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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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Need a refund on those tickets to NBA, NHL or baseball games? Hold that thought

Ticket holders also are banging on the virtual doors of Ticketmaster and StubHub, which has a policy of not refunding games...

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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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Dreaming of when Major League Baseball returns, and what it might look like

TAMPA, Fla. — Whether they remain working out in Florida and Arizona, or they’ve made their way home, Major League Baseball...

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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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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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MLB Calendar

TBA — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.June 3-4 — Owners meeting, New York.June 10-12 — Amateur draft, Omaha,...

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AP Week in Pictures, North America

MARCH 21–27, 2020This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press...

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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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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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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...

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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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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Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — All the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no...

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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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Tuesday Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSNot even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the...

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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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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...

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Ryan Aber: Playing baseball in the front yard, watching the Cubs on WGN fueled love of sports

I’d always hoped for the near impossible fly ball. The one that was destined to barely clear the fence, if not for the leaping...

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Jays' Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before season

TORONTO (AP) — With no sign of when training camps can resume, Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,...

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Padres reliever Munoz, prospect Lawson have elbow surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hard-throwing Padres reliever Andres Munoz and minor leaguer Reggie Lawson underwent Tommy John surgery...

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The Latest: Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back...

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Judge reveals he had collapsed lung, says rib improving

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken...

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Sports business staff grapple with coronavirus world

CHICAGO (AP) — The idea came together while Dan Migala was working on proper hand-washing techniques with his 5 1/2-year-old...

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Minor league advocacy group demands $15,000 salaries

A collection of former and current players have formed an advocacy group asking that Major League Baseball roughly double...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSMATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at...

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MLB to pay minor leaguers through April 8; salaries TBD

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer Logan O'Hoppe got the news from his agent and relayed it immediately to...

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Twin bill? Doubleheaders may be possibility to make up games

Let's play two? Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black would be down for doubleheaders.Maybe even a couple a week.That might be a...

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Giants right-hander Tyler Beede to have Tommy John surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tyler Beede will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery Friday.Giants...

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Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him...

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Indians paying minor leaguers stipends, shut spring complex

CLEVELAND (AP) — With no end to the coronavirus shutdown in sight and no certainty about baseball's return this season, the...

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Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery, miss season.

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Mariners latest club to shut down spring training operations

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have shut down their spring training facility in Arizona because of the virus and told...

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Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Years before he journeyed to "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone.To many, he's the...

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MLB calls off games in Mexico, Puerto Rico

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along...

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AP sources: MLB could skip draft; service time big issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering skipping its amateur draft this year and putting off the next...

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Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe reveals cancer diagnosis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe announced Wednesday on social media that he has been diagnosed...

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Networks adjusting to life without live sporting events

Burke Magnus has always had a challenging job as ESPN’s head of programming, trying to juggle live events among ESPN’s various...

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Reds' employee in Arizona tests positive for coronavirus

CINCINNATI (AP) — An employee who works year-round at the Reds spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, has tested...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Dodgers shut down Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is officially closed for the foreseeable future.The Dodgers announced Wednesday that the stadium...

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The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Big South Conference...

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OKC Dodgers: Connor Joe undergoes surgery for testicular cancer

Oklahoma City Dodgers infielder Connor Joe underwent surgery for testicular cancer on Tuesday, he announced.Joe, 27, said on...

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Detroit prospect Wentz has elbow reconstruction surgery

DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Joey Wentz, a prospect in the Detroit Tigers' organization, had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar...

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New normal: MLB adjusts to coronavirus uncertainty

PHOENIX (AP) — Major league teams adjusted to their strange new normal, with more players returning to their hometowns as they...

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2nd Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for coronavirus

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A second New York Yankees minor leaguer has tested positive for the new coronavirus.The player, while in...

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Rangers OF Calhoun close to light workouts after broken jaw

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun is back in Texas and will be able to start light workouts soon in...

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MLB teams pledge $30 million to support ballpark employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's teams have pledged $30 million for ballpark workers who will lose income because of the...

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Tigers option catcher Jake Rogers to Triple-A Toledo

DETROIT (AP) — Catcher Jake Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday by the The Detroit Tigers.Rogers faced a tough...

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Brady the latest star to leave his longtime home

Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras.It also means fans...

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Astros ace Justin Verlander has surgery on groin

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander had surgery on his right groin Tuesday and is expected to be out about six...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLThe NFL has barred in-person interviews with free agents and is requiring local physical examinations for them...

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Panik added to major league roster by Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Second baseman Joe Panik was added to the 40-man major league roster by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.Toronto...

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MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new...

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WooSox park hits milestone, remains on pace for 2021 opener

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The new ballpark for the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate reached a milestone Monday in the midst of a...

