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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.
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.
September 5, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
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.
November 2, 2012 | By Matthew Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SUNDAY From Washington, D.C., to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the new docudrama "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden" details the effort to track down and take out the world's most-wanted terrorist. (National Geographic, 8 and 11 p.m.) MONDAY Have camera, will travel: "Witness," a new docu-series from filmmaker Michael Mann and commercial director David Frankham, follows photojournalists as they ply their trade in such strife-torn locales as Mexico, Brazil, Libya and South Sudan.
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.
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.
January 6, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES omg! Insider: The entertainment newsmagazine formerly known as "The Insider" gets a makeover (7:30 p.m. CBS). The Bachelor: "The Bachelorette's" Sean Lowe will be the one handing out the roses this time around as romance-themed reality competition returns (8 p.m. ABC). Antiques Roadshow: Corpus Christi, Texas is the first stop as this series launches a new season (8 p.m. KOCE)
July 5, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
DENVER -- Adrian Gonzalez said earlier this year that after his 2010 operation, he never recovered the swing that made him one of baseball's premier power hitters. Gonzalez continues to insist that is the case, even after hitting a home run in each of the Dodgers' last three games. “Still a singles hitter,” he said. “If I happen to hit a home run, I'm going to take it, but I'm still a singles hitter.” Does he really believe that? “Do I believe that?” Gonzalez said.
September 8, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
That sore shoulder that Matt Kemp kept denying was giving him problems? Turns out it is giving him some serious problems. Enough that he's out of Saturday's game against the Giants in San Francisco as the Dodgers desperately try to hang on to their dwindling hopes of winning the division. Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp is scheduled to have a contrast MRI on his shoulder Saturday, which will also cause him to miss Sunday's series finale. Kemp has been mired in a 3-for-30 slump since crashing full speed into the Coors Field wall on Aug. 28. Overall, he has 12 hits in his last 73 at-bats (.164)
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