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Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna takes NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound.Baseball's best two-way player...

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Oakland's Melvin, Atlanta's Snitker voted top managers

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Melvin's job was a lot different as a rookie manager with Seattle in 2002, and even when he was voted...

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Gabe Kapler loses home in California wildfires

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is among the homeowners who lost their house in Southern California's...

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Blake Snell wins Warren Spahn Award

Snell, 25, led MLB in wins (21) and was second in ERA (1.89). His ERA led all left-handed pitchers in baseball. He also struck...

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Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics wins AL Manager of the Year award

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics wins AL Manager of the Year award.

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Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves wins NL Manager of the Year award

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves wins NL Manager of the Year award.

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Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell wins Warren Spahn Award

A first-time winner is bringing home the 20th annual Warren Spahn Award. Tampa Bay Rays ace pitcher Blake Snell was named the...

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Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has surgery on left knee

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept...

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MLB investigation racism claims against Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team's recently fired...

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Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat...

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Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League...

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Monday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYThe National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 140 retired players who...

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Mets' Tim Tebow adds offseason TV hosting job

New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has another offseason job.The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback will...

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For Joe Mauer, being from Minnesota means this isn't goodbye

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yes, the narrative of Joe Mauer's career was missing a championship chapter. That plotline stalled for a few...

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Keuchel declines Houston's 1-year qualifying offer

HOUSTON (AP) — Starter Dallas Keuchel has declined the one-year qualifying offer the Houston Astros offered him.Keuchel could...

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Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels wins AL Rookie of the Year award

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels wins AL Rookie of the Year award.

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Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta Braves wins NL Rookie of the Year award

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta Braves wins NL Rookie of the Year award.

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Dodgers' Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million...

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MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members...

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Molina, Realmuto homer to lead MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3

TOKYO (AP) — Yadier Molina had three hits, including a three-run homer, and J.T. Realmuto also went deep to lead the MLB...

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Wade taking more time to be with wife and their new daughter

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is putting family over basketball right now.Wade will miss at least another week before resuming his...

Murray's baseball future won't be threatened by NFL, Boras says

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Revered in some circles and reviled in others, Scott Boras isn’t the average Sooner fan. His eyes are transfixed on one player, Kyler Murray, his client.

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It's a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin Verlander

HOUSTON (AP) — It's a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.Upton used her...

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Mariners agree to deal with infielder Dylan Moore

SEATTLE (AP) — Infielder Dylan Moore has agreed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners after splitting last season at...

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Japan beats MLB All-Stars 12-6 to take 2-0 series lead

TOKYO (AP) — Yuki Yanagita had a home run and four RBIs as Japan scored the first nine runs and beat the MLB All-Stars 12-6...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dez Bryant's tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived.In just his second practice with...

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Dodgers release veteran 2B Chase Utley so he can retire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers so he can officially retire after 16 years in the...

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Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three...

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Yanagita's HR off Yates lift Japan over MLB in tour opener

TOKYO (AP) — Yuki Yanagita hit a game-ending, two-run home run off Kirby Yates in the ninth inning, and Japan beat the MLB...

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Rosenthal could earn $30M over 2 years as Nats closer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal could earn $30 million over two years if he becomes the Washington Nationals' closer and...

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JP Ricciardi leaving New York Mets after 8 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — J.P. Ricciardi is leaving the New York Mets after eight seasons.The Mets announced his decision Friday, a day...

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Marlins catcher Realmuto not distracted by trade rumors

TOKYO (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan,...

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AP source: Owners plan vote next week on new Manfred term

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with...

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Florida voters end dog racing

It is an overwhelming defeat for an industry already in decline, with 50 tracks closing nationally over the past 30 years...

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Carl Albert's Realmuto leads U.S. to win

After the game, Realmuto got to experience a Japanese baseball tradition when he was invited on the field to take part in the...

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No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training...

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Willie McCovey remembered for humility and care for others

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aside from that fearsome left-handed swing everybody knew, Willie McCovey provided an example of humility...

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Arbitration: Schebler, Bush short; Edwards, Biagini make it

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary...

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Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for to $3M, 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pittsburgh and the third baseman agreed Thursday to a $3...

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Sanchez has shoulder surgery, Sabathia to retire after '19

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Months before the start of spring training, the New York Yankees' injury list is lengthening.Catcher...

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Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, Heredia

SEATTLE (AP) — Mallex Smith was made a promise by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was acquired for a second time...

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Man wins lottery prize by picking Red Sox jersey numbers

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of...

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MLB All-Stars beat Japan's Giants ahead of exhibition tour

TOKYO (AP) — J.T. Realmuto and Amed Rosario drove in two runs each to lead the MLB All-Stars over the Yomiuri Giants 9-6 on...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BOXINGTOKYO (AP) — Floyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was...

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Top agent Boras calls rebuilding teams 'competitive cancer'

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The agent for free agent Bryce Harper and many of baseball's top players claims rebuilding teams have...

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Farhan Zaidi ready to take a team effort leading Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Farhan Zaidi understands the intrigue that stems from his unique baseball path: from the small-budget...

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White Sox extend manager Rick Renteria's contract past 2019

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The rebuilding Chicago White Sox have extended manager Rick Renteria's contract.General manager Rick...

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Van Wagenen: Tebow earned promotion to Triple-A with Mets

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has earned a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse.The 2007 Heisman...