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Major League Baseball pushes back opening day to mid-May at earliest, in accordance with CDC guidelines

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushes back opening day to mid-May at earliest, in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned...

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Yankees minor leaguer has virus, spring camps begin to empty

A New York Yankees minor leaguer tested positive for the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins shut their spring training complex and...

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Minor league players sent scrambling by closed spring camps

PHOENIX (AP) — For most, the news was delivered via text message or email.“All minor league players and staff will be sent home...

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Ted Cox, Midwest City High School graduate and ex-Red Sox with hits in 1st 6 at-bats, dies at 65

MIDWEST CITY — Ted Cox, the first major league player with hits in his first six at-bats, has died. He was 65. Cox was...

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Negative test for Mitchell's dad `a sigh of relief' to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — When the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tested negative for the coronavirus, it was “a sigh of...

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Nationals release reliever Hunter Strickland

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals released relief pitcher Hunter Strickland on Saturday.Unconditionally releasing...

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Reds' Trevor Bauer organizing 'sandlot' game in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he is organizing a “sandlot” baseball game.He also is trying to raise...

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Mets say Donovan Mitchell Sr. negative for coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell's father, who works for the New York Mets, tested negative for the...

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The Latest: Raptors say all of travel party tested negative

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local):10:30 p.m.The Toronto Raptors say...

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MLB allows players to leave after canceling spring training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is allowing players to go home, making the decision a day after canceling the rest of...

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Ted Cox, ex-Red Sox with hits in 1st 6 at-bats, dies at 65

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Ted Cox, the first major league player with hits in his first six at-bats, has died. He was 65.Cox...

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Masters, Boston Marathon postponed due to coronavirus

The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston...

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At a glance: Another wave of disruptions hits sports

Sports was hit by more disruptions Friday because of the new coronavirus. A look at the latest developments:GOLFAugusta...

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Baseball season to be delayed by two weeks

NEW YORK — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for...

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Column: Even Yogi might wonder when it will really be over

The games are over, at least for now.There’s only so much you can say about that when people are dying and the world is in...

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California virus scare closes venues, delays weddings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of California is shutting down, with theme parks, horse-racing tracks and concert halls locking their...

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The Latest: Japan's Olympics minister reaffirms no delay

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic:___Japan's Olympics minister has brushed off President Donald Trump's suggestion the...

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Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

The world's sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the...

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MLB delays opening day at least 2 weeks because of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort...

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Disneyland closes as California rushes to battle coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland will close its doors for the rest of the month, an extraordinary decision mirrored...

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Spring training shuts down, MLB calls off games for virus

Even before the first pitch, St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter could detect an odd vibe at Roger Dean Stadium."It...

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March Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirus

March Madness came to a screeching halt before a bracket could even be filled out.The NCAA canceled its men's and women's...

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Indians' Lindor has more on mind than contract with outbreak

GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Francisco Lindor didn't want to discuss money or his future. This certainly wasn't the time.Just days...

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Column: What will fans talk about without sports?

Going a week without watching sports used to be a dare. It’s the new reality.A quick glance at today’s TV sports listings...

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Orioles star Trey Mancini has surgery for colon cancer

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles star Trey Mancini underwent surgery Thursday to remove a malignant tumor from his...

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At a glance: Another wave of disruptions hits sports

Sports was hit by another wave of disruptions Thursday because of the new coronavirus. A look at the latest...

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Braves killer Ozuna now trying to push Atlanta over hump

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — As Marcell Ozuna spoke with a reporter, Felix Hernandez passed by.The two gave each other a greeting...

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AP PHOTOS: Sports brought to a halt by coronavirus fears

The fun and games have been stopped — for now.Arenas have been silenced and shut down. Athletes sent to the bench.A March...

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Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule.

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New pitching coach Bryan Price is a key to Phillies' success

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Price observes, listens, suggests and tries to lead pitchers to their own conclusions.The new...

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Back on mound, Nats' Scherzer pleased with bullpen session

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington pitcher Max Scherzer was pleased with his first bullpen session after being scratched...

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FAA grounds operator that ran flights for pro sports teams

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have grounded a charter operator that carried professional baseball and hockey teams, saying...

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Directors of hitting, pitching becoming more common

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had data. Lots of data. On velocity, pitch shaping and mechanics. Swing path, bat speed and...

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The Latest: ACC tourney preparing for games without fans

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):1:12 a.m.So what will an Atlantic...

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NBA suspends season; March Madness going without fans

The NBA became the first major American sports league to suspend play because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions...

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Cardinals slugger Goldschmidt slowed by sore right elbow

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be out for several more games because of a sore right...

