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  • Heat pay little attention to Pacers' struggles

    Heat pay little attention to Pacers' struggles
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has always preferred to keep the focus on his team. What other teams are doing is irrelevant and that includes the Indiana Pacers, who are in the middle of a late-season slump. The Pacers have lost seven of 10 as they prepare...
  • Letter: New Dodger TV deal bad for fans

    I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1939. I listened to Red Barber introduce Jackie Robinson in 1947 and Vin Scully in 1950. In 1951, my parents moved to Glendale. My father and I were thrilled when the Dodgers moved to L.A. in 1958 and as fans we didn&...
  • Dan Le Batard: It's difficult for us to understand Yasiel Puig's lack of understanding

    Before you pile atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser. Euclides...
  • Consider 'tax' an investment in LeBron

    Consider 'tax' an investment in LeBron
        LeBron James might want it all, but he can't have it all. Such are the constraints of the NBA's maximum-salary limitations.     But that doesn't mean he still can't be rewarded.     Enter what we'll call, "The LeBron James Assistance Program"...
  • UConn Men After Final Four Berth; Michigan State Stands In Way

    UConn Men After Final Four Berth; Michigan State Stands In Way
    NEW YORK — Kevin Ollie was taking the first steps down a road very few have traveled with success, the hazard-filled, replacing-the-legend road. There at the start was Tom Izzo, who had done it. "The thing that sticks out to me," Ollie said. "He...
  • Dodgers lose to Giants, 8-4, in home opener

    Dodgers lose to Giants, 8-4, in home opener
    Final: Giants 8, Dodgers 4 It was a rough day for the Dodgers. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two two innings that more resembled a blooper rather than a highlight reel. Balls were bobbled and lost in the sun....
  • Pau Gasol won't play against Suns today because of continuing vertigo

    Pau Gasol completed some cardio work in the morning but will not play against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening. He will miss his fourth game because of vertigo. "Better, but he looks a little loopy," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday morning...
  • Mavs survive close call with Kings

    Mavs survive close call with Kings DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks needed a 10-0 run late in the fourth quarter to avoid total disaster and escape Saturday night with a 103-100 win over the Sacramento Kings. Dallas could not celebrate, or in this case,...
  • Winderman's view: Timberwolves 122, Heat 121 (2OT)

    Winderman's view: Timberwolves 122, Heat 121 (2OT)
    Observations from Friday night's 122-121 double-overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Well, that was a lot of basketball. -- Of course, it could have been easier if Mario Chalmers could have made two free throws...
  • Marcus Thompson II: Basketball Hall needs transparency

    The NBA needs to create its own Hall of Fame. This annual headspin of who gets into the Basketball Hall of Fame is way past old. This year's crop of snubs underscores the discombobulated nature of how hoop legends are immortalized. Mitch Richmond gets...
  • Dodgers home opener to unveil stadium upgrades, traffic adjustments

    Dodgers home opener to unveil stadium upgrades, traffic adjustments
    Fans heading to Dodger Stadium on Friday for the team's home opener against the San Francisco Giants can expect a number of changes in areas such as traffic management, amenities and security measures. The team’s new ownership, which includes...
  • Magic Johnson on Yasiel Puig: 'He has to make the right decisions'

    Dodgers owner Magic Johnson said he supported Manager Don Mattingly's decision to bench Yasiel Puig after the outfielder showed up late for Friday's home opener. Johnson also said he understood the occasional slip from the 23-year-old Puig and said the...