| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The players suspended Monday for what Major League Baseball said were violations of rules banning the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the remainder of this season and all of 2014, pending an expected appeal. The...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:26 PM
OAKLAND — The Angels can't come close to matching the Oakland Athletics in volume of talented young starting pitchers, but in Garrett Richards, they have an arm that can cut into the deficit.
Richards, mixing a 94-mph fastball with a sharp...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra were in a celebratory mood after being chosen No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, during Major League Baseball's first-year player draft on Thursday.
Bickford, a 6-foot-4...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Two Southern California high school prospects, pitcher Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and first baseman Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra, were selected No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, on Thursday during the MLB draft for first-year...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Life is so good to the Dodgers these days that they can laugh at their mistakes.
Actually, life is better than that. The Dodgers can hold a ceremony to laugh at their mistakes.
And so it was that, after Saturday's 5-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false statements that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint was filed in a federal district court in Florida....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Whether by injury or ineffectiveness, nearly all fantasy owners have gaps in their lineups that need to be plugged. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at a few players who can be cheap solutions.
New York Mets | SP
Talk about taking a...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:40 PM
He was once the face of college basketball, Hoosiers personified, a small-town kid who this spring brought a smile, a swagger and a national championship resume to the UCLA program.
Yet before he even coached one practice, someone had created a Facebook...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:26 PM
The Dodgers play very good baseball. Wednesday, they also did some pretty nifty dance steps.
Call it the Yasiel Puig two-step.
On a day when Ricky Nolasco pitched his second straight gem, the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-0, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:08 PM
With apologies to Cincinnati, the Dodgers are beginning to resemble a big blue machine.
The Dodgers might not have the top-to-bottom firepower of the 1970s Reds, but the Dodgers' winning ways are becoming so consistent they're starting to have a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
This is real.
To those sitting in Dodger Stadium late Wednesday night as another comeback victory filled the joint with a dizzying chill, the conclusion was inescapable.
For those who kicked over their long-empty plastic cups and nacho trays when...