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LASH Morning Drive: Friday, July 18

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.

It’s been a long time (three days). We shouldn’t have left you without some dope links to click to. In today’s morning drive our own Jason Gold imagines an NBA midseason tournament on the back of World Cup mania, the Lakers have everybody confused and Los Angeles baseball looks good entering the season’s second half. Happy Friday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“Every Friday we’d do a final practice ‘walk-through’ for the game, and I just remember we were always out on the field dancing and singing together.”
-William Perry



The Lakers Are In The Asset Gaining Business

Lakers Win Claim On Carlos Boozer

Lakers Sign Forward Ed Davis To Two Year Deal

The Lakers Are Lost Without Dr. Jerry Buss

Decision Time? Lakers Interview Byron Scott For Third Time

5 Players The Lakers Can Sign To Fill Out Their Roster (Lake Show Life)

Nick Young: Kobe already told me to “get in the gym” (Lake Show Life)

Los Angeles Lakers: The Logjam At Power Forward (Hoops Habit)

NBA free agency winners and losers: A case of the Cavs and Cav-nots (LA Times)

Lakers’ Jeremy Lin offered a room at Redondo Beach woman’s home through Craigslist (Daily Breeze)



Los Angeles Clippers: Remaining Areas Of Concern

DeMarcus Cousins discusses Clippers beef with Bill Simmons (Fully Clips)

NBA Free Agency 2014: Clippers, Ekpe Udoh shared mutual interest (Fully Clips)

Glen Davis Back With The Clippers (Hoops Habit)

ESPY 2014: Drake vs Blake Griffin skit (Video) (FanSided)

NBA chief Adam Silver: Sterlings may still own Clippers at season start (LA Times)

L.A. Clippers forward Reggie Bullock confirms slain transgender woman in Baltimore was his sibling (LA Times)



Does Matt Kemp Want Out Of LA?

Dodgers Tap Dan Haren To Begin Second Half Schedule (Lasorda’s Lair)

Lookout, Corey Seager is on the Move (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers come off the break with a lot of tough work ahead of them (LA Times)

Clayton Kershaw is on his way toward winning a third Cy Young Award (LA Times)

No dodging TV blackout for baseball fans in Los Angeles (USA Today)

Giants rivalry gets a jolt after the break (ESPN)



The Argument for Kole Calhoun Hitting Leadoff (Halo Hangout)

Los Angeles Angels in great spot for a playoff run in 2014 (FanSided)

Huston Street rumors: Los Angeles Angels in talks with Padres about a deal (FanSided)

Angels are chasing A’s, but anything could happen in second half (LA Times)

Angels sign top pick Sean Newcomb for $2.518 million (LA Times)

Price not right: Angels won’t break up major league roster in trades (LA Times)



Ducks sign forward Laganiere to one-year contract (

Jonas Hiller undergoes surgery after suffering appendicitis attack at Swiss camp (



Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: 10 Bold Predictions (MLS Multiplex)

VIDEO: Los Angeles Galaxy Hit Their Stride In Rout Of New England (MLS Multiplex)



USC to Kick Off 2016 vs. Alabama in Cowboy Classic

Nick Saban closes SEC Media Days with his usual bang (LA Times)

Buck Allen and Tre Madden Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List (Reign of Troy)

USC at the ESPY’s (



The Walter Camp Award Names Brett Hundley And Myles Jack To Their Watch List (Go Joe Bruin)

Snoop Dogg Calls UCLA Football “LA’s Team” Via Twitter (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA football program is casting wider net in recruiting efforts (LA Times)



Tiger Woods falters at British Open (LA Times)

Source: Wiggins for Love? Cavs in (ESPN)

Goodell: NFL draft moving to L.A. or Chicago in ’15 (NBC Sports)

Should Seattle get an NHL franchise? (FanSided)

Goodell: Raiders may share Niners’ new stadium (CBS Sports)


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