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Always up for a fight, McCain is GOP's top midterm cheerleader

1 minute agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There's John McCain in Kansas, stumping with his old colleague, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, in an unexpectedly tough reelection fight against independent newcomer, Greg Orman.

It's not Blaine Gabbert's fault

The 49ers failed to produce positive yardage on nearly half of their plays last week, and it had nothing to do with Blaine Gabbert. Spike Factor returns with a look at the week's worst offensive performances. (Not sure what the Spike...Show More Summary

Reggie Wayne ruled out against Steelers

An elbow injury will keep the veteran sidelined this Sunday. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will have to get the job done against the Pittsburgh Steelers without one of his top targets. Veteran wide receiver Reggie WayneShow More Summary

Over 600 journalists accredited for El Clásico

14 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The anticipation for El Clásico is surreal. El Clásico is a big deal. Like 640 journalists from 210 media agencies big. That is how many people Real Madrid has accredited for their first clash against Barcelona this season. Those people have come to see Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut. Show More Summary

Steve Nash to miss 2014-15 season with nerve damage

17 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The 40-year-old point guard will not play this season due to ongoing nerve issues in his back. Could this be it for the two-time MVP? Steve Nash was fun to watch. We can use the past tense here because even though Nash hasn't officially left his career behind, the days of joy and wonder are long gone. Show More Summary

World Series Fan Creates Buzz With Marlins Jersey

17 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.

Foreign travelers spending more on U.S. trips

19 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

International travelers have spent $150 billion visiting the U.S. in the first eight months of the year, a 5% increase over the same period last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Friday.

Manager Joe Maddon Opts Out of Tampa Bay Rays Contract

20 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The resignation of Maddon, 60, comes on the heels of the departure of General Manager Andrew Friedman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are managed by Don Mattingly.

Bored game: 'Ouija' conjures up dreadful reviews

22 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

"Ouija," the new horror film from director/co-writer Stiles White, is based on the spooky board game that claims to commune with the spirit world. But no special equipment is needed to hear from movie critics, who have made it clear they find "Ouija" to be an uninspired scarer and a curious bit...

Maddon Excises Opt-Out, Won't Return to Rays

23 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2014 El Clásico: Suarez returns for first clash of the season

25 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Luis Suarez will make his Barcelona debut in the first Clásico of the season, while Real Madrid are without Gareth Bale. In a continuation of their absurd and hysterical arms race, Real Madrid and Barcelona both bought some of the biggest attacking stars in world football this summer. Show More Summary

SMU basketball preview: Larry Brown's team is stacked even without Emmanuel Mudiay

28 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The Mustangs could be one of the deepest teams in the country this year. SMU is the No. 10 team in our top 25 countdown. SMU accomplished almost everything they could have hoped for in Larry Brown's second season in Dallas. The Mustangs hit the polls for the first time in 29 years. Show More Summary

Can you go to Best Buy for Time Warner Cable's new box?

33 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Natosh needs an adapter to receive Time Warner Cable's digital signal. He's wary of paying high prices to the cable company.

Two O.C. hospitals resume elective surgeries after patient infections

44 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Elective surgeries resumed this week at two Orange County hospitals 10 days after officials there voluntarily halted procedures in the wake of four patients incurring bacterial infections.

To write and die in L.A.

50 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl.

Luis Suarez should not start for Barcelona in Saturday's Clásico

51 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Despite the fact that many would like to see Luis Suárez start in the Clásico on Saturday, it's not the smart move for Luis Enrique. For the first time since biting Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, Luis Suárez is allowed to participate in a competitive football match. Show More Summary

'Nightcrawler' shows how the news worm has turned

53 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If it bleeds it leads in the fictional newsroom of director Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler." Fear is an invaluable commodity at KWLA 6, a local Los Angeles news station struggling to pull in ratings post-CNN, Facebook, TMZ, Twitter and everything else that's rendered regional broadcasts near...

Moment of Friday: Michelle Andrade in praise of Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman

56 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

On pieces of ruled notebook paper, L.A. artist Michelle Andrade creates works that play with color and language. An exploding arrangement of lavender and purple geometric forms are layered with the bubbly phrase "Not Everyone is Great." An architectural framework of bubbles in a 1970s color...

This photo of The Rock and a giant Chinese basketball player does not compute

58 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

7'9 Sun Ming Ming - one of the tallest players ever. Great dude and a helluva miniature golfer. pic.twitter.com/nfm65uSxAK — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 24, 2014 The Rock is not a small man. Dwayne Johnson is 6'5, 260 pounds and looks like a child compared to Bejing Ducks basketball player Sun Mingming. Quick question Mr. Show More Summary

Joe Maddon Leaving Tampa Bay Rays: Latest Details, Reaction and Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon has led the Tampa Bay Rays to unprecedented success during his nine years at the helm, but his tenure has reached a surprising conclusion. According to the Rays' official Twitter account, the 60-year-old skipper decided...Show More Summary

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