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A scandal at North Carolina lands on NCAA's doorstep

21 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

21 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...

Washington high school forfeits football game, league title to support Marysville-Pilchuck

Sports aren't on anybody's mind after the horrible school shooting in Marysville, Wash., Friday. But while Marysville-Pilchuck High School reels from an unbearably tragic day, their football rivals made a strong show of solidarity. Via...Show More Summary

The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad.

A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.

Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “existential threat.” For liberals and...

Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: "Millions of young people are just stuck. They can't buy homes, they can't buy cars … all because they are struggling under the weight of student loan debt."

San Francisco Giants' Bullpen Catcher Bill Hayes Remains Invaluable

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

At 57, Bill Hayes, the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen catcher, is something of a franchise institution.

Trojans players take time to help make fan's dream come true

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Shortly after their arrival in Salt Lake City for Saturday’s game against Utah, several USC players took time to meet with Trojans fan Stacy Leininger.

Royals extend lead over Giants to 3-0 in 6th inning

Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer came up with run-scoring hits for the Royals. The Royals scored a pair of runs in the top half of the sixth inning to extend their lead over the Giants to 3-0 in Game 3 of the World Series. Alcides Escobar...Show More Summary

L.A. County supervisorial race a money battle between labor, business

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The pivotal race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has become a money battle between labor unions and business interests, with fundraising approaching $8.4 million.

Chargers' Jahleel Addae diagnosed with concussion

The San Diego safety took a pair of big hits against the Broncos on Thursday, but kept playing. San Diego Chargers safety Jahleel Addae was diagnosed with a concussion on Friday, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. The concussion is the result of Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos, though Addae played the full game. Show More Summary

Cain's RBI, Catches Help Royals Lead Giants 1-0

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Jeremy Guthrie limited the Giants to a pair of singles, Lorenzo Cain drove in a run against Tim Hudson with a grounder three batters in and the Kansas City Royals led San Francisco 1-0 after three innings Friday night as they tried to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

Kansas City Royals Aren't the First Team From Their City to Exploit Pinch-Running

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

In 1967, Charlie Finley, the unconventional owner of the Kansas City A’s, took Allan Lewis, nicknamed the Panamanian Express, and used him to run for his team’s slower players.

UCLA vs. Colorado: How the two teams match up

21 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

UCLA faces Colorado in Boulder on Saturday having won seven consecutive games away from its home field at the Rose Bowl, dating back to last season. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the matchups and story lines:

Reminder: Ned Yost used to do taxidermy and hunt with Jeff Foxworthy

If you hunt with Jeff Foxworthy and mount deer heads... ... you might be Ned Yost. (We knew this, but had forgotten.)

United States qualifies for the 2015 World Cup

Unlike their last World Cup qualifying adventure, the United States women have coasted into the finals easily this time around. On Friday night, they defeated Mexico -- the team that beat them in the semifinals of the 2010 CONCACAF Championship...Show More Summary

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