5:36 PM EDT, Mon August 29, 2016
Los Angeles Times 5 hours ago

French soccer club thinks Frank McCourt led Dodgers to 'tremendous economic success'

Olympic de Marseille made some big news Monday regarding former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. Not so much that McCourt is in exclusive discussions to purchase the French Ligue 1 soccer club — billionaires have to do something with their money, don’t they? The big news, at least to folks around here,...

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Arizona Republic 4 hours ago
Derrick Hall selling Paradise Valley home for $2.89M

Derrick Hall selling Paradise Valley home for $2.89M

Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall, nearing deal for an 8-year contract extension, puts Paradise Valley home for sale         
San Francisco Chronicle 4 hours ago

Is Giants’ Bumgarner tiring? He’ll never tell

Is Giants’ Bumgarner tiring? Madison Bumgarner someday might confess he is tiring. Even great pitchers look mortal at times, and for the last three starts Bumgarner has. Connect the dots? Bumgarner's 2.49 ERA, 207 strikeouts and 1.04 WHIP position him squarely in the Cy Young conversation. A league-leading 187 2/3 innings could sway voters, too. The fastball velocity is steady, around 91 mph, but his command has not been the best. Bumgarner allowed three runs in seven innings, his best of the last three starts. Two scored on a Freddie Freeman homer, the third after Denard Span...
Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago

Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers bounce back nicely; is Yasiel Puig about to be traded?

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it sure was nice to hear all those Cubs fans walk out of Dodger Stadium silently on Saturday and Sunday.  Two of three is pretty good Some random thoughts after winning two of three from the Cubs. --Yeah, I know...
Orange County Register 19 hours ago
Whicker: Dodgers' magic could give Vin Scully quite a sendoff

Whicker: Dodgers' magic could give Vin Scully quite a sendoff

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully deserves games like this, weekends like this, late-inning stumbles in the dark like this. He’d much rather have Cubs-Dodgers for three delightfully uncomfortable days, because it overshadows what was going to be the real...
Cubs miscue turns into the Dodgers only run in 1-0 triumph

Cubs miscue turns into the Dodgers only run in 1-0 triumph

LOS ANGELES – You don’t spend most of a century as “lovable losers” and completely forget how that works. The Chicago Cubs cracked first in a scoreless game, bungling the day’s only run into the Dodgers’ laps in an eighth inning that...

Giants right-hander Derek Law receives encouraging news after MRI on elbow

SAN FRANCISCO – Moments after their most productive offensive game in 17 seasons at AT&T Park, the Giants received more good news.   An MRI confirmed that right-hander Derek Law does not have any major structural damage in his right… Continue Reading → The post Giants right-hander Derek Law receives encouraging news after MRI on elbow appeared first on Giants Extra.
Arizona Republic 21 hours ago

D-Backs' Tomas hits 10th homer of August

If Reggie Jackson was Mr. October, Yasmany Tomas is Senor August.         
Arizona Republic 21 hours ago
Chip Hale: Robbie Ray could win 20 games

Chip Hale: Robbie Ray could win 20 games

Only four pitchers in Diamondbacks history have ever recorded a 20-win season. They are Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, who each did it twice, along with Brandon Webb and Ian Kennedy.         
San Jose Mercury News 22 hours ago

San Francisco Giants muscle up for rout of Atlanta Braves

Joe Panik hits two homers, Denard Span adds a solo shot and Eduardo Núñez also goes deep, giving the Giants their first four-homer game at AT&T Park in six years.
Arizona Republic 22 hours ago

Diamondbacks flip script, cruise past Reds

Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and Archie Bradley earned his first win in more than a month to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.         
San Francisco Chronicle 22 hours ago

Giants go power crazy and rout Braves for rare series win

Given how close the Giants are to first place in the National League West, it is hard to conceive how they could reach the final week of August without winning a second-half series at home. In Sunday's decisive game, they clinched the series with an exclamation point, battering the Braves 12-4. The Giants became the fourth team in the past 103 years with four homers and four triples in a game, the first since the 1998 Yankees. The Giants hit three of the homers against a favorite target, rookie right-hander Aaron Blair. Joe Panik had his first career two-homer game and established a...

Panik, Giants bash their way into franchise record books while taking rare home series victory over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO – Joe Panik makes no claim at being a home run hitter. Neither did Matt Duffy, his pal and former teammate. Last season, when the two contact-oriented infielders put a few in the seats, Panik joked that the… Continue Reading → The post Panik, Giants bash their way into franchise record books while taking rare home series victory over Braves appeared first on Giants Extra.
Final: Dodgers win 1-0 as Cubs bungle the day's only run into their laps

Final: Dodgers win 1-0 as Cubs bungle the day's only run into their laps

LOS ANGELES -- The Chicago Cubs cracked first in a scoreless game, helping the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon (their second 1-0 victory in the past five games). The win gave the Dodgers two of three in the series against the team with the...

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