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LeBron James says Cleveland opener may be biggest sporting event ever

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

LeBron James thinks his return to Cleveland in the Cavaliers' home opener against the New York Knicks on Thursday is a big deal. In fact, he says, it may be one of the most important events ever.

'Blood Ransom' vampire tale is a bit anemic

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A number of bicultural filmmakers — think Ang Lee and Mira Nair — found their early success delving deep into their heritages and serving up exotic films for American consumption, even if they did so out of practical considerations like lower production costs overseas and foreign...

San Francisco police make 40 arrests after Giants' World Series win

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Police arrested 40 people in San Francisco on Wednesday night after celebrations over the Giants' World Series-clinching victory turned violent, sending six people, including three officers, to local hospitals.

Sandoval, Shields Among 121 Free Agents

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Rodriguez Suspension Ends, Back on Yanks' Roster

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended.

Koji Uehara, Red Sox Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Closer Koji Uehara will turn 40 by the start of the 2015 MLB season, but that didn't scare away the Boston Red Sox. The team announced Thursday that they've re-signed the reliever to a new contract: WEEI's Alex Speier announced the terms...Show More Summary

On Baseball: Royals’ Last, Best Shot Is Held Up at Third

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After Alex Gordon’s two-out single in the ninth skipped by the Giants’ outfielders, anything seemed possible. But the Royals’ third-base coach did not let such a big moment cloud his judgment.

Cavaliers, Anderson Varejao close to $30 million extension

It looks like Varejao will be sticking around Cleveland for the next three years. The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to locking up their starting center for the next three years. Anderson Varejao is nearing a $30 million extension with...Show More Summary

Reggie Wayne not a sure thing to make fantasy return in Week 9

The Colts still aren't sure when Reggie Wayne will return. We break down the fantasy implications. The Indianapolis Colts are still unsure about the status of wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Head coach Chuck Pagano said it was "too early in week" to see if Wayne will play against the New York Giants on Monday night. Show More Summary

OK, let's say ESPN has anti-FSU/pro-SEC bias. Here's who'd be to blame

Just for the sake of argument. Given the prevalence of media conspiracy theories on both the right and left, it only makes sense that a college football season taking place during an election year would feature accusations of a network favoring a particular entity because of commercial interests. Show More Summary

The 3 simple ways the Giants built a baseball dynasty

It's quite simple really - you just need the smartest minds figuring out who's good and who isn't.

LA84 Foundation awards $477,000 in grants to 15 youth organizations

11 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The LA84 Foundation has awarded $477,814 in grants to 15 youth organizations in its latest bid to support youth sports across Southern California as a legacy from the 1984 Olympic Games that were played in Los Angeles.

Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Federal agents on the Southwestern border missed several chances to arrest a suspected arms smuggler providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a Department of Justice investigation has concluded.

Three receive Courage in Journalism awards from women's media group

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The event: The International Women’s Media Foundation 25th Courage in Journalism Awards at the Beverly Hilton honored three female journalists “who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult...

What Toll Will Madison Bumgarner's Heroic MVP Performance Have on His Future?

Debate all you want where it ranks in Major League Baseball lore, but it's virtually impossible to put together a better postseason performance than the one Madison Bumgarner just polished off, hurling five scoreless innings of relief...Show More Summary

Name-calling flap is latest sign of tension between Israel and U.S.

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably damaged by a string of unusually public...

The best response to this year's most offensive Halloween costumes

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Halloween: formerly a holiday for exercising your pumpkin-based creativity, bonding with your peculiarly dressed pals and, most importantly, getting a boatload of free candy, is not-so-slowly cementing its status as a race to the bottom. From sexy Ebola nurses to gun-toting jihadis, the...

Justin Forsett returns to practice, fantasy owners can relax

Justin Forsett was back at practice Thursday and his ankle injury should be minor. We break down the fantasy implications. Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett returned to practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session. Forsett was held out of Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury, but it's only expected to be minor. Show More Summary

Obama heads to Maine to campaign for Democrat running for governor

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

President Obama, who hopes to boost the fortunes of Democratic gubernatorial candidates in some states he carried in 2012, traveled to Maine on Thursday for Mike Michaud, who is in a close three-way race.

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