| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:58 PM
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....
| 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 13, 2014
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:53 PM
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....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:03 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:05 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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...