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Preview: Lakers vs. SunsUpdated Mar 18 Share Tweet
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 …
Share TweetCatcher Chris Snyder has signed with the Los Angeles Angels on the same day he was released by the Washington Nationals.
Blanton stays on track with Minor League outingUpdated Mar 18 Share TweetOn 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.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…
Preview: Lakers vs. SunsUpdated Mar 18 Share TweetFor 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 …Source: purpleandgoldblog.comShare 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.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.
Best N.B.A. Games of the WeekUpdated Mar 18 Share TweetNotable N.B.A. games this week include Miami at Boston, Denver at Oklahoma City, and Utah at Houston.Source: nytimes.com
Create-a-Caption: Dwight Howard’s powers are returning, y’allUpdated Mar 18 Share TweetAfter 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…Source: yahoo.com
Beckett, Billingsley out; Greinke set for WednesdayUpdated Mar 18 Share TweetThe 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.
Chris Paul Debuts The Jordan CP3.VI AEUpdated Mar 18 Share TweetYesterday, 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 (hopefullShare 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…Share TweetPuerto 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.Source: CNNSI.com
March Madness Is Finally Here; LeBron James & Miami’s Win Streak Reaches 22Updated Mar 18 Share TweetA 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, KaShare TweetAntawn 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.Source: ESPN.com
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.