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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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Olympic Swimming Trials: Lochte Makes 200 Free Semis

Olympic Swimming Trials: Lochte Makes 200 Free Semis

Injured Ryan Lochte advanced to the 200-meter freestyle semifinals while swimming in pain Monday at the U.S. Olympic trials. Lochte qualified fifth fastest in 1 minute, 47.77 seconds despite a groin injury...

Earthquakes Condemn Derogatory Remark

Earthquakes Condemn Derogatory Remark

The San Jose Earthquakes issued a condemnation of the derogatory chant during the California Clasico match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stanford Stadium Saturday night, where some could be heard making what...

Durant, Anthony Lead US Olympic Basketball Team

Durant, Anthony Lead US Olympic Basketball Team

The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans' third straight Olympic basketball gold medal. Durant and Anthony are the only players...

Lionel Messi Says He Is Quitting Argentina National Team

Lionel Messi Says He Is Quitting Argentina National Team

Lionel Messi says he's quitting Argentina's national team. Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday...

Lochte Fails to Qualify for Rio in Signature Race

Lochte Fails to Qualify for Rio in Signature Race

The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.

USA Olympic Trials: Women's Diving Finals

USA Olympic Trials: Women's Diving Finals

On Sunday, USA Diving will wrap up with women's 3-meter springboard competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials.