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AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned...

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Next year it's Jeter's chance to join Rivera in the Hall

Mariano Rivera sailed into the Hall of Fame without a single dissenting vote. Next year, it's Derek Jeter's turn — and don't...

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Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks finalize $4.25M, 1-year contract

PHOENIX (AP) — Wilmer Flores endeared himself to New York Mets fans when he got emotional during a game in 2015 after believing...

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Angels, reliever Allen finalize $8.5M, 1-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized a one-year contract for $8.5...

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Orioles hire Long as hitting coach, Brocail for pitchers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have hired Don Long as hitting coach and Doug Brocail as pitching coach under first-year...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant's record for a visiting opponent at...

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No hat logo for Halladay's Hall plaque; Mussina uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) — Roy Halladay won't have a logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque, and Mike Mussina wants some time before...

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To Hall of Famers, baseball has transformed at dizzying pace

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano...

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Lefty Drew Pomeranz agrees to $1.5M, 1-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz is eager to return to his top form from two years ago and forget an injury-shortened year in...

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Ichiro Suzuki agrees to minor league deal with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, paving the way for the 45-year-old to...

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Brewers promote GM Stearns, Schlesinger after big year

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted general manager David Stearns, adding president of baseball operations to...

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AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani's performance

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani's latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried...

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Column: Hall of Fame is becoming a crowded place

Edgar Martinez got in just as his chances were running out, meaning baseball's Hall of Fame will have yet another designated...

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Larry Walker makes strides in HOF vote, but still short

DENVER (AP) — Larry Walker joined the conference call with reporters and quickly announced his arrival."54.6 percent here," the...

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Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

NEW YORK (AP) — This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera.Not Babe Ruth. Not Hank Aaron. Not Cy Young.Not until...

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Tigers agree to minor league contract with Beckham

DETROIT (AP) — Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and was invited to major...

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In his final year Edgar Martinez gets call from Cooperstown

When Edgar Martinez had the most famous swing of his career — "The Double" as it's known by in the Pacific Northwest — he was...

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Nick Markakis stays with Braves for $6 million deal

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star outfielder Nick Markakis took a significant pay cut to remain with the Atlanta Braves, even coming off...

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The Latest: Interstate 70 in Colorado reopens after storm

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local):5:30 p.m.Transportation officials have reopened a...

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AP source: Rangers, Cabrera agree to $3.5M, 1-year deal

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Rangers have found a veteran to play third base after the retirement of Adrian Beltre.Free agent...

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Starter Sonny Gray know about Reds' history and ballpark

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sonny Gray knows what he's getting into even before he arrives in Cincinnati.His father tried out for the...

Can Murray make height critics wrong again?

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Murray once thought big-time college football might be unattainable; maybe he thought the same of the NFL

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Insurance giant takes over naming rights for Brewers stadium

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The home of the Milwaukee Brewers will no longer be known as Miller Park after next year.American Family...

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Athletics claim RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have claimed right-hander Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles...

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OKC Dodgers serving Dodger Dogs to working federal employees at Will Rogers World Airport

The Oklahoma City Dodgers are delivering their famous Dodger Dogs as part of meals served to federal employees working at Will...

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Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing...

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Blowing snow in Colorado closes schools, highway stretches

DENVER (AP) — Blowing snow and icy roads in suburban Denver and other parts of eastern Colorado have closed schools and shut...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NBALOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as...

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NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency.The defensive end,...

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Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood...

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Molina rehabs from knee surgery, plans to play in mid-March

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina plans to begin playing spring training games in mid-March as he recovers from...

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NFL to play 4 games in London next season, 1 in Mexico City

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new...

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Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a...

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Fussin' and feudin': Cards, Cubs stoke rivalry, trade barbs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — To St. Louis pitcher John Brebbia, this fussin' and feudin' between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is a...

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Epstein thinks Maddon will stay with Cubs past this season

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Maddon's future is a big question hovering over the Chicago Cubs heading into the season.President of...

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Quarterbacks especially excel as first-round picks

NFL first-round picks generally fare better than baseball first-round picks

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Cubs to launch their own sports network

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are launching their own sports network.President of business operations Crane Kenney said the...

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Cards hope a healthy Miller reverses recent relief trend

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals hope a healthy Andrew Miller can help reverse their recent luck with new...

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Cubs 3B Bryant healthy again after last year's shoulder woes

CHICAGO (AP) — If Kris Bryant knows anything about where Bryce Harper is going in free agency, he is staying quiet for the...

