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Sources: Kobe, Nash talked titles with Howard

Sources: Kobe, Nash talked titles with Howard

ESPN.com CNNSI.com dimemag.com Updated Jul 4, 2013
Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash told Dwight Howard that while other teams may seem better positioned to win in the immediate future, only the Lakers had players who actually had won multiple championships and knew what it took to capture them, sources said.
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  • Report: Cavaliers, Clark come to terms on 2-year deal

    Report: Cavaliers, Clark come to terms on 2-year deal

    nba.com Jul 4, 2013
    The Cavaliers have landed one of the Lakers' front-line free agents. No, not that guy.
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  • Yasiel Puig scores from second base on 3-1 groundout in eventfu…

    Yasiel Puig scores from second base on 3-1 groundout in eventful night at Coors Field

    Your browser does not support iframes. In the same game Yasiel Puig suffered a bruised hip and thigh in a violent collision with the right field fence at Coors Field, the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie created another must see highlight that would have been…
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  • Marmol clears waivers, headed to Triple-A

    Marmol clears waivers, headed to Triple-A

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 4, 2013
    The Los Angeles Dodgers outrighted Carlos Marmol to the minor leagues on Thursday after the reliever cleared waivers without being claimed and then waived his right to refuse his assignment to the minors.
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  • Buchholz injury shakes up Cy Young race

    Buchholz injury shakes up Cy Young race

    CNNSI.com Jul 4, 2013
    The debate about how much bearing a pitcher's won-loss record should have on the his Cy Young candidacy is nothing new, and this season is presenting yet another test case. The Tigers' Max Scherzer has gotten off to a 13-0 start, the best in the majors …
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  • Cardinals pummel streaking Angels

    Cardinals pummel streaking Angels

    MLB.com Jul 4, 2013
    A tweaked Cardinals batting order erupted for 12 runs -- with Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay and Yadier Molina combining for eight hits and seven RBIs -- to back a solid outing from Shelby Miller, who picked up his ninth win in Wednesday night's rout of the An…
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  • Video - Dwight Howard Decision Expected Soon 03:34

    Dwight Howard Decision Expected Soon

    Jul 4
    Chris Broussard discusses Dwight Howard's most likely destinations as he is expected to make his decision by Friday.
  • Video - Rockies Roll Dodgers 00:32

    Rockies Roll Dodgers

    Jul 4
    The Rockies beat the Dodgers 9-5 to end their three game slide.
  • Video - Angels Walk Off With Win 00:32

    Angels Walk Off With Win

    Jul 4
    The Angels came back in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Cardinals 6-5.
  • Video - All-Star Game Snubs 01:51

    All-Star Game Snubs

    Jul 4
    Baseball Tonight Minute: The Baseball Tonight crew looks at the players who should make the All-Star Game.

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  • Los Angeles Lakers bracing for worst with Dwight Howard, sources say

    Jul 5
    The teams in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes spent Independence Day in fairly agonizing fashion, left with no alternative but to wait and hope that a decision from the NBA's most coveted free agent indeed comes Friday as planned.
  • Golden State Warriors trying to shed salary cap space for Dwight Howard, s…

    Jul 4
    The Golden State Warriors, increasingly convinced they have a legitimate shot at winning the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, have begun aggressively attempting to trade away players to clear the requisite salary-cap space to sign the All-Star center, accordi…
  • Sources: Evans to Pelicans in 3-team trade

    Jul 4
    The New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms on a three-team deal that will cement Tyreke Evans' move to the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
  • Marco Belinelli agrees to deal with San Antonio Spurs, according to source…

    Jul 4
    The San Antonio Spurs have reached terms on a new deal with Italian perimeter specialist Marco Belinelli, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.