Politics
Employees at Trump's California golf course say he wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough

MLB

MLB NEWS

  • Nationals lose catcher Ramos

    Nationals lose catcher Ramos

    The Washington Nationals’ World Series hopes took a serious blow Tuesday when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.  Ramos is out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, taking one of the most valuable players and a consistent power bat out of...

  • Dodgers rookie Julio Urias is in the mix for playoff rotation

    Dodgers rookie Julio Urias is in the mix for playoff rotation

    After keeping rookie pitcher Julio Urias on ice for a couple of weeks, the Dodgers have brought him back into the starting rotation for Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres, and Manager Dave Roberts listed Urias as a candidate to start in the playoffs. “It’s still on the table,” Roberts...

  • Friend texted worries about boating with Marlins' Jose Fernandez on morning of fatal crash

    Friend texted worries about boating with Marlins' Jose Fernandez on morning of fatal crash

    Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. A friend of one of the victims said he warned him against the post-midnight trip, and Marlins...

  • Garrett Richards gets set to face hitters as Angels defeat Athletics, 2-1

    Garrett Richards gets set to face hitters as Angels defeat Athletics, 2-1

    For one more week, the Angels’ games will continue under a shroud of irrelevance, destined to be forgotten by the morning after they occur, if not before. The franchise’s future is not at stake within these last games. It will be, far more, on Wednesday afternoon at Angel Stadium, when right-hander...

  • Dee Gordon provides unlikely tribute after Jose Fernandez's death

    Dee Gordon provides unlikely tribute after Jose Fernandez's death

    In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday's mournful game.  After one pitch, Gordon switched to his customary left side — and homered in the first at-bat for Miami since the death of Fernandez in a boating...

  • Solo home runs lead Astros to 4-1 win over Angels

    Solo home runs lead Astros to 4-1 win over Angels

    Defensively speaking, the Los Angeles Angels showed up to play Sunday.  The same could not be said of the offense.  Starter Daniel Wright gave up two home runs, and the Angels' bats fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros that ended a four-game winning streak.  “Defensively, we played a very...

  • Jose Fernandez's death is especially heartbreaking for Cubans and Cuban Americans

    Jose Fernandez's death is especially heartbreaking for Cubans and Cuban Americans

    He hugged his grandmother and it was as if we were hugging our own. He cried in her arms and he shed the same tears Cubans have been shedding for 57 years of family separation. The video of Jose Fernandez breaking down at the sight of the grandmother he hadn’t seen in the six years since he fled...

  • A shaken Yasiel Puig dedicates Sunday's game to fallen friend Jose Fernandez

    A shaken Yasiel Puig dedicates Sunday's game to fallen friend Jose Fernandez

    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig cried Sunday as he discussed the sudden death of his friend and Cuban countryman, Miami Marlins ace José Fernández, and said he would dedicate today's game to him. Fernández, who was 24, and two others were killed in a boat crash near Miami early Sunday morning. The...

  • What Vin Scully means to me

    What Vin Scully means to me

    Dodgers Dugout newsletter writer Houston Mitchell got hundreds of responses after he asked readers to send in stories about what Vin Scully means to them. Here are some of the best: Help with a report about Jackie Robinson The grandson of Vin Scully attended the same elementary school as my children. ...

  • Timeline of Vin Scully's life/career, for 9/25

    Timeline of Vin Scully's life/career, for 9/25

    Nov. 29, 1927: Vin Scully is born in the Bronx. 1949: Scully begins his professional broadcasting career as a fill-in announcer for WTOP in Washington, D.C. Nov. 12 , 1949: With all the more experienced announcers sick or occupied, Scully does play-by-play for the Maryland-Boston University football...

  • How Vin Scully helped me learn English and kept my Mexican American family together

    How Vin Scully helped me learn English and kept my Mexican American family together

    When your parents are immigrants, you generally grow up speaking their language, be it Cantonese or Mandarin, Korean, Armenian or Spanish. You close your eyes, drift into slumber, and that language carries you into your dreams. But there comes a point where one door closes and another opens. You...

