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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Tanaka Chooses New York

Tanaka Chooses New York

Masahiro Tanaka, one of the biggest names of the off-season, is now off the market after signing a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Tanaka Comes to America

Tanaka Comes to America

The Masahiro Tanaka circus is in full-effect as the premier pitching talent available this off-season has come to America to speak with teams and choose his new home. 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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Gatlin Has an Alter Ego: 'J Gat'

Gatlin Has an Alter Ego: 'J Gat'

Justin Gatlin swears he's not as bad as he's made out to be. He calls his alter ego "J Gat." And that's someone you don't want to mess with. Before a race, the mild-mannered American sprinter says he...

US Soccer, Women's Team Argue Over Potential Strike

US Soccer, Women's Team Argue Over Potential Strike

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio just months away, the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s Soccer team is looking into the possibility of a strike as they fight for equal pay. The players’ union, which says the...

Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach

Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach

Baylor University demoted school President Ken Starr and fired football coach Art Briles on Thursday, issuing a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against players....

Julio Urias Debuts for Dodgers on Friday

Julio Urias Debuts for Dodgers on Friday

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Thursday morning their 19-year-old pitching phenom will make his MLB debut on Friday against the New York Mets.

San Jose Sharks Head to 1st Stanley Cup Final

San Jose Sharks Head to 1st Stanley Cup Final

Two years after their most devastating playoff loss, the San Jose Sharks held their most meaningful celebration. The franchise notorious for falling short each postseason will finally get the chance to play...

Adrian Gonzalez 'Thankful' to Dodgers

Adrian Gonzalez 'Thankful' to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a pregame show for their first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on his bobblehead night on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.