Jul 10, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) and catcher A.J. Ellis (17) celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres 2-1 at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Morning Drive: Friday, July 11

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 skips court, ‘Melo and LeBron are still mum and Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless innings streak ends (in a complete game win). Happy Friday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama.”

-Carmen Electra



Lakers Must Pursue PG Isaiah Thomas

Smart Move? Kobe Endorses Byron Scott

Lakers still in running for Carmelo Anthony (Lake Show Life)

Lakers Rumors: Carlos Boozer for Pau Gasol trade? (Lake Show Life)

Lakers Vegas Pro League Team: Full Roster Profiles (Lake Show Life)

Jordan Farmar and Chris Kaman officially ex-Lakers (LA Times)

Kobe changes tune on Buss siblings (ESPN)

Lakers mulling many ‘Plan B’ options (ESPN)



Sterling Trial Day IV: Donald’s Absent, Trial Put on Hold

[Transcript] Clippers introduce Spencer Hawes and Jordan Farmar (Fully Clips)

NBA Rumors: Thunder, Clippers pursuing Caron Butler (FanSided)

Shelly Sterling testifies she learned late of Donald incapacity finding (LA Times)

Clippers Jordan Farmar, Spencer Hawes buy in to their new situation (LA Times)



Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak ends, but his victories continue (LA Times)

Dodger Medical Staff Misdiagnosed Chone Figgins, Injury Actually Hip Flexor Not Quad Strain (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers activate OF Carl Crawford (ESPN)



The Great Los Angeles Angels All-Star Snub

Los Angeles Angels place C.J. Wilson on disabled list (FanSided)

Los Angeles Angels head to Arlington Following 6-1 homestand (Halo Hangout)

Angels’ Erick Aybar added to All-Star team as an injury replacement (LA Times)

Hector Santiago finally gets his first win with Angels (LA Times)



Ducks’ Kesler enjoying transition to Anaheim (NHL.com)

Ducks goalie Gibson using Game 7 loss as motivation (NHL.com)

Ducks sign defensemen Clark, Blacker (NHL.com)

Who Should Be Dany Heatley’s Linemates? (Pucks of a Feather)

Can The Anaheim Ducks Get Past The Kings? (Pucks of a Feather)



Galaxy Terminates Loan With Brazilian Forward Samuel (CBS LA)



The (In)Famous Pete Carroll Elected to USC Hall of Fame

New Shiny USC Helmets for the 2014 Season? (Reign of Troy)

USC recruit getting better by the minute (ESPN)



Myles Jack And Eric Kendricks Make The Nagurski Award Watch List (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, To Like Or Not To Like? (Go Joe Bruin)

Video: UCLA’s Drake Stadium Revitalized (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Football: Noel Mazzone Profile (Go Joe Bruin)

Andre James commits to UCLA: Bruins land versatile 4-star OL (FanSided)



Brazil’s World Cup setbacks: It’s out of final, Argentina is in it (LA Times)

Tanaka has partially torn UCL (ESPN)

Carmelo Anthony unsure on Knicks, can’t get the Bulls out of his head (NBC Sports)

The ripples from LeBron’s decision (SI.com)

49ers’ Crabtree: No interest in talking Sherman (CBS Sports)


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