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Russell getting "conditional second chance" with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell's future with the Chicago Cubs is a tentative proposition.President of baseball operations Theo...

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Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia can earn up to $6 million as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay...

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Reds, Braves minor leaguers suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Nate Scantlin has been suspended for 50 games and Atlanta pitcher Carlos Caminero for 25...

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AP source: Angels, Allen agree to $8.5M, 1-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to...

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Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't sound so sure anymore that he will visit the White House for the...

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AP source: Ottavino, Yankees agree to $27M, 3-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are...

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Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane...

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Lowrie can earn bonus with Mets for 550 plate appearances

NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie can earn a $500,000 performance bonus during each season of his deal with the New York Mets if he...

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Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports...

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AP source: Diamondbacks sign Wilmer Flores to 1-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with former New York Mets infielder...

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Former Rangers closer Tolleson retires after rehab setback

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson has retired after a setback in the former closer's attempted...

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Royals pitcher Skoglund given 80-game drug suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund was suspended Monday for the season's first 80 games after testing...

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Yanks newcomer LeMahieu on his role: 'Bring a lot of gloves'

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is putting away his mittens and packing more mitts.A star second baseman for Colorado, LeMahieu is...

How the Sooners have moved on from the Trae Young show

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A year ago, Austin hosted ESPN’s College GameDay when the Sooners were in town. Trae Young and then No. 12 OU were shaping the college basketball narrative, and altering college basketball broadcasts.

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Mets newcomer Lowrie ready to play all over the diamond

NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie would rather talk about wine than whine.The infielder visited Citi Field on Wednesday after...

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Phillies hire infield coach and first base coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have finalized their coaching staff by hiring infield coach Bobby Dickerson and first base...

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Dodgers name Travis Barbary new OKC manager

Travis Barbary has spent a quarter of a century with the Los Angeles Dodgers in various roles. Now, he’s tasked with leading...

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Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home.The...

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FIU says Miami game on Orange Bowl site will be 'magic'

MIAMI (AP) — For FIU and Miami, playing on the site of the old Orange Bowl will be nostalgic.For the Miami Marlins, the game...

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Twins trade reliever Curtiss to Angels for minor leaguer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder...

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Shepard taking over play-by-play for Tigers' TV broadcasts

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Shepard is taking over as play-by-play announcer of the Detroit Tigers on their Fox Sports Detroit...

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Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

John Wetteland was the Most Valuable Player of the 1996 World Series when he was with the New York Yankees. He's also been...

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Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

DENTON, Texas (AP) — John Wetteland, a former All-Star and World Series MVP, has been charged in Texas with continuous sex...

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Dozier signs with Nationals, hopes to make postseason run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier turned down a more lucrative deal to join what he hopes is a playoff team with the Nationals.The...

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Giants hire pitching analyst to aid with training efforts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have hired pitching analyst Matt Daniels to join the staff of new president of...

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Yasmani Grandal chose Brewers for family and chance to win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Asked why he agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee rather than multiyear offers from other teams, catcher...

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Former MLB All-Star Mickey Tettleton joins Oklahoma Christian staff

Former MLB All-Star Mickey Tettleton is back at the collegiate level. He was named an assistant baseball coach at Oklahoma...

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Longtime Pirates broadcaster Blass to retire after 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steve Blass' 60th season with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be his last in the broadcast booth.The former...

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Yasmani Grandal, Brewers finalize $18.25M, 1-year contract

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized an $18.25 million, one-year contract.The...

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Infielder DJ LeMahieu, Yankees finalize $24M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million, two-year...

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Kyler Murray declares for draft, could 'follow heart to the NFL'

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray declared for the draft, but his choice between baseball and football is not set in stone....

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Twins complete $1.8M deal with ex-Angels closer Blake Parker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake...

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Garcia, Rays agree to terms of 1-year contract

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that would pay...

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Sooners QB, A's pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared...

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Former ace, longtime pitching coach Stottlemyre dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Stottlemyre made his mark on the mound: He started Game 7 of the World Series, earned five championship...

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Giant keep lefty Derek Holland with $7M, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that...

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Dozier's deal with Nationals includes $2M in deferred money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier's $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2...

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AP Source: A's, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner...

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Is Murray trying to extract more money from the Athletics?

First-round draft picks in baseball are no sure thing; first-round draft picks in the NFL have a much better success rate

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Padres' Wil Myers moving from 3B back to the outfield

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers said Saturday he's moving back to the rebuilding Padres' crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego...

