August 24, 2012 |
The wheels appear to be turning on a blockbuster deal between the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox involving All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers have demoted hard-throwing right-hander Rubby De La Rosa in the latest move involving a player said to be a potential piece in the deal. De La Rosa was placed on waivers by the Dodgers, but pulled back after he was claimed by a team. He now could end up as a "player to be named later" in a trade with the Red Sox for Gonzalez.
July 2, 1997 |
The Agoura Oaks American Legion baseball team has won 10 games this summer. Odds are they won't win any more. Agoura Oaks, comprised of players from Agoura and Oak Park, has two ineligible players on its squad, already resulting in one forfeiture, but Coach Lorry Gershon said he intends to play the pair for the rest of the season. The players, recent Oak Park High graduates Scott Christensen and Danny Wasserman, were declared ineligible last Thursday at a state Legion convention in Long Beach.
November 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — Tribune Co. is close to securing the regulatory approval it needs to emerge from its long-running bankruptcy. The staff of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday recommended that the agency grant the company waivers of rules that prohibit the ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations in the same city. Tribune needs the waivers for its cross-ownership of media properties in Los Angeles and four other markets. The waivers — the last major hurdle in the four-year case — would be granted Friday as long as none of the five commissioners raises serious objections, according to a person at the FCC who wasn't authorized to speak and therefore did not want to be identified.
August 26, 2011 |
Heath Bell will remain as the San Diego Padres' closer. The deadline for working out a deal with the San Francisco Giants, who claimed him on waivers Wednesday, passed without a trade being completed. It is believed the Giants claimed Bell primarily to keep him from going to the Arizona Diamondbacks, or any of the league's other top teams. Etc. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said a meeting with a group of major league officials about allegations that he participated in illegal poker games "went well," but he would not discuss the line of questioning with reporters.
August 24, 2010 |
The Dodgers had not placed Manny Ramirez on waivers as of late Tuesday, baseball sources told The Times, but the Chicago White Sox reportedly plan to claim the 38-year-old slugger if he does land on the waiver wire. Club officials aren't permitted to discuss which players are placed on waivers, but the report on FoxSports.com that the White Sox were interested — attributed to an unidentified source — revved up the discussion about whether Ramirez would finish his season with a team other than the Dodgers.
October 19, 2010 |
Barry Bonds bounded out of the dugout, skipping across the grass, throwing his arms toward the sky, blowing kisses to an adoring crowd. J.T. Snow preceded him onto the field, as did Shawon Dunston and Robb Nen. It was 2002 all over again, and we couldn't help thinking of Scott Spiezio. Spiezio drove a stake into the heart of San Francisco in that 2002 World Series, on behalf of the Angels. Bonds had two decades in the spotlight. Spiezio had a month. And now, with San Francisco six victories from its first World Series championship, the Giants have their own version of Spiezio, a guy by the name of Cody Ross.
February 25, 2011 |
Left wing Marco Sturm went from the Kings' top line to being waived Friday but could rejoin their No. 1 trio Saturday if he goes unclaimed, as is expected. The Kings placed Sturm on waivers to gain flexibility with their roster in case they want to add a player before Monday's trade deadline. They're at the 23-man maximum and wouldn't want to lose young players on waivers if they must open a roster spot for a new acquisition. "We have to waive a player now because you cannot do it at the deadline.
August 23, 2012 |
The Dodgers could land four-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez in the coming days. Likely? No. But possible? Sure. If this reads like pure fiction, remember this: The Dodgers' new owners have already redefined what is financially reasonable in post-George Steinbrenner baseball. Every indication is that the Dodgers have the resources — and perhaps more important, the mind-set — to complete the kind of revolutionary multiple-player trade necessary to acquire a player of Gonzalez's caliber in August.
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January 9, 2012 |
Like many other spouses of undocumented immigrants, Gina Pope constantly worries that her husband suddenly could be deported and that she would be left to raise their two children by herself. Pope, a U.S. citizen, wants to apply for him to get a green card but knows that would mean his traveling to his native Peru, with the risk of not returning for months or years. Now, after more than a decade of waiting for the immigration rules to change, Pope is cautiously optimistic that her husband, who owns a residential construction business and has a temporary work permit, may finally be able to become a legal resident.