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Dodgers' Buehler still finding his way through spring

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Walker Buehler is looking at the bright side of his spring training situation."As opposed to other years...

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Giants name right-hander Johnny Cueto opening day starter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Johnny Cueto will start opening day for the San Francisco Giants.Manager Gabe Kapler made...

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Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay...

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Conforto won't speculate about returning in time for opener

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Sidelined by an oblique strain, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto would not speculate...

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Marlins' Villar trying to get comfortable in center field

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami manager Don Mattingly believes Jonathan Villar's move to center field is progressing nicely.Villar...

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After losing Bryce Harper, Nats move on from Anthony Rendon

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year after moving on from Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals must move on from Anthony...

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Rangers suspend LHP Méndez for unauthorized medical care

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed left-hander Yohander Méndez on the suspended list for violating his...

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Phils manager Joe Girardi already living up to reputation

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's clear when Joe Girardi walks into a room that he's the man in charge.There's a different vibe...

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Indians' Antonetti: `Earnest effort' with Lindor came short

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians executive Chris Antonetti says the franchise and representatives for star shortstop...

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Yanks' Britton hit by line drive, has bruised right wrist

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees reliever Zack Britton has a bruised right wrist after getting hit by a line drive during a...

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Mariners to move home games from Seattle through end of March due to Washington state banning large group events

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners to move home games from Seattle through end of March due to Washington state banning large group events.

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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt sidelined by sore right elbow

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be out for several more games because of a sore right...

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AP source: MLB prefers teams flip sites if virus shuts parks

NEW YORK (AP) — If Major League Baseball can't play in front of fans at a team's home ballpark because of the virus outbreak,...

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Cabrera, Kershaw, Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime.That seems like a long time ago...

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Virus impact on US sports grows; more restrictions in Europe

The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted new...

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Kopech heats up in 1st game for White Sox since 2018

Michael Kopech quickly got back up to speed for the Chicago White Sox.In his first game since having Tommy John surgery 18...

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Kopech hits triple digits in return to mound for White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Kopech didn't have any trouble getting back up to speed after 18 months away from the...

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Mets' Conforto strains oblique muscle, opening day not clear

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mets outfielder Michael Conforto strained an oblique muscle on his right side, and it's too early...

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House asks comptroller general to study minor leagues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives by voice vote approved legislation Tuesday to have the comptroller general of...

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Yanks' Gary Sánchez misses batting practice due to flu

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez missed batting practice Tuesday because he has the flu and will be...

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Nats' Max Scherzer misses start due to fatigue on right side

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled start against...

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Mets slugger Michael Conforto sent to NY to see doctor

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Michael Conforto was scheduled to be examined by a doctor in New York after tweaking his side...

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Morning Roundup: More than two dozen indicted in horse doping scheme

More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, were charged in what authorities described...

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Astros' Verlander sidelined by back injury

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is expected to miss opening day after he strained a back...

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NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to...

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Rangers' Calhoun has surgery for broken jaw after HBP

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun had surgery to repair his broken jaw Monday, a day after being...

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MLB: No plans to alter schedule because of virus outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says it doesn't plan to alter its schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak."While MLB...

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Verlander has lat strain, unlikely to be ready for opener

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a...

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Report: Indians, Lindor suspend contract extension talks

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor has suspended talks with the Cleveland Indians about a new...

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At 27, Bogaerts becomes leader for revamped Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — He's been a fixture for so long in the Boston Red Sox lineup that it seems hard to believe Xander...

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NBA, NHL, MLB, Major League Soccer to restrict access to locker rooms to protect players from exposure to coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA, NHL, MLB, Major League Soccer to restrict access to locker rooms to protect players from exposure to...

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Ross, Voth, Fedde vying for 5th starter spot for Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erick Fedde and Austin Voth take their pets to the dog beach together. They check out new...

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Dodgers' Kershaw to start opening day for 9th time

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will start the Los Angeles Dodgers' opener against the visiting San Francisco Giants on...

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Phillies ace Nola missed scheduled start due to the flu

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the New York...

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Hilliard looks to build after last-season push for Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado's Sam Hilliard homered on the day of his promotion to the major leagues in late August. By...

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Yanks' Sánchez could return Friday; Paxton to start throwing

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez could be back in the lineup Friday if his sore back keeps...

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Yelich will be paid deferred money by Brewers until 2042

Milwaukee will be paying Christian Yelich until 2042, when the All-Star outfielder is 50 years old.Yelich's $215 million,...

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Humble Hayes; Pirates 3B prospect impressing as callup nears

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes thought the call might come last September with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a free fall. It...

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Virus postpones opening of Japanese pro baseball season

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials postponed the start of the 12-team professional baseball league season on Monday because of the...

