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Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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By James Neveau

Rangers vs. Kings: Five Key Matchups

Rangers vs. Kings: Five Key Matchups

When the Stanley Cup Final begins Wednesday night, five key matchups will help determine whether the Rangers or Kings come out on top. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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By James Neveau

First Thoughts: Rangers vs. Kings

First Thoughts: Rangers vs. Kings

The Los Angeles Kings may be viewed as the heavy favorites in the Stanley Cup Final, but that doesn't mean they should take the New York Rangers for granted. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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By James Neveau

Kings Make Big Statement With Game 7 Win

Kings Make Big Statement With Game 7 Win

The Los Angeles Kings haven't made it easy, but with their Game 7 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, they find themselves in prime position to win their second title in three seasons. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 3:57 AM
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By James Neveau

Kings to Open Cup Final Wednesday vs. Rangers

Kings to Open Cup Final Wednesday vs. Rangers

The Los Angeles Kings will open the Stanley Cup Final on home ice Wednesday night against the New York Rangers. 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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LA Kings on Brink of Playoff Elimination

LA Kings on Brink of Playoff Elimination

The Los Angeles Kings slim chances of making the NHL playoffs sank even further after a 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night at Staples Center.

Hamilton Makes NASCAR History as First Black Race Director

Hamilton Makes NASCAR History as First Black Race Director

Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather's garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since. He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York's dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn't work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing. Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted as a NASCAR race director for the Xfinity Series event at Fontana. He is the first black race director in NASCAR history, and his co-workers say the 26-year-old can go any direction he chooses in the sport he loves.

March Madness: Gonzaga, Oregon Headed to Final Four

March Madness: Gonzaga, Oregon Headed to Final Four

Oregon upset No. 1 seed Kansas and Gonzaga dominated Xavier in their respective regional championship games Saturday night, filling out two of the four spots in the Final Four round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Clippers Clinch Playoffs, Inch Closer to Jazz

Clippers Clinch Playoffs, Inch Closer to Jazz

The Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season, and moved within a half-game for home court advantage in the first round with a 108-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Bill Murray is having quite the year. It's always a good time to be the iconic 66-year-old 'Ghostbusters' actor, but it turns out that this is a pretty good time to be a fan of his favorite sports teams, too. The Chicago-area native was front and center for his beloved Cubs’ first World Series victory in 108 years – singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game;" appearing on 'Saturday Night Live' with team members; calling for Mayor Emanuel to cancel school; and even making one fan’s dream come true. He crashed postgame interviews, victory celebrations and even a White House press briefing, all for the love of his Cubbies. Now Murray has his sights set on March Madness, and his support of bracket-busting Xavier University has led some to speculate that perhaps there’s a little something more to his diehard fandom.

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in Overtime with Jordan Clarkson scoring a career-high 35 points.