Jul 6, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws a pitch against the Houston Astros during the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Morning Drive: Wednesday, July 9

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 Donald takes the stand, ‘Melo is still mum and Garrett Richards fights for his right to party at All-Star Weekend! Happy hump day, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

 

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

“When I was younger, I wasn’t concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always ‘lead’ to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then I had my kids and everything, I began to appreciate a great Wednesday.”
-Albert Brooks

 

Lakers

NBA Free Agency 2014: Miami Heat interested in Jordan Hill (FanSided)

NBA Free Agency 2014: Jordan Crawford drawing interest from several teams (FanSided)

Rajon Rondo rumors: Lakers, Mavericks, Rockets to make a run at Rondo? (FanSided)

Pau Gasol rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder ‘seriously in the mix’ (FanSided)

LeBron has meetings in Las Vegas (ESPN)

Lakers stay patient as Carmelo Anthony mulls over options (LA Times)

 

Clippers

Sterling Trial Day II: Donald takes the stand, plays laywer

Who’s Who: Clippers 2014 NBA Summer League roster (NBA.com)

New Faces, Sort of New Places: Jordan Farmar Signs with Los Angeles…Clippers (Mid Level Exceptional)

Donald Sterling verbally attacks NBA, lawyer in trial testimony (LA Times)

The real Donald Sterling is revealed at trial, and it’s not pretty (LA Times)

 

Dodgers

Yasiel Puig Will Participate In Home Run Derby

Dodgers place Josh Beckett on 15-day disabled list (FanSided)

Cliff Lee in Dodger Blue? (Lasorda’s Lair)

Jeff Samardzija rumors: Dodgers, Cubs talked trade (FanSided)

Dodgers barraged by hits in 14-5 loss to Tigers (LA Times)

Dodgers might try to acquire more pitching (LA Times)

 

Angels

Angels can hear Oakland’s call to arms, but will they answer it? (LA Times)

Tyler Skaggs, Angels fall to Blue Jays, 4-0 (LA Times)

Right-hander in second place behind White Sox ace Sale after first voting update (MLB.com)

 

Kings

Los Angeles Kings Nominated for ESPYS (Sports Media 101)

Summer of Stanley: Travels of the Cup (LA Times)

 

Ducks

The Goalie Mask Wars: Gibson vs. Andersen (Pucks of a Feather)

Anaheim Ducks Ranked 3rd By ESPN Rankings (Pucks of a Feather)

Ducks coach pleased with ‘great deal’ for Kesler (NHL.com)

 

Galaxy

A World Cup ‘bump’ for Major League Soccer? Not yet (LA Times)

 

USC

USC DL Kenny Bigelow out for season with torn ACL

Isaiah Langley Commits to USC at Nike’s The Opening (Reign of Troy)

Twitter Reaction, Analysis to Isaiah Langley’s USC Commitment (Reign of Troy)

 

UCLA

BOOM! UCLA Football Picks Up Commitment From Stephen Johnson III (Go Joe Bruin)

Bruins On Award Watch: Jake Brendel Named To The Rimington List, Thomas Duarte Is Named To The Mackey Award List (Go Joe Bruin)

 

Miscellanea

Germany stuns Brazil 7-1 in semi (ESPN)

Woj: Hayward, Hornets agree to max offer (Yahoo Sports)

Source: Cavs’ Wiggins, adidas reach $10-12M deal (NBC Sports)

Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says (SI.com)

James, Riley to meet Wednesday in Las Vegas (CBS Sports)

 

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