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Michael C. Jones is a Southern California-based sports journalist, editor, and blogger covering professional and collegiate sports across the country. You can read his work at Yahoo! Sports and Examiner.com.

He is the Editor of Sports Out West, a West Coast-centric sports hub.

Follow Michael on Twitter @MikeJonesTweets for Tweets about a lot of things in addition to sports, but mostly sports.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Los Angeles Angels
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF UCLA Bruins
  • NCAAB UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
  • NHL Anaheim Ducks
User Blog

Knicks-C's highlight six preseason games Wednesday

The Knicks will open up their preseason in enemy territory.

Batum concussed, will sit vs. Suns Wednesday

The Blazers forward must navigate the NBA's concussion protocol before returning to the court.

Bynum offers hope, risk

Kyrie Irving gives reason for hope regardless of what happens, but Andrew Bynum could make or break the Cavs' success this season.

Oden practices for first time in 4 years

The oft-injured former No. 1 pick is back playing basketball again, and the next major step forward is for him to contribute to the Heat's title defense.

What Vegas thinks about your favorite NBA team

The oddsmakers are at it again, this time with over / under numbers for every team in the NBA. Where does your squad rank?

Gordon to ease into games, could miss 2 weeks

The Pelicans' guard is going to focus on conditioning after offseason surgery and will only return to the floor once he's fully ready.

Garnett doesn't like talk of reduced minutes

The Big Ticket can't help sell many if he's not on the floor, but despite head coach Jason Kidd's mention of reducing his playing time, KG's not happy about it.

MJ says he could beat LeBron 1-on-1

Michael Jordan provided more fodder for the never-ending debate on which player is the greatest of all time when he said he could beat today's greatest player in a game one-on-one.

NYC to host All-Star Weekend, Brooks' 2nd chance

The Knicks and Nets will co-host the 2015 All-Star Game, and MarShon Brooks could see his career reborn in Boston.

NBA roundup: Why did the C's waive Donte Greene?

After trading for the 6'11 swingman one month ago, Boston decided to waive its most recent acquisition. Of course, there's a good explanation.

Did Orlando get the last laugh of the D12 saga?

It's been over a year since Dwight Howard was traded. Since then, it's clear that the Orlando Magic got more out of the deal than most expected.

Mexico upsets Argentina in FIBA Americas semis

NBA journeyman Gustavo Ayon lifted Mexico to set up Wednesday's final.

Fab Melo gets training camp invite with Dallas

The former Syracuse big man will have a shot to prove he belongs in the NBA after a disappointing rookie campaign.

Lakers add veteran SF, will likely pass on Beasley

Almost as soon as Michael Beasley became a free agent, the Lakers solidified the same position on their end on Tuesday.

NBA roundup: Beasley out, trouble in Boston

The Suns cut ties with their troubled swingman, while the Celtics have a legal issue to deal with involving one of their big men.

A tribute to summer pro-am leagues

Basketball never truly stops. Here's a reminder that several pros frequent the many summer leagues happening around the country.

Prized Florida recruit Walker not in school

See why Florida's most anticipated recruit is not on the Gators' roster.

Roundup: A 'mini-LeBron', Parker OK and more

Jason Richardson's recovery from knee surgery might keep him out the entire regular season, Tony Parker is healthy after putting a scare in Spurs fans and more notes from around the NBA.

Pistons sign Harrellson, add frontcourt depth

The third-year big man out of Kentucky hopes to find a long-term home in the Motor City and will have an opportunity to make his way into the team's rotation of bigs.

Roundup: Bucks lock up Sanders, L.A. gets sleeves

Your daily digest of happenings around the National Basketball Association.

The key to the Warriors' hopes

If Andrew Bogut can stay healthy, he can be a game-changer just by being himself.

10 must-see games next season

How good will the games be during this upcoming season? Heat vs. Lakers on Christmas Day doesn't even make the cut as one of the 10 best.

The summertime synergy of Griffin and Paul

Can the Clippers teammates' summer of bonding translate to better production in the postseason?

Lakers and Pau Gasol need each other

After the head coach cast him aside, the Lakers are turning to their ever-faithful big man to make a difference during a transitional year for both the player and the franchise.

LeBron, Kobe set to duel on Christmas Day

Would it really be Christmas without Lakers vs. Heat?

'Melo staying mellow on Knicks moves, future

The Knicks star remains predictably silent on his future, but expressed some optimism with respect to his team's offseason moves.

The top remaining free agents

As the offseason slows down, there are still several players on the market who can make an impact while providing their next team with considerable value.

Sanders suffers setback at USA mini-camp

Just as he was beginning to gain comfort with his role with USA Basketball, the Bucks center suffered an injury setback.

Hayward, McDermott impress at USA minicamp

Two players from small school are turning heads in Las Vegas and have multiple sources lauding their effort thus far.

Day 5 ends with heroics and many, many shots

CJ McCollum was impressive and showed he can score, but he sacrificed efficiency to do it. See what else happened on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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