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Dodgers exercise Roberts' option while eyeing long-term deal

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised their option on Dave Roberts' contract for 2019 while continuing...

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Blue Jays hire Astros' Hudgens as bench coach

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Astros hitting coach Dave Hudgens as their bench coach under new manager...

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Sabathia finalizes Yanks deal, says 2019 his final season

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia says 2019 will be his final season in the major leagues."This will be it," the 38-year-old...

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Swanson has wrist surgery, to be ready for spring training

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is expected to be ready for spring training following surgery on his...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLMichigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, behind Alabama,...

OU football: Sooners buoyed by stellar run game

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NORMAN Calvin Bundage loomed just a few steps inside the goal line, and as the running lane opened in front of him, he surged forward. A collision was imminent. Sure enough, Trey Sermon came trucking through the opening and smashed into the...

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Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan

TOKYO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing...

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Giants hire Farhan Zaidi away from Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi is the new president of baseball operations for the San...

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Friedman: Machado's lack of hustle was not a secret

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Friedman knew he was getting a player who didn't hustle all the time when he traded for Manny...

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Teams, agents wonder whether slow market will repeat

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Agent John Boggs stood in the lobby at the hotel hosting the general managers' meetings and talked...

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Rizzo: Nats made offer to Bryce Harper late in season

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal...

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Irving fined for basketball toss

Irving was mad that Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray took a 3-point-shot with the clock winding down when Denver already had...

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McCullers to miss 2019 season following Tommy John surgery

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will miss all of next season following Tommy John...

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Reds hire Turner Ward from Dodgers as hitting coach

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds hired Turner Ward from the Dodgers as their hitting coach on Tuesday, their second significant...

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Mariners hire Paul Davis as new pitching coach

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have hired Paul Davis as their pitching coach after his five seasons working in the St. Louis...

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Mets fire hitting coach Roessler, bullpen coach Bones

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen made his first public moves as New York Mets general manager, firing hitting coach...

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Monday's Sports Briefs

GYMNASTICSThe U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the...

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Oakland's Billy Beane voted MLB executive of year

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane was voted the inaugural...

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Marchand scores in OT to lift Bruins over Stars 2-1

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand had very little room and not much time.He got the right bounce.Marchand banked home a power-play...

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Ohtani, 2 Yankees finalists for AL Rookie of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders.The...

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Red Sox bring World Series trophy to Bruins game

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Red Sox completed their tour of the three other major Boston-area professional sports...

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Cashman: Yankees want to bring back Sabathia, Happ

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Brian Cashman wants to bring CC Sabathia back for an 11th season with the New York Yankees, and he's...

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Steinbrenner, Piniella, Johnson on Hall ballot next month

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and...

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New Rangers manager Woodward already shares bond in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Woodward grew up wanting to be an architect or an engineer. He also had what he thought was a...

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New Nats RHP Rosenthal considered early return from surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal's comeback from his 2017 Tommy John surgery went so well, the Washington Nationals newest...

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Brady, Patriots beat Rodgers, Packers 31-17

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers spent the week telling anyone who asked that the other guy was the better...

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Japanese pitcher Kikuchi free to negotiate with MLB teams

TOKYO (AP) — The Seibu Lions have agreed to post pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, clearing the way for the 27-year-old left-hander to...

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Weekend Sports Briefs

MARATHONNEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with...

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Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners

Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox just keep winning.Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World...

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Reds: Minor leaguer killed, 2 injured in car accident

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pitcher Jairo Capellan was killed and two other Cincinnati Reds minor leaguers were injured in a car accident...

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Alex Cora arrives in Puerto Rico as fans celebrate win

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of arms stretched into the sky in the hometown of Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora on...

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Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday, six weeks after Jeff...

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Nationals sign former Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have signed former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year...

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Prize pitchers: Price, deGrom honored by NY baseball writers

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price has won the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP in voting by the New York chapter of the Baseball...

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Friday's Sports Briefs

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents...

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Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who...

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Tigers claim Fernandez, Dixon off waivers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers claimed reliever Jose Fernandez and infielder Brandon Dixon off waivers.The team announced...

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Kyler Murray needs win at Texas Tech to keep OU on track

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — What figures to be Kyler Murray's one-and-done attempt to get No. 7 Oklahoma back to the College Football...

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Rangers decline options on 4 players, Andrus stands pat

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers declined their 2019 options for catcher Robinson Chirinos and three pitchers on...

OU football: Linebacker Curtis Bolton says defense, his group must improve for chance at playoff

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NORMAN — Oklahoma senior linebacker Curtis Bolton wasn't about to try to put much shine on the Sooners' defensive performance Saturday night in a 48-47 Bedlam win. “I'm not satisfied,” Bolton said. “I'm not happy with how we played. We've gotta...

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Kershaw stays with Dodgers for $93M, 3-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has heard the chatter that he's in decline. He's eager to prove the doubters wrong while...

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Braves decline to make qualifying offers, including Markakis

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves did not extend a qualifying offer to any of their free agents, including cleanup hitter Nick...

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Cubs exercise option on Hamels, trade Smyly to Texas

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for...

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Marlins exec says Realmuto 'knows how we feel about him'

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill dismissed talk about trading J.T. Realmuto with a joke...

