November 25, 2013 |
The signing of Dan Haren won't prevent the Dodgers from pursuing Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Monday. Although Colletti didn't mention Tanaka by name, he said, "If something else comes our way, we'll take a look at it. I'm not going to close the door on any more starters. " Including Haren, whose one-year, $10-million deal is now official, the Dodgers have five starting pitchers under contract for next season. That doesn't include Clayton Kershaw, who is eligible for salary arbitration.
November 24, 2013 |
The Dodgers are close to signing former All-Star Dan Haren, who could add depth to the battered back end of their rotation. Haren agreed to a one-year, $10-million contract that includes a vesting option for 2015, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical examination. The contract could be finalized as early as Monday. Haren is coming off the two worst seasons of his career. He was 12-13 with a 4.33 earned-run average with the Angels in 2012 and 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA with the Washington Nationals this year.
November 24, 2013 |
The Dodgers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Dan Haren, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract won't be finalized until the right-hander undergoes a physical examination. Haren's deal could become official as early as Monday. Haren is viewed by the Dodgers as a potential fifth starter. Chad Billingsley, who underwent reconstructive elbow surgery this year, isn't expected back until May. Josh Beckett is also recovering from surgery to treat a nerve problem.
November 19, 2013 |
He might not be a threat to Joey Chestnut or Takeru Kobayashi , but Mississippi State football Coach Dan Mullen has the technique and grace of the world's top competitive eaters. Mullen displayed his gastrointestinal-challenging capabilities during Mississippi State's annual chicken-wing-eating contest Monday at a Buffalo Wild Wings outlet in Starkville, Miss. Mullen, 40, downed 15 chicken wings in three minutes using the very reliable dip-and-strip method. Suffice it to say, he successfully defended his wing-eating title even though he reportedly ate 24 in five minutes last year.
November 18, 2013 |
Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather participated in a media conference call Thursday to discuss AXS TV's one-hour special, "My Days in Dallas: A Remembrance With Dan Rather," which premieres Monday at 5 p.m. PST. Talk of the chaotic events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy dominated the call, but Rather was also asked questions about CBS' handling of the botched "60 Minutes" Benghazi, Libya, segment, as well as about CBS'...
November 2, 2013 |
Wise Dan became the third repeat champion of the day as he surged late to win the Breeders' Cup Mile going away. He joined Groupie Doll, winner of the Filly and Mare Sprint, and Mizdirection, who took the Turf Sprint, as repeat Breeders' Cup champions. Wise Dan was seventh with a quarter-mile to go on the turf and made up enough ground to enter the stretch third, running on the outside. The 4-5 favorite then left no doubt through the stretch that he was the best on Saturday. Jose Lezcano picked up the ride when Wise Dan jockey John Velazquez was injured in the Juvenile Fillies race.
October 19, 2013 |
On the struggling and often confused American dance scene, the companies that make up Nederlands Dans Theater might seem to inhabit an alternative artistic universe. Think ballet line and virtuosity fused with modern dance weight and power. Think a commitment to the deepest European art-making traditions with no pandering to pop culture. Above all, think a super-ensemble: dancers who can form a superb corps one moment and perform just as superbly as principals the next. The proof was rapturously evident at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday when the main contingent (NDT1)
October 12, 2013 |
For more than two decades, the Nederlands Dans Theater's international profile was defined by longtime artistic director Jiri Kylian. Since Kylian stepped down, the company has begun to show the world the face it always presented at home in the Hague: that of a consistently creative troupe with a repertory showcasing a variety of choreographers, many of them current or former company members. All three works on Nederlands Dans' program at the Music Center from Oct. 18-20 fit that description.
October 11, 2013 |
Bill Weir, the co-host of "Nightline," is leaving for " another opportunity in the news business," said ABC News' president Ben Sherwood on Friday. He did not say where Weir is going. Weir, who has co-hosted "Nightline" since 2010, said on his Twitter account that he would be saying "goodbye" on Friday night's program. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Sherwood said that "Good Morning America" co-anchor Dan Harris will take over Weir's "Nightline" hosting duties, effective immediately.
October 9, 2013 |
The Lakers waived two centers on Wednesday, cutting ties with Eric Boateng and veteran Dan Gadzuric. Both were training-camp invites with long odds of making the roster. The Lakers now have 17 players under contract. The league maximum to start the season is 15, which means at least two more will be cut. The Lakers must carry at least 13. Currently the team has 11 guaranteed players: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman, Jodie Meeks, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Wesley Johnson and Robert Sacre.