Feb 17, 2017

Walden, former announcer of USC and UCLA sports, dies at 89

Mike Walden, the voice of Southern California and UCLA sports for decades who also broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals games, has died. He was 89. USC said Thursday that he died on Feb. 12 from complications of a stroke in suburban ...

Dodgers want to keep Maeda out of WBC

Jan 12, 2017

Dodgers want to keep Maeda out of WBC

The Los Angeles Dodgers do not intend to let right-hander Kenta Maeda play for Japan in the World Baseball Classic in March, a team source said Wednesday. The source said Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, decided not to allow the 28-year-old ...

Dec 13, 2016

Dodgers re-sign closer Jansen

The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back their reliable closer, agreeing Monday to an $80 million, five-year contract to keep All-Star Kenley Jansen, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to AP because the deal has ...

Oct 28, 2016

Hillman to manage SK Wyverns

The SK Wyverns, one of 10 Korea Baseball Organization franchises, signed a two-year contract with former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday. According to the report, the 53-year-old American becomes the first manager in the Korean professional baseball ...

Cubs reach World Series

Oct 23, 2016

Cubs reach World Series

Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their ...

Cubs beat Dodgers again, now win from World Series

Oct 21, 2016

Cubs beat Dodgers again, now win from World Series

Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday. The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in ...

Cubs unleash power to rout Dodgers, even NLCS 2-2

Oct 20, 2016

Cubs unleash power to rout Dodgers, even NLCS 2-2

After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur’s bat. Using the borrowed lumber, Rizzo homered and ended a postseason skid with three RBIs. The rest of the Chicago Cubs’ hitters ...

Hill lifts Dodgers over Cubs

Oct 19, 2016

Hill lifts Dodgers over Cubs

Rich Hill never strayed from his mindset of pitching in the moment, even when he was far from the major leagues playing independent ball with the Long Island Ducks. Convinced there would be another opportunity to get back to the big leagues, he focused ...

Montero lifts Cubs in opener

Oct 16, 2016

Montero lifts Cubs in opener

Miguel Montero delivered one memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with a daring dash down the line and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance. Business as usual this year for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the NL Championship Series. ...

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Oct 12, 2016

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping away. Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning. Suddenly, ...