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  • Angels' C.J. Wilson is pounded by Rays in return from DL

    Like Oakland and Detroit, the Angels added a veteran left-hander to the rotation this past week, one whose resume stacks up nicely against those of Jon Lester and David Price, the aces who were traded Thursday to the Athletics and Tigers, respectively....
  • On The Fly: Crushing Loss For Sun In L.A.

    With Magic Johnson in attendance and a playoff spot very much on the line, the Connecticut Sun may have suffered the most stinging regular-season defeat in their history Sunday at the Staples Center. The Sun, ahead by six with 29.8 seconds to play,...
  • Yankees rally past Red Sox 8-7

    By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON — If the New York Yankees make it to the postseason in Derek Jeter's grand finale, they might be able to point to Sunday night as a key to their run. New York came from behind three times and scored an 8-7...
  • On The Fly: Spurs Make Hammon First Female Full-Time Assistant

    Longtime WNBA player Becky Hammon, who is retiring after this season with the San Antonio Stars, will be an assistant coach with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. She'll be the first female full-time assistant on an NBA coaching staff. Kudos to Spurs...
  • Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3

    Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3
    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Jason Grilli came into a tie game in the sixth inning and five batters later Oakland had a two-run lead on an infield single, Sam Fuld's triple to right-center and Andy Parrino's scoring fly ball. The Angels didn't quit,...
  • On The Fly: Drummond Deserving Of USA Roster Spot

    Andre Drummond was selected to fill the 12th and final spot on the USA Basketball roster. It's a great accomplishment for the man from Middletown, who attended Capital Prep-Hartford, St. Thomas More and UConn before going to the NBA. "Maybe it kind of...
  • Game sails away from Angels

    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Joe Smith sailed a two-out pitch to the backstop, allowing Coco Crisp to score the winning run from third in the eighth inning. Crisp had greeted Smith with a single to center and worked his way to third on a pair of...
  • Angels allow A's to pull even

    Angels allow A's to pull even
    It took the Angels more than three years to climb alone to the top of the American League West, a summit they had last reached in May 2011. But they needed only six days to lose their footing and slip back into a first-place tie with the Oakland...
  • Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3

    Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3
    AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in...
  • Are the Dodgers about to pay big for trying to have it both ways?

    The Dodgers were built to win now. Weren’t they? The Dodgers have a talent-laden lineup, stars in the rotation, closers galore and the biggest payroll in baseball. “It’s World Series or bust,” Clayton Kershaw said recently on...
  • Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?

    Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?
    Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification. There...