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With athletic family all around, DeShields fits into Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Dad, the elder Delino DeShields, is working less than 100 yards away, behind a fence dividing...

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Verlander has sore triceps, Astros send ace for more tests

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and...

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Rangers' Calhoun has broken jaw from fastball to mouth

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has a broken jaw after being hit in the mouth by a fastball...

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Better plate discipline could move up Robles in Nats' order

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Given a chance to play last season, Victor Robles swung right into action for the Washington...

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Astros ace Verlander pulled early with triceps soreness

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an...

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No fans, no fun: Athletes uneasy over empty-arena solutions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As U.S. sports leagues weigh whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the...

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Yankees C Gary Sanchez says sore back improving

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez said his sore back is improving, but he's still out of the...

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Orioles claim RHP Hector Velazquez on waivers from Red Sox

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez on waivers from the Boston Red Sox on...

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Victor Martinez's King Guillermo wins Tampa Bay Derby

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — King Guillermo won the $351,000 Tampa Bay Derby by 4 3/4 lengths on Saturday for owner Victor Martinez, a...

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Signed off: MLB limits spring autographs amid virus outbreak

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A baseball fan's treasure trove sat on a table outside the San Francisco Giants clubhouse Saturday...

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O's: Mancini needs 'non-baseball-related medical procedure'

In a gloomy season for the Baltimore Orioles last year, one of their few bright spots was Trey Mancini. Now they'll have to do...

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Virus may have US sports leagues cutting locker-room access

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are all weighing plans to restrict access to locker...

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Reds pitcher Gray using spring to try out new things

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The experimental aspect of the Cactus League was fully on display Saturday when Reds right-hander Sonny...

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Miami's Mattingly unconcerned about Corey Dickerson's swing

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami manager Don Mattingly isn't concerned that free-agent acquisition Corey Dickerson's is currently...

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Western Carolina upsets Mercer, 70-56; faces ETSU in semis

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Mason Faulkner had 22 points as fifth-seeded Western Carolina defeated fourth-seeded Mercer 70-56 in the...

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Phillies see potential to turn rotation into a strength

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting...

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DeJong emerging in Cardinals cleanup role

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul DeJong is proving he can be the answer to one of the most pressing spring training questions for the...

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O's Mancini to have medical procedure unrelated to baseball

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore outfielder/first baseman Trey Mancini has left the Orioles to undergo what the team is...

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Indians OF Mercado day to day with sprained wrist

GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Oscar Mercado's left wrist is only sprained, and the Cleveland Indians are crossing their fingers it will...

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White Sox LH Bummer looking to build on last season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — When Aaron Bummer looks back on his rise from 19th-round draft pick to key reliever for the Chicago...

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Yanks catcher Sanchez has sore back, slowed for couple days

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was scratched from batting practice Saturday due to a sore back,...

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Morning Roundup: Hatton, Kang share lead at Bay Hill

GOLF Hatton, Kang share lead at Bay Hill Tyrrell Hatton lost his swing on his back nine without losing his head, a small...

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Cubs RHP Darvish feeling better after sick day

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Amid widespread concern about the coronavirus, Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish decided to be extra careful...

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NCAA hoops game in Baltimore held in empty gym for COVID-19

BALTIMORE (AP) — In what was believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus,...

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Yanks star Judge has broken rib, return to lineup uncertain

Now the New York Yankees know what's wrong with Aaron Judge. As to when he'll be OK to play, no telling.Judge has a broken rib...

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Yelich stakes future to Brewers with $215M, 9-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers.“I've said many times...

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Tebow reassigned to minors by Mets after going 2 for 13

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow was reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets on Friday after going 2 for 13...

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White Sox announce $70M, 5-year deal with Yoán Moncada

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yoán Moncada was asked by his agents what he wanted to do. He said his preference was to stay with the...

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Yanks' Judge has broken rib, no set time on return to lineup

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has a broken rib and it's not clear whether he will need surgery,...

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Diamondbacks' Domingo Leyba receives 80-game drug suspension

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba was suspended for 80 games on Friday following a positive test...

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Matheny energized by return to dugout with Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Matheny thought highly of the Kansas City Royals when his St. Louis Cardinals faced them in their...

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge has broken rib

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge has broken rib.

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McHugh regrets not trying to stop Astros' sign stealing

FORY MYERS, Fla. (AP) —Pitcher Collin McHugh says he regrets he didn't do more to stop the Houston Astros from breaking sign...

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Peralta gets $1.17M signing bonus in $15.5M Brewers deal

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee pitcher Freddy Peralta gets a signing bonus of $1,174,800 as part of his $15.5 million, five-year...

