Carlos Corporan

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 240
Bat: S
Throw: R
College: Lake City (FL) CC
Birth Place: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Draft: 2003 12th round by the
  • Why are baseball players allowed to eat and spit all game long?

    Enough with whether the Yankees can come back, or if the Cubs have another World Series in them. The real question this baseball playoff season for viewers is: Why is it still OK for players to spit constantly? No matter the team or the player, you’re guaranteed to see dozens of spit takes during any given broadcast. In a highly unscientific viewing survey by this fan, players, coaches and managers spit an average of once every 30 seconds. Clearly this disgusting custom goes back to the days of chewing tobacco, when the best mouths of a generation were destroyed by chew and pouches. Tobacco has been marginalized by the MLB, but kids emulate their heroes and now every angel-headed hipster with

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  • Kings off to best five-game start in franchise history with win against Islanders

    The mojo between Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown has reached a point where they can combine for a goal even though neither actually put the puck in the net. Midway through the first period Sunday, Kopitar executed what seemed like a called shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E: Through the defender’s legs, off another defender’s stick and between the goalie’s legs. His intended pass to a driving Brown unfolded in that exact pattern against the New York Islanders. It was an instant snapshot of the Kings through five games. Brown and Kopitar have scored eight of the Kings’ 16 goals, and they combined for a great defensive play that led to the game-winning short-handed goal in a 3-2 win at Staples Center. “I

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  • Cubs' World Series ring taken off auction site, scout no longer with organization

    An authentic Cubs World Series ring has been removed from an online auction, and the scout who tried to sell it is no longer with the team. The Sun-Times first reported that auction site cooperated with the Cubs in taking the ring down about two weeks before bidding was set to close. Team spokesman Julian Green told the Tribune via email Sunday night, "We appreciate Lelands' cooperation in removing a ring that was not authorized for sale per the contract with associates." Cubs employees who are not players or coaches were required to sign an agreement to offer the ring back to the team for $1 before trying to sell it elsewhere. Green added, "We have identified the scout who no longer

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  • College football ahead: Week 7 was crazy, but next weekend could be better

    Think of all the things we knew just a few days ago. We knew Clemson was neck and neck with Alabama at the top of the college football heap, the two programs seemingly distancing themselves from the pack. We knew Washington had nudged its way into the driver’s seat in the Pac-12 Conference with a clear sailing toward a playoff spot. We knew Washington State was this season’s Cinderella and Auburn was quietly mounting a run in the Southeastern Conference championship. Two days of head-scratching upsets changed all that, with each of the above teams, except Alabama, losing and the College Football Playoff situation getting turned on its head halfway through the race. “Oh yeah,” coach Todd Graham

    Los Angeles Times
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday

    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday: SOCCER World Cup playoff draw Italy face Sweden ZURICH - Four-times world champions Italy will play Sweden in their two-legged playoff for a place in next year's World Cup in Russia. Northern Ireland face

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  • Keep track of the MLB postseason, one game at a time

    The 2017 MLB playoffs are here, with 10 teams providing us several storylines to watch this October, from the wild card games all the way through the World Series. We had three 100-win teams — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros — for just the sixth time in major league history and the first time since 2003. There were a trio of great turnaround stories as well. The Minnesota Twins had the worst record in baseball in 2016 with 103 losses, but this year they’re in the postseason as the second American League Wild Card, the first team ever to make the playoffs one year after losing 100 games. In the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks rebounded from a 93-loss campaign

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  • Young fan is overcome with joy to see Todd Gurley play [Video]

    Todd Gurley has a huge young fan. In a video posted to social media, Kathryn Langley shared the moment she surprised her 7-year-old son Griff with tickets to the Rams and Jaguars game in Jacksonville, Fla. “What would you think if we watched Todd Gurley go play football today?” mom asked. “But they’re in L.A.” Griff said. “No they’re not, they’re playing Jacksonville!” mom said. Griff, a Gurley fan since he watched the running back star at Georgia, broke into tears upon realizing a three-hour car ride from Statesboro, Ga., would result in watching Gurley play at EverBank Field. The Rams running back provided plenty of highlights in a 27-17 victory over the Jaguars, rushing for 116 yards in 23

    Los Angeles Times
  • Sabres pull away late to beat Ducks, 3-1

    Chad Johnson made 25 saves, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night. Justin Bailey and Johan Larsson also scored for Buffalo, which got its first win in six games this season. Chris Wagner had a tying goal in the second period for Anaheim, and John Gibson stopped 28 shots for the Ducks. Bailey scored 1:26 into his first regular-season game. Gibson made the initial save on a shot by Larsson but couldn't cover the puck. Bailey swooped in as Gibson dove across the crease during a scramble and sent a backhand shot under the goalie's chest. Gibson started despite leaving after the first period against Colorado on

    Los Angeles Times
  • Wave of healed players returns to Clippers' practice

    Sweat poured down the faces of Austin Rivers and Danilo Gallinari on Sunday, a byproduct of both of them finally practicing after they had succumbed to injuries during training camp in Hawaii two weeks ago. They joined another injured teammate, Sam Dekker, back on the court to make the Clippers almost complete again. Still unable to practice was guard Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) and rookie Sindarious Thornwell (sprained right shoulder). But Rivers, who had been out since the first exhibition game in Hawaii because of a strained right glute, at least gives the Clippers one of their starting guards back. “I’m ready to go, man,” he said after practice. “I could have played the last game,

    Los Angeles Times
  • Albert Almora and Yasiel Puig battle sun to make great catches in NLCS Game 2

    The sun at Dodger Stadium was rough to start NLCS Game 2 on Sunday. With a slightly earlier start (4:38pm PST versus 5pm or after) the sun’s glare still blanketed the edge of the outfield at the game’s start. That made it difficult for the outfielders to track the ball, both for the home team and the visiting Cubs. Two impressive catches early in the game showed how much higher a degree of difficulty things were for the players. Yasiel Puig nearly ran over Chris Taylor on his snag, leaning over him to make the catch at the last minute (using him as a supportive ledge while making the catch is much better than running right through him). Possibly more impressive was Almora’s though, as he made

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