Mike Scioscia calls it a 'recharge day' for the slumping outfielder, who comes into the game in the seventh inning and hits a single and scores.
Infielder joins the club, his third in the last three weeks, after being picked up on waivers from the New York Yankees. 'They just told me to take my essential stuff,' he says. Chris Nelson , the newest Angel, strode into the clubhouse just after 8:30 Sunday morning, found his corner locker and began to unpack. It didn't take long.
Outfielder, 21, is the youngest to accomplish the feat since Mel Ott with the New York Giants in 1929. Josh Hamilton hits a home run and triple on 32nd birthday and Jerome Williams strikes out six over eight innings. The Angels broke out the disco ball in the clubhouse, and why not? That was quite a party.
Neither team has done much winning the last few seasons, but their fans believe every season that a championship is in the making, only to be disappointed. When I think of our local baseball teams and their supporters, I envision my wife in a bathing suit.
Chicago's Chris Sale shuts down Angels for the second time in five days and C.J. Wilson's solid start is wasted in 3-0 loss.Second verse, same as the first.
The manager says his decision to use his best reliever often in innings other than the ninth is based on the team's needs but that he doesn't like using a committee of pitchers for the ninth.
Brandon League has a huge meltdown in eighth inning as the bullpen loses game for the Dodgers for the 13th time this season, the most in the majors. 'We just have to get better,' Don Mattingly says.ATLANTA – Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Dodgers in their series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday at Miller Park.
Second baseman has bruised ribs.The Texas Rangers put second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of bruised ribs and recalled top prospect Jurickson Profar from triple-A Round Rock (Texas).
Manager Don Mattingly wants to keep outfielders fresh, even if they don't ask for time off.Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly held outfielder Carl Crawford out of the lineup Wednesday and he plans to do the same with Andre Ethier on Friday, when the team opens a six-game trip in Atlanta.
Left-hander gives up four hits over seven scoreless innings to win his third consecutive game. Erick Aybar drives in three runs.
Right-hander looks sharp in his first game back from injury, and he even picks up an RBI in the 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.When Zack Greinke made his last start for the Dodgers before Wednesday, the team had a winning record and was only half a game out of first place in the National League West. Then Greinke wrestled with the Padres' Carlos Quentin, breaking his collarbone, and things took a turn.
Madison Bumgarner is a standout, but Matt Cain has given up the most home runs in the majors and the days of stardom for Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum appear to be over.Giant vulnerability?
Kasten says he won't discuss whether the manager will be in place for the remainder of the season.
General managers and managers weigh in this week."I want him to play 100 miles an hour with his hair on fire."
The negative numbers include a bases-loaded walk, two errors and a key mental misfire in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It's early, but it's not that early. The Angels began the second quarter of the season with another ugly loss Thursday night, committing two errors plus a crucial mental mistake, throwing a wild pitch that scored a run and issuing a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk to a .185 hitter who had not drawn a free pass all season.
Despite new training methods including off-season visits and spring-training core strengthening, team has had an early run of injuries that has kept the disabled list full.Zack Greinke returned to the Dodgers' rotation this week, recovering from surgery on his left shoulder in five weeks, three ahead of schedule. Hanley Ramirez came back last month from a broken thumb two weeks earlier than expected.
Right-handed ace, sidelined because of a fractured left elbow, is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday with the outcome dictating the next move by the club. Jered Weaver could rejoin the Angels' starting rotation next week, Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday.
Kershaw gives up only three hits in a 3-1 complete-game victory over the Brewers. Meanwhile, Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti won't say anything definitive about Don Mattingly's status.MILWAUKEE — Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti was evasive when asked Monday about Don Mattingly's job status, refusing to say whether the last-place team could fire its manager this week.
Barry Enright and Mark Lowe are roughed up for seven runs in the third inning, which includes a three-run double by Lorenzo Cain.The good news for the Angels is that with Monday's off day, they can skip the fifth spot in the rotation, which, until Wednesday night, was held by Barry Enright, who opened the season at triple A and appears headed back there soon.
