Results tagged “Jimmy Bramlett”

What Are the Dodger Owners Doing?

The Dodgers beat the Padres 8-4. And as much as they want to drag this corpse of a season as long as possible, they still have only six games to make up three games in the standings against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Santa Anita Racing Returns: Horses and Statues and Food Trucks, Oh My!

While the Southland blisters in the expected heatwave, Carmageddon II forces people to become stationary and the Dodgers continue to flail away against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday is a big bang of events as Santa Anita opens their Autumn Meet which culminates with The Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 2 and 3.

College Football Listings Week 4: Chill Out

As much as I love college football, there are times when it is simply ridiculous. Last week USC head coach Lane Kiffin banned Daily News beat writer Scott Wolf from USC's game in Stanford because he reported about a game injury to a player. For reason that elude me, disclosing a player's injury can apparently cause such harm to a program that it melts down in the face of an opponent.

Dodgers Offense Backtracks in Loss to Nats

After their 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals, the Dodgers now have one foot off of the cliff. With the St. Louis Cardinals beating the Houston Astros 5-4, the Dodgers are now three games back for the final wild card spot. And just to make things even more rosy, the Milwaukee Brewers with their 9-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped over the Dodgers taking a half-game lead.

Clippers Point Guard Chris Paul Strikes a Pose

From the hardwood to the glossy pages of a fashion magazine, Chris Paul is expanding his profile. "I realize that I'm not going to be doing interviews for the cover of GQ for the rest of my life, know what I mean," Clippers point guard Chris Paul told Steve Marsh in GQ's October "Big Fall Style Playbook" Issue which goes on sale on newsstands nationwide on September 25.

Dodgers Dramatically Split in DC

The Dodgers are hanging precariously off of a cliff right now, coming into their day-night doubleheader 1 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card. To get themselves back on track, all the Dodgers have to do is beat the best team in baseball in the Washington Nationals and the second-best team in baseball in the Cincinnati Reds over the next six games. Easy, right?

Dodgers Lose to Cardinals in 12, Fall One Game Back in Wild Card Hunt

The sheen from ElyMania 2010 has long lost its luster. Locked in a 2-2 stalemate for much of the game, Ely once again melted down in extra innings for the Dodgers allowing the St. Louis Cardinals to escape town with a 5-2 victory.

Wild Ninth Gives Dodgers the Win over Cards

It's amazing that a guy who was in Triple-A back in June was able to buffer the pain of the bad news of Clayton Kershaw being put on the shelf indefinitely. But Luis Cruz and the Dodgers did just that overcoming a deficit to walk off against the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3.

Luis Cruz Blasts the Dodgers to Victory

Before the game the Dodgers got some good news for a change on Friday. The better news was that it seemed to carried into the game with Luis Cruz putting the game away with a three-run homer in the sixth inning to get the 8-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dodgers Have Cool-A-Coos But No Win

The sheer weight of nostalgia from Dodger fans brought the ice cream snack Cool-A-Coos back to Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1998 on Thursday. Too bad the influence of the fans couldn't bring a win to the Ravine.

Someone End This Please!!!!! (The Dodgers Edition)

With the Dodgers contending for a playoff spot, there is expected to be a lot of highs and lows and the fanbase goes on the rollercoaster to see if the team makes it to October. It's supposed to be exciting and adrenalin pumping. Well someone forgot the highs with the Dodgers.

Dodgers Squander Another Kershaw Gem with No Offense

We still can't bury the Dodgers yet. This despite the Dodgers going to San Francisco this past weekend trailing the Giants by 4 1/2 games and coming out of it five games back. This despite the Dodgers losing a 1-0 game to the D-backs.

College Football Listings Week 2

With the FYF Fest distracting my plans for the first college football Saturday, I’m diving head first into this week’s slate of games. So there is no Michigan-Alabama this week. Wasn't that a shit-show anyhow?

Dodgers Pitching Carousel: Draft Pick Rodriguez Up, Billingsley Done, Lilly Working His Way Back

The Dodger pitching staff keeps getting interesting as the days go by. On Wednesday, things took yet another turn.