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Cardinals avoid arbitration with Wacha, Ozuna and Leone

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.35 million contract, a...

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Tigers reach $9.95 million deal with Castellanos for 2019

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Nicholas Castellanos, agreeing on a $9.95 million deal with the...

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Twins reach 1-year deals with 8 players to avoid arbitration

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario were among eight Minnesota Twins players who avoided...

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Rays agree to terms with C Zunino, INF Duffy, RHP Roe

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Mike Zunino, third baseman Matt Duffy and relief pitcher Chaz Roe have agreed to one-year...

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AL MVP Betts agrees to $20 million, 1-year deal with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts keeps putting up big numbers.The AL MVP and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox agreed to a $20...

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D-backs avoid arbitration with Ahmed, Peralta, 7 others

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players, leaving...

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Phillies avoid arbitration with six players, not Aaron Nola

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with six players, including second baseman Cesar...

OSU football: Cowboys have top offensive coordinator candidate already on campus

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Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn is bright and talented. He should be at the top of the list of candidates to be the Cowboys' next offensive coordinator. He has something no one else does -- eight years in this system.

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Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise

CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a...

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Betts, deGrom, Davis get big-money deals, avoid arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis...

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Brewers reach $5,125,000 deal with Knebel for 2019

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $5,125,000 deal for 2019 with reliever Corey Knebel.The Brewers avoided...

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Reds agree with newly acquired Puig on $9.7 million contract

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with Yasiel Puig, agreeing with the newly acquired outfielder on a...

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Arenado seeks $30 million in arbitration with Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Four-time All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado asked for $30 million in salary arbitration Friday, while the...

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Angels reach deals with last 6 arbitration-eligible players

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have reached one-year contract agreements with all six of their remaining...

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Martin headed back to Dodgers in trade with Blue Jays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers.He's pining for a World Series...

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Marlins, Realmuto avoid arbitration with $5.9 million deal

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the All-Star...

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AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year...

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Slugger Davis, A's reach agreement on $16.5M, 1-yr deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics slugger Khris Davis is getting a $6 million raise after leading the majors in home runs last...

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Mariners reach 1-year deal with Elias to avoid arbitration

SEATTLE (AP) — Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $910,000.The...

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Mets, deGrom agree to $17 million, 1-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a...

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Lindor, Indians reach deal for $10.55M; Bauer swaps figures

CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians have reached agreement at $10.55 million for a...

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Astros agree to deals with 7 players, but not Cole or Correa

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with seven of their arbitration-eligible players, but star shortstop...

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Orioles agree to contracts with Bundy, Givens, Villar

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have avoided arbitration with three players, agreeing to one-year contracts with...

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Nationals avoid arbitration with Rendon, Turner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with two star infielders, reaching an $18.8 million deal with...

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White Sox, Abreu agree to $16 million, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $16 million, one-year contract, avoiding...

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Braves avoid arbitration with Foltynewicz, 6 others

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have agreed to a $5,475,000, one-year deal with Mike Foltynewicz, avoiding arbitration with the...

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Rangers agree to 1-year deals with Mazara, DeShields

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year contracts with Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields, avoiding...

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Indians' Martin feels blessed to be alive after health scare

CLEVELAND (AP) — Leonys Martin feels blessed to be alive after recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection last...

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Tigers' minor leaguer Soto suspended 20 games

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league pitcher Gregory Soto has been suspended 20 games without pay by Major League Baseball under...

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Padres agree to deals with Yates, Hedges, Erlin

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres agreed to one-year contracts with their three remaining arbitration-eligible players: closer Kirby...

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Rangers OFs Mazara, DeShields avoid arbitration with deals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have avoided arbitration with outfielders Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields by...

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Pirates avoid arbitration with OF Dickerson, reliever Kela

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Keone Kela,...

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Lefty reliever Will Smith reaches one-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants left-hander Will Smith reached agreement Friday on a $4,225,000 contract with the San Francisco...

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Britton prefers setup role on Yanks than to close elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton preferred to be a setup man for Aroldis Chapman on the New York Yankees rather than close for a...

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Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training after arthroscopic surgery to...

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AP source: Phelps strikes $2.5M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander David Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal...

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Travis Jankowski, Padres agree to deal worth $1,165,000

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Travis Jankowski and the San Diego Padres agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,165,000, a raise...

