Jun 27, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon (9) reacts in the first inning of the game St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Morning Drive: Monday, July 7

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

In today’s morning drive the Lakers come out of nowhere in ‘Melo sweepstakes, the Clippers almost cap out and MLB All-Stars are announced! Happy Monday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“You don’t want to have to come into work on Monday already apologizing. I try to save my apologies for what I’ve done later in the week.”
-Ike Barinholtz



The Lakers Are The Dark Horse Team This Summer

Lakers Impress Carmelo, Decision Expected Monday

Los Angeles Lakers: The Curious Case Of Steve Nash (Hoops Habit)

Melo and the Angeleno Audacity (Hardwood Paroxysm)

Lakers Rumors: Isaiah Thomas signing is a ‘real possibility’ (FanSided)

Carmelo Anthony hasn’t told any teams anything (FanSided)

Chapter and verse on NBA free agency: Hope, faith, LeBron and Carmelo (LA Times)

Lance Stephenson exploring market (ESPN)



Former Laker Jordan Farmar Inks Deal With Clippers

Q&A with Ben Knibbe of UW Dawg Pound on C.J. Wilcox(Fully Clips)

NBA Free Agency 2014: Clippers near luxury tax with latest signings (Fully Clips)

Cause for Concern? A Look Through Jordan Farmar’s Injury History (Fully Clips)

Spencer Hawes rumors: Blazers, Clippers offered same contract (FanSided)

Los Angeles Clippers Strike Gold With Spencer Hawes Signing (Hoops Habit)

Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins (FOX News)



Dodgers Send Four To All-Star Game

Video: Brian Wilson mad at Carlos Triunfel after he passes on double play (FanSided)

The All-Stars are Aligned While Dodgers Defeat Rockies (Lasorda’s Lair)

David Price Rumors: Blue Jays, Mariners, Dodgers, Cardinals the favorites to make a deal (FanSided)

Dee Gordon’s hard work leads him to All-Star team (LA Times)

Erisbel Arruebarrena placed on disabled list; Carlos Triunfel back up (LA Times)

Kershaw wants to start All-Star Game (ESPN)

MLB Power Rankings: Los Angeles Dodgers making push for top (Newark Star-Ledger)



Los Angeles Angels Acquire Joe Thatcher

Mike Trout will not participate in Home Run Derby (FanSided)

Albert Pujols ties Mel Ott for 23rd on all time home run list (FanSided)

2014 MLB All-Star Game: American League starting lineup announced (FanSided)

MLB All-Star Game 2014: American League final vote candidates announced (FanSided)



Barack Obama congratulates L.A. Kings, Dustin Brown takes shot at Chicago (FanSided)

NHL Draft 2014: Every Los Angeles Kings pick (FanSided)



Anaheim Ducks Should Trade Bryan Allen (Pucks of a Feather)

No More Adds For Anaheim In Free Agency (Pucks of a Feather)

Puck Polemics: On The Stoner Signing (Anaheim Calling)



Portland Timbers help Galaxy get tie, 2-2 (LA Times)



Year two of Andy Enfield at USC will be telling of program’s future (Busting Brackets)



UCLA Football: Fall Camp Schedule Released” (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Football Recruiting: Commitment Watch At The Opening (Go Joe Bruin)

T.J. Simmons commits to UCLA: 3-star RB picks the Bruins (FanSided)

An early look at 2014 Heisman favorites (FanSided)

Three Bruins Recognized on Football Watch Lists (UCLABruins.com)

UCLA’s L.A. Midnight Chosen One Of The Best Uniforms In College Football (Go Joe Bruin)



Cavs believe James is open to pitch (ESPN)

Djokovic edges Federer to win 2nd Wimbledon title (NBC Sports)

Pacers ‘quietly’ looking to trade Roy Hibbert (SI.com)

Almirola bags first NASCAR win in rainy Daytona (CBS Sports)


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