Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the Dodgers' starting pitchers in their two-game season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said Sunday.
The games will be played March 22-23 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Kershaw will be making his fourth straight season-opening start. Ryu got the start in Game 2 because of a calf injury to Zack Greinke, who won't make the trip.
Also, outfielder Matt Kemp (ankle surgery) might be a step away from taking the field in a game. "That's fair," Mattingly told the Orange County Register. "It won't be long before he gets in a game."
Felix Neureuther overcame a pre-Olympic car crash to win a men's World Cup slalom. American Ted Ligety was 16th in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. On his way to Munich airport for his flight to Sochi on Feb. 14, Neureuther suffered whiplash as he lost control of his car on an icy road and hit the barrier. He failed to medal at the Olympics.
Bobby Burling headed home Mauro Rosales' corner kick in the 88th minute, and Chivas USA beat Chicago 3-2 on the opening weekend of MLS play.
Roberto Bautista Agut upset Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. John Isner, the lone remaining American male, advanced with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Nikolay Davydenko. In women's play, 2011 champion Caroline Wozniacki defeated Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-1.
Track and field
The United States set a world record in the men's 1,600-meter relay at the world indoor championships in Sopot, Poland. In the last event of the three-day meet, Kyle Clemons, David Verburg, Kind Butler III, and Calvin Smith Jr. finished in 3 minutes, 2.13 seconds, slashing .70 off the mark set by a U.S. team at the 1999 world indoors.