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Free DAB promised for Tynemouth community stations

MUX ONE, a bidder for the Tynemouth and South Shields Small Scale DAB multiplex has promised free carriage for C-DSP licence holders. Following the closing date for applications on Monday, the new business says it has doubled the number of C-DSP allocations it will be required to offer, and will give them away for free. A C-DSP licence is obtained from Ofcom for any community radio organisation starting to broadcast on DAB. It will need to provide social gain and have a studio based within th...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Radio, Ofcom, Newcastle, Sunderland, Radio industry, North, Geordies, Digital Radio, DSP, DAVE ROBERTS, Fox TV, South Shields, Tyne, NTL


Alexander: There was a case for Mookie Betts as NL MVP

The numbers made the strongest case, obviously. The voting for the National League Most Valuable Player award, announced Thursday afternoon, went about the way most people expected, and it was pretty much a runaway. Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the pride of El Modena High in Orange, received 28 of the 30 first-place votes and won easily, denying Mookie Betts the opportunity to be the only player besides Frank Robinson to win the MVP in both leagues. And while we hate to keep goi...
Tags: Colorado, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Mlb, Tigers, Montreal, Cleveland, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Alexander


Radio: KOST-FM kicks off its Christmas music, plus 16 more holiday channels can be heard on SiriusXM

You knew it was coming: The artificial trees have been up at the large home centers for a month now; Costco has had their Christmas decorations out even longer. So it was just a matter of time before KOST (103.5 FM) and SiriusXM announced their holiday music programming. You may have read it in this newspaper already: KOST made the annual switch a week ago Nov. 5th with the beginning of the Ellen K morning show. This gets the popular annual format well within the December ratings period as well ...
Tags: Fcc, California, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Costco, Hall of Fame, Mark Thompson, Sirius, Klos, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Fontana, Inland Empire, Temecula


Dodgers coach George Lombard leaves for job with Tigers

The Dodgers have a vacancy on their coaching staff. George Lombard has left the team to become bench coach for the Detroit Tigers under their newly hired manager, A.J. Hinch. Lombard served as the Dodgers’ first-base coach for five seasons under manager Dave Roberts and also worked with defensive positioning in the outfield as well as baserunning. Lombard’s departure leaves bench coach Bob Geren and bullpen coach Josh Bard – who left for two seasons with the New York Yankees – as the only member...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Tigers, Los-angeles-dodgers, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Justin Turner, Bob Geren, Mookie Betts


Mookie Betts a finalist for NL MVP Award in first year with Dodgers

Mookie Betts’ first season with the Dodgers was capped by the franchise’s first World Series title in 32 years. An MVP award would be icing on the cake. The right fielder was announced as one of the three finalists for the National League MVP Award on Monday along with Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and San Diego third baseman Manny Machado. Freeman, an El Modena High product, is considered the frontrunner for the award. But if Betts wins, he would join Hall of Famer Frank Robinson as the...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Blue Jays, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Philadelphia, Boston Red Sox, Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, Ucla


Five other things to know about the Dodgers being World Champions

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, Oct. 30 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. The Dodgers are World Series champions. How does it feel? To me it felt like there were infinite layers to this strange little season, this marathon of a neutral-site postseason, and how the Dodgers broke their 32-year title drought. I could fill an entire off-season dissecting all the layers. Fortunately, an entire off-sea...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Analytics, Soccer, Mlb, Ferguson, Will Smith, Rays, Wood, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Tampa, World Series, Pederson


Five other things to know about the Dodgers being World Series champions

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, Oct. 30 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. The Dodgers are World Series champions. How does it feel? To me it felt like there were infinite layers to this strange little season, this marathon of a neutral-site postseason, and how the Dodgers broke their 32-year title drought. I could fill an entire off-season dissecting all the layers. Fortunately, an entire off-sea...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Analytics, Soccer, Mlb, Ferguson, Will Smith, Rays, Wood, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Tampa, World Series, Pederson


Is Dodgers’ World Series title cheapened by unique 2020 season?

ARLINGTON, Texas — There was only one World Series championship available to win in 2020. But how does the Dodgers’ win after the most unique – and shortest – season in Major League Baseball history stand up to the 115 World Series winners that came before? “I think if you can pull back stuff from summer camp to that date you mentioned I think my answer is still the same,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “(If there was) a championship to be had, we wanted it. All that has encompassed all of u...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Turner, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Puerto Rico, Alexander, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Alexander: Former Dodgers exec Fred Claire says ’32 years is more than enough’

As Fred Claire watched the 2020 World Series, he saw some things that seemed awfully familiar. The man who put together the 1988 Dodgers roster, the franchise’s last team to win a World Series until this week, recognized the formula: One great player and leader, brought in as much for the example he would set as for his skills, to complement and bolster a roster with other skilled players as well as role players who didn’t gripe about their usage but understood the greater goal. It wasn’t a tota...
Tags: Colorado, Abc, Washington, Sports, Sport, Dave, Soccer, Mlb, Dallas, Boston Red Sox, Montreal, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Alexander, Craig Jones, NL


