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Nguyen Reveals Why He Wears #24 on #MambaDay

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen might be one of the best playmakers in MLS, but he's never won the traditional no. 10 during his time in New England. And on Wednesday, he revealed why.

While much of the sports world turned its attention to the final game of Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Kobe Bryant's playing career, Nguyen posted on Instagram that he adopted the no.

Kobe Bryant: FIFA corruption ‘damages the emotional Shangri-La you get from sport’

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant called the eight-year bans issued Monday to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini an "important first step" in cleaning up global soccer. The 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, a five-time NBA champion and twice an Olympic gold medal winner, is in his 20th and final NBA campaign, announcing his retirement last month.

Kobe Bryant: FIFA corruption ‘damages the emotional Shangri-La you get from sport’

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant called the eight-year bans issued Monday to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini an "important first step" in cleaning up global soccer. The 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, a five-time NBA champion and twice an Olympic gold medal winner, is in his 20th and final NBA campaign, announcing his retirement last month.

Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant

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Lionel Messi goes all out against the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. What they're fighting over is an autograph, in this Turkish Airlines TV commercial.

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Show Time with the WNT

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Kobe Bryant with his Southern California U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning teammates

Seven U.S. WNT players joined their Olympicteammates as guests of the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 4 at Staples Center to take in the game and get honored at halftime.

Perhaps the Olympians brought the Lakers a bit of luck, as the Kobe's team won their first game (of many Ws we think) of the year.

Kobe Blames Pau Gasol for Game 4 Collapse

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The Los Angeles Lakers walked off their home floor with another loss on Saturday night, leaving the team down 3-1 in the series and on the verge of playoff elimination. And though Kobe Bryant missed eight of 10 shots in the fourth quarter, he insists the 103-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder wasn't his fault.

Kobe Drops 43, Lakers Still Lose

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The Los Angeles Lakers were attempting to eliminate the Denver Nuggets in Game 5. However, despite 43 points from Kobe Bryant, the Nuggets were able to survive by beating the Lakers by a final score of 102-99. Denver was led by Andre Miller and JaVale McGee, who both came off the bench.

Miller had 24 points and eight assists on 8-for-11 shooting from the field.

NBA Power Rankings – April Edition

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With ten days remaining before the end of the 2012 NBA season, it's time to take another look at the NBA power rankings. Who are the best basketball teams on the planet? That's the question we will be answering below.

Here is the April Edition of our NBA power rankings:

1. Chicago Bulls
With or without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are beastly.

Kobe Bryant Shakes Off Slow Start, Beats Hornets

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We all know that Kobe Bryant has a killer instinct. That fact was on full display on Saturday against the New Orleans Hornets. Even though Kobe Bryant missed his first 15 shots, he came up big at the end to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 88-85 victory.

Even though Kobe Bryant was only 2-for-20 from the field, he had the confidence to take a three-pointer with the Lakers down by two points with less than 24 seconds remaining.

Thunder Top Lakers, Remain in First

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The young guns in Oklahoma City continue to show they are the team to beat in the Western Conference. On Thursday, the Thunder traveled to Los Angeles for another test against the Lakers. The result? A 102-93 victory to move eight games ahead of the third place Lakers.

The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook's 36 points.

Injury Update: Kobe Bryant Concussion

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Kobe Bryant probably wishes he would have skipped the 2012 NBA All-Star Game now. Not only did Dwyane Wade break his nose, the impact of Wade's hard foul caused a concussion. Now Kobe's status going forward is unknown.

Getting diagnosed with a concussion is now a big deal in the NBA. To get cleared for action again, Kobe is going to have to convince an independent doctor that he's free from all concussion symptoms.

Dwyane Wade Apologizes to Kobe Bryant

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During the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, Dwyane Wade broke Kobe Bryant's nose. On Monday, Wade sent a note of apology to Kobe. Considering these are two of the biggest competitors in the NBA, it's a bit of a surprise that Wade even went that far.

However, wade explained it like this: "It's all I can do.

Injury Update: Kobe Bryant Broken Nose

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Kobe Bryant had a busy night yesterday. Not only did he break Michael Jordan's All-Star game scoring record, he helped lead the Western Conference to a 152-149 victory over the Eastern Conference. And on top of that, he suffered a broken nose.

Kobe Bryant broke his nose after a hard foul by Dwyane Wade.

Bird feels that Bryant is ideal teammate

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When it comes down to comparing the great players in the NBA today, Kobe Bryant is someone that i've always kept as the gold standard because of his ability to compete, desire to win, and proven track record.

Boston Celtics great Larry Bird saw the Los Angeles Lakers as the enemy during his playing days, but sees Bryant as the one current player he'd like on his side if he were playing today.