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NFL, other football levels talk consistency in rules, safety

The call on the field — is for consistency and simplification at different levels of football.The NFL held a "Universal Rules...

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Correction: Cubs Moves story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Nov. 1 about a couple transactions by the Chicago Cubs, The Associated Press reported erroneously...

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Irving scores 28, Celtics beat Bucks 117-113

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics went outside and stayed there while knocking off the last of the NBA's unbeatens with a...

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Biles wins fourth world all-around gymnastics championship

Biles has finished first in every meet she's entered since the 2013 US championships.

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AP Source: Gonzales, Mariners reach agreement on 2-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners and Marco Gonzales have agreed to a $1.9 million,...

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Dodgers agree to deal with infielder David Freese

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have made their first offseason move, agreeing to terms with infielder David Freese on a...

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Deadline nears for Kershaw to choose Dodgers or free agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are in ongoing negotiations with ace Clayton Kershaw, and they still need to resolve the future...

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Rays finalize $2.61M bonus for teenage Cuban pitcher Gaston

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have finalized a minor league contract with 16-year-old Cuban pitcher Sandy...

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Josef Martinez picks up Golden Boot from surprise presenter

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Josef Martinez knew he was receiving one of Major League Soccer's top awards.The Atlanta United star was...

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Former Marlins pitcher gets 4 years for insurance fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A pitcher on the Florida Marlins team that won the 2003 World Series has been sentenced to nearly...

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Red Sox look to offseason with goal of repeat championship

BOSTON (AP) — The last time Dave Dombrowski built a World Series champion, he had to start dismantling it before the...

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Cubs' Jason Heyward, Giants' Mark Melancon keep contracts

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward and San Francisco reliever Mark Melancon let the deadline pass for...

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World Series trophy repaired after parade damage

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox say their brand new World Series trophy has been repaired after getting beaned by a beer can during...

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Braves acquire veteran catcher Raffy Lopez from Padres

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher Raffy Lopez from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash...

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Red Sox unsure on White House visit if invited by Trump

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say they haven't decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President...

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Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those...

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Dodgers, Kershaw extend deadline on his opt-out decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers want some more time to consider their possible future...

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Parade fetes Red Sox; trophy, manager Cora hit by beer cans

BOSTON (AP) — Confetti cannons boomed and huge crowds of fans cheered wildly on Wednesday as the Boston Red Sox rumbled through...

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San Francisco Giants say Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey has died at 80

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants say Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey has died at 80.

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Justin Smoak's $8M option exercised by Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — First baseman Justin Smoak's $8 million option for 2019 has been exercised by the Toronto Blue Jays, who...

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Pirates decline option on 2B Harrison, 3B Kang

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison's tenure at second base for the Pittsburgh Pirates is over.Pittsburgh declined 2019 options for...

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Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson leaving team

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson is leaving the team, the third departure on manager Craig...

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Athletics exercise 2019 option on RHP Fernando Rodney

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have exercised right-hander Fernando Rodney's $5.25 million club option for...

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Cubs exercise $10.5 million option for 2019 on Quintana

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have exercised their $10.5 million option on pitcher Jose Quintana.The 29-year-old left-hander was...

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Former big league pitcher Bill Fischer dies at 88

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former big league pitcher Bill Fischer, who spent more than seven decades as a player and coach in...

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Gardner gets $7.5M, 1-year deal from Yanks, who save $3M

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner is staying with the New York Yankees at a lower salary.The 35-year-old outfielder agreed...

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Peralta, Royals agree to $3.25M deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reliever Wily Peralta and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract...

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The Latest: Sox manager, trophy hit by beer cans at parade

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Red Sox parade in Boston celebrating the team's World Series win (all times local):5 p.m.Red...

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Indians, Martin agree to $3M, 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Leonys Martin has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians months after...

Why performance isn't the only reason Bedlam fans feel differently about their QBs

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Plenty has happened on the field to fuel feelings of Bedlam fans. Kyler Murray is in the running for the Heisman. Taylor Cornelius is maddening with his swings in consistency. But for many fans, how these quarterbacks have played has served only...

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AP sources: RHP Trevor Rosenthal, Nationals agree for 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal's return from Tommy John surgery will come with the Washington Nationals after the former...

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3 days after Series gem, Price says he's staying with Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Three days after a World Series victory that transformed him from a postseason flop to an October hero, Red Sox...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAlabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of...

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Column: Legalized sports betting is one bet paying off

The action is coming fast and heavy.A bettor in New Jersey used his mobile app to win $325,000 on a $500,000 wager on Boston to...

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Cubs decline $10M option on Kintzler, who has $5M option

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have declined a $10 million team option on right-hander Brandon Kintzler, who now must decide this week...

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Moose is loose from Brewers; Soria also elects free agency

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas is becoming a free agent again, and so is reliever Joakim...

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World Series ratings sharply down from last year

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a great World Series for Boston, but not necessarily for Fox.The Red Sox' five-game victory over the Los...

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Agent of change: Van Wagenen vows winning culture with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, the New York Mets reached out to Brodie Van Wagenen simply for recommendations.Preparing to begin a...

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World Series 4th-least-watched, averaging 14.1M viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston's five-game World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14,125,000 viewers on Fox, down...

