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Giants strike first in crucial series against Dodgers, earn dra…

Giants strike first in crucial series against Dodgers, earn dramatic 13-inning win

yahoo.com Updated 17 minutes ago
The first time Brandon Belt rounded third base and chugged toward home plate, he knew the game was in extra innings and one run could very well give the San Francisco Giants a win in the first game of their crucial series against the Los Angeles Dodgers…
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  • Giants within 3.5 of L.A. with 13-inning win

    Giants within 3.5 of L.A. with 13-inning win

    ESPN.com 1 hour ago
    Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.
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  • Samardzija helps A's keep lead in wild card

    Samardzija helps A's keep lead in wild card

    Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Angels 8-4 on Monday night.
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  • Marian Gaborik scores 2 in regulation, LA Kings beat Coyotes 4-…

    Marian Gaborik scores 2 in regulation, LA Kings beat Coyotes 4-3 in preseason shootout

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Nick Shore scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened the preseason with a 4-3 split-squad victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. Marian Gaborik scored two goals on assists fr...
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  • Heatley scores 48 seconds into 1st game with Ducks, Andersen ma…

    Heatley scores 48 seconds into 1st game with Ducks, Andersen makes 27 saves in 4-0 win

    thehockeynews.com 4 hours ago
    Heatley scores 48 seconds into 1st game with Ducks, Andersen makes 27 saves in 4-0 win
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  • Dodgers' Haren reaches $10M vesting option

    Dodgers' Haren reaches $10M vesting option

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    By pitching 180 innings this season, Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren earned a guaranteed $10 million option for next season and a $500,000 bonus.
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  • Dodgers lose challenge on pickoff play vs. Giants

    Dodgers lose challenge on pickoff play vs. Giants

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    With two outs in the seventh inning Monday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly unsuccessfully challenged a safe call at first base vs. the Giants.The call came on a pickoff attempt by catcher A.J. Ellis with Juan Perez at first.
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  • Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 i…

    Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 in split-squad preseason game

    NHL.com 5 hours ago
    DENVER - Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon scored 44 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a split-squad exhibition game Monday night. Brad Winchester scored twice on Avs goa...
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  • Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 i…

    Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 in split-squad preseason game

    thehockeynews.com 5 hours ago
    Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 in split-squad preseason game
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  • Hamilton, Shoemaker remain iffy for ALDS

    Hamilton, Shoemaker remain iffy for ALDS

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    The Angels still aren't sure when Josh Hamilton and Matt Shoemaker will return to full baseball activities, how much action they'll get before the start of the postseason or if they'll even be healthy enough to play when the American League Division Ser…
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  • Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Goo…

    Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Good”

    dimemag.com 7 hours ago
    Barring a major shock, the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be a playoff team in a loaded Western Conference this season. But the presence of Kobe Bryant complicates matters; he’s made a career of basketball miracles. So though the deck seems stacked against th…
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  • Lowrie doesn't let sore foot keep him out of action

    Lowrie doesn't let sore foot keep him out of action

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Shortstop Jed Lowrie was in the A's lineup for Monday's series opener against the Angels despite leaving Sunday's game with a left foot contusion. Lowrie was hit by a pitch in the first inning and departed after the fourth, but he will push through some…
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  • Blake Griffin wasn't surprised by Donald Sterling's racist rant

    Blake Griffin wasn't surprised by Donald Sterling's racist rant

    yahoo.com 8 hours ago
    When Donald Sterling's racism scandal grabbed national attention during the first round of the NBA playoffs last spring, it put the coaches and players of the Los Angeles Clippers in an awkward position. With Sterling disgraced and not yet banned from t…
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  • Hurricane strands Brito in Mexico for 2 days

    Hurricane strands Brito in Mexico for 2 days

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    Dodgers scout Mike Brito had a harrowing ordeal last week in Mexico, where he was stranded with no water or electricity for two days after a hurricane struck the Baja peninsula, where Brito and another Dodgers scout were attending an 18-and-under tourne…
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  • Puig has found stride at key time for Dodgers

    Puig has found stride at key time for Dodgers

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Since a series in San Francisco from Sept. 12-14, Yasiel Puig has played every day, batting .419/.479/.651 with two home runs and six RBIs in 10 games, entering Monday's rematch with the Giants.
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  • Lakers sign veteran guard Ellington

    Lakers sign veteran guard Ellington

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    Guard Wayne Ellington has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Kershaw honored as repeat Campanella Award winner

    Kershaw honored as repeat Campanella Award winner

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Clayton Kershaw on Monday was named the winner of the ninth annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodgers player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher.
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  • How Staples Center ice found its way to LA Kings' three road Ga…

    How Staples Center ice found its way to LA Kings' three road Game 7s

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    Everyone knows the story of the 2002 Olympics and the “lucky loonie”. Trent Evans, an icemaker who used to work for the Edmonton Oilers, was hired to work the Games in Salt Lake City. In order to mark the center spot in the E Center, he used a loonie; a…
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  • Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Be…

    Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Before Return

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has received near-consensus support. The only group showering James with more praise than fans for his decision are his playing peers in the NBA, a trend that continued recently when Los Angeles Clippers s…
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  • Video - Samardzija, Athletics Take Down Angels 00:50

    Samardzija, Athletics Take Down Angels

    Sep 22
    Jeff Samardzija surrendered one unearned run over seven innings to lead the Athletics past the Angels 8-4.
  • Video - Rua's First Career Homer Lifts Rangers 01:08

    Rua's First Career Homer Lifts Rangers

    Sep 21
    Ryan Rua broke a tie in the ninth inning with his first career home run as the Rangers beat the Angels 2-1.
  • Video - Cubs Escape Dodgers 00:37

    Cubs Escape Dodgers

    Sep 20
    Chris Coghlan hit two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run drive off of Brian Wilson, in the Cubs' 8-7 win over the Dodgers.
  • Video - Puig's Flying Catch 00:17

    Puig's Flying Catch

    Sep 20
    Yasiel Puig covers major ground and makes a spectacular diving catch, getting Jorge Soler out in the Dodgers' 8-7 loss to the Cubs.

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