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Report: Mets GM admits explicit texts to female reporter

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in...

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AP source: Jon Lester, Nats agree to deal, pending physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-hander Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle in place for a one-year...

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Phillies acquire CJ Chatham from Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies acquired infielder C.J. Chatham from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for a player to be named or...

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AP source: Padres acquiring SD native Musgrove from Pirates

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe...

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Báez can boost option price and buyout with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Reliever Pedro Báez can boost his 2022 option year salary and also his buyout as part of his $12.5 million,...

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Hendriks has full no-trade this year, then limited provision

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks has a full no-trade provision through October in his $54 million, three-year contract with the...

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Bradley joins Phillies, urges new team to keep Realmuto

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Archie Bradley ingratiated himself with fans immediately after finalizing a $6 million, one-year contract...

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MLB Calendar

Jan. 26 — Hall of Fame Baseball Writers' Association of America voting announced, 6 p.m.Feb. 1-19 — Salary arbitration...

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AP source: Red Sox agree with LHP Martín Pérez on 1-yr deal

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with left-hander Martín Pérez...

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Tri-City ValleyCats suing Major League Baseball, Astros

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Left in the lurch by minor league contraction, the Tri-City ValleyCats have filed a lawsuit against Major...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to...

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Morning roundup: Former Broken Arrow ace to join Phillies bullpen

MLB Former Broken Arrow ace will join Phillies bullpen The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Archie Bradley have reportedly...

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Why Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer is happy to pack on the pounds this offseason

When Michael Fulmer's frustrating 2020 season concluded, the Detroit Tigers right-hander took a break. He returned to his home...

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Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year...

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Lorenzen, Castillo among 6 to reach deals with Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds reached one-year deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday, agreeing with...

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Marlins reach deals with Anderson, Alfaro and 3 relievers

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins agreed to contract terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players, including third baseman...

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Padres avoid arbitration with Pham, 4 others

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres agreed to an $8.9 million, one-year contract with Tommy Pham, avoiding arbitration with...

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Freeland among Rockies to avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with left-hander Kyle Freeland and five other players Friday as the team...

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Mariners avoid arbitration with Crawford, Murphy and Montero

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with infielder J.P. Crawford, catcher Tom Murphy and right-hander Rafael...

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Bryant, Báez, Contreras

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs avoided arbitration with three of their biggest stars, agreeing to one-year deals with third baseman...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

May 5, 2019

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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AL champion Rays avoid arbitration with Glasnow, 3 others

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms on contracts for next season with four of the team’s six...

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D-backs avoid salary arbitration with Weaver, Kelly

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to one-year contracts Friday with right-hander Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly...

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Reliable third baseman Matt Chapman earns big raise from A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slick-fielding third baseman Matt Chapman reached agreement Friday on a guaranteed $6.49 million,...

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Indians avoid arbitration with 3, all acquired in trades

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians avoided salary arbitration with catcher Austin Hedges, right-hander Phil Maton and...

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Tigers avoid arbitration with all 8 remaining players

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers agreed to a $6.5 million contract with Matthew Boyd, avoiding arbitration with the...

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Orioles have deal with Mancini, swap figures with Santander

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $4.75 million, one-year deal with recovering slugger Trey Mancini on Friday...

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Mets avoid arb with 8 players, including Lindor, Conforto

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with eight players Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including...

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Juan Soto, Trea Turner, Soto, Josh Bell, Nats agree for 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — NL batting champion Juan Soto, shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Josh Bell agreed to 2021 contracts for...

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Cardinals, Flaherty still without deal, swap arb figures

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and ace Jack Flaherty have not agreed to terms on a 2021 contract and they swapped...

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Braves agree to 1-year deals with left-handers Fried, Minter

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves agreed Friday to one-year deals with left-handers Max Fried and A.J. Minter but have exchanged salary...

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Royals reach 1-year deals with Keller, Mondesi to avoid arb

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals agreed to one-year contracts Friday with right-hander Brad Keller and infielder...

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Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, add Suzuki

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels avoided arbitration with right-hander Dylan Bundy and four other players...

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Right-hander Reyes Moronta reaches one-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Reyes Moronta agreed to a $695,000, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday...

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Remaining Free Agents

NEW YORK (AP) — The 160 remaining free agents (q-rejected qualifying offer):AMERICAN LEAGUEBALTIMORE (2) —Bryan Holaday, c;...

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Bellinger agrees to $16.1M, 1-year contract with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a $16.1 million, one-year contract Friday with the World Series...

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Astros reach deals with McCullers, Díaz; not Correa

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros agreed to one-year contracts with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and infielder Aledmys Díaz...

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Red Sox's Devers agrees to $4,575,000 deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4,575,000, one-year deal with third baseman Rafael Devers that avoided...

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AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees made a pair of big moves on the free agent market, reaching a deal with right-hander Corey...

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A man of letters: Yogi Berra to be featured on new stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yogi Berra will soon be all over — your mail, that is.The New York Yankees great known for his funny...

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Judge, Yankees agree at to $10,175,000, 1-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge was among the New York Yankees who avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a...

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White Sox finalize deal with Athletics closer Hendriks

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks saw the talent the Chicago White Sox had and knew he wanted to join the team. The move became...

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Pirates avoid arbitration with pitcher Musgrove, 8 others

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove and eight others on Friday as the club...

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Phillies agree to 1-year deals with 3, including Hoskins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman Rhys Hoskins, right-hander Vince Velasquez and...

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Rangers 1-year deals with Gold Glovers Gallo, Kiner-Falefa

The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with right fielder Joey Gallo and expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on...

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Brewers reach 1-year deals with Josh Hader, Brandon Woodruff

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers avoided going to arbitration with pitchers Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff by agreeing...

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Hernandez, Stripling agree to 1-year deals with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez agreed to a $4,325,000, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, who reached a...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NFLJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, leaving the...

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Morning roundup: 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for record $5.2 million

MLB 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for record $5.2 million Mickey Mantle or Mike Trout? It's an ongoing comparison...

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Brits bounce back: Team UK wins twice on Prada Cup's 1st day

Britain’s INEOS Team UK produced a stunning form reversal on the first day of racing in the America’s Cup challenger series at...

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Knebel ($5.25M), Floro ($975,000) agree with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel agreed to a $5.25 million, one-year contract on Thursday that...

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Lefty Wood joins Giants on $3 million, one-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on...

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Mychal Givens, Rockies agree to $4.05M, 1-year contract

DENVER (AP) — Right-handed reliver Mychal Givens and the Colorado Rockies agreed Thursday to a $4.05 million, one-year...

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AP source: Phillies agree to $6M, 1-year deal with Bradley

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Archie Bradley have agreed on a $6 million, one-year contract,...

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José Martínez agrees to 1-year contract with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — José Martínez and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a one-year contract that pays $1 million while he is in...

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Epstein hired as MLB consultant to evaluate rules changes

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox executive Theo Epstein has been hired by Major League Baseball as a...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Jan. 201891 — The International YMCA in Springfield, Mass. is the site of the first official basketball game. Peach baskets...

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Athletics acquire reliever Turley from Pirates for $60,000

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $60,000,...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a...

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AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is suspending all political contributions in the wake of last week's invasion of the U.S....

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Rangers sign P Anderson, C Butera to minor league deals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher Justin Anderson and veteran catcher Drew Butera to...

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Mark Shapiro gets 5-year extension as Blue Jays' CEO

TORONTO (AP) — Mark Shapiro has been given a five-year contract extension as the Toronto Blue Jays' president and chief...

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Senzatela, Rockies agree to $3 million, 1-year contract

DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies agreed Tuesday to a $3 million, one-year contract that avoided salary...

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Tigers avoid arbitration with Fulmer, reach 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers agreed Tuesday to a $3.1 million, one-year contract that...

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Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, can compete for title

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got a welcome call from new Mets owner Steven Cohen.“He was so excited. He can’t wait to meet...

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Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds

The U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination drive in history with a major expansion of the campaign,...

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Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under...

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Sydney Blue Sox release Manny Ramirez amid disjointed season

SYDNEY (AP) — Manny Ramirez has been released by the Sydney Blue Sox because of uncertainty over the Australian Baseball League...

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Longtime baseball man, former player Joe Amalfitano retires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime baseball adviser, major league coach and former player Joe Amalfitano is calling it a career...

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Schwarber signs $10M deal with Nats, reunites with Martinez

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that they're both with the Washington Nationals, Kyle Schwarber recalls joking around with Dave Martinez...

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Phillies add bullpen depth with trade for Giants RHP Coonrod

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-hander Sam Coonrod from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in...

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Opinion: Dodger blue to the end, Tommy Lasorda was like no other manager we've ever seen

We can say with some certainty that Tommy Lasorda was not that guy. Simply, there was nobody like him before – and a...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles...

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Blue Jays sign RHP A.J. Cole to minor league deal

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander A.J. Cole to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring...

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Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Growing more and more frail, Tommy Lasorda looked on from a suite at Globe Life Field in Texas, watching as...

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Vignettes from life of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vignettes from the life and career of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. He died Thursday at age 93.MOUND...

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Reaction to the death of Tommy Lasorda

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. He died Thursday at the age of 93:___“He was he was bigger than...

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Pitcher Jhoulys Chacín gets minor league deal with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jhoulys Chacín and the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract.The 33-year-old...

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Column: Baseball a better game because Lasorda was in it

Tommy Lasorda loved the game of baseball more than anything.If it was somehow possible, he loved the Dodgers even more.Lasorda...

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Left-hander Tarpley claimed by Mets off waivers from Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Stephen Tarpley was claimed by the New York Mets off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday.The...

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The Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who guided Los Angeles to two World Series championships, has died.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who guided Los Angeles to two World Series...

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

NFLCLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown a football in four days. The Browns haven’t practiced this week.Cleveland’s...

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Ryne Stanek, Astros agree to $1.1 million, 1-year contract

HOUSTON (AP) — Right-hander Ryne Stanek and the Houston Astros agreed Thursday to a $1.1 million, one-year contract.Stanek...

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Mega deal: Indians trade star Lindor, Carrasco to Mets

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians drafted and developed Francisco Lindor, who blossomed into an All-Star shortstop and one of...

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Yankees get OF Greg Allen from Padres for lefty James Reeves

NEW YORK (AP) — Switch-hitting outfielder Greg Allen was acquired by the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres on Thursday...

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Sugano fails to sign with major league team by deadline

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese star pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano failed to agree to a contract with a major league team by Thursday's 5...

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Red Sox's Smith excited to be MLB's 1st Black female coach

BOSTON (AP) — Bianca Smith has always wanted to work in baseball. And for years she followed a path she hoped might set her up...

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Former pitching great Tommy John hospitalized with COVID-19

Tommy John has been battling COVID-19 for at least three weeks.The 77-year-old former pitching great remains hospitalized near...

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Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets.

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1B Justin Smoak signs with Tokyo's Yomiuri Giants

TOKYO (AP) — The Yomiuri Giants have agreed to a deal with American first baseman Justin Smoak.Smoak played last season with...

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Warren sent from Rangers to Reds for $100,000

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Art Warren was sent by the Texas Rangers to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football.Smith became the first...

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Tigers sign Robbie Grossman to 2-year, $10 million contract

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a $10 million, two-year contract, adding a...

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Dodgers re-sign pitcher Treinen to $17.5M, 2-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed pitcher Blake Treinen to a $17.5 million, two-year deal on Tuesday.The...

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South Korean slugger Kim expects Padres to win World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — South Korean slugger Kim Ha-seong left no doubt how he feels about his new team, the San Diego Padres.“The...

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Spring training could be delayed for Double-A, Class A

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring training could be delayed for Double-A and Class A players if major leaguers are not vaccinated for the...

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Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda out of hospital

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has returned home after being hospitalized in Southern California...

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Longtime NHL forward Colin Wilson retires after 11 seasons

TORONTO (AP) — Colin Wilson, who played 11 seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Nashville Predators as part of a...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Doug Marrone on Monday, a little more than 12 hours after...

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Sandra Scully, wife of Hall of Fame announcer, dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Scully, wife of Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, has died from complications...

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Casali agrees to $1.5 million, 1-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Curt Casali agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, a...

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Boog Sciambi to replace Len Kasper for Cubs TV broadcasts

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon “Boog” Sciambi is the new TV play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs, replacing Len Kasper.Sciambi joins...

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Phil Hughes retires, more than 2 years after last pitch

Phil Hughes has retired from baseball, more than two years after throwing his last pitch.The 34-year-old right-hander said on...

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Detwiler signs with Marlins; Leon gets minor league deal

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran left-hander Ross Detwiler has signed an $850,000, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, whose primary...

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Canada approves NHL camps, but provinces must rule on games

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of...

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Yu kidding? Darvish learned via Twitter of trade to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish found out things move fast when San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is wheeling and...

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Breakthroughs come on, off field in 2020 for women's sports

It was a milestone year for women in sports, starting with Katie Sowers becoming the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl and...

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White Sox, Marshall avoid arbitration, agree to 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and reliever Evan Marshall agreed Thursday to a $2 million, one-year contract, avoiding...

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Mets hire former player Tony Tarasco as first base coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have hired Tony Tarasco to be their first base coach, bringing the former outfielder back to...

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White Sox, OF Engel agree to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and outfielder Adam Engel agreed Wednesday to a $1.375 million, one-year contract,...

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Hoyer insists Cubs plan to compete after dealing Darvish

CHICAGO (AP) — Jed Hoyer insists this time won't be like 2011 for the Chicago Cubs.The team's new president of baseball...

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The name game: A few athletes primed for breakouts in '21

For some, the sky's the limit, which also just happens to be the title of the book written by 12-year-old British skateboarder...

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Dodgers get pitcher in 3-way trade with Rays, Phillies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Garrett Cleavinger from the Phillies in a three-way trade Tuesday...

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Padres acquire RHP Yu Darvish in blockbuster trade with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller reunited with an old friend in another blockbuster move Tuesday...

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2020 sports quiz: Brady to Bundesliga, Big Ten to Brooklyn

You’ve had time to shelter at home and bone up. Your 2020 year-end sports quiz awaits. Like much else these days, quizzes will...

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Opinion: Undaunted Padres showing rest of MLB how it's done by shoving all chips to middle

The San Diego Padres are doing what every other Major League Baseball team should do when they arrive at the juncture of...

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Padres finalize deal acquiring ace Blake Snell from Rays

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Blake Snell gave up the ball in Game 6 of the World Series, shaking his head after manager Kevin Cash’s...

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Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal.The Twins...

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From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

There were so many this year.Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another...

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Former A's pitcher Mengden signs with team in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Daniel Mengden is set to pitch in South Korea next season after agreeing to a $725,000, one-year...

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Rangers sign Japanese pitcher Arihara to $6.2M contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed Japanese pitcher Kohei Arihara to a $6.2 million, two-year contract.The...

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Rangers sign IF/OF Charlie Culberson to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers signed utility player Charlie Culberson to a minor league deal Monday and invited the...

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Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown

Take your pick.Maybe it was a Big East Tournament basketball game that broke for halftime and never returned. Or the cardboard...

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Sports in 2020: Disruptions aplenty, only constant was loss

2020 reminded us that the show mustn’t always go on. Disrupted by the coronavirus, sports stopped cold three months in and then...

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AP source: Padres have deal in place to get Snell from Rays

Two months ago, Blake Snell got yanked off the mound with a two-hit shutout going in the final game of the World Series.Now,...

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Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Niekro threw a pitch that baffled hitters and catchers.Heck, he didn’t even know where it was going most of...

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Atlanta Braves say Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, a knuckleballer who baffled hitters for more than two decades, dies at 81

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves say Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, a knuckleballer who baffled hitters for more than two decades,...

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Pirates' Polanco breaks wrist in winter ball, OK for spring

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco broke a bone in his right wrist playing winter ball in the...

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Nats' Rizzo says Bell trade won't prevent Zimmerman reunion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team isn’t ruling out a reunion with Ryan Zimmerman...

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Column: 2020 is perfect for socially distanced Newby Awards

In these scary times, it's hard to pull off an awards show.Thankfully, the Newbys have always been a state of mind, so it...

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Amid anguish of pandemic, sports offered memorable moments

Sarah Fuller was a goalie on the Vanderbilt women's soccer team when a chance at history tapped her on the shoulder.The...

