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Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Phasing Out Ticket Stubs

Dodgers Phasing Out Ticket Stubs

There was bad news for ticket stub collectors this week as the Dodgers announced their decision to use electronic bar codes instead of mailing tickets to season-ticket holders in 2014. Read »

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

How Much Are Dodger Season Tickets?

How Much Are Dodger Season Tickets?

The Dodgers are the hottest ticket in Los Angeles right now, and season tickets are reflecting that with a huge jump in prices. Read »

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Young Chooses Retirement Over Dodgers

Young Chooses Retirement Over Dodgers

The Dodgers only had Michael Young on their team for one month at the end of 2013, and it seemed they wanted to bring him back for next season. Young has chosen to retire instead. Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Add Ellis Bobblehead

Dodgers Add Ellis Bobblehead

The Dodgers announced a surprise bobblehead addition this week with an A.J. Ellis bobble night tacked on to the promotional calendar in September. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Manny No Longer on Dodger Payroll

Manny No Longer on Dodger Payroll

Remember the Manny Ramirez glory days? And the huge contract bust that followed? Well in 2014 the Dodgers are finally finished paying off the retired outfielder. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Will You Get SportsNet LA?

Will You Get SportsNet LA?

While fans may be excited about the Dodgers new channel SportsNet LA, the reality has not settled for many that they may not get the channel right away. Read »

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Release SportsNet LA Details

Dodgers Release SportsNet LA Details

The Dodgers are ready to unleash SportsNet LA. The 24/7 Dodger TV channel will be launched on February 25 and features the talents of Vin Scully, Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Invite Prospects To Camp

Dodgers Invite Prospects To Camp

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their Spring Training non-roster invites this week, and the list includes many of their up-and-coming prospects. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Kings to Play At Dodger Stadium

Kings to Play At Dodger Stadium

An ice rink on top of the Dodger Stadium infield? Chavez Ravine looks completely different as the LA Kings prepare for the NHL Stadium Series. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Figgins, Olivo Sign With Dodgers

Figgins, Olivo Sign With Dodgers

The Dodgers missed out on Tanaka, but made some minor moves this week by signing veteran players Miguel Olivo and Chone Figgins. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Tanaka Chooses New York

Tanaka Chooses New York

Masahiro Tanaka, one of the biggest names of the off-season, is now off the market after signing a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:42 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Have $150M Payroll - in 2017

Dodgers Have $150M Payroll - in 2017

The Dodgers 2014 payroll is incredibly high, but it is not going to drop any time soon. They already have $150 million on the books for the 2017 season. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers' Wilson Wins Bobblehead Vote

Dodgers' Wilson Wins Bobblehead Vote

Brian Wilson will join the ranks of Dodger players to be immortalized in ceramic form after winning the 2014 Fan Vote Bobblehead. Read »

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Will Ramirez Be Next Dodger to Extend?

Will Ramirez Be Next Dodger to Extend?

After seeing Clayton Kershaw sign a record breaking extension, it seems like the Dodgers' deep pockets are practically endless. Is Hanley Ramirez next up? Read »

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Will Dodgers' Kemp be Healthy by Spring Training?

Will Dodgers' Kemp be Healthy by Spring Training?

Ned Colletti announced that the Dodgers will have Matt Kemp present in Spring Training. He has had his protective boot removed and is starting to hit. Read »

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March Madness' Final Four: Gonzaga Beats Xavier 83-59

March Madness' Final Four: Gonzaga Beats Xavier 83-59

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 on Saturday to reach the Final Four for the first time. Gonzaga (36-1) has been dogged by criticism through the years despite winning consistently, in part for playing in a weak conference but also for never making the Final Four. On the cusp of history, the Zags took it head on with a superb all-around game to give coach Mark Few the one missing piece of his resume.

Clippers Clinch Playoffs, Inch Closer to Jazz

Clippers Clinch Playoffs, Inch Closer to Jazz

The Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season, and moved within a half-game for home court advantage in the first round with a 108-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Is Bill Murray a Good Luck Charm? Xavier Fans Hope So

Bill Murray is having quite the year. It's always a good time to be the iconic 66-year-old 'Ghostbusters' actor, but it turns out that this is a pretty good time to be a fan of his favorite sports teams, too. The Chicago-area native was front and center for his beloved Cubs’ first World Series victory in 108 years – singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game;" appearing on 'Saturday Night Live' with team members; calling for Mayor Emanuel to cancel school; and even making one fan’s dream come true. He crashed postgame interviews, victory celebrations and even a White House press briefing, all for the love of his Cubbies. Now Murray has his sights set on March Madness, and his support of bracket-busting Xavier University has led some to speculate that perhaps there’s a little something more to his diehard fandom.

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Win in Overtime on Shaq Statue Night

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in Overtime with Jordan Clarkson scoring a career-high 35 points.

Lakers Beat T-Wolves in OT on Shaq Statue Night

Lakers Beat T-Wolves in OT on Shaq Statue Night

On Shaq statue night, Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Lakers to a 130-119 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for 600th Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Prepares for 600th Race

While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time.