2:28 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
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Comparing Eric Bledsoe's situation to other recent point guard signings - lots and lots of similarities

Bledsoe wants the max. The Phoenix Suns don't want to give it to him. And there's ample evidence for both sides to make a point. As the stalemate between the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe continues, we need to start taking seriously the option of Bledsoe simply signing this year's qualifying offer ($3.7 million for 2014-15) and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. At the moment, and with no rush to compromise until late September, the Phoenix Suns are holding fast at their 4 year, $48 million offer to Bledsoe, while Bledsoe wants the full max extension of 5 years, $84 million....

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Chicago Tribune Jul 26, 2014

Report: Lakers, Scott agree on 4-year deal

The  Los Angeles Lakers  and  Byron Scott  have agreed on a four-year, $17 million deal. The Lakers hold a team option on the final year of the deal.

Report: Lakers, Scott agree on 4-year deal

The  Los Angeles Lakers  and  Byron Scott  have agreed on a four-year, $17 million deal. The Lakers hold a team option on the final year of the deal.
Orange County Register Jul 26, 2014
Report: Byron Scott agrees to coach Lakers

Report: Byron Scott agrees to coach Lakers

Bryon Scott has agreed Saturday to become the Lakers’ third head coach since Phil Jackson left and their 25th in franchise history, according to published reports. Scott’s deal is a four-year, $17 million contract, according to ESPN.com with the...

Warriors' rookie coach Steve Kerr a total team player

Steve Kerr might just be the most interesting man in the NBA. His multifaceted life started in Beirut, where - 18 years later - his father was assassinated. He played at the University of Arizona on a national semifinalist team. And his professional playing days involved fistfights and championships with Michael Jordan. He can regale people with stories about some of the NBA's most buzzworthy names, but he seems uncomfortable - even shy - when talking about his own exploits. "It's not good practice as a coach," said Kerr, who had two successful broadcasting stints at TNT in between his...
Los Angeles Times Jul 26, 2014

Giants get Jake Peavy from Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.
Los Angeles Times Jul 26, 2014

Ty Dillon earns maiden Nationwide Series win at Indianapolis

Ty Dillon won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dillon’s first career victory in NASCAR’s second-level circuit.
Los Angeles Times Jul 26, 2014

Jerry Dipoto puts Angels' bullpen in order

Of the four finalists to become the San Diego Padres' general manager, none played in the major leagues. Of the 29 currently employed general managers, three played in the majors.
Los Angeles Times Jul 26, 2014

California's Kevin Harvick wins pole for NASCAR Brickyard 400

Kevin Harvick has won the pole position for the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Vincenzo Nibali set to claim victory in Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.
Casspi finalizing deal to return to the Kings

Casspi finalizing deal to return to the Kings

Omri Casspi, who was drafted by the Kings in the opening round (23rd overall) in 2009, is finalizing a one-year contract with his original franchise. The 6-foot-9 small forward was in Tel Aviv, Israel, and unavailable for comment. Omri Casspi, playing for Houston last season, was drafted in the first round by the Kings in 2009.

Yasiel Puig has three of Dodgers' five triples in 8-1 rout of Giants

Seems that old chewing gum commercial had it wrong. Why double your pleasure when you can triple your fun?
Los Angeles Times Jul 26, 2014

Angels figure it out by the sixth inning to beat Tigers, 2-1

KEY MOMENT: After appearing to be mystified by left-hander Drew Smyly in the first five innings, the Angels broke through in the sixth. Kole Calhoun doubled to score the tying run and Efren Navarro, playing after Josh Hamilton left with an injury, grounded a two-out single up the middle to...
Orange County Register Jul 25, 2014
Boozer feels great, eyes a long run with the Lakers

Boozer feels great, eyes a long run with the Lakers

EL SEGUNDO – It didn’t take long for Carlos Boozer to find out what was expected of him now that he is a member of the Lakers. Kobe Bryant delivered the message personally in a telephone call. “Just come ready,” Boozer said of what Bryant...
Los Angeles Times Jul 25, 2014

Kerri Walsh Jennings-April Ross pass test to advance at Long Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross were tested as the German pair of Laura Ludwig and Julia Sude took them to three sets for the first time at the Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball, But the Americans came away with the victory at the FIVB Grand Slam event at Long Beach after winning the...

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