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Preview: Lakers vs. Suns
purpleandgoldblog.com Updated Mar 18, 2013
For several weeks now, Steve Nash has been reiterating to the media that the Lakers (36-32) just need time together on the floor to develop that team chemistry to turn the season around. So far, he's right. Since the All-Star break, the Lakers have won …Upvote Share Tweet
Catcher Chris Snyder has signed with the Los Angeles Angels on the same day he was released by the Washington Nationals.Upvote Share Tweet
Blanton stays on track with Minor League outingOn Monday, while most of his Angels teammates were off, Joe Blanton continued to be on, giving up just one run in 5 1/3 innings against Cubs Minor Leaguers in his third-to-last start of the spring.Upvote Share TweetVeteran relievers Josh Lindblom and Evan Meek, both seeking a prominent role in the Rangers' bullpen, had nearly identical line scores over the weekend. Lindblom pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against the Dodgers on Saturday, and Meek di…Upvote Share Tweet
Preview: Lakers vs. Sunspurpleandgoldblog.com Mar 18, 2013For several weeks now, Steve Nash has been reiterating to the media that the Lakers (36-32) just need time together on the floor to develop that team chemistry to turn the season around. So far, he's right. Since the All-Star break, the Lakers have won …Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant for the second game in a row when they face the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetIt appears Zack Greinke's first regular-season start for the Los Angeles Dodgers will be pushed back by at least a few days and possibly longer.Upvote Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Mar 18, 2013Notable N.B.A. games this week include Miami at Boston, Denver at Oklahoma City, and Utah at Houston.Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’allyahoo.com Mar 18, 2013After a super successful trip back to Orlando, consecutive wins following Kobe Bryant's severe ankle sprain, 14 straight games with at least 12 rebounds and a clear defensive resurgence that's helped pace the Los Angeles Lakers' 11-3 post-All-Star-break…Upvote Share Tweet
Beckett, Billingsley out; Greinke set for WednesdayThe Dodgers had to scratch Monday's starting pitcher Josh Beckett with the flu and Tuesday starter Chad Billingsley with a bruised right index finger, but Zack Greinke is scheduled to start Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AEYesterday, Chris Paul sliced up the Knicks for 20 points and eight dimes in a 13-point Clippers win. He also debuted the Jordan CP3.VI AE. These are the “artisan edition” of his signature sneakers, the ones he’ll be rocking during L.A.’s (hopefullUpvote Share TweetIf you watched the Clippers and Knicks on National TV yesterday you know that L.A. sort of sleepwalked through the first portion of the game but then were shocked back to life by series of massive dunks by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. [Check out th…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013Puerto Rico is playing for more than a championship in the World Baseball Classic. It is playing to revive the game's flagging fortunes back at home, writes Tom Verducci.Upvote Share Tweet
March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win Streak Reaches 22A few interesting subplots went down in the NBA last night, headlined by Miami invading Jurassic Park and destroying the Raptors. But it all still took a backseat to March Madness … While many predicted the top four No. 1 seeds correctly (Louisville, KaUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 18, 2013Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, beating the Sacramento Kings 113-102 Sunday night for their sixth victory in seven games.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Star Players Suffering InjuriesMar 18Chris Mullin on the injuries to Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.
What May FallMar 18Sam Bowie on the fragility of an NBA career.
Suns Win, Hold Lakers To 76 PointsMar 18Big fourth quarter leads Suns past Lakers.
Don Banks: Patriots owner Robert Kraft upset with Wes Welker's agentMar 18PHOENIX -- Thanks to the culture established by their tight-lipped head coach, the New England Patriots in the Bill Belichick era have been well known for their refusal to re-live the past, always choosing to focus on the future and moving ahead rather …
Lots of sunshine at 2013 NFL owners meetingsMar 18The NFL is in good shape as the owners convene to ponder rules changes, trade proposals and more, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: NFC West an emerging powerhouse after first week of free agenc…Mar 18PHOENIX -- Lord, the NFC West is going to be a bear of a division in 2013.
Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls should sit rest of seasonMar 18The Heat is too great for a Derrick Rose return this season.