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Pirates trade slugger Josh Bell to Nationals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell embraced everything about being a Pittsburgh Pirate. He understood as the club retooled following...

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Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally

Well, had enough yet?Don’t look at the score.How bad did it get?Like nothing before.B.C. (Before Coronavirus)The SetupAn omen,...

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Red Sox sign RHP Andriese to $2.1 million, 1-year deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have signed right-hander Matt Andriese to a $2.1 million, one-year deal to bolster the back end of...

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Tigers sign RHP José Ureña to $3.25M, 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers signed right-hander José Ureña to a $3.25 million, one-year deal Wednesday.Ureña can earn...

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AP source: Dodgers, Kahnle agree to $4.75M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle have agreed to a $4.75 million, two-year deal,...

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Mets hire Scott from Boston as assistant general manager

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have hired Zack Scott as senior vice president and assistant general manager, reuniting the former...

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Phillies promote Sam Fuld to general manager

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Fuld went from interviewing to become Boston's manager to general manager of the Philadelphia...

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Brewers claim utilityman Tim Lopes off waivers from Mariners

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have claimed utilityman Tim Lopes off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.Lopes, 26,...

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San Diegans left feeling sad as 'The Murph' comes down

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The biggest piece of San Diego’s sports history is slowly being knocked down and ground to bits.They’re...

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Indians, reliever Wittgren agree to contract for 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reliever Nick Wittgren avoided salary arbitration with the Cleveland Indians by agreeing Tuesday to a $2...

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Mets, Syndergaard agree to $9.7M salary to avoid arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year contract Tuesday for next season,...

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Cubs claim OF Phillip Ervin off waivers from Mariners

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Phillip Ervin off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.Ervin spent...

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How baseball historians are coming together to add Negro Leagues stats to MLB history

For Larry Lester, last Wednesday’s announcement that Major League Baseball would recognize the Negro Leagues as “major league”...

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Mets sign 4 to minor league deals with spring invites

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have signed right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, left-handers Jerry Blevins and Tom Windle, and infielder...

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Howie Kendrick retires after 15 major league seasons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick is retiring after 15 major league seasons that included earning NLCS MVP honors during the...

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Giants sign RHP John Brebbia to 1-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants signed John Brebbia to an $800,000, one-year deal Monday, taking a chance on the...

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La Russa resolves DUI case, feels 'deep remorse and regret'

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Tony La Russa says he doesn't have a drinking problem. He also says he has to prove that with...

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Lack of wind curtails racing in America's Cup prelude

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Racing in the Christmas Cup prelude to sailing’s America’s Cup was abandoned Sunday because of a...

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Anthony DeSclafani to defer half of salary with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani agreed to defer half his $6 million salary with the San Francisco...

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AP Exclusive: MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5B in pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls plunged to $1.75 billion during the pandemic-shortened season from $4.22...

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Morning Roundup: Ko leads LPGA's richest event; Baylor Lady Bears win 60th straight home game

GOLF South Korean Jin Young Ko leads LPGA’s richest event Top-ranked Jin Young Ko of South Korea took the lead into the weekend...

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Chris Flexen, Mariners agree to $4.75M, 2-year contract

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Chris Flexen and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a $4.75 million, two-year contract on Friday.The...

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Jays' Montoyo says free agents asking about Toronto status

TORONTO (AP) — Each time Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo has made a pitch to free agents this offseason, there's one topic...

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NHL, players reach tentative deal for 56-game season

Drop the puck in mid-January? The National Hockey League is well on the way to making that happen.The NHL and players reached a...

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Braves bring back largely same coaching staff for 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — The three-time NL East champion Atlanta Braves will bring back largely the same coaching staff in 2021.Manager...

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Angels' Maddon: Adell likely to minors, can still be star

Angels manager Joe Maddon won't be surprised if Jo Adell starts the upcoming season in the minors after a rough 38-game...

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Mets send RHP Ryan to Rangers to complete Todd Frazier deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are sending minor league right-hander Ryder Ryan to the Texas Rangers as the player to be...

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Indians manager Francona says team's name change "correct"

CLEVELAND (AP) — Manager Terry Francona praised the Cleveland Indians for trying to “do the right thing” with a name change...

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White Sox-Angels open ESPN Sunday night slate on April 4

ESPN will open its “Sunday Night Baseball” schedule on April 4 when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox.The game...

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Rays sign pitcher Michael Wacha to $3 million, 1-year deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The American League champion Tampa Bay Rays signed right-hander Michael Wacha to a $3 million,...

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Correction: Red Sox-Cora story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story on Dec. 17, 2020, about the Boston Red Sox, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Andrew...

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American Magic wins 1, loses 1 at America's Cup World Series

United States challenger American Magic had its first loss but stayed atop the leaderboard after the second day of racing...

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Brewers' Counsell confident Yelich will bounce back

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell is confident former MVP Christian Yelich’s 2020 hitting struggles...

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Roberts unsure if Turner, Price to play with Dodgers in 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts isn’t sure whether third baseman Justin Turner or former All-Star pitcher David Price will play...

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Mets C James McCann turns Tigers' release into $40.6M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — James McCann was released two years ago by the Detroit Tigers, and he says it's the best thing that ever...

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Cubs agree to nonguaranteed deal with Jonathan Holder

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and free-agent reliever Jonathan Holder have agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract that is...

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Britain blames Team NZ for America's Cup technical issues

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — After his British team struggled with technical problems in a warmup competition for the America's...