The Dodgers Double Switch

With the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres tied at 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning, manager Don Mattingly took Luis Cruz out of the game as part of a double switch. To quote Mattingly from before the game: "We can talk about the bullpen and the guys we don't have, but at the end of the day we haven't done enough offensively."

Dodgers Bullpen Falters Down the Stretch

Hobbled and injured are adjectives best used to describe the Dodgers pitching staff. Chad Billingsley's return looks more and more doubtful as the days go by. Kenley Jansen will be out another 13 days while on blood thinners to treat heart arrhythmia, and Javy Guerra was just placed on the disabled list for a strained oblique.

Dodgers Walk Off Again

When the calendar struck September 1, the Dodgers took on a look of a different team. They still have problems getting hits early in the game, however all of a sudden they can pull a game out of the hat. For the third straight game, the Dodgers won a one-run game and came from behind for a second straight game. This time it was the San Diego Padres who were the victims 4-3 in 11 innings.

College Football Listings Week 1: FOOTBALL!!!!

Not a child fucker nor a creepy hog-riding adulterer can diminish the excitement of a new college football season for me. Hell, not even the biggest cartel this side of Medellin named the "NCAA" can suck the joy away.

Blue Moon for Blue Dodgers

Not even in a blue moon can the Dodgers get a win against an NL West team. The Dodgers came from behind to tie the game in the sixth but lost it in the 11th inning 4-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Do Dodgers Dream of Vin Scully Bobblehead Sheep?

The Dodgers are schizophrenic. There is no other explanation why the Dodgers are hot one series and ice cold the next. They can resoundingly defeat the playoff contenders Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves yet have troubles with the NL West. On Thursday night they lost yet again to an NL West foe, this time the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0.

Ceci N'est Pas Les Dodgers

The newest Dodger Adrian Gonzalez came to the plate with runners on first and third and no outs in the first inning, the score tied 1-1. "Mariachi Loco" filled the ballpark as the crowd of 40,284 got to their feet.

Adrian Gonzalez Is Almost a Dodger (Also Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto)

The Guggenheim Group is making a splash with the Dodgers in their first season at the helm of the club. After getting Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino in July, they are close to finalizing yet another blockbuster deal.

Chad Billingsley Elbow Blues, Andre Ethier Blister Rock

Perhaps the Dodgers will end up needing Josh Beckett after all. In the fourth inning Dodger starter Chad Billingsley left the first game of a three-game weekend series against the Miami Marlins with a tender right elbow.

Adrian Gonzalez IS a Dodger. But So Are Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto

It's done. The Dodgers and the Red Sox have officially completed the nine-player trade according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

The Brooms Were Unleashed Upon the Dodgers

So how do I describe the Dodgers getting swept by the Giants? Perhaps that it was about as gorgeous of a performance as the lady's rendition of "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch. Like the Dodgers she too succumbed on the field, however she got to leave afterwards.

Skidmarks at Dodger Stadium

I watch the Dodgers play in front of me, and I keep wondering what the hell is wrong with them. On the road they could nearly do no wrong, scoring when they needed, getting pitching performances when they needed. Instead, against a team without Melky Cabrera and a struggling starting pitcher in Tim Lincecum, the Dodgers pissed away yet another game losing 4-1.

The Reality of Preseason Predictions

In their preview of the 2012 season, ESPN had 50 of their writers and personalities make predictions of division winners, wild card teams, pennant winners and World Series champions.

Dodgers Felled by Bumgarner

The Dodgers had everything going for them: a 7-3 roadtrip; the Giants without the services of Melky Cabrera; Clayton Kershaw on the mound. But Giants starter Madison Bumgarner proved too much for the resurgent Dodger bats as he tossed eight four-hit shutout innings in the Giants 2-1 victory.

Lakers Get Dwight Howard?

The end might be near. Then again, knowing how this has been festering over the past year or so, the end might not be near. Nevertheless ESPN is reporting that a four-team trade will finally result in Dwight Howard becoming a Laker.

It's Official. The Lakers Land Dwight Howard

Last night's speculation did turn out to be true, mostly. The important part was that the Lakers landed Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic. That much was true.

