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Blue Downer

The Dodgers’ slide continued this past week as the third-place Blue Crew (23-22) fell five games behind first-place San Francisco in the National League West. On Sunday, Dan Haren (5-2) yielded 10 hits, five runs (four earned), striking out three, walking none in six innings as Arizona cruised to a 5-3 win. The Dodgers pulled […]

Mark Buehrle has never won 20 games in a single season during his 14-year career, but his strong start this year has him more than a quarter of the way there

Buehrle has reached double-digit wins in 13 straight years, with his season-high victory total of 19 coming in 2002 with the Chicago White Sox. He has had only one losing season, at 12-13 in 2006. On Monday night, Buehrle (7-1) pitched six-plus innings, allowing two runs and six hits in a 7-3 win over the […]


Darren Collison is a soft-spoken, mild-mannered reserve point guard for the Clippers. The one-time UCLA standout is in his fifth season, and good enough to be a starter for some NBA teams. In what was the biggest game of the season and perhaps franchise history, Collison came off the bench and tallied 12 of his […]

Blue’s Beat

The Dodgers (20-19) are struggling, having lost three of four games to National League West-leading San Francisco (24-14) this past weekend at Chavez Ravine. Clayton Kershaw issued a two-run, go-ahead homer to Brandon Hicks in the seventh inning, and Kenley Jansen surrendered three runs in the 10th as the Blue Crew fell, 7-4, on Sunday. […]

It was just less than two weeks ago that the Texas Rangers swept the Oakland Athletics for the first time since August 2011

But the A’s returned the favor by completing a sweep at Texas on last week. The teams have split the six games they’ve played so far, in what could be another battle for the AL West division title. Last year, the A’s won the division by 5 1/2 games over Texas. In 2012, Oakland won […]

Not Easy

Floyd Mayweather Jr. toured a dozen tough rounds with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, a 10-1 underdog, who was determined to make it difficult for the undefeated pound-for-pound king last Saturday night. In a welterweight unification battle at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather’s record remained unblemished after taking a majority decision despite a slow start. In […]

Blue’s In Third

The Dodgers (18-14) are in third place in the National League West behind San Francisco and Colorado after losing two of three games to host Miami this past weekend. In Sunday’s 5-4 loss, Giancarlo Stanton, who played at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, cracked two homers (ninth and 10th) and had three runs batted […]

Pitchers over the years have gone to great lengths to hide oily, greasy or sticky substances that they could apply to the ball to give them an advantage

Gaylord Perry was one of the best, touching various parts of his uniform and cap to grab hold of a substance, but not getting suspended for it until late in his career. New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda took a different tact last week. Pineda had a patch of pine tar on his neck that […]


Playing in the NBA is tough enough. It’s even more difficult when Donald T. Sterling, longtime owner of the Clippers made derogatory remarks about African Americans in a taped telephone conversation with 31-year-old friend/girlfriend V. Stiviano that aired on the gossip website TMZ. This was the case when the Clippers took the floor to play […]

Roughed Up

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2) has been reliable, but was roughed up by hard-hitting Colorado, 6-1, last Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. In five innings, the Korean left-hander gave up six earned runs, no walks, with three strikeouts and nine hits that included Josh Rutledge’s three-run homer in the sixth inning. The Blue Crew (14-12) pulled ahead […]