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  • Adrian Gonzalez's three home runs power Dodgers past Padres, 7-4

    Adrian Gonzalez's three home runs power Dodgers past Padres, 7-4
    If the season-opening series against the San Diego Padres confirmed the reality that Matt Kemp was no longer playing for the Dodgers, it also offered a spectacular reminder that Adrian Gonzalez still was. Gonzalez homered three times in a game for the...
  • Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins

    Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins
    Big day today. The national championship gameĀ  in the NCAA tournament and the full rollout of Major League Baseball for 2015. Yes, there was a game on Sunday night in Chicago, but this is really Opening Day. From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, here's the...
  • Padres positioned to make big noise in NL West after whirlwind winter

    Padres positioned to make big noise in NL West after whirlwind winter
    These should be the big, bold, brash San Diego Padres. They always could pitch. Now they can hit. Now they can win. You do not import an entire outfield of sluggers — Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton — and talk gingerly of hoping to...
  • Jimmy Rollins starts anew with Dodgers

    PHOENIX Jimmy Rollins sat at his corner locker stall and nodded toward one locker designated for Yasiel Puig and another belonging to Clayton Kershaw. "You've got 66 and 22. Those are the stars," Rollins said, referring to the players by their uniform...
  • Al Rosen dies at 91; baseball star was MVP and Executive of the Year

    Al Rosen dies at 91; baseball star was MVP and Executive of the Year
    Baseball slugger and front office executive Al "Flip" Rosen, the only person to win both the Most Valuable Player and Executive of the Year awards, died Friday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 91. He died of natural causes, said his...
  • MLB hopes to add excitement on season's final day with simultaneous starts

    MLB hopes to add excitement on season's final day with simultaneous starts
    With five playoff spots in each league, there is a good chance that a race or two extends to the last game of the season. In an effort to amplify the drama, Major League Baseball has scheduled every game on the final day of the regular season to start...
  • Dodgers need to be seen, not just heard about

    Dodgers need to be seen, not just heard about
    Hey, did you see all the cool new things happening with the Dodgers in spring training? Joc Pederson gets five hits in his first seven at-bats? The melding of the double-play combo of Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick? The lovable journeyman David...
  • Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers

    Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers
    MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester downplayed the suggestion that his success is tied solely to catcher David Ross. “I think a lot of that stuff is getting overblown now,” Lester said Saturday. “It kind of makes it sound like I can’t...
  • Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California

    Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California
    Jimmy Rollins savors a bite of bacon at his locker, then steals a quick glimpse at the bright blue No. 11 uniform hanging behind him. It's before 8 a.m. in the desert and the veteran shortstop becomes a bit poetic about it all, the cross-country move back...
  • Everth Cabrera will have to earn Opening Day roster spot, Buck Showalter says

    Everth Cabrera will have to earn Opening Day roster spot, Buck Showalter says
    The Orioles’ pending deal with infielder Everth Cabrera is expected to be finalized Wednesday as the team officially kicks off spring training with its first full-squad workout of the season. But when Cabrera arrives, he will do so with few...
  • Anticipating the Dodgers' spring training like never before

    Anticipating the Dodgers' spring training like never before
    Come on, come one, come on. Can we do this already? This waiting has been a killer. Spring training should have started last week, or maybe last month. It’s supposed to be the same every year, but for some reason this spring’s start seemed...