Jul 30, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Friday, August 1

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 Dodgers and Angels stand pat at the trade deadline, Tyler Skaggs leaves a gem performance early and Clayton Kershaw goes the distance again! Happy August, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It’s quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn’t quite that simple. The fried egg isn’t properly a fried egg until it’s been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn’t do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It’s all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt


Lakers Links

5 Best Playoff Series of Kobe Bryant’s Career (Lake Show Life)

Kobe Bryant’s Return: 8 predictions for the Mamba in 2014-15 (FanSided)

How the Los Angeles Lakers are Trying to Please Everyone (Hardwood Paroxysm)


Clippers Links

Fox Will Not Get Into Bidding War For Clippers TV Rights (Forbes)

How Blake Griffin became the Clippers’ most important player (Washington Post)


Dodgers Links

Dodgers Strike Out At Trade Deadline

Clayton Kershaw, In A Word, Dominant

Dodgers send clear message at deadline: the kids stay in the picture (LA Times)

No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline (LA Times)

Dodgers hope Matt Kemp is going all retro on them (LA Times)

TWC’s Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing (LA Times)

Why the Dodgers stood pat (ESPN)

Top 5 Dodgers Prospects (CBS LA)


Angels Links

Angels Blank Orioles in Extras, Avoid Series Sweep (Halo Hangout)

Can Angels Starters Compete with Oakland’s Pitching Staff? (Halo Hangout)

Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals’ upgrades (LA Times)

Angels’ Tyler Skaggs likely headed to disbaled list with forearm strain (LA Times)


Galaxy Links

MLS weekend preview: Conference leaders, surging Galaxy take to NBC, NBCSN (NBC Sports)


USC Links

USC Offers Top 2016 QBs K.J. Costello and Shea Patterson (Reign of Troy)

USC Ranked No. 15 in Preseason Coaches Poll (Reign of Troy)

Ranking the 25 quarterbacks in the Amway Coaches Poll (USA Today)

Big changes for 2014 USC Trojans (ESPN Insided)


UCLA Links

UCLA football: Bruins ranked seventh in USA Today/Coaches’ Poll (LA Times)

BOOM! 3* Defensive End Rick Wade Commits to UCLA (Bruins Nation)

UCLA Football 2014 Pre-Season Preview: The Running Backs (Bruins Nation)

UCLA schedule breakdown Part 1 (FOX Sports)


Miscellaneous Links

Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers (LA Times)

Price sent to Tigers in 3-team trade (ESPN)

Cliff Lee injures elbow again, season in jeopardy (NBC Sports)

Seahawks give Marshawn Lynch a raise in salary (SI.com)

Tiger 4 shots off at Bridgestone (CBS Sports)


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Tags: Clayton Kershaw David Price Kobe Bryant Matt Kemp Tyler Skaggs

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