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  • Batkid's adventures become national feel-good moment

    Batkid's adventures become national feel-good moment
    SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....
  • Daily Dodger in Review: The Edinson Volquez experiment

    Daily Dodger in Review: The Edinson Volquez experiment
    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,...
  • Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball

    Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball
    Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember — the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies — remains the essence of who he is and what he will always...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw headlines players filing for arbitration

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw headlines players filing for arbitration
    It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration. Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...
  • Dodgers close to a two-year deal with left-hander J.P. Howell

    Dodgers close to a two-year deal with left-hander J.P. Howell
    The Dodgers are close to re-signing left-hander J.P. Howell to a two-year, $11.25-million contract, according to a person who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been finalized. The prospective deal would include a $6....
  • Former 49ers remember Candlestick Park, about to see its last game

    Former 49ers remember Candlestick Park, about to see its last game
    For decades, Candlestick Park has felt as ancient as Jurassic Park. Now, with the San Francisco 49ers set to say goodbye to their slouching home, and move next season to a shiny new stadium half an hour down the peninsula, the memories are bubbling...
  • Oddmakers like Dodgers to win World Series, but is that a good thing?

    Oddmakers like Dodgers to win World Series, but is that a good thing?
    Despite a hole in the infield and a depleted bench, the Dodgers already have the makeup of a playoff team. And with pitching a key factor in postseason success, it's not surprising that bookies are listing the Clayton Kershaw-led Dodgers as favorites to...
  • For Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, liberal causes are no joke

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Ammiano used to tell a joke about blood. This was in the early 1980s, years before he became a politician, and AIDS was just beginning to terrorize San Francisco. Ammiano, then a gay activist and stand-up comic, riffed off...
  • The team nickname game

    The team nickname game
    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...
  • Red Sox hold ace-high hand as Jon Lester beats Cardinals

    Red Sox hold ace-high hand as Jon Lester beats Cardinals
    ST. LOUIS — This was baseball the old-fashioned way. None of this nonsense about a quality start. None of this feel-good stuff about keeping your team in the ballgame. These were two of the finest pitchers in baseball taking the reins and not...
  • TV ratings: World Series finale draws 18 million in early numbers

    TV ratings: World Series finale draws 18 million in early numbers
    The World Series ended Wednesday night with a victory for the Boston Red Sox and what looks to be the most-watched Fall Classic game since 2011.  The Red Sox handily beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 to win the series, and the match-up drew about...