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Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Make Kershaw Richest Pitcher Ever

Dodgers Make Kershaw Richest Pitcher Ever

Clayton Kershaw will finally be getting paid like he is the best pitcher in baseball now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed him to a seven-year, $215 million contract extension. Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Top Dodger Prospects Train in LA

Top Dodger Prospects Train in LA

Fifteen of the Dodgers top prospects were in Los Angeles this past week, training in the annual Winter Development Program. Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Spring Training on Sale

Dodgers Spring Training on Sale

Spring Training is just over a month away! On Monday the Dodgers put their tickets up for sale for fans looking to make the trip to Arizona. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Tanaka Comes to America

Tanaka Comes to America

The Masahiro Tanaka circus is in full-effect as the premier pitching talent available this off-season has come to America to speak with teams and choose his new home. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Make Easy Decision, Extend Mattingly

Dodgers Make Easy Decision, Extend Mattingly

The Los Angeles Dodgers extended manager Don Mattingly this week in one of the easiest decisions that they have made all off-season. Read »

Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Should the Dodgers Bid for Masahiro Tanaka?

Should the Dodgers Bid for Masahiro Tanaka?

Do the Dodgers need to get in on the Mashiro Tanaka sweepstakes? A pitcher of his caliber could give the Dodgers the strongest rotation in baseball. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Easily Afford Luxury Tax

Dodgers Easily Afford Luxury Tax

The Dodgers were charged an $11.4 million luxury tax for blasting past the payroll limits set by the MLB. It's a small fee to have a monster payroll, but will increase in years to come. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Tune in to Rose Parade for Vin Scully

Tune in to Rose Parade for Vin Scully

Need a little more Vin Scully in your life? You can catch him this New Years Day at the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game as the Grand Marshal of the event. Read »

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers' Puig Arrested In FL

Dodgers' Puig Arrested In FL

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was arrested in Florida on Saturday for speeding down a toll road at 110 MPH. This is his second such arrest since coming to America. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Bulldog, Nomar to Broadcast for Dodgers

Bulldog, Nomar to Broadcast for Dodgers

Three retired Dodgers will rejoin the team again, but will not be helping them out on the field. Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra and Jerry Hairston Jr will be covering and analyzing the team in pre-game... Read »

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Sign Two, Fill Bullpen

Dodgers Sign Two, Fill Bullpen

In a last-minute Hioliday shopping splurge the Dodgers signed two bullpen pitchers, Chris Perez and Jamey Wright. The contracts filled in the remaining roles for the relief core. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

J.P. Howell Returns To Dodgers

J.P. Howell Returns To Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers and left-handed reliever J.P. Howell have reportedly agreed to terms to a two-year $11.5 million deal. The Dodgers Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 5:51 AM
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By Trevor O'Brien

@Dodgers, Scully Host Another Great #AskVin Session

@Dodgers, Scully Host Another Great #AskVin Session

Did you know that Vin Scully's first professional baseball game as a fan was Dodgers vs Giants? We learned that and more on Monday as he took over the @Dodgers Twitter account for the second time in 2013. Read »

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Uribe, Dodgers Agree On Two-Year Deal

Uribe, Dodgers Agree On Two-Year Deal

The Dodgers and third baseman Juan Uribe have agreed to a two-year contract worth $15 million. The move comes with a few risks, but was the best option the team had at third base. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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By Trevor O'Brien

Dodgers Holiday Wishlist

Dodgers Holiday Wishlist

Ned Colletti is in Florida for the MLB Winter Meetings this week. The Dodgers have plenty of holes to fill in while he is down there, so we take a look at the Dodgers holiday wishlist. Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed is a regular fixture at sporting events around Southern California. Shahan is in his fifth season covering the Los Angeles Lakers for NBC Los Angeles. Along with covering practices and shootarounds in LA, he has covered the team in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Brooklyn, Miami, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Houston, San Diego and New Orleans. In addition, Shahan also covers the LA Rams, LA Clippers and special sports events around Southern California. Shahan also covers European football for Yahoo! Sports and has covered Premier League and La Liga matches in England and Spain, respectively.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
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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.

Kentucky Beats UCLA 86-75 in South Semifinal

Kentucky Beats UCLA 86-75 in South Semifinal

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.