1) New Lakers Flagship After more than three decades of broadcasting games over 570 KLAC, Lakers games will be heard over 710 ESPN Radio as of next season.
2) Clipper Miles Ex-Clipper Darius Miles may return to his former team, as he worked out with the squad in Los Angeles last week. Clippers general manager and head coach Mike Dunleavy says a decision may not be made until mid-January.
3) Sai-onara Saito Dodgers closer Takashi Saito became a free agent Dec. 12, when the team opted not to tender him a contract.
4) Five Halos The Angels tendered contracts to all five of its arbitration-eligible players: Chone Figgins, Ervin Santana, Mike Napoli, Maicer Izturis and Robb Quinlan.
5) 160 Million Dollar Man Free agent Mark Teixeira was reportedly offered more than $160 million over eight years to stay with the Angels, according to the team.
6) Brown gets first hat trick. Kings forward Dustin Brown earned his first career hat trick in a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Dec. 12. Alexander Frolov and Anze Kopitar (twice) also scored.
7) Mobley’s heart forces retirement. Former Clipper Cuttino Mobley announced his retirement Dec. 11 after he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Mobley, 33, was traded from the Clippers to New York Nov. 21.
8) Blake returns, Loretta hops on board. The Dodgers retained Casey Blake ($17.5 million, three years) and signed Mark Loretta ($1.25 million, one year), according to Major League Baseball.
9) K-Rod bolts to Big Apple. Closer Francisco Rodriguez ended his Angel career when he reportedly agreed to a three-year, $37 million deal with the New York Mets last week.
10) Circle That Quote “Obviously I hope to play NBA minutes some time this year.” —Former Laker Coby Karl