Alexander: Clayton Kershaw is a future Hall of Famer … and now a champion

The photo should be iconic, if it isn’t already: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts embracing pitcher Clayton Kershaw, moments after both men unloaded persistent, nagging monkeys off their backs with a World Series championship. Their narratives have been consistent, at least, if consistently unfair or knee-jerk or nuance-free. Kershaw’s, loudly and frequently repeated, was that he couldn’t win in the postseason, gave up too many home runs, was a great regular-season pitcher, but … No. No more buts. A...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Mlb, Houston, St Louis, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Alexander, NL, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers


Rams watch Lakers and Dodgers win championships and think, ‘It’s our turn’

The Lakers got the NBA championship. The Dodgers got the World Series. And the Rams? They got the message. “I had a lot of friends text last night, joking around, saying, ‘It’s (time for) the Rams. You’ve got to hit the trifecta,’ ” Rams kicker Kai Forbath said Wednesday, the day after the Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to wrap up L.A.’s second sports title in 16 days. “A little added pressure,” Forbath said. “But that would be just amazing for the city.” Forbath, a Santa Monica native and West...
Tags: Florida, California, Washington, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Dolphins, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls, Detroit


MLB reprimands Justin Turner for returning to field; teams not cleared to travel

ARLINGTON, Tex. >> One night after being removed from a World Series game but returning to the field for the post-game celebration, Justin Turner is under investigation by Major League Baseball and could be subject to discipline for his actions. “Immediately upon receiving notice from the laboratory of a positive test, protocols were triggered, leading to the removal of Justin Turner from last night’s game,” the MLB commissioner’s office outlined in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “Tur...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Lakers, DAVE ROBERTS, Arlington, Dodgers, Ferrer


MLB will investigate Justin Turner for returning to field; Dodgers cleared to travel

ARLINGTON, Texas — A little over a week ago with the World Series about to begin, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner praised MLB players for behaving responsibly and making it possible for the 2020 season to be played to its conclusion despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s ultimately a testament to the players for being responsible and making good choices and doing everything we had to do to ensure that the season was able to go on,” Turner said then. “I tip my cap to every ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Lakers, ARLINGTON Texas, Justin, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers


Longtime St. Francis football coach Jim Bonds dies after battle with cancer

Jim Bonds, a star quarterback who led Hart High to a CIF Southern Section championship in 1986, went on to play at UCLA and has been the heart and soul as coach of the St. Francis High football team for 20 years, died early Monday after a long battle with cancer. Bonds was 51. He is survived by his wife, Tricia, and their children, James, a graduate of the University of San Diego, and Katie, who is currently in college, and his brother, Tom. During Game 3 of the World Series when baseball player...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Francis, Bonds, Hall of Fame, Valencia, High School Sports, Ucla, James, Tom, Hart


Justin Turner's COVID celebration was an abundance of recklessness

For most of Tuesday night, it seemed as if Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash's decision to remove dominant starting pitcher Blake Snell from Game 6 of the World Series while he was cruising with a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning would hold up as easily the dumbest and most controversial thing we would see and remember. Even if you look at the numbers and see that Snell tends to get hit a lot harder as games go on, there is a difference between the average game and the type of game Snell was throwing Tue...
Tags: United States, Mlb, Rays, Turner, Tampa Bay, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Justin Turner, Snell, Andrew Friedman, Kevin Cash, Blake Snell, Covid Turner


Alexander: Maybe the way the Dodgers won was poetic justice

Maybe this is how it had to happen. Maybe, after all of those years of pitching changes that didn’t work, home runs that crushed dreams and endless ammunition for second-guessers, the Dodgers would finally win a championship because of the other manager’s unforced error. Those who follow the Tampa Bay Rays, whether they actually attend games in St. Petersburg or not, will be arguing and bemoaning and hashing over this moment for a good long time to come: Rays manager Kevin Cash coming to the mou...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Mlb, StatCast, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, St Petersburg, Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers


Dodgers’ long journey to first World Series title in 32 years

ARLINGTON, Texas — Thirty-two years is a long time. Long enough for Dodgers fans to wonder if this day might never come. And it nearly didn’t. From Oct. 20, 1988 when Orel Hershiser threw the last pitch of the Dodgers’ five-game World Series victory over the Oakland A’s until Tuesday night, when Julio Urias did the same against the Tampa Bay Rays – a franchise that didn’t even exist in 1988 – the Dodgers and their fans went into the winter year after year feeling disappointed – or cheated. But 2...
Tags: Florida, Texas, California, France, Sports, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Dallas, San Francisco Giants, Monaco, Boston Red Sox, Oakland, Rays


Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw finally wins elusive World Series title

