Dan Haren fiddled his thumb and cracked his knuckles restively in the Dodgers' clubhouse. Approaching the All-Star break, Haren hasn?t pitched to his expectations, and perhaps he is starting to grow restless.
Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder.
The Dodgers will rest Hanley Ramirez after the shortstop received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder Thursday night, Manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Ramirez is not in the starting lineup against the Padres but could be available later in the game.
To judge Mo Martin only by her stature (she's 5 feet 2 before she puts on her golf shoes) or by her career victories (one, her women's British Open triumph this month) would be to completely miss why the former UCLA standout is so heartily worth appreciating and applauding.
A day that started with the Dodgers thinking of moving Yasiel Puig to center field ended with a 12-7 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates that presented them with reasons to explore how they could upgrade their pitching staff.
Donald Sterling opened a third legal front Tuesday in his fight to maintain control of the Clippers, alleging in another lawsuit that he remained the team's rightful owner and demanding that his wife's $2-billion sale of the team to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer be...
AJ McCarron might have come off as a bit arrogant before last week's NFL draft, predicting that he would be picked somewhere in the first or early in the second round. Well, that didn't quite happen. The former Alabama quarterback slipped all the way to the fifth round, finally going to Cincinnati with the 164th overall pick. So now that McCarron finds himself behind Bengals starter Andy Dalton (and possibly veteran Jason Campbell) on the depth chart, the man who led the Crimson Tide to two national titles as starting quarterback says he is fine with taking on a lesser role -- perhaps a much lesser role -- for the time being. "I know my role. I'm a rookie on this...