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Alvarez called up in flurry of roster moves

Alvarez called up in flurry of roster moves

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
Of the four players that the Padres received from the Angels for All-Star closer Huston Street, none was held in higher regard than 23-year-old right-hander R.J. Alvarez. On Tuesday, the Padres sent a clear message -- they want to get a look at Alvarez,…
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  • Puig given another day off as Pederson starts

    Puig given another day off as Pederson starts

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    For the third time in his team's last nine games, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly held slumping outfielder Yasiel Puig out of the starting lineup.
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  • Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Youn…

    Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistons

    dimemag.com 7 hours ago
    The Kobe Bryant stories just keep on coming. As the Los Angeles Lakers legend readies for the nineteenth season of his career, tales of Bryant’s unmatched and relentless drive to improve have been added to his historical lore on a seemingly daily basis.…
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  • Oddsmaker won't even let you bet on Clayton Kershaw winning Cy …

    Oddsmaker won't even let you bet on Clayton Kershaw winning Cy Young

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is running away (pitching away?) with the National League's Cy Young race, say gamblers who make their living on that kind of thing. Bovada.lv apparently believes that Kershaw is such a lock for Cy Young t…
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  • Blackhawks, Kings, Bruins and Penguins lead NHL betting odds

    Blackhawks, Kings, Bruins and Penguins lead NHL betting odds

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Looking at the latest Bovada betting odds for the NHL’s 2014-15 season, a few things are clear about wagering on the division champions. 1. The Metro Division might be the only one that could turn you a decent profit, provided the Pittsburgh Penguins st…
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  • Astros announce callups, add six to roster

    Astros announce callups, add six to roster

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Astros interim manager Tom Lawless will have an extra-long bench to work with in his debut on Tuesday, as Houston announced a series of September callups in advance of its game against the Angels.
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  • Back tightness has Nats' LaRoche day to day

    Back tightness has Nats' LaRoche day to day

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche left Monday night's 6-4 victory over the Dodgers in the top of the seventh inning because of lower back tightness and was replaced by Kevin Frandsen.
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  • Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fire

    Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fire

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Joc Pederson had the stage, had the drama, had family in the stands, had everything he needed Monday to make his first Major League at-bat the stuff of legend -- a true Hollywood debut.
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  • Dodgers can't keep pace with homer-happy Nats

    Dodgers can't keep pace with homer-happy Nats

    MLB.com nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    Roberto Hernandez allowed four home runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched as the Dodgers dropped the series opener to the Nationals, 6-4, on Monday night. L.A. is two games up on San Francisco in the NL West after the loss.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Would a Boychuk-Yakupov trade solve two problems…

    Rumor Roundup: Would a Boychuk-Yakupov trade solve two problems?

    thehockeynews.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The Boston Bruins need to shed salary and address their logjam on defense remains a hot topic in this summer’s NHL rumor mill. Much of the speculation centers on Johnny Boychuk, who will be eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. The 30-year-…
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  • Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-g…

    Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game set

    yahoo.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Your browser does not support iframes. Manager Bob Melvin verbally unloaded on his team Sunday — at least for Bob Melvin, it was unloading — after the Oakland Athletics were swept in a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics fell …
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  • Ryu sharp in return as Dodgers dump Padres

    Ryu sharp in return as Dodgers dump Padres

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Hyun-Jin Ryu came off the disabled list to pitch four-hit ball over seven innings, and Matt Kemp singled in the go-ahead run to help the Dodgers beat the Padres 7-1.
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  • Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    ESPN.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings, and the Angels completed a four-game sweep of the A's with an 8-1 win.
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  • Getting to Know: Ian Turnbull

    Getting to Know: Ian Turnbull

    thehockeynews.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    Status: NHL defenseman from 1973-83 with Toronto, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. DOB: Dec. 22, 1953 In: Montreal Residence: Los Angeles First Hockey Memory: ”Getting my first hockey stick at age five, started skating at three.” Hockey Inspirations: “Bobby …
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  • A's add offensive thump by acquiring Adam Dunn from White Sox

    A's add offensive thump by acquiring Adam Dunn from White Sox

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)
    After being shut out in consecutive games by the arch-rival Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland A's are adding some offensive thump ahead of the postseason eligibility deadline. On Sunday morning, the team announced they've acquired designated hitter Adam D…
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  • Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A's

    Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A's

    MLB.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)
    The Angels used eight pitchers on Saturday night as they beat Oakland, 2-0, to build a season-high four-game lead in the American League West and win their fifth game in a row.
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  • Angels use 8 pitchers to blank A's, grow lead

    Angels use 8 pitchers to blank A's, grow lead

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers -- a franchise record for a nine-inning game -- in a 2-0 victory over Oakland that increased their AL West lead to four games.
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  • Padres earn third straight walk-off win

    Padres earn third straight walk-off win

    MLB.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)
    Alexi Amarista's bloop single to center field in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday lifted the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers before a sold-out crowd of 43,926 at Petco Park.
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  • Video - Clayton Kershaw SportsCenter Conversation 02:10

    Clayton Kershaw SportsCenter Conversation

    Sep 1
    Clayton Kershaw sits down with Buster Olney to discuss his comments about this season being World Series or bust for the Dodgers and his relationship with Sandy Koufax.
  • Video - Span's Big Bat Propels Nationals 00:41

    Span's Big Bat Propels Nationals

    Sep 1
    Denard Span hit two home runs to lead the Nationals past the Dodgers 6-4.
  • Video - Dodgers Avoid Sweep 00:59

    Dodgers Avoid Sweep

    Aug 31
    Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out seven batters over seven innings to lead the Dodgers past the Padres 7-1.
  • Video - Angels Sweep Athletics 00:55

    Angels Sweep Athletics

    Aug 31
    The Angels tagged Scott Kazmir for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings en route to defeating the Athletics 8-1.

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