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Whicker: The trade didn’t lie - Chris Paul shouldn’t have been here

By Mark Whicker|

Lakers see Brook Lopez providing more than just salary cap relief

EL SEGUNDO – As he clutched the Lakers jersey in front of him, Brook Lopez conveyed the kind of enthusiasm usually reserved for rookies instead of nine-year NBA veterans. Lopez remarked to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka that it was a ...

By Mark Medina|

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  • Lakers

    Waldner: Let’s ease up on the Lonzo Ball expectations

    Are you drinking the Lonzo Ball Kool-Aid? If you are, you expect the precocious rookie guard to drive the Lakers to the playoffs next season, as LaVar Ball, his carnival barker father, predicts. You also believe it will not be long before the 19-year-old Ball leads the Lakers to the NBA championship, as general manager Rob Pelinka intimates. Anyone who has watched Lonzo Ball since his days at Chino Hills High knows he is a special talent. The urge is strong, it’s...

    By Mike Waldner Correspondent|

  • Dodgers

    Encouraged by progress, Scott Kazmir still faces uncertain timetable

    ANAHEIM >> Figuratively speaking, Scott Kazmir says he’s in a good place. The veteran pitcher made a rare appearance in a major league clubhouse Wednesday. He will not pitch for the Dodgers in the Freeway Series, or likely anytime soon. Less than 48 hours removed from his first competitive start since spring training, Kazmir was surprised by the usual day-after soreness in his left arm. He planned to stick around Angel Stadium and throw a bullpen session for Dodgers...

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  • Clippers

    Reactions to the Los Angeles Clippers trading Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets

    While all signs pointed to Chris Paul leaving the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, the sports world was buzzing after the news was reported that the Clippers traded the veteran point guard to join James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Like fans, athletes from various sports also reacted to the blockbuster trade. Viewing on a mobile device? Click here.

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  • Ducks

    Steve Konowalchuk, Mark Morrison join Ducks’ coaching staff

    The Ducks hired Steve Konowalchuk and Mark Morrison as assistant coaches Wednesday, becoming additions on Coach Randy Carlyle’s staff. Konowalchuk, 44, served as coach of the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds for six seasons and guided them to their first WHL championship in 2016-17. The 14-year NHL forward has a connection with Carlyle, having played under him in Washington during the 2002-03 season. Konowalchuk served as an assistant for Joe Sacco in...

    By Eric Stephens estephens@scng.com|

  • MLB baseball

    Angels’ J.C. Ramirez vs. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Thursday 7 p.m.

    DODGERS at ANGELS When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sport West; SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (11-2, 2.47) Vs. Angels: 5-2, 2.69 At Angel Stadium: 2-2, 4.05 Hates to face: Albert Pujols, 12 for 31 (.387), 4 doubles Loves to face: Cliff Pennington, 1 for 12 (.083), 3 Ks ANGELS RHP J.C. RAMIREZ (7-5, 4.38) Vs. Dodgers: 0-0, 0.00 At Angel Stadium:...

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  • Clippers

    Video: How will trade of Chris Paul affect Clippers franchise?

    The Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets Wednesday, so what’s next for the them as they head into free agency? Bill Oram, NBA writer for the Southern California News Group, previews the Clippers’ options. (Video by Jonathan Khamis, for SCNG.)

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  • MLB baseball

    Miller: Ruinous Dodgers front office wrecks writer’s rep

    LOS ANGELES >> They were ruining the Dodgers, the once-proud franchise likened to a burning car careening off a cliff, the listless future best represented by the image of a deflating balloon. The conclusion was this team was drowning in a pit of “smoldering, putrid negativity.” Strong and biting was the opinion delivered in mid-December of 2015. Strong and biting and oh so wretchedly wrong. I just wish I wasn’t the one who had delivered...

    By Jeff Miller jmiller@scng.com @jeffmillerOCR on Twitter|

  • School infrastructure

    My Turn: A different kind of dance that’s amazing to behold

    Lately, I’ve been watching a ballet. The “dancers” execute maneuvers as smoothly as costumed performers on a stage. They move about with sureness and precision. No pirouettes, no leaps in the air, but a ballet just the same. What enthralls me isn’t a rendition of Swan Lake, but just as amazing. You see, we live adjacent to the playing fields of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. We are original owners of our house and have lived here nearly 50 years.

    By Jackie Sherman|

  • MLB baseball

    Whicker: Martin Maldonado is driving force in Angels’ rise

    LOS ANGELES >> Bengie Molina was like the driver you used when you first broke 80. OK, 90. He brought his own kind of precious mettle. He was Mike Scioscia’s world championship catcher, 15 years ago. He was a glowering cement block who rode his pitchers, drove in occasional but crucial runs, and approached his craft as soberly as a mine worker. Molina left and nobody was ever good enough again. For Scioscia, his catcher comfort zone is as wide as a MINI...

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  • Sexual abuse

    Report rips USA Gymnastics in wake of sex abuse scandal

    USA Gymnastics has had a “largely ineffective approach” to preventing sexual abuse within the sport, failing both to keep pace with best practices and to hold non-compliant gyms and clubs accountable, according to a report commissioned by the sport’s Indianapolis-based national governing body released Tuesday. In addition to recommending a series of reforms to enact culture change within the sport, the 146-page report found that “over time, the practices of...

    By Scott M. Reid sreid@scng.com @sreidocregister on Twitter|

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