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John Ryan Murphy, D-Backs reach $900,000, 1-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher John Ryan Murphy and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract, a raise from his...

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Steve Wright, Red Sox agree to $1,375,000, 1-year contract

BOSTON (AP) — Knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract for $1,375,000, a raise of...

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Casali agrees to $950,000, 1-year deal with Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Catcher Curt Casali and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $950,000, one-year contract that avoided salary...

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Ramirez, Tropeano agree to Angels deals, avoid arbitration

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Angels agreed to one-year contracts with right-handers JC Ramirez and Nicholas Tropeano that avoided...

Riley most adamant yet about sticking with the Sooners

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The NFL is intrigued with Riley, but he's showing no signs of interest in pro football, even after a 45-34 loss to Alabama

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Cory Gearrin, Tim Beckham agree to deals with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Cory Gearrin agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners and infielder...

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Phillies agree on 1-year deals with pitchers Neris, Eickhoff

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with a pair of right-handed pitchers, agreeing to one-year...

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AP source: 2B Dozier, Nationals agree to $9M, 1-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier found his latest team — and the Washington Nationals found a temporary solution at second...

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Greg Bird, Yankees agree to $1.2 million, 1-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Oft-injured first baseman Greg Bird and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $1.2 million, one-year contract...

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Shane Green, Tigers agree to $4M deal, avoid arbitration

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have avoided arbitration with reliever Shane Greene, agreeing to a $4 million, one-year contract with...

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AP source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract, a person...

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SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday...

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Outfielder Jon Jay, White Sox finalize $4M, 1-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Jay sees the rebuilding Chicago White Sox poised for big things with promising young players. He's looking...

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Buchter, Athletics agree to $1.4 million, 1-year contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Ryan Buchter and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year...

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Luis Avilan agrees to minor league contract with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-handed reliever Luis Avilan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and will report...

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Arbitrator rules for Braves in Carter Stewart grievance

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator has denied a grievance filed by the Major League Baseball Players Association on behalf of Carter...

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Billy Joel to hold 1st concert at Camden Yards this summer

BALTIMORE (AP) — Singer Billy Joel will perform at Camden Yards this summer, the first concert to be held at the Orioles' home...

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Giants changing ballpark name to Oracle Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are changing the name of their ballpark again.The stadium will now be known as...

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AP source: Grandal, Brewers agree to $18.25M, 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person...

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Shelby Miller's $2M deal with Rangers could expand to $5M

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Shelby Miller signed a $2 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on...

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AP Source: Ackley returning to Mariners on minor-league deal

SEATTLE (AP) — Former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a minor-league deal after...

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White Sox, All-Star Herrera finalize $18M, 2-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) — Kelvin Herrera helped the Kansas City Royals build to a World Series championship. He sees similar potential...

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Mets' d'Arnaud gets $40,000 raise after missing most of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Travis d'Arnaud got a $40,000 raise from the New York Mets to $3,515,000 despite missing nearly all of...

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Orioles-Yanks, Mets-Nats start MLB's regular opening day

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees host Baltimore and Washington is at home against the New York Mets on March 28, the first...

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Indians agree with new catcher Kevin Plawecki at $1,137,500

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians avoided salary arbitration with new catcher Kevin Plawecki, who agreed to a one-year contract for...

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APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls dropped for 1st time since 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million...

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Ex-Cardinal Duncan leaves radio to focus on cancer fight

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Chris Duncan is stepping down from his radio career to focus on his battle...

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Plans for a soccer stadium scrapped by Chicago developers

CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of the Chicago Cubs has pulled out of plans to invest in a United Soccer League team after developers...

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White Sox, All-Star Herrera finalize $18M, 2-year contract

The two-time All-Star reliever and the White Sox finalized an $18 million, two-year contract on Tuesday.

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Dodgers acquire pitcher Jaime Schultz from Tampa Bay Rays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jaime Schultz from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league...

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Hector Santiago agrees to minor league contract with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Hector Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets.Santiago would get a...

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Yankees' CC Sabathia cleared to resume baseball activities

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been cleared to resume working out, including baseball activities.The...

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David Wright to become New York Mets special adviser

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets captain David Wright is becoming a special adviser to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon...

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Oklahoma scene: AJ Hinch to speak at OC baseball banquet

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch will be Friday's guest speaker. Hinch, a Midwest City native, led the Astros to the 2017 World...