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In wake of Indians' decision, Blackhawks stay with team name

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of a change coming anytime...

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Army-Air Force football going to World Series site in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Army and Air Force will play at a neutral site for the first time in more than a half-century when the...

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Rays re-sign C Mike Zunino to $3 million, 1-year deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and catcher Mike Zunino agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $3...

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Keynan Middleton agrees to $800,000 deal with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners kept up their bullpen overhaul Wednesday by agreeing to an $800,000, one-year contract with...

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US team wins twice on 1st day of America's Cup World Series

United States challenger American Magic won both of its races on the opening day of sailing’s America’s Cup World Series on...

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Omar Vizquel denies wife's allegations of domestic abuse

Longtime major league shortstop Omar Vizquel denied accusations of domestic abuse made by his wife after she described two...

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Giants sign RHP DeSclafani to $6 million, 1-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani signed a $6 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on...

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Cleveland decision still leaves teams with 'Indian' names

The Cleveland Indians announced this week they are dropping the name they have been known by since 1915 after months of...

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Alex Claudio, Angels agree to $1,125,000, 1-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Alex Claudio agreed to a one-year, $1,125,000 contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles...

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Rockies manager Black downplays Arenado, Story trade rumors

DENVER (AP) — Bud Black hears the Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story trade rumors. Bud Black is entertained by the Nolan Arenado...

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MLB tells managers to expect on-time spring training start

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Big league managers say Major League Baseball instructed them to prepare for spring training to...

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Cubs' Ross knew changes loomed, not shocked by Epstein exit

CHICAGO (AP) — When David Ross became the Chicago Cubs manager prior to last season, he knew he might not work with president...

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Twins' Morse given Fishel Award for PR excellence by MLB

Minnesota Twins communications boss Dustin Morse has been awarded the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence by...

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MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin's big league batting average should climb over .300...

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A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of...

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48-year-old Manny Ramirez is back in baseball Down Under

SYDNEY (AP) — Manny Ramirez — yes, that Manny Ramirez — is back in baseball Down Under.The now 48-year-old former Boston Red...

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Twins' Baldelli to Cruz: 'We'd love to see you in spring'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was discussing the state of his roster in baseball's so-far quiet...

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Free agent catcher McCann signs $40.6M, 4-yr deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent catcher James McCann signed a $40.6 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets on Tuesday,...

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Rangers sign OF David Dahl to $2.7 million, 1-year contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed free agent outfielder David Dahl to a $2.7 million, one-year contract...

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Pirates' Shelton: pitcher Taillon on track for 2021 return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The videos from Jameson Taillon come every few days, a reminder to Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton...

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Mariners bolster bullpen, get Montero in trade with Rangers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Rafael Montero from...

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Nats GM Rizzo: No 'serious conversation' about Kris Bryant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo’s top offseason priority is adding a middle-of-the-order hitter, likely a...

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Reliever Greg Holland stays with Royals, $2.75M for 1 year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent reliever Greg Holland stayed with the Kansas City Royals on Monday, signing a one-year...

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Yankees' Boone giving LeMahieu space during contract talks

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone is treating DJ LeMahieu like he's any other member of the team this offseason.And...

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Mets' new GM excited by Cohen's title expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter knows his new boss with the Mets is counting on a championship.Pretty soon, too.That doesn’t...

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Red Sox sign slugging OF Renfroe for 1 year, $3.1M

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox saw enough of Hunter Renfroe at Fenway Park this summer to think he might be a good fit.In two...

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AP Interview: Indians owner says name won't change in 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don't know to what or when.Expressing that “it's...

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America's Cup warmup races waiting for wind off Auckland

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. ambassador Scott Brown believes the American challenger will reclaim the America’s Cup when...

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At 71, Baker unsure if he'd like to manage Astros beyond '21

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker isn't sure if he'd like to manage the Houston Astros beyond the upcoming season.“Maybe," he said....

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Disappointing D-backs aim for bounce back in 2021 season

PHOENIX (AP) — Torey Lovullo's routine during baseball's postseason consisted of grabbing a big bowl of ice cream, plopping...

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Owner says Cleveland's baseball team is changing its name but will play as the Indians at least through the 2021 season.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owner says Cleveland's baseball team is changing its name but will play as the Indians at least through the...

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Orioles manager Hyde set to launch next step of team rebuild

As the Baltimore Orioles draw closer to beginning the third year of their massive rebuilding project, manager Brandon Hyde is...

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Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years.Citing three people familiar with the decision,...

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Cleveland baseball team dropping Indians from name after 105 years, The New York Times reports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland baseball team dropping Indians from name after 105 years, The New York Times reports.

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Mets make it official, hire Porter as GM with 4-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The busy New York Mets have a general manager in place — with plenty of work on his plate.Jared Porter and the...

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Morning Roundup: Shibuno maintains lead at U.S. Women's Open

GOLF Shibuno maintains lead at U.S. Women's Open Hinako Shibuno passed a big test Saturday in a classic U.S. Women's Open that...

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AP source: Mets to hire Dbacks assistant GM Porter as GM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are finalizing a deal to hire Arizona Diamondbacks assistant general manager Jared Porter as...

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Ex-Yankee Linz, key player in '64 harmonica flap, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Yankees infielder Phil Linz, who knocked a Game 7 home run off Bob Gibson in the 1964 World...

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Minor league teams accepting new reality following MLB cuts

Jackson Generals boss Marcus Sabata had a surprising reaction when he learned his Double-A Southern League franchise had been...

