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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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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

Graham Bensinger | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger


Who Will Win The 2012 Home Run Derby?

Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports

Sometimes the most exciting moments of the MLB All-Star break don't happen during the actual All-Star Game. Whether it was Josh Hamilton's otherwo...

Matt Kemp: "For Somebody to Say That I'd Just Given Up and Wasn't Trying Is Not True."

Graham Bensinger | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

Here the the All-Star centerfielder reflects on his poor performance in 2010 and the criticism he received for his play. He also discusses his $160 million contract extension and being denied the 2011 MVP award.

PHOTOS: The Doggfather Turns 40!

Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Happy 40th Birthday Snoop Dogg! The legendary Doggfather hosted a private birthday party at the Rolling Stone Lounge last night in Los Angeles. I'm...

Brewers Turn Wild Triple Play

Posted 10.16.2011 | Sports

Other than an inside-the-park home run, the triple play might be the next most exciting and unexpected play in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers pulled ...

Matt Kemp And Rihanna: Are Our Significant Others Holding Us Back?

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

A couple of theories have been suggested as reasons for Matt Kemp's offensive and defensive decline. In Dodgertown, they blamed last season's poor showing on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

PHOTO: Rihanna's Ex Sexts Nude Pic To Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

January 21, 2011. MediaTakeOutcom told you a few weeks ago that Rihanna and her baseballer BF Matt Kemp are officially broken up. And now that Matt i...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Rihanna and Matt Kemp have split, according to Us Weekly. The singer and Los Angeles Dodgers star had dated for nearly a year; they first got toget...

Cheating Rumors Surface

Hello Beautiful | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If you haven't seen Matt Kemp and Rihanna coupled up lately, I think I know why...Rumor has it the relationship is over. Apparently there's been a lot...

LEAKED: Alleged Naked Pictures Of Dodgers Star Matt Kemp

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Alleged naked pictures of Matt Kemp have surfaced online. The nude photos, which depict a man holding his penis, first appeared on MediaTakeout. Accor...