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Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up

Los Angeles Times (Kevin Baxter) — The Dodgers have a big advantage on offense and with a rotation topped by the best pitcher in baseball, who will be available to start twice in the five-game series if needed.
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Marian Gaborik and Kings are a solid fit for each other

Los Angeles Times (Lisa Dillman) — Fretting and pacing are two of Dean Lombardi's default mechanisms. That, and sprinkling references to Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson or the Pittsburgh Steelers during a routine conversation.
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Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals

Los Angeles Times (Bill Dwyre) — Baseball's postseason blew in like a hurricane Tuesday night. No gentle sprinkles growing to a downpour. No breeze slowly turning to a gale.
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Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor to go to Steve Fisher

Los Angeles Times (Zach Helfand) — One year, at the pregame banquet for the John Wooden Classic, Steve Fisher arrived early and found himself at an empty table. Name tags were arranged in front of each seat, and Fisher saw he had...
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Top prep football games: Chaminade vs. Alemany, Mater Dei vs. Westlake

Los Angeles Times (Eric Sondheimer) — Top prep football games this week:
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Angels say playoff experience matters little in postseason

Los Angeles Times (Zach Helfand) — Before David Freese had one of the best postseasons in baseball history, Albert Pujols came forward to offer advice. This was Freese's first time in the playoffs, and Pujols wanted to impart some...
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Kobe Bryant says he's fine after full-court scrimmage

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — It was day two of training camp and Kobe Bryant was already tired.
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Angels may have turned back the clock

Los Angeles Times (Mike DiGiovanna) — It first struck Tim Salmon in early July, when the Angels steamrollered the Texas Rangers in a four-game sweep. It became more apparent July 18, when the Angels traded for proven closer Huston...
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These Dodgers have enjoyed baseball's best moment

Los Angeles Times (Dylan Hernandez) — Juan Uribe couldn't wait for the moment to come. Brian Wilson couldn't wait for it to be over. As for Josh Beckett, he didn't understand the magnitude of what he was about to accomplish.
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Lakers' Wesley Johnson returns to his natural position of small forward

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Often last season, the slight Wesley Johnson was stuck playing out of position at power forward for the Lakers.
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Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in simulated game

Los Angeles Times (Dylan Hernandez) — Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 45 pitches over three simulated innings in a closed-door workout Wednesday, the Dodgers said.
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Byron Scott happy with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash in Lakers scrimmage

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers held their first intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason on Wednesday.
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No breathers from playoff pressure — just ask Dodgers' Mark McGwire

Los Angeles Times (Kevin Baxter) — Mark McGwire has advice he plans to share with every Dodger before Friday's playoff opener: Don't forget to breathe.
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Big Ten has two big college football problems

Los Angeles Times (Chris Dufresne) — The Big Ten, already four schools over the numbers cap, is a Big Mess.
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Q &A with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

Los Angeles Times (Bill Shaikin) — After the last out of the World Series, Bud Selig will present the championship trophy to the winning team. That will be the final presentation for Selig, 80, who is set to retire in January after...
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USC quarterback Cody Kessler is on pace for record season

Los Angeles Times (Gary Klein) — Photos of Cody Kessler did not dominate the cover of preseason college football magazines or website home pages.
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Times' Super 16 rankings bound to change next week

Los Angeles Times (Chris Dufresne) — Take a picture of these rankings because, next week, they're going to look different. The pillow fighting is over as ranked schools move out of their nonconference comfort zones into the stretch...
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Ducks cut four more as opening-night roster sharpens

Los Angeles Times (Lance Pugmire) — The thin opening for a Ducks’ roster spot was underlined Wednesday as the team reduced its preseason team to 28 players by cutting four players.
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Dodgers' Dee Gordon, Justin Turner are living the postseason dream

Los Angeles Times (Dylan Hernandez) — As the champagne soaked into the carpet under his feet, Dee Gordon smiled as he reflected on how far he had come.
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Angels' ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson

Los Angeles Times (Mike DiGiovanna) — The Angels will use a three-man rotation of Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker and C.J. Wilson in the American League division series against the Kansas City Royals, Manager Mike Scioscia said...
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Blog Articles

Photos: USA Hockey Foundation Golf Tournament

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — The Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche took part in the USA Hockey Foundation Golf Tournament at the beautiful Broadmoor Golf Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado earlier today. Foursomes...
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October 1: Wednesday morning links

