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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 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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Lakers Hosting "Kobeland" for Kobe Bryant Jersey Retirement

Lakers Hosting "Kobeland" for Kobe Bryant Jersey Retirement

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they will be hosting a free amusement-park style "Kobeland" street fair outside Staples Center on Monday, Dec. 18, prior to retiring Kobe Bryant's jerseys, both no.
As Olympics Near, South Korea Agonizes Over Post-Games Costs

As Olympics Near, South Korea Agonizes Over Post-Games Costs

South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's post-Winter Games plans for a host of...
The Choice Semifinals

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It's time to make The Choice! After submissions and auditions, we picked 16 contestants to battle it out for a spot on Going Roggin. The battles started in September, you voted each week and now we've reached...
LeBron James on Lonzo Ball: "The Kid Can Play Ball"

LeBron James on Lonzo Ball: "The Kid Can Play Ball"

Ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, LeBron James spoke up in defense of rookie Lonzo Ball.
‘Redskins’ or ‘Redhawks’? Activists Spread Name Change Rumor

‘Redskins’ or ‘Redhawks’? Activists Spread Name Change Rumor

Washingtonians were nearly fooled by an "elaborate hoax" conducted by a Native American rights group saying the Washington Redskins had been renamed. In a far-reaching hoax, a group created several fake...
Costas Wins Hall's Frick Award for Baseball Broadcasting

Costas Wins Hall's Frick Award for Baseball Broadcasting

As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening "through the crackle and static" to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks. He pulled in the...