Dodgers Salvage a Game Against the Rockies

Things could have turned out really bad for the Dodgers with it being Clippers night. But the Dodgers got past that and their two losses to open this three-game series to nip the Colorado Rockies 6-4.

Dodgers Quakes Souls in Another Loss to Rockies

Watching the Dodgers lose for the second consecutive night to the laughable Colorado Rockies proved one thing: I do indeed have a soul. It took almost 3 1/2 gut-wrenching hours for the Dodgers to finally lose to the Rockies 3-1.

It Was a Bad Day for the Dodgers

"It just wasn't a good day," manager Don Mattingly said before the game. Mattingly was speaking about having to designate outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. for assignment Monday morning, but the malaise seemed to hang over the team throughout the game as they lost to the woefully bad Colorado Rockies 2-0. It was only the Rockies second shutout of the season while the Dodgers got blanked for the tenth time.

Three Times Was the Charm for the Sweeping Dodgers

Nothing much about the Dodgers worries manager Don Mattingly these days, supposedly. Against the Cubs, why would they? Despite trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning and 5-4 into the bottom of the seventh and Kenley Jansen blowing his sixth save of the season, the Dodgers emerged with a 7-6 victory over the Cubs for their first sweep of the Cubs at home since April 24-26, 1998.

Dodgers Squeak Out 3-1 Win Over Cubs, Start Joe Blanton on Sunday

With the San Francisco Giants hitting the cover off the ball in Denver beating the Rockies 11-6, the Dodgers did just enough to eke out a 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Of course having reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on the mound gives a team quite the insurance policy when the offense can't get to the opposing pitcher.

Dodgers Take Cues From Kings and Go Shopping in Philly [UPDATED]

The Dodgers, taking a cue from the Kings, have continued to acquire players from Philadelphia. The Kings got Mike Richards and Simon Gagne before the 2011-12 season and acquired Jeff Carter before the trade deadline en route to their first Stanley Cup Championship. The Dodgers hope to repeat the same feat.

Vin Scully's Awesome Power

The power of Vin Scully compelled A.J. Ellis to power the Dodgers to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs even if he didn't know it. His two solo home runs gave him a career-high 10 home runs this season in his first multi-homer game in his career.

Dodgers Take Cues From Kings, Acquire Joe Blanton

The Dodgers, taking a cue from the Kings, have continued to acquire players from Philadelphia. The Kings got Mike Richards and Simon Gagne before the 2011-12 season and acquired Jeff Carter before the trade deadline en route to their first Stanley Cup Championship. The Dodgers hope to repeat the same feat.

Dodgers Trade, But Are They Any Good?

A team that has struggled to find its way offensively during the season, the Dodgers were able to bolster the middle of their line up with the addition of Hanley Ramirez last Wednesday and the top of the order with Shane Victorino hours before the non-waiver deadline at 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday.

The Dodgers, the Trade, Hanley Ramirez, the League and the Loss

There are debates galore as to when the sinking of the Dodgers started, but there's no question when Peter O'Malley sold the team to FOX in 1997 that marked the end of an era. Just months later, FOX went behind general manager Fred Claire's back and traded the offensive juggernaut that was Mike Piazza.

Dodgers Welcome Back Shane Victorino

A little less than eight years since his departure from the organization through the Rule 5 draft, the Dodgers welcome back outfielder and the Flyin' Hawaiian Shane Victorino.

Dodgers Run Run Run Run Run Run Run Away

The Dodgers have been living a Talking Heads song. Pick a lyric. Road to nowhere. Same as it ever was. Qu'est-ce que c'est. The Dodgers before the All Star Break were looking forward to the second half, hope brimming with the return of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier to the lineup. In a particularly painful fashion, the Dodgers had lost four of the five games to open up the second half of the season.

Dodgers Announce Second Hello Kitty Giveaway

Due to popular demand, the Dodgers have added a Hello Kitty tote bag as a giveaway on Sept. 5 against the San Diego Padres. The first 30,000 fans will receive the tote bag.

