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  • Lakers Roundtable: Discussing Team USA with The New York Times' Pete Thamel

     
    Though the 2010 FIBA World Championships are 17 days away, it's never too early to start looking ahead. After all, Team USA reassembled Monday in New York City to begin training for exhibition games against France (Aug. 15), Lithuania (Aug. 21), Spain...
  • Sizing up the next possible Lakers Hall of Fame candidates

     
    Tex Winter Credentials: Winter was a key architect of the triangle offense, which helped spur 11 NBA titles with Lakers Coach Phil Jackson. He had head coaching stints at with the Houston Rockets as well as at Marquette, Northwestern, Long Beach State and...
  • Miami Heat shouldn't count their titles before winning a game

     
    There's no doubt that the Miami Heat should be a formidable foe this season. But like most of you, I was a little taken aback when Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh had their introductory love-fest and started using two hands to count the number of...
  • Pre-season question of the day: How much will Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol benefit from missing this year's FIBA World Championship?

     
    As soon as the basket went in, Pau Gasol stared dumbfounded. Milos Teodosic's game-winning three-pointer with 3.1 seconds remaining just propelled Serbia past Spain in the FIBA World Championships quarterfinals, and Gasol somehow needed to keep his...
  • U.S. star Ryan Hall withdraws from Chicago Marathon

     
    Ryan Hall's goal for his Chicago Marathon debut was to break the U.S. record. That isn't going to happen this year. Following a disappointing performance at the Sept. 19 Philadelphia Half Marathon and some poor workouts over the past week,......
  • Elena Dementieva announces her retirement; here's why she should be missed

     
    Just finished watching Tennis Channel coverage of the season-ending WTA Championships in Doha, and included was the tearful on-court gathering of players who honored Elena Dementieva, the 29-year-old Russian with wicked groundstrokes, an unreliable...
  • The Gasol brothers reunite in Lakers-Grizzlies matchup

     
    The last five minutes of an exhibition game usually offer nothing more than both teams counting down the clock before the monotony ends. In one case, however, it revealed the nature of Pau Gasol's relationship with his brother, Marc. For Pau, then with...
  • Assessing the Lakers at the 20-game mark

     
    The Good The Lakers' (14-6) offense appears unstoppable. It's easy to point to the Lakers' second-ranked 108.45 points per game as evidence that the team's offense remains in pretty good shape. But what appears most impressive isn't that they're scoring a...
  • Zara Phillips: Another royal wedding due as Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall get engaged

     
    Zara Phillips put another royal wedding on tap, as the queen's eldest granddaughter gets engaged to rugby player Mike Tindall. Zara Phillips and brother Peter Phillips do not carry royal titles, but Zara Phillips is 12th in line to the throne....
  • Women’s basketball: Diana Taurasi doping and nobody cares

     
    New stories circulated recently that Diana Taurasi's contract with a Turkish team was voided after she twice tested positive for the drug, modafinil. Taurasi denies ever taking the drug and she faces a potential two-year ban, thus putting her...
  • Breaking down the Lakers roster at the halfway point of the season

     
    Forward Ron Artest Outlook: His preseason performances suggested Artest showed a stronger understanding of the triangle and that slimming down to 250 pounds improved his mobility to guard quicker scorers. It turned out it was a mirage. Artest has appeared...