| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:14 PM
It's baseball season.
For the sports fan in Los Angeles, the change of seasons used to be as reliable as nature. After the Super Bowl, we would turn our attention to basketball, to anticipate a championship run from UCLA, then from the Lakers.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Mark Trumbo by agreeing Thursday to a $4.8-million, one-year contract with the outfielder.
Arizona acquired Trumbo from the Los Angeles Angels in December in a three-team trade that also included the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:02 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Angels could fill both vacancies in their starting rotation in one trade.
They are in talks to acquire Tyler Skaggs from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Hector Santiago from the Chicago White Sox in a three-way trade that...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Magglio Ordonez has transformed from an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball to a mayor of a city in his native Venezuela in just a year's time.
The former player for the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers was elected mayor of Sotillo, an...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:51 PM
RONALD BELISARIO, 31, reliever
Final 2013 stats: 5-7, 3.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, .274 opponent batting average, 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 77 games.
Contract status: Dodgers did not tender him a contract last month and he became a free agent....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks is making himself available for the NFL draft.
The Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver, Cooks set Pac-12 Conference records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards for the Beavers this season....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
The final act of Greg Maddux's distinguished career was an ignoble one. He wandered in from the Dodgers' bullpen in the third inning, with his team losing. He departed in the fifth inning, his team even further behind.
"A very special day for me,"...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:44 PM
The Angels did not meet with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka in Los Angeles last week, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed, an indication that the team might not be a serious bidder for the 25-year-old right-hander.
Tanaka spent three...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Part of the fun of being a sports fan is team nicknames, which can range from the fitting to the fictitious; from the serious to the sarcastic. With that as a guide, and in no particular order, here are some of the best — and worst — sports...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...