The Existential Angst of the Dodgers

These are times for an existential crisis at Dodger Stadium. A late-inning 3-2 come-from-ahead loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, the 19th loss in their last 25 games, compounded the angst at Chavez Ravine.

Another Loss for the Dodgers

The Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to run away with the game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

LAst Night's Action: Another Angels Bullpen Meltdown

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. Detroit Tigers defeat LA Angels 8-6. One would never had mistaken the pitching matchup of Rick Porcello and Ervin Santana as a pitchers' duel. With the Tigers holding a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning Mike Trout tied the game with an RBI single, but the Angels weren't done. Torii Hunter hit a two-run double and Albert Pujols' double added another run as...

Five Errors Cost Dodgers the Win

It was an inopportune time for the Dodgers to have a lazy Sunday afternoon. They just came off of a game where closer Kenley Jansen fell asleep on the mound forgetting to call timeout leading to the tying and winning runs to score with two outs in the top of the ninth. The Dodgers on Sunday committed a season-high five errors as the Padres won 7-2.

LAst Night's Action: Bombs Away in the Bronx

LA Angels defeat New York Yankees 10-8. The Angels just can't make things easy on themselves. They had the 10-5 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning with Ernesto Frieri on the mound. Frieri had not given up a run since being acquired by the Angels in early May.

San Diego Steals a Game, Dodgers Lose Division Lead

It had been a while since Kenley Jansen had been tested. In his last nine appearances, he only walked two batters and struck out 14 in nine innings pitched. So perhaps he wasn't used to seeing men on base when he gave up singles to Yonder Alonso and Will Venable to lead off the ninth inning?

LAst Night's Action: Another Angels Loss in the Bronx

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. New York Yankees defeat LA Angels 5-3. Yet again the Angels looked to have a nice lead only to give it up and lose to the Yankees. Alberto Callaspo hit a bases loaded single off of Freddy Garcia to give the Angels the 2-0 lead in the first inning. But Robinson Cano got two back in the bottom half of the first with...

Chad Billingsley Scratched with Elbow Pain

Dodgers' starter Chad Billingsley was scratched from his Sunday start with against the San Diego Padres due to "elbow pain." Chris Capuano will be starting in his place.

The Battle of the Claytons Goes to the Dodgers

In the battle of Claytons, it wasn't Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier who both made their returns from the disabled list. It wasn't Clayton Kershaw who was coming off of his All Star Game triumph. No, the decider of the game was Mark Ellis whose two-run homer in the sixth inning off of Padres starter Clayton Richard gave the Dodgers the 2-1 win.

LAst Night's Action: Angels Start the Second Half on the Wrong Foot

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. New York Yankees defeat LA Angels 6-5. That's not the way the Angels wanted to start the second half of the season. The Angels had a 5-2 lead over the Yankees heading into the bottom of the eighth inning. Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night was done making 101 pitches through seven innings giving up two runs. Scott Downs, who had given up only...

LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Win Crucial Game in Arizona

A panorama of Dodger Stadium. (LAist/Jimmy Bramlett) LA Dodgers defeat Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1. Dee Gordon's thumb was wrapped up tighter than a burrito after Wednesday night's game. Gordon said he didn't want to go on the disabled list, but that's exactly where he landed. The official diagnosis was a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the right thumb and will require surgery. Gordon is due to miss six weeks. The move makes room for the...

Steve Nash Is a Laker

Kobe Bryant once said that Steve Nash is the best shooter in the NBA. Now Nash will be teaming up with Bryant as the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns agreed on a sign-and-trade deal.

Strange Days Are Here Again for the Dodgers

Strange days are here again. After one of the worst two weeks any Dodger team had experienced offensively, their 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds once again vaulted them in sole possession of first place.

LAst Night's Action: Angels Wilt in Cleveland Heat

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. Cleveland Indians defeat LA Angels 12-3. Angels pitching continued to get battered down on this Independence Day. Drowned by the 92-degree temperature topped with unbearable humidity, Ervin Santana wilted lasting only 1 1/3 innings before getting tagged for eight runs. LA Dodgers defeat Cincinnati Reds 4-1. The Dodgers now have a 1/2 game lead on the San Francisco Giants. Carlos Lee Aftermath. After...