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World Series ratings sharply down from last year

It had the lowest viewership since the 2014 World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco,

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Hammel's $12M option declined by Royals after 4-14 season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Hammel's $12 million mutual option has been declined by the Kansas City Royals, who will pay the...

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Red Sox exercise $15 million 2019 option on ace Chris Sale

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have exercised their $15 million option for next season on ace left-hander Chris Sale.Sale will earn...

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Mariners decline $12M option on outfielder Denard Span

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have declined their part of outfielder Denard Span's $12 million mutual option for next year in...

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Rockies decline $12.5M option on outfielder Gerardo Parra

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have declined their $12.5 million option on outfielder Gerardo Parra and will pay a $1.5...

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Agent: Realmuto won't sign long-term deal with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — The agent for catcher J.T. Realmuto says his client has informed the Miami Marlins he won't sign a long-term...

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Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 22-28

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 22-28. Listings include the week's ranking and...

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Edgar Martinez moves into hitting adviser role with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a...

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Twins decline options on DH/1B Morrison, RHP Santana

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have declined 2019 options on contracts with starting pitcher Ervin Santana and...

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Indians exercise contract option on starter Carrasco

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have some tough decisions to make this offseason. The one on Carlos Carrasco was simple.Cleveland...

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Nick Nurse's long route from pole-vault pit to Raptors coach

Nick Nurse talks about the long route to his first head coaching job in the NBA, the hot start by his Toronto Raptors and how...

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Red Sox return to Fenway Park with World Series trophy

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have returned to Fenway Park, carrying the championship trophy they won...

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Mets throw a changeup, hire agent Brodie Van Wagenen as GM

NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Mets went looking for a general manager, they found one in a peculiar place.On the other side...

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MLB Notebook: Giants exercise options on Bumgarner, Sandoval 

Madison Bumgarner's $12 million contract option for the 2019 season has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants.

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Red Sox fans celebrate latest title; parade on Wednesday

The Boston Red Sox will climb aboard duck boats for a parade Wednesday to celebrate the team's fourth World Series title in 15...

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Athletics give contract extensions to Beane, Forst, Melvin

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics believe they have stability in their leadership structure to keep a good thing...

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Giants exercise contract options on Bumgarner, Sandoval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner's $12 million contract option for the 2019 season has been exercised by the San...

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D-backs pick up Goldschmidt's 1-year, $14.5 million option

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have picked up the $14.5 million option on Paul Goldschmidt's contract for the 2019...

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Talk of rule changes, Harper, Machado dominate offseason

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series was baseball 2018 in a microcosm.Half the 44 runs scored by the champion Boston Red Sox and...

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Dodgers face winter of decisions on some big names

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having lost in the World Series for the second straight year, the Dodgers enter an offseason filled with...

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White Sox decline $16 million option on Shields

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have declined their $16 million option on James Shields and exercised a $2 million buyout,...

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Blue Jays introduce Montoyo as 13th manager in team history

TORONTO (AP) — Late in the season, as rumors of potential managerial openings swirled around baseball, Charlie Montoyo and...

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Nationals pick up $6M option for 2019 on closer Doolittle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have exercised their $6 million club option for 2019 on lefty closer Sean...

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Wainwright finalizes bonus-laden $2M deal with Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright became a free agent Monday, then finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis...

Deer hunters can donate venison to hungry families

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Since 2002, deer hunters have donated more than 500,000 pounds of meat through the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Hunters Against Hunger program.

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Red Sox fans celebrate latest title; parade on Wednesday

BOSTON (AP) — In what has become a championship tradition in the city, the Boston Red Sox will climb aboard duck boats for a...

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Cardinals hire Albert, Clapp to round out coaching staff

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have hired Jeff Albert as their hitting coach and Stubby Clapp as their first base...

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Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield,...

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The Latest: Red Sox win 4th World Series title in 15 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):8:17 p.m.The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series...

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Boston's Market: Red Sox fans roar for another title in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Way up in the reserve seating level at Dodger Stadium, thousands of Boston Red Sox fans screamed, hugged and...

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Dombrowski adds Red Sox title to 1997 Marlins championship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man ahead of his time more than 40 years ago, Dave Dombrowski studied to become a general manager.Going...

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Cora-nation! Rookie manager leads Red Sox to championship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hard to believe now, all these wins later, but the Alex Cora Era in Boston began with a loss. A brutal one,...

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Well-traveled Pearce finds a place _ as World Series MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL...

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Dodgers' Hill: President's focus should be on nation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill didn't appreciate President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing manager Dave Roberts...

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Machado's first World Series one to forget for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' hopes that Manny Machado would help deliver the Dodgers' first World Series title since 1988...

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October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw couldn't rescue the Dodgers from the brink of World Series elimination, and now the pitcher...

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Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another year, another World Series celebration at Dodger Stadium by a team that wasn't the Dodgers.It was...

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The Latest: World Series sorrow returns for Dodgers fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Los Angeles Dodgers fans reactions to the World Series (all times local):8:40 p.m.For the...

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Rookie manager Cora leads Red Sox to World Series championship

A calming presence in a boiling sports cauldron, Alex Cora capped off one of the greatest runs by a first-year skipper in...

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Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles Dodgers to win fourth World Series in 15 seasons following 86-year championship drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles Dodgers to win fourth World Series in 15 seasons following 86-year...

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Rally Sox! Boston on brink of title after 9-6 win over LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit...

