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Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — While the full field of the NBA playoffs remains to be set, the Lakers and Clippers now know when the playoffs start for them, and what days they’ll be playing for the next month. The top two seeds in the Western Conference will be playing late games at AdventHealth Arena, the largest venue on the Disney campus. The Clippers begin their series with Dallas on Monday night, the first day of the postseason, with a 6 p.m. (PDT) game on ESPN, while the Lakers will begin Tuesd...
Tags: Abc, Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Dallas, Espn, Lebron James, TNT, Lakers, The Lakers, Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Clippers, Jared Dudley


Public relations giant MSL's plan to tackle the influencer pay gap

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 14. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Reminder: Today is the last day to submit nominations for our annual list of top marketing-tech leaders. Please submit your nominations here. Today's news: MSL vows to close the influencer pay gap, Hulu's advertising blitz to promote live TV, an...
Tags: Youtube, NFL, Trends, Nba, App Store, Hulu, Publicis, WNBA, Damian Lillard, MSL, Anthony Jackson, Ashley Rodriguez, Lauren Johnson, Sean Czarnecki, Business Insider Trump, Emma Chamberlain


VP candidate Kamala Harris left an ‘imprint’ while visiting Clippers, Doc Rivers says

Asked Wednesday what he thought about Joe Biden’s pick for running mate, Doc Rivers gushed, “It’s just beautiful.” On Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee answered the most highly anticipated question of his campaign when he announced that California Sen. Kamala Harris will join him on the ticket. If the Biden-Harris candidacy is successful, she would become the first woman, the first Black American and the first South Asian American to serve as the nation’s vice president. “...
Tags: John Lewis, Obama, California, Sports, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Nba, Dallas, Donald Trump, Rivers, Kamala Harris, Orlando, Oklahoma City, LA Clippers


Kings Sink 21 3s, Roll To Win As Lakers Rest Most Starters

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento’s streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in the NBA restart. The Kings made 21 3-pointers as Hield shot 8 of 14 and Bogdanovic added five 3s. The Lakers had their focus on the playoffs. Most Lakers starters were held out, but LeBron James ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Basketball, Kings, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio, James, Lakers, The Lakers, Buddy Hield


Seahawks Cut Rookie CB Kemah Siverand After He Was Caught on Video Trying to Sneak Woman Dressed As Player Into Team Hotel

The Seattle Seahawks cut rookie cornerback Kemah Siverand earlier this week “after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel,” according to NFL Networker reporter Tom Pelissero. Pelissero added that Siverand’s ruse was pretty elaborate, saying that the woman was dressed in Seahawks gear “in an attempt to disguise her as a player … It did not work.” While the NFL hasn’t implemented a “bubble”-like environment like the NBA or NHL amid the COVID-19 pandemic, teams ...
Tags: Wtf, Football, Sports, NFL, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Idiots, Seattle Seahawks, NHL, Seattle, Seahawks, Oklahoma State, Really, Tom Pelissero, Shook


LeBron James finishes as NBA assists leader as Lakers fall to Kings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> One of the shortest Lakers regular seasons in history — and yet also the longest — finally came to an end. It’s been 296 days since a high-profile Lakers-Clippers match-up at Staples Center that kicked off the 2019-2020 in front of a raucous crowd and huge TV ratings. Thursday’s meaningless 136-122 loss to the Sacramento Kings had little of the fanfare, but nonetheless wrapped up 71 games that saw the Lakers finish first overall in the Western Conference (52-19) while n...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Lebron James, Staples Center, Lakers, The Lakers, Jared Dudley, Kyle Kuzma, LAKE BUENA VISTA Fla, Alex Caruso, Lakers Clippers, Anthony Davis Kyle Kuzma Kentavious Caldwell Pope


Finding live TV shows and sports just got easier in Search

Sports around the world look a little different this year, with important new measures to keep players, officials and fans safe. As the cheering section moves to the couch, everyone is asking the age-old question: “What channel is the game on?”So today we’re adding new features to Google Search in the U.S. to help you quickly find the live games you're looking for. And when the game is over, we’re here to help you discover live TV shows or movies that you may like too. Where to watch live sp...
Tags: Google, Search, Nba, Mlb, Clippers, Satyajeet Salgar


'Bubbles' may be team sports' best COVID defense

The NBA and NHL have tightly restricted their teams' movements. It's a winning formula that MLB and the NFL could find hard to copy.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, NFL, Nba, Mlb, NHL, Usa Today


Bubble Dribble: Jared Dudley Q&A on Lakers lives off the court

Editor’s note: This is the Thursday July 30 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Of the many things that have changed in 2020, pregame locker room access is a small, small loss. And yet veteran Jared Dudley has lost a stage. The 35-year-old San Diego native is the king of these sessions. When Dudley walks into room, a crowd of reporte...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Sports, Sport, EA, Soccer, Brooklyn, San Diego, Nba, Rick Ross, Jesus, Jeff Bezos, Avery, Smith, Facetime, Booker


