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  • Back to basics for Cubs' batters in 2015

    Back to basics for Cubs' batters in 2015
    MILWAUKEE – The offensive shortcomings suffered Saturday night merely reinforced what manager Rick Renteria wants to accomplish heading into the 2015 season with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs’ 2-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers marked the...
  • Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Manager Kirk Gibson on Friday, one day after hiring Dave Stewart as their new general manager. The decision to fire Gibson -- and bench coach Alan Trammell -- was announced not by Stewart but by Tony La Russa, the...
  • On The Fly: Welcome To Ryder Cup Fun

    The Ryder Cup begins Friday morning in Gleneagles, Scotland. First to the tee: Good buddies Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson for the U.S., Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson for Europe. Last to the tee: Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley for the U.S., Rory...
  • Hall of Fame inductees anxious over speeches

    Braves pitcher Tom Glavine said he expects to talk longer during his acceptance speech Sunday than former teammate Greg Maddux, who will go first during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "He and I and Frank (Thomas) were talking a little...
  • Thomas thanks many in heartfelt Hall of Fame speech

    Thomas thanks many in heartfelt Hall of Fame speech
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — If you didn't get thanked by Frank Thomas on Sunday, please raise your hand. In a heartfelt speech at his Hall of Fame induction, Thomas made sure not to slight any of his favorite former teammates, coaches or other employees...
  • Young White Sox can gain valuable experience

     Young White Sox can gain valuable experience
    Robin Ventura says his White Sox are not simply all dressed up with nowhere to go. Managers and coaches are fond of saying their team has "no quit in 'em," and that their professional pride and competitive nature won't allow them simply to go through...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
  • Don't expect rant from Frank Thomas in Hall of Fame speech

     Don't expect rant from Frank Thomas in Hall of Fame speech
    Two weeks before his Hall of Fame induction, Frank Thomas is busy putting the finishing touches on his speech. There will be no designated writer brought in to refine Thomas' thoughts. It will be 100 percent pure, unfiltered Frank, just the way he was...
  • Matt Kemp says his agent would be a 'great' GM for Diamondbacks

    Former All-Star pitcher Dave Stewart is a candidate to become the Arizona Diamondbacks’ next general manager and Matt Kemp has mixed feelings about that. Stewart is Kemp’s agent. “If that were to happen, he wouldn’t be my agent...
  • Dan Haren, Matt Kemp help Dodgers beat Diamondbacks, 2-1

    AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers loaded the bases in the first inning, but failed to score. They went ahead, 1-0, in the second when Hanley Ramirez drove in A.J. Ellis with a single to right field. Matt Kemp made it 2-0 in the third with an opposite-field home...
  • Lackey's anger directed at Castro baffles Cubs shortstop

    ST. LOUIS — The Cubs and Cardinals have been hating on each other for 122 years and running, so Sunday afternoon's tete-a-tete between John Lackey and Starlin Castro was nothing new. Just Google "Dusty Baker-Tony La Russa-shouting match" for a...