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Indians OF Oscar Mercado to have MRI on injured left wrist

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado will undergo an MRI on his left wrist, which he injured while...

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AP Source: Angels' visiting clubbie fired for ball-doctoring

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have fired longtime visiting clubhouse manager Brian “Bubba” Harkins for...

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Sale has strained elbow, pitching-needy Red Sox sign McHugh

Chris Sale tried to make the best of the latest diagnosis on his left elbow. The Boston Red Sox star won't need Tommy John...

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Gordon remains amid Royals rebuild, eager to finish in KC

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Gordon has won a World Series, made All-Star teams and won Gold Gloves — all with the Kansas City...

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Boo Who? Astros already paying price , Red Sox await fate

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — By recent standards, the heckling the Houston Astros heard at JetBlue Park was rather tame. Some boos...

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Groin doesn't bother Cards' Kim in 2 shutout innings

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Kwang Hyun Kim showed no signs of the groin tightness that kept him from making his previously scheduled...

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AP sources: White Sox, Moncada agree to $70M, 5-year deal

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract with Yoán Moncada, locking up another...

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Cubs scratch RHP Darvish, 2B Kipnis with illness

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched right-hander Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis on Thursday because of...

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Bryce Harper already in midseason form for Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper launched an opposite-field shot for his third homer in two days, prompting a few fans to...

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No more swimming at Marlins games: Nightclub closes

MIAMI (AP) — The Clevelander nightclub at Marlins Park didn't make the team this year.The club beyond the left field wall at...

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Cubs' Happ says minor league stay made him better

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ian Happ was a top prospect. Then he had a very uncertain future after he was sent down to the minors again....

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MLB reminding teams about sticky substance rules

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Gaylord Perry threw a spitball. Joe Niekro had an emery board and a piece of sandpaper. Whitey Ford used his...

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Longtime Giant Pablo Sandoval still feeling fans' love

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval endeared himself to San Francisco fans while helping the Giants win World Series titles...

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Collin McHugh joins pitching-needy Boston Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Collin McHugh agreed Thursday to a $600,000, one-year contract with the pitching-needy...

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Column: Fear of unknown looms in sports as virus spreads

So far, at least, spring training ballparks are drawing good crowds and NBA and NHL arenas are mostly full. There’s little sign...

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Chris Sale not scheduled for Tommy John surgery -- for now

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain near his left elbow and will not be scheduled for...

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Cole allows back-to-back homers twice to Demeritte, Cabrera

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Detroit's Travis Demeritte and Miguel Cabrera in the...

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Wedding Card: Manager Shildt set to get married on off day

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Many major leaguers play golf during off days in spring training.Some go fishing. Or just chill.St. Louis...

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Jerry Koosman's No 36 to be retired by Mets in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Koosman's No. 36 is being retired by the New York Mets, more than four decades after he threw his final...

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Cleveland's Reyes still smashing baseballs in Cactus League

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's Franmil Reyes strikes out quite a bit and isn't a particularly good defensive...

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Braves' d'Arnaud has smooth transition, reunion with Fasano

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — When Sal Fasano managed the Double-A New Hampshire Blue Jays in 2011, he quickly saw how well one of...

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Aaron Judge holds out hope to play in Yanks' March 26 opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge has not given up on being ready for the the New York Yankees' opener at Baltimore on March 26...

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Rendon, Betts, Cole among baseball's big offseason movers

Anthony Rendon won a World Series in Washington and then left the Nationals to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with the Los...

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Dylan Cease pitches 4 crisp innings for Chicago White Sox

PHOENIX (AP) — Dylan Cease said it was probably the best he had ever commanded his fastball.Not bad at all for a spring...

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Man charged with threatening Rays players, other athletes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages...

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Phillies manager Joe Girardi recalls time with the Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi was back on familiar grounds.Girardi managed at Steinbenner...

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MLB wants to ban in-game video, union would allow

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York...

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Giants RHP Tyler Beede seeks 2nd opinion on elbow

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tyler Beede is seeking a second opinion on his injured throwing...

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Astros' Springer wants to be more like Brantley

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — George Springer's goal for 2020 has the ring of a 1980s shoe marketing campaign.“I want to be like...

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Reds' Bauer says tipping pitches for Dodgers all in fun

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Bauer thinks his decision to tip pitches for a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during a spring...

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Colorado's David Dahl looking for first full season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado outfielder David Dahl likes to keep his numerical goals private, but there is one he is...

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House committee approves study of minor league baseball

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight and Reform Committee approved legislation Wednesday to have the comptroller general of...

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Kole Calhoun right at home in Diamondbacks' outfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kole Calhoun gets to benefit from an atypical situation for a major league baseball player.The veteran...