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw stood in the Dodgers’ bullpen in right-center field, watching Austin Barnes glove the final pitch, the one from Julio Urías that gave the Dodgers their first World Series title since 1988. Kershaw had finally become a champion, just like Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser before him. The mission took 13 years in the majors, 15 since the Dodgers made him the seventh pick in the 2006 amateur draft. The left-hander raised both arms and pointed fi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Dallas, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, NTT, Kershaw, Whicker


Dodgers end World Series title drought with come-from-behind win in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas — In a year that has been so improbable – for all of us – the possible finally happened. Benefiting from a reverse Grady Little, the Dodgers rode a two-run burst in the sixth inning and an impeccable bullpen performance to a 3-1 victory in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field. The franchise that once made “Wait ’til next year” its unfortunate slogan for years has nothing more to wait for now. Tuesday’s win came on the 16th anniversary of the Boston Red...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Cash, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Boston Red Sox, Rays, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, Justin, DAVE ROBERTS


Dodgers end World Series title drought after come-from-behind win in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas — In a year that has been so improbable – for all of us – the possible finally happened. Benefiting from a reverse Grady Little, the Dodgers rode a two-run burst in the sixth inning and an impeccable bullpen performance to a 3-1 victory in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field. The franchise that once made “Wait ’til next year” its unfortunate slogan for years has nothing more to wait for now. Tuesday’s win came on the 16th anniversary of the Boston Red...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Boston Red Sox, Rays, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Barnes, Roberts, Dodgers


Dodgers bonded closer together during bubble life at Globe Life Field

Fourteen members of the Dodgers’ 2018 World Series team participated in the World Series this year, so familiarity among players and coaches ran high long before anyone reported to spring training in February, or summer camp in July. Still, the 60-game regular season did not allow Manager Dave Roberts as much time as usual to get to learn his new players’ capabilities – or for the players to get to know each other in a socially distanced world. Game 6 of the World Series was the Dodgers’ 18th po...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, National Anthem, Milwaukee Brewers, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Hernandez, Kike Hernandez


Photos: Dodgers celebrate winning first World Series since 1988

Take a look at the photos from the Dodgers winning the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Dodgers were shut out for the first five innings but rallied to win the game that gave them their first championship since 1988. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a solo home run by Mookie Betts (not pictured) against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arli...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Tampa Bay, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Sean, Dodgers, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager


Photos: Dodgers vs. Rays in World Series Game 6

Take a look at the photos from the Dodgers vs. the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Dodgers entered the game with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is taken out of the game by manager Dave Roberts against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Dylan Floro #51 ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Sean, Dodgers, Justin Turner, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager


Photos: Dodgers taking on Rays in World Series Game 6

Take a look at the photos from the Dodgers vs. the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Dodgers entered the game with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the third inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Alex Wood #57 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he walks back to the dugout afte...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Sean, Dodgers, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager


Rays-Dodgers World Series showcases inevitability of universal DH: 'It is very normal now'

Having converted even the likes of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts into fans, the universal DH seems destined to become a normal part of baseball.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers


Dodgers turn to Tony Gonsolin as starter, not that ‘opener thing’

ARLINGTON, Texas — The group working out at the Dodgers’ alternate training site at USC from July through September included the team’s top draft picks from the past two years and some of their most well-regarded prospects. And maybe the pitcher who will start the game that clinches their first World Series championship since 1988. Right-hander Tony Gonsolin spent the summer toggling back and forth between the alternate training site and the Dodgers’ roster, pitching every sixth day either in fr...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Usc, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers


Alexander: For Dodgers, one victory away from ending the wait

One more victory to a World Series championship, and two chances to get it. Did you ever think the Dodgers would reach that point? They’re there. They have a chance to turn the devastating insanity of Saturday night’s ninth inning into a footnote. They have an opportunity to end a 32-season drought, and particularly to wipe away the frustration of the last seven Octobers with teams that were good enough to win, and in some cases should have won, but didn’t. Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas, Ton...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Alexander, Tampa Bay, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Walker, Dodgers, Kershaw


‘Joctober’ continues for Dodgers’ Pederson in Game 5 of World Series

In the first postseason plate appearance of Joc Pederson’s career, in Game 1 of the 2015 National League Division Series, he was intentionally walked by New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom. It’s been more than a year since anyone intentionally walked Pederson, though that could change soon. His home run in Game 5 of the World Series padded the Dodgers’ lead early in a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and it gave Pederson four hits in 10 at-bats in the series. “They don’t call it Joctober for ...
Tags: Texas, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Pederson, Anaheim, NL, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers


Dodgers tilt World Series back in their favor, move within one win of title

ARLINGTON, Texas — Can you taste it? Vindication with undertones of elation and relief, mixed with a lingering note of devastation. It’s that close. The roof was closed to keep out the demons Sunday night and the baseball fates that have toyed with the Dodgers for 32 years – and Clayton Kershaw for the past eight – took the night off, no doubt exhausted by their shenanigans a night earlier. Kershaw recorded 15 outs and the Tampa Bay Rays added two more to his total with their baserunning then th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Tampa Bay, Lowe, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Yu Darvish, Dodgers, Gonzalez