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MLB may look more like a sprint in 2020; who's hurt the most in an abbreviated season?

There’s just one guarantee as Major League Baseball aims to wedge an 80-plus game schedule and expanded playoffs into a...

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June 31932 — Lou Gehrig becomes the first major league player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, giving the New York...

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This Date in Baseball

June 31918 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched his second no-hitter, blanking the Detroit Tigers 5-0.1932 — Lou...

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Monday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century...

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Opinion: As America burns amid protests after George Floyd's death, it's time to quit telling athletes to 'stick to sports'

Stick to sports was always a crutch for the comfortable and cowardly. It was a dirty, disgraceful lie, promulgated by those who...

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MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century during eight...

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Judge dismisses Dykstra's suit against ex-teammate Darling

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling,...

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Nationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals changed course and told their minor leaguers on Monday they will receive their full weekly...

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AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts,...

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What Would Have Been: Triple Crown finale and French finals

The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week...

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Mets' Alonso: 'I will not remain silent' on racial injustice

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Mets star Pete Alonso is the...

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Opinion: Despite the bitterness between MLB and the players' union, there will be a baseball season

PHOENIX — Everyone take a deep breath, exhale slowly and chill. There will be a Major League Baseball season in 2020. Forget...

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Dodgers' David Price throws money toward minor leaguers' pay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their...

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Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they're banned from MLB

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLThe NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the...

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MLB teams cut hundreds with minor league season in doubt

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the...

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At least 16 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after...

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D-backs cut about quarter of staff with layoffs, furloughs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have laid off or furloughed about one-quarter of the team’s employees because of lost revenue due to...

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The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cricket West Indies has announced a...

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PawSox offer taste of baseball with 'Dining on the Diamond'

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are going from “Play Ball” to “Bon Appetit.”With the minor league baseball season...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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List 3/3 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

AUSTRALIAN RULESRound 1 from March 19-22, no spectators. Competition from March 22 suspended.SAILINGClipper Round the World...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICSAsian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from...

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MLB Calendar

June 3-4 — Owners meeting, New York.June 10-11 — Amateur draft, first day at Secaucus, N.J.June 15 — International amateur...

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Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey,...

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A tough call: Minor league umps squeezed as lost year looms

Any other May weekend, Trevor Dannegger might’ve been in Hartford or Richmond or Akron on a Double-A diamond, wrangling...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races...

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Boras to clients in memo: Don't bail out baseball owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during...

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Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly...

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Not in Missouri anymore: Royals move legal home to Delaware

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have moved -- not actually, but legally.The Royals changed their legal home from...

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AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts...

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'We have to touch each other': Sports in the COVID-19 world

A sampling of thoughts from some of the more than two dozen athletes from 11 sports that The Associated Press spoke to about...

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Nats star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Assure me we'll be safe

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba

ATLANTA (AP) — Ahh, that name.No doubt, one of the greatest baseball monikers of all time.If having such a splendid,...

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Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team...

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Play the long game: Fans better off not predicting when they can return to sports

Sports for the most part have gone ghost. For those hoping to will them back into existence as they were with raucous crowds,...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose more regular-season games this year while holding to their...

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AP sources: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose more regular-season games this year while holding to their demand...

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Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 27The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President...

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Ross Stripling pitches ... financial advice during pandemic

Ross Stripling has spent much of the last two months working on an island —- the one in the kitchen of his Houston home.With...

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Get ready to watch (and hear) sports in an entirely different way

Watching live sports on TV without fans is like a ballpark frank without mustard. You need the cheers after a great play and...

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Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing'

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let...

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MLB owners sending latest plan to MLBPA that includes sliding pay scale for players

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association began negotiations Tuesday afternoon for the...

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A's to place scouts on furlough, end minor league pay

The Oakland Athletics are placing their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspending...

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The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard...

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Virtual 7th-inning stretch brings ballpark feeling home

BOSTON (AP) — It’s 3 o’clock, about the time they'd be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox...

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Ex-Pirates infielder Kang banned 1 year by Korean league

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Baseball Organization has suspended ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for a...

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Japanese baseball season to start on June 19 without fans

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans.League commissioner...

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What Would Have Been: Zack against Mets and Motor City golf

The Major League Baseball season would be about one-third of the way through its 162-game schedule if not for the coronavirus...

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Now 47, Colón still hoping to pitch again in major leagues

NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colón refuses to entertain the idea of retirement.It doesn’t matter that he didn’t pitch in 2019 and...

