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MLB Trade Rumors: Five Potential Ways To Fix the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011

For Los Angeles Dodgers fans, the realization that their club hasn’t played a meaningful game in the last month of the season remains tough to swallow. Los Angeles is headed for a sub-.500 record and an offseason of turnover, a ... (Continue reading)

MLB Pennant Races: Ranking Top Eight Tiebreakers of All Time

For baseball fans, the pinnacle of the six-month grind awaits on the horizon. With only a few weeks left in the regular season, it’s hard not to let the mind drift to October baseball, playoff drama, and the crowning of ... (Continue reading)

NFL Preseason 2010: Oakland Raiders Top Storylines

There isn’t all that much to say about life as an Oakland Raiders fan recently. The Raiders have stunk. Let's not sugarcoat it. With ornery owner Al Davis in charge, Oakland has been terrible since head coach Bill Callahan led ... (Continue reading)

Vin Scully To Return in 2011, Keep Los Angeles Dodgers Relevant

For the 62nd spring, Vin Scully will pull up a chair and call games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scully announced Sunday that he will return for the 2011 season on a one-year contract and keep his normal schedule with the ... (Continue reading)

Silent Assassin: Andre Ethier Quietly Becoming Dodgers’ Premier Slugger

The big behemoth from Georgia lumbered to the mound to begin the top of the ninth inning with a 3-1 lead Thursday evening, in Chavez Ravine. Jonathan Broxton closes games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, or he’s supposed to anyway. Triple-digit fastballs, ... (Continue reading)

Is Too Much Talent the Los Angeles Lakers’ Biggest Problem?

Suppose everyday after school, a 16-year-old plays Madden with his 8-year-old brother. Game after game, day after day, month after month, the older brother demolishes the younger one. It’s not even close. We are talking scores of 56-3. After a while, the ... (Continue reading)

Angels Take Swagger, Then Series From Red Sox

It took one hit to validate everything that we knew nights ago. It took one pitch to cripple something that was born years ago. Vladimir Guerrero dumped a first-pitch fastball from Jonathan Papelbon into centerfield with two outs in the top ... (Continue reading)

Joe Torre’s New Tactic Could Bend Baseball’s Flawed Logic

Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Joe Torre could be on the verge of something so simple, so basic, so right, but I’m not sure whether he knows it or not. He may just be making a move to stabilize the bullpen, ... (Continue reading)

L.A. Angels and Tampa Bay Rays Need To Dance With the Guns Who Brung Them

Sitting at the ballpark on an unusually breezy August night, it was easy to see what exactly makes the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays playoff contenders and two of the American League’s most dangerous teams. There is ... (Continue reading)

Clayton Kershaw Could Curtail Philadelphia Phillies’ Hopes of Repeating

It was a moment that called for an ace, a stopgap to a roaring faucet of losing. There are certain times throughout a season where small slides entertain the possibility of becoming somber slumps. It’s those times when a team ... (Continue reading)