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On a Monday night flight that originated in Barranquilla, Colombia, Abel Quintana landed in Chicago and the new world of opportunity created suddenly by his son's baseball career. Out of nowhere over the weekend, Jose Quintana arrived as a major league...
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sure, there are qualifiers. There always are. Arizona is a great place to hit. He's on the hottest streak of his life. And if he had been facing him in the regular season, not in late March, the White Sox's Jake Peavy wouldn't...
It was a mound of mystique, on a day of magic. Sandy Koufax threw the first pitch. Clayton Kershaw threw the last pitch. Koufax brought thousands of Dodger Stadium fans to their feet. Kershaw kept them there. In a day filled with symmetry and sizzle,...
This is what my life's come to: I'm touring Dodger Stadium with a landscape architect by the name of Mia Lehrer, an affable arborist who in the off-season planted 100 trees here, 3,000 plants, blah-blah-blah, and she notes that the ballpark itself —...
Two things can spoil the best chance Los Angeles has had of getting an NFL team back in the city. OK, let's restate that. Two things that I can understand can spoil L.A.'s chances. If you start talking bond-floating and tax-assessing and environmental...
Tags: National Football League, Sports, Super Bowl, Football
There's nothing easy or predictable about the 40-team Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs that begin Tuesday with eight wild-card games. "The Division 1 games are a juggernaut," Coach Matt LaCour of No. 3-seeded Studio City Harvard-Westlake...
He runs with a cellphone pressed tightly against his hip, but she never calls, so for 26.2 miles he runs with his memories. In the first hour, she is walking again through the German countryside. By the middle of the race, she is dancing again to...
Tags: Multiple Sclerosis, U.S. Army, Sports
PHOENIX — We might picture Mark Ellis' 2012 Dodgers season as a smooth road, with giant bumps at each end. The statistics mostly reflect the smooth part. The veteran second baseman, as reliable as your garage door opener, hit .258, with 62...
Some people despise Los Angeles. Others have a love-hate relationship. And then there's Justin Chart, 53, who loves his native city with all his aching heart. Nearly a year ago, Chart took his daughter to the Griffith Observatory, and they enjoyed a...
Mike Piazza would never exist today. He would have to be created by the Hollywood machine that once embraced him. He was taken in the 62nd round of the 1988 baseball draft. There are no longer 62 rounds in the draft. He was given a private tryout at a...
PHOENIX — His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence. The first impression of Dodgers...
— Shortly after noon Sunday, a black SUV pulled up at the front door of Camelback Ranch amid the breathless aura of a royal homecoming. Two Dodgers employees were waiting on the curb. Several others were staring out from inside the main building....
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