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AP source: Catcher James McCann, Mets near $40M, 4-yr deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent catcher James McCann and the New York Mets were close to completing a $40 million, four-year...

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Morrow, Nelson return for 2nd stints with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Brandon Morrow is back with the Los Angeles Dodgers, having signed a minor league contract.Also...

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New Phillies boss Dombrowski plans retool, not rebuild

Dave Dombrowski wants to win again sooner rather than later.The longtime executive moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September...

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Mets to agree with minor league contract with Blevins

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have told Jerry Blevins they intend to agree to a minor league contract that would bring the...

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76ers fan to give memorabilia back to Johnny Bench

The winning bidder on over $1 million worth of memorabilia from a recent auction of Johnny Bench’s personal collection is...

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Rangers re-sign pitcher Jimmy Herget, dump OF Scott Heineman

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers re-signed right-hander Jimmy Herget to a major league contract and designated...

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Dodgers promote Clayton McCullough to first base coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Clayton McCullough to first base coach for the 2021 season.Entering...

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Dombrowski hired as Phils' president of baseball operations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Whether rebuilding or reloading, small market or large, Dave Dombrowski has been a big success at every...

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Brewers get Crawford from Dodgers to complete Knebel trade

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Leo Crawford to complete the trade that...

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From Cape Cod to Alaska, college leagues eye MLB changes

Years before he became commissioner of the Alaska Baseball League, Chris Beck pointed to the 6-foot-7 slugger in the Anchorage...

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INF Nate Lowe traded from Rays to Rangers for minor leaguers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Infielder Nate Lowe was traded from the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays to the Texas Rangers on Thursday for...

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Adam Eaton and White Sox finalize $8 million, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Outfielder Adam Eaton and the Chicago White Sox have reunited, finalizing a one-year contract on Thursday that...

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Soriano taken by Pirates from Angels in winter meeting draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh took right-hander Jose Soriano from the Los Angeles Angels’ organization with the first of 18 picks...

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Giants, catcher Chadwick Tromp agree to 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chadwick Tromp and the San Francisco Giants agreed on a one-year deal Wednesday after the team declined to...

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Column: MLB plays hardball - and deals blow to the heartland

Minor league baseball hasn't been able to take the field in more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.When it...

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Freeman among trio of Braves on All-MLB first team

NEW YORK (AP) — National League MVP Freddie Freeman was one of three Atlanta Braves selected to the All-MLB first team on...

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Jackson loses team as affiliated minors shrink to 120

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Tennessee, lost its Double-A baseball team for next season, one of 40 cities dropped as professional...

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2021 Minor League Teams List

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s invited 2021 affiliates, with dropped affiliates below (x-pending parent club...

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Al Michaels voted Frick winner for baseball’s Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Michaels refers to his lack of baseball for much of his career “the one regret I might have.”An absence from...

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Outfielder Brian O’Grady agrees to deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brian O’Grady and the San Diego Padres agreed Tuesday to a contract that pays $650,000 in the majors and...

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The Latest: Michigan State-Virginia hoops postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Virginia’s ACC/B1G Challenge game against...

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Maile gets deal with Brewers that pays $825,000 in majors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free agent catcher Luke Maile and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a one-year contract Tuesday that pays an...

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Royals, 1B Carlos Santana agree to $17.5M,. 2-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and first baseman Carlos Santana have agreed to a $17.5 million, two-year...

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RHP Wisler and Giants agree to $1.15 million, one-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Matt Wisler agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on...

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Jose Cruz Jr. joins Detroit Tigers' coaching staff

DETROIT (AP) — Former outfielder José Cruz Jr. is joining the Detroit Tigers' coaching staff.The team announced Tuesday that...

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Lynn excited to join La Russa, ChiSox, who also sign Eaton

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Lynn was thrilled to join a team eyeing a World Series run and to reunite with the manager who led him to...

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Mike Schmidt recalls ovation Dick Allen got in Philly return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies great Mike Schmidt was at Citizens Bank Park last September when the club retired the No. 15 worn...

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Dick Kaegel wins Spink Award for baseball writing

NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Kaegel, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals and edited The Sporting News during a...

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Freeman, Abreu win Hank Aaron Awards for offense

NEW YORK (AP) — First basemen Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and José Abreu of the Chicago White Sox have won Hank Aaron...

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Rangers trade RHP Lance Lynn to White Sox

The Chicago White Sox acquired a big workhorse for their starting rotation.Lance Lynn was traded from the Texas Rangers to the...

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Dick Allen, fearsome hitter and 7-time All-Star, dies at 78

Dick Allen hit the ball so hard, fans in Philadelphia started showing up in batting practice during his rookie season just to...

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Right time, right fit: Chris Young home as new Rangers GM

Chris Young vividly remembers sitting in a visiting clubhouse on a road trip as a rookie pitcher for the Texas Rangers and...

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Adam Wainwright wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by...

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Haniger, Mariners agree to $3.01M deal, avoid arbitration

SEATTLE (AP) — Outfielder Mitch Haniger and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a $3.01 million, one-year contract Monday that...

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Angels acquire closer Raisel Iglesias from Reds in trade

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired closer Raisel Iglesias from the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Noé...

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Japanese star pitcher Sugano put up for MLB bidding

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese star pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano has been posted by the Yomiuri Giants and is available for bidding to...

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Oklahoma outdoors: MLB pitcher Archie Bradley turns into a duck hunting outfitter during the offseason

There are two places where Archie Bradley excels. On the pitching mound and in a duck blind. Bradley, the former Broken Arrow...

