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HEALTH
September 18, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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SPORTS
July 20, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
SPORTS
April 14, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
"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.
SPORTS
September 22, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
CINCINNATI -- Clayton Kershaw remains a possibility to pitch on Sunday in the Dodgers' series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. "He's still in play," Manager Don Mattingly said. Kershaw, who is trying to come back from a hip injury, did on Saturday what he usually does in days before starts: He worked out and studied video. A day earlier, Kershaw threw a 20-pitch bullpen session. Kershaw wouldn't say whether he was aiming to start on Sunday. "I'm preparing myself to start," Kershaw said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
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.
NEWS
May 21, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six-year-old Ross Bagley, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's" Nicky, knows why he won't be seeing his best friend Kevin Jamal Woods on Monday night TV anymore. "He got canceled," Ross says sadly. "Another show comes on now." Kevin was a regular on "Blossom," which followed Ross' series, but NBC decided to end the show's five-season run this year, replacing it with "In the House" on April 10. This week, however, "Blossom" returns for its series finale.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2012
If you've been wondering how Carrie Underwood looks in a nun's habit, you'll find out soon enough: The "American Idol" winner, Grammy winner and country superstar has been cast as Maria von Trapp in NBC's upcoming live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," the network announced. "Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt in a news release. For young ones unfamiliar with the Oscar-winning film starring Julie Andrews or the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical on which it was based, "The Sound of Music" tells the tale of Maria, a young woman in pre-World War II Austria who leaves a convent to work as a governess for the family of a stern widower.
SPORTS
August 23, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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