MORNING WRAP: What do USC and UCLA football do next? Clippers clinch No. 2 seed

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters ONE: The Morning after the Pac-12 canceled the fall football season, USC and UCLA wondered where it goes from here. Will there be a season in January? Will more conferences join them? Reporter Adam Grosbard took at look at USC and Fred Robledo followed up with Chip Kelly and UCLA..And if sports ever do comeback, will the ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Chargers, Memphis, Denver, Robert Woods, Usc, Ucla, Orlando, Lakers, Chip Kelly


MORNING WRAP: What does USC and UCLA Football do next? Clippers clinch No. 2 seed

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters ONE: The Morning after the Pac-12 canceled the fall football season, USC and UCLA wondered where it goes from here. Will there be a season in January? Will more conferences join them? Reporter Adam Grosbard took at look at USC and Fred Robledo followed up with Chip Kelly and UCLA..And if sports ever do comeback, will the ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Chargers, Memphis, Denver, Robert Woods, Usc, Ucla, Orlando, Lakers, Chip Kelly


Glenn Robinson III on life inside the NBA 'bubble' and fighting for social justice

Philadelphia 76ers' Glenn Robinson III reacts to LeBron James' comments about President Donald Trump, the ARI Foundation and life in the bubble at Walt Disney World, Orlando.
Tags: Cnn, Nba, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Donald Trump, Glenn Robinson III, ARI Foundation


NBA will allow players to have families and 'longtime close personal friends' visit bubble

The NBA will allow players to invite some guests to the league campus in Orlando between the first and second rounds of the restart playoffs.
Tags: Cnn, Nba, Orlando


Clippers rookie Terance Mann takes confidence cues from veterans

No amount of sage advice could’ve prepared Terance Mann for his rookie season in the NBA; there simply wasn’t a blueprint for a season interrupted for four-plus months by a pandemic before being reset in a sealed-off Florida bubble. But though everyone involved is a rookie in regard to the situation and surroundings at Walt Disney World Resort, the game is the game, and the Clippers’ institutional wisdom for what works when you’re coming off the bench stands. “We follow the leadership of Lou Wil...
Tags: Florida, Obama, California, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Biden, Rivers, Florida State, LA Clippers, HARRIS, Clippers


Clippers secure No. 2 seed with victory over Denver Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against Torrey Craig #3 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images) Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) shoots while defended by Denver Nuggets players Nikola Jokic (15), Torrey Craig (3) and Michael Porter Jr. (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 202...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Reggie Jackson, Rivers, Denver, Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers, Paul George, Nuggets, LA Clippers, Clippers


The Oura Ring is the personal health tracking device to beat in 2020

The Oura Ring has been getting a lot of attention lately because of its role in a number of COVID-19 studies, as well as its adoption by both the NBA and WNBA as a potential tool for helping prevent any outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as those two leagues get back to a regular schedule of play. Oura has released multiple generations of the Ring, which is a health and fitness tracker that reports a range of data, and I’ve spent the past month using one to see what all the fuss is about. The b...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Bluetooth, Wearable, Activity Tracker, Smartphone, Balance, Smartwatches, Heritage, Nba


Lakers looking forward to bringing family to the NBA bubble at month’s end

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Markieff Morris is ready to see his daughter again. He sees her now, over FaceTime, as the almost-3-year-old Jyzelle is clamoring to see him, too. That should happen as early as Aug. 31, when players in the NBA bubble can bring family members and other close loved ones as guests. “I already know she’s gonna go crazy,” he said. “She’ll do anything to see me, so it is what it is.” ESPN was first to report that the NBA had released an updated memo about player guests, who s...
Tags: Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Espn, Lebron James, Facetime, Denver, Lakers, Suns, Devin Booker, Morris, The Lakers


Alexander: How will spectator sports look after COVID-19?

While watching NBA games in Disney’s Orlando bubble over the next few weeks, pay attention to the video boards behind the benches. You may be looking at part of the future of spectator sports in North America. The novel coronavirus pandemic has created experiences of which we never would have dreamed: Games played in empty stadiums and arenas, with artificial crowd noise over the loudspeakers and cardboard cutouts representing “fans,” in what are unapologetically billed as made-for-TV events. An...
Tags: Disney, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Roger Goodell, North America, Orlando, Alexander, Inglewood, Shields, Dodgers, Jim Alexander, Ben Shields


Funko Pop! Unveils New No Time to Die Figures!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Funko Pop! unveils new No Time to Die figures! Though we may still be a few months away from the highly-anticipated final James Bound outing from Daniel Craig, Funko Pop has an exciting announcement for fans as they’ve unveiled new figures for No Time to Die, which will reach customers this October! RELATED: No Time to Die Release Date Moves Up! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAu...
Tags: UK, Movies, US, Nba, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Universal Pictures, Tanner, Paloma, Rory Kinnear, Eon Productions, ComingSoon, Movie News, Cary Joji Fukunaga


Clippers' Patrick Beverley on Chicago gun violence: 'I am tired of losing people'

Patrick Beverley of the Clippers left the NBA bubble July 21 to mourn the death of a close friend. He opened up about it for the first time.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Chicago, Nba, Usa Today, Patrick Beverley, Patrick Beverley of the Clippers


What’s next? UCLA football looks beyond postponed fall season

Well before the Pac-12 joined the Big Ten on Tuesday in announcing it was canceling the 2020 fall football season and all of its fall sports in hopes of beginning in January and playing through the spring, UCLA had been taking a cautious approach. The Bruins had returned to light workouts in July, with a feeling all along that a postponement or cancellation was inevitable. So, you can forget about the possibility of UCLA opening the season Sept. 26 against rival USC or a 10-game conference sched...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Nba, College sports, SEC, Espn, Usc, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Kelly, Bruins, CNN Newsroom, North Star


Will the Airline Industry Get Another Bailout?