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Skiing in Colorado to resume amid coronavirus pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis. At least one resort high in the Colorado Rockies is planning to...

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Unusual times will make for an unusual MLB draft for Dodgers, other clubs

LOS ANGELES — In Billy Gasparino’s estimation, the talent pool for Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft is the deepest in at...

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Here's one way to resolve money issues between MLB, players union and just play baseball

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball’s labor committee was to review an economic proposal Friday before it was formally submitted to...

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Trump's disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s cellphone rang earlier this week from an unfamiliar number: It was...

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Nationals players decide to wait for in-person ring ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed their plans for their virtual World Series ring ceremony after players...

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Column: Sloan, other coaching greats who were denied a title

Jerry Sloan was undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches in NBA history.Yet there’s one glaring omission on an otherwise stellar...

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College baseball into July? Coaches say it would save money

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college...

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Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYThe NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format,...

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Cubs institute pay cuts, Pirates announce furloughs

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major...

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Rays pitching prospect Honeywell has elbow procedure

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell had a decompression procedure on his right ulnar...

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Opinion: MLB and players must play ball and immediately settle economic dispute

PHOENIX — Stop it. Enough already. We want to watch New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole face Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez...

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Cruz, Love, McCourty brothers among Ali award finalists

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nelson Cruz of the Minnesota Twins, Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and brothers Devin and Jason...

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Agency that oversees Coliseum says A's haven't paid rent

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum says the A’s have informed him they had “no...

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Pirates infielder Kramer out 4-6 months after hip surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Kramer will miss four to six months months while recovering from surgery...

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'The Last Dance' of the 1990s Dallas Cowboys ... who wouldn't watch that?

Sure, some sports are back. But "sports" as we know them are largely still on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

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MLB 2020: Texas Rangers prefer new home over Arizona for second spring training

The Texas Rangers would prefer to stay home in their new ballpark instead of returning to Arizona whenever it is time to get...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE ATHLETICSWASHINGTON (AP) — The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020,...

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Tributes: Bob Watson played parts of three seasons for the 89ers

Farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Bob Watson, 74, of Houston. Nicknamed "Bull" the...

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Rangers prefer new home over Arizona for 2nd spring training

The Texas Rangers would prefer to stay home in their new ballpark instead of returning to Arizona whenever it is time to get...

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An unusual ring to it: Nats opt for virtual Series ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will unveil their World Series championship rings during a “virtual” ceremony shown...

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Angels plan employee furloughs amid coronavirus pandemic

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels will implement furloughs across their organization starting June 1, becoming the...

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CupCheck: 10 major leaguers market game, help fight cancer

CINCINNATI (AP) — On an off day in Los Angeles four years ago, a group of major leaguers players went to Manhattan Beach and...

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No universal playbook for virus testing in pro sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There is no universal playbook for coronavirus testing in professional sports.Protocols and...

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Angry ump: Garcia says he kept quiet to protect son-in-law

NEW YORK (AP) — Richie Garcia was among baseball’s best-rated and most popular umpires, and like many umps was known for the...

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D-backs OF Starling Marte says wife dies of heart attack

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte announced on social media that his wife Noelia has died of a...

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AP source: Marlins will allow players access for workouts

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will allow players on their 40-man roster access to their spring training complex to pitch off a...

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What Would Have Been: Indianapolis 500, MLB scandal series

The Brickyard and major league ballparks will be quiet during the Memorial Day weekend as most of the sports calendar remains...

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Former manager and player Art Howe released from hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe was released from a Houston hospital Sunday after a stay in...

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Woman, boy, 5, drown in Houston home of ex-Dodger Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford's...

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New MLB rules: shower at home, don't spit, Mr Met stay away

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new...

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AP Exclusive: MLB projects $640K per game loss with no fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told players their prorated salaries would contribute to an average loss of $640,000 for...

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Lefty QB Tua Tagovailoa a rarity in the right-handed NFL

When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have...

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Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26

Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in...

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Sports look to Bundesliga restart with trepidation, hope

Basketball and hockey arenas shuttered along with ballparks. Tennis and golf tournaments wiped out or postponed. Motor sport...

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Bob Watson, All-Star slugger and executive, dies at 74

Bob Watson, an All-Star slugger who became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in...

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AP source: Players ask MLB for slew of financial documents

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked Major League Baseball to submit a slew of financial documents...

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Former big league manager, player Howe in ICU with virus

HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the...

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The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Aussie rules football will kick off again...

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Tributes: Oliver hit .325 for the 89ers in 1976

Farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Bob Oliver, 77, of Rio Linda, California. Oliver...

