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Hoornstra: Baseball’s old guys rule, for now if not for long

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera entered play Wednesday with three doubles, four home runs and 17 RBIs in his last 15 games. At 38 years old, Cabrera is 56 hits shy of 3,000 for his career – the established standard for automatic Hall of Fame induction. Yet his power is a recent rediscovery. As recently as 2019, Cabrera played practically every day for three months and hit only four home runs. The reigning National League Player of the Week is Joey Votto, whose streak of seven con...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Mlb, StatCast, San Francisco Giants, Detroit, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays


Los Angeles Lakers: 4 remaining free agents that have ties to the Lakers

What a wonderful past two days it has been for the Los Angeles Lakers. We have seen the Los Angeles Lakers make moves that have shaken...
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NBA free agency tracker 2021: John Collins back with Hawks; Lakers add Carmelo Anthony; DeMar DeRozan to Bulls

Keeping tabs on all the free agency moves before the start of the 2021-22 NBA season
Tags: Nba, Lakers, Carmelo Anthony, DeMar DeRozan, Hawks, Bulls, John Collins


NBA free agency 2021: Did the Lakers add the right pieces for their Big Three?

After a hectic 48 hours of free agency, could there be a new favorite to win the title? Our experts break down the first days of free agency.
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Lakers retain Talen Horton-Tucker with 3-year, $32 million deal

The Lakers are bringing back at least one crucial free agent to next year’s roster: Talen Horton-Tucker. The team agreed to a three-year, $32 million contract extension with the 20-year-old wing, who will be one of few homegrown players on what will be one of the oldest rosters in the NBA next season. The organization views the 6-foot-5 Chicago native as a developing talent who could one day ascend to a spot in the starting lineup if his growth continues. ESPN was first to report the extension, ...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Iowa, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Chicago Bulls, Lakers, Gonzaga, Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry, Wichita


Lakers add Carmelo Anthony, Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk on Day 2 of NBA free agency

The latest of Laker star team-ups is one long in the making. Carmelo Anthony, 37, is joining the Lakers for a one-year deal, adding a veteran scoring presence that has notched over 27,000 points, 10 All-Star appearances and three Olympic gold medals – but no NBA Finals appearance yet. The long-rumored move was first reported by ESPN, but Anthony confirmed it himself on his social media accounts, superimposing a Lakers’ “L” onto his “Melo” brand logo. It will team two of the biggest names and clo...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Espn, Rudy Gay, Lebron James, Charlotte Hornets, Ben McLemore, Miami Heat, Anthony


Lakers add Carmelo Anthony, Malik Monk on Day 2 of NBA free agency

The latest of Laker star team-ups is one long in the making. Carmelo Anthony, 37, is joining the Lakers for a one-year deal, adding a veteran scoring presence that has notched over 27,000 points, 10 All-Star appearances and three Olympic gold medals – but no NBA Finals appearance yet. The long-rumored move was first reported by ESPN, but Anthony confirmed it himself on his social media accounts, superimposing a Lakers’ “L” onto his “Melo” brand logo. It will team two of the biggest names and clo...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Espn, Rudy Gay, Lebron James, Charlotte Hornets, Ben McLemore, Anthony, Portland Trail Blazers


Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony agree to one-year NBA free-agency contract

The Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with Carmelo Anthony. A source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Los Angeles has also agreed...
Tags: Los Angeles, Nba, Espn, Lakers, Carmelo Anthony, Adrian Wojnarowski, Los Angeles Lakers Carmelo Anthony


NBA free agency Day 1 winners and losers: Heat make power moves; Lakers defense takes hit; Knicks go sideways

Here's a look at the best and worst from an active first day of 2021 NBA free agency
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NBA free agency winners and losers: Heat make power moves; Lakers defense takes a hit; Knicks go sideways

Here's a look at the best and worst from an active first day of 2021 NBA free agency
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Reports: Lakers reunite with Howard, Ariza, Ellington; Caruso leaves for Bulls

