6:34 PM EDT, Fri May 25, 2018
5 hours ago

Alex Anthopoulos traded in the Dodgers for first place in Atlanta

For the Dodgers to return to the World Series, they must conquer the other 14 teams in the National League. Andrew Friedman recently arranged a big party for the guy who runs one of those 14. Although the Dodgers take pride in trying to exploit the most minuscule of competitive edges, Friedman...
7 hours ago

Dodgers Dugout: Thank you, Matt Kemp

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and the Dodgers are looking more and more like last year’s team. Moving on up The Dodgers have won six of their last seven, and even though they are still five wins below .500, they are only 3.5 games back in the...
17 hours ago

UCLA hits four home runs, blows out Arizona in Game 1 of super regional

The outfield wall at UCLA’s Easton Stadium is shielded by history. Any team wishing to knock off the Bruins must face that wall, that list of a record 12 NCAA softball titles and the tradition it carries. Arizona claims its own tradition of excellence, but on Thursday night, in front of a crowd...
May 24, 2018

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols homer in Angels' 8-1 win over Blue Jays

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each hit solo home runs, Shohei Ohtani doubled twice and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Thursday. Nick Tropeano (2-3) pitched a season-high 7⅓ innings to snap a five-start winless streak. Ohtani also walked twice and scored two runs. Martin...
May 24, 2018

LeBron James makes history by surpassing Kobe, Malone with 12th selection to All-NBA first team

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to a record 12th All-NBA first team, surpassing the 11 times former Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Utah Jazz Hall of Famer Karl Malone were chosen. James is joined on the first team by Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Portland...
May 24, 2018

Brock Stewart has arm and glove, will travel

Brock Stewart was born and raised in Normal, Ill., which is kind of ironic. Nothing about this season has been normal for the Dodgers right-hander, who has shuttled so often between Los Angeles and triple-A Oklahoma City that he probably needs to check his phone every morning to see what time zone...
May 24, 2018

Shohei Ohtani will skip his next scheduled start

The decision was an unpopular one. But if the Angels were interested only in being popular, they’d pitch Shohei Ohtani every game. Instead, team officials — citing longer-term objectives — decided to push back the rookie’s next start on the mound, meaning he won’t face fellow countryman Masahiro...
May 24, 2018

Dodgers in the thick of mediocre division race

This is why a team should never be declared dead in the first six or seven weeks of a season. After an inactive winter by an overconfident front office that bordered on irresponsible, after losing Corey Seager for the season and Clayton Kershaw for about a month, and after dropping successive series...
May 24, 2018

Dodgers shut out Rockies to earn first series win at Dodger Stadium in a month

Kenta Maeda balled his right hand into a fist and hopped off the mound. A scream escaped his lungs after he executed his 97th pitch of the evening, a well-placed changeup which resulted in his 10th strikeout, ended the sixth inning and erased a threat from the Rockies in a 3-0 Dodgers victory....
May 23, 2018

Angels' leadoff spot isn't getting the ball rolling

Wednesday marked the 45th time in 49 games this season that the Angels had one of the most dynamic and dangerous hitters in baseball batting second. So how come that with Mike Trout positioned so well, this team still has struggled to score runs recently? Part of the problem is what has been happening...
May 23, 2018

Angels come out on top of Blue Jays after dramatic ninth inning

Shohei Ohtani hit a tying two-run single in the ninth inning, Andrelton Simmons added another two-run hit and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Toronto turned to Tyler Clippard (4-2) in the ninth to protect a 3-1 lead, but he loaded the bases with...
May 23, 2018

Dodgers send struggling reliever J.T. Chargois to minors

The Dodgers optioned reliever J.T. Chargois to the minors after Chargois, a darling of spring training, struggled to throw strikes in May. Chargois walked seven batters and permitted seven runs in 6 2/3 innings this month. Chargois will try to sharpen his mechanics with triple-A Oklahoma City,...
May 23, 2018

Chris Paul's improved play, and health, could give Rockets the edge over Warriors

James Harden rolled his eyes and sighed through the thick brush of beard hiding most of his face during the postgame news conference. Chris Paul shrugged off the injury question, but in private conversations, the veteran point guard acknowledged that something wasn’t OK. His foot was bothering...
May 23, 2018

Doc Rivers, Clippers agree to a contract extension

Doc Rivers and the Clippers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him as head coach beyond next season, the team announced Wednesday. Rivers had one year left on his deal, which pays him about $11 million. The Clippers didn’t announce the length of Rivers’ extension or how much he’s...
May 23, 2018

Dodgers go back-to-back to beat Rockies

Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Yasiel Puig followed with a solo shot, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Dodgers' five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just...