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Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and chief of National Public Radio during its...

Meyers Leonard high-fives himself when teammates leave him hanging

Those behind-the-back high fives from the guards are kind of like a trust fall. You assume they'll be there for you, but... ... sometimes they're not. At least Meyers Leonard had some support, unlike Andrew Bogut before him:

Defender trucked into stratosphere in delightful Madden glitch

What is so funny about a computer defying physics to catapult through the air in a video game that generally offers a faithful simulation of football? Everything, I guess. (via @johnpmcisaac + @jon_bois)

Royals edge Giants, 3-2, to take 2-1 lead in World Series

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked, he did not believe the Royals could win.

Royals vs. Giants, 2014 World Series Game 3 final score: What we learned from Kansas City's 3-2 win

The Royals took a 2-1 series lead with strong bullpen work and an unlikely outing from their starting pitcher. Alcides Escobar went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and Jeremy Guthrie tossed five innings of two-run ball to lift...Show More Summary

Royals clinging to 3-2 lead entering bottom of the 9th

Kansas City will have to keep San Francisco's typical late-game magic boxed up in order to take a 2-1 series lead. The Royals lead the Giants, 3-2, entering the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. Neither team has scored since the sixth inning, when the two clubs combined for four runs. Show More Summary

For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood.

Molotov cocktail thrown at mosque in New Mexico; no injuries

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Islamic Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Friday morning, causing church officials to be on a heightened sense of alert.

Tom Izzo joins KISS cover band in full makeup for Michigan State Midnight Madness

The tongue... Tom Izzo is the champ of this game time and time again: Izzo entrance at #MSUMadness. He's the member of KISS on the far right. — Kevin Pauga (@KevinPauga) October 25, 2014 THIS IS TOM IZZO AND...Show More Summary

2 charged with murder in stabbing over parking space

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The two vehicles squared off in the crowded parking lot of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet, their drivers looking for a coveted spot.

L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles Unified students could take school-issued iPads home as soon as next month under a new plan that officials say has dealt with security concerns.

See the signs from MLB's touching Stand Up To Cancer tribute

Powerful moment during Game 3 on Friday, as  AT&T Park paused the game and stood up together to raise awareness for cancer research. The @Royals, @SFGiants and everyone in the ballpark rises as one for @SU2C. #WorldSeries —...Show More Summary

Clippers' Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: 'He just made the game different'

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers called Steve Nash "one of the best" a day after the Lakers announced that the 40-year-old point guard will miss the season because of a back injury.

Marlins Guy gives seat to Navy singer after 'God Bless America' mishap

Patriotic tributes and Game 3 in San Francisco have not gotten along Friday night. First the flaghole, now this: Props to Steven Powell from the U.S. Navy for trucking right through the opening lines of "God Bless America" even while no one in America could hear him. Show More Summary

Joe Montana enjoying World Series Game 3 between San Francisco, Kansas City

As the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals do battle in Game 3 of the World Series, what better person is there to embody the sporting relationship between San Francisco and Kansas City than former 49ers and Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana? Montana took in the game with Giants co-owner and former managing general partner Peter Magowan.

A scandal at North Carolina lands on NCAA's doorstep

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Somewhere, up there, Jan Gangelhoff is smiling. She didn't need to be validated, but she has been.

Devils lose 18th consecutive shootout

You would think a team of NHL players would be able to win at least one out of 18 shootouts, but the Devils have somehow found a way to lose 18 in a row. The New Jersey Devils were not only the worst shootout team in the NHL last season,...Show More Summary

Kelvin Herrera makes first career plate appearance

Kelvin Herrera entered Game 3 of the World Series on Friday having never made a plate appearance during his professional baseball career. Royals manager Ned Yost decided to change that with two outs in the seventh inning. Herrera struck out with a runner on first to end the inning.

There might be more Oregon fans than Cal fans at Levi's Stadium

It's the first-ever college football game at the new home of the 49ers, as Cal hosts No. 6 Oregon in Levi's Stadium. Cal has a stadium of its own, but this one's in San Francisco instead, because it is. Did more Ducks fans than Bears fans make the trip? You be the judge! 7:09 pm PT. Show More Summary

What's really going on in North Korea

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It was a news story that read like the plot of a Peter Sellers or Mike Myers picture: Vertically challenged dictator of a starving populace, overweight and addicted to imported Swiss cheese, falls off his high heels and breaks both ankles. He is sent off to rehab and, in his absence, rivals...

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