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Jan 20

Julius Randle embraces coach’s challenge to be Lakers’ ‘bully’

LOS ANGELES — When Luke Walton told reporters on Wednesday that Julius Randle needs to “bully other teams” and the player who “pushes back a little bit,” it was nothing the Lakers power forward had not heard before. “I talked to him about it multiple t…

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Jan 19

Brandon Ingram can lead Lakers by being ‘quiet alpha’

The Lakers star forward smirked and shook his head before bending over in laughter. “Brandon Ingram’s new movie,” Kyle Kuzma said, “’Slender Man,’ coming soon.” Kuzma’s shaky cell phone video, shared on social media, then panned to the promotional poster for an upcoming horror film, then

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Jan 18

Clippers rally past Nuggets for their 6th consecutive win

LOS ANGELES — The sizzle was absent. The fire and fury of Monday was long gone Wednesday. The letdown arrived as expected. No way the Clippers could be as enthusiastic, as emotional for the Denver Nuggets as they were for the Chris Paul’s homecoming with the Houston Rockets. No way they could duplicate

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Jan 16

Angels 2018 spring training primer: Bullpen

As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 14, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster by looking at different position groups. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in…

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Jan 16

Lakers remain winless without Lonzo Ball as rookie nurses knee sprain

MEMPHIS — When Lonzo Ball twisted his knee in overtime on Saturday, he thought little of it. The pain went away after the next play. The rest of the evening, he felt fine, too. “Then I woke up the next morning and could barely walk,” the rookie point guard said after sitting out the Lakers’ 123-114

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Jan 16

Eric Stephens’ NHL power rankings (Jan. 15, 2018)

It might be wise to regularly hit the refresh the NHL standings webpage by the hour on a given busy night. As tight as it is in the Eastern Conference, there is the potential of a nightly free-for-all in the Western Conference when it comes to who hold…

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Jan 15

NFL playoffs: Starting times, TV info and previews for AFC and NFC championship games

When: Sunday, Jan. 21, 12:05 p.m. TV: KCBS Ch. 2 At a glance: Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against sack-happy Jacksonville (12-6). The Patriots open favored by 9 1/2 points. New England has advanced to the Super Bowl in …

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Jan 15

Chris Paul’s Staples Center return features meeting with Clippers’ Goon Squad

Chris Paul meets the Goon Squad on Monday. Paul has already made his return to Staples Center with the Houston Rockets, playing against the Lakers on Dec. 3. The Rockets and Clippers have already played once this season, Dec. 22 in Houston, although he sat out because of an injury. He hasn’t faced

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Jan 14

Lakers execs take to Twitter to voice support for Luke Walton as rumors swirl

DALLAS – After six days of speculation were met with silence from the top members of the Lakers organization, executives finally rallied around coach Luke Walton on Saturday. It started when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweeted during the first quarter of …

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Jan 13

Julius Randle, Lakers beat Mavericks in OT for 4th win in a row

DALLAS — The Lakers bounced back from blowing a five-point lead in the final 90 seconds of regulation to beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-101 in overtime and win their fourth straight game. Dallas native Julius Randle finished with 23 points and 15 reboun…

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Jan 13

How Corey Brewer’s reign as NBA’s active ironman came to an end

LOS ANGELES — Earlier this season Luke Walton went to Corey Brewer with a question. The coach was mindful of the veteran swingman’s reign as the league’s active ironman, with a games played streak that before Thursday had reached 317 games. “Would he want me to throw him in some game with three

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Jan 12

Kartje: Case Keenum deserves more credit for getting Vikings this far

Case Keenum understood, as well as anyone, that he was a placeholder. He understood two Aprils ago, when the Rams traded up for the No. 1 pick and two weeks later, when they drafted Jared Goff. Keenum heard the press conference, same as we all did, whe…

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Jan 12

Lakers defeat short-handed Spurs for their third straight victory

LOS ANGELES — The high point came as the Lakers approached the midpoint of their season, as Larry Nance Jr. soared upward, needing to reach his own vertical peak before he could secure a lob from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Nance threw down the dunk and …

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Jan 12

Should Lakers retire Pau Gasol’s jersey? Luke Walton says yes

LOS ANGELES — When Pau Gasol tweeted on Thursday that he was “proud” to play under Kobe Bryant’s recently retired jerseys, Bryant responded with three figures that can be found on the top row of the keyboard. “#16,” Bryant wrote. It was a not so subtle nudge to Lakers executives to make sure that

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Jan 12

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich latest to come to defense of Lakers’ Luke Walton

LOS ANGELES — Several prominent NBA coaches voiced support for Lakers head coach Luke Walton this week, but none spoke as forcefully against his chief antagonist, LaVar Ball, as Gregg Popovich did on Thursday. “I think the first thing to look at is the…

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Jan 11

Chargers will play Tennessee Titans in London next year

Get your passports ready — the Chargers are heading to London. The team is heading to Wembley Stadium for the first time in a decade, set to face the Titans in either Week 7 (Oct. 21) or Week 8 (Oct. 28) of the 2018 season. The Chargers are the designa…

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