Phil Jackson’s Next Book: “Eleven Rings”

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If you loved Phil Jackson's last book (who didn't), I have good news for you: The legendary coach is coming out with a new book. Entitled "Eleven Rings," the book will likely give updates since his last book was written in 2004. Since then, Jackson's legacy grew even more as he added a pair of championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shorthanded Bucks Bash Lakers

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The Milwaukee Bucks were missing two of their better players on Saturday when hosting the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite being shorthanded, the Bucks handed the Lakers another road loss by a final score of 100-89.

Andrew Bogut will miss up to the next three months with a broken ankle. Stephen Jackson was suspended due to a confrontation with a ref.

Kobe Bryant is on Fire

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Who says Kobe Bryant is old? He sure doesn't look old right now. The superstar guard for the Los Angeles Lakers dropped 40 points on the Utah Jazz tonight 24 hours after torching the Phoenix Suns for 48 points. With Kobe on fire, the Lakers have won four straight games and once again look like a legit contender in the Western Conference.

Andrew Bynum and Lakers Top Nuggets

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Welcome back, Andrew Bynum. The center for the Los Angeles Lakers took a break from racking up traffic tickets and got back to playing basketball. In his first game back from suspension, Andrew Bynum was dominant scoring 29 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and blocking two shots.

With Andrew Bynum powerful in the middle, the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 92-89.

Samuel Eto’o Launches His Own Mobile Network

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Former Barcelona and Inter Milan star Samuel Eto'o is putting good use to his money in his native Cameroon after he launched his own mobile network a week ago in the country's economic capital Douala.

Set'Mobile which derives its name from Eto'o's initials, becomes the third mobile operator in Cameroon after Orange and MTN.

Kobe Bryant Injury Update – Sprained Wrist

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Kobe Bryant suffered a sprained wrist in the first preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. The injury could keep Kobe Bryant out of the Lakers second and final preseason contest.

However, the good news for the Lakers and Kobe Bryant is that he should be ready to go once the regular season begins on Christmas Day.

Does Kobe Team Up with Dwight in Orlando?

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His team is getting a divorce and so is his wife. The might Los Angeles Lakers are in transition and so is Kobe Bryant's personal life.

The Lakers could be supplanted by the Los Angeles Clippers this season for best team in Hollywood.

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Are the Miami Heat Prepping to Break 72-10 Next Season?

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The Miami Heat are working towards quite a feat in trying to break the record for most consecutive wins this season. The record of 33 games was set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

If they get the record and win this year's championship, the Heat will undoubtedly be recognized as one of the greatest teams in NBA history.

OKC Positioned for Historic Playoff Run

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Over the last 13 NBA seasons, there have been only three teams from the Western Conference to play for an NBA championship.

The Dallas Mavericks have played twice, both times against the Miami Heat, winning one time and losing one time.

The Los Angeles Lakers have played seven NBA Finals, all under Kobe's watch, going 3-1 with Shaq and 2-1 with Gasol and Bynum.

NBA Power Rankings – Post All-Star Game

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The 2012 NBA All-Star Game is a thing of the past. That means we are now officially in the second half of the season. There are definitely some teams that have separated themselves from everybody else. Here's our look at the best teams in the league in this version of our NBA power rankings.

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NBA Power Rankings – Season Starts

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Even though the 2011-12 NBA season is less than a week old, we are already seeing the cream starting to rise to the top. Some teams are surprisingly bad, while a number of teams are better than pundits projected. So which ten teams are the best teams in the NBA?

Here's our NBA power rankings:

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Real Madrid

Retrospective - David Beckham’s Career Through The Lens of Drinking

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Champaign shower at English Premier League Champions with his first club, Manchester United

Married to "power drinker" Victoria (Posh Spice) Adams

"I'll take this endorsement check and buy a bunch of beer with it."

David Beckham Pepsi pint glass. For beer, of course.

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Barcelona are the highest paying sports team in the world

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If you were wondering how much it costs to finish second in La Liga and get knocked out the Champions League semifinal by nine men and Fernando Torres, the answer is $217,014,221.

That, according to the salary survey in ESPN's latest Money Issue, was Barcelona's total payroll at the start of the 2011/12 season, making them the highest-paying sports team in the world for the second year running.

Hornets

Popovich's culture in San Antonio is popular blueprint

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Gregg Popovich may be the best coach in American professional sports today.
What Popovich has done goes far beyond guiding his San Antonio Spurs to the best record in the National Basketball Association this season. He has created a template for NBA success. His influence extends so far that his presence is likely to be felt in the NBA Finals even if the Spurs don't make it.