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Column: Snell now poster child for spoiled ballplayers

I’m not really sure what Twitch is, but I do know this — Blake Snell will wish he was never on it.He said on the social gaming...

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Reds lay off less than 25% of staff, cut pay for others

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1 in response to the...

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Pritzker apologizes for saying MLB players shouldn't bargain

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker apologized for criticizing baseball players for bargaining over their salaries...

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Rays' Blake Snell says 'I’m not playing unless I get mine'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is...

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Nats' star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Bring the DH to the NL

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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Florida governor willing to host teams for restart of sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues, just like Arizona, when play...

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'Zone model' could be a test case for the NBA or MLB

Frequent testing figures to be part of any resumption of play

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AP source: Miami Marlins to furlough some employees June 1

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will temporarily furlough 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1 because of...

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MLB draft picks feel fortunate to avoid this year's process

CHICAGO (AP) — Ethan Hearn has some good friends who are eligible for baseball's amateur draft this year. Hearn is just an...

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Opinion: MLB players are prepared to play 2020 season ... but on one condition

The ugliness started before negotiations between MLB and the players union even began Tuesday afternoon.

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'It's something out of dream': Shortening of MLB Draft leaves local OU, OSU, high school stars facing tough decisions

Dominic Johnson’s draft stock was supposed to take a big leap this spring. The speedy outfielder felt better than ever in four...

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AP source: No MLB economic plan in 1st session with players

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball did not include an economic proposal during its opening presentation to the players'...

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Arizona governor opens door for pro sports return in state

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has opened the door for professional sports to return to the state.Ducey said on Tuesday...

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Pandemic could change landscape of minor league sports

As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports...

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Bat maker says loan resulted in return of furloughed workers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats says it put 171 furloughed employees back on the payroll...

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Texas artists will be in Rangers lot for drive-in concerts

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers season ticket holder Pat Green will be among the Texas artists who will play a series of...

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Like it or not, National League designated hitters limber up

Before all the self-proclaimed purists forecasting the destruction of baseball strategy and the very sanctity of the sport as...

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Red Sox reporter turns auctioneer, raises $57K for charity

BOSTON (AP) — As a Boston Red Sox beat writer, Chris Cotillo found himself with a lot of spare time after the baseball season...

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The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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AP source: World Baseball Classic to be postponed till 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Baseball Classic will be postponed from 2021 to 2023 because of the new coronavirus, a person...

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The Latest: MLB bat factory resumed production

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Major League Baseball may be weeks away...

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AP source: MLB owners OK plan that could lead to July start

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could...

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Column: Punch away, but at least baseball has a plan

Everybody has a plan, Mike Tyson liked to say, until they get hit in the face.Major League Baseball signaled on Monday that...

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AP source: MLB owners approve giving players' union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks without fans

NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: MLB owners approve giving players' union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks...

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If games resume, athletes will 'need to know when to peak'

Making it safe for America’s professional sports teams to start playing games is one thing.Making sure athletes are in game...

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Under 1% of MLB employees test positive for virus antibodies

NEW YORK (AP) — Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by...

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Opinion: Michael Jordan’s baseball fantasy — and his failure — is a big part of his legend in Chicago

CHICAGO — The sheer audacity of Michael Jordan still resonates 26 years later. What was the world’s greatest basketball player...

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What Would Have Been: Another PGA major, Triple Crown race

While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world's No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins...

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Column: Will the new coronavirus kill spitting in sports?

We come not to praise the loogie, but to bury it.Already banned on sidewalks, outlawed indoors and pooh-poohed by polite...

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Michael Jordan was ‘very generous’ to his baseball teammates — while taking his spot in the White Sox organization seriously

CHICAGO — The 1994 spring training was unlike any other camp in Mike Huff’s career. “It was a great spring,” the former Sox...

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Former Rockford Peaches pitcher Mary Pratt dies

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Mary Pratt, who played for the Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets in the All-American Girls...

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AP source: MLB to cut amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save...

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Sound of silence: Baseball thinking ahead to silent stadiums

Tom Murphy has become somewhat of an online sensation during baseball’s shutdown for the array of workouts the Seattle...

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Ex-ABA commish Mike Storen, dad of Hannah Storm, dies at 84

Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died...

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Column: With sports on hold, athletes take up new pursuits

With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and coaches have been looking for ways to pass...

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Army outfielder at a crossroads _ baseball or artillery

Army outfielder Jacob Hurtubise chose West Point primarily for its academics, and playing professional baseball wasn't on his...

