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Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout after being scratched from the game against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Dodgers’ Kemp Still Not Running, Ankle To Undergo MRI

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is scheduled for an MRI of his surgically-repaired left ankle on Friday.

02/25/2014

Catcher Omir Santos #9 of the New York Mets is able to hold onto the ball for the out on Mark Reynolds #27 of the Arizona Diamondbacks on a collision at home plate during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 12, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 6-4. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Torre: Banning Home Plate Collisions Not Realistic

Joe Torre says Major League Baseball’s playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and baserunners is sometimes unavoidable.

02/25/2014

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Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’

An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.

02/25/2014

Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out and collides with Dioner Navarro #30 of the Chicago Cubs at the plate in the seventh inning of the game at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cubs won 5-2. (credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

MLB: New Rule Says Home Plate Collisions To Be Controlled, Not Banned

Rather than ban home plate collisions outright, Major League Baseball and its players adopted a rule limiting them this season.

02/24/2014

Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after a collision at the plate with A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to score a run for a 1-0 lead during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on May 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Baseball To Announce New Plate-Collision Rule

Baseball’s new guidelines regarding home plate collisions will be released on Monday.

02/23/2014

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Cuban Baseball Player Takes Bat To Face In Brawl

A bench-clearing brawl in which a ballplayer hit a rival in the face with a bat had disgusted sports fans and pundits bemoaning the state of Cuba’s national sport on Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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Traveling Negro Leagues Exhibit Honors Black History Month, History Of Baseball

A special exhibit has taken to the road and made a stop in Southern California to educate Angelenos about the history of the Negro Leagues.

02/17/2014

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax stands inside the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout before the game against the Chicago Cubs on August 1, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Dodgers Legend Sandy Koufax Likes What He Sees In Puig, 2014 Club

Sandy Koufax wasn’t wearing a Dodgers uniform when he walked around the practice fields Monday at the team’s spring training camp.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/17/2014

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6-Time Angels All-Star, Former Manager Jim Fregosi Dies At 71

Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, died Friday after an apparent stroke. He was 71.

02/14/2014

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Lawsuit Alleges Youth Baseball League Allowed Fields To Deteriorate To Dangerous State

Joe Kirk, President of Save Our Sylmar Independent Baseball League, has watched a once-thriving children’s baseball league deteriorate into despair — and he’s seen quite enough.

02/11/2014

Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks off the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 1, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dodgers’ Beckett Says He’ll Be Ready For Season

Josh Beckett said he will be ready for the start of the Dodgers’ season after having a rib removed last July in a surgery to alleviate a nerve condition that was affecting his right arm.

02/10/2014

Pitcher Dan Haren #15 of the Washington Nationals works the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dodgers’ Haren On Return To LA: ‘Couldn’t Ask For Anything More’

Dan Haren is back close to home and ever so happy to be there.

02/09/2014

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10 Sports Pilgrimages Every Guy Should Make Once In His Life

Which sports events are worth planning a vacation around? Check out these ten sports happenings every guy should make a trip for.

02/05/2014

Michael Jones, 17, Chancey Luna, 16, James Francis Edwards Jr., 15. (credit: Stephens County Oklahoma Sheriff's Department via Getty Images)

Oklahoma Teen: Friends Thought Gun Used In Murder Of Australian Baseball Player Only Held Blanks

One of three boys accused in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player last summer said in court Tuesday that his friends believed the gun used in the crime contained only blanks.

02/04/2014

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher David Huff #28 lies on the mound after Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hit him in the head with a line drive during the third inning of their game on May 29, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cy Young Winner Kershaw On New Protective Cap For Pitchers: ‘It’d Take A Lot Of Getting Used To’

Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers, hoping to reduce the damage from line drives to head that have brought some terrifying and bloody scenes in the last few years.

01/28/2014

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