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March 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers may finish with their worst record in franchise history, with injuries to blame. All-Star guard Kobe Bryant has played in just six games with Achilles and knee injuries. Steve Nash missed all but 10 games. Jordan Farmar, Pau Gasol, Steve Blake (since traded), Nick Young and Xavier Henry have all missed significant time. If the Lakers had any hope of a playoff run this season, they were quickly dashed with a decimated roster. Check out this graphic by the L.A. Times' Matt Moody showing games missed as a result of of injury.
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March 20, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
    It was a collision that rewrote the future of a young man: A football team captain on the verge of heading off to college would instead become a childlike invalid who struggled to tie his shoes. Edward Acuna was 17 when he took the field for Pomona's Garey High on an October night. In the fourth quarter, he sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit. When the defensive lineman eventually gained consciousness, he was partially paralyzed, unable to utter simple words and had lost his short-term memory.
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March 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young said he expects to play Friday night when the Lakers (22-45) host the Washington Wizards (35-22). "I'm feeling good," Nick Young said. "Ain't too much Swaggy can't do out there. " Young, who gave himself the nickname "Swaggy P," fractured his left patella (kneecap) on Feb. 5 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. After returning Feb. 23, playing 19½ minutes against the Brooklyn Nets, Young went back to the sideline after feeling discomfort in the knee. "I'm just going to be out there, doing my thing, smiling," said Young, who will play against the team that drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2007.
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March 19, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Kings captain Dustin Brown looked ready after a full practice Wednesday and a serious "bag skate" for about 50 minutes Tuesday. On top of that, he sounded poised to rejoin the lineup after a two-game absence because of a lower-body injury. The targeted game: Thursday against the Washington Capitals at Staples Center. "We'll see how it goes the next 24 hours but based off today, I think I'm ready to go," Brown said Wednesday after practice. "Just making sure I'm ready to go. Everything has gotten better over the last few days, progressively.
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March 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - Could the Angels open the season without a left-hander in the bullpen? That is one of the possibilities they are considering in the wake of an elbow injury to Brian Moran, the left-hander selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft last December. Moran has not pitched in a week because of elbow soreness. The injury is not considered serious. Sean Burnett has been all but ruled out for Opening Day. The Angels can option Nick Maronde, the only left-handed reliever remaining in camp beyond Burnett and Moran, to the minor leagues.
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March 17, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- It had been a calf injury that delayed Josh Hamilton's Cactus League debut until Monday. He singled for his first hit, then took off for second base. For the Angels, that was as good a sign as any. The swing might not be there yet, but the legs are back. "It felt good," Hamilton said. "I did all the things you're supposed to be able to do on the field. " On Monday he did, since the Angels limited him to designated hitter in a game against the San Francisco Giants.
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March 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON--A third person injured in last week's South by Southwest crash has died. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, had been treated at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where relatives announced her death Monday. “The Le family and care team are sorry to report that Sandy Le is deceased,” a spokeswoman said. A police spokeswoman confirmed the death. Le, of Pass Christian, Miss., was injured after being hit by a car outside the Mohawk nightclub last Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office told KVUE.
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March 16, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
As if it wasn't bad enough that Zach Greinke's comments about only a few Dodgers being giddy over opening the season in Sydney had turned most of Australia into Diamondbacks fans, now the rest of the world might be pulling for them in the two-game series. It's hard not to feel sorry for the Diamondbacks after it was learned Sunday their No. 1 starting pitcher, Patrick Corbin, was scratched from the trip with a sore elbow and could be headed for Tommy John surgery. Corbin was scheduled to start the opener against the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw on Saturday, but now Arizona will go with Wade Miley.
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March 16, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The stretch of days the Clippers have off this week may not be enough to help their injured players return any sooner. After the Clippers play Monday night at the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles has four days off before playing Saturday against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. The Clippers won't practice Tuesday or Wednesday. That time off still may not help guards J.J. Redick (bulging disk in back) and Jamal Crawford (strained left calf) return to play. "I don't think it will be because one of them or both of them may not be ready," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Jason Wells
No injuries were reported Friday morning after a small landslide was triggered at a residential construction site in Silver Lake. The cascade of dirt occurred on a barren, three-home hillside lot in the 1400 block of North Occidental Boulevard at about 8 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. None of the multi-story homes was affected by the flow of dirt, which partially came down onto the street below. Six fire engines were sent to the scene. Aerial television news footage showed construction workers assessing damage to the hillside as a small Bobcat-type excavator worked to dig out the dirt.
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