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Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

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 …
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  • Angels add Snyder to mix for backup catcher

    Angels add Snyder to mix for backup catcher

    ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    Catcher Chris Snyder has signed with the Los Angeles Angels on the same day he was released by the Washington Nationals.
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  • Blanton stays on track with Minor League outing

    Blanton stays on track with Minor League outing

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    On 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.
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  • Lindblom, Meek zeroing in on roles in bullpen

    Lindblom, Meek zeroing in on roles in bullpen

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    Veteran 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…
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

    Preview: Lakers vs. Suns

    purpleandgoldblog.com 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 …
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  • Lakers' Bryant to rest ankle again vs. Suns

    Lakers' Bryant to rest ankle again vs. Suns

    The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant for the second game in a row when they face the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
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  • Dodgers' Greinke feels good; 1st start delayed

    Dodgers' Greinke feels good; 1st start delayed

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    It 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.
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Mar 18, 2013
    Notable N.B.A. games this week include Miami at Boston, Denver at Oklahoma City, and Utah at Houston.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’all

    Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’all

    yahoo.com Mar 18, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Beckett, Billingsley out; Greinke set for Wednesday

    Beckett, Billingsley out; Greinke set for Wednesday

    MLB.com Mar 18, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AE

    Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AE

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    Yesterday, 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 (hopefull
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  • Watch Blake Griffin Detonate a Crazy One-Hand Alley-Oop on the …

    Watch Blake Griffin Detonate a Crazy One-Hand Alley-Oop on the Knicks

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Legacy at stake for Puerto Rico in WBC

    Legacy at stake for Puerto Rico in WBC

    CNNSI.com Mar 18, 2013
    Puerto 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.
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  • March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win S…

    March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win Streak Reaches 22

    dimemag.com Mar 18, 2013
    A 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, Ka
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  • No Kobe, no problem as Lakers trump Kings

    No Kobe, no problem as Lakers trump Kings

    ESPN.com Mar 18, 2013
    Antawn 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.
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  • Video - NBA Star Players Suffering Injuries 03:29

    NBA Star Players Suffering Injuries

    Mar 18
    Chris Mullin on the injuries to Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.
  • Video - What May Fall 05:41

    What May Fall

    Mar 18
    Sam Bowie on the fragility of an NBA career.
  • Video - Suns Win, Hold Lakers To 76 Points 01:03

    Suns Win, Hold Lakers To 76 Points

    Mar 18
    Big fourth quarter leads Suns past Lakers.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Patriots owner Robert Kraft upset with Wes Welker's agent

    Mar 18
    PHOENIX -- 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 meetings

    Mar 18
    The 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 18
    PHOENIX -- Lord, the NFC West is going to be a bear of a division in 2013.
  • Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls should sit rest of season

    Mar 18
    The Heat is too great for a Derrick Rose return this season.