<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usTue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:07 -0800Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:07 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dodgers Grooming Chris Taylor For Center Field]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:11:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-576803636.jpg
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chris Taylor played center field for the first time in his career on Saturday, and may see more playing time at the position this season.

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<![CDATA[Rio's Abandoned Olympic Ghost Town]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:07:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642486626_master.jpg
In the months following the 2016 Summer Olympics, the facilities of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village have fallen into disuse and disrepair. The stadiums, used to hold the competitions for 11,237 athletes...

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<![CDATA[What Exactly is Magic Johnson's Impact on the Lakers?]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:31:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Earvin-Magic-Johnson-2-27-17.jpg
Earvin "Magic" Johnson has been Lakers president of basketball operations for nearly a full week, but he doesn't seem to be rushing to change the organization

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<![CDATA[Brandon Ingram Sets Career-High Vs. Spurs]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:57:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Brandon-Ingram-vs-Spurs-2-26-17.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs in blowout fashion on Sunday at Staples Center, but LA rookie Brandon Ingram recorded a career-high in points.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Coach Luke Walton Talks Julius Randle]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:26:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Julius-Randle-2-26-17_1200x675_885477955896.jpg
Lakers coach Luke Walton talks about Julius Randle's progress, the intricacies behind why Julius may not be finished as efficiently around the rim of late and how Randle can succeed.]]>
<![CDATA[Brandon Ingram Scores Career-High 22 points]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:24:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Brandon-Ingram-career-high-vs-Spurs_1200x675_885478467848.jpg
Following Brandon Ingram scoring 22 points against the San Antonio Spurs, LA Lakers coach Luke Walton spoke about how the young 19-year-old rookie was one of the few bright spots in the defeat.]]>
<![CDATA[Lakers Lose to Spurs - Postgame]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:23:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-lose-to-Spurs-postgame-2-26-17_1200x675_885473859733.jpg
LA Lakers coach Luke Walton addresses the media following the Lakers losing 119-98 to the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 (Shahan Ahmed)]]>
<![CDATA[Can Quick's Return Send Kings to Playoffs?]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:32:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/Quick%27s+Return.png
Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick returned to the ice for the first time in 4 and a half months on Saturday, earning his victory of the season, a 4-1 destruction of the rival Ducks.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Tyler Ennis Found Out He Was Traded on Twitter]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:01:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/Tyler-Ennis-Lakers-trade-Twitter.png
Guard Tyler Ennis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers moments before the NBA's trade deadline. Two days later, he went through his first practice in El Segundo, California, spoke about how he found out he...

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<![CDATA[Clippers Lose to Spurs in Chris Paul's Return]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:38:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/CP3+Returns+but+Clips+Lose+to+Spurs.png
Chris Paul returned to the court after a five-week absence, but the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their second straight game, 105-97, to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at Staples Center

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<![CDATA[Westbrook's Triple-Double Leads Thunder Over Lakers]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:31:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Russell-Westbrook-Lakers-vs-Thunder.jpg
Russell Westbrook notched a triple-double and led the Oklahoma City Thunder to victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night

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<![CDATA[Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:27:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JameisWinston0224_MP4-148796316337200001.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being criticized after comments he made to students at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[ Green Taunts Pierce: 'You Thought You Was Kobe?!']]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:52:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Draymond+Green+Taunts+Paul+Pierce.png
Golden State Warriors' forward Draymond Green taunted Los Angeles Clippers' forward Paul Pierce during his last game in Oakland on Thursday Night at Oracle Arena. Check out what he said in the video.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Make Deadline Trade, Acquire Tyler Ennis]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:33:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tyler-Ennis-Lakers-trade.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to send point guard Marcelo Huertas to the Houston Rockets for Tyler Ennis at the NBA's trade deadline

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<![CDATA[Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:44:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-630219098.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

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<![CDATA[Chris Paul Could Return Thursday Against Warriors]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:31:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/Chris+Paul+Return.png
Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Chris Paul has been medically cleared to return to the court after missing the last five weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Buying Big on Magic Johnson]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:47:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-president-Magic-Johnson-2-23-17.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers met for practice on Wednesday and eulogized former GM Mitch Kupchak and former Lakers EVP Jim Buss while also singing the praises of new Lakers president of basketbal operations Earvin...