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Chris Sale's shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale stood in the back of the dugout as the World Series was slipping away and started screaming."He's...

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Red Sox look to close out Dodgers in Game 5

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West)Los Angeles; Sunday, 8:15 p.m....

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Trump assails Roberts' moves in Dodgers' 9-6 loss to Red Sox

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead, Rich Hill had just set down Eduardo Nunez swinging for the first...

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Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boston's bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since...

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Pierced! Pearce sparks top of slumping Red Sox lineup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — His team down by a run, Steve Pearce was limbering up outside the Boston dugout before the eighth inning...

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The Latest: Red Sox take commanding 3-1 Series lead over LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):10:20 p.m.Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the...

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Red Sox take commanding 3-1 World Series lead over Dodgers

Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Red Sox emphatically rallied for a...

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AP source: Mets, agent Van Wagenen getting closer to GM deal

NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprising twist to their search for a general manager, the New York Mets were getting closer to...

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Dodgers win Late, Late Late Show, cut Red Sox lead to 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Dozier swung bananas from a rope over the dugout railing.How appropriate. The longest game in World...

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Stuffed on sports: 5 leagues playing in Los Angeles on 1 day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Call it a sports eclipse.All five major U.S. sports leagues will play in Los Angeles on Sunday. According to...

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Wow! Dodgers top Boston in 18th inning, longest Series game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Exhausted yet exhilarated, the Dodgers headed home for a catnap. The Red Sox may well toss and turn thinking...

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Fall classic: Wild trip for Boston infielder Nunez in Game 3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This was a true fall classic for Eduardo Nunez.The Boston third baseman became a one-man blooper reel when...

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Everyday Eovaldi turns in Series performance for the ages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi seemed to have a rubber arm. Maybe that second Tommy John surgery turned him into a bionic...

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Cora, Red Sox in trouble after running through pitchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now Alex Cora's in trouble.Boston's manager went for a commanding lead in the World Series, using David...

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Out of seats, into spotlight, Buehler delivers for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From upper-deck spectator to October ace.Walker Buehler looked nothing like the rookie he is, giving the Los...

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Column: Sox go all in _ and it may come back to haunt them

You would've thought the Boston Red Sox were in a must-win situation.They put everything they had into one of the greatest...

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Dodgers' Machado stands out for lack of hustle again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado's lack of hustle is starting to stand out more than his offense this postseason.The star...

OSU football: Tyron Johnson's playmaking ability shining more regularly

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Dodgers look to even series with Red Sox in Game 4

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West)Los Angeles; Saturday, 8:09 p.m....

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Dodgers bullpen shines after Jansen's mistake in epic Game 3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kenley Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.'s dramatic tying homer in the eighth inning Friday night, the...

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Muncy homer in 18th gives Dodgers win over Red Sox

LOS ANGELES — Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 18th inning and...

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The Latest: Muncy homer in 18th lifts Dodgers past Boston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):12:30 a.m.Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game...

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Max Muncy hits winning homer as Dodgers beat Red Sox 3-2 in 18 innings in longest World Series game ever

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy hits winning homer as Dodgers beat Red Sox 3-2 in 18 innings in longest World Series game ever.

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Bellinger cuts down Kinsler, making up for gaffe on bases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Kinsler headed home, trying to get his 200-pound frame to the plate with the go-ahead run before Cody...

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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has 2nd heel operation

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has undergone heel surgery, the second of two foot operations the team hopes...

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In 2-0 hole, Dodgers turn to rookie Buehler to rescue them

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have seen the future and it's ace-in-the-making Walker Buehler.Except they need him to deliver...

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Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez win Hank Aaron Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Yelich made it to the World Series, just not the way he hoped.The Milwaukee Brewers star accepted...

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MLB Notebook: Benintendi benched to make room for Martinez in Game 3 

Boston benched left fielder Andrew Benintendi to make room for major league RBIs leader J.D. Martinez in the outfield in Game 3...

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Baseball's top minority showcase renamed after Hank Aaron

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball's largest developmental effort for minority players is being renamed after one of the...

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Mookie Betts: "Pretty cool" to be feted for feeding homeless

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts figures he should always use his baseball success to give back to the world.Even in the middle...

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Boston looks to extend series lead to three games over Dodgers

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West)Los Angeles; Friday, 8:09 p.m....

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Martinez powers Red Sox postseason with more than home runs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is fitting that one of the storylines before a World Series game at Dodger Stadium would revolve around...

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Gone Hollywood: Ruben Amaro Jr. ready for 'Goldbergs' cameo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ruben Amaro Jr. had one of the best views in the house of a Boston Red Sox team on the brink of something...

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Blue Jays hire Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo as manager

TORONTO (AP) — Charlie Montoyo, a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays...

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Back by the beach, Dodgers look to get hot in World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Palm trees! Shorts! Sunglasses!While the World Series isn't quite a trip to the beach, the Boston Red Sox...

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Orioles agree to terms with 4 international players

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have a new Machado in the organization after agreeing to minor league contracts with...

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No decision on Martinez in Red Sox lineup; Betts not at 2B

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the Red Sox wait to see whether J.D. Martinez can start Game 3 of the World Series, this much is true:...

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The Latest: Pederson leads off as LA gets lefties in lineup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):6:25 p.m.Joc Pederson will return to the top of the...