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Royals learning about new manager during stay-at-home orders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Kansas City Royals learned that spring training was over and they were headed home, with...

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MLB, union award grants to aid domestic violence victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Six organizations that aid survivors of domestic violence are among groups that will receive $50,000 each from...

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Nats' star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: South Korean baseball

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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Taiwan baseball league set to allow fans back in ballparks

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums for games in Taiwan for the first time this season as...

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Former Cubs general manager Saltwell dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Eldred “Salty” Saltwell, who worked in a variety of roles including general manager and vice president over 30...

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Opinion: Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini’s brave face at such a scary time is inspiring but not surprising to anyone who knows him

BALTIMORE — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini opened up about his battle with stage 3 colon cancer during a Zoom conference on...

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Opinion: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina gives St. Louis something to talk about

As the old ballplayer walks toward home plate, the Cardinals’ catcher calmly calls time to delay the game. That’s what they do...

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In shortened season, stars still had chance to shine in 1981

The season began with Fernandomania and ended with a classic World Series matchup between the Dodgers and Yankees. Mike Schmidt...

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Hall of Famer Andre Dawson deals with coronavirus as a mortician

MIAMI — The man consoling mourners and directing his staff at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home might look familiar if he wasn't...

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'The Wax Pack' chronicles baseball card-fueled road trip

NEW YORK — Brad Balukjian tore open a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards, chewed the stale, brittle bubblegum and then planned a...

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Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new baseball season began in South Korea on Tuesday with the crack of the bat and the sound of...

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AP study: MLB average at around $4.4M for 5th year in row

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average salary ahead of a postponed opening day remained at around $4.4 million for the...

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Rays minor leaguer talks about killings of 3 family members

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens says he learned through social media of the deaths of three...

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The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his...

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Baseball artists, writers shut out by coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Anika Orrock was all warmed up for her big pitch. On the mound at Yankee Stadium, tossing out the ceremonial...

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Red Sox OF Verdugo says he'll be ready for start of season

BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said on Monday that he is fully healthy and he will be ready for the season...

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ESPN to air games from South Korean baseball league

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN will begin airing six regular-season games per week from South Korea's KBO baseball league.The...

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15 leagues join forces to recognize health care workers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and U.S. women's soccer star...

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AP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole aren’t the only major leaguers with a big financial incentive to get back on the...

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What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Yankees, NHL conference finals

With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of...

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'The Wax Pack' chronicles baseball card-fueled road trip

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Balukjian tore open a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards, chewed the stale, brittle bubblegum and then...

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Matt Keough, former A's pitcher and executive, dies at 64

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Keough, the former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant, has died. He was 64.The...

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What if Mickey Mantle signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers instead of New York Yankees? It's not far-fetched.

The pinstripes. The centerfield monuments. The mammoth home runs. The World Series year after year after year. Bronx summers in...

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AP source: MLB owners to discuss draft length next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners will discuss a length for the amateur draft next week and are likely to start the...

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AP sources: MLB replay could vanish, monastery setup viable

NEW YORK (AP) — Replay reviews could vanish in Major League Baseball in 2020 as part of a deal with umpires that contemplates a...

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Indians reliever Clase suspended 80 games for PED violation

CLEVELAND (AP) — Whenever the Cleveland Indians finally get to start their season they won't have reliever Emmanuel Clase.The...

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'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball and tears, the ones streaking down cheeks.Tears, the kind leaving rifts between fathers and...

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For sports, coronavirus testing remains a major hurdle

MIAMI (AP) — Politicians, players and owners are trying to figure out a way to get baseball, basketball and hockey going again,...

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Nats skipper Martinez: Banner, rings to be revealed for fans

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one knows for sure how, when and where -- or, truly, even if -- Major League Baseball will play games in...

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Little League World Series canceled for first time

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — This year's Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League...

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Hall of Famer Dawson deals with coronavirus as a mortician

MIAMI (AP) — The man consoling mourners and directing his staff at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home might look familiar if he...

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Woman hit in face by ball at Wrigley sues Cubs, MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field two years ago has...

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Nats' star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Pondering retirement

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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Baseball Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the rest of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will have to wait another year for their big...

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AP source: Rays plan furloughs of some full-employees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are the first Major League Baseball team known to plan furloughs of some...

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MLB teams offer ticket refunds, credit for games not played

The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox announced ticket refund policies on Wednesday for games not played through May...

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Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Simmons, Miller to be honored in 2021

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Simmons, Miller to be...

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Orioles OF Mancini understands risk of COVID during chemo

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini feels fortunate to have undergone colon cancer surgery before doctors became...

