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Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

Hubris, and How Matt Kemp's Swing Saved LA (For the Moment)

Eric Trules | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Thanks to Matt Kemp and his beautiful, empathetic swing, we still have the Dodgers. At least for another day or two. Let's see what the Gods have in store for them in Game 3 in St. Louis Monday. Hold your breath, LA, it might be another lesson in... humility.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

WATCH: Dodgers' All-Star Dragged Into Sterling Mess Responds With 'Black Or White'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp did not expect to be dragged into the scandal surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling but ...

What if the Dodgers Don't Win the Pennant This Year?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Los Angeles Dodgers, pre-season favorites according to most baseball analysts and experts, are currently in first place in the NL West and have the best record in baseball after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two game opening series in Australia.

Wild Stat of the Week: Balancing the Dodgers' Checkbook

Andrew Wild | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Whatever the Dodgers do, it's clear that they've put a lot of pressure on themselves to win now, and in the season to come, that's how they will be judged.

Khloe Kardashian Might Be Dating Already

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Khloe Kardashian may have already moved on from estranged husband Lamar Odom with baseball star Matt Kemp. Just days after she filed for divorce, ...

'It's Like A Bad Nightmare'

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.29.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing the postseason without Matt Kemp. They found out after ending the regular season with a 2-1 lo...


AP | IAN HARRISON | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports

TORONTO — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Pl...

Dodgers Fall To Rockies On Walkoff

AP | MICHAEL KELLY | Posted 08.02.2013 | Denver

DENVER — The Los Angeles Dodgers lost their manager, another outfielder and ultimately the game. Now they could be without one of their best pi...

Matt Kemp Goes Above And Beyond

Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports

It looked like Dodgers star Matt Kemp went above and beyond when he spontaneously signed a baseball and handed over his hat, shoes, and game-worn jers...

Kemp Makes Oklahoma Pledge

Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports

Matt Kemp starred at Midwest City High School in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area before reaching the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers. As the m...

Sports World Keeping Eye On Oklahoma Tornado

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports

-- The massive tornado that ripped through a handful of Oklahoma City suburbs and killed at least 50 people grabbed the attention of the sports world...

Batter Acknowledges Matt Kemp's Home Run Robbery

Posted 05.19.2013 | Sports

Matt Kemp was tested in the very first inning on Saturday night when Jason Heyward launched an 87-mph sinker to deep center field. The two-time Gold G...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York
Len Berman

MLB admits that the umps blew a home run call in Cleveland Wednesday night despite the use of a video review. But even though the call was wrong it stands.

WATCH: Dodgers Star Makes Fan's Day

Posted 05.07.2013 | Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp inspired several smiles following a recent loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. After the game on...

10 Best-Dressed Baseball Players

Vanity Fair | Posted 07.07.2013 | Style
Vanity Fair

Julie Miller During the game, they're in scuffed-up cleats and smeared eye-black, hawking spit gobs into the dugout dust. But off the field, where th...

Dodgers Take Shot At Padres On Twitter

Posted 04.12.2013 | Sports

Anyone watching the benches-clearing brawl between the Dodgers and Padres on Thursday night, that resulted in a broken collarbone for Zack Greinke, co...

Kemp Confronts Quentin After Game

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | Sports

SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has confronted San Diego's Carlos Quentin as they were leaving Petco Park after the teams had a bench-clearing ...

Greinke Breaks Collarbone In Brawl With Padres

AP | By BERNIE WILSON | Posted 06.11.2013 | Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zack Greinke's pitch sailed up and into Carlos Quentin's upper left arm, and it was on. A little personal history wa...

WATCH: Brawl Breaks Out During Dodgers-Padres Game

Posted 04.12.2013 | Sports

Just because Carlos Quentin has been hit by plenty of pitches during his career doesn't mean that he's used to it. In the bottom of the sixth inni...

Dodgers Star Robbed Of Homer

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Cameron Maybin stole a win from the Los Angeles Dodgers and gave the San Diego Padres a series victory over their NL West rivals. Mayb...

Dodgers Star Leaves Game After Crashing Into Wall

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Sports

DENVER (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp left Tuesday night's game with the Colorado Rockies with a right knee contusion after cra...

Dodgers Manager Suspended

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 10.18.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been suspended for two games, beginning with Saturday night's game against the Braves. ...

Matt Kemp: 'I Can Beat Magic Johnson in Basketball'

Graham Bensinger | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger