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Hudson finally on the biggest stage
SAN FRANCISCO -- After 16 major league seasons encompassing 468 starts (counting the playoffs), Tim Hudson is revving up for the most daunting challenge of his career. It will test his resourcefulness and powers of concentration and require him to do something that's rarely achieved in the sporting world. Against all odds, Hudson is trying to convince his pal and fellow Alabaman, Jake Peavy, to make the switch from "Roll Tide" to "War Eagle." Hudson and Peavy have spent the past few months bonding with teammate Madison Bumgarner in a section of the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse they good-naturedly refer to as "redneck row." When they're not talking pitching strategy, the conversation inevitably turns to college football in their home state. Hudson is a former Auburn All-American and Peavy signed with the Tigers out of high school, but that's where their rooting interests diverge. "I'm Auburn, through and through,"...
Steve Nash's lost season in L.A.
Steve Nash has back and nerve problems that will sideline him for the 2014-15 season, and now Kobe Bryant's contract is no longer a leading candidate for What's Wrong With The Lakers. Bryant looks as if he can still drop 20 points a night this season. That might not be commensurate with the production expected from the highest salary in the league ($23.5 million), but the cost/stats ratio won't be as bad as the steady stream of blank numbers that will accompany Nash's $9.7 million. Nash will make more than Pau Gasol ($7 million), Shaun Livingston ($5 million) and Spencer Hawes ($5 million) and the same as Luol Deng, to name just a few free agents who moved this season. Any of them would have been more helpful than even the 2012-13 version of Nash. So Nash's salary looms as the bigger albatross, unless ... the Lakers use his expiring contract as a trade chip. That could turn Nash's contract from a detriment into a referendum...
Lakers prez defends Kobe Bryant
Lakers??president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance.?? "Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant is probably a loser, and I'm glad they wouldn't come to the team," Buss said during a "SportsCenter" interview Thursday. Buss was asked to comment on an ESPN The Magazine feature published earlier in the week, in which several agents and NBA personnel -- including Lakers insiders -- said that L.A. has been unable to attract top talent in free agency because players don't want to work with Bryant.?? "I read the story," Buss said Thursday. "I don't agree with any of it.??If there is somebody that's on our payroll who is saying things like that, I'll soon get to the bottom of it, and they won't be working for us anymore." In fact, Buss has a warning for all of Bryant's detractors: "I have no doubt that Kobe will make people regret ever saying" those...
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