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Ex-manager Clint Hurdle's daily emails encourage, inspire

Clint Hurdle began sending his daily notes of inspiration more than 10 years ago, during his days managing the Colorado...

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MLB discussing plan to start season in late June, playing in home stadiums with realigned league

Maybe it’s a dream scenario. Maybe it’s premature to get excited. Then again, maybe it just might work. Major League Baseball...

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AP sources: MLB opening options include 3 regional divisions

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical...

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Pirates temporarily suspend 401k benefits amid pandemic

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates are suspending retirement benefits for members of Pittsburgh's baseball operations staff in an...

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MLB allows each team to decide its ticket refund policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told teams on Tuesday they could decide their own ticket refund policies.Spring training...

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McDonough calls time with Blackhawks 'ride of a lifetime'

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough, in his first public comments since he was fired, called his...

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Orioles 1B Mancini expects to miss season to treat cancer

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer and expects to miss the...

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MLB teams adjusting as pandemic affects draft preparation

The Detroit Tigers can feel certain about one thing: They have the No. 1 pick in the draft.What that Major League Baseball...

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Owners pledged to pay workers when sports shut down, but many are being overlooked

When the sports world went dark last month and Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL owners pledged to take care of their game-day...

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New Rangers park among possible MLB ideas for season start

North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball...

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Reds longtime scout , Mariners exec George Zuraw dies at 89

CINCINNATI (AP) — Longtime Cincinnati Reds scout and former Seattle Mariners executive George Zurow has died in Florida. He was...

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What Would Have Been: Kentucky Derby, wild-card rematches

With the national sports calendar still pretty much on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, following a short reprieve...

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The Latest: Cuomo can envision baseball in NYC this summer

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can...

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MLB official thought Manfred would nix Hernández for Series

NEW YORK (AP) — A major league official testified he suggested Ángel Hernández be removed from consideration for the 2015 World...

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully home from hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is back home after falling and being hospitalized.The...

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Giants help O-line in draft, all other picks on defense

After drafting Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft, New York Giants general...

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Former Padre, officer Walters dies 17 years after being shot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dan Walters, who played for the San Diego Padres for parts of two seasons, has died from complications of...

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Man beaten in Dodgers parking lot sues team for negligence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger...

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Steve Dalkowski, inspiration for 'Bull Durham,' dies at 80

Steve Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie...

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Baseball in full swing in Taiwan, even in empty stadiums

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — When Wang Wei-chen had a base hit for the Chinatrust Brothers, no one booed or cheered from the...

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The Latest: Cape Cod League cancels season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Cape Cod League, the top summer...

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'Major League' a hit with mix of antics, believable action

The door to the bullpen swings open, a reliever emerges and a familiar song comes blasting through the stadium’s PA system,...

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The Natural: Charboneau's career played like fictional Hobbs

Joe Charboneau sees a little bit of himself in the iconic baseball film “ The Natural.”Outside of the obvious, which is that...

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92-year-old Vin Scully hospitalized after fall at home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has been hospitalized after falling at his Los...

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Nats' star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Memories of day games

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 seasons in the majors, all with the Washington...

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MLB, minors term talks constructive, stop sniping for now

NEW YORK (AP) — The tone of talks for a new agreement governing the relationship between baseball's major and minor leagues...

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Cubs foursome sharing house, experiences awaiting baseball

CHICAGO (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and...

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Red Sox lose draft pick, Cora banned in sign-stealing scams

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox escaped severe penalties in Major League Baseball's cheating investigation on Wednesday,...

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Glavine, Klesko share fond memories of Braves' 1995 title

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Glavine still remembers it vividly, that challenge he made to his teammates during the clinching game of the...

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Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseason

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseason.

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Minor leaguers, college players get creative to stay ready

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Andre Nnebe hollers over the breeze coming off the bay behind home plate and announces to the group,...

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AP source: A-Rod, J-Lo retain JP Morgan in bid for Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, once again, wants to be like Derek Jeter.A-Rod and Jennifer Lopez, who are engaged, have...

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'Larry Legend' tops Cardinals' first-round draft picks

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: WR Larry Fitzgerald (2004). The Cardinals have had several good...

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South Korean baseball preseason underway in empty stadiums

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean baseball league announced it will start its delayed season on May 5, and wasted no...

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AP source: Minors prepared to accept cut to 120 affiliates

NEW YORK (AP) — The minor leagues are prepared to agree to Major League Baseball’s proposal to cut guaranteed affiliations from...

