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Lakers work out 12 players before draft

The future of the<p>Lakerswalked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe.<p>The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the<p>NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26.<p>Notably absent were the consensus top three college players — Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker …

The bad news for New York? This guy played out of his mind

Los Angeles' Western Conference final hangover lasted almost one period. Apparently, the Kings' well of resolve is as deep as their forward lines.<p>New York defenseman Dan Girardi committed a terrible turnover in overtime, putting the puck on the stick of Mike Richards. Richards dished it to Justin …

Ranking the Montreal Canadiens' 5 Biggest Needs in 2014 Offseason

The Montreal Canadiens postseason run came to an end last week, and the focus now becomes the 2014 offseason. The team has some pressing needs that will need to be taken care of over the summer months.<p>General manager Marc Bergevin will be a busy man as he tries to improve his squad. Even though the …

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Panthers sign draft picks WR Benjamin, OG Turner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers signed first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin and third-round selection Trai Turner on Wednesday.<p>Terms of the deals were not disclosed.<p>All six of the team's draft picks this year are now under contract.<p>Benjamin, the 28th overall pick, had 84 receptions …

Football (U.S.)

As he enters his last playoff series, Shane Battier faces a familiar foe

Shane Battier knows how good the Spurs are; he's faced them more often in his 13-year career than any other team. He reflects as he starts his last …

Justin Williams' OT winner caps Kings' comeback in Cup opener

NYR New York Rangers<p>45-31-6<p>2<p>Final/OT<p>3<p>LA Los Angeles Kings<p>46-28-8<p>Williams (Kings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1<p>Clifford (Kings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1<p>…

Ice Hockey

Rangers fans pack Bryant Park to watch Game 1

The New York Rangers have raised the bar when it comes to viewing parties.<p>One of the many cool things about the Stanley Cup playoffs are the massive viewing parties cities and teams are able to put together to watch big games.<p>New York seems to have taken the idea of a viewing party to another level …

After thrilling finish, Heat, Spurs start up again

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.<p>Tim Duncan doesn't need them.<p>He can't forget the way his San Antonio Spurs lost, especially since every replay brings another painful reminder. The Spurs were on the verge of …

Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive

There was only the slightest hint of musculature in<p>LeBron James' arms whenTim Duncancarried theSan Antonio Spursto their firstNBAtitle.<p>The moment was so long ago that Duncan used a hand-held camcorder to document the celebration. James, watching on television, was a few months from beginning his …

Kings Take Game 1 in OT: Photo Gallery

Kings rally to take Game 1 of Stanley Cup final in overtime

They turned to the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, to handle the ceremonial opening face-off and there may have been a little serendipity there. Earlier in these playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams overtook Gretzky, Mark Messier and Doug Gilmour – a who's who of big-game players – for the …

Ice Hockey

Dan Marino: I didn’t realize I’d be listed as a concussion plaintiff

Getty Images<p>Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino says that he has taken steps to ensure that his family is cared for in the event that he ever suffers …

AP News: Baseball

Virginia awards Tony Bennett with new 7-year contract

Tony Bennett's new contract will run through 2020-21 and pay $1.924 million annually.<p>Virginia and Tony Bennett have finalized a new seven year …

Tate: Johnny Manziel 'a human being'

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate reiterated Tuesday that Johnny Manziel receives too much attention too soon in his career.<p>"I …

Basketball

Rangers' Harrison undergoes another back surgery

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison had disc fusion surgery performed on his chronically injured back Tuesday, a procedure that will most likely cut short his season for a second straight year.<p>It's the third time in the last 14 months that Harrison, an American …

Nick Saban's New Contract with Alabama Worth Up to $55.2 Million

Back in December when Nick Saban and the University of Alabama agreed to a long-term contract extension, one source summed up the deal simply: "It's significant."<p>Six months later, the new deal has been approved by the school's compensation committee, and we now know that anonymous source wasn't …

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Basketball

NBA Finals Schedule 2014: Complete Guide to Watching Heat-Spurs Rematch

The 2014 NBA Finals schedule features the first rematch between teams playing in back-to-back championships since 1998.<p>After Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Indiana Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel called the Miami Heat the "Chicago Bulls of our era." It was the Bulls in 1998 who defeated the …

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