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LOS ANGELES -- Madison Bumgarner has the Dodgers number. Dr Dre Beats . The left-hander pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win while overshadowing the major league debut of high-priced Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night. Bumgarner (1-0) struck out six and walked none in the second straight gem at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw homered and pitched a four-hit shutout in the Dodgers 4-0 victory on opening day Monday. The only hits off Bumgarner were doubles by Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis. "He was really good. He had all four pitches going and really throwing it wherever he wanted to," Giants catcher Buster Posey said. "He was able to throw the fastball in and out, the cutter in and out, mixed some changeups in and threw a few curveballs in some big spots." Sergio Romo worked a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the season. "You couldnt have asked for a better outing from Bumgarner. He was solid from the beginning to the end," Romo said. "From the bullpen, we were all paying attention, watching the game, and he was on point. He pitched in, relied on his heater and pitched off of the fastball. He just established that early. It was a really impressive outing by him." Bumgarner is 5-1 with a 1.94 ERA in six starts against the Dodgers since May 19, 2011. He pitched eight scoreless innings for the second straight time against the Giants biggest rival. "Thats probably the best stuff Ive had in a long time, which is odd because things dont work out too good in the first start of the year," he said. "Really, the first month of the year has usually been kind of tough to get it going. But it feels good to get started on a good note." Ryus debut helped draw 45,431 fans to see the left-hander who signed a $36 million, six-year deal with the team in December, making him the first player to go directly from the Korea Baseball Organization to the U.S. major leagues. Ryu (0-1) gave up three runs -- one earned -- and 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out five, walked none and threw 80 pitches. After he made his first pitch, the ball was taken out of play to mark the occasion. "Their hitters were pretty aggressive in the early part of at-bats," Ryu said through a translator. "I couldnt really get my timing." The defending World Series champion Giants took a 3-0 lead in the seventh with two unearned runs. Ronald Belisario relieved Ryu with one out and runners at second and third. The infield was pulled in for Bumgarner, who hit a grounder to shortstop. Justin Sellers, playing in place of injured Hanley Ramirez, charged the ball and made a hurried throw past catcher Ellis for his second error of the inning. That allowed Andres Torres to score behind Joaquin Arias -- who reached on Sellers first throwing error. "He feels like its do-or-die. Hes trying to get that out at home and to me, really forcing it," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said about Sellers second error. "Well just take that out at first instead of getting ourselves in trouble." The Giants scored their first run on three consecutive one-out hits, including Arias RBI single. Bumgarner didnt challenge as many batters because it was such a low-scoring game. "I felt like I was careful and tried to make pitches and keep the ball out of the middle as much as I could," he said. "The defence did a great job, too, so it was a 100 per cent team effort." The game was televised live in South Korea, where it began at 11 a.m. local time on Wednesday. "I wish the outcome could have been better, but Ill just go back and keep fighting," Ryu said. "I definitely felt the pressure. It was the first time I felt that in a very long time." He got just two flyouts and worked hard to get out of other jams. The Dodgers defence helped him, too, turning three double plays. He retired the side in the sixth. "He induced some ground balls and got some big double plays to stop some rallies, but the guys kept grinding and got it done," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Mattingly came to the mound with a translator after Ryu allowed consecutive hits to open the seventh. After a brief conversation, Ryu responded by getting Torres to ground out. However, Mattingly immediately returned to remove him and Ryu walked off the field to loud applause. The crowd booed when Ryu didnt run out a grounder in the sixth. Pitchers dont hit in South Korea. "It was embarrassing and I feel I should apologize for that," Ryu said. "That was actually my mistake. Now I know I have to run a lot harder. I learned my lesson." The Dodgers paid $25.7 million for the right to negotiate with Ryu. If they hadnt reached a deal by the deadline, he would have returned to the KBOs Hanwha Eagles and the Dodgers would have been refunded the posting fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with the 26-year-old pitcher. Ryu had already pitched at Dodger Stadium during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, when South Korea won a silver medal. NOTES: Romo has converted 10 straight save opportunities dating to last season. ... The Dodgers turned four double plays in the game. ... Ryu was 98-52 with a 2.80 ERA in 190 career games over seven seasons in the KBO. He won the leagues strikeout title -- his fifth -- last season with 210 Ks in 182 2-3 innings. ... Ryu is the fourth South Korean to play for the team. ... Kershaw, who had seven Ks on Monday, has pledged $500 per strikeout this year to his fundraising efforts for three different charities. ... All-Star guard Chris Paul of the Clippers threw out the first pitch, a strike to Matt Kemp. Then it was 3-year-old Chris IIs turn. Kemp shortened