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Abdul-Jabbar Lakers statue unveiled Updated Nov 16, 2012
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook has been captured in bronze for future generations of basketball fans.
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  • Trout is Negro Leagues Legacy Awards' AL MVP Nov 16, 2012
    Mike Trout settled for runner-up when the BBWAA announced its choice for American League MVP, but the Angels' rookie sensation received the Junior Circuit's top honor when the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announced its annual Legacy Awards on Friday.
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  • Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter Nov 16, 2012
    DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter has reached the postseason six times in his career, but he's never played in a World Series.
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  • Harbaugh returns to Niners after heart procedure Nov 16, 2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh practically galloped through the locker room, lively as ever, offering a wave and a smile to long snapper Brian Jennings before putting his arm around right guard Alex Boone.
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  • Rob Mahoney: Poor bench play undermining Lakers, other teams around the NBA Nov 16, 2012
    Super teams are all the rage, but depth still matters a great deal, as even contenders must lean on their bench. Rob Mahoney examines the worst second units, starting with the Lakers.
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  • Pettis (toe) returns to practice Friday Nov 16, 2012
    Wide receiver Austin Pettis, who has caught touchdown passes in two of the last three Rams games, was back on the practice field Friday after sitting out Thursday’s practice entirely with a to…
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  • Sando's best guesses: Week 11 predictions Nov 16, 2012
    The Seattle Seahawks' 28-7 victory against the New York Jets in Week 10 gave the NFC West a 13-6 record outside its division. Three more division games await in Week 11. The St. Louis Rams are 2-0-1 in the division and 1-5 outside of it. They can make i…
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  • Expectations follow Rams into Jets game Nov 16, 2012
    It's refreshing and a little unsettling to see national NFL analysts agreeing with confidence that the St. Louis Rams should defeat an opponent. As a bonus, the analysts mentioned several Rams players by name. This has to be progress. Eleven of 11 other…
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  • Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis Nov 16, 2012
    Are we sure Brian Schottenheimer was really a Jets coach for six years? Now the Rams offensive coordinator, Schottenheimer steadfastly refused to throw gas on the big, green dumpster fire his former team has become. “[A victory Sunday] wouldn’t count
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  • How Two Paid Vacations Brought Calamity To The Nfl Nov 16, 2012
    By Roland Williams, 11/14/2012,  In case you missed it… This past week in the NFL, the Rams-49ers game finished with a score of 24-24, the first tie in the NFL in four years and only the fifth since 1990. A tie. After 75 minutes of playing arguably the
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  • Controversy part of landscape for Ryan's Jets Nov 16, 2012
    The New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams are similar ships, but they are traveling in radically dissimilar waters.
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  • Gibson takes the blame for illegal formation penalty Nov 16, 2012
    Rams wide receiver was as surprised as anybody about the late flag that wiped out an 80-yard reception by Danny Amendola.
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  • Burwell: Rams energized with sorry Jets up next Nov 16, 2012
    That loser’s pall that usually shrouds Rams Park long before Thanksgiving? It’s nowhere to be seen.
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  • Boras confident about Ryu deal with Dodgers Nov 16, 2012
    Ryu Hyun-Jin grew up in South Korea dreaming of playing in his country's professional baseball league. Once he achieved that, he developed a new goal -- to pitch in the United States for a major league team.
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  • CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers Nov 16, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play wa...
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  • The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!) Nov 16, 2012
    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, NBA players' mile-high gambling etiquette, and how athletes manipulate the...
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  • Video - Jets Vs. Rams Preview 02:19

    Jets Vs. Rams Preview

    Nov 16
    Rich Cimini looks ahead to Jets vs. Rams.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Weekend Dime 07:32

    TrueHoop TV: Weekend Dime

    Nov 16
    Marc Stein on whether the Knicks and Grizzlies are true contenders, the wonder that is Jason Kidd, and if Mike D'Antoni is a good fit in L.A.
  • Video - Are You Buying D'Antoni As Lakers Head Coach? 06:50

    Are You Buying D'Antoni As Lakers Head Coach?

    Nov 16
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Lakers hiring Mike D'Antoni as their head coach.
  • Video - Team Most Likely To Sign Zack Greinke 00:58

    Team Most Likely To Sign Zack Greinke

    Nov 16
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the team that is the most likely to sign free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.