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MLB can cut pay, lay off managers, coaches starting May 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and...

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A lost season? Minor league teams, players face bleak future

CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Nutter is surrounded by questions everywhere he goes these days. So the longtime president of the Fort...

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From Kelly to Cousineau, the Bills' best, worst draft picks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Let’s go with picks, plural, because it's impossible to separate Pro Football...

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Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of fans in New York sued Major League Baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred and the 30 teams, asking for...

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MLB players say pay shouldn't be cut if empty ballparks

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are...

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ESPN, TV networks 'threw out rule book' to rebroadcast classic games and weather sports drought

Fans are starved for games to watch, and television networks have never been more desperate for sports programming. More than a...

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AP source: Jeter says he's forgoing salary during pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter told team employees during a conference call Monday he is forgoing his salary during...

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Fans feeling unsafe without vaccine plays into revenue issue

With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't...

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Stepping up: Mets PA announcer offers kind voice amid virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The requests come by the hundreds: the son of an emergency room nurse, the husband of a doctor, a hospital...

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What Would Have Been: MLB's Fiers in Houston, NBA playoffs

While watching more replays of classic games with the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The...

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Tradition-bound Washington adjusts to life in a pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cherry blossoms were the first to go.Not the pink flowers themselves; they arrived on schedule in...

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Bobby Winkles, former Arizona St baseball coach, dies at 90

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Winkles, the baseball coach who built Arizona State into a national power from scratch and went on to...

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The Latest: Scully ponders when opening day will arrive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of...

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Japan baseball delayed again, no date set for resumption

TOKYO (AP) — Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with...

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'A League of Their Own' inspired baseball pioneer Croteau

There were moments when Julie Croteau’s baseball path was a lonely one even as she turned in a career historic enough that...

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Let's go to the videotape: 'Hoosiers' No. 1 AP Top 25 film

“Hoosiers” shot all the way to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 of best sports movies, a one-of-a-kind poll from the news...

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Nats' Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Fundraising for virus help

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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The Latest: Eagles' Dillard helping athletes at alma mater

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive...

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A's minor league manager off ventilator in coronavirus fight

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison has resumed breathing completely on his own for...

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Blue Jays manager Montoyo holds Happy Hour call with coaches

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo came up with a curveball to spice up the regular video conferences he’s been...

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Indians' Francona intrigued by MLB options to start season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is intrigued by some of the options being thrown by Major League Baseball to...

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NTSB: Halladay on drugs, doing stunts when plane crashed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing...

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Former Blue Jays infielder Dámaso García, dead at 63

Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Dámaso García, a two-time All-Star in the mid-1980s, died Wednesday in his native...

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Baker laments lack of blacks in MLB on Jackie Robinson Day

Houston manager Dusty Baker celebrated Jackie Robinson’s legacy on the 73rd anniversary of the fall of the major league color...

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AP Interview: Manfred 'to turn over every stone' for season

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred wants Major League Baseball to be in position to take the field whenever government and health...

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Athletes, teams, celebs are 'All In' to feed hungry

With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes,...

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Astros ace Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing as he recovers from March groin surgery.Houston manager Dusty Baker...

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Column: When sports returns, a chance to move past greed

Golfers on the European Tour received news this week that didn’t exactly paint a rosy picture of what things might look like...

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Arizona willing to host MLB, which cuts senior staff pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says his state is willing to host all 30 major league teams at the time public health...

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Giants, A's, D-backs among MLB teams in coronavirus study

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks are two of the Major League Baseball teams participating...

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The Latest: Cubs to use Wrigley as food distribution hub

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago Cubs are putting Wrigley Field...

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Former World Series MVP Pearce retires, injured most of 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Steve Pearce, the career journeyman who broke loose to become the unlikely MVP of the 2018 World Series, says...

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Red Sox manager Roenicke prepares for season in some form

BOSTON (AP) — Ron Roenicke is preparing to play baseball this year.The Boston Red Sox manager admits he has concerns about some...

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Former Royals, Cubs manager Jim Frey dies at age 88

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Jim Frey, who managed the Kansas City Royals to the 1980 AL pennant and the Chicago Cubs within one win...

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Hank Steinbrenner, Yankees co-owner, dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Steinbrenner, the oldest son of George Steinbrenner and one of the four siblings who own the controlling...

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New playing field for Jackie Robinson Day: online tributes

NEW YORK (AP) — Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie...

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Popular NYC sports photographer dead at 48 from COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Causi, a highly skilled and exceedingly popular sports photographer for The New York Post who covered...

