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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 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.

Halos add infield depth with veteran IF Rodriguez

The Angels added Rodriguez, who will compete for the backup infielder vacancy left by Maicer Izturis.

Kiffin not 'iffin on OC position

The USC Trojans coaching staff is going to remain largely intact following the departure of Monte Kiffin, according to head coach Lane Kiffin.

Alvarez embraces coaching return, finds balance

Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez has embraced his role as interim head coach while he searches for the program's next leader.

Clips to go for 9th straight win at Milwaukee

The Clippers aren't satisfied by any means, but they know the significance of the team record they're inching up on and what it means with regard to their level of play this season.

Bruin football back?: UCLA sells out Bowl Game

After its best season in years, the UCLA Bruins proved even further that they are back in the L.A. football landscape.

Matt Barnes clutch as Clips win 8th straight

Matt Barnes poured in 11 fourth-quarter points and helped propel L.A. in tying a franchise record as they defeated the Bobcats, 100-94.

Lakers have soul-searching to do on the road

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to begin a four-game road trip with a desperate need to find solutions to their many problems.

Clippers to follow old sports cliche on road trip

The Clips will take to the road to try to improve upon their road record. This time around, they won't overlook any opponent.

Gasol still searching for fit, Lakers stay patient

Pau Gasol is still the odd man out in Los Angeles, but there's good reason the Lakers are being patient with the big man.

'When Nash gets back': 4 dangerous words for L.A.

It's a nice thought -- the Lakers underperforming while looking like one of the worst teams in the Pacific Division only to have the cavalry come in the form of two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and save them. But here's why you shouldn't bet on it.