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Long and short of it: Tulowitzki happy if Yanks add Machado

NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki would be happy if the New York Yankees add Manny Machado to their infield, even if the move...

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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch to speak at Oklahoma Christian banquet

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch will be the guest speaker at Oklahoma Christian’s annual baseball banquet Friday night in the...

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Indians get catching help, acquire Plawecki from Mets

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard.After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and...

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Astros trade Davis to Mets for prospects

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have traded infielder J.D. Davis and a prospect to the New York Mets for three minor...

OSU pursuing improvement through ShotTracker system

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Over the summer, OSU added the ShotTracker system to its auxiliary gym, which the team uses every other practice. With the aid of sensors in the ceiling, small trackers attached to players’ shoes and chargeable basketballs, the Cowboys’ movements...

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AP source: Britton, Yankees agree to $39M, 3-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, a deal that...

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Giants acquire utility player Valera from Orioles for cash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants have acquired switch-hitting infielder and outfielder Breyvic Valera from the Baltimore Orioles...

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Mets get Broxton from Brewers for depth behind Lagares in CF

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, giving them a center...

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Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John...

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Rangers get former manager's son on waiver claim from Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell on a waiver claim from the Los...

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Spangenberg, Brewers finalize $1.2M, 1-year contract

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infielder Cory Spangenberg and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract that pays $1.2 million...

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Orioles claim RHP Brice off waivers from Angels

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed right-handed reliever Austin Brice off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on...

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Rays acquire Drake from Twins for $70,000

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed reliever Oliver Drake from the Toronto Blue Jays for...

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Rays trimming capacity at Tropicana Field by more than 5,000

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are trimming capacity of Tropicana Field by more than 5,000 seats as part of...

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Mets sign RHP Caminero and OF Liriano to minor league deals

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have signed reliever Arquimedes Caminero and outfielder Rymer Liriano to minor league contracts,...

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Murray to be running back coach at Arizona

He will be rejoining Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin, who was one of his recruiters and coaches at OU.

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Mariners unique approach lands LHP Yusei Kikuchi in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras, pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for...

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Robertson, Phillies agree to $23 million, 2-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Robertson got himself a new deal in a new pair of pinstripes.The 33-year-old right-handed reliever...

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Indians sign free agent RHP Justin Grimm to minor deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to rebuild their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians signed free agent right-hander Justin Grimm to a...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLSEATTLE (AP) — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized a four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that...

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Yusei Kikuchi finalizes $56M, 4-year contract with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that guarantees...

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Dodgers to send Reds $7M on Sept. 15 as part of trade

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Cincinnati $7 million on Sept. 15 as part of the seven-player trade that...

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Joakim Soria gets closer bonuses in deal with Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Joakim Soria gets $6.5 million this year and $8.5 million in 2020 as part of his $15...

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Anibal Sanchez deal with Nats includes bonuses for starts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anibal Sanchez can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses for starts in each of the next two seasons as...

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Charlie Morton could earn $45M over 3 years with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star right-hander Charlie Morton could earn $45 million over three seasons with the Tampa Bay...

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Padres to pay Blue Jays $1.5M in Clayton Richard trade

TORONTO (AP) — The San Diego Padres will pay Toronto $1.5 million on Aug. 15 as part of last weekend's trade that sent...

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Lucroy can earn up to $4,525,000 with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Catcher Jonathan Lucroy would earn $4,525,000 under his deal with the Los Angeles Angels if he makes 135...

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Cubs add Loretta, Tewksbury to coaching staff

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have hired former All-Star infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach and pitcher Bob...

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Twins sign Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found...

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Sports betting may seem easy. It's not. Here's why

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wanna bet on sports?First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you.Seven...

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AP source: Tulowitzki agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with...

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Ode to Sports: Bosox, Bama rise; gymnasts stand tall

No more timeouts, see off the year,Offer a toast and close the showWith champagne flutes or cans of beer —2018 ... time to let...

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Sports mourns 1960s touchstones: Mikita, Taylor, McCovey

They were touchstones of sports in the 1960s, and sports lost three of the best in 2018: Stan Mikita, the embodiment of...

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Most memorable games of 2018 required working overtime

This was a year when many of the most memorable games required working overtime.There was Alabama's sudden victory in the...

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Dives, buzzer-beaters and kicks: 2018's AP Plays of the Year

This was a year of moments.Justify won the Triple Crown. The U.S. beat Canada in a shootout for gold in women's hockey at the...

