There is no better time than the offseason to air out your dirty laundry, and the Los Angeles Lakers have done a spectacular job of putting theirs on display for all the world to see. A new report from ESPN's Baxter Holmes detailed an extensive amount of drama within the organization, from Magic Johnson to Rob Pelinka to agent Rich Paul. I would highly recommend reading it if you have the time and interest. For those that don't, and for those of you who are wondering why I'm writing about a Lakers story for Sixers coverage, wonder no more! There are a few key bits of information I think are worth reflecting on from a Sixers point of view, so run through them with me. Be wary of Rich Paul Before we go any further — I don't have anything against Rich Paul personally, and at the end of the day, he is simply an advocate for the interests of his clients. You can trace a lot of the chatter surrounding him back to people's disdain for LeBron James, and Paul has fought hard to become … [Read more...] about What can the Sixers learn from Lakers front office fiasco?
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In February of 2017, Senior Video Correspondent Graham Flanagan spent a day behind the scenes of “Jeopardy!” at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. In addition to being present for the five episodes that were taped that day, Flanagan got to spend a limited amount of one-on-one time with Alex Trebek, who has been hosting the show since 1984. On March 6, 2019, Trebek, the 78-year-old host of “Jeopardy!,” announced that he has been diagnosed with stage-4 pancreatic cancer. In a video message posted to the long-running game show’s YouTube channel, Trebek delivered the news with transparency, humour, and optimism. This visit to the “Jeopardy!” set came the day after a category that featured Trebek reciting rap lyrics went viral, making headlines due to his deadpan delivery of verses by artists like Drake and Lil’ Wayne. Business Insider released a series of short videos produced from the footage captured in 2017. After Trebek’s … [Read more...] about We spent a day behind the scenes of ‘Jeopardy!’ with Alex Trebek in 2017 — here’s what he’s really like
I’ll admit it. Over the last few months, I’ve consciously tried to avoid talking about or listening to talk about Mookie Betts’s contract status. The reigning American League Most Valuable Player with one of the most likable combinations of ability and charisma the Red Sox have ever had (at least since Dominican flags flew at Fenway during Pedro Martinez’s heyday) doesn’t hit free agency until two more seasons pass. The Red Sox have to make decisions on several integral players — including Xander Bogaerts, Chris Sale, and Rick Porcello — before Betts’s deal is up. There’s always been some hope and of course genuine desire to lock in Betts as a Red Sox lifer before his deal expires. But I wouldn’t have called it urgent, and fearing his departure was premature. Betts contract chatter usually felt like a way for the Chicken Littles in sports radio to try to cause alarm over the winter when they got bored of talking about another … [Read more...] about When will we know what it is Mookie Betts wants?
By Julia Limitone Published February 18, 2019 Sports FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video LA Kings NHL team face-off against fake sports merchandise with app Los Angeles Kings COO Kelly Cheeseman discusses the newly released app the NHL team will use to fight against counterfeit sports merchandise. After winning two Stanley Cups in three years, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings began having problems with counterfeit memorabilia. Continue Reading Below “We started our game-used merchandise business in-house a couple of years ago,” said LA Kings executive Kelly Cheeseman to FOXBusiness’ Stuart Varney on Monday. “And we really wanted to make sure that we provided a high-end level of authenticity with that.” MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... NASCAR LEGEND JEFF GORDON: THE SPORT NEEDS MORE GREAT RIVALRIES TLANTA FALCONS OWNER REVEALS WHY MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM CONCESSION PRICES ARE CHEAP That … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Kings look to put counterfeit merchandise in sin bin
By LA School Report | PUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 11:49 am By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report As L.A. Unified and its teachers union ratchet up preparations for what is increasingly looking like the first teacher strike in 30 years, district parents are torn — and frustrated that the two sides can’t negotiate a solution. While parents love and appreciate their teachers, they also don’t want their children’s education to be collateral damage in a fight among adults, they told LA School Report. Their top concerns during a strike are safety and the quality of classroom instruction. United Teachers Los Angeles plans a January strike if no agreement is reached. More than 30,000 teachers across the district’s 1,100 public schools could participate, affecting more than 480,000 students in the country’s second-largest school district. “At the end of the day, we don’t feel … [Read more...] about LAUSD parents stuck ‘in the middle’ as Los Angeles braces for a likely teacher strike in January