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  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw frustrated after another disappointing start

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw frustrated after another disappointing start
    PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw’s second start of the spring didn’t go any better than the first, leaving the reigning Cy Young Award-winner visibly frustrated. “Physically, I feel great,” Kershaw said. “I don’t...
  • Dodgers tie Padres in Josh Beckett's debut

    Dodgers tie Padres in Josh Beckett's debut
    Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 3 AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon tripled in a run. Hanley Ramirez collected his first hit of the spring, a single to right field in the third inning. Top outfield prospect Joc Pederson drew walks in each of his two plate...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form

    Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels might be all about Mike Trout this and Mike Trout that, but Albert Pujols scoffed at the suggestion that he might be motivated by all that Trout has accomplished. "I don't need to compare with anybody, buddy," Pujols said...
  • Joe Blanton takes 'step forward' in Angels' 3-2 loss to Athletics

    Joe Blanton takes 'step forward' in Angels' 3-2 loss to Athletics
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- As the Angels identify their starting rotation, Joe Blanton is on the outside looking in. Blanton lost his spot in the rotation last season. If he pitches well this spring and the Angels still like their starting five, they might be able...
  • Angels lose to Mariners, 5-3

    Angels lose to Mariners, 5-3
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- The first at-bat went well for the Angels. Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners’ $240-million man, could haunt the Angels this season. On Saturday, facing the Angels for the first time in a Seattle uniform, Cano struck out...
  • For Angels and Mike Trout, money could buy happiness, and risk

    For Angels and Mike Trout, money could buy happiness, and risk
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout could be the next to join baseball's growing fraternity of young stars who sign long-term contracts before they reach arbitration or free agency; the center fielder is in negotiations with the Angels on an extension that is...
  • Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque

    Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque
    After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...
  • Stat-conscious NBA switches to the (advanced) metric system

    Stat-conscious NBA switches to the (advanced) metric system
    Facing the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows in their office, Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang can catch a glimpse of Staples Center. To see the future of the NBA they only have to swivel their heads. Whiteboards inside their office are filled with...
  • Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo
    The Texas Rangers acquired the missing piece to their powerful offense Saturday by adding former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $130-million contract. After trading second baseman Ian Kinsler, their...
  • Agent believes Dodgers' Matt Kemp will be traded

    Agent believes Dodgers' Matt Kemp will be traded
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Matt Kemp doesn't want to go anywhere, but his agent is convinced the Dodgers will trade him this off-season. "I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen," said Dave Stewart, the former major league pitcher who represents Kemp....
  • Others spend big on free agents, but A's do well with limited budget

    Others spend big on free agents, but A's do well with limited budget
      At the end of perhaps the most frenzied December shopping day in baseball history, the New York Yankees did two things they do very well: steal the headlines and spend a lot of money. The Miami Marlins jumped back into the free-agent waters. The...