  • 'The best that ever will be': Sports broadcasters reminisce about legendary play-by-play man Vin Scully

    'The best that ever will be': Sports broadcasters reminisce about legendary play-by-play man Vin Scully

    Al Michaels graduated from Los Angeles Hamilton High in 1962 and majored in radio and television at Arizona State, but the lessons that best prepared him for a five-decade career in sports broadcasting began when he was 6 years old in New York City. That was in 1950, when the Brooklyn Dodgers hired...

  • 1950: Our world when Scully started with Dodgers

    1950: Our world when Scully started with Dodgers

    What the world was like in 1950, when Vin Scully began his Dodgers career: President: Harry Truman. World Series champion: New York Yankees. NL MVP: Jim Konstanty, Philadephia. AL MVP: Phil Rizzuto, New York. Notable rookies in 1950: Joe Adcock, Gus Bell, Whitey Ford, Vern Law. Ballplayers born...

  • Vin Scully's support team is thankful for the memories of working with a master

    Vin Scully's support team is thankful for the memories of working with a master

    Listen to Vin Scully tell a story over the radio or television and it’s as if he is talking directly to you. More likely, the person he was actually speaking to was Brian Hagan, a 56-year-old statistician who sits in the second row of the television broadcast booth. When Scully shares an anecdote,...

  • When Scully is telling a story, it's only fair that the baseballs head foul

    When Scully is telling a story, it's only fair that the baseballs head foul

    It has been the most compelling part of every Dodgers game for the past 67 years. A batter will step out of the box to adjust his gloves. The pitcher will step down from the mound to rub the ball. The umpire will take off his mask to wipe his brow. And then, like a sprinkling of glitter  across...

  • Dodgers fans vote on Scully's top calls

    Dodgers fans vote on Scully's top calls

    The Dodgers asked their fans to vote on Vin Scully’s top calls over the years. Here are the results: :: No. 20 (May 22, 1999): Mark McGwire homers over the roof. “Let’s see where that goes. It hit the top of the roof! Whoa!” :: No. 19 (July 22, 2009): Manny Ramirez’s pinch-hit bobbleslam.  “That’s...

  • Three calls that are arguably Vin Scully's all-time best

    Three calls that are arguably Vin Scully's all-time best

    His favorite call It’s a round number, and it’s astounding: Vin Scully has called close to 10,000 Dodgers games. To ask Scully to identify his favorite call — one call, from one of those thousands of games — would appear to be a question best suited for one of his famously diplomatic answers. How,...

  • Vin Scully is a voice for the ages

    Vin Scully is a voice for the ages

    The plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport, the shuttle stops at your car, the long trip is over, but everything feels a little strange until you turn on the radio and hear the voice that wraps you in a welcome. “Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may...

  • After 67 years of greatness calling Dodgers games, Vin Scully just wants to be remembered as a good man

    After 67 years of greatness calling Dodgers games, Vin Scully just wants to be remembered as a good man

    The young man bid his mother farewell. It was his first day on the job, and he had a train to catch. He was 10 months out of college, still living with his parents. The train carried him from New York to Philadelphia, and a taxi delivered him to Shibe Park. It was opening day, the third Tuesday...

  • Dodgers beat the Rockies, 14-1, but remain one game away from clinching NL West

    Dodgers beat the Rockies, 14-1, but remain one game away from clinching NL West

    Dodger Stadium’s National League scoreboard, along its right-field wall between digital and analog advertisements, is within Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts’ normal field of vision from his perch atop the home dugout.  So Roberts wasn’t saying much when he said Saturday that he would keep one eye...

  • Angels again rally late to hurt the Astros' wild-card chances

    Angels again rally late to hurt the Astros' wild-card chances

    Kole Calhoun had three hits and two RBIs, and the Los Angeles Angels scored nine runs in the final two innings to rally for the second consecutive game in a 10-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.  It's the third straight victory in this series for the Angels, who scored six runs...

