Wakeup Call: Dodgers go all in with Kershaw

Wakeup Call: Dodgers go all in with Kershaw
January 16, 2014, 9:00 am

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Thursday, January 16:

BASEBALL

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

GOLF

HOCKEY

OLYMPICS

  • It'll be hard for Sidney Crosby to top, or even match, his last Olympic experience -- scoring the gold-medal-winning goal in overtime in his home country -- but he can't wait to try in Sochi. (AP)

  • The Russians choose Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk as their captain. (AP)

  • Lindsey Vonn has surgery and sets her sights on 2015. (NBC's Olympic Talk)

PRO BASKETBALL

  • Even Greg Oden's debut can't prevent the Heat from losing their third in a row. (AP)

  • And the Wizards mocked their fans -- at least the ones wearing Miami garb at the Verizon Center -- with its "Bandwagon Cam." Man, that's outstanding! (CSN Washington)

  • Doc Rivers serenading his players with his version of "Don't stop believing" paid big dividends for the Clippers last night. (AP)

  • The difference between the Suns and the Lakers in a nutshell: After Phoenix' Alex Len got involved in an altercation with L.A.'s Nick Young during the Suns' win last night, not only did the Suns have Len's back but teammate Gerald Green later said he'd pay any fine the NBA slaps onto Len. And Young complained because none of his teammates came to his aid, saying, "What I'm mad about is it was 1-on-5." Tough times, Laker Nation. Tough times. (AP)

  • So that's why . . . (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

PRO FOOTBALL

TENNIS

  • Novak Djokovic just keeps on rolling. (AP)

  • Don't ask me how she did it, but Maria Sharapova not only survived a 3 1/2-hour match in 109-degree heat, she won. (AP)