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Rays cool Angels behind Archer, DeJesus

Rays cool Angels behind Archer, DeJesus

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Aug 28, 2013
Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings, David DeJesus scored twice and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Angels 4-1 Wednesday night, ending Los Angeles' four-game winning streak.
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  • Reports: Volquez, Dodgers agree to a deal

    Reports: Volquez, Dodgers agree to a deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 28, 2013
    Pitcher Edinson Volquez has agreed to a major league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers pending a physical, Fox Sports reported Wednesday night.
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  • Don Mattingly benches Yasiel Puig because Skip Schumaker gives …

    Don Mattingly benches Yasiel Puig because Skip Schumaker gives Dodgers ‘a better chance to win’

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 28, 2013
    Don 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…
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  • Dodgers take to air as Nolasco grounds Cubs

    Dodgers take to air as Nolasco grounds Cubs

    MLB.com Aug 28, 2013
    Ricky 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.
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  • Clippers sign veteran forward Jamison

    Clippers sign veteran forward Jamison

    nba.com CNNSI.com Aug 28, 2013
    Free agent Antawn Jamison has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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  • 3 Players Who Need To Score More Than Ricky Rubio Next Season

    3 Players Who Need To Score More Than Ricky Rubio Next Season

    dimemag.com Aug 28, 2013
    New 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…
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  • Sveum finds himself ejected on leadoff batter

    Sveum finds himself ejected on leadoff batter

    MLB.com Aug 28, 2013
    Cubs 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.
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  • Dodgers want Kemp able to go 'full speed' ahead

    Dodgers want Kemp able to go 'full speed' ahead

    MLB.com Aug 28, 2013
    Dodgers 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.
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  • Prime opportunity arises to give Adrian breather

    Prime opportunity arises to give Adrian breather

    MLB.com Aug 28, 2013
    Adrian 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.
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  • Offense keeps quiet as Kershaw's win streak ends

    Offense keeps quiet as Kershaw's win streak ends

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 28, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Video - Dodgers Blank Cubs 00:32

    Dodgers Blank Cubs

    Aug 28
    Ricky Nolasco struck out 11 and held the Cubs to three hits in the Dodgers' 4-0 win.
  • Video - Puig Pulled From Game 01:50

    Puig Pulled From Game

    Aug 28
    Baseball Tonight breaks down Don Mattingly decision to pull Yasiel Puig from the Dodgers' 4-0 win for disciplinary reasons.

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  • Sources -- Milwaukee Bucks near deal to acquire Caron Butler from Phoenix …

    Aug 29
    The 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 Titans

    Aug 28
    Full-Speed Ahead in 2013; Tim McGraw's Titans