Chris Paul trade saga provides Major League Soccer insights

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It's almost impossible to have escaped the saga of the Chris Paul trade(s) in the NBA but just in case you have, here are a couple of need-to-know facts.

  • Ownership of the New Orleans Hornets (Chris Paul's now former team) was sold to the NBA back in December 2010
  • Every owner in the NBA owns 1/29th of the Hornets but does not have any direct say in day-to-day operations
  • NBA commissioner David Stern had given full authority to Hornets General Manager Dell Demps to make whatever player moves he felt were in the team's best interest
  • The Hornets best player and NBA superstar Chris Paul was under contract for only one more season
  • Chris Paul recently told the Hornets he didn't want to sign with them after this season and would like to be traded
  • Rather than see the Hornets get nothing when Paul walks this summer, GM Demps worked out a three-way trade less than two weeks ago that would have shipped Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers and had a couple of players from the Lakers and the Houston Rockets come to the Hornets.

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Thunder Smash Lakers in Game 1

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The Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Los Angeles Lakers is the series everyone has been waiting for in the Western Conference. However, despite the hype, Game 1 turned out to be a laugher. The Thunder got up early and then destroyed the Lakers by a final score of 119-90.

Russell Westbrook was the player of the game, scoring 27 points, dishing out nine assists and puling down seven rebounds in only 27 minutes of play.

NBA Power Rankings – March Edition

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With March drawing to a close, let's take a look at the best teams in the NBA. While this condensed lockout season has lowered the quality of basketball, there are still some great teams in the NBA. Here are our power rankings of the best of the best.

1. Miami Heat
The Heat remain the team to beat due to their talent.

Lamar Odom update: Not With Team

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Lamar Odom is not with the Dallas Mavericks because he's dealing with a family matter. According to reports, Odom is in Los Angeles attending to his sick father. The Mavs have told him to take his time and they aren't pressuring him for a quick return.

Said Rick Carlisle, head coach of the Mavs: "Lamar is not here today.

Rumor: Lakers Interested in Ramon Sessions

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The Los Angeles Lakers need a new point guard. While Derek Fisher is a champion and can still provide great moments, he's no longer a starting quality point guard in the NBA. The Lakers admitted that when they attempted to trade for Chris Paul.

The Lakers are rumored to have another target in mind: Ramon Sessions of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Dwight Howard is a Loser

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Before coming into the league, Dwight Howard built himself up as a very religious man who wanted to make a mark on the league by being a great human. As it turns out, Dwight Howard is a loser.

Even though the Orlando Magic have helped him make it to the NBA Finals, Howard isn't happy in Florida and has instead demanded a trade.

Andrew Bynum Driving Tickets

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Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers can't play basketball right now because he is suspended for a cheap shot he delivered in the playoffs. He also can't drive. In the month of December, Andrew Bynum got three driving tickets. THREE!

His first driving ticket was in Culver City and it was for illegally trying to pass another car.

Amare Stoudemire Injury Update – Sprained Ankle

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Amare Stoudemire is a walking injury concern. Just a couple games into this shortened season, Amare Stoudemire has sprained his left ankle. The injury took place during the New York Knicks game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Officially, Amare Stoudemire is listed as day to day.

The Rest

Report: Barcelona, Atletico among investors in 16-team Pro Futsal League

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Soccer's continued rise in America took a different path last week when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced his investment in the Pro Futsal League (PFL).

That's not the only interesting part, though.

On Monday, the Dallas Morning News revealed that PFL will consist of 16 franchises and will additionally feature various NBA owners and many prestigious world soccer clubs.

Doomed interview with Vancouver Whitecaps owner Steve Nash crashed by his sweary friend

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(Warning: Video contains NSFW language.)

During the Los Angeles Galaxy's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, a reporter for Time Warner Cable SportsNet (the Los Angeles Lakers' local broadcast partner) managed to get an interview with Lakers player and Whitecaps co-owner Steve Nash.

AEG, Owners Of Los Angeles Lakers, Kings And Galaxy, To Be Sold - SBNation.com

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This could have large implications for MLS. While it shouldn't change the sale of the Dynamo to the Rockets owner, getting an owner that treats the marquee team in the league with less than 100% interest would be devastating for the near future.

'Willis Reed moments' provide life lessons for young athletes/MIKE JACOBS COLUMN

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Courtesy of the Evansville Courier Press, March 25, 2012

With crucial NCAA basketball games taking place this weekend with trips to the Final Four at stake, look for models of resiliency for young athletes in the mold of Willis Reed.

Growing up in New York, I always heard stories from my father of the legend of Willis Reed.