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With Hairston on DL, Herrera called up from Triple-A

With Hairston on DL, Herrera called up from Triple-A

MLB.com Updated May 7, 2013
The Dodgers recalled utility man Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and placed Jerry Hairston on the disabled list with a left groin strain.
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  • Jackson declines overture to coach Brooklyn Nets

    Jackson declines overture to coach Brooklyn Nets

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson has informed the Brooklyn Nets that he is not interested in the team's head coaching position, an NBA source confirmed to SI.com. Jackson, 67, is not believed to be interested in coaching again. A source familiar with Jackson's …
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  • The Los Angeles Clippers? Gone till November

    The Los Angeles Clippers? Gone till November

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    With every season that ends, for the playoff teams at least, we felt it right to take a look ahead. TNT already has the rights to "Gone Fishin'," and because we're sure that someone, somewhere, still likes that Wyclef song, we're going with &q…
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  • David Lee, Blake Griffin & The NBA’s Top 10 Power Forwards …

    David Lee, Blake Griffin & The NBA’s Top 10 Power Forwards Of The Season

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    The power forward position is without a doubt the most reliable position in the NBA. Most teams are going to struggle without a quality power forward to rely on when the going gets tough. When shots aren’t falling for the guards, power forwards are the
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  • The Dodgers and Blue Jays: From baseball’s offseason darlings t…

    The Dodgers and Blue Jays: From baseball’s offseason darlings to cellar dwellers

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    If you sat down with a notepad and pen the day before the baseball season started and tried to guess which teams would be in last place five weeks into the season, would you put the Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays on the list? Sure, you'd writ…
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  • The Phoenix Suns hire 33-year old Ryan McDonough to be their ne…

    The Phoenix Suns hire 33-year old Ryan McDonough to be their new general manager

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Earlier on Tuesday, word was filtering around the usual NBA circles that the Phoenix Suns were attempting to hire Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill as the team’s new general manager. That potential hire would come on the heels of the disastrous re
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  • Korean-American pop star Tiffany Hwang throws terrible first pi…

    Korean-American pop star Tiffany Hwang throws terrible first pitch before Dodgers game

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Most ceremonial first pitches begin and end without incident, and they fade from memory just as quickly. But some stay with you. Like a wound that just won't close. There's pop icon Mariah Carey in 2008. And there's former Cincinnati major Mark Mallory …
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  • Dwight Howard’s 6 Biggest Screw-Ups With The Lakers This Season

    Dwight Howard’s 6 Biggest Screw-Ups With The Lakers This Season

    dimemag.com May 7, 2013
    On August 11, 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers completed their second blockbuster trade of the offseason. After luring two-time MVP Steve Nash away from division rival Phoenix, they worked out a four-team deal that brought Dwight Howard to the bright lights…
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  • Matt Kemp gives fan an autograph … then his hat, jersey and sho…

    Matt Kemp gives fan an autograph … then his hat, jersey and shoes (Video)

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Say what you will about Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp and his stats so far this season, but after watching this fan encounter, Kemp ranks No. 1 on our "nice guys" list. Dodgers blog Vin Scully is My Homeboy uncovered the video, and even t…
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  • Once again, expensive free agents are failing to meet expectati…

    Once again, expensive free agents are failing to meet expectations

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    As another expensive crop of free-agents fails to meet expectations with their new teams, it's clear free-agency is more like a used-car lot than ever before, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Angels fans get chance to earn trivia 'Bucks'

    Angels fans get chance to earn trivia 'Bucks'

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    MLB.com's 'Bucks on the Pond' stopped by Angel Stadium recently to give fans a chance to show off their knowledge and earn some money.
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  • VP 'very confident' Paul will re-sign with Clips

    VP 'very confident' Paul will re-sign with Clips

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Los Angeles Clippers general manager Gary Sacks wasn't in a mood to say much about any of the major decisions hanging over the franchise this summer in the first few moments after the Memphis Grizzlies knocked the Clippers out of the playoffs.
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  • Dodgers place Ellis on DL, activate Capuano

    Dodgers place Ellis on DL, activate Capuano

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    The Los Angeles Dodgers placed second baseman Mark Ellis on their crowded 15-day disabled list Monday.
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  • Solid Gold-schmidt: Slugger's four hits power D-backs

    Solid Gold-schmidt: Slugger's four hits power D-backs

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt's bat and Trevor Cahill's arm led the D-backs to a 9-2 win over the Dodgers on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Video - Buster Blog: Tough Times For Dodgers 02:00

    Buster Blog: Tough Times For Dodgers

    May 7
    Buster Olney blogs about the Dodgers' recent struggles and says it isn't time for them to press the panic button.

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  • Don Banks: Jets owner closes door on Tebow era, but not QB competition

    May 7
    PHILADELPHIA -- Opting for dramatic understatement, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson summarized his team's failed Tim Tebow experiment as "something that didn't work for us,'' and acknowledged for the first time "the fit obviously wasn't perf…
  • Peter King: Nobody balances need vs. value better than the Ravens; mail

    May 7
    The fashionable thing to say for men who run drafts is they'll set their boards and honor them and take the best player available. I believe general managers approach drafts that way, but when it comes time to pull the trigger, they're going to pay more…
  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett to have surgery, agent says

    May 7
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.
  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett undergoes shoulder surgery for SLAP tear

    May 8
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.