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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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In Rio, Georgia Golfers Are the Ones to Beat

In Rio, Georgia Golfers Are the Ones to Beat

Men’s Olympic golf will tee off Aug. 11 for the first time in 112 years, as a field of 60 led by three Georgia college players vies to bring home the first gold medal since the 1904 games in Saint Louis.

US Women's Basketball Team Has a Decidedly UConn Flavor

US Women's Basketball Team Has a Decidedly UConn Flavor

Coach Geno Auriemma wanted to have the best talent available to him. So it was no coincidence that when the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team was constructed, those in positions of responsibility within...

North Carolina, Duke Basketball Stars Join Forces in Rio

North Carolina, Duke Basketball Stars Join Forces in Rio

University of North Carolina's Harrison Barnes will finally play alongside former Duke star Kyrie Irving under coach Mike Krzyzewski in the Rio Olympics. Krzyzewski had recruited them with the idea they would be...

Ryan Lochte's Expansive Shoe Collection

Ryan Lochte's Expansive Shoe Collection

Over the past four years, he's stood on podiums featuring rainbow wings, tie-dye teddy bears and cheering gorillas.
What will Ryan Lochte wear next?

Norris Outduels Archer in Dodgers Victory

Norris Outduels Archer in Dodgers Victory

Bud Norris threw seven shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers hung on to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Rams Single-Game Tickets to Go on Sale Thursday

Rams Single-Game Tickets to Go on Sale Thursday

After season tickets sold out at the beginning of July, the LA Rams will sell a limited number of single-game tickets to fans hoping to catch a game.