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Former Turner Field gets another crack at baseball _ sort of

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Azaria attended a baseball game at Turner Field a few seasons ago.He can't believe what it's become."I...

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Dodgers hope to heat up, literally

No team has overcome a 2-0 World Series deficit in 22 years.

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Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

Though Rocco Baldelli's time as a player was cut short by physical ailments, his career in baseball was only beginning to take...

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Detroit's Coleman, Adduci and Kozma elect free agency

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers reliever Louis Coleman and infielders Jim Adduci and Pete Kozma have elected to become free agents after...

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Darnell Coles resigns as Milwaukee's hitting coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darnell Coles resigned as Milwaukee's hitting coach Thursday and the Brewers fired bullpen coach Lee Tunnell...

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Toronto Blue Jays hire Charlie Montoyo as manager

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays hire Charlie Montoyo as manager.

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Ilitch group mulls creation of sports network in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The Ilitch companies, which include the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, is considering the creation of a regional...

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Column: From National Pastime to National Past-Your-Bedtime

ALLISON PARK, Pa. (AP) — No.No, you can't stay up until past midnight to watch the World Series.No, you can't hide under your...

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Flutie returning to Boston College when Eagles host Miami

Doug Flutie is returning to Boston College this week, along with plenty of his teammates for a celebration that will surely...

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AP sources: Minnesota Twins hiring Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — AP sources: Minnesota Twins hiring Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as manager.

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Fenway Park gave Dodgers cold shoulder, Series shifts to LA

BOSTON (AP) — Fenway Park gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the cold shoulder.No wonder they were California Dreamin' about...

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Dodgers go cold in Boston, then fall behind 2-0 to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — The San Gabriel Mountains shimmering in the distance will be a welcome sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers after...

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Price pitches Red Sox past Dodgers 4-2 for 2-0 Series lead

BOSTON (AP) — From playoff flop to October ace in two legacy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second postseason victory...

Cornelius' glorious game ruined by his last pass

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With a chance to win Bedlam, Cornelius' 2-point conversion pass is low and behind Tylan Wallace, and the Sooners escape with a 48-47 victory

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Red Sox use another two-out rally to down Dodgers

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox made magic with two outs during the American League playoffs.With a World...

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Overmatched: Dodgers' moves don't work, down 2-0 in Series

BOSTON (AP) — Maybe this World Series just isn't in the cards for the Los Angeles Dodgers.Trying to play the matchup game,...

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Price pitches Red Sox past Dodgers for 2-0 World Series lead

David Price pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and major league RBI leader J.D. Martinez broke a fifth-inning tie in...

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The Latest: Boston takes 2-0 World Series lead with 4-2 win

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):11:20 p.m.David Price pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and...

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Manfred: White House visit should not be issue for champs

BOSTON (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't foresee any problems if the World Series winner is invited to visit the...

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Puerto Rico proud: Cardinals star Molina wins Clemente Award

BOSTON (AP) — Many around Major League Baseball rallied to help Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last...

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OKC Dodgers hosting World Series Game 3 watch party

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series and local fans can watch the game on the big...

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Rays agree to $2.61M bonus with Cuban prospect Gaston

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $2.61 million signing bonus with 16-year-old Cuban pitching...

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Aces out: Sale, Kershaw chased early in Series opener

BOSTON (AP) — Aces were out early in the World Series, where four-plus innings for starters is becoming the new norm.The...

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Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys.Andrew Benintendi, J.D....

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At Fenway, another famous wall is the picture of success

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora had an idea before his rookie season as a big league manager: to hang a picture in his clubhouse office...

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Lefties, not left out in Red Sox 8-4 Game 1 World Series win

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn't want his lefties to feel left out.Even as Los Angeles loaded its lineup with...

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Column: Over-managing costs Dodgers in Game 1 of Series

Sometimes, in the pressure cooker of a World Series, a manager gets distracted by all those indecipherable charts and the trove...

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Baseball's best: long nights, strikeouts & pitching changes

BOSTON (AP) — Games averaged 3 hours, 35½ minutes during the playoffs, up 6 minutes from the 2017 postseason and more than a...

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Dodgers' bullpen can't stop bleeding after Kershaw exit

BOSTON (AP) — The first delivery from Ryan Madson was a changeup that bounced past catcher Austin Barnes for a wild pitch,...

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Boston brings 1-0 World Series lead into Game 2 against Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in AL East)Boston; Wednesday, 8:09 p.m....

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The Latest: Red Sox come out swinging, beat Dodgers 8-4

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):12:03 a.m.Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red...

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A lucky few have rare Dodgers-Red Sox 1946 World Series program

Of course, they didn't play that year, it was a phantom series. The St. Louis Cardinals swept Brooklyn in a best-of-three...

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Longtime Giants announcer Hank Greenwald dies at 83

Hank Greenwald spent 16 seasons as the San Francisco Giants play-by-play broadcaster.

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Dodgers Game 2 starter Ryu looking to exorcise road demons

BOSTON (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is used to pitching in big moments and on big stages.Four years before being signed by the Los...

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Mark McGwire won't return as Padres bench coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres manager Andy Green says Mark McGwire won't return as San Diego's bench coach next season in order to...

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Longtime Giants announcer Hank Greenwald dies at 83

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald has died at 83.The Giants say he died Monday...

