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  • Lakers' Week 20 in review

    Lakers' Week 20 in review
    For the Lakers in Week 20, what happened off the court was far more interesting than the road losses against the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. It wasn't surprising that the team fell to the top teams in the NBA on successive nights. ...
  • During March Madness, fans seek a Cinderella story

    During March Madness, fans seek a Cinderella story
    Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team. The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn't famous and the fight song isn't particularly catchy....
  • Jason Collins says only one NBA player has taunted him for being gay

    Jason Collins says only one NBA player has taunted him for being gay
    Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay player in NBA history when the Brooklyn Nets signed him earlier this season, says that only one unnamed player has taunted him for his sexual orientation. “One player, one knucklehead from another...
  • UCLA's run in NCAA tournament could face familiar roadblock in Florida

    UCLA's run in NCAA tournament could face familiar roadblock in Florida
    New coach, new freedoms, new fun ... all of it dancing toward the same old crushing chomp. The good news for UCLA fans is that their freshly minted Pac-12 tournament champions will open the NCAA tournament next weekend down the street in San Diego...
  • Tulsa looks for history to repeat itself

    Tulsa looks for history to repeat itself
    Twenty years ago, Ed O'Bannon's geography skills suffered an unfortunate lapse after the UCLA star learned the Bruins would play Tulsa in the NCAA tournament's first round. "To tell you the truth," O'Bannon said at the time, "I didn't even know Tulsa...
  • Thunder falls to Mavericks, 109-86

    Thunder falls to Mavericks, 109-86
    Shawn Marion scored 19 points, Vince Carter had 18 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Oklahoma City, 109-86, on Sunday night, ending a seven-game regular-season losing streak to the Thunder. Kevin Durant scored 30 points for Oklahoma City, his 26th...
  • NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Region

    NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Region
    1 Wichita State (34-0, Missouri Valley champion) vs. 16 Play-in winner 1 (below) The Shockers have the experience from last year's run to the Final Four, plus they can shoot, are big and physical, and have a crafty point guard in sophomore Fred...
  • Lakers just keep boring in on their worst season ever

    Lakers just keep boring in on their worst season ever
    It was one of the Lakers' few sunshine moments this season, a historically bizarre victory in Cleveland when backup center Robert Sacre was allowed to keep playing despite picking up a sixth foul. The serenity, though, was short-lived. As Lakers Coach...
  • NCAA tournament field revealed, Lakers' draft prospects on display

    NCAA tournament field revealed, Lakers' draft prospects on display
    Normally the NCAA tournament is a curiosity for Lakers fans. The team rarely drafts in the first round, making it difficult to guess whom it might take with the 48th pick (Ryan Kelly in 2013) or the 60th (Robert Sacre in 2012). But this year, with the...
  • Southland has rich history of superb prep basketball players

    Southland has rich history of superb prep basketball players
    Stanley Johnson Jr., Santa Ana Mater Dei High's star senior, belongs in any conversation about the Southland's very best high school basketball players. He has played every position, been a force on defense and has won three state championships —...
  • Phoenix Suns have exceeded expectations

    Phoenix Suns have exceeded expectations
    The Phoenix Suns have been like an eight-minute miler who stayed with the elite pack in a marathon through Mile 18. They're fading a bit now, needing a late push to cross the finish line among the top runners. Either way, it's been quite the rush for...