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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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Brewers Beat up Brock Stewart in Debut

Brewers Beat up Brock Stewart in Debut

Brock Stewart had a rocky Major League debut as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 on Wednesday night at Miller Park.

Brock Stewart to make MLB Debut

Brock Stewart to make MLB Debut

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Brock Stewart will become the fourth Dodgers pitcher to make his MLB debut on Wednesday.

After Overcoming Injuries, Bromell Doesn't Fear Bolt

After Overcoming Injuries, Bromell Doesn't Fear Bolt

Trayvon Bromell swore off sprinting — all sports, really — after taking his third ride to the hospital in as many years. On his way to the doctor after hurting his hip, he told his mom, "Let's just stop here...

Serena Williams 'Sad' Some Athletes Skipping Rio Over Zika

Serena Williams 'Sad' Some Athletes Skipping Rio Over Zika

Tennis star Serena Williams said she will be attending the Olympics in Rio despite concerns about the spread of Zika and is "sad" some have pulled out because of the virus. “[That’s] something that's been on my...

Nike Tennis Dress Courts Controversy at Wimbledon

Nike Tennis Dress Courts Controversy at Wimbledon

Nike has come under fire over the tennis dress it designed for its sponsored female athletes at this year's Wimbledon tournament. The Championships at the All-England Club started Monday, and the dress named...