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LA Kings Insider Jul 17, 2014

Player evaluation: Lewis

TREVOR LEWIS This season: 73 games, 6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points, 6 penalty minutes, -1 rating, 13:15 time on ice The good: There’s nothing flashy about Trevor Lewis’ game, and that’s meant complementary. A blue collar, responsible forward who has provided the Kings tough minutes – if not consistent production – in his four full years with the club, Lewis is a player who is still doing things to help his team win hockey games even when he’s not scoring. He’s among Darryl Sutter’s top choices to kill penalties, averaging 1:52 of shorthanded ice time in 2013-14. He’s also...
LA Kings Insider Jul 17, 2014

Keeping up with the Cup: July 17

The Stanley Cup is back on North American soil, but first, there’s one last batch of photos and accounts from Russia, where Slava Voynov welcomed the Cup to Chelyabinsk for the second time in three seasons. He is the only NHL player to have ever brought the Cup to Chelyabinsk, where he was joined by a team representative two years ago (2012 video here). Via NHL.com’s Summer of Stanley blog: Voynov, 24, spent the day sharing the sport’s most prestigious trophy with his hometown friends and family. In the morning, he arrived with the Cup at the office of Boris [...]
Los Angeles Times Jul 17, 2014

Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes lead Galaxy past Revolution, 5-1

Before their team played New England on Wednesday night, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez were named to this year's Major League Soccer All-Star team.
Los Angeles Times Jul 16, 2014

At the ESPYs red carpet, it's a mix of bling, sweat and cheers

So much of life is plain ugly (cell towers made to look like trees) or vaporous (Masahiro Tanaka's elbow, or that little Italian village I just purchased on eBay).
LA Kings Insider Jul 16, 2014

Monarchs introduce Stothers, unveil new jerseys

It was a busy Wednesday in Manchester as the Monarchs unveiled new jerseys and introduced Mike Stothers, the fourth head coach in franchise history. Stothers replaces Mark Morris, who guided the Monarchs to a 338-224-27-39 from 2006-14 but did not have his contract renewed. The synergy linking the Kings to their top farm affiliate is evident in the new jerseys. Gone are the purple and gold touches from the Monarchs’ two previous primary jerseys, replaced by the same white and black trim, and the same font and lettering visible on the current Los Angeles jerseys. Stothers and Monarchs...
Los Angeles Times Jul 16, 2014

UCLA football program is casting wider net in recruiting efforts

UCLA appears to have found a winning football recruiting strategy, one that has allowed the Bruins to climb in the Pac-12 Conference standings and the national rankings in the last couple of years.
Los Angeles Times Jul 16, 2014

Henrik Stenson's quick wit puts some swing in his British Open outing

The Swedish golfer, who last year earned the FedEx Cup, is ranked as the world's No. 2 player. That plus his twinkling good humor should make him a favorite.The Swedish golfer, who last year earned the FedEx Cup, is ranked as the world's No. 2 player. That plus his twinkling good humor should make him a favorite.
LA Kings Insider Jul 16, 2014

Player evaluation: Williams

JUSTIN WILLIAMS This season: 82 games, 19 goals, 24 assists, 43 points, 48 penalty minutes, +14 rating, 16:57 time on ice The good: Did any other player do more to accentuate their legacy this postseason than Justin Williams? Competitive, consistent and clutch, one of the league’s premier possession-driving forwards captured the Conn Smythe Trophy through his reliably stunning Game 7 performances, in which he has posted 14 points and a perfect 7-0 record. He’ll get his name on the Stanley Cup for the third time in his career, and with a nine-goal, 25-point postseason that included 11...
Los Angeles Times Jul 16, 2014

Mike Trout is All-Star MVP after leading AL to 5-3 victory

The all-Jeter-all-the-time All-Star game started the way it was supposed to Tuesday night when Derek Jeter dived to his left for a shot off Andrew McCutchen's bat and rifled a throw to first base.
Los Angeles Times Jul 15, 2014

All-Star Game updates: American League leads, 3-2

LA Kings Insider Jul 15, 2014

Kings, RFA Berube come to terms

The Kings and restricted free agent goaltender J.F. Berube have come to terms on a new two-year contract. Berube, 23, has appeared in 53 career AHL games, 48 of which took place last year as he inherited Manchester’s starting job upon Martin Jones’ permanent departure to Los Angeles. The 2009 fourth round pick was 28-17-2 with a 2.37 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and three shutouts with the Monarchs, leading all rookie AHL netminders in wins. After posting a 1.67 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage during the team’s four-game series loss to Norfolk in the...
LA Kings Insider Jul 15, 2014

Player evaluation: Clifford

KYLE CLIFFORD This season: 71 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points, 81 penalty minutes, +6 rating, 10:10 time on ice The good: Kyle Clifford has been a King for four years and each year has led the team in penalty minutes. That shouldn’t necessarily fall under the “good” category, but it’s a place to start when evaluating the scrappy, tough, humble and competitive Clifford. His 2013-14 season was comparable to his previous three seasons with the club; at his best when forechecking effectively and adhering to a straightforward north-south game, he’s an energy-providing asset who has...
Los Angeles Times Jul 15, 2014

Dwyane Wade agrees to two-year deal with Heat

Dwyane Wade isn't going anywhere.
LA Kings Insider Jul 15, 2014

Kings up for three ESPYS

The Kings are up for three ESPY awards! As you were. The ESPYS, a large scale celebration of athlete and sports culture that honor individual and team achievements, will have a silver-and-black feel on Wednesday night. At the @ESPYS seat reveal. Looks like @jarretstoll has better seat than some of his teammates. @LAKings pic.twitter.com/t9w6VO0DwY — BarDown (@BarDown) July 15, 2014 Anze Kopitar is up for Best NHL Player (along with Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and Henrik Lundqvist), Kings-Rangers Game 5 has been nominated for Game of the Year (along with Auburn-Alabama in...

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