September 5, 2012 |
Top-level motocross racing holds its series finale Saturday at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Pro motocross, which takes place between May and September, is outdoor motorcycle racing on courses with numerous hills, jumps and tight turns. The stadium version of the sport, called supercross, occurs earlier in the year. Ryan Dungey of the Red Bull KTM team has dominated the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series this year. He's won the last nine consecutive races and already clinched his second series title.
September 9, 2012 |
Sometimes you just can't win. Clayton Kershaw said he has been bothered since Friday with a sore hip, but insisted he felt good enough to start Sunday against the Giants. Despite the significance of the game, however, the Dodgers elected to go the cautious route and scratched the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner. Kershaw is now tentatively scheduled to start Tuesday in Arizona. The Dodgers are off Monday. It does, however, line him up to start the opener against the Giants in the Dodgers' final regular-season series.
September 18, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Hanley Ramirez was out of the Dodgers lineup Wednesday, but Manager Don Mattingly insisted his shortstop wasn't injured. “Part of the plan,” Mattingly said. Ramirez returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing four games with an irritated nerve in his back. He was removed in the eighth inning after scoring from first base on a triple by Michael Young. “Hanley's going to get to play a day, off a few days,” Mattingly said. “Kind of try to keep him sharp.
July 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After hitting two home runs off Ted Lilly in a simulated game, Matt Kemp appears to still be on track to be activated from the disabled list Sunday. Kemp has been sidelined since July 6 because of irritation in his surgically repaired left shoulder. The first of Kemp's two home runs was to center field. The second landed in the visiting bullpen behind the wall in left-center. Manager Don Mattingly anticipated Kemp would be reinstated from the disabled list for the series finale in Washington, but said he would have to check with the team's medical department first.
April 14, 2012 |
Vin Scully will call his first home game of the season Sunday, the Dodgers announced on Saturday. The 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster missed the Dodgers' first six home games, including Saturday's, because of a severe cold. He didn't call the season opener for only the second time in his 63 years with the club. Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Sunday in their series finale against the San Diego Padres. Charley Steiner and Steve Lyons will call Saturday's game for Prime Ticket's telecast.
May 8, 2013 |
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
October 14, 2013 |
Walter who? "Breaking Bad" is over, but AMC's Sunday nights have come back to life with the new season of "The Walking Dead," which debuted with record ratings for the series, up against heavy competition including NFL games and the MLB playoffs. The fourth-season premiere drew 16.1 million viewers, with 10.4 million in the advertiser-desired 18-49 age demographic, according to Nielsen. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'The Walking Dead' That easily tops the numbers for the Season 3 finale, which was the previous record-holder.
May 17, 2013 |
"American Idol" just ain't what it used to be. Thursday's two-hour finale, which saw Candice Glover anointed the 12th "American Idol," generated just 14 million viewers, a whopping 7 million fewer than last year. It's also the first time that the finale has generated an audience of under 20 million. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 'Idol' Finale While ratings for the aging reality franchise have been down all season, "American Idol" also faced some particularly stiff competition Thursday night, facing off against the 75-minute series finale of "The Office" as well as the season-ender of the invincible "The Big Bang Theory.
August 23, 2012 |
Andre Ethier opened his right hand, revealing a blister on his palm that popped three days earlier. The area of raw skin was about the size of a quarter, the exposed region large enough to cause him significant discomfort in his bottom hand when holding a bat. The ruptured blister was the latest annoyance in what has been a rough few months for the two-time All-Star outfielder. Ethier was batting a season-best .333 on May 30. He had played 63 games since then entering the Dodgers' series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
September 12, 2013 |
The regular season is almost over and Carl Crawford is still healthy. "I'm just grateful," Crawford said. This time last year, Crawford was recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. "Just to be able play baseball again, to be able to do what I've done all my life, not having to worry about getting hurt," Crawford said. Crawford played in his 106th game Thursday. He played in only 31 last season for the Boston Red Sox, who traded him to the Dodgers days after his operation.