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November 10, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
When suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer in an exclusive interview aired Sunday morning that his behavior was reflective of NFL locker-room culture, the league's latest nightmare worsened. Incognito, a nine-year NFL veteran and the leader of the Miami offensive line, says he knows language he used in texts and voice mails to teammate Jonathan Martin "are not right. " Incognito said that "what I want people to know is, the way Jonathan and the rest of the offensive line and how our teammates, how we communicate, it's vulgar.” The Dolphins are the focus of an NFL investigation into bullying and harassment charges stemming from Martin, a second-year tackle, leaving the club Oct. 28, reportedly to seek treatment for emotional distress.
March 29, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
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.
September 6, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A spokeswoman for California Lutheran University says the women's locker room where a man was allegedly caught peeping and committing lewd acts was not used by students and enhanced security measures should prevent similar incidents in the future. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department has filed a peeping and lewd conduct case against 39-year-old David Tenebaum with prosecutors, who will be asked to issue an arrest warrant if the man fails to answer a court summons for the misdemeanor charges.
March 11, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
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.
February 18, 2007 | Dave Zirin, DAVE ZIRIN is the author of the forthcoming "Welcome to Terrordome: The Pain Politics and Promise of Sports."
JOHN AMAECHI, to much fanfare, has become the first retired player in the history of the National Basketball Assn. to announce that he's gay. The news came with publication of his book "Man in the Middle," in which Amaechi details his life in the NBA closet. The five-year veteran of three clubs used to be a basketball footnote, more known for his British upbringing and penchant for poetry than anything he did on the court as a center.
November 17, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 L.A. Roosevelt players didn't just lose a City Section playoff game to Dorsey on Friday. Six of the players reported having cellphones stolen from the locker room at Jackie Robinson Stadium and three had wallets stolen, Coach Javier Cid said. "I don't know how they got in," Cid said. Cid said several players went to report the theft Saturday morning to authorities. Among the phones stolen were iPhones. The team decided not to bring out its gear during the game. The players learned of the theft after the game that Dorsey won, 22-7.
November 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones was livid Sunday night, and not just because his team had just lost to the Atlanta Falcons on national television. Jones was locked out of the Cowboys' locker room -- reportedly it was unintentional -- following his team's 19-13 loss in Atlanta on "Sunday Night Football. " Matt Barrie of NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported the incident via Twitter.  "Jerry Jones just pounded locker room door because no one would let him in," Barrie tweeted.
September 5, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A 39-year-old Thousands Oaks man faces charges of lewd conduct and peeping in the women's locker room at California Lutheran University, authorities said Thursday. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department has filed its case against David Tenebaum with prosecutors, who will be asked to issue an arrest warrant if the man fails to answer a court summons for the misdemeanor charges, Det. Marty Luna said. The case comes after Tenebaum allegedly gave incriminating statements to Ventura County sheriff's detectives following a three-month investigation that started after Thousands Oaks police received two calls -- one in May, the other in June -- regarding a man seen entering the women's locker room at the Gilbert Sports Arena.
November 28, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Robert Griffin III has plenty to worry about as a second-year quarterback with the struggling Washington Redskins, including criticism regarding his father's visit to the team's locker room after another loss on Monday night. RG3 let the media know on Wednesday that all was well with his dad paying a visit after the 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. “Yeah, I was a little shocked that he was there, but he meant no harm,” Griffin told reporters. “And anybody out there that's going after my dad needs to back up. That is my father.
June 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Phil Jackson and Jerry West did not have a strong relationship when the two were with the Lakers. Speaking at the Alex Theatre in Glendale at his "Live Talks Los Angeles" event last week, Jackson gave his account of the time he asked West to leave the Lakers' locker room. Without saying which game (it's believed to be during the Western Conference Finals against Portland Trail Blazers in 2000), Jackson felt his team needed a serious talk after a difficult night. "The Lakers were really struggling, not enjoying playing together," said Jackson.
March 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
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 | By Austin Knoblauch
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 | Sam Farmer
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 | Chris Erskine
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.
February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Craig Kuligowski heard the words, but at first they didn't register. In nearly three decades in college football, the University of Missouri defensive line coach had come to view summer team-building sessions as a typically uneventful training camp exercise. So he wasn't expecting different on a sweltering day last August when he gathered 15 players in a nondescript, windowless meeting room on the first floor of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. There, beneath seven black-and-gold placards professing an adherence to teamwork, camaraderie and character, one of the players tested whether those were core values or just empty words.
January 25, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
TORONTO  - J.J. Redick was full of doubt about being able to return after he left the Clippers' game Saturday against the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter, saying "No, three times," about the prospect. Redick, already dealing with a sore right shoulder and bruised left knee, suffered back spasms and was forced to the locker room to get treatment. However, once Redick got what he needed, , he went to work for the Clippers, scoring 10 points in the final six minutes, 22 seconds of their victory over the Raptors.
November 2, 1997
Regarding "Judge Says Lewd Talk May Have Place at Work" [Sept. 26]: Thanks to Judge Schaefer, I now know where to eat next time I have a craving for chicken fried up in a locker room. Until then, I plan to make it a point to avoid KFC outlets--and to tell KFC management why. How do you say, "Just don't get it?" in Kentuckian? SHAFFER DIBELKA Spring Valley
Ram cornerback Darryl Henley collapsed in the team's locker room at UC Irvine Monday evening and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for what the Rams described as "exhaustion and dehydration." A spokesman for Tustin Health Care Medical Center would say only that Henley's condition was stable. The second-year cornerback from UCLA collapsed on the trainer's table at 6:20 p.m., about 90 minutes after Monday's afternoon practice ended. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.
January 24, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
  ORLANDO - Pau Gasol is often considered the quiet star of the Lakers, the one who doesn't use death stares or bared teeth to show his emotion. Not on Friday. Gasol tore into the Lakers after a meek 114-105 loss to the woeful Orlando Magic, angrily asking his teammates why they lost to a lousy team and challenging them to turn it around quickly. He accented the point by hurling his basketball shoes in the locker room, he later acknowledged. Gasol's career credentials didn't need repeating, but two championships in three trips to the NBA Finals gave him a pulpit to pound if he wished.
January 3, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul went down holding his right shoulder and was taken to the locker room with 6 minutes 43 seconds left in the third quarter of the Clippers' game against the Mavericks in Dallas on Friday night. Paul suffered a right shoulder sprain, the Clippers announced. He did not return to the game. The Clippers were leading, 77-75, when he was injured. Paul came off a high screen set by DeAndre Jordan and was fouled by Monta Ellis. Paul tumbled to the court holding his shoulder.
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