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Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: The Jeanie Buss Era Begins Now

Lakers: The Jeanie Buss Era Begins Now

Jeanie Buss, President of the Lakers, is finally ready to step forward and be the boss the Lakers need. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

In Honor Of Dr. Buss, Lakers Destroy Celtics

In Honor Of Dr. Buss, Lakers Destroy Celtics

After an emotional ceremony in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers were led by Dwight Howard in a blow-out victory over the hated Boston Celtics. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers' Owner Dr. Jerry Buss Has Passed

Lakers' Owner Dr. Jerry Buss Has Passed

Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss passed away early Monday morning, and his impact on basketball, Los Angeles, and the world continues to be felt. 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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Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jerseys Returned to Patriots

Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jerseys Returned to Patriots

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys have officially been returned to the New England Patriots.

NCAA Set to Pick Title Sites, Could Leave North Carolina Out

NCAA Set to Pick Title Sites, Could Leave North Carolina Out

The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. In a statement Thursday, exactly one year to the day after the law was passed, the sports organization said its committees will begin picking championship sites for 2018-22 and will announce those decisions April 18. The statement also noted that "once the sites are selected by the committee, those decisions are final."

NFL to Develop 'Educational Training Video' for Touchdown Celebrations

NFL to Develop 'Educational Training Video' for Touchdown Celebrations

The National Football League wants to show players how they should celebrate touchdowns during a game. The league is preparing a training video to show players which types of celebrations are allowed. Troy Vincent, the NFL executive vice president of football operations, said on Twitter Wednesday that the league is developing an educational training video, with the goal of giving the players “clear examples of appropriate and inappropriate celebrations.”

White House Announces New England Patriots' Visit

White House Announces New England Patriots' Visit

It's official: the White House has announced when the New England Patriots are visiting after the team's historic comeback Super Bowl win. The Patriots will meet President Donald Trump on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Thursday. A number of star players have already stated they won't be visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, LaGarrette Blount and Dont'a Hightower.

WBC MVP Marcus Stroman: 'That Was For My Mom'

WBC MVP Marcus Stroman: 'That Was For My Mom'

After his Puerto Rican mother was harassed on social media this week, United States pitcher Marcus Stroman dominated the Puerto Ricans and won the World Baseball Classic MVP for his mom.

USA Dominates Puerto Rico to Win First WBC Title

USA Dominates Puerto Rico to Win First WBC Title

Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman threw six shutout innings as U.S.A. dominated Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win their first ever World Baseball Classic Title.