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Pitcher Edinson Volquez has agreed to a major league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers pending a physical, Fox Sports reported Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetDon Mattingly pulled the Puig again — and the Los Angeles Dodgers won anyway. Again. Yasiel Puig was benched by his manager Wednesday afternoon, replaced in right field by Skip Schumaker in the fifth inning for reasons unspecified by Mattingly. With Pui…Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers take to air as Nolasco grounds CubsRicky Nolasco fired eight scoreless innings, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier each homered and the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium to tie a Los Angeles franchise record with 21 wins in a calendar month.Upvote Share TweetFree agent Antawn Jamison has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 28, 2013New Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders believes that Ricky Rubio needs to be a bigger scoring threat in order to take the “next step in the evolution of the point guard position.” At least, that’s what he told Fox Sports North…Upvote Share Tweet
Sveum finds himself ejected on leadoff batterCubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected in the first inning Wednesday for arguing a checked-swing call during Dodgers leadoff batter Yasiel Puig's at-bat.Upvote Share TweetDodgers center fielder Matt Kemp could begin a Minor League rehab assignment as early as Thursday if his sprained left ankle responds well to Wednesday's workout, during which he ran sprints and made curves in the outfield at Dodger Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Prime opportunity arises to give Adrian breatherAdrian Gonzalez leads the Dodgers in games played and started, so it was a rare sight to see the first baseman out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs. But manager Don Mattingly felt it was the right time to rest Gonzalez.Upvote Share TweetThe Dodgers still have a comfortable lead in the National League West, but they lost to the Cubs on Tuesday night, 3-2, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. That's five Dodgers losses in the last 10 games, with a total of nine runs scored in the losses.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers Blank CubsAug 28Ricky Nolasco struck out 11 and held the Cubs to three hits in the Dodgers' 4-0 win.
Puig Pulled From GameAug 28Baseball Tonight breaks down Don Mattingly decision to pull Yasiel Puig from the Dodgers' 4-0 win for disciplinary reasons.
Sources -- Milwaukee Bucks near deal to acquire Caron Butler from Phoenix …Aug 29The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are in advanced discussions on a trade that would send Wisconsin native Caron Butler to his home-state team, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
Full-Speed Ahead in 2013; Tim McGraw's TitansAug 28Full-Speed Ahead in 2013; Tim McGraw's Titans