May 22, 2013 |
The Galaxy reversed course and allowed star forward Robbie Keane to join Ireland's national soccer team for two exhibition games, or friendlies. The Football Assn. of Ireland said Wednesday that Keane, the Irish team's captain, could play in the club's games against England at Wembley Stadium on May 29 and against the nation of Georgia at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on June 2. Keane, 32, initially was expected to miss the matches due to Galaxy commitments but later received clearance, the association said.
May 6, 2013 |
The Kings and Ducks will make history next Jan. 25 when they meet at Dodger Stadium in the NHL's first regular-season outdoor game in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. The NHL on Monday confirmed previous reports in The Times, announcing the game will be one of six scheduled to be played outdoors next season as part of its Stadium Series . The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Commissioner Gary Bettman had been reluctant to stage an outdoor game in a warm climate, preferring to keep the atmosphere created in colder locales.
April 11, 2013 |
Join Times Kings writer Lisa Dillman and hockey Hall of Famer Helene Elliott at 1 p.m. today for a live video discussion of the Kings, Ducks and the NHL. You will be able to ask them questions during the chat, which will take place on this blog post. One of the topics that will no doubt come up is the possible Winter Classic game next season between the Ducks and Kings that may take place in Dodger Stadium. As Elliott wrote earlier this week, "An outdoor game between the Kings and the Ducks, to be played amid the palm trees and history of Dodger Stadium, is moving closer to reality.
April 7, 2013 |
An outdoor game between the Kings and the Ducks, to be played amid the palm trees and history of Dodger Stadium, is moving closer to reality. Details are still being negotiated, but plans call for the teams to face off in a regular-season game on Jan. 25, 2014, using the portable rink and refrigeration equipment the NHL owns and has deployed at sites such as Chicago's Wrigley Field and Boston's Fenway Park. A formal announcement is tentatively set for April 17 or 18. The NHL Players' Assn.
March 27, 2013 |
Spring has sprung, or at least the Dodgers have. They played their final exhibition game in Arizona Wednesday, fell to the Mariners, 10-7, packed up and headed for Los Angeles. A group of backups and minor leaguers made the trip to Peoria, Ariz., to take on the Mariners, though Clayton Kershaw did manage to get in a little work. If not for this being spring training, or at least a get-away day, it would have featured a marquee matchup against Felix Hernandez. Kershaw was decidedly so-so (three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings)
March 25, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Tommy Hanson, whose last start was cut short after three innings and 45 pitches because of triceps tightness, will pitch in an intrasquad game at 6 p.m. Monday with a target of six innings and 80 to 90 pitches. The right-hander was originally scheduled to start Tuesday's exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch, but the Angels wanted to control the number of pitches Hanson throws each inning to ensure he gets enough work to be ready to open the season next week.
March 24, 2013 |
Derek Jeter, the venerable captain and shortstop of the New York Yankees, is likely to start the season on the disabled list, General Manager Brian Cashman acknowledged Sunday. "I know Derek extremely well, and I can read his face," Cashman said. "And his face today tells me that the reality of his circumstances is starting to sink in, and the disabled list might be necessary. I told him what I think, and he didn't fight me on it. That's reality. " Jeter, 38, is trying to play himself back into shape after surgery to repair a broken left ankle he sustained in the playoffs in October.
March 1, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - As he recovers from surgery on his right knee, Albert Pujols' spring-training routine hasn't changed much over 2 1/2 weeks. He is taking batting practice, fielding grounders hit at him and jogging on a treadmill. He has not run the bases and appears at least two weeks away from playing in an exhibition game. But Pujols, 33, said Friday he would be ready for the April 1 season opener at Cincinnati. Asked how many spring games he would need, Pujols said, "None. As long as my body feels good, I'm ready to go. " He was serious.
February 21, 2013 |
Starting to get excited? The most expensive baseball team in the history of the universe is scheduled to play its first spring game Saturday. Only you will not be able to watch it. In fact, you'll be able to watch fewer than half as many Dodgers spring games from Arizona as you could last year. The Dodgers' current broadcast schedule for their 2013 games from Camelback Ranch calls for only seven games to be televised. Last spring the Dodgers had 15 games on television from Phoenix.