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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 02:53 PM PDT

The Vault: Birth of the Hockey Beard

The Vault: Birth of the Hockey Beard

With the playoffs upon us, time to look back at the old days of the superstitious hockey beard. Fred Roggin goes back to 1982 with the LA Kings and he's got a surprise at the end of the story.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:53 PM PDT

Kershaw Leads Dodgers Over Giants

Kershaw Leads Dodgers Over Giants

Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over seven innings in another impressive performance in San Francisco's home ballpark, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:49 PM PDT

Jazz Push Clippers to Brink of Elimination

Jazz Push Clippers to Brink of Elimination

Los Angeles is on the brink of elimination after a disappointing 96-92 loss to the Utah Jazz in Game 5 at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 08:05 AM PDT

Video: Kobe Bryant Performs Funny Slam Poetry

Video: Kobe Bryant Performs Funny Slam Poetry

Kobe Bryant stepped up and spit out a hilarious slam poetry performance focused on Family Matters character Steve Urkel on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:47 PM PDT

Dodgers Drop Opener to Giants

Dodgers Drop Opener to Giants

The San Francisco Giants scratched across two runs and then held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, in the first game between the longtime rivals this season.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 04:15 AM PDT

Discover Your Dodgers: Ross Stripling

Discover Your Dodgers: Ross Stripling

NBC LA Sports Reporter, Michael Duarte, asks Los Angeles Dodgers' reliever, Ross Stripling, some hard-hitting questions about Game of Thrones, Taylor Swift and the College World Series.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 04:14 AM PDT

Ross Stripling Interview

Ross Stripling Interview

NBCLA Sports Reporter, Michael J. Duarte, interviews Los Angeles Dodgers' relief pitcher Ross Stripling about sports, his relationship with Michael Wacha and stock tips.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 08:56 PM PDT

Gobert's Return Ignites Utah in Game 4

Gobert's Return Ignites Utah in Game 4

Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz evened their best-of-seven series with the Los Angeles Clippers at two games apiece after a 105-98 victory in Game 4 on Sunday.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 05:56 PM PDT

Dodgers Salvage Series With D-Backs

Dodgers Salvage Series With D-Backs

The Dodgers scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning before they recorded a single out and they came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 02:21 PM PDT

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach.

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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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