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Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy latest to challenge big, bad Cubs

By Mark Whicker|

Hoffarth: Pardon this interruption, but the DVR sports menu needs managing

When the Series Manager on the DVR is in need of serious management, it’s time to pause. What’s still relevant? What worth a second look? What needs to go? This sports subset of our working list, as it turns out, was clogged ...

By Tom Hoffarth|

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  • Los Angeles Rams

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    Tom Hoffarth
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  • Sports media

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    Mark Whicker
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  • Anaheim Ducks

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  • Anaheim Ducks

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    ANAHEIM >> They lost the lead and the game, which was bad enough before even getting to what the Ducks really lost Saturday, lost worst of all. The opportunity. The opportunity to seize Game 5 against a wounded opponent, the Nashville Predators arriving at Honda Center minus two injured centers. Sure, the Ducks would be without Rickard Rakell to start and John Gibson to finish. But the Western Conference finals still were waiting to be grasped, if not by the...

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    Tom Hoffarth
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  • Anaheim Ducks

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    Mark Whicker
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