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By Shahan Ahmed

Important Dates: Lakers 2013-14 Schedule

Important Dates: Lakers 2013-14 Schedule

The NBA released the Los Angeles Lakers 2013-14 regular season schedule, and there are some key dates every basketball fan needs to know. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed covers the Los Angeles Lakers for NBCLA.com and has done so since 2012. He attends Los Angeles Lakers' practices, shootarounds, press conferences and home games. Along with covering the NBA Playoffs in LA for three seasons, Shahan has also covered the Lakers in New York, Cleveland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Beijing and Shanghai. Shahan has also covered the Premier League for Yahoo! Sports in London and Manchester, as well as Spanish Primera Liga in Barcelona and Seville.
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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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tony Gwynn Memorial

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tony Gwynn Memorial

The City of Poway will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its Tony Gwynn memorial statue on the baseball field at Lake Poway Park on July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Longtime NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 82

Longtime NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 82

Longtime NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died of cancer at the age of 82 Tuesday morning, according to NFL.com. During his 35-year career, James David "Buddy" Ryan was the head coach of the...

World No. 1 Golfer Jason Day Pulls Out of Rio Over Zika

World No. 1 Golfer Jason Day Pulls Out of Rio Over Zika

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars...

Rio Gov. Warns Olympics Could Be 'Big Failure'

Rio Gov. Warns Olympics Could Be 'Big Failure'

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games. In an interview...

A Look Back at the Legendary Basketball Career of Pat Summit

A Look Back at the Legendary Basketball Career of Pat Summit

Pat Summitt was the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history and during her 38-year career at Tennessee, she brought the Lady Vols to eight national championships. She died at age 64 after...