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Yelich stays quiet amid reports of new contract with Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers.While...

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Pirates sanitize LECOM Park as proactive measure vs. virus

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have given their spring training home a deep clean as a proactive measure after a...

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Aces up: Strasburg, Scherzer help younger Nationals pitchers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg chatted by his locker early in spring training with Wil Crowe — just a World...

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Workman takes to closer's role with Boston Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Workman took to the closer's role with the Boston Red Sox.Craig Kimbrel left as a free agent...

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Orioles' John Means hopes that 2019 success was no fluke

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — John Means was a long shot to even make the Baltimore Orioles' roster a year ago. Each time the Orioles...

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Dallas Keuchel spends $25,000 on team dinner, preps for new start with White Sox mired in 11-year playoff drought

PHOENIX — Dallas Keuchel barely knew his new Chicago White Sox teammates. Many of the employees in the organization, he hadn’t...

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Judge, Stanton likely to start on IL; Sale's elbow hurting

Injured outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss the New York Yankees' opener at Baltimore on March...

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White Sox think CF Robert is headed for stardom

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Luis Robert's first spring training homer looked like a drive into the gap — right before it flew over...

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Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton unlikely for Yankees' opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Injured Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss New York's opener at...

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Carrasco feeling strong, ready for new start with Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — In the midst of the spring training grind, the Angels-Indians game Tuesday provided an inspirational...

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AP Exclusive _ Bryant ruling: Cubs did nothing 'nefarious'

Arbitrator Mark Irvings accepted Theo Epstein's rationale for delaying Kris Bryant's debut at the start of the 2015 season,...

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Verlander says groin tightness no longer a concern

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — As far as Houston ace Justin Verlander is concerned, the groin tightness that has bothered him much of the...

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Red Sox ace Chris Sale has MRI for elbow soreness

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale has soreness in his throwing elbow and has undergone an MRI, the team...

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Cards' Andrew Miller loses feeling for pitches

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Miller has lost control, and neither he nor the Cardinals know why.The two-time All-Star and 2016...

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Padres counting on Pham to be part of lineup's 'heartbeat'

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Pham’s cleats clacked on the sidewalk as he jogged between on-field batting practice and hitting in...

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After 2019 slump, Aguilar hopes to bounce back with Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jesús Aguilar joined the Miami Marlins to repair his swing and restore his confidence.They go hand in...

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Reynolds' rap; Pirates LF looks to back up breakout 2019

Greg Reynolds can't lift his right arm much these days, the byproduct of years of throwing batting practice to his son Bryan....

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Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 Yankees games this season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 Yankees games to members in New York's broadcast market this season at no...

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Maddon sees Cubs, Price debuts for Dodgers, Keuchel goes 4

Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs' mascot and drew a...

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Dodgers' Bellinger scratched from spring training game

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — NL MVP Cody Bellinger was scratched from the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday for a spring...

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Suárez working to get his shoulder healed after pool mishap

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Eugenio Suárez was playing in a swimming pool with his children at home in Pinecrest, Florida, and...

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Price makes 1st spring training appearance for Dodgers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — David Price felt a rush of nervous energy leading up to Monday. Acquired by the Dodgers last month from...

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New Angels manager Maddon sees Cubs for 1st time since exit

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs'...

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Chipper Jones joins ESPN lineup as game analyst

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones has joined the ESPN lineup.The former Atlanta Braves star will...

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New Rangers corners with 3B Frazier, Bird competing at 1B

Todd Frazier and Greg Bird are at opposite corners for the Texas Rangers, and at different stages in their careers.Frazier...

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2 Chinese nationals charged in $100M cryptocurrency scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals were charged Monday with laundering over $100 million in cryptocurrency that had been...

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Boston's Eovaldi hopes to bounce back from an awful 2019.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) —Nathan Eovaldi hopes to bounce back from an awful 2019.He helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series,...

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Pirates pitcher Steven Brault has strained left shoulder

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Steven Brault has a strained left shoulder and will be evaluated in two weeks, the...

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OF Luis Robert, INF Carter Kieboom among rookies to watch

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso was the breakout star in an impressive group of major league rookies last...

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With season in doubt, Japan's baseball taps virus experts

TOKYO (AP) — The opening of the Japanese baseball season is in doubt because of the outbreak of the new virus, officials said...

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Morning Roundup: Sungjae Im captures Honda Classic

Sungjae Im started fast and finished stronger Sunday, winning the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, by one shot...

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Not yet 21, Angels prospect Jo Adell keeps ascending

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A sprint down the line and a laser throw home hinted at the promise of Jo Adell. Two strikeouts...

