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Football and the inspiration to be brave

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Super Bowl is here, and those of us who have been watching the NFL from day one of the season are looking forward to a good game. We're also facing truckloads of criticism for being fans. We'll be called brutes and bullies and layabouts and plenty of worse things. Can we answer these...

A good place to hit terrorism in Nigeria is in its corrupt government

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Collapsing oil prices are dealing a crippling blow to Africa's economic giant, Nigeria, which is simultaneously absorbing a second shock: U.S. refineries once purchased as much as 40% of its production; now they're no longer buying.

How busy-ness affects ethical living

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Benjamin Franklin was in his early 20s when he embarked on what he called his “bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.” He set out 13 virtues including order, industry, sincerity and humility, and made a chart in which he tracked each virtue for a week at a time...

A Plan B if Iran nuclear talks fall through

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The news from U.S. negotiators who are trying to persuade Iran to accept binding limits on its nuclear technology was not good last week.

Until it's signed, Mayweather-Pacquiao fight deal not 'done'

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A deal in the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight negotiations might be close to happening, but it's not guaranteed yet. That would require two signed contracts.

Ranking MLB's Top 10 Rotation Trios Entering 2015

Some MLB teams just have so much pitching it's not even fair. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals definitely fit that description. Next season, those clubs will be trotting out two of the strongest starting staffs in the majors. Show More Summary

Chris Weidman's injury leaves Ronda Rousey fight as UFC 184 main event

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Chris Weidman on Friday pulled out of his UFC 184 fight against Vitor Belfort on Feb. 28 at Staples Center because of a rib injury he sustained this week while training.

House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

House Democrats gathered at a strategy retreat this week in dire need of a pep talk, after seeing their influence sharply reduced by last year's election and enduring a number of internal debates that eroded morale.

Mitt Romney's exit opens up Republican presidential primary race

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Mitt Romney's exit from the 2016 presidential campaign pushes the GOP race back where it was three weeks ago, before his brief flirtation: a wide-open contest among the establishment, religiously oriented, and libertarian wings of the Republican Party.

'Suge' Knight, no stranger to legal trouble, faces most serious charges

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

From the beginning, Marion "Suge" Knight's life as a rap impresario was closely intertwined with the gangster ways extolled by his artists in their music.

Football: Linebacker Jack Savage to be preferred walk-on at UCLA

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

All-Trinity League linebacker Jack Savage of Servite has accepted a preferred walk-on spot at UCLA.

La Quinta Resort & Club is an oasis for human and dog

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When it comes to pet travel, the Palm Springs area really knows how to throw a dog a bone. In fact, some people say hoteliers in the region are more likely to roll out the welcome mat for dogs than kids. I'm not sure about that, but during a weekend visit, my pups were wined and dined and...

Yasiel Puig Right to Put 'Rival' Bullseye on Cardinals, Not Giants

We can talk all we want about the offseason drawing to a close and spring training being just around the bend, but here's how we really know it's almost baseball season: Ladies and gentlemen, our first Yasiel Puig controversy of 2015 has arrived! Sort of, anyway. Show More Summary

UFC's Anderson Silva to test healed broken leg against Nick Diaz

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva marks his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday night against Nick Diaz at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, after Silva spent a year recovering from a gruesome broken left leg suffered in the same arena in December 2013.

Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Drivers of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft may have to be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, a federal judge in San Francisco said Friday. 

Israeli plans for new settlement construction irk U.S., Palestinians

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Israeli plans to advance settlement construction in the West Bank drew sharp rebukes Friday from the United States and Palestinian Authority, adding to already strained relations.

Roger Goodell blasted for 'belittling' CNN's Rachel Nichols

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being criticized -- even more than usual -- for how he responded to a female reporter who questioned his possible conflicts of interest during his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday.

Mattel chairman says toy maker 'created' its own problems

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The new chairman of Mattel Inc. said the problems plaguing the toy maker were largely its own fault, mere days after its chief executive abruptly resigned.

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