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Alvarez called up in flurry of roster moves
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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,…Upvote Share Tweet
Puig given another day off as Pederson startsESPN.com 1 hour agoFor 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Influenced By Kobe’s Work Ethic, Jodie Meeks Should Mentor Young Pistonsdimemag.com 7 hours agoThe 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.…Upvote Share Tweet
Oddsmaker won't even let you bet on Clayton Kershaw winning Cy Youngyahoo.com 9 hours agoLos 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 9 hours agoLooking 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…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 9 hours agoAstros 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Back tightness has Nats' LaRoche day to dayMLB.com 21 hours agoNationals 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fireMLB.com 21 hours agoJoc 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.Upvote Share TweetRoberto 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.Upvote Share Tweet
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-…Upvote Share Tweet
Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game setyahoo.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 …Upvote Share TweetHyun-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.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweepESPN.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Getting to Know: Ian Turnbullthehockeynews.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 …Upvote Share TweetAfter 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mix and match: Eight-man effort shuts out A'sMLB.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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Padres earn third straight walk-off winMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Clayton Kershaw SportsCenter ConversationSep 1Clayton 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.
Span's Big Bat Propels NationalsSep 1Denard Span hit two home runs to lead the Nationals past the Dodgers 6-4.
Dodgers Avoid SweepAug 31Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out seven batters over seven innings to lead the Dodgers past the Padres 7-1.
Angels Sweep AthleticsAug 31The Angels tagged Scott Kazmir for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings en route to defeating the Athletics 8-1.
FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's next 2 gam…Sep 2In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.
Peyton Manning, Are You Driven by the Nightmarish Super Bowl, or Have You …Sep 2.
NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, How are Penalties Going to be Called …Sep 2.
Trying to Put the Instant Back in ReplaySep 1NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …