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LAst Night's Action: World Baseball Classic a True Classic

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Japan wins its second World Baseball Classic against South Korea at Dodger Stadium. AP Photo

Japan defeats South Korea 5-3 (10). This was one of the most thrilling games I've seen in quite some time. On the back of Ichiro Suzuki's four-hit night, the last one a game winning double in the top of the 10th inning, Japan managed to salvage some dignity after not winning gold in Beijing. While both teams had defeated each other twice during pool play in the Classic Japan won it when it counted. Being Korean it was hard to watch the end of the game, but I'm content in knowing that we're reigning Olympic gold medalists.

Boston Celtics defeat LA Clippers 90-77. The Clippers actually made a game of it trailing by only four points at the half, but turnovers did them in. The Celtics capitalized on 25 points off of 25 Clippers turnovers while the Clippers only got 15 points off of 15 turnovers.

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Notable Notes

  • MLB resident loudmouth Curt Schilling announced his retirement on his blog Monday morning. The 42 year old pitcher won three World Series rings going 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA in the postseason and co-MVP of the 2001 World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He finishes his career tied for 80th on the wins list with a 216-146 record and a 3.46 ERA. While it's questionable whether he is a hall-of-famer, no one will contest the mark his bloody sock has made on the game of baseball.
  • The Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers will open the NFL season with a Thursday night matchup hosting the Tennessee Titans. The Sunday night game will feature the best rivalry in football: Bears-Packers at Green Bay.

Tonight's Action

LA Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder. 5:00 pm KCAL 9, AM 570 KLAC.

LA Kings at St Louis Blues. 5:30 pm FSWest, AM 1150 KTLK.

Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators. 5:00 pm FS Prime Ticket, AM 830 KLAA.