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  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller. "Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
  • Nick Young tears thumb ligament, will be out about eight weeks

    Lakers guard Nick Young has a torn ligament in his right thumb and will be out about eight weeks. Young was injured Thursday while tying to steal the ball from Kobe Bryant at practice. His thumb swelled up overnight and an MRI exam Friday showed a...
  • Angels, Dodgers, A's, Giants could make for a California World Series

    They're still going to call baseball's championship the World Series, but there's a good chance next month's final will have something less than a global reach. In fact, with this week's playoff field featuring four teams from California, two from...
  • For Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, October is the stuff of legacies

    For Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, October is the stuff of legacies
    The comparison is all but mandatory now. Try to put Clayton Kershaw into historical perspective, and you are virtually obligated to mention Sandy Koufax. Koufax, the gold standard among Dodgers pitchers, won the Cy Young Award three times, the most-...
  • Clippers' Chris Douglas-Roberts wants to bring back short shorts

    The player: Chris Douglas-Roberts The scoop: The Clippers signed the free agent forward/guard in September. The 27-year-old Douglas-Roberts was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 2008 as the 40th overall pick. Since then he has signed with five teams,...
  • Lakers rotation will need to adjust to loss of Nick Young

    Lakers rotation will need to adjust to loss of Nick Young
    The Lakers were dealt their first significant setback of the 2014-15 season on Friday, when Nick Young was ruled out for approximately eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his right thumb. Through a number of training camp scrimmages, Young served as...
  • USA Basketball Beats Australia In World Championship Semifinal

             Although it didn’t gain traction until the second quarter, the USA senior national team advanced to the finals of the 2014 FIBA World Championship Saturday by defeating Australia 82-70 in Istanbul.       The USA plays Spain for...
  • Magic center Nik Vucevic enters a key season

    Magic center Nik Vucevic enters a key season
    Only five NBA players averaged at least 10 rebounds per game in each of the last two seasons. They are: Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph and Nik Vucevic. You can bet Orlando Magic executives have been reminded of that recently...
  • Magic rookie Devyn Marble impresses Jacque Vaughn

    Magic rookie Devyn Marble impresses Jacque Vaughn
    In some ways, Devyn Marble is the Orlando Magic's forgotten rookie. That's to be expected, though perhaps not fair. Forward Aaron Gordon was the fourth overall pick in June's draft, while point guard Elfrid Payton was the 10th pick. Marble, on the...
  • Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist

    Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist
         "I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I'm doing today." -- LeBron James, July 11, in his Sports...
  • U.S. Women Advance To World Championship Final

    U.S. Women Advance To World Championship Final
    The USA women's national team advanced to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Championship Saturday by defeating Australia 82-70 in Istanbul. The Americans play Spain for the title. Spain defeated Turkey 66-56 in Saturday's other semifinal. Spain was led...