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Sports Log: Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant returns to practice for first time since tearing Achilles’ tendon

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Kobe Bryant returned to practice with the Lakers on Saturday in El Segundo, Calif., for the first time since he tore his Achilles’ tendon seven months ago. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history hadn’t worked out with his teammates since getting hurt in April during a game against Golden State. He has been running on a treadmill for several weeks, but had done few basketball workouts. Bryant has given no timetable for his return to the court, but had previously said he’ll need significant practice time before getting into game shape. ‘‘He looked good and did a few moves I didn’t expect him to do right away,’’ said Lakers center Pau Gasol. ‘‘I’m very happy for him and for us, and definitely looking forward to when he’ll play in a game.’’ Los Angeles also is without guard Steve Nash, who has nerve root irritation

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