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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Umpire Wally Bell dies less than a week after working in MLB playoffs

    Umpire Wally Bell dies less than a week after working in MLB playoffs
    Wally Bell had been a member part of an officiating crew for the Major League Baseball playoffs last week. And there was a space for the veteran umpire as the crew for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series lined up Tuesday afternoon. But...
  • TV ratings: 'Super Fun Night' slips, 'Modern Family' wins demo

    TV ratings: 'Super Fun Night' slips, 'Modern Family' wins demo
    Wednesday night was pretty fun for ABC in the ratings, though Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" continued to lose viewers in its third week.  Last night's Halloween-themed episode of the comedy, about a group of shut-ins who decide to party beyond...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...