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Stearns: Brewers will stick by core after NLCS loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Stearns doesn't expect wholesale change for the Milwaukee Brewers after they fell a game short of the...

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'So pumped': Die-hard fans ready for World Series in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — When Nicolas Doherty couldn't get a ticket to watch the Red Sox play in the World Series in 2013, his mom...

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Red Sox-Dodgers in '46 World Series? Not part of the program

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than a century for these clubs to finally meet again in the Fall Classic.They had plenty of stars,...

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Melvin likely would keep Callaway as Mets manager

If hired as general manager of the New York Mets, Doug Melvin likely would keep Mickey Callaway as manager.The former Texas and...

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Ashes, ashes, at every major league ballpark

Jeff Hall set off to spread his brother's ashes at every major league ballpark, and no one was supposed to know about it. That...

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Pedroia, Utley embrace elder role for Red Sox, Dodgers

BOSTON (AP) — Don't look for Dustin Pedroia and Chase Utley to be turning any double plays during this World Series between the...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — This World Series is making history even before it starts.Boston's Alex Cora and Los Angeles' Dave...

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Red Sox happy to be asleep at the ballpark

BOSTON (AP) — Think the Red Sox are asleep at the ballpark? You may be right.Catching some Zzzzs during downtime could help...

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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Sale set for Game 1 of World Series

A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:FENWAY FRESHMANDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch at Fenway Park...

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Numbers game: Ausmus vows to be modern manager for Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — During 18 major league seasons as a catcher and four more as a manager, Brad Ausmus developed a strong...

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Los Angeles meets Boston in Game 1 of the World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in AL East)Boston; Tuesday, 8:09 p.m....

Low turnover numbers not helping OU defense

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NORMAN — Oklahoma defensive lineman Neville Gallimore and linebacker Curtis Bolton treated Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard like a pinball in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Bedlam game. On a fourth-quarter run, Gallimore got the...

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D-backs sign Escobar to 3-year, $21 million contract

PHOENIX (AP) — Eduardo Escobar arrived in Arizona via a midseason trade from Minnesota.He saw enough in two months with the...

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McCarthy eligible to be free agent if he continues career

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who missed the second half of the season with a knee injury, is...

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MLB Notebook: Escobar signs 3-year deal with Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Eduardo Escobar to a three-year, $21 million contract.

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Agent Van Wagenen, Melvin, Bloom are Mets' GM finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Brodie Van Wagenen interviewed Monday to switch sides and become general manager of the New York Mets and...

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The Latest: Barrett picked as umpire crew chief for Series

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):7:40 p.m.Ted Barrett has been picked as the umpire crew chief...

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Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny

BOSTON (AP) — Most players are questioned ahead of their World Series debuts. Manny Machado was cross-examined.October's...

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World Series Game 1 to be cold one for Dodgers, Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Hooting and hollering, Chris Taylor and a couple of Dodgers took aim at the Green Monster. With their arms, not...

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Gutting it out: Game 1 starter Sale pitching for Series ring

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale would rather talk about the ring he can win as a World Series champion instead of the almost certainly...

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World Series: How the Dodgers and Red Sox match up

A position-by-position look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night...

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Former MLB star Dykstra pleads not guilty to threat charge

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Ex-Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra pleaded not guilty Monday to drug and terroristic threat...

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A capsule look at the World Series

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox:___Schedule: (All times EDT) Game...

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Buck's love for baseball strong going into 21st World Series

With the Fall Classic going the full seven games the past two seasons, Joe Buck is preparing for Boston and Los Angeles to go...

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Hail to the Victors: Marlins sign free-agent Cuban brothers

MIAMI (AP) — When newly signed Miami Marlins prospect Victor Victor Mesa was asked Monday how soon he'll be in the major...

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World Series Bark Park: Porcello's pup romps around Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Fresh from his World Series workout, Rick Porcello was far from dog tired.So the Red Sox pitcher took his new...

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Desmond, Flanagan, Graney on Frick Award ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees and Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers broadcaster Connie Desmond is among eight...

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Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them

CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father....

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Kershaw works out in shorts on chilly night at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early look at Fenway Park, working out in shorts in the bullpen ahead of...

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Cora has put players 1st during Red Sox run to World Series

BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Cora was hired to manage the Red Sox a year ago, he knew he wanted to put relationships with his...

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Beloved in Boston, Roberts returns for World Series with LA

As Dave Roberts returns to Boston as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he will be trying to prevent the city that...

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Beloved in Boston, Roberts returns for World Series with LA

BOSTON (AP) — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of "The...

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Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.Manny Ramirez. Pedro...

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Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the...

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Brewers look to bright future after NLCS loss to Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think they're just getting started.Sure looks that way, too.Led by...

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Former infielder David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that...

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Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus their new manager; former Detroit skipper already was in team's front office

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels name Brad Ausmus their new manager; former Detroit skipper already was in team's...

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Cincinnati Reds name David Bell their new manager, give him 3-year contract that includes team option for 2022

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds name David Bell their new manager, give him 3-year contract that includes team option for 2022.

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Taylor doing it all for Dodgers in World Series return

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Taylor is sparking Los Angeles with his bat and his glove, just like old times.Only this October, the...

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Cody Bellinger wins NLCS MVP award for Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series.All it took was a couple of big swings.Bellinger hit a...

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Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather.Then the Los Angeles...

