| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Stanford is in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year, Michigan State for the first time since 1988. Staff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne examine some of the story lines in the 100th Rose Bowl game:
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:14 PM
A checklist for NHL officials as they prepare for the outdoor hockey game Jan. 25 between the Kings and Ducks at Dodger Stadium.
--Make it clear that Stanley Cup is not something players wear.
--Watch for Kirk Gibson toting a ice saw and blow torch for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Bowl Championship Series ranked with the belly putter and designated hitter among sports’ most mocked creations, and often deservedly so. But talk about indelible walk-offs.
As closing scenes go, this was Kirk Gibson taking Dennis Eckersley...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Minutes after their joint news conference announcing a three-team trade at the winter meetings ended last Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., White Sox general manager Rick Hahn inconspicuously approached Diamondbacks counterpart Kevin Towers.
"No one probably...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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They’re huffing and puffing over in Arizona again. They must like to do that in the desert. Guess there’s nothing much else to do but sweat.
The Diamondbacks must really, really want a rivalry with...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The silly swimming pool incident isn't even dry yet and, still, the Arizona Diamondbacks recklessly insist on jumping back into the deep end with the Dodgers.
This time, it's Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers essentially saying that his...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The ball soared off left fielder Carl Crawford's bat once, then twice, into the dimming blue sky.
And each time, the home runs conjured a familiar call for listeners of Spanish-language radio, one that has made its way onto Dodgers shirts and blended...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Momentum is a one-game deal in the playoffs, and as high as the Dodgers were feeling Monday, they were as low after Tuesday.
The Dodgers fell, 4-2, to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, leaving them down...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Hanley Ramirez is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Wednesday, but here's an alternative thought:
Would he be a more dangerous hitter if he wasn't?
When he's in the lineup, the Cardinals know when he's coming and can plan accordingly.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:21 PM
In a year of the improbable, the impossible may have to wait.
On the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's home run Tuesday night, the only fists pumps belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals, and the only brake lights applied were to the Dodgers' journey to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:53 PM
One of Don Baylor’s biggest challenges as the Angels’ new hitting coach will be to help Josh Hamilton regain the swing that made him the American League’s most valuable player in 2010 but deserted him for the first four months of 2013....
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CLERMONT, Fla. — The ring sits in a black box at the bottom of a tan ostrich-skin briefcase, the contents of which have been unchanged for two decades.
This was Tim Crews' briefcase. It once accompanied him to Dodger Stadium. Now it sits buried in...