Arash Markazi

Arash Markazi


Sports Columnist at @LATimes. Board Member at @MurrayScholars. Former Senior Writer at @ESPN and @SInow. Followed and unfollowed by @KobeBryant and @KingJames.

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Roger Goodell: “I think we should put out the highest standard of games and I don’t think the preseason meets that standard. Our coaches also don’t feel they need four preseason games.”

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the top spots on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists for the second consecutive year. Kawhi Leonard was No. 7 and Anthony Davis was No. 8 for the most popular NBA jerseys.

The Lakers are wearing their purple uniforms at home again tonight. Here’s my column on why they keep doing that, why it won’t happen during the playoffs and why it likely won’t happen again next season.

I was floored when I found out @AschoffESPN  had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I’m a two-time non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor. It was a big part of my past and became a big part of my present on Wednesday as I was once again reminded how fragile life is.

We know the Astros cheated during the 2017 playoffs. The MLB's investigation confirmed that. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran are out of a job as a result. We don't know if players used devices as part of the scheme but if you think that's crazy you should read the report.

This year’s Pro Bowl is the last under its current deal to be played in Orlando. There are talks for the game to be played in Las Vegas next year at Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Raiders.

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It may seem small but this video says a lot about Dak Prescott.

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So a dog just pooped in front of the Big Baller Brand pop-up shop in New York. (Insert your own joke here.) Now the highlight for everyone in line is seeing who will step in it. Welcome to 2017 in a nutshell.

There's some great photos out there but her reaction to being handed a check for $3.7 million takes the cake.

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This will make for a great 30 for 30 one day.

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When you walk up to accept your diploma and spot the professors who almost failed you.

The chair’s ego in this situation not only penalized Serena Williams but also deprived Naomi Osaka of the spotlight (and smile) she deserved. #USOpen 

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When your teammate puts you on blast in front of the media.

Vin Scully's final message as he signs off on his final broadcast.

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