August 5, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Andre Ethier (16) is congratulated after bringing in the game winning run to win 5-4 against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Wednesday, August 6

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 Clippers have one more signing in them, the Kings get another Stadium Series game and the Dodgers gain the upper hand in the Freeway Series! Happy Wednesday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“All this stuff is so mind-blowing to me that I get to do in my life. Throwing the first pitch out at the White Sox game on a random Wednesday? Like who am I? How did I get this life? I’m glad I’m not jaded, and little kids are the least jaded people in the entire world, so it’s fun to be around people that still find wonder in how cool things are.”
–Jonah Hill


Lakers Links

Lakers Add UNLV’s Roscoe Smith To Camp Roster

NBA Power Rankings: The Pacific Division (Sir Charles in Charge)

Nerve Issues the Key for Nash (

Lakers trainer Gary Vitti on Kobe next seasons: “You’d be crazy to bet against him” (Dime Magazine)


Clippers Links

Clippers Rumors: Doc eyes bigs Bynum, Oden and Okafor

NBA Rankings: The 5 best power forwards in basketball (FanSided)

KISS icon Gene Simmons says he supports Donald Sterling (FanSided)

Blake Griffin says back is fine, and he aims to keep it that way (LA Times)

Steve Ballmer says he paid ‘L.A. beachfront price’ for Clippers (LA Times)


Dodgers Links

Dodgers Proven Winners Post Trade Deadline

Report: Kemp, Ethier Clear Waivers, Hanley Claimed

Vintage Kemp, Captain Clutch (sort of) and Pujols Power (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers’ Andre Ethier goes with the role (LA Times)

Dodgers clip Angels when Juan Uribe scores on throwing error to home (ESPN)

Two big stars, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, share one field (LA Times)

Dodgers blackout helps Angels set ratings record (LA Times)

Paco lands on DL, the latest hit to Dodgers’ bullpen (


Angels Links

Angels add Richards to big O for ‘best’ bid (ESPN)

Angels are doing well but haven’t hit full stride yet (LA Times)


Kings Links

San Jose Sharks And Los Angeles Kings To Play Stadium Series Game (Gone Puck Wild)

NHL 15 player ratings: Top defensemen (FanSided)


Ducks Links

On Anaheim’s defense, and finding ‘that guy’ (NBC Sports)


Galaxy Links

Los Angeles Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes: 10 Bold Predictions (MLS Multiplex)

MLS Power Rankings (Week 21): Here comes the Los Angeles Galaxy (The Oregonian)


USC Links

Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick’s absence limits SC depth further/a>

USC LB Scott Starr Changes Name to Scott Felix (Reign of Troy)

Trojans Add Kicker Matt Boermeester as Blueshirt (Reign of Troy)

Christian Rector commits to USC: Trojans land 3-Star DE (FanSided)

USC tight end Randall Telfer looks ready to make impact (LA Times)

USC football: Cornerback Kevon Seymour sidelined indefinitely (LA Times)

Farmer off to strong start for Trojans (OC Register)


UCLA Links

Kylie Fitts leaving UCLA Bruins for personal reasons (FanSided)

After nearly dying, UCLA’s Marcus Rios returns to football field (LA Times)

Myles Jack will have one trade in camp … linebacker (LA Times)

2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Bracket Revealed (

UCLA-USC: The Classic Battles Are Back (Go Joe Bruin)


Miscellaneous Links

Tiger Woods arrives for PGA Championship, gets registration extension (LA Times)

Report: MLB to name next commissioner next week (NBC Sports)

Browns expect Josh Gordon’s suspension to be at least 8 games (

Report: More players to be tied to Biogenesis (CBS Sports)

McCutchen has fractured rib, cartilage damage (CBS Sports)


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Tags: Andre Ethier Blake Griffin Donald Sterling Matt Kemp Steve Ballmer

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