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The Dodgers have not only transcended the Yankees in the sheer size of their player payroll, they may have altered their competitive landscape in a way that no other club has in recent baseball history.
Share TweetThe Dodgers wasted no time putting new pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to work, scheduling an appearance for the left-hander in Koreatown on Tuesday.
'Viva Los Dodgers' staple Rivera dies in plane crashUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Dodgers lost a member of their extended family over the weekend when it was confirmed that singer Jenni Rivera, one of the stars of "Viva Los Dodgers Day," was among those killed in a plane crash in Mexico.Share TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers are 9-12 through the season’s first quarter of the season, and they’ve lost four of their last five. They’re still missing Steve Nash and Pau Gasol - though both may be back in the lineup this week — but the Lakers are goingSource: dimemag.com
Hawks' Smith, Clippers' Griffin named Players of the WeekUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 9.Source: nba.com
Will Angels' strategy lead to improvement in 2013?Updated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAngels general manager Jerry Dipoto charted a different course this offseason by focusing on the back end of the bullpen and relying on a couple mid-level starters to fill the rotation.
The Clippers' Bench Has A New Nickname And It Is So DumbUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetIt's always fun when a basketball team's bench takes on an identity of its own. Getting to watch a group of guys who are not quite good enough to be starters gel into a cohesive unit of their own adds another layer of excitement to the game, and so it's…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe Cleveland Cavaliers expect injured guard Kyrie Irving to be available to play Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetOn Friday night, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Lakers forward/crazy person Metta World Peace got into a bit of a tussle. Immediately after the game, Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson sent out the following, since-deleted tweet: More »Source: deadspin.com
The Week Ahead: Free-agent dominoes set to fallUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe first order of business, now that Zack Greinke is off the table, could be to see where Josh Hamilton lands. The free-agent slugger, most recently of the Texas Rangers, could have been waiting to see if the Rangers landed Greinke, whose deal with the…Share TweetCoach says it all about the Lakers: 'Umm, you know, we're not very good right now'Source: ESPN.com
Dodgers Sign Zack GreinkeDec 10Buster Olney breaks down the Dodgers agreeing to six-year deal with pitcher Zack Greinke.
Big Week For The KnicksDec 10NBA Tonight looks ahead to the Knicks matchups with the Nets and Lakers this week.
Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …Dec 10Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.