With just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, in which San Antonio had a 4-point lead over Memphis in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Manu Ginobili was called for a flagrant foul after pulling Tony Allen down in transition on Tuesday. Tony Allen may have sold the call, but the flagrant was decided by [...]The post San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Called For Flagrant Foul On Memphis Grizzlies’ Tony Allen (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Sometimes, dreams do come true, even if it’s a surprise; just ask Nicole Muxo, a Dwyane Wade fan, who last month made a YouTube video to ask the superstar to her senior prom at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami. Sure, he never answered her. Instead he did something even more fantastic, he surprised [...]The post Heat’s Dwyane Wade Surprises Fan Who Invited Him To Prom (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Angels could field a pretty good lineup with players who were traded, let go or never signed.As if the pitching-thin Angels need another reminder of what might have been, there it is, on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, the one who got away.
Although, many expected Free Agent Dwight Howard to return to the Los Angeles Lakers at the start of the 2012-2013 season, the same can not be said after a season filled with struggles, injuries and a sweep in the first round. A report by Ken Berger suggests Dwight Howard has interest in the Houston Rockets. [...]The post Report: Dwight Howard Has Interest In Houston Rockets appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Longtime Royals announcer Fred White dies at 76.Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto is on target to rejoin the rotation next week after making his second injury rehabilitation start.
Andy Pettitte injures back muscle while trying to get his 250th win.The Tampa Bay Rays put Cy Young Award winner David Price on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left triceps. This is the first time in Price's career that he has been on the DL. The left-hander departed his start Wednesday night against Boston in the third inning because of the injury.
I enjoy advanced statistics, but I don’t use them solely in analyzing any one part of the NBA; they’re a great tool and sometimes they’re pretty neat. For example, one should never use PER (Player Efficiency Rating) – alone – to analyze a player, but when Tom Haberstroh tweeted out this historical feat by Kendrick [...]The post Kendrick Perkins Makes History In The Playoffs…With A Pretty Awful PER appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
One of the best things this season was to see Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the postseason. Yes, they were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night in Game 6, but this was a huge improvement for the young team. Of course, it was a delight to see a grief-stricken fanbase [...]The post Golden State Returns To Court; Steph Curry Thanks Fans (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Franck Ribery will face personal and professional challenges in the coming weeks, but he plays soccer like a man who doesn’t have a care in the world. The French winger scored one of the best goals of the 2012-13 season on Saturday, displaying perfect technique as he volleyed home a shot with power and precision. It […]
Coming off of an early first-round exit, it seemed like the next step for the Los Angeles Clippers would be to fire their coach, Vinny Del Negro. According to Y! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, that moment has finally came. The Clippers have fired Vinny Del Negro, source tells Y! about 3 hours ago via Twitter for [...]The post Report: Los Angeles Clippers Fire Vinny Del Negro appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Zack Greinke struggles in his Miller Park homecoming, and the Dodgers offense squanders plenty of chances to help him out.MILWAUKEE — Unable to send Clayton Kershaw to the mound for a second consecutive night, the Dodgers went back to being the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Liverpool debutant Jordon Ibe declared himself “over the moon” after making his first senior Reds appearance during the 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. The 17-year-old, who has impressed in the club’s youth sides throughout 2012-13, featured for 63 minutes against the London outfit and created the winning goal for Philippe Coutinho. “I […]
When Maximum Fighting Championships President Mark Pavelich was on MMASucka Radio to promote one of his MFC events he made a comment that didn't sit well with some of Canada’s MMA promoters, especially Aggression Fighting Championships owner Darren Owen. Pavelich claimed that his under cards were better than most main cards in Canada.
Alberto Callaspo hits a three-run home run and drives in five runs for the Angels, who overcome a four-run lead and then let Chicago back in the game. Mark Trumbo also hits a home run for the Angels.The Angels may be constructed to win games like these, slugfests in which the offense outhits their pitching deficiencies, but that blueprint seems built more for stress than long-term success.
After another loss, Dodgers' manager insists the team is capable of winning.