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Brewers' bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long.Those hard-throwing relievers...

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has right knee surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had surgery on his right knee, one day after Houston was eliminated by Boston...

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After grandma's death, Urias helps Dodgers to World Series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julio Urias pitched with a heavy heart in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series, helping the Los Angeles...

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Red Sox favored slightly over Dodgers in World Series

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Boston Red Sox opened as a slight favorite in this city's sports books to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in...

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Cora: MVP favorite Betts could play 2B in World Series

BOSTON (AP) — With a championship at stake, AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.Even if...

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Dodgers beat Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 of NLCS, advance to World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers took Game 7 of the NL Championship Series with a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

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Los Angeles Dodgers advance to face Boston Red Sox in World Series, beating Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 for 23rd NL pennant

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers advance to face Boston Red Sox in World Series, beating Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 for 23rd...

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Dodgers ace Kershaw available in 'pen vs Brewers in Game 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship...

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Dodgers' Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado gestured with hands, appearing to egg on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps...

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Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy.A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a...

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Dodgers and Brewers face off for NL Pennant in Game 7

Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in NL Central)Milwaukee; Saturday, 8:09 p.m....

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Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Jesus Aguilar and the Milwaukee Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to...

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Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has abdominal surgery.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove has had abdominal surgery.Dr. Craig Smith operated in Los Angeles on Friday to...

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Former commish Selig: Baseball determined to cut game times

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig still would like to cut down the time it takes to play a game.The...

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Cora: Sale to start Series opener, Price likely for Game 2

BOSTON (AP) — Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday's World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2,...

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MLB Notebook: Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday...

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Aching Astros miss chance to repeat after ALCS defeat

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching.Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee,...

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Freese leads off for Dodgers with Brewers LHP Miley on mound

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Wade Miley will have to face to a right-handed hitter right away in Game 6 as the Milwaukee...

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New technology only adds to baseball's culture of paranoia

It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system,...

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Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty

DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium after video surfaced...

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson's grin

A look at what's happening around the majors today:FOR REAL THIS TIMEWade Miley is ready for take two. The Brewers left-hander...

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Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale's return

HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned...

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Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World...

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Red Sox ace Sale feeling better, set to start in Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is set to make his next scheduled start for the Boston Red Sox. And now, he knows that will be in the...

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Dodgers look to send Brewers packing in Game 5

Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67, first in NL Central)Milwaukee; Friday, 8:39 p.m....

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Verlander, Astros can't soar into another World Series.

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series.A year after Houston won the...

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JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count.Batting at...

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Boston Red Sox advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-1 to win AL Championship Series in five games

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox advance to World Series, beating Houston Astros 4-1 to win AL Championship Series in five games.

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Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two.And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter...

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Wainwright's contract put on hold until after free agency

Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the...

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Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL...

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Column: Big game and a big decision for Kershaw

Even before he took the mound to twirl a playoff masterpiece, the talk was it could be the last time Clayton Kershaw — who has...

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LEADING OFF: Sale on hold, Astros under scrutiny, NLCS shift

A look at what's happening around the majors today:SALE ON HOLDRed Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak and trying to...

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Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet.Make the catch, Boston wins.If not ... no telling.On this...

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Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship...

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Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico

Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox...

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Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve was sure he'd hit a tying home run for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series....

Former Oklahoma prep star Allonzo Trier returns as a Knicks contributor

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The way Terrance Ferguson remembers it, he was in seventh or eighth grade. He was playing for the best homeschool team in the country, but even he remembers Allonzo Trier. Ferguson was always taller than his peers, already dunking before he hit...

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Boston looks to finish off Houston in Game 5

Boston Red Sox (108-54, first in AL East) vs. Houston Astros (103-59, first in AL West)Houston; Thursday, 8:09 p.m....

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MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated.That's their story, and Major League Baseball...

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Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory...

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After Counsell uses Miley as decoy, Brewers 'pen cracks late

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wade Miley threw just five pitches in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series before Milwaukee manager Craig...

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Kershaw dominant as Dodgers beat Brewers

The Dodgers haven't been in back-to-back World Series since losing to the Yankees in 1977 and '78. They were beaten by Houston...

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Lawsuit says MLB should have acted before 2015 fan death

The lawsuit contends fan deaths at parks should have led MLB to demand all teams have higher guard rails.

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The Latest: Hinch: Sign-stealing 'bigger than 1 team or 2'

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on an MLB investigation of an Astros employee seen taking photos or video near Cleveland's dugout...

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Lawsuit: Braves, MLB should have acted before 2015 fan death

ATLANTA (AP) — In court documents filed this week in a lawsuit following the 2015 death of a fan who fell from the upper deck...

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Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven't missed an opening day...

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Yanks SS Gregorius has Tommy John surgery, return uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow that is expected to keep...

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Houston 3B Bregman moves to leadoff spot for Game 4 of ALCS

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman is in the leadoff spot for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the...

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Dodgers' Machado fined by MLB for kicking Brewers 1B Aguilar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Manny Machado has been fined by Major League Baseball for kicking Milwaukee first baseman Jesus...

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Bellinger hitting leadoff for Dodgers vs Brewers in Game 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday, hours...

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LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw's last turn for LA?

A look at what's happening around the majors today:SPYGATE, THE SEQUELThe Houston Astros might find themselves defending more...