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Giants strike first in crucial series against Dodgers, earn dramatic 13-inning win
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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants within 3.5 of L.A. with 13-inning winESPN.com 1 hour agoPinch-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.Upvote Share TweetJeff 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.Upvote Share TweetLOS 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Heatley scores 48 seconds into 1st game with Ducks, Andersen makes 27 saves in 4-0 winthehockeynews.com 4 hours agoHeatley scores 48 seconds into 1st game with Ducks, Andersen makes 27 saves in 4-0 winUpvote Share Tweet
Dodgers' Haren reaches $10M vesting optionESPN.com 4 hours agoBy pitching 180 innings this season, Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren earned a guaranteed $10 million option for next season and a $500,000 bonus.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers lose challenge on pickoff play vs. GiantsMLB.com 4 hours agoWith 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.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 5 hours agoDENVER - 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 in split-squad preseason gamethehockeynews.com 5 hours agoCogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 in split-squad preseason gameUpvote Share Tweet
Hamilton, Shoemaker remain iffy for ALDSMLB.com 6 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Kobe Bryant Played Pickup With Lakers, Looked “Very Good”dimemag.com 7 hours agoBarring 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Lowrie doesn't let sore foot keep him out of actionMLB.com 7 hours agoShortstop 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin wasn't surprised by Donald Sterling's racist rantyahoo.com 8 hours agoWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Hurricane strands Brito in Mexico for 2 daysESPN.com 8 hours agoDodgers 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Puig has found stride at key time for DodgersMLB.com 8 hours agoSince 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers sign veteran guard Ellingtonnba.com 9 hours agoGuard Wayne Ellington has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw honored as repeat Campanella Award winnerMLB.com 10 hours agoClayton 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.Upvote Share Tweet
How Staples Center ice found its way to LA Kings' three road Game 7syahoo.com 14 hours agoEveryone 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Before Returndimemag.com 15 hours agoLeBron 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Samardzija, Athletics Take Down AngelsSep 22Jeff Samardzija surrendered one unearned run over seven innings to lead the Athletics past the Angels 8-4.
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The Week 3 MailbagSep 23I want to lead the Mailbag this week with a quick comment on Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s news conference Monday afternoon, where he addressed the thoroughly reported ESPN story that questioned his organization’s response to the Ray Rice crisis. The m…
Safety In NumbersSep 23As you watch football week to week, you see new things crop up and wonder if they are trends or simply the result of teams playing the game with different lineup combinations. Necessity was the mother of invention in Arizona this year, with defensive co…
All signs pointing upward for Chicago Bears, now 2-1 after beating New Yor…Sep 22At 2-1 after beating the New York Jets on the road, Chicago is winning now ... and could well get good later, Michael Wilbon writes.
'The NFL Needed This'Sep 22The adrenaline was still flowing for Russell Wilson an hour after a game that was supposed to be high drama, and actually was. “The NFL needed this game,” Wilson said. After another week of off-field hell for the NFL, Wilson won’t get any argument from …