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February 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Phoenix Suns have stopped talks to acquire Pau Gasol because they feel the Lakers want too much for the veteran post player, according to a person familiar with the situation. Phoenix could own four picks in the June draft, and the Lakers coveted one of the more valuable two -- the pick the Suns could potentially get from Minnesota or the one they might receive from Washington. Both of those picks are protected and will revert back to Washington and Minnesota if they stumble.
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SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MINNEAPOLIS - Trade talks for Pau Gasol between the Phoenix Suns and Lakers have stalled because the Suns feel the asking price is too high for the veteran post player, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to comment on it publicly. Phoenix could own four picks in the June draft, and the Lakers coveted one of the more valuable two - the pick the Suns could potentially get from Minnesota or the one they might receive from Washington. Both picks are protected and will revert back to Washington and Minnesota if those teams stumble.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers took off Monday for a three-game trip and left behind the injured Pau Gasol. Will he still be there when they return? The Lakers and Phoenix Suns have engaged in trade talks for Gasol, though there is one main holdup to a deal being consummated. The Lakers want a better first-round pick than what the Suns currently offer. The Suns (29-18) are surprisingly good this season, making their draft pick correspondingly low (23rd overall). They own at least one other pick in the NBA draft in June, Indiana's first-round selection, currently 30th overall.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The bitterly cold winter weather has helped to chill sales for teen apparel companies, especially one with a focus on summer and surf clothes and that California lifestyle. For Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., the freezing temperatures that stretched across the country and deep into the South is putting the icing on a difficult fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Feb. 1. PacSun, as it is more familiarly known, sells branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories and footwear for teens and young adults.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers have moved closer to starting their rebuilding process, engaging in trade discussions with the Phoenix Suns for veteran forward Pau Gasol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers are hoping to shed Gasol's salary and accrue future draft picks before the Feb. 20 trade deadline. It's usually a no-no to deal with a division rival, but the Suns have quietly stockpiled draft choices and can offer the Lakers a first-rounder in the June draft, considered one of the best in years.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
PHOENIX - Dreadful season. Just when Lakers fans thought it couldn't get worse, it did. Nick Young was ejected in the second quarter because of a "punching foul" and later said he felt ignored by teammates in the midst of a skirmish Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers touched new depths - 14th in the Western Conference - after a 121-114 loss and also might have fumbled the only thing they had left, their decent team chemistry. And sure, the guy who blistered them for 28 points at US Airways Center was cut by them in training camp two seasons ago. BOX SCORE: Phoenix Suns 121, Lakers 114 But the game and its aftermath centered on Young, a good guy gone wild after being fouled hard by Alex Len while attempting a fastbreak layup with 7 minutes 33 seconds left in the second quarter.
SCIENCE
January 15, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
You know how your mom told you to never stare at the sun or you'll burn your eyeballs? Well, for 30 minutes on Wednesday morning, you can ignore her advice. Beginning at 10 a.m. the website Slooh.com will be streaming a live feed of the sun from the Prescott Observatory in Arizona, and you can watch the show right here. (Obviously, sun gazing is only safe on the computer, or with special glasses).  The show will revolve around a massive dark spot on the sun known as solar spot AR 1944.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers lost for the 12th time in their last 13 games, falling to the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night, 121-114. Nick Young was ejected in the second quarter after getting floored by a flagrant foul from Alex Len, who was ejected as well. Young seemingly threw a punch or two -- arguably forearm shoves -- that will likely lead to a suspension. Without their leading scorer, the Lakers still managed to generate more than 110 points.  Defense remained the issue as Phoenix scored 67 points in the second half.
SCIENCE
January 15, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
In an open cluster of stars about 2,500 light-years from Earth, scientists have discovered three new exoplanets, including one that orbits a star almost identical to our sun. Although scientists have confirmed 1,000 exoplanets in the last several years, this is the first time they have ever seen one orbiting what's known as a "solar twin" in a cluster of stars. Detecting planets in star clusters has not been easy, and most of the exoplanets discovered so far have been found orbiting lonely stars that live in relative isolation.
SPORTS
January 14, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
LAKERS AT PHOENIX When: 6 PST. Where: US Airways Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 14-24, Suns 21-16. Record vs. Suns: 0-1. Update: The Suns have been among the NBA's biggest surprises under rookie Coach Jeff Hornacek but have lost five of seven games since point guard Eric Bledsoe suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for another month or so. Guard Goran Dragic is having an All-Star-caliber season, averaging 19.3 points, 6.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds for a team on the fringes of playoff contention in the Western Conference.
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