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Broadcast crews struggling after sports go dark

Greg Calvin believed his job as an audio technician could survive most economic downturns because people will keep watching...

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What Would Have Been: Live sports events shuttered by virus

With the national sports calendar now in its second month on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press...

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Glenn Beckert, 4-time All-Star for Cubs, dies at 79

CHICAGO (AP) — Glenn Beckert, a four-time All-Star second baseman for the Chicago Cubs in the 1960s and '70s, died Sunday. He...

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MLS goalkeeper moonlights as children's book author

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeff Attinella is unique in that he's the only MLS goalkeeper who can also say he's a children's book...

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MLB considering radical realignment for 2020 season: Grapefruit and Cactus leagues

PHOENIX — How about the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies being divisional rivals for the season? Or the Boston Red...

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Resilient St. Louis Cardinals legend Bob Gibson throws cancer a curve

For painfully obvious reasons, the Cardinals didn’t open their home schedule last Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. The...

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Correction: BBO--Virus Outbreak-South Korea story

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With new cases of the coronavirus falling in South Korea, the country’s baseball league is targeting...

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The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo hosts Instagram show on artists

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Victor Oladipo is going to be busy on the...

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30 MLB players sign on for The Show video game tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with...

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On-the-go sports stars embrace family time during shutdown

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the...

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Slugger Mark Reynolds says he's retiring after 13-year run

PHOENIX (AP) — Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams.The 36-year-old made...

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The Latest: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Carolina Hurricanes president and general...

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Yanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last...

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Nats' Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Is baseball that important?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Josh Hamilton indicted on charge of injury to a child

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame member Josh Hamilton was indicted Monday on one count of injury to a child with intentional bodily...

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The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob...

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Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child...

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A path forward: NBA, NHL and MLB tinker with restart options

While the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest U.S.-based sports leagues currently affected by the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Dodgers to distribute 5,000 hot dogs to front-line workers, essential personnel

The Oklahoma City Dodgers were originally set to open their baseball season Thursday at San Antonio.Instead, the organization...

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College baseball talent level to go up with change to draft

As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach...

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Opinion: MLB's crazy Arizona 2020 plan could have terrible consequences

PHOENIX — People are dying across the world. There remains no vaccine for COVID-19. And Major League Baseball is worried about...

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Players, managers intrigued by MLB's all-Arizona option

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered...

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Red Sox ace Sale confident he'll be strong after Tommy John

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is...

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Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight virus

NEW YORK (AP) — If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work.But the fill-in first baseman for the...

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Ripken heads charity campaign, longs for baseball's return

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the...

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Bryce Harper confident Phillies will keep Carl Albert alum J.T. Realmuto, his favorite player

J.T. Realmuto played against Bryce Harper for five years, but those seasons as division rivals did not allow the catcher to...

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AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas...

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Beloved Tigers star, Hall of Famer Al Kaline dies at 85

DETROIT (AP) — Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit...

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Spokane (AP) — April 41937 — Byron Nelson shoots a 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.1938 — Henry Picard...

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Todd Helton served 48 hours in jail after DUI guilty plea

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to driving under the influence as a first...

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The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Three minor league players in the Texas...

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Hall of Famer Al Kaline, longtime star for the Detroit Tigers, dies at 85, family friend tells AP

DETROIT (AP) — Hall of Famer Al Kaline, longtime star for the Detroit Tigers, dies at 85, family friend tells AP.

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Anti-doping group funds extensive COVID-19 research project

The nonprofit that raises funds for around 80% of the world's anti-doping research is shifting $120,000 to conduct 15,000...

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Like the rest of us, former Brooklyn Dodger Bobby Morgan is missing baseball

It made my day when I went to the mailbox Tuesday and inside was an envelope containing baseball cards and a note from Bobby...

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Saturday's Sports In Brief

Kobe Bryant is officially a Hall of Famer.And he has plenty of elite company in the 2020 class.Bryant, who died in a helicopter...

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Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was...

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Fields of green: Mild winter, no games aid ballpark grass

Nicole Sherry poked some holes in the turf at Camden Yards, cut the grass and then left the ballpark about the same time the...

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Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign...

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Harper, Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball...

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Big league vets with minor league deals get up to $50,000

NEW YORK (AP) — About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get advance payments...

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VIRUS DIARY: Fantasy baseball, when real ball is the fantasy

CINCINNATI (AP) — "People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window...

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Nats star Zimmerman's AP diary: Reading 'Chocolate Factory'

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington...

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The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Major League Soccer has extended its...

