3:07 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
22 mins ago

Angels mailbag: Where to go from here?

Hello, Angels fans. As of today, your favorite baseball team is 8-12, on a 65-win pace, and its best starting pitcher is not going to pitch at least until June. The outlook is not great. So let’s answer some questions about the state of the team. As always, please submit mailbag questions through...
2 hours ago

Clippers' five takeaways from playoff loss to Utah Jazz

Here are takeaways from the Clippers' 105-98 loss to the Utah Jazz in their first-round NBA playoff series. Series is tied, 2-2. 1. The absence of Blake Griffin was felt all over the place for the Clippers in Game 4 Sunday night, but mostly on the inside during the Western Conference first-round...
2 hours ago

Dodgers mailbag: When should the Dodgers call up Cody Bellinger?

The Dodgers are 9-10. That translates to a 77-win pace, which would be the worst season for this organization since 2005. The starting rotation looks rickety. The offense has been inconsistent. The bullpen imploded in a nine-run inning Friday night at Chase Field. The Dodgers dropped two of three...
4 hours ago

Dodgers Dugout: Time for short-sighted fans to abandon ship

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and see what happens when I go away for a week? The Dodgers just fall apart. Abandon ship The e-mails have been coming in really fast, and very furious. “This team will never win.” “Management obviously doesn't have...
12 hours ago

Opportunity to win Game 4 might be one the Clippers regret not taking

If this season ends at the same stage as the last, the Clippers will look back on Sunday night and ask themselves, “What if …?” What if they had closed out Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz? What if they had made a basket or two over a crucial three-minute stretch...
15 hours ago

Joe Johnson and the Jazz get hot late to beat the Clippers and even series

Joe Johnson scored 28 points, including 11 in a row at one point in the fourth quarter, to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-2. Johnson, who hit the winning shot in Game 1, made a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead...
16 hours ago

Highly touted quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

Dorian Thompson-Robinson, one of the nation’s most highly touted high school quarterbacks, announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he had committed to UCLA, making him the heir apparent to Bruins starter Josh Rosen. The standout from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High tweeted his decision alongside...
16 hours ago

For Clippers, words of encouragement from injured Blake Griffin

A Clippers team meeting Saturday afternoon at their hotel to discuss strategy and to watch film in preparation for Game 4 of the playoffs began as a consoling session. They all wanted to offer support to teammate Blake Griffin, who had been declared out for the rest of the NBA playoffs because...
19 hours ago

Dodgers take the fifth (and its six runs) to defeat the Diamondbacks

Adrian Gonzalez delivered a decisive, two-run double as the Dodgers put together a six-run fifth-inning to avoid a sweep at Chase Field with a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. The hit by Gonzalez followed a game-tying, two-run double from Corey Seager and preceded a two-run homer by Yasmani Grandal....
20 hours ago

Angels dominated by Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman in 6-2 loss

Talented Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman dominated the Angels on Sunday afternoon at their home, at one point retiring 17 consecutive hitters while completing the game in the Blue Jays’ 6-2 victory. The Angels led late into the game, but a weakened bullpen could not hold the advantage. The...
22 hours ago

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts offers encouragement, advice to struggling starter Kenta Maeda

Dave Roberts called Kenta Maeda into his office Sunday morning. The Dodgers were a little more than 12 hours removed from a second thrashing at Chase Field, this one wrought by a disastrous performance from Maeda. Roberts met with Maeda to help boost his pitcher’s confidence after he surrendered...
22 hours ago

For Angels ace Garrett Richards, his return is an open-ended waiting game

Garrett Richards and the Angels have no idea when he can return to pitching. The nerve irritation within his right biceps has not abated since it was first diagnosed April 7, so he and the team must just wait. “There’s no timetable,” Richards said Sunday. “With nerves, they have a mind of their...
Apr 23, 2017

Kings hire John Stevens to be their next coach

John Stevens, who spent seven seasons with the Kings as an assistant coach as well as associate head coach and was partly responsible for their excellent defense and penalty killing, has been hired to be the team’s coach, the team announced Sunday. A formal announcement will be made by General...
Apr 22, 2017

Andrelton Simmons delivers a grand slam and the Angels hold off Blue Jays, 5-4

Ah, elusive victory. Sometimes so very close for the Angels, more often blindly out of reach. It was some bad stretch the Angels were going through. They weren’t getting blown out every night as much as simply pushed aside, very rude like. In their 10 previous games they had squeaked out a win...
Apr 22, 2017

Dodgers, and Kenta Maeda, get rocked again in 11-5 loss to Diamondbacks

He wanted excellence, but he was willing to settle for competence. After exhausting his bullpen the previous evening, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts sought a steady outing from the shakiest member of his starting rotation on Saturday. Worry about Kenta Maeda gnawed at Roberts from the moment he arrived...