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Scoreboard

San Diego Padres defeat LA Dodgers 9-3.
W: Luke Gregorson (1-0, 0.00 ERA). L: Ronald Belisario (0-1, 3.00 ERA).
Josh Beckett: 5IP, 6H, 3ER, 1BB, 4K, 2HR, 84 pitches/52 strikes.
Clayton Richard: 5IP, 8H, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, 1HR, 99 pitches/58 strikes.
HR: Dodgers - Juan Uribe (1). Padres - Will Venable (1), Nick Hundley (1).

Dallas Stars defeat LA Kings 5-1.
Kings: Drew Doughty (4, 1:13 1st PP)
Stars: Alex Goligosky (2, 11:16 1st), Ray Whitney 2 (8, 0:52 3rd; 9, 11:06 3rd), Vernon Fiddler 2 (2, 7:58 3rd; 3, 13:56 3rd).
Saves: Jonathan Quick (LAK) - 26. Kari Lehtonen (DAL) - 7. Richard Bachman (DAL) - 22.

LA Lakers defeat New Orleans Hornets 104-96.
Kobe Bryant (LAL): 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, 1 block.
Pau Gasol (LAL): 22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks.
Eric Gordon (NO): 22 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.
Anthony Davis (NO): 18 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 block.

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Oakland Athletics defeat LA Angels 9-5.
W: Ryan Cook (1-0, 2.08 ERA). L: Kevin Jepsen (0-1, 10.80 ERA).
C.J. Wilson: 6IP, 6H, 4ER, 3BB, 7K, 1HR, 110 pitches/64 strikes.
Jarrod Parker: 3.1IP, 9H, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, 1HBP, 74 pitches/40 strikes.
HR: Angels - . Athletics - Coco Crisp (4), John Jaso (1), Brandon Moss (1).

Going Roggin. NBC4 will debut "Going Roggin" at 12 midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning starting April 14. From the press release:

The show will feature various segments including, ‘Freducation,’ ‘Local Legend,’ ‘Viewer Comments’ and ‘Fredtime Story.’ In the ‘Freducation’ segment, Roggin gives a commentary on the week’s top stories and welcomes guests to debate and provide opinions. The segment also includes ‘What The Fred?!,’ a look at some of the most unusual stories and videos from around the world of sports. The ‘Local Legend’ segment provides a brief look at Southern California locals who have made it big in sports. Roggin also welcomes back the guests for a Rapid Fire debate and sits down with the biggest names in sports for The Conversation. In the third segment, Roggin reviews and responds to viewer comments, and concludes the program with a ‘Fredtime Story,’ a sports themed fairytale.

Let's just hope this isn't a local version of ESPN's "First Take".

Not Funny Angels ace Jered Weaver was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left elbow. Weaver is expected to be out for four to six weeks. Weaver injured his elbow when falling awkwardly after trying to duck a line drive from Texas Rangers Mitch Moreland in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday. The good news in this? It's not his pitching elbow.

Isotope Fed. After their loss to the Padres, the Dodgers optioned catch Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque. This will make room for the roster when they reinstate starting pitcher Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list. Billingsley will make his season debut tomorrow at Petco.

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Connecting with Kobe Time Warner Cable SportsNet will debut "Connected With... Kobe Bryant" 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday following the Lakers game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Bryant sat down with Kevin Frazer for an in-depth interview which includes this nugget from Bryant: "I could play another five years. That's not to say I will."

Standings

NBA Western Conference
1. San Antonio Spurs 57-20
2. Oklahoma City Thunder 57-21 (1/2 game back)
3. Denver Nuggets 53-24 (4)
4. LA Clippers 51-26 (6)
5. Memphis Grizzlies 53-25 (4 1/2)
6. Golden State Warriors 45-33 (12 1/2)
7. Houston Rockets 44-34 (13 1/2)
8. Los Angeles Lakers 41-37 (16 1/2)
9. Utah Jazz 41-38 (17)

NHL Western Conference
1. Chicago Blackhawks 30-5-4 (64 points)
2. Anaheim Ducks 27-8-5 (59)
3. Vancouver Canucks 22-11-6 (50)
4. Los Angeles Kings 22-14-4 (48)
5. San Jose Sharks 20-12-7 (47)
6. St. Louis Blues 22-14-2 (46)
7. Minnesota Wild 22-14-2 (46)
8. Detroit Red Wings 19-5-5 (43)