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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.
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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'Go Back to Africa!' Vandals Deface NFL Player's NJ Home

Police are investigating racist graffiti scrawled on the walls of a New Jersey home belonging to a New York Giants player as a hate crime. Nikita Whitlock, who is black, showed reporters the graffiti — "KKK," a...

Over 1,000 Russians Involved in Organized Doping: Report

Over 1,000 Russians Involved in Organized Doping: Report

A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale...

Chiefs Hold Off Raiders 21-13 to Take Control of AFC West

Chiefs Hold Off Raiders 21-13 to Take Control of AFC West

Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to...

Luke Walton's Hands On Approach

Luke Walton's Hands On Approach

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Chargers Move to LA Almost a Done Deal: Sources

Chargers Move to LA Almost a Done Deal: Sources

A plan to move the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles is almost a done deal, multiple sources tell NBC4's Fred Roggin.

Chargers to L.A. Not a Done Deal Yet

Chargers to L.A. Not a Done Deal Yet

The team is still working on options to try and stay in San Diego