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Opinion: Non-tender deadline floods free agent market, another reminder of MLB's economic reality

There were a record 59 arbitration-eligible players non-tendered — three more than a year ago. There were 59 who signed...

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Yankees 3B Gio Urshela has elbow surgery to remove bone spur

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela had surgery Friday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, and New York...

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Britton, Cole, Castro, Lindor, Semien join union top panel

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitchers Zack Britton and Gerrit Cole, free agent catcher Jason Castro, Cleveland shortstop Francisco...

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MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during...

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MLB executive, ex-pitcher Young joins hometown Rangers as GM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers hired Chris Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, bringing...

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Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take...

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Former Yankees affiliate shuts down, sues Major League club

NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league baseball team once affiliated with the New York Yankees has shut down and filed a lawsuit...

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Longtime Cubs TV announcer Kasper joins White Sox radio team

CHICAGO (AP) — Len Kasper, the longtime TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, is joining the radio booth of the...

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Reds cut Bradley, Goodwin, Casali; agree to deal with Farmer

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds declined to offer contracts to four players for the 2021 season, including reliever...

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Rangers re-sign OF Heineman, add RHP Gatto

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Joe Gatto agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday with the Texas Rangers, who brought...

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AP source: Twins, closer Rogers agree to $6 million contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and closer Taylor Rogers agreed to terms Thursday on a $6 million, one-year contract,...

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May cites Cohen for joining Mets, happy to engage fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Cohen already is on track for a higher owner WAR than the Wilpons, his purchase the reason Trevor May...

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Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic fallout

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first...

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Kim Ng's crash course: She's bullish on Marlins' future

MIAMI (AP) — For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee.She...

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Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer...

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Wednesday;s Sports In Brief

NBAHOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook is headed to the Washington Wizards and John Wall is moving to the Houston Rockets in a...

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Joe Ross, Nationals agree to $1.5 million, 1-year contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $1.5 million contract Tuesday, one day before the deadline...

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Brewers trade reliever Knebel to Dodgers, cut 3 players

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers traded reliever Corey Knebel to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers on...

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Orioles cut Alberto, sign 4 players to 1-year deals

BALTIMORE (AP) — Starting second baseman Hanser Alberto was let go Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles, who agreed to one-year...

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Neris, Eflin among 5 to reach deals with Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers Héctor Neris, Zach Eflin, David Hale and Seranthony Domínguez agreed to one-year contracts with...

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Red Sox reach deals with Barnes, Brasier, Brice, Plawecki

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration with right-handers Matt...

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Dodgers acquire Knebel, agree with Alexander on $1M deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired reliever Corey Knebel from the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday for a player...

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Slugging first baseman Matt Olson receives $5M, 1-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Slugging first baseman Matt Olson reached agreement Wednesday on a $5 million guaranteed contract for...

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OF Dickerson, Giants agree on $2.1 M, one-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outfielder Alex Dickerson agreed to a $2.1 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the San Francisco...

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Strahm gets $2.05 -year contract with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres agreed to a $2.05 million, one-year contract with left-handed reliever Matt Strahm on...

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Aguilar and Cooper agree to 1-year deals with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — First baseman Jesus Aguilar agreed to terms Wednesday on a $4.35 million, one-year deal to remain with the Miami...

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Royals agree to several deals, cut Franco on busy day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals agreed to one-year deals with outfielders Jorge Soler and Franchy Cordero, first...

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Rockies don't offer contract to oft-injured OF David Dahl

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies chose not to offer 2021 contracts Wednesday to oft-injured outfielder David Dahl, catcher...

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Mets cut Shreve, give Matz $5.2M, finalize May's $15.5M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Chasen Shreve became a free agent when the New York Mets declined to offer him a 2021 contract...

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Pirates agree to deals with Taillon, Gonzalez and Feliz

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with pitchers Jameson Taillon and Michael Feliz as well as...

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Twins non-tender Rosario, Wisler; reach deals with 5 players

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins declined Wednesday to offer a 2021 contract to Eddie Rosario, their regular left fielder...

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Cessa agrees to $1 million, 1-year deal with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Cessa and the New York Yankees avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to a $1.05...

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Diamondbacks offer contracts to Kelly, Weaver, Smith

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks offered contracts to three arbitration-eligible players on Wednesday, including catcher...

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Angels acquire SS José Iglesias from Orioles for 2 prospects

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran shortstop José Iglesias from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday...

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Injured Santana allowed to become free agent by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Switch-hitting outfielder Danny Santana will continue his rehab from elbow surgery as a free agent...

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Braves cut Duvall, agree to deals with 3 players

ATLANTA (AP) — Power-hitting outfielder Adam Duvall is a free agent after the Atlanta Braves declined to offer him a contract...

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Rays tender Glasnow, 6 other arbitration-eligible players

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The AL champion Tampa Bay Rays offered 2021 contracts to all seven of their arbitration-eligible...

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Astros offer contracts to Correa, Díaz, McCullers

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros offered contracts to arbitration-eligible shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Aledmys Díaz and...

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Rays' 1st-round draft pick Bitsko has shoulder surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The most recent first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays has undergone surgery on his right...

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White Sox decline to offer contracts to RF Mazara, LHP Rodón

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox declined to offer 2021 contracts to right fielder Nomar Mazara and pitcher Carlos Rodón on...

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Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal,...

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AP source: Reliever Trevor May agrees to deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steve Cohen bought the team, a deal...

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Pinder ($2,275,000), Smith ($705,000) reach deals with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder reached a $2,275,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics a day before...

