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PHOENIX Matt Kemp has never lacked confidence.
Long before he made his first All-Star team, he talked about hitting 40 home runs and stealing 40 bases in the same season.
Now, Kemp is saying he would "definitely" beat Magic Johnson in a one-on-one game of basketball.
"Probably not back in the day," Kemp said. "I'd definitely take him one on one now. I don't think he's shooting hoops no more. He's wearing suits now. He's writing my checks."
Kemp laughed as he said this but sounded serious. He was a starting forward for a nationally ranked Midwest City High team in Oklahoma that included current NBA player Shelden Williams. Johnson is 52 years old.
Basketball has always been a frequent topic of conversation in the clubhouse. The chatter has only increased following the announcement that a group including Johnson agreed to buy the Dodgers.
"You hear all the basketball stories in there about all these guys' basketball pro...
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The Dodgers have made a few roster moves this week as the season is set to open on Thursday in San Diego.CutsJosh Bard and Cory Sullivan were released by the Dodgers. Bard was never going to make the team ahead of starter A.J. Ellis and million-dollar man Matt Treanor. There was a tweet during the contract he signed was guaranteed, but that was obviously not the case. Bard was 2...
What do you get the Major Leaguer who has everything?Well, if you're Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp...you buy yourself a fistful of Mega Millions tickets. But, hey, didn't Kemp just ink a new eight-year, $160 million deal this past off season? Yes. But when the jackpot is a whopping $640 million...even $20 million a year looks like a paltry.I guess when you'...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp jokingly said that while he wouldn't have been able to take Magic Johnson one-on-one back in the day, he could now.
Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Ted Lilly is headed to the 15-day disabled list as a result of neck stiffness, manager Don Mattingly told ESPN Los Angeles.
The move will be made retroactive to Monday, meaning Lilly will be eligible to return on April 10.
Lilly is tentatively scheduled to pitch against the NL West rival San Diego Padres on April 14.
The veteran hurler posted a 12...
A former pitcher drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 has acknowledged in a plea agreement he sold copyrighted karaoke music and didn't report the sales to the IRS.
William S. Bene (beh-NAY') is charged with one count of criminal copyright infringement and one count of filing a false tax return. According to the plea agreement, between 2006 and 2010, Bene sold hard...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched six innings in his final preparation for his new spot as the Dodgers' No. 3 starter and caused a stir by throwing behind Ryan Braun in a Los Angeles split squad's 9-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before the game starter Ted Lilly will start the season on the disabled list. Slowed by a stiff...
The phrase "tough times" doesn't even begin to describe what the Camelback High School baseball program has endured in recent years. One win in three seasons, recurring issues with academic ineligibility, regular losses by as many as 20 runs and sometimes worse -- the Spartans have seen it all.
Through all of it, though, coach Todd Goertzen has seen progress and plenty...
Magic Johnson's purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers made headlines, and fans got excited to see "Showtime" playing a part in trying to revitalize another team from L.A. The Dodger players are excited, too. One of their players is so excited, he made a rather bold proclamation about his ability to school the five-time NBA champion at his own game. Matt Kemp told reporters...
Clayton Kershaw What more can I say about Clayton Kershaw other than that he has perhaps the brightest future of any player in baseball – and has already had more success than most - and all at just 24 years of age? Entering 2011, Kershaw was coming off of two 4+ WAR seasons (4.1, 4.7),
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Last season the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated headlines for everything other than baseball.
The team was still at the mercy of now ex-owner Frank McCourt, whose divorce was a literal soap opera and the team took the fall too.
Still, the team put up an 82-79 record thanks to a great second-half of 2011, and finished a respectable third place in the NL West...
Ted Lilly‘s injury isn’t thought to be serious, but he’s enough behind schedule that he’ll be given extra time to recover by starting the season on the disabled list. Ted Lilly threw off a mound on Friday for the first time in nine days, and reported improvement in his stiff neck. But the left-hander is
NMA should turn this into an ongoing series. I want to know what happened to the poor Dodgers fan who had a McCourt lurking in his bushes.
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Dee Gordon smacked a two-run triple to spark a three-run 7th, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park this afternnon in sunny Mesa, AZ.
Gordon is the son of former MLB RHP (and one-time Cub closer) "Flash" Gordon.
Ryan Dempster got the start for the Cubs, and although he allowed...
One of the worst, without question. But for under four clams, I bit. It was a last second decision.He is the Dodgers' top pitching prospect, after all. And it's only my second signature of the young righty. Second of a handful, I hope.