Before they were given more than $25 billion in March, airline executives warned Congress that if it didn't act quickly, the industry would see unprecedented layoffs as travel restrictions sent demand plummeting. "Time is running out," they wrote roughly 10 days after the NBA suspended its season and more than 1,000 Americans tested positive for...
Tags: Travel, General, Congress, Time, Advertising, Nba, Airlines, Adapting to Crisis


Walt Disney World And The NBA Announce Who They Will And Will Not Let Into The Bubble

NBA players will be able to bring guests into the bubble for the playoffs, but there are some rules.
Tags: Religion, Nba, Walt Disney


The Raptors offer real NBA betting value

The Lakers have the first seed, Giannis looks fantastic, and the Suns are shining, but you all forgot about the reigning champs who are looking awfully promising as we turn into the closing strait. The Toronto Raptors look ready to make a serious push to retain as we near the playoffs. The clock has yet to strike midnight on the seeding round and there is still value to be found but NBA bettors need to be both smart and bold to seize the opportunities at the business end of the season. Just pau...
Tags: Sport, Nba, Toronto Raptors, Lakers, Raptors, Philly, Sixers, Suns, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis, NBA Coaches Association, Nick Nurse, Fred VanVleet, NBA/NCAA, Raptors Toronto


MORNING WRAP: Debut of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” reveals who tested positive for coronavirus

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters ONE: HBO’s much anticipated debut of “Hard Knocks” which follows the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers through training camp, had a shocking opening scene when Chargers coach Anthony Lynn revealed to his players that he had tested positive for coronavirus during the offseason, reporter Gilbert Manzano writes. Anthony Lynn: “...
Tags: Hbo, Boston, Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Portland, Nba, Mlb, Chargers, Dallas, San Antonio Spurs, Oakland


Barnes Leads Kings To Another Win Over Pelicans, 112-106

AKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday night. The Kings earned their second win in the NBA restart – each over the Pelicans. With both teams eliminated from the playoffs, among the top starters given the night off were Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson and Kings leading scorer De’Aaron Fox. The Kings’ only win in their first six games in the restart was a 140-125 vic...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Fox, Kings, Nba, New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando, Harrison Barnes, Jahlil Okafor, Williamson, Nemanja Bjelica, Kent Bazemore, Frank Jackson, Richaun Holmes


Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He had just finished scoring 61 points in a needed win for his Trail Blazers. But Damian Lillard wasn’t done. He puffed out his chest and shouted toward press row, “Put some (expletive) respect on my name!” Of course, the people actually present for Lillard’s performance probably didn’t need any more telling. The NBA restart has been as colorful and compelling as could have been imagined, and that’s thanks much in part to a riveting race for the Western Conference eighth...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Antonio Spurs, Espn, Lebron James, Donald Trump, Memphis, San Antonio


Whicker: Spring football is the right move for Pac-12, maybe for good

No law consigns college football to autumn, especially in a place where autumn doesn’t exist. The fallen leaves do not crackle as you walk toward the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl or Sun Devil Stadium. Octobers in L.A. do not bring sweater weather. Pac-12 football will not be played this fall, and, sure, that will leave a void. It will be no more painful than losing your 10 o’clock worship or your monthly hair appointment and not nearly as dislocating as losing your job. As the 40,000 or so empty se...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Mississippi, California, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Normandy, Arizona, Nba, Wisconsin


Joe Maddon in favor of MLB playoffs in a bubble – with good weather

ANAHEIM — The Major League Baseball postseason might be headed to Southern California, regardless of what the Angels and Dodgers do, and Joe Maddon is all for it. MLB is considering bubble scenarios for the postseason, similar to what the NBA and NHL have done, in order to help protect the sport from the coronavirus. Areas with multiple MLB facilities, including Southern California, are reportedly possibilities to host the postseason. To Maddon, it’s a great idea not just because of the coronavi...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Mlb, Philadelphia, NHL, Major League Baseball, Tampa, Los-angeles-angels, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Southern California, Anaheim


August 11 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW August 11 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s August 11 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD The High Note When music superstar Grace is presented with a choice that could alter her career, her aspiring-music-producer assistant comes up with a plan that changes their lives fore...
Tags: TV, Texas, Movies, Mac, Australia, California, Horror, Digital, David, Italy, Nba, TV News, John Malkovich, Liam Neeson, David Hockney, Blu-ray