Clippers to Sign Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups

According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, the Clippers will be signing free agent guards Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups. According to Turner, Crawford will be signing a three-year, $15.7 million deal while Billups will sign a $4.3 incentive-laden deal for a season.

Just Like Old Times at the Ravine

For one day, at least, it felt like May again. You remember the days when the Dodgers didn't have Matt Kemp but still found ways to win. Well the Dodgers reached back into their old bag of tricks and came up with a seventh inning rally to secure the 3-1 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

LAst Night's Action: Angels Soaked in Cleveland

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. Cleveland Indians defeat LA Angels 9-5. What in the world has happened to Angel starter Dan Haren? For a fifth consecutive start he gave up four or more runs. It was death by paper cut for Haren. Shin-Soo Choo led off the bottom of the first with a triple and scored on a Jason Kipnis single. A Shelley Duncan sacrifice fly and and...

Dodgers Week of Hell Continues

The Dodgers were ready to put their week from hell behind them, their semaine d'enfer, that saw them get shutout in five of six games before finally salvaging a win in a blooper-reel affair Sunday night against the Mets. But in their 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, la semaine is starting to turn into Une saison en enfer.

The Bearable Lightness of Being a Dodger

Milan Kundera notably bemoaned the unbearable lightness of being. To the contrary, the Dodgers have been dealing with the unbearable weight of their being. The injuries and the offensive ineptitude have been evident the last couple of weeks what with their 56 of 57 scoreless innings — the Dodgers yoke to bear. On Sunday the Dodgers finally came through with a 8-3 victory over the New York Mets, the exhilarating lightness entering their being.

Scoreless in Los Angeles

With a 5-0 loss to Johan Santana and the New York Mets, the Dodgers have now been shutout in five of their last six games and scored in only one inning of their last 57 innings. This is an offensive futility of dead-ball era proportions.

Dodgers Busy in the Front Office, Sinking on the Field

There are a lot of things happening for the Dodgers. - The Dodgers officially signed 21-year old Cuban outfield prospect Yasiel Puig to a seven-year contract that is reportedly worth $42 million.

LAst Night's Action: Angels Bullpen Sours a Comeback

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. Toronto Blue Jays defeat LA Angels 7-5. Things were starting to go well for Angels starter Ervin Santana. He pitched a complete-game one-hitter against the Diamondbacks on the 16th and gave up only two earned runs in eight innings against the Dodgers in his previous start. Well that nice little streak came to an abrupt end in the fourth inning. With the Angels...

The Dodgers Are Optimistic

The magic word for the Dodgers was "optimistic" on Thursday. After the disastrous roadtrip, that's all the Dodgers really had.

LAst Night's Action: No Conversion Rate Loss for the Angels Offense

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. LA Angels defeat Toronto Blue Jays 9-7. It was Ernesto Frieri on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning staring down Joey Bats, Jose Bautista if you're nasty. The Angels had the 9-7 lead, but Bautista was the winning run and had hit his 26th homer of the season in the fifth inning that gave Toronto the brief lead. Frieri threw...

LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Lose. Period.

Top Deck of Dodger Stadium. (LAist/Jimmy Bramlett) San Francisco Giants defeat LA Dodgers 3-0. Three games in three days, and the Dodgers did not score one run. None. The closest the Dodgers got to scoring a run in this three-game series was in this game when starter Chad Billingsley was on third. In fact he was inches away from breaking the scoreless streak that went back to Sunday. Billingsley hit a one-out double in...

LAst Night's Action: Do the Dodgers Have a Little Blue Pill?

Top Deck of Dodger Stadium. (LAist/Jimmy Bramlett) San Francisco Giants LA Dodgers 2-0. "Beat LA! Beat LA!" It's a chant that the denizens of San Francisco bleet imploring the Giants to beat the Dodgers at any cost. The chant makes no distinction as to whether the Dodgers are good or not. It's not a "Dodgers Suck" chant. Just "Beat LA!" These days, it doesn't take much to beat the Dodgers. Since going on the...

