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  • In L.A. Clippers case, court does NBA's dirty work

    LOS ANGELES, July 29 — The National Basketball Association was navigating uncharted and possibly treacherous waters, first when it banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist remarks and then when it demanded the team be...
  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Busy Mavericks sign forward Al-Farouq Aminu

    DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks made it official Tuesday morning when they signed forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a two-year contract worth $2.1 million. Aminu's signing gives the Mavericks 14 players with guaranteed contracts. The Mavericks have room for one...
  • Byron Scott: Lakers fans hail the new coach on social media

    Byron Scott: Lakers fans hail the new coach on social media
    Byron Scott gave his first news conference as Lakers head coach Tuesday, to the excitement of many fans on Twitter. Chris Manning tweeted: "Happy to see Byron Scott joining the Lakers as their new head coach. Finally someone with some purple and...
  • Byron Scott always saw something special in Kobe Bryant

    Byron Scott always saw something special in Kobe Bryant
    There was once an 18-year-old who scored 24 points against the Golden State Warriors, a kid trying to make his way on one of the most influential franchises of all time. "He has no idea," Byron Scott said back in 1997, "He's just playing and having...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference
    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach

    The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers. He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn't replace...
  • Buffalo Wild Wings profit got a boost from World Cup, NHL, NBA

    The World Cup and a busy sports season that included the NBA and NHL playoffs helped Buffalo Wild Wings' results once again beat analysts' expectations. The Golden Valley, Minn.-based operator of sports-oriented restaurants said Tuesday its second-...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....
  • NBA roundup: Woman named union chief

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Woman named union chief Michele Roberts was elected executive director of the NBA Players Association nearly 18 months after Billy Hunter was ousted. NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the move late Monday. Roberts...
  • Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Jamaal in third graf, Randle in sixth graf, Caribbean in 14th graf; other minor edits Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were...
  • Orlando Magic will bring Peyton Siva to camp, then assign him to the D-League

    Orlando Magic will bring Peyton Siva to camp, then assign him to the D-League
    In an effort to fortify their new NBA Development League affiliate in Erie, Pa., and perhaps develop a player for the future, the Orlando Magic have agreed to terms with former Detroit Pistons point guard Peyton Siva. Siva will be signed to a non-...