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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Lottery Day: Lakers Look to Get Lucky

Lottery Day: Lakers Look to Get Lucky

The Los Angeles Lakers will be hoping for good luck when the ping pong balls come out in the 2014/15 NBA Draft Lottery Read »

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Clarkson Named NBA All-Rookie 1st Team

Clarkson Named NBA All-Rookie 1st  Team

LA Lakers point guard Jordan Clarkson was named to NBA All-Rookie First Team for the 2014/15 NBA season Read »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Bolsinger is Brilliant as Dodgers Defeat Rockies 1-0 on Sunday

Bolsinger is Brilliant as Dodgers Defeat Rockies 1-0 on Sunday

The Dodgers needed just one run on Sunday as Mike Bolsinger threw six scoreless innings and the Dodgers defeated the Rockies 1-0. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Ducks Beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1

Ducks Beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1

The Anaheim Ducks took Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference Finals over the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in Sunday afternoon. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Five Chicago Players to Watch

Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Five Chicago Players to Watch

The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks are getting set to square off in the NHL Western Conference Final. We have five players that Ducks fans should keep an eye on as the series begins. Read »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Rockies Hit Three Homers, Beat Dodgers 7-1

Rockies Hit Three Homers, Beat Dodgers 7-1

Carlos Gonzalez, Daniel Descalso, and Nolan Arenado all homered and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 on Saturday night. Read »

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:40 PM
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By Michael Duarte

Dodger Legends at Old Timers Game

Former Dodgers' players, Hall of Famers, and legends came out to the stadium on May 16, 2015 for the annual Los Angeles Dodgers' Old Timers Game.View gallery »

  • Magic Johnson and Sandy Koufax
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  • Pedro Guerrero and Jarrin family
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:46 AM

Kershaw Collects 100th Career Win as Dodgers Hold on to Beat Rockies 6-4

Kershaw Collects 100th Career Win as Dodgers Hold on to Beat Rockies 6-4

Clayton Kershaw collected his 100th career victory on Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to defeat the Colorado Rockies 6-4. Read »

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Rockies Rally in 9th to Shock Dodgers 5-4 in Rain-Soaked Game

Rockies Rally in 9th to Shock Dodgers 5-4 in Rain-Soaked Game

The Colorado Rockies rallied in the top of the 9th with a three-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez and Colorado defeated the Dodgers 5-4 in a rain delayed game. Read »

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:03 AM

Dodgers Hit Homers, Marlins Avoid Sweep in 5-4 Win

Dodgers Hit Homers, Marlins Avoid Sweep in 5-4 Win

Los Angeles rookies Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson both homered in the fifth inning, but the Marlins rallied to beat the Dodgers 5-4 and avoid the three-game sweep. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:11 PM

Dodgers Have Diamond in the Rough in Liberatore

Dodgers Have Diamond in the Rough in Liberatore

The Los Angeles Dodgers have found a variable diamond in the rough in left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore. Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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By Jason Kandel

Clippers in the Playoffs

The Clippers make their run for an NBA championshipView gallery »

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:46 AM
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By Jason Kandel

Ducks in the Playoffs

The Ducks make a run for the Stanley CupView gallery »

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Rockets Beat Clippers in Game 5

Rockets Beat Clippers in Game 5

The Houston Rockets won Game 5 and avoided elimination against the LA Clippers on May 12, 2015 Read »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Marlins' Slugger Hits Historic Home Run at Dodger Stadium

Marlins' Slugger Hits Historic Home Run at Dodger Stadium

Marlins' Slugger Giancarlo Stanton became just the fourth player in Dodger Stadium's 53-year history to hit a home run out of the ball park. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed is a Digital News Producer for NBC Los Angeles, KNBC-LA Channel 4. He has covered breaking news events with NBCLA, including the Ridgecrest earthquakes, the Woolsey Fire, rapper Nipsey Hussle's death, Silver Lake Trader Joe's barricade and numerous other stories that gripped and changed the city of Los Angeles.

Previously, Shahan was a featured columnist for Yahoo! Sports from 2012-2019. In addition, he worked as a sports reporter and writer for NBCLA covering the Los Angeles sports scene, working as a digital Lakers beat reporter for six seasons from 2012-2018. He has also reported on the LA Rams, the LA Galaxy, the LA Clippers and major sporting events and announcements in the city.

Shahan is an experienced digital sports reporter who has covered elite live events, including the NBA Finals, Champions League Final, NFL, Premier League, MLS, NBA All-Star, USA Basketball, La Liga and Bundesliga. He has covered professional sporting events in more than 15 cities across North America, along with covering major professional sporting events in cities around the world: Beijing, Shanghai, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Munich and several other cities in Europe.
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.