March 29, 2014 |
HOUSTON - Losing All-Star power forward Blake Griffin with back spasms had already put the Clippers in a tough predicament, but it got more difficult when Coach Doc Rivers grew so upset at Glen Davis that he had the backup forward escorted from the game. The Clippers just pressed on, walloping the Houston Rockets yet again, 118-107, Saturday at Toyota Center, to sweep their four-game season series. Even with Griffin and Davis back in the locker room, the Clippers effort in the face of adversity.
March 11, 2014 |
During Clippers Coach Doc Rivers' post-game news conference following a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, he made a passing comment about the health of guards Chris Paul and Darren Collison. But as it has turned out, Paul was feeling fine on Tuesday after feeling some discomfort in his right groin muscle during the Suns game. Collison also was feeling better on Tuesday after he was hit in the groin area by Suns guard Goran Dragic during the game. Both Paul and Collison will play Wednesday night when the Clippers host the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.
March 8, 2014 |
There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as ketchup and coffee. "Oh, I've never liked him," Marshall conceded when asked about his reaction to sharing a locker room with a Blue Devil upon joining the Lakers in December. "I didn't care for him at all. " The feeling was, predictably, mutual.
February 28, 2014 |
NFL locker room culture has been under the microscope in recent months due to the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal and NFL prospect Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay. These recent developments have led to some explanations of football locker room culture by current and former NFL players, but perhaps the most vivid depiction of football camaraderie on and off the field comes in a piece written by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker...
February 22, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Sam stepped onto stage and looked into what might have been the largest media gathering in the history of the NFL scouting combine. Hundreds of reporters clustered in, and there were three rows of TV and video cameras. "I just wish you guys would just see me as Michael Sam the football player," the Missouri defensive end said, "instead of Michael Sam the gay football player. " Then again, it was Sam who generated the story with his announcement two weeks ago he is homosexual, telling his story to the New York Times and ESPN.
February 19, 2014 |
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.