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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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Baffert Returns to Kentucky Derby With Mor Spirit

Baffert Returns to Kentucky Derby With Mor Spirit

Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. Baffert, trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has one middle-of-the-pack horse competing at Saturday’s 142nd Run for the...

American Pharoah Thriving in New Home at Ashford Stud

American Pharoah Thriving in New Home at Ashford Stud

Welcome to paradise, also known as Coolmore Ashford Stud, a magnificent 2,000 acre empire in the heart of Bluegrass country. This is home to racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, a luxurious resort for...

Dig This: AVP Open Returns to Huntington Beach

Dig This: AVP Open Returns to Huntington Beach

World-class beach volleyball returns to Southern California this weekend at the AVP Huntington Beach Open.

Joe Paterno Allegedly Told of Sandusky Molestation in 1976

Joe Paterno Allegedly Told of Sandusky Molestation in 1976

A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday.

Adrian Gonzalez Knocks Out Rays Mascot

Adrian Gonzalez Knocks Out Rays Mascot

Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez boxed Rays' mascot, Raymond, in this hilarious video.

Rays Snap 9 Year Winless Streak Against Dodgers

Rays Snap 9 Year Winless Streak Against Dodgers

Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza, Steve Pearce and Curt Casali all homered for the Rays and Tampa Bay ended a nearly nine-year drought to the Dodgers with an 8-5 victory at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.