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February 25, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels have yet to play an exhibition game, and yet two of their stars left the field Tuesday because of injury. Outfielder Josh Hamilton left the clubhouse on crutches after injuring his left calf during a baserunning drill. An MRI examination confirmed the strain; Hamilton said he would be reevaluated in a few days but said he was not concerned about his readiness for opening day. Pitcher C.J. Wilson left a practice field on a cart after being hit on the side of his head by a Yorvit Torrealba line drive.
February 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The male koala who escaped from his enclosure Tuesday morning, scampering up a tree and refusing to come down, was recaptured without injury to the zookeeper or animal, the zoo said. Two-year-old Mundu was reported missing about 9 a.m. He was spotted in a tree about 30 yards from his enclosure but refused all entreaties to come down. Zookeepers decided to watch him and put a capture plan into operation when the park closed. At 5:30 p.m. a zookeeper, using a cherry picker, grabbed Mundu.
February 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 5 PST. Where: FedEx Forum. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 19-38, Grizzlies 31-24. Record vs. Grizzlies: 1-1. Update: The Lakers won the last time they were in Memphis, on Dec. 17, but, par for their season, lost Kobe Bryant, who hasn't played since because of a fractured knee he sustained that night. Memphis is one of the few teams with a better road record (15-10) than home record (16-14)
February 22, 2014 | Chris Kuc
Sweden wasn't about to allow the loss of several top players to keep it from its quest for the gold medal. The top-seeded Swedes got one step closer when they defeated Finland, 2-1, in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament Friday. Sweden will face Canada in the gold-medal game on Sunday. After losing Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen before the Olympics started and captain Henrik Zetterberg during the Games because of injuries, Sweden hasn't missed a beat. "Even though we lost some players, we had some other players step in and do a really good job," said defenseman Erik Karlsson, who scored the game-winner in the second period.
February 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The New York Knicks were reportedly working on a buyout of Metta World Peace's contract Saturday. But there was nothing even the notorious Knicks public relations machine could do about the tweets of Daniel Artest , World Peace's brother. Among the highlights: "Ron wanted to be a knick his entire career and his dream became a nightmare. Knicks need an overhaul. Top to bottom. "Well. At least I got some nice knick gear. " "I'm not threatening [owner Jim ] Dolan on twitter tho. Lol. Some fan is locked up for that.
February 22, 2014 | By James Barragan
Lauren Holiday sits pensively, hands clasped in her lap, a UCLA basketball practice jersey folded around her. Rocking slightly, she leans forward in her chair as she struggles to remember the incidents that changed her life. She had been asked about the series of head injuries she has endured in her two seasons as a college basketball player: How many were there? When did they happen? And how? "To be honest, I don't really remember," she says quietly from time to time. And then: "My memory is really bad now because of them.
February 21, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia - It's all going to come down to Steven Holcomb's left calf. The United States hopes to make history in the four-man bobsled this weekend, but it needs Holcomb to fully recover from the calf strain he suffered during the two-man event Sunday for that to happen. If he's hobbled, the chances diminish greatly for him to become the first American driver to win successive Olympic titles in 82 years. "There are a lot of treatment options I can do, but they're all illegal," said Holcomb, who won gold in Vancouver four years ago. "I'm sticking to acupuncture, massage and laser stuff to help increase blood flow....
February 18, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers starting shooting guard J.J. Redick will be out indefinitely because of a bulging disk in his lower back. Coach Doc Rivers made the announcement Tuesday night before the Clippers played the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center. Rivers said Redick's injury has to "calm down" before the 6-4 guard can get his movement back. "That could be three days, two weeks, three weeks. No one knows," Rivers said. "There's no set deadline on when he's coming back. He could be back quick or it could take a while.
February 17, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - His $8.5-million contract guarantees him nothing beyond a pile of money. His spring-training locker is among the five corner cubicles reserved for established starting pitchers, but he is as much of a rotation lock as the reporters milling around it. Joe Blanton is back, which says more about the Angels' lack of pitching depth than his status with the club. But that's irrelevant to Blanton, who looks to bounce back from a dismal season in which he went 2-14 with a 6.04 earned-run average and gave up 29 homers.
February 17, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia - Steven Holcomb tried to hide the pain as he limped from interview to interview after the first day of competition in the two-man bobsled. He blamed the limp on his shoes, saying he accidentally brought the wrong pair and they made him walk funny. He didn't want his competition to know he was vulnerable, hobbled by a left calf strain suffered a few steps into the push on his second run Sunday. In fact, the pain was so intense, he wasn't sure whether to stop running or hop in the bobsled.
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