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  • John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers

    John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers
    DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park. But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. With Verlander continuing the...
  • For the Detroit Tigers, it was a shot to their psyches

    For the Detroit Tigers, it was a shot to their psyches
    When the Detroit Tigers take the field Tuesday afternoon, check out their eyes. Expect blank faces, distant stares. Their most important need going into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series may not be great pitching and hitting. It may be...
  • TV ratings: Football and baseball playoff games top Sunday

    TV ratings: Football and baseball playoff games top Sunday
    Sports dominated Sunday night television ratings, with football on NBC and baseball playoffs on Fox.  On NBC's "Sunday Night Football," the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 31-16, and the game drew 19.6-million viewers in prime time,...
  • David Ortiz spurs Red Sox to 6-5 comeback victory over Tigers

    David Ortiz spurs Red Sox to 6-5 comeback victory over Tigers
    BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song: "Don't worry about a thing …" The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
  • Dodgers-Cardinals NLCS game times announced

    Dodgers-Cardinals NLCS game times announced
    The Dodgers and Cardinals will open the National League championship series on Friday in St. Louis with a game scheduled to start at 5 p.m. PDT. The series stays in St. Louis for Game 2 on Saturday, scheduled to begins at 1 p.m. PDT When the series...
  • Angels and some fans could take a lesson from Red Sox and their fans

    Angels and some fans could take a lesson from Red Sox and their fans
    This column is a high-five to Boston Red Sox fans and their baseball organization. It is also a wrinkled brow and shake of the head to the same groups of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Sunday night, before the last regular-season game at Fenway Park...
  • Dee Gordon could be a factor in the postseason for Dodgers

    Dee Gordon could be a factor in the postseason for Dodgers
    Dee Gordon has barely played for the Dodgers since he was recalled from the minor leagues Sept. 1, but he could still figure into Manager Don Mattingly's postseason plans. Mattingly said Gordon could be used the way base-stealing sensation Billy...
  • Michael Young supplies qualities that stat sheets can't measure

    Michael Young supplies qualities that stat sheets can't measure
    Josh Hamilton was still getting the hang of being a big leaguer. Hamilton showed up in the majors belatedly but abruptly, after a three-year suspension for drug use and 15 games in the minor leagues. The Cincinnati Reds took a flier on him, and he hit...
  • Drug cheats in baseball spur 'what-ifs' from opposing players

    Drug cheats in baseball spur 'what-ifs' from opposing players
    The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in. John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...
  • Christina Aguilera ranked worst national anthem singer

    Christina Aguilera ranked worst national anthem singer
    Oh, say -- can they sing? Apparently not. Or at least not the ever-challenging national anthem in high-profile performances. According to a new survey ranking the worst renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Christina Aguilera sits at the top -- or...
  • Kings vs. Blackhawks: Next chapter in Los Angeles-Chicago rivalry

    Kings vs. Blackhawks: Next chapter in Los Angeles-Chicago rivalry
    Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday. A quick primer. Lakers vs. Bulls The Lakers won  NBA playoff series...