The phrase “Laker for life” is truly getting a workout this offseason. In the first few hours of NBA free agency on Monday, the Lakers reportedly have agreed to terms with three veterans: Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, and Dwight Howard. All are older players on one-year deals with needed skills to build a roster around the Lakers’ star trio – and notably, all have been Lakers before. ESPN was first to report Ariza’s deal; Yahoo led on Ellington’s deal and The Athletic was the first to report on...
Tags: Yahoo, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Ucla, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook


HBO’s Lakers Series “One of the Most Heavily Researched Sports Shows,” Says Writer Max Borenstein

HBO’s untitled series about the Los Angeles Lakers will leave no stone unturned. Based on Jeff Pearlman‘s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, the all-star-led show focuses on the reigning champs in the ’80s. With Pat Riley coaching Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, the legendary team won five championships. Although the series is described as a drama, executive producer and writer Max Borenstein told us to expect a lot of lau...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, News, Features, Paula Abdul, Los Angeles Lakers, Adrien Brody, Lakers, James Worthy, Larry Bird, Adam, McKay, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor, Pat Riley


NBA free agency preview and predictions: Lakers and Clippers' options, latest on Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul and..

Leonard and Paul opted out of contracts, but remain likely to sign new deals with the Clippers & Suns. Kyle Lowry, however, is likely moving
Tags: Nba, Lakers, Kyle Lowry, PAUL, Clippers, Leonard, Clippers Suns, Kawhi Leonard Chris Paul


Lakers face tough decisions at start of free agency

The headliner is in: While free agency will make the NBA move and shake, for the Lakers, there’s no bigger deal ahead than the one they swung just before Thursday’s draft. Russell Westbrook arriving via trade from the Washington Wizards will be the move that defines their season. And yet it might just be the moves in the margins that truly push the Lakers over the top, extracting the maximum amount of value for the least amount of money when the free agency frenzy begins Monday at 3 p.m. PT. The...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Wall Street Journal, Usc, New York Knicks, James, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Knicks, Wizards, Washington Wizards, Carmelo Anthony


Tough decisions facing the Lakers at the start of free agency

The headliner is in: While free agency will make the NBA move and shake, for the Lakers, there’s no bigger deal ahead than the one they swung just before the draft. Russell Westbrook arriving from Washington will be the move that defines their season. And yet it may just be the moves in the margins that truly push the Lakers over the top, extracting the maximum amount of value for the least amount of money when the free agency frenzy begins Monday at 3 p.m. PT. There are a number of tough decisi...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Wall Street Journal, Usc, New York Knicks, James, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Knicks, Wizards, Carmelo Anthony


Fan for life Danny Duffy calls joining Dodgers ‘awesome’

PHOENIX — Danny Duffy wears his sports loyalties right on his sleeve – or under it. A native of Lompoc, Duffy grew up a big fan of the Lakers and Dodgers and remains so. He has “VIII” and “XXIV” tattooed on his right forearm – Kobe Bryant’s uniform numbers with the Lakers. And he has a baseball signed by Hall of Fame manager and Dodgers icon Tommy Lasorda that he got at a pre-draft workout in 2007. Lasorda signed it to a “Future Dodger.” That prophecy came true on Thursday when the Dodgers acqui...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Kobe Bryant, Charles Johnson, Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Kansas City Royals, Piazza, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Phoenix


Morrison, a classic sports bar, scores big in Burbank and Atwater Village

I grew up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Which meant there was no way for me to not have a love of sports hardwired into my internal circuitry. With Yankee Stadium across the street, you spend an inordinate amount of time in the bleacher seats in “The House That Ruth Built.” (I even went there on school field trips. The justification? Baseball is all about the math. I learned to calculate batting averages long before I studied long division) Which is why I’m drawn, like a fan to a Yankee Frank...
Tags: Usa, La, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Brussels, Gordon Ramsay, Dining, Nus, Usc, Ucla, Lakers, Southern California


What Russell Westbrook's imperfect fit with the Lakers means for LeBron and AD

LeBron James is perhaps the greatest problem-solver in NBA history and has played with guards who don't shoot 3s well or often. But...
Tags: Nba, Lebron James, Lakers, Russell Westbrook


NBA free agency: Discussing Lakers' and Clippers' options

The Lakers and Clippers have many holes to fill on their roster. The Times' NBA reporters discuss what to expect in upcoming free agency.
Tags: Nba, Lakers, Clippers, Times NBA


Laugh now, cry later": Kyle Kuzma sends out an ominous message to Lakers fans ahead of his first season with..

