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Los Angeles Rams agree to extension with TE Tyler Higbee

Los Angeles Rams agree to extension with TE Tyler Higbee

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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a four-year contract extension with tight end Tyler Higbee. Los Angeles announced the deal Thursday. The tight end is now tied to the team through the 2023 season. A source told ESPN the extension makes Higbee a top-10 paid tight end, meaning he will earn an average near $ 7 million annually. Sources told NFL Network Higbee's extension has a base value of $ 31.025 million and maxes out at $ 36 million with incentives. The pact includes $ 15.5 million guaranteed. Higbee had 292 yards and two touchdowns on 24 catches in 16 starts last season. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound pass-catcher also started all 16 games in 2017. Higbee has yet to miss a game since being selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky. Higbee h...
Tyronn Lue to join Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff

Tyronn Lue to join Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff

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Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is nearing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers to join Doc Rivers' staff. League sources told ESPN and the New York Times on Wednesday that Lue is expected to reunite with Rivers as one of his top assistant coaches. Lue was the leading candidate to become the L.A. Lakers' head coach this off-season until negotiations fell apart over contract details. The Lakers opted to hire former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel to succeed former coach Luke Walton. Lue previously served as the head coach of current Lakers star LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The pair won an NBA championship with the Cavs in 2016 before the team fired him at the beginning of last season following a 0-6 start. In three-plus seasons leading ...
Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers to headline NBA’s Christmas Day games

Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers to headline NBA’s Christmas Day games

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Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The L.A. Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, headlining this year's slate of NBA games on Christmas Day. League sources told ESPN and the Los Angeles Times on Friday that LeBron James and the Lakers will take on the new-look Clippers on Christmas Day. The meeting pits James and new teammate Anthony Davis against new Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. James is likely to play in his 14th career Christmas game, which would break a tie with Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Earl Monroe and Dolph Schayes for second-most ever, according to ESPN. Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant (16) is the only player to have played more. James has scored 338 points on Christmas Day, which is third all-time behind Bryant (395) and Oscar Robertson (377)....
Exoplanet-hunting CubeSat photographs Los Angeles

Exoplanet-hunting CubeSat photographs Los Angeles

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May 17 (UPI) -- NASA's smallest exoplanet-hunting satellite, the CubeSat ASTERIA, recently captured photographs of Los Angeles from 250 miles above Earth's surface. The space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory published the photographs on its website this week. ASTERIA, short for Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics, is a miniaturized satellite made up of six cubed units measuring 4.5 inches on each size. Most of the time, ASTERIA is pointed away from Earth, searching for alien worlds in the Milky Way, far beyond our own solar system. But in March, the CubeSat trained its camera on the City of Angels. The newly published photos reveal Los Angeles' grid of city streets and freeways -- lots and lots of freeways -- glowing in the night. On the evening that ASTERIA sna...
Los Angeles Kings hire former Oilers, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

Los Angeles Kings hire former Oilers, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

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April 16 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to become the franchise's next head coach, the team announced Tuesday. Sources told the Athletic that McLellan will receive a five-year contract worth about $ 5 million annually. He was also linked to the head coaching job with the Buffalo Sabres before joining the Kings. McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who served as the Kings' interim coach last season. Desjardins wasn't retained by the team after the Kings slumped to the league's second-worst record. The Edmonton Oilers fired McLellan in November after a 9-10-1 start to the season. He previously led the Oilers to their first 100-point season since 1987 and their only playoff appearance since 2006. He coached the Oilers since the 2015...