Lakers coach Frank Vogel shrugged off widespread reports of his job insecurity Wednesday night, saying it's all part of being in charge of a 17-time NBA champion franchise. “In this business and with this team, if you're not winning at a super-high level, you're going to get this type of noise,” Vogel said before the Lakers hosted the Indiana Pacers. Several news outlets with ties to the Lakers' front office reported Tuesday that Vogel's job is in serious jeopardy after his reconfigured roster's 22-22 start to the season.
Lawson Crouse scored a goal and added an assist, and Karel Vejmelka made 35 saves to help lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night. Dysin Mayo, Travis Boyd and Johan Larsson also scored for Arizona, which has won three of its last five games. Loui Eriksson added two assists.
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis said election reform is needed but helped block a voting rights bill on Wednesday, after saying that ending the filibuster would only serve to further divide the parties.