March 23, 2014 |
Angels 5, Indians 2 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols had an eventful day, hitting a run-scoring triple to right-center in the first inning - his first triple as an Angel - getting hit in the left elbow by a pitch in the third and doubling to left in the fifth. Josh Hamilton singled twice and drove in two runs with outs, and Ian Stewart, making a late push for a utility spot, hit a solo homer in the eighth. ON THE MOUND: Reliever Michael Kohn entered with a 7.36 earned-run average in eight spring appearances, walking four and striking out nine in 7 1/3 innings and struggling to find his rhythm.
March 15, 2014 |
When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 47-20; Cavaliers 26-40. Record vs. Cavaliers: 0-1. Update: The Clippers are on 10-game winning streak, but they've lost 12 of their last 14 games against the Cavaliers. In their 88-82 loss at Cleveland on Dec. 7, the Clippers had season lows in points and field-goal percentage (32.2%). The Cavaliers are coming off two impressive road wins, at Golden State on Friday and at Phoenix on Wednesday.
February 11, 2014 |
The Cleveland Browns fired their coach after one season. Now they're sweeping out their front office. Owner Jimmy Haslam announced Tuesday that Chief Executive Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and General Manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. “Mike and Joe have left us in good position in terms of free agency and cap space as well as this year's draft, where we have 10 overall picks and three of the first 35,” Haslam said at a news conference. Haslam also said assistant GM Ray Farmer, who was pursued by Miami to be the Dolphins' GM this winter, has been promoted and will immediately take over the team's football operations and lead the Browns during free agency and the draft.
February 5, 2014 |
The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't been decimated by injuries like the Lakers have. They play in the weaker Eastern Conference in which just five teams have winning records. Somehow though, the Cavaliers have the same record as the Lakers through 48 games, 16-32. Injuries have defined the season for the Lakers, who just got Steve Nash and Steve Blake back on Tuesday night in a loss to the Timberwolves in Minnesota. Jordan Farmar (hamstring) should be available Wednesday when the Lakers visit the Cavaliers.
February 1, 2014 |
The Lakers' injuries keep coming, as if anything's really surprising anymore. Pau Gasol was the latest to receive bad MRI exam results and was expected to miss at least a week because of a strained right groin, the Lakers said Saturday. He won't be available for their three-game trip to Minnesota, Cleveland and Philadelphia, which means the Lakers might be 20 to 25 games under .500 when Kobe Bryant returns from a fractured knee. Or, it should be said, if Bryant returns from a fractured knee this season.
January 14, 2014 |
Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - Lakers 118 (end of regulation) Nick Young's three-point attempt with 9.9 seconds left in the game wouldn't fall, extinguishing a late Lakers' rally against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Instead, the Cavaliers hold on for a 120-118 victory, sending the Lakers to their 11th loss in 12 tries. BOX SCORE: Cleveland 120, Lakers 118 With star point guard Kyrie Irving on the bench with five fouls, the Cavaliers went on a 12-0 run in the fourth, pulling ahead by eight.