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Blue Jays acquire left-hander Richard from Padres

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard and cash considerations from the San Diego...

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Decision time for Murray: Football, baseball or both?

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray had it all working: pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to...

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Veteran catcher Lucroy finalizes 1-year deal with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy has finalized a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.The team...

Thunder defense a no-show against Lakers

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Billy Donovan says it's his fault. He told the Thunder it needed to be better on offense. Mission accomplished. But be careful what you wish for. The Thunder indeed is scoring with more frequency. But it apparently has come at the cost of...

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Mariners' letter explains reasons behind firing of Martin

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say they fired high-performance director Lorena Martin this season in part because she...

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AP source: Angels fill void at catcher with Jonathan Lucroy

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says catcher Jonathan Lucroy has agreed to join the Los Angeles...

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RHP Shoemaker agrees to 1-year deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Free-agent pitcher Matt Shoemaker has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue...

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Nationals again boost rotation, agree to deal with Sanchez

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anibal Sanchez has a new team and his same catcher.The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year,...

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Kyler, Tua and 'Generation Z' QBs take over college football

Trent Dilfer has been head coach for the national high school quarterback competition known as Elite 11 since 2011, and even in...

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Athletics bring back righty Fiers on 2-year, $14M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Free agent right-hander Mike Fiers agreed to a two-year contract worth more than $14 million to stay...

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Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP's top 10 sports stories

A list of the top 10 sports stories of 2018, as voted on by Associated Press members and editors:1. Sports doctor Larry Nassar...

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Cubs sign injured Graveman to 1-year deal with 2020 option

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have signed injured right-hander Kendall Graveman to a one-year contract with an option for the...

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Raiders prepare for possible final game ever in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knows what outsiders think about the run-down Oakland Coliseum with the infield dirt for...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

GYMNASTICSDETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the...

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Red Sox agree to 1-year deal with RHP Hembree

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Heath Hembree, avoiding salary...

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New Dodger Kelly eager for return to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Kelly helped the Boston Red Sox win a World Series title. His next goal is to try to win one for the...

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Mets agree to minor league deal with OF Blanco

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Gregor Blanco that includes an...

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Brewers OF Domingo Santana traded to Seattle for Ben Gamel

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for...

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Rangers trade Profar to A's in 3-team deal involving Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday in a three-team deal that...

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Sabathia had heart blockage that required stent inserted

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander CC Sabathia had a stent inserted after a blockage was found in an artery from his heart, and the...

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Dodgers send Puig, Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of outfielders. With one attention-getting deal, they reshaped their...

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APNewsBreak: Average MLB salary down for 1st time since '04

The average major league salary dropped this year for the first time since 2004 and for only the fourth time since...

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Rockies bring in Daniel Murphy to play 1st base

DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base.As for taking...

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Cardinals reach $25M, 2-year deal with Andrew Miller

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a...

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Raiders show 'interest' in playing in San Francisco in 2019

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have had talks with the San Francisco Giants about playing home games at AT&T Park...

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Harvey officially agrees to 1-year deal with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have officially agreed to a one-year deal with pitcher Matt Harvey.The deal...

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Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Hernandez

SEATTLE (AP) — A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners' former high-performance director alleges she went...

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Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte gets 1-year contract from Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.Venditte made...

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AP source: Daniel Murphy, Rockies agree to $24M, 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting...

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Padres sign Kinsler to $8 million deal, DFA Richard

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kinsler finalized an $8 million, two-year contract Thursday with the San Diego Padres, who cleared space...

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Lefty reliever Rosscup agrees to 1-year with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a one-year contract that pays $610,000 in...

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Angels agree to $9M, 1-year deal with pitcher Trevor Cahill

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have added to their pitching staff, agreeing to a $9 million, one-year deal with...

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Happ would like to see Machado join him on Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's staying with the New York Yankees, J.A. Happ would like to see Manny Machado join him in the...

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Cubs reach contract extension with radio's Pat Hughes

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Entercom announced a multiyear contract extension to radio play-by-play announcer Pat...

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Astros' Smith out 6-8 months after rupturing Achilles tendon

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros reliever Joe Smith had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon and will be out six-to-eight...

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Diamondbacks bring back Joe Garagiola Jr.

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Garagiola Jr. is returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks.Garagiola, one of the architects of the 2001 World...

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MLB, union, Cuba reach deal for players to sign

HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will...

