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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Lottery Day: Lakers Look to Get Lucky

Lottery Day: Lakers Look to Get Lucky

The Los Angeles Lakers will be hoping for good luck when the ping pong balls come out in the 2014/15 NBA Draft Lottery Read »

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Clarkson Named NBA All-Rookie 1st Team

Clarkson Named NBA All-Rookie 1st  Team

LA Lakers point guard Jordan Clarkson was named to NBA All-Rookie First Team for the 2014/15 NBA season Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Bolsinger is Brilliant as Dodgers Defeat Rockies 1-0 on Sunday

Bolsinger is Brilliant as Dodgers Defeat Rockies 1-0 on Sunday

The Dodgers needed just one run on Sunday as Mike Bolsinger threw six scoreless innings and the Dodgers defeated the Rockies 1-0. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Ducks Beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1

Ducks Beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1

The Anaheim Ducks took Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference Finals over the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in Sunday afternoon. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Five Chicago Players to Watch

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Five Chicago Players to Watch

The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks are getting set to square off in the NHL Western Conference Final. We have five players that Ducks fans should keep an eye on as the series begins. Read »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Rockies Hit Three Homers, Beat Dodgers 7-1

Rockies Hit Three Homers, Beat Dodgers 7-1

Carlos Gonzalez, Daniel Descalso, and Nolan Arenado all homered and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 on Saturday night. Read »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:40 PM
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By Michael Duarte

Dodger Legends at Old Timers Game

Former Dodgers' players, Hall of Famers, and legends came out to the stadium...View gallery »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:46 AM

Kershaw Collects 100th Career Win as Dodgers Hold on to Beat Rockies 6-4

Kershaw Collects 100th Career Win as Dodgers Hold on to Beat Rockies 6-4

Clayton Kershaw collected his 100th career victory on Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to defeat the Colorado Rockies 6-4. Read »

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Rockies Rally in 9th to Shock Dodgers 5-4 in Rain-Soaked Game

Rockies Rally in 9th to Shock Dodgers 5-4 in Rain-Soaked Game

The Colorado Rockies rallied in the top of the 9th with a three-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez and Colorado defeated the Dodgers 5-4 in a rain delayed game. Read »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:03 AM

Dodgers Hit Homers, Marlins Avoid Sweep in 5-4 Win

Dodgers Hit Homers, Marlins Avoid Sweep in 5-4 Win

Los Angeles rookies Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson both homered in the fifth inning, but the Marlins rallied to beat the Dodgers 5-4 and avoid the three-game sweep. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:11 PM

Dodgers Have Diamond in the Rough in Liberatore

Dodgers Have Diamond in the Rough in Liberatore

The Los Angeles Dodgers have found a variable diamond in the rough in left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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By Jason Kandel

Clippers in the Playoffs

The Clippers make their run for an NBA championshipView gallery »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:46 AM
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By Jason Kandel

Ducks in the Playoffs

The Ducks make a run for the Stanley CupView gallery »

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Rockets Beat Clippers in Game 5

Rockets Beat Clippers in Game 5

The Houston Rockets won Game 5 and avoided elimination against the LA Clippers on May 12, 2015 Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Marlins' Slugger Hits Historic Home Run at Dodger Stadium

Marlins' Slugger Hits Historic Home Run at Dodger Stadium

Marlins' Slugger Giancarlo Stanton became just the fourth player in Dodger Stadium's 53-year history to hit a home run out of the ball park. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed is a regular fixture at sporting events around Southern California. Shahan is in his fifth season covering the Los Angeles Lakers for NBC Los Angeles. Along with covering practices and shootarounds in LA, he has covered the team in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Brooklyn, Miami, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Houston, San Diego and New Orleans. In addition, Shahan also covers the LA Rams, LA Clippers and special sports events around Southern California. Shahan also covers European football for Yahoo! Sports and has covered Premier League and La Liga matches in England and Spain, respectively.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Raiders Exodus? NFL Owners Mull Las Vegas Relocation Effort

Raiders Exodus? NFL Owners Mull Las Vegas Relocation Effort

Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as early as Monday to approve a relocation effort that could send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. A total of 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners must approve the request submitted by owner Mark Davis and the East Bay franchise. ESPN's Adam Shefter on Monday tweeted that it "sure sounds like the Raiders have all the votes they need to move to Las Vegas. Get used to...the Las Vegas Raiders."

Podiatrist Who Set Free Throws World Record Dies at 94

Podiatrist Who Set Free Throws World Record Dies at 94

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot after shot for 12 hours. Amberry later said he could have shot many more free throws, but a janitor interrupted him because it was time turn off the lights and close the small rec center gym in Orange County.

Blazers Burn Lakers at Staples Center

Blazers Burn Lakers at Staples Center

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the LA Lakers 97-81, and Lakers coach Luke Walton spoke about his team's defense in the first half. (Recorded at Staples Center on March 26, 2017)

Lakers Crash and Burn Against Blazers

Lakers Crash and Burn Against Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the LA Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night at Staples Center

March Madness: Your Guide to This Year's Final Four

March Madness: Your Guide to This Year's Final Four

Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all. For the rest of the guests, it's all uncharted territory. Gonzaga finally parlayed two decades of excellence into its first trip to college basketball's showcase. South Carolina's entire history in the NCAA Tournament could've been compiled on a cocktail napkin.