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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Heat preseason includes exhibition vs. LeBron, Cavs in Rio

      The Miami Heat will face a familiar face before playing for real this coming season, with the preseason schedule released Tuesday featuring the previously announced Oct. 11 exhibition against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Rio de Janeiro.   That game...
  • Byron Scott: Right guy for the job, but what are the expectations?

    Byron Scott: Right guy for the job, but what are the expectations?
    The Lakers won’t win the NBA championship next season. Too much age. Too many injury questions. Too much Western Conference. And unless they get a much-needed infusion from the free-agent market next summer (Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge?), they...
  • Shaquille O'Neal shows that Uncle Tickles knows best

    Shaquille O'Neal shows that Uncle Tickles knows best
    Boys just want to have fun, even when they're 7 feet tall and one-man industries. When Shaquille O'Neal bought his waterfront house in Orlando, he loved to ride his water scooter around the lake. Problem was, there weren't usually any waves. So Shaq...
  • Donald Sterling should give up the 'long war' over Clippers

     Donald Sterling should give up the 'long war' over Clippers
    Back in May, the controversy over Donald Sterling's ownership of the L.A. Clippers suddenly morphed from a dispute between Sterling and the NBA over his offensive racial comments into a bitter legal squabble between Sterling and his wife over whether he...
  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...