Aug 7, 2014; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan at press conference to announce his retirement at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Friday, August 8

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 take the Freeway Series 3-1, the Kings get busty with Luc Robitaille and Landon Donovan makes 2014 his swan song. Happy Friday, Los Angeles. You deserve it!


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

“Friday is my night for letting my hair down, and once a month a group of my old male friends will come down and stay at our house in Hampshire.”
–Rupert Penry-Jones


Lakers Links

AK’s Corner: Lakers Whiff on Kevin Love

Los Angeles Lakers: Players Most Likely To Be Traded (Hoops Habit)


Clippers Links

David Stern: Sale is exclamation point (ESPN)


Dodgers Links

Dodgers Acquire Roberto Hernandez From Phillies

Can Roberto Hernandez Replace Josh Beckett?

AK’s Corner: Dan Haren Redeems Himself in Freeway Series

Dodgers Get a Big “A” in 7-0 Shutout Over Halos (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers Preparing To Place Beckett on DL, Hernandez To Debut Friday (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers-Angels series is so good, it deserves a repeat for the World (LA Times)

Stock watch: Matt Kemp stepping up (ESPN)

Turner, Rojas show off Dodgers’ depth (ESPN)

Dodgers-Brewers Preview (FOX Sports)


Angels Links

Los Angeles Angels want to add starting pitching (FanSided)

Los Angeles Angels Acquire Vinnie Pestano for Michael Clevinger (Grading on the Curve)

Angels’ Pitching Staff Runs into the Injury Bug (Halo Hangout)

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia retains faith in C.J. Wilson (LA Times)

Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 7, Angels 0 (ESPN)

Red Sox-Angels Preview (ESPN)


Kings Links

Kings Legend Luc Robitaille to Get Statue at Staples Center

Luc Robitaille to be seventh L.A. sports icon honored with statue (LA Times)

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait to settle hockey bet with L.A. counterpart (OC Register)


Galaxy Links

Landon Donovan retiring from MLS at end of 2014 season (FanSided)

L.A. Galaxy’s heart felt tribute video to Landon Donovan (Soccerly)

Galaxy hosts San Jose Earthquake at StubHub Center (LA Times)


USC Links

Who Will Be USC’s Premier Running Back?

Bennie Boatwright commits to USC: Trojans nab 4-Star SF (FanSided)

USC Announces Coliseum Upgrades for 2014 (Reign of Troy)

USC basketball: Road games scheduled at New Mexico and Boston College (LA Times)

Trojans’ offensive line is still a puzzle (ESPN Insider)

USC football: Linebacker Anthony Sarao constructing a master plan (LA Times)

USC’s Steve Sarkisian continues to push Adoree’ Jackson (LA Times)


UCLA Links

UCLA tackle Simon Goines has small setback in return from injury (LA Times)

BOOM! DB Will Lockett Commits to UCLA (Go Joe Bruin)

NCAA grants Power Five conferences more autonomy(LA Times)

Brett Hundley: Beyond the Hype (NFL Spin Zone)

UCLA football: Receiver Devin Lucien matures into leader (LA Times)

Malik Henry: No. 1 QB in class of 2016 releases final four (FanSided)


Miscellaneous Links

Heavy rain suspends play at PGA Championship (LA Times)

‘Drained’ Durant leaves Team USA (ESPN)

Lester three-hits Twins in CG shutout to carry A’s (NBC Sports)

Report: NFL VP of Officiating seen on Jerry Jones’ party bus (

Report: Wolves will acquire Thaddeus Young for Bennett in Love deal (CBS Sports)


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Tags: C.J. Wilson Dan Haren Josh Beckett Landon Donovan Luc Robitaille

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