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Kings dig out of early hole to beat Blues

Thu Dec 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Don’t call it a comeback. Call it two. Embarrassed two nights earlier, when they coughed up a third-period lead and allowed four consecutive goals, the Kings sat in a three-goal hole before the end of the first period Thursday night, but didn’t go away.

Kemp deal is complete, and Dodgers' roster essentially is as well

Thu Dec 18, 2014

After a bizarre week of waiting, the Dodgers’ deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego was finally made official Thursday night. Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz will become Padres, and $32 million of the Dodgers’ money will be sent to San Diego to help pay for the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract.

Kemp deal reportedly finalized, trade to become official

Thu Dec 18, 2014

After a bizarre week of delays and speculation, the Dodgers' deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego will finally be made official Thursday night, according to multiple reports. Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz will become Pad

Report: Kemp's physical uncovers arthritis

Thu Dec 18, 2014

The Matt Kemp saga continues, as the Dodgers and Padres have yet to finalize their agreed-upon trade for the slugger more than one week after agreeing upon it. A possible reason for the delay was reported Thursday by USA Today: Kemp's physical exam, taken Tuesday in San Diego, uncovered arthritis in both of his hips. Kemp has had

Miller: Kobe's presence all that's keeping Lakers relevant

Thu Dec 18, 2014

This, this is a big part of the reason the Lakers re-signed Kobe Bryant last year, agreeing to pay him $48.5 million over two seasons in a contract that crippled their roster but clinched their relevance.This story right here, the one on Yahoo!’s website about Bryant on Sunday passing Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time

Clippers search for answers to deal with Denver's altitude

Thu Dec 18, 2014

DENVER – It seems like everyone has their theories. There’s the championship coach who thinks the best thing to do is get into town as close as possible to game time. There’s the NBA vet who thinks a massive intake of water is the way to go. There’s the workhorse big man who heard it’s best to get an intense

USC's Agholor focused on Huskers, not draft decision

Thu Dec 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Nelson Agholor was concluding an interview with a reporter Thursday when USC receivers coach Tee Martin interjected. “He told me he’s staying today,” Martin said. “You heard him,” Agholor added. They were joking, of course. Agholor, the Trojans’ standout junior wide

Kobe and Kevin? Lakers fans can dream

Thu Dec 18, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Even with 57 games to go, Lakers fans might be ready for this season to end and transition into the summer’s free agency, when the team will get another chance to reshape its roster. But gaze a little further into the future, 2016. Just as Kobe Bryant is expected to be riding into the sunset, Kevin Durant will be

Beleskey continues breakout season as Ducks beat Canadiens

Thu Dec 18, 2014

MONTREAL – Each goal Matt Beleskey scores might further fatten his wallet in the future, but some of them are bringing wins to the Ducks in the present. Beleskey continued his breakout season with the winning goal in the third period to lift the Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at Bell Cent

Jaguars hold off Titans in battle of also-rans

Thu Dec 18, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion with a big run. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed the victory with the most rewarding sack of his career. The trio provided all the highlights in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 21-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday nig

Former Angels prospect Ryan Bolden shot to death

Thu Dec 18, 2014

Ryan Bolden, a former top draft pick of the Angels, was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in Atlanta on Wednesday night, according to reports. Bolden, who was 23, was reportedly killed after an altercation that began with c

Jordan hits key free throws in Clippers' win

Wed Dec 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – What would the big play be? Would it be a Blake Griffin dunk? A Chris Paul dime? A J.J. Redick 3? A Jamal Crawford buzzer-beater. Nope, it was going to be the most obvious thing Wednesday. DeAndre Jordan was going to make big free throws. Jordan drilled all three he attempted in the fourth quarter Wedn

Mumps makes big impact on NHL

Wed Dec 17, 2014

Last week the Pittsburgh Penguins posted pictures on their website of several players in Santa Claus hats visiting patients at a local children’s hospital. That heartwarming scene turned into a bad visual for the NHL when one of those players, forward Beau Bennett, became the latest player believed to have mumps in an outbreak that

Carter's scoring drought for Kings reaches a month

Wed Dec 17, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – It seems as though Kings coach Darryl Sutter has a naughty-or-nice list, and there’s no debate as to which side of the ledger Jeff Carter has fallen. “He hasn’t scored a goal since a month ago tomorrow,” Sutter said Wednesday. “I have it all marked down.” With that, Sutter pu

Miller: Angels would be wise not to rely on Hamilton

Wed Dec 17, 2014

So I returned from a week of vacation to read that the Angels, last seen being swept from the playoffs, are clearly improved and excitedly anticipating the start of the 2015 season. Then I read this headline from CBS Sports: “After Kendrick trade, Angels need Hamilton to be great more than ever.” Then I read this head

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