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Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70

CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer rooted for the White Sox growing up on Chicago's South Side and went on to become an All-Star reliever...

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BC-AP Sportlight

Spokane (AP) — April 31930 — The Montreal Canadiens win the NHL Stanley Cup with a two-game sweep of the Boston Bruins.1933 —...

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Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers

NEW YORK (AP) — When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a...

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The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:A player for the Philadelphia Union has...

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Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000...

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Dodgers TV network reaches deal to show games in LA area

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whenever the baseball season begins, Los Angeles Dodgers fans who subscribe to DirecTV and its subsidiaries...

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Cubs-Cardinals series in London in June canceled by MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis...

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Former Syracuse football coach Frank Maloney dead at 79

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse football coach Frank Maloney, who succeeded the winningest coach in school history when...

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A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator...

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6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus

SEATTLE (AP) — Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are...

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O's slugger Davis expects return to spring form after return

BALTIMORE (AP) — Following three straight frustrating seasons that led him to consider retirement, Chris Davis was in the midst...

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NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes'...

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Noted doctor Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John surgeries

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his...

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AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the...

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Masks on the field? Ahmed ready if games can be played

In order to get back on the baseball field, Nick Ahmed is willing to play as a masked man.The two-time Gold Glove shortstop for...

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Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy...

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MLB extends support to minor leaguers through May

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending...

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Red Sox LHP Sale has Tommy John Surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, waiting 11 days...

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The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament...

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As MLB ponders post-virus season, players worry about health

As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus...

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2 Cubs employees test positive for COVID-19 virus

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested...

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Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long...

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The Latest: Jim Edmonds has pneumonia, awaiting virus tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds...

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Morning roundup: MLB's final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

MLB Final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to...

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AP sources: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

NEW YORK (AP) — Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season...

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MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

NEW YORK (AP) — If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that's fine with the...

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BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

March 281970 — Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced the return of the All-Star selection to the fans.1977 — Lenny Randle of the...

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Details of MLB-players' union agreement on 2020, '21 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Details of the agreement Thursday between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players...

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Japanese baseball players test positive for coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Three Hanshin Tigers players testing positive for the coronavirus this week isn't making Japanese baseball...

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Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, dies at 91

ATLANTA (AP) — Bill Bartholomay, the former baseball owner who moved the Braves from from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 to...

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Column: Enough greed, just shorten the baseball season

Major league owners and players seem to be in rare agreement. They want to play as many games as possible, as soon as...

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MLB uniform maker switches to producing medical masks, gowns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bryce Harper jersey that could have been worn this baseball season by the biggest Philadelphia Phillies...

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AP source: MLB players approve deal with teams to preserve service time, give clubs right to shorten amateur draft

NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: MLB players approve deal with teams to preserve service time, give clubs right to shorten amateur...

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The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Top NBA executives are having their base...

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Rangers LF Calhoun cleared for workouts after broken jaw

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers left fielder Willie Calhoun says he has been cleared to resume workouts in his recovery from a...

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A realistic simulation: Trout is opening day Strat star

Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6...

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White Sox option RHP Kopech to Triple-A Charlotte

CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Michael Kopech was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.The...

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Twinbills? Winter windup? Baseball's 2020 could be creative

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been another ideal week of March weather in central Arizona, with highs in the 70s and plenty of...

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Royals new owner patiently awaiting rescheduled opening day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning dawned bright and sunny over Kauffman Stadium, just to the east of downtown Kansas City....

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The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Carolina Hurricanes are asking...

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AP source: Proposal would let Betts, Bauer go free in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if...

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Stephenson, a prince of a man, was a difference-maker in many ways, including Oklahoma sports

Stephenson loomed large in family, business, education, religion, sports and media

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MLB ballparks will remain eerily empty on 'opening day'

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There will be no hot dogs on the grill, no beer on tap, no vendors in the stands selling peanuts and...

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7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

TORONTO (AP) — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs,...

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Yankees' Judge still hasn't resumed baseball activities

NEW YORK (AP) — Injured New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge still has not resumed baseball activities.Judge did not play in...

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Opening day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

No game today.On what was supposed to be opening day all around the majors, ballparks will be shut Thursday because of the...

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MLB airing 30 classic games digitally on PPD opening day

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball...

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Pros, preps and weekend warriors go virtual amid pandemic

Trevor May has been preparing for this.Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an...

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Red Sox minor leaguer tests positive for virus, complex shut

BOSTON (AP) — A minor league player for the Boston Red Sox has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the team to close...

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Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard became the latest big-name pitcher to need Tommy John surgery, joining the...