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Good morning from the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’re at 6,200 feet above sea level, considerably higher than the Mile High City 70 miles to the north. There’s no...
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September 30 postgame quotes: Sutter, Doughty, Quick

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Darryl Sutter, on the 4-1 win in San Jose: We were solid. We had a lot of guys who hadn’t played since the split-squad game, obviously with Drew and Jonathan, this was their first game. Sutter, on...
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Live Blog: Los Angeles at San Jose

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Los Angeles Kings 0, San Jose Sharks 0 Warm-ups SOG: LAK – 0; ANA – 0 PP: LAK – 0/0; ANA – 0/0 LAKings.com Box Score KABC Radio Broadcast LAK starters: SJS starters: Referees: #32 Tom Kowal, #37...
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Doughty expects typical Kings-Sharks game in his return

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Tonight, the Los Angeles Kings will play their first (preseason) game in San Jose since they completed a historic three-nothing series turnaround and defeated the Sharks 5-1 on their home ice on...
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September 30 Darryl Sutter quotes; Sharks lineup

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — On what he’ll be watching from Jonathan Quick tonight: First exhibition game. I’m not really watching anything. I just want to get him some minutes in. He’ll tell me when he’s had enough. On...
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Tuesday morning lineup notes; Sharks audio

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — A reminder: Cages are a good thing. Kings line rushes and pairings from this morning’s skate in San Jose: Nolan – Kopitar – Brown King – Richards – Williams Clifford...
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Catching up with Jake Muzzin; some assorted notes

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Jake Muzzin was outstanding in pushing play towards the attacking zone in 2013-14, finishing with a league-best 61.3% Corsi-for rating during the regular season. His progression continued into the...
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With roster reduced, players prepare for October 8

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Chronologically, the Kings are midway through their preseason schedule. After three days of action last week (though one game day included a pair of split-squad games that each counted in the...
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Players on the mend travel with Kings; 22 or 23-man roster?

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Drew Doughty (upper-body), Jarret Stoll (hip surgery), Jonathan Quick (wrist surgery) and Marian Gaborik (body) traveled to San Jose with the Kings this afternoon and will be with the club for...
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Three players assigned to Manchester; Weal stays

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — The Kings continued to trim their roster on Monday, assigning centers Nic Dowd and Nick Shore and defenseman Vincent LoVerde to the Manchester Monarchs. As per Renaud Lavoie, David Van der Gulik...
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What Sutter really thinks about “bonding” excursions

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — The Kings are about to embark on an irregular three-city, six-day preseason road trip that will take them through San Jose, Colorado Springs and Las Vegas. After facing the Sharks tomorrow,...
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Jones discusses “compete level”; continues fine tuning

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — One reference used frequently in the preseason is that of a player being in “midseason form,” i.e., when a player looks and feels comfortable during the preseason, it’s because they appear to be...
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September 28 postgame quotes: Jeff Carter

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — On his hat trick: I mean, my mates did a lot of the work, pucks kind of bounced to me and it just happened. It wasn’t anything special tonight. On whether it’s a “goal scorer’s gift” to be in the...
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September 28 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — On the penalty killing in the 4-2 win over Anaheim: The difference in the second period, for sure, five-on-three. We had some good penalty killers in the lineup tonight – Robyn and Mike on the...
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Live Blog: Los Angeles at Anaheim

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Los Angeles Kings 0, Anaheim Ducks 0 Pre-game SOG: LAK – 0; ANA – 0 PP: LAK – 0/0; ANA – 0/0 LAKings.com Box Score KABC Radio Broadcast LAK starters: ANA starters: Referees: #32 Tom Kowal, #37...
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September 28 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — On whether winning is important at all in the preseason: Couldn’t care less. I haven’t even looked at stats or anything. We’re just trying to get everybody to try to do things right. There are...
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Doughty, Stoll, Quick cleared, but won’t play tonight

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — The steady drumbeat of encouraging news regarding several high profile Kings’ attempts to return from injuries continued on Sunday when Darryl Sutter confirmed that Drew Doughty...
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Sunday morning lineup notes

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — -A very fine Sunday morning to you and to your fantasy football teams. The Kings’ non-game group took the ice shortly before 10:00 a.m. this morning, which should confirm the lineup LAKI...
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Talking progression – and possession – with Dwight King

LA Kings Insider (JonRosen) — Dwight King has been skating opposite Justin Williams thus far in training camp and didn’t raise an eyebrow when learning about his right wing’s supreme possession metrics. “It doesn’t surprise...
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