Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Vasyl Lomachenko beat Gary Russell Jr. in a masterful majority decision Saturday night, and the two-time Olympic gold medalist won the WBO featherweight title in just his third pro fight.
Zack Greinke is 6-1 with a 2.73 ERA in Los Angeles this season, but the Braves will try get to the right-hander on Wednesday, while the Dodgers try to extend their longest winning streak of the season to five games.
Though the sting was far less severe, the 8-4 loss the Braves suffered against the Dodgers on Tuesday night certainly conjured up some painful memories of what occurred in Game 4 loss in the National League Division Series last postseason.
The Braves placed rookie reliever Shae Simmons on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained shoulder they believe played a large part in his recent struggles. Manager Fredi Gonzalez thinks the righty can be back to his dominant form in a couple of weeks.
Braves president John Schuerholz admits a major disappointment in his career -- one World Series championship in the Braves' professional record 14 consecutive first-place finishes. But that can't take away from what was one of the great runs in the history of the game.
Ronny Deila has told his Celtic side they will have "no excuses" for failing to perform at the home of Scottish rugby in the second leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie against KR Reykjavik on Tuesday night.