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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 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.
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Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico

Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico

Host nation Russia fought valiantly effort but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of...

Lonzo Ball: 'The New Face of the Lakers'

Lonzo Ball: 'The New Face of the Lakers'

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Lonzo Ball for the first time and Earvin "Magic" Johnson dubbed the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft the "New Face of the Lakers"

Dodgers Keep Rolling With Rout of Rockies

Dodgers Keep Rolling With Rout of Rockies

Yasiel Puig homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their eighth consecutive game as they rolled over the Rockies, 6-1, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

WATCH: Lonzo Ball Lobs His First Pitch at Dodger Stadium

WATCH: Lonzo Ball Lobs His First Pitch at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Lakers' No. 2 overall draft pick, Lonzo Ball, threw out the ceremonial first pitch between the Dodgers and Rockies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Urias to Have Season Ending Surgery

Urias to Have Season Ending Surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers top pitching prospect, Julio Urias, is scheduled to have left anterior capsule surgery on Tuesday and will miss the next 12-14 months.

Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number

Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number

The Boston Red Sox officially retired No. 34 in honor of David Ortiz in a special ceremony at Fenway Park on Friday night. "I love you, Boston," Big Papi told Red Sox Nation. "Thank you." Red Sox legends...