  • Dodgers will skip Rich Hill's next start out of precaution

    Dodgers will skip Rich Hill's next start out of precaution

    The Dodgers will skip Rich Hill’s spot in thestarting rotation Sunday and turn to Brandon McCarthy instead. Hill, the 36-year-old left-hander acquired Aug. 1 from Oakland, will start Oct. 1 or 2 in San Francisco, during the season’s final series. Manager Dave Roberts had hinted for several days...

  • There's no calling the American League MVP race at this point

    There's no calling the American League MVP race at this point

    In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. “I try to be the best player in the league every year,” he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether “best” and “most valuable” are the same thing. If enough...

  • Scott Kazmir might be done but Dodgers near closer to clincher

    Scott Kazmir might be done but Dodgers near closer to clincher

    At 7:10 p.m. Friday night at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir hiked up his right leg, uncorked his body, and delivered a pitch to Yasmani Grandal. And then he turned around and waited, and eventually repeated the exercise. His warmup sessions, already extended earlier this season because...

  • Angels rally in the ninth for 10-6 win over Astros

    Angels rally in the ninth for 10-6 win over Astros

    Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Rafael Ortega had three RBIs during a six-run ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Angels over the Houston Astros 10-6 on Friday night.  Houston fell 2 1/2 games behind the Tigers for the second AL wild card, a tough blow after clawing back with...

  • Vin Scully enjoys his thanksgiving in September as Dodgers pay tribute

    Vin Scully enjoys his thanksgiving in September as Dodgers pay tribute

    The Dodgers rolled out the blue carpet for Vin Scully, literally. They rolled out the dignitaries too, and the videos, and even a symphony orchestra. At its heart, however, the Vin Scully tribute Friday was the world’s biggest thank-you card, come to life. The greatest broadcaster in baseball history...

  • Dodgers report: Versatile Chris Taylor added to the roster

    Dodgers report: Versatile Chris Taylor added to the roster

    Infielder Chris Taylor joined the Dodgers on Friday. Manager Dave Roberts was uncertain how he would deploy the 39th player on his roster but adamant he would find some way. “He can play anywhere,” Roberts said. Acquired from Seattle for former first-round pick Zach Lee and once a top prospect...

  • In his words: Vin Scully shares his 'Thanksgiving' with Dodger Stadium crowd

    In his words: Vin Scully shares his 'Thanksgiving' with Dodger Stadium crowd

    At exactly 7:19 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2016, Vin Scully did what he has done for 67 years: He leaned into a microphone.  Scully wore a dark-blue suit, light-blue shirt and a striped blue tie. He thanked the roaring crowd repeatedly. He stood some 40 feet in front of the Dodger Stadium mound — the same...

  • Mariners' Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season after controversial tweets

    Mariners' Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season after controversial tweets

    Seattle catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by the Mariners on Friday, a day after he apologized for a pair of controversial tweets he posted on the violent protests in Charlotte, N.C., and the Black Lives Matter movement. One of those tweets stated...

  • Around the Horn: What's wrong with Bryce Harper?

    Around the Horn: What's wrong with Bryce Harper?

    Washington’s Bryce Harper is hitting .216 with only five homers since the All-Star break, but despite a published report, his poor hitting apparently has nothing to do with a shoulder injury. “I don’t know where they got that from,” Manager Dusty Baker said. “Bryce said it didn’t come from him....

  • Dodgers and Yasmani Grandal have a grand time in Brett Anderson's return

    Dodgers and Yasmani Grandal have a grand time in Brett Anderson's return

    Because they have continually secured victories at a respectable pace throughout the season and their rival San Francisco Giants have not, the Dodgers need not worry about winning each of their remaining games. Inside their clubhouse Thursday at Dodger Stadium, their players discussed the possibility...

  • Mets scratch Steven Matz from Friday start

    Mets scratch Steven Matz from Friday start

    The New York Mets say left-hander Steven Matz will miss his scheduled start Friday because of shoulder soreness.  Matz (9-8, 3.40 ERA) hasn't pitched since Aug. 14 because of tightness in his left shoulder. He was penciled in to return on Sept. 1 but scratched after feeling discomfort when playing...

86°