LOS ANGELES -- Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has agreed to a multiyear contract extension late in one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Los Angeles announced its new deal for Kupchak late in the fourth quarter of a 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets. Kupchak had one year left on his current contract. The Lakers latest defeat was their 53rd of the season, matching the franchise record set in 1958. Kupchak has a wholesale rebuilding job in store with the Lakers, who will miss the playoffs for just the third time since 1976. Kupchak has been in the Lakers front office since the three-time NBA champion centres playing career ended in 1986. The longtime apprentice to Jerry West largely took charge of the Lakers basketball operations after Wests departure in 2000. Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ashley Wagner has her eyes on a third national title after a big win in the womens short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Wagner, who won consecutive national titles in 2012-13, earned 72.04 points for her performance Thursday night and leads defending champion Gracie Gold by 5.02 points. The competition ends with Saturdays free skate. One down. One to go, Wagner tweeted shortly after the last of the 22 skaters was ffinished.dddddddddddd Gold won last years title at the age of 18 and finished fourth at the Sochi Olympics. She and Wagner both won bronze medals as part of the U.S. team in Russia. Polina Edmunds, who finished second to Gold at nationals last year and ninth at the Olympics, was in third place after Thursdays short program with 66.04 points. Mirai Nagasu, the 2008 champion and last years bronze medalist at nationals, was in fourth with 65.28 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
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