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This Week in US Sports: Clippers one-up Lakers, Home Run Derby shocks world

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

There is never a dull day in the NBA, but this past weekend may have been the craziest moment in league history. This was as crazy of an NBA offseason as there has ever been. An MVP candidate (Anthony Davis) was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, two stars signed with the Brooklyn Nets (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving), the Boston Celtics reloaded with an All-NBA guard (Kemba Walker) and the New York Knicks are the Knicks.

Tiger latest notable over-40 champion in sports history

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions: - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at the ages of 40 and 41. Tom Brady: The NFL quarterback Lead the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams in February at 41 years of age.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

With eight games remaining in the season, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that LeBron James will sit out Wednesday night's contest at Utah against the Jazz. James, who has been on a minutes restriction ever since the Lakers fell out of playoff contention, played 35 minutes against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, three minutes over his suggested playing time. Jerod Mayo, who spent his entire NFL career as a linebacker with the New England Patriots, is returning to the team as an assistant coach.

Brady, SuperSonics and the iPod shuffle – the last time LeBron missed the NBA playoffs

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

LeBron James has become the face of the NBA playoffs but the Los Angeles Lakers superstar will miss the postseason for the first time in 14 years. The last time the playoffs were James-less was in 2004-05, when the San Antonio Spurs reigned supreme, while the three-time champion has featured in the past eight NBA Finals. James swapped the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Lakers in the offseason - hoping to guide the iconic Los Angeles franchise to the playoffs for the first time in six years.

Here’s Julian Edelman hanging with Jameis Winston at Celtics-Lakers

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Here's Julian Edelman hanging with Jameis Winston at Celtics-Lakers originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com As it tends to happen in Hollywood, some pretty random stars collided Saturday night at Staples Center. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman showed up to support the Boston Celtics for their game against the Los Angeles Lakers and caught up with several C's players on the court before tip-off. But Edelman wasn't the only NFL player in the house.

Brady, SuperSonics and the iPod shuffle – the last time LeBron missed the NBA playoffs

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

LeBron James has become the face of the NBA playoffs but the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is in danger of missing the postseason for the first time in 14 years. The last time the playoffs were James-less was in 2004-05, when the San Antonio Spurs reigned supreme, while the three-time champion has featured in the past eight NBA Finals. James swapped the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Lakers in the offseason - hoping to guide the iconic Los Angeles franchise to the playoffs for the first time in six years.

Lakers GM hopes L.A. overcomes adversity like Tom Brady’s Patriots

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Lakers GM hopes L.A. overcomes adversity like Tom Brady's Patriots originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Could the Los Angeles Lakers draw inspiration from the New England Patriots' most recent Super Bowl-winning season? L.A. general manager Rob Pelinka recently explained in a media conference call how he hopes the story of the 2018-19 Lakers mirrors that of the Patriots' after they beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII last Sunday. "I think early on (the Patriots) were facing a ton of adversity," Pelinka said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

LeBron’s Lakers similar to Brady’s Patriots, claims GM Pelinka

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka believes the NBA franchise share similarities with NFL Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots. Occupying 10th spot in the Western Conference, the Lakers tried to overhaul their roster before Thursday's trade deadline, however, they were unable to strike a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for wantaway star Anthony Davis. It has been a topsy-turvy season since LeBron James' arrival amid reports of a fractured relationship between team-mates after the Lakers' failure to trade for Davis.

Kevin Garnett arrives at Celtics-Lakers wearing green Rajon Rondo jersey

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Kevin Garnett arrives at Celtics-Lakers wearing green Rajon Rondo jersey originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Celtics will have a special guest at TD Garden for Thursday night's showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers, and we're not talking about any of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots expected to be in attendance. Kevin Garnett, the C's legend who helped lead the franchise to two NBA Finals against the Lakers (including a championship in 2008), arrived to the Garden wearing a jersey of his former teammate, Rajon Rondo. Here are some pre-game pictures of KG, including an old foe from Los Angeles.

Super Bowl 53: Steph Curry was asleep by halftime of Rams vs. Patriots

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Super Bowl 53: Steph Curry was asleep by halftime of Rams vs. Patriots originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots combined to score three points Sunday in the first half of Super Bowl LIII. Both teams' punters had plenty of work to do, but that's not exactly a recipe to captivate a viewing audience. Steph Curry, who scored 14 points of his own in the Warriors' win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, was not impressed.