5 Things Lakers Review: What we learned against Phoenix, what to look for tonight

October 22, 2014

Here are five lessons learned from the Lakers loss against the Phoenix Suns last night, and five more things to watch for in tonight's game against the Portland Trailblazers.

San Diego Chargers-Denver Broncos Week 8 NFL Thursday Game Preview

Critics who have blasted the quality of the NFL's Thursday night matchups this season will not have much room to complain this week, as Week 8 will have two of the AFC's best teams clashing in a division rivalry when the Denver Broncos (5-1) face the San Diego Chargers (5-2) at Denver's Mile High Stadium.

The matchup figures to have plenty of offensive fireworks because it will feature the AFC’s top-rated passers – Denver’s Peyton Manning (118.2) and San Diego’s Philip Rivers (113.0).

High School football documentary "A Coach in the Deep East" provides interesting view on the power of coaches to mentor young athletes

Too often the narrative we hear today about high school sports concerns elite -- some might say "pampered" -- recruits, and their potential college choices in the NCAA cattle-call. In other cases, we might hear about the latest wave of athletes transferring to far off high schools to form prep "super teams."

But buried underneath those headlines is the fact that the majority of today's high school athletes will not earn a Division I athletic scholarship, and only a small percentage of those who do will play professionally.

New England Patriots acquire former UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers in trade with Titans

After struggling a bit to start the season, the New England Patriots (5-2) have more or less stabilized things, and are now looking to provide Tom Brady and company with some help in a very competitive AFC.

Today, the Patriots announced that they have at least added a piece to their defense, acquiring LB Akeem Ayers in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. Other outlets have reported that along with Ayers, the Titans sent New England a seventh-round pick in exchange for a sixth-round pick in return.

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