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LASH Morning Drive: Monday, July 14


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 make a, um, splash in free agency, the Dodgers and Halos hit MLB’s halfway mark on a roll and the Krauts are World Cup champs. Happy Monday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

 

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

“Monday is like a math problem. Add the irritation, subtract the sleep, multiply the problems, divide the happiness.”
-Unknown

 

Lakers

LINSANITY! Lakers and Rockets Complete Lin Deal

NBA Free Agency: Where Should Lance Stephenson Sign? (Hoops Habit)

Pau Gasol thanks Los Angeles Lakers, fans with classy letter (FanSided)

Mitch Kupchak on Jeremy Lin: He ‘will make us a better team’ (FanSided)

Lakers sign top draft pick Julius Randle (LA Times)

Evaluating the Lakers Roster (It’s Better than Last Year) (Lake Show Life)

NBA Free Agency: Lakers, Biggest Free Agent Losers (Hoops Habit)

Lakers lose Kent Bazemore to Atlanta Hawks (LA Times)

Randle Makes Debut, Lakers Fall 90-73 (Lakers.com)

 

Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers: Remaining Free Agent Needs (Hoops Habit)

Paul Pierce wanted to sign with Los Angeles Clippers instead of Washington Wizards (FanSided)

Letters: At least we finally have an NBA decision (LA Times)

 

Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw’s streak ends, greatness continues

Los Angeles Dodgers unlikely to acquire David Price or Cole Hamels (Call to the Pen)

Yasiel Puig has a special All-Star Game haircut (FanSided)

All-Star break means different things for different Dodgers (LA Times)

Dodgers live, sometimes thrive, with little offense (ESPN)

Ellis’ sac fly in 9th gives Dodgers victory over Padres (CBS Sports)

Turner set to begin rehab assignment (Dodgers.com)

 

Angels

Angels’ Collin Cowgill out 4-5 weeks with broken nose, hand (FanSided)

Angels trying to trade for Padres pitchers Street, Kennedy (FOX Sports)

Revisiting the Angels-White Sox-Diamondbacks offseason swap (Call to the Pen)

Dodgers prospect Corey Seager has a request granted (LA Times)

Red-hot Angels complete four-game sweep of Rangers (LA Times)

Third time a charm? Trout making another MVP bid (San Francisco Chronicle)

 

Galaxy

LA Galaxy 1-0 Real Salt Lake: Galaxy make up playoff ground (Goal.com)

 

USC

Pre-Season Scouting Report – Aundrey Walker, OG USC (With the First Pick)

Pete Carroll’s Run at USC is Incredibly Overrated (Saturday Blitz)

Osa Masina Announces Top Five Schools, Includes USC (Reign of Troy)

USC recruiting: The Battle of the Beach (ESPN Insider)

 

UCLA

Go Bruins! Football Is Less Than 50 Days Away (Go Joe Bruin)

Fred Ulu-Perry commits to UCLA; Josh Rosen gets help up front (FanSided)

Pac-12 Football Media Day Is Set (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Football Recruiting: 2015 Offensive Big Board (Go Joe Bruin)

 

Miscellanea

Cry for Argentina? It played Germany evenly and could have won (LA Times)

Swimming star Thorpe confirms he is gay (ESPN)

LeBron decision shocked Bosh (NBC Sports)

Erin Andrews replaces Pam Oliver on Fox’s No. 1 NFL team (SI.com)

Cavs’ Blatt: No way top pick Wiggins is dealt (CBS Sports)

 

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