OSU basketball: Mitchell Solomon enjoying new view of program

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Former Oklahoma State forward Mitchell Solomon remains on campus finishing his degree. The play of his career, a dive to the floor against Oklahoma star Trae Young, should get plenty of play during Wednesday's 8 p.m. Bedlam game.

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Cody Anderson, Indians agree at $641,250, avoid arbitration

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians right-hander Cody Anderson has avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for...

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Defection ordeals may be a thing of the past for Cuban stars

The next generation of Cuban baseball stars may have a much easier time reaching the major leagues.Cubans can sign under rules...

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Michael Brantley, Astros finalize $32M, 2-year contract

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have long admired Michael Brantley's game from afar.They're ready to appreciate it up...

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APNewsBreak: Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators from opposing parties is proposing that the federal government take back...

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Major League Baseball, its players and Cuba strike deal allowing Cubans to sign with big league teams without defecting

HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players and Cuba strike deal allowing Cubans to sign with big league teams without...

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McCann finalizes $2.5 million, 1-year deal with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher James McCann and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract.Chicago...

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Mariners sign 25-year naming rights deal with T-Mobile

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will play at T-Mobile Park beginning next year under a new 25-year naming rights deal.The...

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Mercer the latest quiet addition for busy Detroit Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Jordy Mercer found out quickly that the Tigers had him on their radar."They were one of the first clubs that we...

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Rays to St. Pete: We're finished looking elsewhere, for now

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays officials say they're dropping a bid to build a stadium in Tampa and remain mum on...

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AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, returning to the team...

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Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with Adams

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Adams is returning to a Nationals team he believes is better than the one he was traded from and has the...

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Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only time Lance Lynn has pitched in the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers was as a rookie in 2011,...

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K-State forward could miss eight weeks

Dean Wade, the preseason Big 12 player of the year, was injured in Saturday's win over Georgia State.

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Longtime star Beltran joins Yankees as special adviser

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime star Carlos Beltran has joined the New York Yankees as a special adviser.His hiring came shortly...

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Twins to retire Mauer's No 7 jersey next season

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, making a swift move to honor the...

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Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract for next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a split contract for next season on Tuesday, giving them...

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Andrew McCutchen eager to play in hitter friendly ballpark

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen returned to his home state to join his third team in less than 12 months, intent on...

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Ramos had grip on Mets from first handshake

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Ramos had a grip on the New York Mets from the moment he walked into their winter meetings suite in Las...

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Daniel Descalso, Cubs agree to $5M, 2-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Daniel Descalso and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract that includes a...

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Chris Park leaving job as an MLB EVP for esports company

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Park is leaving his job as an executive vice president in the baseball commissioner's office at the end...

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AP source: Astros agree to 2-year deal with Michael Brantley

HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year...

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Familia preferred to return to Mets, who also add OF Davis

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia would rather be a setup man for the New York Mets than a closer for someone else.Familia had 123...

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APNewsBreak: Sabathia gets $500,000 bonus despite ejection

NEW YORK (AP) — Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia.The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus,...

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Dodgers announcer Steiner gets contract extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have agreed to a contract extension with play-by-play announcer Charley Steiner, who will work a...

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'Up and coming star' Hyde settles in as Orioles manager

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sitting side by side in the auxiliary clubhouse at Camden Yards, Orioles general manager Mike Elias and new...

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Jordan Lyles, Pirates finalize $2.05M, 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Jordan Lyles and the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract.The...

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Rangers re-sign Bush on minor league deal amid elbow rehab

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are bringing back reliever Matt Bush with a minor league contract as the right-hander...

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Indians complete trade with Nats, get minor league infielder

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio from Washington to complete the trade that sent All-Star...

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Lefty JA Happ, Yankees finalize $34 million, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander J.A. Happ and the New York Yankees have finalized a $34 million, two-year contract.Happ gets $17...

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AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos,...

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Correction: White Sox-Indians Trade story

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso's trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported...

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Correction: Indians-White Sox Trade story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about Yonder Alonso's trade to the Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported...

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AP Source: Nationals have agreement in principle with Adams

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent first baseman Matt Adams has an agreement to return to the Washington Nationals, pending a...

Thunder’s defense springing leaks, but not unsalvageable

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The Thunder has faced adversity this season, but its defense has never been as strained as the last two weeks.

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Free agent Justin Bour, Angels finalize $2.5M deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — First baseman Justin Bour and the Angels have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract, giving Los...

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APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston should be happy to pay this tax bill.The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 in luxury tax for...