up the distance considerably and the younger Paul tossed the ball to him. Cued by his dad, little Chris told the crowd, "Its time for Dodger baseball." Beats Dre . The 23-year-old Muambas heart only started beating on its own again when he arrived at a London hospitals heart attack unit on Saturday night. "Fabrice Muambas heart condition is stable, but he remains critically ill in intensive care," the London Chest Hospital and Bolton said Monday in a joint statement. Beats By Dre Sale . The 35-year-old Given, who has signed a five-year deal with Villa, lost his place in the City team last season to Joe Hart. "Everyone knows that I didnt play enough football last season, so Im really pleased that Ill be able to put that right here," Given said on the Villa website. .K. Subban returns to the ice. Theyve done pretty good without their young blueliner so far and shoot for a fifth straight victory on Wednesday evening against the Ottawa Senators. beats by dre on sale uk . Franco is accused of making a reckless challenge on Philadelphia Union midfielder Brian Carroll in the 78th minute of their game Wednesday night. Because the referee issued a red card on the play, Franco will be suspended two games. beats by dre on sale .J. -- The New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara had arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair his left hip, and is expected to miss the rest of the season.GENEVA -- An investigation panel examining the International Cycling Unions links to the Lance Armstrong doping case will include British Paralympic great Tanni Grey-Thompson. The UCI said Friday that the three-member independent commission will be chaired by retired British judge Philip Otton. His sports legal cases include a Premier League relegation dispute centred on Carlos Tevez, and Chelseas tactics in trying to lure Ashley Cole from Arsenal. Otton will work alongside Australian lawyer Malcolm Holmes and Grey-Thompson, a 10-time Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair racing who is now a lawmaker in the upper chamber of Britains Parliament. They will meet in London from April 9-26, and have access to "all relevant documents in the control or possession of the UCI" including bank and telephone records and laboratory test results, according to a statement of their terms of reference. The panel has a June 1 deadline to deliver its report. "The appointment of these three eminent figures demonstrates clearly that the UCI wants to get to the bottom of the Lance Armstrong affair and put cycling back on the right track," UCI President Pat McQuaid said in a statement. "We will listen to and act on the Commissions recommendations." The announcement came two days before a group of the UCIs and Armstrongs fiercest critics, including three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, meets in London to press for changes in how cycling is run. The UCI asked Court of Arbitration for Sport board president John Coates last month to help create a panel to investigate suspicions raised by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agencys damning report into widespread doping by Armstrongs teams during his record seven Tour wins from 1999-2005. Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour de France titles and banned for life. McQuaid said UCI had no part in choosing the three officials, who have decided terms of reference for their work which could be key in rebuilding -- or wrecking -- the governing bodys damaged credibility. The commission will closely scrutinize McQuaid, who was elected as UCI president weeks after Armstrong first retired in 2005, and his predeccessor, Hein Verbruggen, in their working relations with Armstrong. Beats by Dre. The governing body denies claims made by former Armstrong teammates to USADA that it covered up suspicious samples from Armstrong in exchange for payments totalling $125,000, or that the American rider enjoyed special protection. "The Commissions report and recommendations are critical to restoring confidence in the sport of cycling and in the UCI as its governing body," McQuaid said. "We will co-operate fully with the Commission and provide them with whatever they need to conduct their inquiry and we urge all other interested stakeholders to do the same." The UCI pledged to fund the commissions work and will be legally represented at the London hearings. It did not specify if sessions will be held in public or behind closed doors. "The costs of the Independent Commission will be a significant burden on the UCI," McQuaid said. "However, it is clear that only such a decisive and transparent examination of the past will answer our critics by thoroughly examining our assertion that the UCIs anti-doping procedures are and have been among the most innovative and stringent in sport." The panel will examine whether the UCIs doping rules "were inadequate or were not enforced with sufficient rigour"; if the UCI had "any reliable evidence or information" that Armstrong was doping; and if it "adequately co-operated with, assisted in and reacted to the USADA" investigation. A potential conflict of interest between the UCIs role promoting the sport and its duty to police doping will also be examined. Following the USADA report, LeMond denounced McQuaid and Verbruggen as "the corrupt part of the sport" and called on them to leave the UCI. LeMond, now the only American winner of cyclings biggest prize, will be joined in London by campaigning journalists Paul Kimmage and David Walsh, and Australian anti-doping scientist Michael Ashenden, who helped the UCI develop its biological passport anti-doping project. Under the "Change Cycling Now" banner, the group will meet over two days. ' ' '
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