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Chiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will not play in Sunday's game against the Chargers after suffering a lacerated spleen last week against the Steelers. The Kansas City Chiefs will be without quarterback Alex Smith for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to ESPN NFL Nation reporter Adam Teicher. Show More Summary

Borussia Dortmund toaster actually makes Bayern Munich toast

Everything that goes in Borussia Dortmund comes out Bayern Munich's. A Borussia Dortmund fan got a brand new toaster for Christmas. Not only was it black and yellow like his favorite club, it also put a "BVB" mark on toast. Or at least it was supposed to. Instead, the toaster put "FCB" on toast. Show More Summary

How to watch the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl: Toledo vs. Arkansas State game time, TV schedule, live online streaming

Two high-scoring offenses go head-to-head in Mobile. The bowl season winds down once the GoDaddy Bowl kicks off, as it's the second-to-last game on the schedule. This year's edition features the Arkansas State Red Wolves of the Sun Belt...Show More Summary

What ever happened to the chip block?

A good chip block goes a long way to holding off a pass rush. So why aren't more teams using them? I played football at a time when offensive coordinators believed in chipping the piss out of defensive ends to help nullify the pass rush. Show More Summary

Box office: Sony's 'The Interview' grosses $1 million Christmas Day

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Sony Pictures' controversial comedy "The Interview" began its atypical release with about $1 million in ticket sales from 331 theaters on Christmas Day, the studio estimated. 

Carmelo Anthony sums up the Knicks: 'Fans are dying, we're dying'

The struggles continue for New York with a loss to Washington. The Knicks have lost six straight games and 16 of 17, but something is even worse about losing on Christmas in front of your hometown fans. Boos could be heard in Madison...Show More Summary

Irish court OKs lifting life support for pregnant brain-dead woman

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An Irish High Court ruled Friday that a brain-dead woman’s life support can be turned off even though she is 18 weeks pregnant.

Organizers of YA book festival plan YALLWEST for L.A.

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It started as a posse of bestselling YA authors appearing together at a literary festival in the culturally remote outpost of Charleston, S.C. That was in 2011, and now the annual event, known as YALLFest: The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, has become the largest YA book festival in...

A beautiful L.A. kiss-off from the departing Laura Marling

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Laura Marling is much better known in London than in Highland Park, where until early December she'd been living for some of the last few years spent in Los Angeles. In England, the folk singer, 24, gets stopped a few times a day by fans who've connected with her earlier albums, each more...

Gear: Four watches that step up the time-telling game

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There's only so much real estate on your wrist. "Activity" straps are great, but what if most of the time you just want to know the time — and need something that looks presentable in street clothes? The products reviewed here all function as bona-fide watches — and then some do a...

NFL Draft mailbag: What should the Minnesota Vikings do in the first round?

The Vikings could be after a wide receiver in first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. But could they target another position? This week's #DraftBag also compares Amari Cooper and DeVante Parker, answers what the Titans should do and picks...Show More Summary

On New Year's Day, serve hoppin' John and other Southern comfort food

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

As a cook who is rarely happier than when roasting a huge joint of meat, I tend to measure out my year in holiday feasts, the same meals every year. Christmas dinner means goose; New Year's Eve, rib roast and Yorkshire pudding; Easter, leg of lamb. I sometimes try my hand at odd holidays like...

As wake for N.Y. cop nears, memorials, and arrests tied to threats, grow

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The memorials are growing, from the site where two New York policemen were murdered to the station house where they reported for duty each morning.

Watch Emile Heskey score for Bolton because Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey signed with Bolton and he already scored. IT'S HESKEY TIME AGAIN. Guess who's back, back again Heskey's back, tell a friend Guess who's back, Guess who's back, Guess who's back, Guess who's back, Guess who's back, GuessShow More Summary

Jay Cutler, Teddy Bridgewater and the trouble with predictions

Everyone in the business misses on a few projections and predictions, but only a few are willing admit they were wrong. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White looks back at a few of his hits and misses from the preseason prognostications. I...Show More Summary

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton has infection, playoff status in doubt

Stanton might be out for an extended period of time due to an infection following his knee injury. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton has developed an infection after sustaining an ACL and MCL sprain in Week 15, and might not be available in the postseason, according to's Ian Rapoport. Show More Summary

We need to talk about Lionel Messi's new tattoo

Picture: New tattoo Messi #fcblive [via @german_cule @bleedbarca] — barcastuff (@barcastuff) December 26, 2014 Did you know Lionel Messi plays football? Did you know he loves football? If not, his new tattoo will let you know. Show More Summary

Where T. Rex and horses roam: Ricardo Breceda's studio in Temecula

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When you see galloping metal mustangs jumping over California Highway 79 in Temecula, stop the car and turn around. The horses are a startling roadside site that will lead you to the man who made them.

A spunky unloveliness in Patrick Nickell's creatures at Rosamund Felsen

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Patrick Nickell’s new sculptures at Rosamund Felsen Gallery are pet-sized playthings: jungle gyms for the imagination that fuse Dr. Seuss goofiness with arts-and-crafts scrappiness to deliver loads more whimsy than their dimensions suggest.

LeBron James wonders why players get criticized for switching teams

The Cavaliers' star believes there's a double standard when organizations are praised for moving on from players, but players don't get the same courtesy when they leave as free agents. LeBron James may have received a warm reception...Show More Summary

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