| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:00 AM
The Lakers (12-33) lost their eighth straight game on Sunday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (31-14). Here are five takeaways from their 99-87 defeat at Staples Center.
1. James Harden torched all comers, scoring 37 points in just over 35...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:34 AM
The Lakers (12-31) have lost seven in a row coming into their Sunday-night battle against the Houston Rockets (30-14).
They'll play without Kobe Bryant, who may be out for the season with a torn rotator cuff.
Houston may not have center Dwight Howard,...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:32 PM
The distinction between what coaches say and what they mean has long involved a considerable chasm, unless that coach is Gregg Popovich.
So, for what it's worth, consider the words of Hornets coach Steve Clifford before Wednesday's game against the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Shaquille O'Neal made a list of the players he thinks should be selected as reserves on this year's Western Conference All-Star team.
Among those players was DeAndre Jordan.
The Clippers superstar center did not appear on the lists from Charles...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Kobe Bryant slung a designer backpack over his shoulders — both of them, it was important to note — and talked about something eminently important to him.
He left a game because of a sore right shoulder from a third-...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Pro soccer is not arriving here with the notion of lowering expectations as any cautious expansion team would.
"Making the playoffs — that's our goal this season," said Orlando City Lions president Phil Rawlins.
Don't recall the Magic going...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:41 PM
It's CCS: Conference Championship Sunday. Or another way of looking at it is that this is the penultimate chapter in the NFL's "Game of Thrones."
And each of these surviving four armies is led by its own Prince Charming, but which will be crowned king?...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Observations from Friday night's 95-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena:
-- The teams entered with virtually the same records, but the Heat entered in the thick of the playoff race, while the Kings already are waiting for next...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Trade winds have been blowing in the NBA for some time this season.
Magic GM Rob Hennigan is no stranger to making deals. The Magic could use a rim-protecting power forward (who couldn't?) and a go-to wing (Andrew Wiggins, we never knew ye).
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:47 PM
Magic rookie SF Aaron Gordon is days away from playing again after being sidelined since mid-November.
Gordon, the Magic's No. 4 pick in the draft last June, had surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:02 PM
The building sounded like old times -- and right in front of Dwight Howard, the star responsible for so much of the noise years ago.
The Magic played their best game at Amway Center this season, beating Howard and the Houston Rockets 120-113 on...