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Lakers' new signings surround LeBron James with a cast of oddballs

Lakers' new signings surround LeBron James with a cast of oddballs
  • Lakers' new signings surround LeBron James with a cast of oddballs FWC: Lakers’ new signings surround LeBron James with a cast of oddballs

    Welcome to Los Angeles, LeBron. Now make room for the guy who once sidled up to you on a basketball court and blew in your ear. Save a seat for the guy who essentially was thrown off a team during a playoff series for being a troublemaker. And, hey, clear some space for the guy best known for his…

  • Chambers signs new Arsenal deal FWC: Chambers signs new Arsenal deal

    Calum Chambers has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal, the club have announced.

  • Sources: Lakers add Rondo, renounce Randle FWC: Sources: Lakers add Rondo, renounce Randle

    The Lakers have agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with point guard Rajon Rondo and renounced the rights to Julius Randle, who now has a two-year agreement with the Pelicans, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • Dissecting Demarcus Cousins' decision to join Golden State FWC: Dissecting Demarcus Cousins’ decision to join Golden State

    Before DeMarcus Cousins agreed to join the defending-champion Warriors on a one-year, $5.3 million contract, the Trail Blazers and Pelicans discussed the possibility of a sign-and-trade deal that would have sent the star center to Portland, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN.com (Twitter link). However, according to Haynes, the fact that Cousins and Jusuf Nurkic share the same agent was one…

  • Report: DeMarcus Cousins chose Warriors over Celtics FWC: Report: DeMarcus Cousins chose Warriors over Celtics

    DeMarcus Cousins narrowed his choices of teams to sign with as a free agent down to the best team in the NBA and perhaps the favorite to make it out of the Eastern Conference next season.DeMarcus Cousins sent Twitter into hysterics on Monday when news broke he would be joining the Golden State Warriors on an extremely team-friendly deal. The…

  • Sources: Randle goes to Pels for 2 years, $18M FWC: Sources: Randle goes to Pels for 2 years, $18M

    Free-agent center Julius Randle, fresh off a career season with the Lakers, agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.

  • Mexico can't match quality, depth of Brazil FWC: Mexico can’t match quality, depth of Brazil

    Mexico’s dream of the “Quinto Partido” died in its round-of-16 loss to Brazil, who couldn’t be matched by an El Tri side short on quality and depth.

  • What Are You Swinging At, Sandy? FWC: What Are You Swinging At, Sandy?

    Max Scherzer’s slider is pretty dang good, but he doesn’t deserve too much credit for this swing and miss from Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon. Whether Leon took his eye off the ball or suddenly believed the strike zone was in his pants, you can’t embarrass yourself at the plate much more than this.Read more…

  • Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier FWC: Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier

    Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier

  • Pundits: How far will England go? FWC: Pundits: How far will England go?

    England are gearing up for a crunch last-16 clash with Colombia, but how far will they go in this World Cup?

  • Clippers agree to one-year deal with veteran forward Mike Scott FWC: Clippers agree to one-year deal with veteran forward Mike Scott

    The Clippers and free-agent forward Mike Scott have agreed to a one-year deal, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Scott averaged 8.8 points and 3.3 rebounds last season with the Washington Wizards. Scott is a 6-8 forward who can stretch the floor…

  • One player on every NFL team ready to make the leap in 2018 FWC: One player on every NFL team ready to make the leap in 2018

    It may be hard to believe, but training camps are just around the corner, and that means meaningful football isn’t far off. It also means that previously injured players, under-performers and sophomores have another opportunity to prove they belong in the hard-hitting NFL.Here’s a look at 32 players — one from each team — who are ready to make the…