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How the Lakers and Clippers rule Staples Center in their own ways

[ad_1] This season, Los Angeles has two NBA title contenders and four of the top 10 players in the league -- and they all play in the same arena. How do two distinctly different franchises present themselves in the same building? Inside the Staples Center visitors' locker room on Nov. 17, the Atlanta Hawks lick their wounds after being thrashed for the second straight night. After falling by 49 points
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Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch — Being back ‘a great feeling’

[ad_1] 9:24 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- Moments after Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. spoke with reporters at Seahawks headquarters Tuesday, Marshawn Lynch made an unscheduled visit to the podium and waited for the first question.Asked what brought him back to Seattle, Lynch shared a brief message, smiled and walked away."Happy holidays," he said. "Merry New Year. Y'all have a great day. It's a great feeling to
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Edward Aschoff, ESPN college football reporter, dies at age 34

[ad_1] Edward Aschoff, a college football reporter for ESPN, died on Tuesday. He was 34."We are very sorry to have to share the devastating news of the tragic passing of friend and ESPN colleague Edward Aschoff," ESPN said in a statement. "He died earlier today, his 34th birthday. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his fiancee Katy."Aschoff started working for ESPN in 2011 as an SEC reporter for
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Kawhi Leonard — Clippers, Lakers different teams since opener

[ad_1] PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- It will be 65 days since the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers last faced each other.And when the two teams take to the Staples Center floor again on Christmas, Kawhi Leonard expects both to look very different than they did on opening night."It was just the first game of the season, everybody was just trying to get in their rhythm," Leonard said of the
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What’s next for Texans’ J.J. Watt in return from a torn pectoral muscle? – Houston Texans Blog

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- On Tuesday, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt practiced for the first time since he tore a pectoral muscle nearly two months ago.When Watt got the news on Oct. 27 that he had torn the muscle, he assumed he was done for the season and said he "didn’t even know that there was a possibility" that he could come back.But a couple days after he had surgery,
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Mickey Mantle cried after strikeouts and 8 other surprising things I learned this year

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"A nice thing about baseball is that, with scores of past seasons, thousands of past players and hundreds of thousands of past games -- in the majors alone! -- there's always backstory to catch up on and extended universe to fall into.So this year, while we were enjoying the
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A timeline of Riot Korea and KeSPA’s investigation of Griffin

[ad_1] It's still not clear where the trouble with Griffin started.It certainly began before coach Kim "cvMax" Dae-ho was removed by the team weeks before the 2019 League of Legends World Championship. What went on during the League Champions Korea season, and perhaps even before then, what treatment players received during those times, is still unclear. It's also uncertain if the contract pressures that were placed on Griffin substitute jungler
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Rams rule CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) out for finale

[ad_1] 5:01 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams have ruled cornerback Jalen Ramsey out of Sunday's season finale against the Arizona Cardinals because of a knee injury, Rams coach Sean McVay said Tuesday.Ramsey is dealing with a strain to the lateral collateral ligament
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Sources — Nuggets extend coach Michael Malone through 2022-23 season

[ad_1] Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone has signed a contract extension through the 2022-23 season, league sources tell ESPN.The Nuggets made official an agreement on Tuesday.Malone, 48, was awarded his second extension in consecutive years, reflecting a steady climb into Western Conference contention under his watch. Denver reached the playoffs for the first time under Malone a year ago, advancing to the West semifinals before losing a seven-game series to
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The night before Christmas 2019 — Sarah Spain’s ode to the year in sports

[ad_1] It's the night before Christmas, the moon lights the lawn,Stars twinkle to welcome a new decade's dawn.Time to pack up '19 and say "Hello" to '20,Fond memories abound. And regrets? We've got plenty.Double doinkin' it? Yeah, that tops the list.AB's feet made us armchair podiatrists.Magic quit on the Lakers to get back to his tweets,Robert Kraft in a video? NO ONE needs to see.We lost Tyler Skaggs, Big Papi