May 11, 2013 |
The Miami Marlins have the worst record in the National League. Their lineup Saturday night included three position players batting .170 or worse. But a 7-1 victory at Dodger Stadium over this band of fringe major leaguers transformed the Dodgers' clubhouse. Music blared over the sound system. Children ran and screamed. Players were smiling. The eight-game losing streak was over. The last-place Dodgers won for the first time this month, as Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched 6 2/3 innings and Andre Ethier collected four hits.
May 10, 2013 |
The Dodgers are delivering on the promise they made in their marketing slogan. This is "A Whole New Blue. " These Dodgers have hit depths unknown to them even during their 10 months in bankruptcy, their 5-4 defeat against a group of no-names wearing Miami Marlins uniforms Friday night extending their losing streak to eight games. The last time the Dodgers lost eight consecutive games was in 2008. That losing streak was immediately followed by an eight-game winning streak and those Dodgers went on to win the National League West.
May 5, 2013
When: 2 p.m. Where: Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. On the air: TV: UniMas; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 3-3-2, Sporting Kansas City 4-3-2. Record vs. Sporting Kansas City (2012): 0-1-0. Update: Chivas USA is looking for its first victory in four games after posting two losses and a tie in April. Among the players hoping to help Chivas USA is rookie forward Julio Morales, a 19-year-old Glendale native still looking to score his first goal in Major League Soccer.
May 1, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- A strong scent of desperation was in the air Wednesday in the Oakland Coliseum, where Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, his bullpen options limited by injury and ineffectiveness, went to extreme lengths to win a game Scioscia left starter C.J. Wilson in long enough to throw 123 pitches, a decision the left-hander rewarded by rebounding from a 36-pitch first inning to give up two runs and six hits in 61/3 innings and escape...
April 29, 2013 |
Pluses Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis, who will be 38 in June, became the oldest player to win the NHL scoring title. He took over the lead Wednesday from Sidney Crosby, who had held it since suffering a broken jaw on March 30. St. Louis finished with 17 goals and 60 points in 48 games, three points ahead of teammate Steven Stamkos (29 goals, 57 points). St. Louis previously won the scoring title in 2003-04. Undrafted, cut by two NHL teams, written off as too small, he's a great lesson in perseverance.
April 19, 2013 |
With only five regular-season games remaining, the Ducks start a four-game swing through western Canada Friday when they first visit Calgary before two games at Edmonton and another at Vancouver. Ducks center Andrew Cogliano said he hoped a trip to hockey-crazed Canada might jolt the Ducks out of their three-game losing streak. "We go to Canada, good hockey atmosphere," Cogliano said. "It's a good time to get ready, a good team-bonding trip to play some good hockey and go into the playoffs playing well.