| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:29 AM
After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint to replace my BlackBerry.
The Skinny: My BlackBerry's bad habit of freezing went from annoying to unacceptable when it froze in the middle of the night and my alarm didn't go off. And yes, I still have a...
| Feb 9, 2014
Sochi weather: A chart on weekend weather in Sochi, Russia, in the Feb. 8 Sochi Olympics section gave the predicted temperatures as a high of 12 and low of 6 on Saturday, and a high of 14 and low of 8 on Sunday. Those figures were in Celsius. The...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Matt Kemp said Saturday he might not be ready to play on opening day, insisting he didn't want to repeat the mistake he made last year of rushing back from injuries.
The Dodgers are starting their season about a week earlier than usual, with a two-...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| 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 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
We're getting down to it with our reviews, only three more to go.
EDISON VOLQUEZ, 33, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 9-12, 5.71 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings (0-2/4.18/1.18/8.4 as a Dodger).
Contract status: free agent,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Think it would be an unfair advantage for the Dodgers to have Clayton Kershaw on the mound in three different 2014 openers? All with at least four days' rest?
It could happen, at least in theory, after it was announced Thursday the Dodgers-Padres game...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Longtime announcer for Padres
Jerry Coleman, 89, the longtime voice of the San Diego Padres and a former major league ballplayer whose career was interrupted by combat in two wars, died at a hospital Sunday, the team announced....
| 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
| 4:41 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The San Diego Padres expect to retain third baseman Chase Headley, a person familiar with the team's thinking said Sunday at baseball's winter meetings.
Headley is eligible for free agency after next season. He and the Padres...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:05 PM
ADRIAN GONZALEZ, 31, first base
Final 2013 stats: .293 batting average, 22 home runs, 100 RBI, 32 doubles, 69 runs, and .342 on-base and .461 slugging percentages, while playing in 157 games.
Contract status: Under contract for another five years...