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Longest Suspensions In Sports History

With the recent season-long suspension of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington making news, let’s take a look at other hefty player suspensions throughout the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.

05/30/2014

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Lakers Officially Waive Metta World Peace

It’s Peace out for the Los Angeles Lakers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2013

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Report: Lakers To Use Amnesty Provision To Cut Metta World Peace

The Orange County Register reports that the team plans to use their amnesty provision to cut Metta from their roster.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/09/2013

Metta World Peace #15 talks with the media during Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on December 11, 2011 in El Segundo, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Metta World Peace Decides Not To Opt Out Of Lakers Contract

Lakers forward Metta World Peace has decided not to opt out of the final year of his contract with the team, according to his agent, Marc Cornstein.

06/25/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 27: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits for the rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on March 27, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Escape Loss Against Minnesota, Stay Full Game Ahead Of Utah

Kobe Bryant looks just fine at playing small forward. Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game there filling in for the injured Metta World Peace to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-117 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, their 22nd straight win over the Timberwolves.

03/27/2013

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Metta World Peace To Have Surgery On Left Knee To Repair His Torn Meniscus, Out 6 Weeks

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and miss the next six weeks.

03/27/2013

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Metta World Peace Has Lateral Meniscus Tear On Left Knee

The Los Angeles Lakers will take another blow after an MRI revealed that Metta World Peace has a lateral meniscus tear on his left knee.

03/26/2013

D.J. Augustin tries to score against Metta World Peace. (credit: Ron Hoskins/National Basketball/Getty Images)

Kobe-Less Lakers Beat Kings, 113-102

Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, beating the Sacramento Kings 113-102 Sunday night for their sixth victory in seven games.

03/17/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to shoot against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers on March 15, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2013 NBAE  (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Leaves Early, But Blake Picks Up Slack To Help Lakers Beat Pacers

Kobe Bryant lasted just one quarter on a severely sprained left ankle, but Dwight Howard completed a go-ahead, three-point play with 90 seconds left Friday night to help the Los Angeles Lakers hold off the Indiana Pacers, 99-93.

03/15/2013

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 7: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics passes the ball to his teammate Jason Collins #98 in front of Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on February 7, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Howard’s Return Was No Help To Lakers As Celtics Dominate116-95

Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Los Angeles Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night, improving to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a torn knee ligament.

02/07/2013

Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a wide-open three-point shot against the Detroit Pistons during the game on February 3, 2013, at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Copyright 2013 NBAE (credit: Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

World Peace Suspended, Howard Out For Lakers

Forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit’s Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

02/05/2013

Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe’s Near Triple-Double Helps Lakers Snap 4-Game Losing Streak With Win Over Jazz

Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 17 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 102-84 on Friday night, snapping a four-game skid.

01/25/2013

TTYM: Nash Commits A Foul On The Sidelines And Aggies Fans Hijack A Liveshot

by:  @TaraLipinsky Darnell Dockett makes a move via Twitter on Miss Alabama, sauced Aggie fans hijack a reporter’s liveshot and Steve Nash commits a foul on the sidelines. Those stories and video of possibly the […]

01/11/2013

Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to members of the media during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on October 1, 2012 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard Ready To Learn From Kobe With Lakers

Dwight Howard flattened the creases across the chest of his brand-new gold jersey and joined his teammates for a group photo, joking around and laughing even while saying cheese.

10/01/2012

The starting five of the Los Angeles Lakers gather for a picture during Media Day at Toyota Sports Center on October 1, 2012 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant: This Team Will Be Most Talented Lakers Team I’ve Ever Been In

Something very special is about to happen this year for the Lakers. Lakers media day has always been exciting in the past, but Monday morning at the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo it went to all whole new level.

10/01/2012

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