Jun 16, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings players Alec Martinez (27) , Drew Doughty (8) and Trevor Lewis (22) wave to the crowd during a parade on Figueroa Street to celebrate winning the 2014 Stanley Cup. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Morning Drive: Tuesday, June 17

The Morning Drive offers you a healthy dose of LA sports news from around the internet. A most excellent way to wake up feeling smart.

In today’s morning drive mayors get loose-tongued on television, LeBron loves LA (just like everybody else) and the Dodgers are still hurting. Enjoy, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


Good Day Quote of the Day, to start your day off right

“Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, “It’s going to be a good day!” -Lindsay Lohan



New York mayor loses Stanley Cup bet, sings on Jimmy Kimmel (FanSided)

Garcetti drops an F-bomb at Kings celebration — and there’s fallout (LA Times)

Kings celebrate Cup with parade, rally (ESPN.com)

Are Kings a dynasty in the making? (ESPN.com)



Lakers Should Wait for Draft and 2015 Free Agency

Closer Look: Dante Exum and Marcus Smart, Head-to-Head (Lake Show Life)

NBA Rumors: Lakers Still Have A Shot At Carmelo Anthony? (Sir Charles in Charge)



Clippers Shake Things Up in Front Office (Fully Clips)

Report: LeBron James and wife LOVE Los Angeles (Fully Clips)

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Clippers may hire Lawrence Frank (FanSided)

Los Angeles Clippers: Best Draft Picks Of The Last 20 Years (Hoops Habit)

Can the Clippers Draft the Perfect Replacement for Darren Collison? (Bleacher Report)



Chad Billingsley Gone For The Season

Dodgers Snap Colorado’s Winning Streak with Ryu Gem and Dee Gordon Triple (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers’ Carl Crawford suffers setback in recovery from ankle injury (FanSided)

Brad Penny expected to sign with a team soon (FanSided)



Los Angeles Angels Ready for Four-Game Set in Cleveland (Halo Hangout)

Erick Aybar not expected to miss time with hip injury (HaloHangout)

MLB Power Rankings Week 13: Stability at the top, chaos elsewhere (FanSided)

Angels fail to capitalize on opportunities in loss to Indians, 4-3 (LA Times)



Staying Home Blessing in Disguise for Donovan

Watch Landon Donovan Take His World Cup Absence in Absolutely Hilarious Stride (TIME.com)



Position U: Wide receivers (ESPN.com)

Position U: Quarterbacks (ESPN.com)

USC Baseball Sends 19 Trojans to Various Summer Leagues (USCTrojans.com)

2014 USC Women’s Volleyball Schedule Announced (USCTrojans.com)



UCLA Football: Power Ranking Bruins’ 2014 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest (Bleacher Report)

2014 UCLA Women’s Volleyball Schedule Announced (UCLABruins.com)



US Soccer shocks Ghana 2-1 late in World Cup opener

College World Series: UC Irvine With A Good Start


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