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady Compiles Hilarious 'Suspect Board' of Possible Jersey Thieves]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:50:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/brady-jersey-GettyImages-485055278.jpg
There's been a lot of serious talk lately about the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker on the night of Super Bowl LI.

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<![CDATA[Kings Snap Three Game Skid With Win Over Avs]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:51:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kings+vs+Avs.png
The Los Angeles Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. The victory was a historic milestone for Kings' head coach Darryl Sutter who tied...

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<![CDATA[Doug Adler Talks ESPN Lawsuit]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:07:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ADLER_ROGGIN_WEB_AIR_1200x675_882622019867.jpg
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<![CDATA[Dodgers Take the Field for Spring Training]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:36:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/dodgersspringtraining+pic.JPG
Money may not buy titles, but it sure helps if you want to build a team stacked with talent. "We're two games away from where we want to be," said Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner on the first day of...

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<![CDATA[Report: Lakers Hire Rob Pelinka To be New GM]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:40:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rob-Pelinka-Lakers-GM.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly hire Rob Pelinka, who was best known for being Kobe Bryant's agent, as general manager of the team.

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<![CDATA[Report: Magic Makes Move, Trades Lou Williams To Houston]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:13:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lou-Williams-traded-to-Houston.jpg
Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade away Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and draft pick

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<![CDATA[Magic Johnson Takes on "Dream Job" With Lakers]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:34:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Magic-Johnson-adviser-Lakers.jpg
Newly named LA Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson called his new gig his "Dream Job"

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<![CDATA[OFFICIAL: Magic Johnson Takes Over Lakers Basketball]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:30:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-fire-Mitch-Kupchak-Jim-Buss.jpg
Lakers president Jeanie Buss announced massive changes to the Los Angeles Lakers' front office, parting ways with general manager Mitch Kupchak and replacing Jim Buss with Magic Johnson as President of...

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<![CDATA[Police Value Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey at $500K]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:16:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-634604296.jpg
The jersey was reportedly stolen after the Patriots' 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

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<![CDATA[Going Roggin: More with Doug Adler]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:51:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DOUG_ADLER_PART_TWO_1200x675_881976899539.jpg
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<![CDATA[NHL Bye Week Format Takes Center Ice]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:15:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-633229644.jpg
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.

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<![CDATA[Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:13:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/UCLA-beat-USC-Lonzo-Ball.jpg
The UCLA Bruins avenged their late January loss when they beat the USC Trojans on Saturday night in Westwood

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<![CDATA[WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:01:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/DJ+Dunks+Over+DJ+Khaled.jpg
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.

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<![CDATA[Young Lakers Feature on All-Star Friday]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:06:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-All-Star-2017-Lakers-Russell-Ingram.jpg
D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram will represent the Los Angeles Lakers at the 2017 All-Star Rising Stars Challenge

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<![CDATA[Michael Jordan's Top Sports Moments]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:11:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TITLEMJ.jpg
Air Jordan turns 54 today. From the unforgettable "double nickel" game at Madison Square Garden to the iconic "Flu Game" against the Utah Jazz, take a look back at some of Michael Jordan's greatest moments...

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<![CDATA[Gymnastics Doc Used Hide-and-Seek Games to Molest: Accuser]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:11:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gymnasticsdoctormolestor.jpg
A woman who says the disgraced team doctor for USA Gymnastics molested her as a child testified Friday that he turned games of hide-and-seek in the basement of his home into abuse sessions, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Magic to Run Show in Lakers' Major Front Office Shakeup]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:53:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lakers-shakeup.jpg
Lakers legend Magic Johnson has been named president of basketball operations in a major front office restructuring for the storied franchise.

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