentenced to 180 days in jail.Share Tweet
Halos add Torrealba to catching depthThe Angels have signed veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.Share TweetYou might not expect it, because they're from different parts of the world and speak different languages, but Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu forged quite a bond since joining the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Remember when they dressed up as Gumby and …Share TweetAlexander Guerrero is the anti-Yasiel Puig. He's 27, soft spoken, respectful of the media. He's married and a father of two, hopeful his family will soon be able to leave his homeland and, if his game is ready, watch him play second base for the Dodgers…Share TweetWith his Los Angeles Dodgers in wintertime hibernation and his gig with ESPN gone for this season at least, Magic Johnson has had plenty of time to rant and rave about the team he won five championships with in the 1980s. In interviews with the Los Ange…Share Tweet
Angels clear arb slate with deals for Freese, JepsenThe Angels avoided arbitration with their final two eligible players on Friday, agreeing on a $5.05 million contract with David Freese and a $1,462,500 contract with Kevin Jepsen.Share TweetESPN.com Jan 31, 2014The United States' men's hockey team named the Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise captain for the coming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with teammate Ryan Suter and Kings forward Dustin Brown named the alternates.Share TweetThe NBA-watching world was taken by surprise when news broke back in November that the Los Angeles Lakers had agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with superstar guard Kobe Bryant. When the specific numbers on the deal came out, the most com…Share TweetJussi Jokinen will be part of Finland’s Olympic team and the Penguin decided to go all-world early by tossing this no-look pass over to Pittsburgh teammate Evgeni Malkin for an easy score against Los Angeles. Pittsburgh bounced the Kings 4-1 on the even…Share TweetESPN.com Jan 31, 2014David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards, and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 on Thursday night.Share TweetNHL.com Jan 31, 2014LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists in the first period, Evgeni Malkin scored in the opening minute, and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Jonathan Quick in a 4-1 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Thursday ...Share TweetRyan Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks got goals from Corey Perry, Patrick Maroon and Daniel Winnik in a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.Share Tweet