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Lasorda defends Mattingly's job with DodgersESPN.com Updated May 10, 2013Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda came to the defense of current manager Don Mattingly, who has been under increasing media pressure in Los Angeles with his expensive team being off to a 13-20 start.Upvote Share Tweet
Scioscia moving on from 'isolated incident'Angels manager Mike Scioscia briefly doubted his interpretation of the rules for pitching changes, but he was accurate and is ready to move forward after the umpires were disciplined and Astros manager Bo Porter apologized.Upvote Share Tweet
Porter issues apology for misinterpreting rulesAstros manger Bo Porter issued a public apology Friday afternoon for making an illegal pitching change in Thursday's loss to the Angels, a move that led to the two-game suspension and fine of crew chief Fieldin Culbreth and fines for the rest of his cre…Upvote Share Tweet
Umpire Fieldin Culbreth suspended two games for misapplication of rules in Angels-Astros gameYou say you wanted more accountability for the umpires and less transparency from Major League Baseball in terms of how their umpires are disciplined? Good news. The league made a lot of progress in both areas on Friday as they announced that veteran um…Upvote Share TweetThe rule covering pitching changes was not applied correctly by the umpiring crew in the seventh inning of Thursday's Angels-Astros game in Houston, Major League Baseball said Friday.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated May 10, 2013Well, what do you know? MLB has not only decided to swing its shithammer at the crew that screwed up a basic rules interpretation during last night's Angels-Astros game, but that it's publicizing the discipline being meted out.Read more...Upvote Share TweetMLB acknowledged its umpires messed up for the second straight day. This time, one umpire has been suspended and three more were fined for Thursday's Angels-Astros rules gaffe.Upvote Share TweetKobe Bryant's legal dispute with his mother and a New Jersey auction house over the planned sell-off of an estimated $1.5 million worth of memorabilia ramped up a couple of notches Thursday. First, the Los Angeles Lakers star get a temporary restraining…Upvote Share TweetCleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown’s continued existence as a hot commodity remains baffling to us, and yet the Cavs wasted no time in securing Brown as their head coach last month just three years after firing him. Weirdly, rumors abounded that the CUpvote Share TweetSaturday is the one-month anniversary of that big Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres brawl, the one in which Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his collarbone crashing into Carlos Quentin.Greinke was supposed to be out eight weeks after surgery. But F…Upvote Share Tweet
Van Slyke called up; Herrera optionedThe Dodgers selected the contract of Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A on Friday.Upvote Share TweetThe White Sox activated outfielder Dayan Viciedo from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Angels and optioned Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte to make room on the roster.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA playoffs roundtable: Early trends, most desperate teams, moreAll four second-round series are even 1-1. Which team most needs a Game 3 win? Which series is most likely to go the distance? Our NBA writers take stock of the conference semis.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros Fan Behind Home Plate Really Wants You To See His Fake Dongdeadspin.com Updated May 10, 2013We pride ourselves on vigilance to behind-the-plate fan frivolity, what with jackasses pantomiming blowjobs at Wrigley or dudes outfitting themselves in Marlins gear during non-Marlins postseason games. So when this fan at last night's Angels-Astros gam…Upvote Share TweetAnother day, another umpire gaffe. This one, at least, did not affect the outcome of a game. Why does MLB let unaccountable umps insult fans -- and the game? asks Tom Verducci.Upvote Share Tweet
Following controversy, Halos rally past AstrosIn a wild game that featured a controversial call by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, an official protest by manager Mike Scioscia, injuries to shortstop Erick Aybar and reliever Scott Downs and plenty of back-and-forth, the Angels avoided a sweep against t…Upvote Share TweetThe Angels' 6-5 victory over the Astros rescinded manager Mike Scioscia's official protest of Thursday night's game at Minute Maid Park, while somewhat downplaying another umpiring controversy one day after the big home run dispute in Cleveland.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Mock Draft: Gray looks like best bet at No. 1 -- for nowThis year's MLB Draft is unusually difficult to handicap.Upvote Share Tweet
How Accountable Are MLB Umpires?May 10Buster Olney looks at the pitching change that led the Angels to protest Thursday night's game.
Dodgers Suffer Eighth Straight LossMay 10Derek Dietrich's three-run blast, his first career home run, helps the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.
Don Banks: Now the NFL's lone iron man, Fletcher reflects on his past, fut…May 10With the retirement of Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber this week, the NFL lost one of its consummate professionals and a player who had become a hallmark of consistency throughout his celebrated 16-year career.
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has fresh appr…May 10Golden State coach Mark Jackson is succeeding with a fresh approach.
The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3May 10Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.