| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:29 PM
There was nothing surprising about Don Mattingly's recent criticism of the Dodgers, other than perhaps the decision to use an obscenity to describe the team.
Mattingly tried something like this early last year, when the Dodgers were playing even worse...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:49 AM
When Manny Ramirez was with the Boston Red Sox in 2004, he once went up to the team's traveling secretary, Jack McCormick, and asked for 16 tickets to a game. McCormick told him it was too late to fulfill such a request, angering Ramirez, who yelled at...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves."
— David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Dodgers have finally found something they are willing to fight for.
But on Tuesday night, it was the wrong thing.
In a brawl that will undoubtedly cost them suspensions that could even include their best player -- what was Swingin' Clayton Kershaw...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
| Jan 14, 2013
SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic — The lanky 15-year-old and I didn't share a full language, but on a breezy, balmy November night, we shared at least two words.
“Junior Lake?” I asked of the man in the home team's batting...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:10 PM
In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal.
So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there.
His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:54 PM
(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones:
Aug 22 - A jar of androstenedione is discovered in the locker of St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, who admits he uses the steroids precursor. McGwire goes on to hit a then Major...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday.
A quick primer.
Lakers vs. Bulls
The Lakers won NBA playoff series...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Hanley Ramirez was ready to return to the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday just as Andre Ethier was scratched.
Ethier had tightness in his left calf, the result of being hit by a pitch nine days earlier, and the outfielder was sent to a doctor, Manager Don...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:23 PM
It took six minutes and a dozen questions before his name came up in Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly’s pregame interview Friday. That may have been a record.
“So how do you communicate with Puig?” one reporter asked.
The Dodgers rookie...