LAst Night's Action: Dodgers Shutout in San Francisco, Didn't Leave Offense There

San Francisco Giants defeat LA Dodgers 8-0. It's been a rough stretch for the Dodgers closing out the Interleague schedule on the road with a 1-5 record. San Francisco treated them no differently in this game.

Dodgers Defeat White Sox Despite Blown Call and Ejection

Sunday's rubber matchup between the Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox was a strange one. The 2-1 victory by the Dodgers gave them their first interleague series win against the White Sox in six attempts.

LAst Night's Action: Tommy Lasorda Returns to Another One-Run Game

For the first time since suffering a mild heart attack in New York on June 4, the 84-year old former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda spoke to the media at Dodger Stadium.

It's All Relative for Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers

Relativity's a bitch. Not only did it demolish Isaac Newton's theory of mechanics that held strong for two centuries, it is also skewing how one views Clayton Kershaw.

LAst Night's Action: Angels Snakebit

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. Arizona Diamondbacks defeat Los Angeles Angels 5-0. After Angels starter Dan Haren intentionally walked left-handed hitting Miguel Montero to get to the right-handed Aaron Hill in the sixth inning, Hill all but closed the game for the D-Backs with his three-run homer. D-Backs starter Trevor Cahill tossed seven innings of three-hit ball as they inched one game closer to .500. LA Dodgers defeat...

Dodgers Get Another One-Run Loss against the Angels

Unlike Tuesday night when the Dodgers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to get the 5-2 victory, the Angels on Wednesday withstood the Dodger rally in the ninth inning getting the 2-1 win.

Lots of Love for Andre Ethier and the Dodgers

There was a lot of love going on at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Andre Ethier was telling the truth Monday night after all — Ethier and the Dodgers had a press conference to announce the five-year extension that will keep Ethier in Los Angeles until at least 2017.

The Baseball Gods Smile on the Dodgers

The Dodgers just gave $85 million (or $100 million) to Andre Ethier. The baseball gods smiled upon the team giving the Dodgers the rare victory over the Angels 5-2 in dramatic form.

The Los Angeles Kings Win the Stanley Cup

For the first time in franchise history, the Kings win the Stanley Cup thanks to a 6-1 rout of the New Jersey Devils in Game 6.

Kings' Victory Parade Set for Thursday

Yes there will be a parade and rally. The Kings will share the celebration with their fans on Thursday beginning with a parade on Figueroa and Fifth at Noon and culminate with a rally inside STAPLES Center.

Andre Ethier Gets Contract Extension, Dodgers Lose to Angels

There will be an announcement on Tuesday. Andre Ethier confirmed this. It has nothing to do with the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Angels.

Celebrations Will Have To Wait for the Kings

There will be a Game 5 in Newark. The New Jersey Devils hit the Kings with the desperation of a team on the verge of elimination and lived to see another day with their 3-1 victory.

The Kings Are One Win Away

"We want the Cup!" So went the chants throughout the third period by the record 18,764 STAPLES Center crowd for hockey as the Kings closed out a 4-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils. With the Kings one game away from hoisting the Cup, that reality is getting tantalizing close.

The Kings Are Two Wins Away from the Stanley Cup

The Kings are two wins away from the Stanley Cup. Like a mantra, I have to keep repeating that sentence to myself to make that sentence sound real. The morning after it still doesn't seem real.

Brewers Sweep Dodgers without Braun

The Brewers didn't need reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun to complete a four-game sweep the Dodgers for the first time in their franchise history. The scrubs did a sufficient job backing up former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke beating the Dodgers 6-2.

Kopitar the Overtime Hero in Game 1

It didn't matter that the Kings had eight days off between series. It didn't matter that it took overtime, the first that was not a series clincher for the Kings in this postseason. The Kings proved that they were still comfortable on the road.

Kemp Re-Aggravates Hamstring, Dodgers Fall Flat Again

The misery continued for the Dodgers against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was bad enough they lost 6-3. It was bad enough they are on their first three-game losing streak. But the knockout blow perhaps came in the first inning when Matt Kemp left the game after re-aggravating his left hamstring.