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South Africa rallies to beat Fiji in LA Sevens final

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Sakoyisa Makata scored in extra time as South Africa rallied to defeat Fiji 29-24 in the final of the Los...

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McCullers, Kluber back on mound after injuries, deGrom sharp

Lance McCullers struck out Paul Goldschmidt on curveball, then looked toward the Houston dugout.That was enough on this...

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Rangers' Kluber pitches for 1st time since broken arm

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Kluber faced major league hitters for the first time in 10 months — in a new uniform, no less —...

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Astros' McCullers pitches for 1st time since '18, fans Goldy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lance McCullers spun a curveball that Paul Goldschmidt swung over for strike three, then looked...

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Mets' deGrom nearly perfect over 3 IP in first spring start

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom took on two nemeses in his first outing of spring training — a bout...

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Yankees star Judge to have more tests on shoulder Monday

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) —New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is scheduled to have additional tests Monday as the team tries to...

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Markakis leads by example with NL East champion Braves

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) —As he searched for the best things Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis brings to the team, bench...

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Red Sox lefty Sale faces hitters for 1st time since August

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) —It was just a batting practice session, one of the lowest spring training rungs in a pitcher's...

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Davis hits 3rd spring HR, Judge more tests, Buehler sharp

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Don't tell Chris Davis that home runs in the Grapefruit League don't count.Coming off a couple of seasons...

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Yanks star Judge getting more tests of ailing right shoulder

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge has undergone an MRI and further tests as the team tries to determine the...

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Giants' Smyly breezes through Angels' regulars in 2nd outing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drew Smyly was excited to pitch against several Los Angeles Angels stars on Saturday."It's a really...

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Cubs' Darvish yields HR to 1st batter of spring, settles in

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish's spring training debut began exactly the way he predicted.First pitch, home run.Orlando Arcia...

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Red Sox lefty Rodriguez aims to repeat healthy, winning ways

FORY MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Flanked by higher profile starters, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez spent much of the past few seasons...

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US-based pro sports leagues monitoring coronavirus outbreak

Major North American professional sports leagues are talking to health officials and informing teams about the coronavirus...

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Nats' Corbin smooth in spring debut, goes 2 innings vs Cards

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Corbin's longer-than-normal wait for his first spring start left him more refreshed that rusty.The...

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Led by Harvey, Orioles hope for better bullpen in 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In the forgettable 2019 season, the Baltimore Orioles' bullpen had a woeful 5.79 ERA, the worst in the...

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Kershaw strikes out 4 in 1st spring training appearance

Clayton Kershaw struck out four without allowing a hit in his spring training debut Friday, the first step toward a possible...

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw Ks four in spring debut

PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out four batters without allowing a hit in his spring training debut Friday, the first...

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Royals' Pérez catches for 1st time since Tommy John surgery.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Pérez was back behind the plate for the first time since Tommy John surgery.The six-time...

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Greinke makes 1st outing after later arrival with Astros

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Zack Greinke wants to sharpen his slider without neglecting his other pitches.“Sometimes if you spend a...

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Mets' Brandon Nimmo cleared to play after cardiac test

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After getting cleared to play by a cardiologist, Brandon Nimmo could joke.“I guess I have a little...

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Devers likely to be even bigger part of Boston offense

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — His baby face and near constant smile may make him appear younger than his 23 years.But third baseman...

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Johnny Antonelli, pitcher on '54 WS champ Giants, dies at 89

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Johnny Antonelli, a five-time All-Star who was a key pitcher on the World Series-winning New York Giants...

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More MLB players available for Olympic baseball qualifying

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. may get some better players for its second attempt to qualify for the Olympic baseball...

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Peralta opts for security in $15.5M deal with Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — Freddy Peralta gave his mom an unforgettable Mother's Day in 2018, striking out 13 while winning his major...

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Young pitching at foundation of Marlins' rebuilding plan

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Conley has pitched in the Miami Marlins’ organization since 2011, which gives him a unique...

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Stanton upset over latest injury, could miss March 26 opener

TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is upset over his latest injury, a strained right calf that could...

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Indians got preview of '20 rotation without Kluber and Bauer

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Bieber and all the young Indians starters have pretty much gotten used to being without stalwarts...

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Working the count; 30-somethings grinding to extend careers

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jarrod Dyson kept waiting for the phone to ring. As December faded and the hot stove cooled, one thought...

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Sale to start season where he ended 2019: on injured list

Boston ace Chris Sale will start this season in the same place he ended 2019: on the injured list.The left-hander will be...

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MLB appoints 1st black umpire crew chief

NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when a series of...

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Yankees' Severino has Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees right-hander Luis Severino had Tommy John surgery on Thursday.The procedure was performed by Dr. David...