Washington Wizards star Kyle Kuzma gets sends an ominous message to his detractors on Twitter after the high-profile trade
Tags: Lakers, Washington Wizards, Kyle Kuzma


Alexander: Dodgers’ deadline deal fuels a frenzied Friday

The world according to Jim: • There are two ways to look at baseball’s most frenetic trade deadline in years from a Los Angeles standpoint. The Dodgers might have made themselves unquestioned World Series favorites – that’s the way the oddsmakers leaned following the Max Scherzer/Trea Turner deal, anyway – and at least did all of L.A. a mental health service by overshadowing that recent 2-5 stretch against the Giants. But it also helped energize their current/potential foes. The Giants’ trade fo...
Tags: Utah, Washington, La, Boston, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Mlb, North America, St Louis, Jon Lester, Giants, Yankees


Russell Westbrook met with LeBron James, Anthony Davis weeks ago to discuss playing for Lakers, per report

The Wizards agreed to trade Westbrook to the Lakers on draft night
Tags: Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Wizards, Westbrook, LeBron James Anthony Davis


Should Los Angeles Lakers worry Phoenix Suns after trading for Russell Westbrook?

The Lakers made a major draft-day move in trading three players and a first-round pick to the Wizards for Russell Westbrook. Should Suns...
Tags: Phoenix Suns, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Wizards, Should Los Angeles Lakers


Analysis: Lakers face a tricky, expensive path to build around their Big Three

If he’s said it once, he’s said it a dozen times: Lakers coach Frank Vogel loves talking about getting players to “star in their roles.” Back when the discourse was whether the Lakers would ever find a third star, or if one of their other players would ascend to become a foundational piece like LeBron James or Anthony Davis, Vogel stressed that the team didn’t need one as long as everyone played their part. “We need guys like that to star in those roles if you’re going to have the ultimate succe...
Tags: New York, Washington, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Usc, Celebrations, James, Lakers, Gonzaga, Russell Westbrook


What Russell Westbrook means for the Lakers’ title hopes in 2022

Will the Lakers be able to unlock the best version of Westbrook alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis?
Tags: Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, The Lakers, Westbrook


Lakers’ Russell Westbrook Deal Shifts Power Back to Los Angeles

Westbrook, 32, averaged a triple-double last season and should help the Lakers rebound from their first-round exit from the playoffs.
Tags: Los Angeles, Lakers, Westbrook, Russell Westbrook Deal Shifts Power Back


Will Russell Westbrook fit with LeBron, A.D. and the Lakers?

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, July 30 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. If there’s been one consistent theme to Rob Pelinka’s tenure as Lakers general manager, it’s been a simple one that resonates deeply with the franchise’s history: Get the talent. Figure the rest out later. That was what the Lakers hoped would happen when LeBron James first arrived in 2018. When they swung the trade for Anthony...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Brooklyn Nets, Usc, James, Lakers


Russell Westbrook trade: What Lakers might do next as they build around their new point guard

Westbrook was the first major offseason move for the Lakers, but he won't be the last
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Westbrook is the quickest fix in the NBA, but the Lakers still depend on Davis’ health

The Lakers just became clear favorites to win the 2016 NBA championship. Russell Westbrook’s birth certificate says he will turn 33 on Nov. 12. LeBron James’s papers say he will turn 37 on Dec. 25. Anthony Davis’ MRIs indicate his legs might be older than either. Officially, he is only 28. But the trade for Westbrook is red meat to the inhabitants of Lakerland, who strongly believe that every notable player in the NBA is holding one of those buzzers they give out in family restaurants, on busy n...
Tags: Washington, Milwaukee, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Detroit, Usc, James, Lakers


With Russell Westbrook trade, Lakers went Hollywood while Wizards liberated their future: Hollinger

Are the Wizards actually set up to be good in two or three years? It certainly seems that way.
Tags: Hollywood, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, Wizards, Hollinger