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La Russa scheduled to change plea in drunken driving case

PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is scheduled to change his plea to misdemeanor charges stemming from his...

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Rangers plan for Kiner-Falefa to be starting SS over Andrus

The Texas Rangers will give Gold Glove-winning third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa the opportunity to be their starting shortstop...

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Rodríguez avoids arbitration, agrees on $8.3 million deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox and left-hander Eduardo Eduardo Rodríguez have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal...

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MLB drug tests drop sharply during coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s number of drug tests dropped sharply during the novel coronavirus pandemic.There were...

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Indians RHP Hill undergoes wrist surgery after car accident

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians rookie reliever Cam Hill underwent surgery on his right wrist after being involved in a car accident...

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Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda out of intensive care

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been moved out of intensive care, although he remains...

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Big leaguers giving $500,000 to support minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league baseball players are giving $500,000 to support minor leaguers whose season was canceled because...

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Barnes, Mets reach $750,000 deal ahead of tender deadline

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jacob Barnes and the New York Mets agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract on Monday, a deal...

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Indians sell reliever Adam Cimber to Marlins for $100,000

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians sold side-arm reliever Adam Cimber to the Marlins on Monday for $100,000, and Miami...

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Royals agree with Minor, sign Taylor to $1.75M, 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals agreed to a two-year deal with pitcher Mike Minor and finalized a $1.75 million, one-year...

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MLB launches wood-bat league for draft-eligible prospects

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft.The...

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully turns 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully turned 93 on Sunday and marked the day by watching...

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Bob Miller, "Whiz Kid" Phillie, Titans' coach, dies at 94

DETROIT (AP) — Bob Miller, a right-hander for the Philadelphia Phillies’ 1950 “Whiz Kids” National League pennant winner who...

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AP source: Phillies lost $145 million during pandemic season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the Philadelphia Phillies' finances says the team lost $145 million during the...

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Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena released in Mexico's Yucatan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena was released by Mexican authorities Thursday after his former partner...

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Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the...

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RHP Charlie Morton returns to Braves, but memories are scant

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton is back with the team where his big league career started.Not that he's got a lot of memories...

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Reds, Rockies swap three pitchers and an outfielder

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds swapped three pitchers in a four-player trade Wednesday.The Rockies...

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SoftBank Hawks sweep Yomiuri Giants for Japan Series title

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese baseball season started late and the schedule was cut back, but the end result the same as...

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Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena arrested in Mexico's Yucatan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena has been arrested in Mexico’s Yucatan state for a situation...

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Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda's condition improves

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda’s condition has improved while he remains hospitalized in Southern...

Sports

Braves boost rotation, sign Morton for a year at $15 million

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were looking for more than just experience and depth when they signed two-time All-Star...

Business

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on...

Sports

Indians manager Francona feeling better, excited for 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona's feeling more fit and a little feisty. That's welcome news for the Cleveland Indians.After...

Health

New Cubs prez Hoyer's goal: Retool team but stay competitive

While the window is just opening on Jed Hoyer's time as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations, it's closing on the...

Health

White Sox to host Yankees in Field of Dreams game on Aug. 12

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville,...

Sports

Dan Marowski, official scorer for Detroit Tigers, dies at 65

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Marowski, who worked for over a decade as an official scorer, mostly for the Detroit Tigers, has died. He...

Sports

Pirates designate P Williams, OF/IF Osuna for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitcher Trevor Williams and utility player José Osuna for...

Health

AL champion Rays designate Hunter Renfroe for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment, helping clear room on...

Sports

Mets sign pitcher Sam McWilliams, was in minors with Rays

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed right-hander Sam McWilliams, who’s spent six years in the minor leagues with...

Sports

Red Sox tab Will Venable as bench coach in Cora's return

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable to be a bench coach on manager Alex Cora’s staff.Venable spent the...

Sports

Yankees closer Chapman gets suspension reduced to 2 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman's suspension for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay's Mike Brosseau was reduced...

Sports

Washington Nationals moving Triple-A affiliate to Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Washington Nationals are moving their Triple-A affiliate back to upstate New York after two years on...

Health

MLB minimum salary rises $7,000 next year to $570,500

NEW YORK (AP) — The major league minimum salary will rise to $570,500 next season, a hike of $7,000.Under Major League...

Business

Brewers promote Matt Arnold to senior VP and general manager

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Matt Arnold to senior vice president and general manager.Brewers president...

Sports

Tigers waive Brandon Dixon so he can pursue job in Japan

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers on Thursday requested unconditional release waivers on utilityman Brandon Dixon so he can...

Health

Mets 2B Canó suspended 162 games by MLB after drug test

NEW YORK (AP) — Strike two against Robinson Canó.The New York Mets second baseman was suspended for 162 games by Major League...

Health

World Series champion Dodgers issue layoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers issued layoffs in the organization Wednesday as a result of...

Business

Seidler takes control of Padres after Fowler steps down

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ron Fowler has stepped down as executive chairman of the San Diego Padres and lead investor Peter Seidler has...

Sports

Nats add lefty Sam Clay, looking for bullpen help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for left-handed help in the bullpen, the Washington Nationals have reached agreement with longtime...

Sports

Panthers hire Peterson, NHL's first Black assistant GM

The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to...

Sports

New GM Minasian: Angels can do 'really great things' soon

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Perry Minasian had never been interviewed for a general manager job before he joined the field of 40...

Health

Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Listening in on fans' conversations during his walks home from Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein could sense their...