Dodgers Still Can't Beat the Brewers

Why can't the Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers? Coming into Tuesday night the Brewers were 20-28 and seven games behind NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds. Yet with their 2-1 victory over the Dodgers, the Brewers clinched the seven-game season series for the second consecutive season.

LAst Night's Action: Angels Win Eight Straight

Photo by cindyvazquez-zavala via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr. LA Angels defeat New York Yankees 5-1. Don't look now but the Angels have won eight games in a row and are now armed with a winning record for the first time since their opening day win against Kansas City. Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI lifting his batting average to .238. Milwaukee Brewers defeat LA Dodgers 2-1. The...

The (Not So) Secret to the Dodgers Success...

The Dodgers keep doing it. Thanks to A.J. Ellis' walk-off homer the Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 6-3.

Are the Dodgers Starting to Fall Back Down to Earth?

Perhaps this is Icarus falling to the ground. After an 11-4 hiccup Wednesday night in Arizona against the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers flailed against the Houston Astros losing 3-1 to start a seven-game homestand against the NL Central.

LAst Night's Action: Kings Needed Overtime To Get to Stanley Cup Finals

The Kings are going to play for Lord Stanley's Cup. As improbable as that statement might have been when they were losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 in January, it's real.

Coyotes Bite Back Kings to Send Series Back to Phoenix

It was a bit premature to crown the ascension of the Kings. For the second time in this playoff run that began 39 days ago, the Kings have been staved off from sweeping a team. Like Vancouver did in Game 4 at STAPLES Center in the first round series, so too the Phoenix Coyotes have found a couple of breaths of precious life in their season with their 2-0 victory.

Van Slyke Helps Dodgers Eclipse the Red Birds

It was the eclipse. That's the only explanation for how the Dodgers keep winning despite losing players left and right. Well at least the eclipse could be mythological excuse the Dodgers had Sunday night in their 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

LAst Night's Action: The Clippers Season Is Over

Photo by Paul!!! via Flickr San Antonio Spurs defeat LA Clippers 102-99. And so the charade that is the Clippers' season comes to a screeching end. Despite trying to make a game of it, the Spurs calmly took control of the final minutes of the game sweeping the Clippers out of the STAPLES Center. Yet the Clippers had the game in their hands in the final seconds. Scratch that. Chris Paul had the game...

Mark Ellis to Disabled List, Dodgers Keep on Winning

These are trying times for the Dodgers. The Dodgers place yet another player on the 15-day disabled list as they continue their weekend series against one of the better National League teams in the St. Louis Cardinals.

LAst Night's Action: Clippers and Lakers Choke

Photo by Paul!!! via Flickr San Antonio Spurs defeat LA Clippers 96-86. You remember how the Clippers overcame a 27-point deficit in the first game of the playoffs on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies to eke out a one-point victory? Well the Clippers sort of know how the Grizz felt now. While the Clippers decided to give the comeback a more Hollywood feel waiting until the last possible moment, the Spurs wasted no...

A Huge May Win for the Dodgers

This series against the reigning World Series champs is a test for the Dodgers. Much has been made of their Major League-best 25-13 record and how the record was a bit of a mirage due to the inferior competition.

Kings Put Coyotes on Brink of Extinction

The Kings are a scary team. After taking the Coyotes' best punch, the Kings responded in their stoic intensity taking Game 3 with a 2-1 win.

LAst Night's Action: Clippers Still Have No Answers for the Spurs

Photo by Paul!!! via Flickr San Antonio Spurs defeat LA Clippers 105-88. The Clippers tried. After falling down 15 points in the first quarter, they managed to bring the deficit down to a point in the second quarter. But the Spurs were too good. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 22 points while the ageless Tim Duncan had 18 points. The Spurs did a good job of minimizing Chris Paul's contributions limiting him to...

The STAPLES Center Traffic Jam Starts Now

Thursday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes marks the start of an unprecedented four-day span of sports in the 92-acre bit of Downtown Los Angeles that encomasses the STAPLES Center and L.A. Live complex.

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