Astros owner Jim Crane emphasizes that Reid Ryan, 41, brings talents that go well beyond his being the son of a Hall of Fame player.Reid Ryan choked back tears as he was introduced Friday as president of his beloved Astros, the team he grew up watching in the days when his Hall of Fame father, Nolan Ryan , starred as a pitcher for Houston.
League started the season as the Dodgers' closer, but he has foundered of late, giving up some costly big hits. To make matters worse, Dodgers relievers as a whole have been ineffective.
UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt is preparing for the biggest fight of his career this weekend, a showdown with former divisional ruler Junior dos Santos. With a victory, it would be almost impossible for the UFC to deny Hunt a crack at the heavyweight crown, the first title that he would fight for in the [...]
Victoria, BC – Aggression Fighting Championship makes it’s long anticipated return to Victoria, British Columbia. AFC 18 will invade the Bear Mountain Arena for a card entitled “Mayhem”. The main event is a battle in the welterweight division between former TUF competitor Michael Hill and Joel Powell. The co-main event features former UFC fighter Kalib [...]
Jose Mourinho‘s departure from Real Madrid has been world soccer’s biggest open secret since early December. On Monday, it became official. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced that Mourinho has agreed to leave the club after this season. Mourinho and Real Madrid will part ways by “mutual consent,” and neither party will pay any compensation to the […]
Victoria, BC – MMASucka.com was on scene for the 18th installment of Aggression Fighting Championship. The main event featured two extremely talented welterweight fighters as former TUF contestant Michael Hill took on Joel Powell. The first round of action saw Powell control the action; he had Hill’s back for more the majority of the round. [...]
Late in Game 6 of a decisive elimination game between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert used his defensive gargantuan ability and absolutely obliterated Anthony’s dunk attempt.The post Roy Hibbert Blocks Carmelo Anthony’s Dunk (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Cleveland's Mark Reynolds has cut down considerably on strikeouts and Anthony Rizzo has been solid since joining the Chicago Cubs. Ike Davis of the New York Mets is another story.Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at two first basemen who have been surprising through the season's first quarter, and another who is off to a dreadful start.
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are going into the soccer business. The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer’s 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season. Manchester City, owned by Sheik Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan […]
The secrets of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s elite athletes are finally revealed in UFC FIT™ - the UFC’s first ever in-home fitness and nutrition program. Developed with renowned strength and conditioning coach Mike Dolce, UFC FIT is a lifestyle program based on the same methods the world’s greatest athletes use to prepare for the OctagonTM. A [...]
Daniel Sturridge and Glen Johnson have been named in the England squad for the forthcoming international friendlies with the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. The Liverpool duo are part of coach Roy Hodgson‘s 22-man selection for the matches at Wembley on May 29 and Rio de Janeiro on June 2. Andy Carroll, currently on loan […]
It sounds as if we have a co-main event on our hands for UFC 160, as Mark Hunt has finally received his visa and will be able to make it to Las Vegas to take on the former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos. On Sunday Hunt made the announcement via Twitter. Thank u for my [...]
The Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation, RUFF for short, held its 9th event this past Saturday, May 18th, at the SanYa-HaiNan MGM Grand Sanya situated at Yalong Bay in Hohhot. RUFF 9 was just one of many Asian Mixed Martial Arts events that took place on Saturday, alongside PXC 37 and many others. In the main event, [...]
With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins [...]
When the Grizzlies decided to part ways with Rudy Gay, many assumed they had given up on their season and were planning for the future. However, the addition on Tayshaun Prince from the Rudy Gay trade has proved to be a positive development for this Grizzlies team. Even so, Prince isn’t exactly known for his [...]The post VIDEO: Tayshaun Prince turns back the clock; puts Serge Ibaka on a poster appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
Brendan Rodgers has reiterated the club’s stance that Luis Suarez is not for sale and that the striker is happy at Anfield. Both Rodgers and the club’s owners see the Uruguay international as an integral part of the team heading into next season and beyond — and while the boss accepts there will always be […]