Jul 23, 2014; Hollywood, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian talks to the media during the Pac-12 Media Day at the Studios at Paramount. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Thursday, July 24

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 today’s LASH Links the Eric Bledsoe trade is dead, Ballmer’s bid for the Clippers gets dissected, and Pac-12 Media Day Two! Happy Thursday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

 

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

“I wish you a tolerable Thursday. That’s all any of us can hope for.”

–April Winchell

 

Lakers Links

Los Angeles Lakers: Sterling Saga Makes For Quick Rebuild (Hoops Habit)

Eric Bledsoe trade is dead? (FanSided)

Los Angeles Lakers: Star-Driven Approach Will Continue (Hoops Habit)

Los Angeles Lakers won’t trade Julius Randle for Bledsoe (FanSided)

Byron Scott wants long contract to coach? (FanSided)

 

Clippers Links

Clips Bid Book Shows Ballmer Overpaying to Own Team

Ball Is Ironically No Longer In NBA’s Court With Donald Sterling (Hoops Habit)

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

Clippers rank third in mid-free agency power rankings (Fully Clips)

Who is the Memphis Grizzlies’ biggest rival? (Beale Street Bears)

Dementia expert is final witness in Sterling trial (LA Times)

Testimony concludes in Sterling probate court trial (LA Times)

 

Dodgers Links

Trade Rumors: Dodgers Trying Hard To Trade Kemp?

Hoping All Will Be Well With Josh Beckett (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers Continue To Sink as Overpaid Aging Roster Declines (Lasorda’s Lair)

Teams Interested In Matt Kemp (Lasorda’s Lair)

Hanley Ramirez’s injury-filled season is costing him millions (LA Times)

Dodgers experiment with Yasiel Puig in center field during loss (LA Times)

Avoiding an Untenable Logjam in Los Angeles (FOX Sports)

The peril in trading for Matt Kemp (ESPN)

 

Angels Links

Tony Sipp trade rumors: Braves, Angels, Orioles interested (FanSided)

Erick Aybar double, Kole Calhoun walk key Angels’ win over Orioles (LA Times)

Angels’ farm system, called worst, is producing best shots at winning (LA Times)

Ranking The MLB Division Races From Most Exciting To Least (Huffington Post)

Trade deadline objectives: AL West (ESPN Insider)

 

Galaxy Links

Manchester United vs LA Galaxy: Fan runs onto field; tackled by security (FanSided)

Wayne Rooney elbows Tommy Meyer in the face, cuts him open (FanSided)

MUTour: LA Galaxy 0-7 Man United (Red Devil Armada)

Manchester United puts on a big show in 7-0 win over Galaxy (LA Times)

 

USC Links

Steve Sarkisian Doesn’t Know What ‘Turn Up USC’ Means (Reign of Troy)

Steve Sarkisian Confident USC Defense Won’t Miss A Beat In 2014 (Reign of Troy)

Leonard Williams praises Pac-12 depth, takes shot at SEC ‘powerhouses’ (FanSided)

Pac-12 Conference: One-stop quarterback shopping for NFL scouts? (LA Times)

DirecTV customers likely to still miss some UCLA and USC football games (LA Times)

USC optimistic despite being picked No. 2 in Pac-12 South (LA Daily News)

USC’s Leonard Williams Found it Difficult to Play for Lane Kiffin (Reign of Troy)

 

UCLA Links

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

Pac-12 is booming but still needs a football national championship (CBS Sports)

Pac-12 football gets second red-carpet premiere at Paramount (LA Times)

Pac-12 is poised for a happy ending with new playoff picture (LA Times)

 

Miscellaneous Links

Ravens’ Rice suspended 2 games (ESPN)

Jaguars WR Blackmon popped for pot possession (NBC Sports)

Ray Allen leaning toward rejoining LeBron in Cleveland (SI.com)

Phils consider cutting Howard? (CBS Sports)

 

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe Leonard Williams Matt Kemp Steve Ballmer Steve Sarkisian

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