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Lawmakers push for Curt Flood's enshrinement in Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for...

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Puk looking sharp in return from Tommy John surgery

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A.J. Puk is looking and feeling strong after pitching three innings in his first two spring training starts...

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Whiff: Nats closer Doolittle calmed by lavender oil on glove

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle moves a glove out of the way as he reaches into a...

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Healthier Lorenzo Cain ready to lead the way for Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — Slowed by injuries last year, Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain appeared in his first game of spring training and went 1...

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Cowboy Up: MadBum solid in first outing with Diamondbacks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner showed the Arizona Diamondbacks he's more than a rodeo star.The team's marquee...

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Awestruck Ted Simmons marvels at the Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ted Simmons just had to stop and soak it all in.“It’s totally overwhelming and humbling, to say the...

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Red Sox left-hander Sale to start season on injured list

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will start the season on the injured list, manager Ron Roenicke...

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Braves' Foltynewicz ready to put 2019 season behind him

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was asked how long it took him to get over his nightmarish start in Game 5 of the...

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Hard-throwing Pearson one of many talented young Blue Jays

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays already have an intriguing young lineup with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr....

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Cubs reliever Brad Wieck has surgery for heart flutter

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs reliever Brad Wieck had surgery this week for an abnormal heart flutter and is out...

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Sonny Gray pain free in second season with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Sonny Gray had an All-Star season despite soreness in his throwing elbow. Surgery has left him pain-free...

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Astros, 'Field of Dreams' game highlight 2020 MLB schedule

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals defend their first championship. The Houston Astros take on, well, the world. Major...

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David Ortiz selling baseball mementos, household items

WESTON, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is cleaning house, and you might be surprised by what...

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Indians RHP Clase out with back sprain, could miss 3 months

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — Indians reliever Emmanuel Clase could be sidelined three months with a strained back muscle, another...

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Braves' Freeman says elbow OK, hopes to play next week

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Freddie Freeman hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves lineup next week after his surgically repaired...

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Stanton latest injured Yanks star, likely to miss opener

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf, another significant...

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Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston's Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos...

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Virus forces Japan baseball to ban fans from preseason games

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's professional baseball league says it will play its 72 remaining preseason games in empty stadiums because...

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Kim works two perfect innings in debut as Cardinals starter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Nervous or not, South Korean star Kwang Hyun Kim is proving problematic for major league hitters.The...

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Jimenez, making comeback with Rockies, solid in short outing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It was only a short outing in a Cactus League game, but it meant a lot to Ubaldo Jimenez.The...

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Verlander scratched from Thursday start with groin tightness

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander's spring training debut will be postponed at least a few more days while the...

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A Minny switch: Sano moves across diamond for Donaldson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — For the Twins to land free agent Josh Donaldson, Miguel Sano knew what would be asked of him. He didn't...

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Tebow will play for Philippines in World Baseball Classic

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow is set to swing into action for a new team.The New York Mets minor league outfielder and...

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Springer heckled as Astros continue spring boobird swing

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — George Springer could only stand there all alone and listen.The Houston Astros leadoff man had no...

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MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

NEW YORK (AP) — Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of...

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Stanton likely to miss opening day with strained right calf

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf,...

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Brian Dozier can earn up to $4M with San Diego Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Second baseman Brian Dozier would get a $2.2 million, one-year contract if added to the San Diego Padres'...

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'The wall won' _ Kemp tries to revive career with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Fans of The Clash, The Bobby Fuller Four and the Cincinnati Reds can agree Matt Kemp had the quote of the year...

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Coronavirus could threaten Olympic Summer Games

International Olympic Committee has three months before it must decide on whether to cancel the 2020 Summer Games because of...

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Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, out for year

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York...

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Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery.The team said Tuesday the...

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Angels newcomer Rendon goes 2 for 2 in spring debut

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rendon had to laugh at the notion that he picked up right where he left off in helping the...

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Boston lefty Brian Johnson knows about perseverance

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Johnson knows about perseverance.Selected by Boston with the 31st overall pick in the 2012...

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Brewers counting on Keston Hiura for offensive production

PHOENIX (AP) — Keston Hiura gave Milwaukee a lift when he was called up in mid-season. His reward is more responsibility in a...

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Volatile 2019 behind him, Pirates' Kela embracing new role

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Keone Kela spent most of 2019 angry. At losing. At his role in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. At the...

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Walker bundle of nerves after touring Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Larry Walker's right hand was shaking ever-so-slightly as he reached to sign the space where his...

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Martin heals from playoff injury, Braves boast deep bullpen

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — It’s still painful for reliever Chris Martin to talk about what happened in the playoffs.Game 1 of the...

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