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LASH Links: Wednesday, July 23

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

In the inaugural LASH Links Donald digs in his heels, the Dodgers outfield dilemma heats up, and Pac-12 Media (Two) Day(s)! Happy Tuesday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“Last Wednesday, I stupidly dropped my iPhone in the bath, and my life has sort of spiraled almost out of control.”
–Patrick Stewart



Jeremy Lin Wants ‘Bigger’ Role (Hoops Habit)

Eric Bledsoe trade is dead? (FanSided)

A Bridge to Nowhere: The Lakers Coaching Hole (Lake Show Life)

After signing Young, Kelly, Lakers have climbed over NBA’s salary cap (LA Times)

The Los Angeles Lakers era of uncertainty (



Sterling Trial Resumes: Donald Files New Suit, CEO Parsons Warns of Clips Fallout

NBA Free Agency 2014: Clippers interested in Dahntay Jones? (Fully Clips)

What’s in a Shot Chart: The Clippers Starters (Fully Clips)

What’s the Answer for LA Clippers’ Small Forward Position? (Bleacher Report)

Donald Sterling opens third front in battle over Clippers ownership (LA Times)

Los Angeles Clippers Player Begs For Help Finding Sacramento Aunt’s Murderer On Social Media (CBS Sacramento)



MLB Trade Rumors: David Price For Pederson And Seager?

Trade Rumors: Matt Kemp On His Way Out of LA?

Pirates Defeat Dodgers in Messy 12-7 Skirmish (Lasorda’s Lair)

Beckett Returns To Face Vance Worley in Game Two (Lasorda’s Lair)

Why Yasiel Puig in center field might be the Dodgers’ best move (LA Times)

Pitching issues are clear for Dodgers (ESPN)



Angels won’t limit Garrett Richards (ESPN)

Josh Hamilton losing his clout in cleanup spot, and Angels lose game (LA Times)

Baseball in California a story of conquer, but not divide (LA Times)



Sami Vatanen signs 2-year deal (ESPN)

The Next Long-Term Extension For The Anaheim Ducks (Pucks of a Feather)

Anaheim Ducks Will Play Seven Games On National TV (Pucks of a Feather)



2014 Pac-12 Media Days Live Stream and Day 1 Schedule (Reign of Troy)

Pac-12 media day: Expanded event begins with commissioner’s address (LA Times)

Factoids and Follies in USC Media Guide (Conquest Chronicles)

USC Fall Camp Practice Schedule Released (Conquest Chronicles)



UCLA Basketball: Would Three Starting Combo Guards Work For The Bruins? (Go Joe Bruin)

Player Profile: Eric Kendricks (Go Joe Bruin)

Bruins aiming high in Jim Mora’s third season (LA Times)

Football Picked to Win Pac-12 South In Media Poll (



Broncos owner Pat Bowlen steps down to deal with Alzheimer’s disease (LA Times)

Felton pleads guilty in gun case, spared jail (ESPN)

Giants take over 1st after Lincecum saves it in 14th (NBC Sports)

Jeff Fisher: Michael Sam has not been a distraction for Rams (

Chiefs RB Charles to hold out for more money? (CBS Sports)


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