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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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NHL Bye Week Format Takes Center Ice

NHL Bye Week Format Takes Center Ice

The National Hockey League included a mandatory bye week for every team this season, but is it beneficial to get an extra week of rest? We take an introspective look at team's performances after a week of rest.

45-Year-Old Jagr Hurts L.A. Kings Playoff Chances

45-Year-Old Jagr Hurts L.A. Kings Playoff Chances

45-year-old Jaromir Jagr extended his point streak to five games as he set up Aleksander Barkov's game-winning goal as the Florida Panthers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night at Staples Center.

Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC

Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC

The UCLA Bruins avenged their late January loss when they beat the USC Trojans on Saturday night in Westwood

WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled

WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled

Los Angeles Clippers' center DeAndre Jordan got the NBA Slam Dunk Contest off to a hot start as he jumped over a DJ booth, complete with DJ, DJ Khaled on Saturday in New Orleans.

New York Jets Cornerback Faces Charges After Alleged Fight in Pittsburgh

New York Jets Cornerback Faces Charges After Alleged Fight in Pittsburgh

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has turned himself in to Pittsburgh police following charges alleging he was involved in a fight with two men last weekend. Revis entered a Municipal Courts building Friday. He didn't answer questions on his way in.

NASCAR Beefs up Concussion Testing Before Season Begins

NASCAR Beefs up Concussion Testing Before Season Begins

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. "Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted. Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular driver, was sidelined for the second half of last season with a concussion. Earnhardt missed the final 18 races with nausea, vision and balance issues after at least the fifth concussion of his career following a June wreck.