FROM Randy Sklar
Are the Lakers making a comeback? As Chris Paul leaves the Clippers for the Houston Rockets, the Lakers have Lonzo Ball signing on and Magic Johnson taking over the team. Also, the Dodgers are just a win or two away from the best record in baseball going into the All Star break.
NBA and hockey finals, and why the Dodgers are so good The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off Thursday as the NBA finals begin. The Stanley Cup finals began Monday between Pittsburgh and Nashville. And after last night’s Dodgers game, they’re now first in the division. Is it too soon for fans to get their hopes up?
Clippers and Ducks make the playoffs, Lakers and Kings don't? The Clippers will play the Sacramento Kings tonight, the last night of the regular NBA season. Win or lose, the Clippers will face the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs. The NHL playoffs start tonight, and the Anaheim Ducks are a top seed.
March Madness: UCLA has serious shot to win The NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness, has begun. UCLA will play its first game tomorrow against Kent State. UCLA hasn’t done very well in the tournament in recent years, but it has a strong team this year.
Shakeup at LA Lakers, with Magic Johnson in leadership role Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss. She installed a familiar face as the new president of basketball operations.
SPORTS! The Dodgers pulled it out against the Nationals in a 5-game thriller. Tomorrow they take on the best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, in the National League Championship. And the LA Rams, despite having the worst offense in the NFL is somehow three and two going into Sunday’s game against Buffalo… to be followed by a trip to London to play the New York Giants.
Sports: Vin Scully, Landon Donovan and The Rams In our sports roundup: Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will call his last game this month. Legendary soccer star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement to rejoin the LA Galaxy. Tim Tebow is taking up baseball, and Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest is spreading to other sports.
Sports: Wimbledon, the Olympics, and Free-Agency Craziness in the NBA There’s a lot to talk about in sports news, with the Wimbledon Finals ahead, the Summer Olympics in Brazil just one month away, some big free agency moves causing a stir in the NBA. The Sklar Brothers join Press Play to talk about that and more.
Sports with Sklars: NBA Finals, US Open and more It’s a big week in sports news. Last night, Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory against the favored Golden State Warriors in game 7 of the NBA finals in Oakland. Also yesterday, Dustin Johnson won the U.S. Open in golf, while two big international soccer competitions are going on right now. Tomorrow , the men’s U.S. soccer team plays Argentina, the top-ranked team in the world with arguably the greatest player in the world, ç. We round it all up with the sports-comedy duo the Sklar Brothers.
NBA/NHL Finals Update with the Sklar Brothers The Golden State Warriors have won the first two games of the NBA finals against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from lifting the Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League finals. We’ll have a NBA/NHL finals recap. Plus, the US men’s soccer team needs a win tonight in the Copa America tournament.
NBA News: The Playoffs, Draft Picks, and Selling Jersey Ads The Lakers landed the second pick in the NBA draft Tuesday; the Philadelphia 76ers will have the first pick. The 76ers, the worst team in the NBA, also now have the distinction of being the first big American pro team to sell the rights to put a logo on its team jersey. We’ll talk about that and NBA playoff news with one half of the Sklar Brothers.
Sports with the Sklar Brothers Things were looking pretty good in L.A. sports for a while: the Ducks and the Kings were the top two seeds in the hockey playoffs, the Clippers got Blake Griffin back, rusty but ready. The Dodgers were looking good. But L.A. sports took a turn for the worse and had a very bad sports news week. That is, until the city’s new football team got a new quarterback on Thursday. We’ll talk about the NFL draft and others ports news with the Sklar Brothers.
Sports with Sklars: March Madness It’s the time of year we call March Madness, and it’s time to talk sports with the Sklar Brothers. We discuss the basketball frenzy and more in today’s sports news roundup.
Peyton Manning Retires and Other Sports News Peyton Manning announced his retirement Monday after 18 seasons in the NFL. That may have overshadowed another NFL retirement, that of the Detroit Lions wide receiver known as Megatron. Everybody thought Maria Sharapova was going to announce her retirement too when she called a press conference this week, only to admit that she had failed a doping test. Plus, the Golden State Warriors break the Chicago Bulls home game winning streak thanks, in part, to star Steph Curry. That and more with The Sklar Brothers.
Pro Football Is Returning to LA After two decades without a pro football team in LA, the Rams are coming back. And we might even get a bonus team in the deal. The Rams left LA in 1995. Yesterday, the NFL owners voted to let them move back – into a new $2 billion stadium to be built in Inglewood. AND they gave the Chargers a year to decide if they want in on that deal, too.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.