Jul 31, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs (45) throws in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Monday, August 11

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 Kershaw stokes the MVP fire with his 11th straight win, the Angels lose Tyler Skaggs to Tommy John and Steve Sarkisian takes the ALS ice bucket challenge. Happy Monday, Los Angeles. You deserve it!


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

“You can win a talent show and be so famous that you can’t walk down the street, but no-one knows you next Monday.”
–J. J. Field


Lakers Links

Kobe Bryant Back To 100 Percent

What About Ryan Kelly? (Hoops Habit)

Los Angeles Lakers: Eric Bledsoe A Potential 2015 Target? (Hoops Habit)

Los Angeles Lakers still interested in Michael Beasley (FanSided)

Nick Young, Ed Davis Put In Work At Lakers Practice Facility (Lakers Nation)


Clippers Links

Clippers preseason begins with visit by Golden State

Los Angeles Clippers: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15 (Hoops Habit)

Clippers to face Warriors on Christmas Day (Fully Clips)

Are Clippers A Championship Team? (Hoops Habit)

Donald Sterling’s petition denied in latest legal tussle over Clippers (LA Times)


Dodgers Links

Clayton Kershaw becomes first Dodger to win 11 straight decisions since 1985 (FanSided)

Dodgers Place Hanley On DL With Oblique Strain, Darwin Barney Called Up (Lasorda’s Lair)

Minnesota Twins trade Kevin Correia to Los Angeles Dodgers (FanSided)

Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez lead Dodgers to 5-1 win over Brewers (LA Times)

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw for NL MVP? A strong case can be made (LA Times)

Dodgers give struggling Puig a breather (ESPN)

Crawford Little League support pays off (ESPN)

Dodgers-Braves Preview (CBS Sports)


Angels Links

2014 Freeway Series: What Went Wrong For The Angels?

Injury Updates: Skaggs, Sanchez and Soria (Call to the Pen)

Mike Trout hits 27th home run, matches 2013 season total (FanSided)

Angels, Red Sox Wrap Up Series Following 19 Inning Marathon (Halo Hangout)

Angels’ Tyler Skaggs to have Tommy John surgery; will miss 2015 season (LA Times)


Galaxy Links

Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes Deliver Fireworks In Draw At StubHub (MLS Multiplex)


USC Links

USC Corner Battle: Kevon Seymour vs. Chris Hawkins

USC Football: Bold Game-By-Game Predictions

Steve Sarkisian Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenges Pete Carroll (Reign of Troy)

USC LB Jabari Ruffin Tears ACL, Will Miss 2014 Season (Reign of Troy)

Antwaun Woods Leaves USC Football Practice in Sling (Reign of Troy)

Tristan Payton commits to USC: Trojans grab another dynamic receiver (FanSided)

Offensive lineman Aundrey Walker’s injury becomes sore point (LA Daily News)

USC football: Coaches evaluate roster ahead of opener as players rest (LA Times)

USC football: Managing injuries a rite of training camp (LA Times)


UCLA Links

UCLA Bruins: 2014 Game By Game Predictions

Zach LaVine: Winner of 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

UCLA tracks football players’ performance during practice (LA Times)

The UCLA Defense Is Getting Better And Better (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA’s Ishmael Adams will get more opportunities to return punts(LA Times)

Young’s special focus paying early dividends at linebacker for Bruins (OC Register)


Miscellaneous Links

College football enters a new playoff world (LA Times)

Self: Wiggins wants to be traded to Wolves (ESPN)

NCAA announces it will appeal Ed O’Bannon ruling (NBC Sports)

Out-of-car driver dies after being hit by Tony Stewart (SI.com)

McIlroy bests Phil, Fowler to win PGA (CBS Sports)


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Tags: Clayton Kershaw Eric Bledsoe Mike Trout Tyler Skaggs

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