Aug 11, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kevin Correia pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Tuesday, August 12

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In today’s LASH Links the NBA pushes back against Donald, the Dodgers may have shored up the back end of the pitching rotation and USC deals with more injuries. Happy Tuesday, Los Angeles. RIP Robin Williams.

 

Robin Williams Quote of the Day

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium.”

 

Lakers Links

Signing Michael Beasley Would Be Another Lakers Mistake

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Bold Predictions For The 2014-15 Season (Hoops Habit)

Jeremy Lin: Why He’ll Win 2014-15 Most Improved Player (Hoops Habit)

Jeremy Lin an All-Star? It Could Happen (FanSided)

 

Clippers Links

NBA files counterclaim against Donald Sterling (LA Times)

What Is DeAndre Jordan Worth? (Hoops Habit)

 

Dodgers Links

Freeway Series 2014: What Went Right for the Dodgers

Dodgers To Run Shortstop By Committee?

Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Risky Starter Kevin Correia

Dan Haren Looks to Repeat Success of Last Start (Lasorda’s Lair)

Adrian Gonzalez extends RBI streak as Dodgers top Braves, 6-2 (LA Times)

Why Carl Crawford, instead of Andre Ethier, is Dodgers’ left fielder (LA Times)

So far, August trade winds fan L.A.’s hopes (ESPN)

 

Angels Links

2014 Freeway Series: What Went Wrong For The Angels?

Duo proving Halos’ success relies on more than stars (MLB.com)

Angels’ Offense a Cause for Concern (Halo Hangout)

Entering the season’s final turn, Angels are sticking to ‘our model’ (LA Times)

 

Kings Links

Rob Blake’s No. 4 jersey to be retired by Kings (LA Times)

 

Galaxy Links

Columbus Crew vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: 10 Bold Predictions (MLS Multiplex)

Earthquakes trade Alan Gordon to Los Angeles Galaxy (San Jose Mercury News)

 

USC Links

USC Linebacker Jabari Ruffin Out For The Season

2015 Pre-Season NFL Draft All Conference Teams: Pac-12 (With the First Pick)

USC football: Linebacker Quinton Powell could start in opener (LA Times)

USC tailbacks give early buy-in to Steve Sarkisian’s one-back offense (LA Times)

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

USC Building Major Contingency Plans (Conquest Chronicles)

College Basketball: Talent makeover at USC (FOX Sports)

 

UCLA Links

UCLA Fall Camp Day 7 Recap: Mora Gets Mad, Freshmen Stepping Up And Injury Report (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA football: Coach Jim Mora gushes about Massington, Young (LA Times)

Myles Jack kicked out of UCLA practice after fight (FanSided)

UCLA’s Brett Hundley welcomes ruling in antitrust case involving NCAA(LA Times)

Moreau gets up to speed in Bruins’ defensive backfield (OC Register)

 

Miscellaneous Links

Tony Stewart still weighing whether to race this weekend at Michigan (LA Times)

Prosecutors charge Oden with felony battery (ESPN)

Suns owner: Bledsoe shut down contract talks (NBC Sports)

Verlander lasts 1 inning; shoulder exam next (ESPN)

Report: Bon Jovi group among finalists for Bills (CBS Sports)

 

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Tags: Donald Sterling Jeremy Lin Kevin Correia Myles Jack Rob Blake Robin Williams

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