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A's Chapman has shoulder surgery, 2nd operation of offseason

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman had surgery Friday on his left shoulder, his second...

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Injured pitcher Nelson agrees to $3.7M deal with Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Right-hander Jimmy Nelson agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers after missing...

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Jordy Mercer, Tigers finalize $5.25 million, 1-year contract

DETROIT (AP) — Shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract agreed to at the...

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Familia, Mets finalize $30 million, 3-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia and the Mets finalized a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, bringing the reliever back...

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Cardinals 1st-round draft pick suspended for drug of abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft pick Griffin Roberts has been suspended 50 games after testing positive...

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Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his experience as Cubs bench...

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AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox answered one of their offseason questions on Friday, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year...

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Joan Steinbrenner, wife late George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83.The...

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Red Sox-Yankees to open with night game in London

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball's first...

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N. Carolina teacher, MLB player's daughter dies after drill

HERTFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a fifth-grade teacher who was also the daughter of baseball star Jim...

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Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leading by two late in the third period, the Nashville Predators nearly let this one get away.Colton...

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Baseball or football? A guide for Kyler Murray's decision

Kyler Murray, in the last two weeks, has led Oklahoma to a College Football Playoff berth, won the Heisman Trophy and rivaled...

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AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reliever Joe Kelly agreed Thursday to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a...

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Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in a hospital, making a trade from a bed.Cleveland...

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Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulls off trade from hospital bed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was released from a hospital Thursday, hours after completing a...

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Alex Dickerson agrees to minor league deal with Padres

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outfielder Alex Dickerson, who hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2016 because of two major injuries...

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Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis.Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue...

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Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

Star hitters Edwin Encarnacion of Cleveland and Carlos Santana of Seattle were dealt for each other Thursday, part of a...

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Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more...

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AP source: Righty Lance Lynn, Rangers reach three-year deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year...

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Brewers get durable lefty reliever Claudio from Rangers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have added another reliever to their strong bullpen, getting durable left-hander Alex...

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Free agent reliever Familia reaches deal to return to Mets

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys...

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Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York...

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The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local):10:57 a.m.A person with direct...

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Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Canseco (kan-SAY'-koh) is ready to take a swing at politics.The former major league slugger has made his...

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Rockies hire hitting coach Magadan after bad year at plate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have hired Dave Magadan as their hitting coach after finishing with the lowest batting...

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Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue...

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Scott Boras’ latest on Oklahoma quarterback and A's prospect Kyler Murray sounds complicated

Scott Boras’s latest updated on Kyler Murray’s chances of playing for the A’s was a bit murky. Throughout the past couple of...

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AP source: Free agent first baseman Bour, Angels reach deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Justin Bour is set to bring the Los Angeles Angels key depth they need until stars Albert Pujols and Shohei...

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McCutchen, Phillies finalize $50M, 3-year deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized a back-loaded $50 million,...

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The Latest: Free agent 1B Justin Bour headed to Angels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local):6:10p.m.A person with direct knowledge...

The best and worst of Alabama Hurts at Alabama

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Unlike Oklahoma’s two other recent transfer quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts has had plenty of success in college before moving on to the Sooners, going 26-2 as a starter.

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A trade of Tanners: Nats send Roark to Reds for Rainey

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tanner Roark figured he would be pitching in Washington's star-studded rotation next year alongside Max...

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Tigers won't rush back Miguel Cabrera after biceps surgery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera might play only a game or two each week at the start of spring training...

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AP source: Charlie Morton, Rays agree on $30M, 2-yr deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are perfectly comfortable putting relief pitchers on the mound to begin games. But the...

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Red Sox, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez reach minor league deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a minor league...

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AP source: Jordy Mercer, Tigers agree to $5.25M, 1-year deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a...

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Al Helfer, radio pioneer, wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the "Mutual Game of the Day" in the 1950s, has won the Ford C....

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Schilling criticizes Ocasio-Cortez, provoking Cicilline

BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has gone after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, drawing the...

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Stars & Stripes Team USA launches all-American cup challenge

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted as a challenger for the 2021 America's Cup, promising to have an...

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McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard...

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Column: It's time for baseball's shift to go

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer.It's not...

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Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt's move to St Louis, Cubs not

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he...

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Red Sox moving AL MVP Betts from leadoff to second slot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here along the Strip, the Boston Red Sox are placing their bets on a new leadoff man.AL MVP Mookie Betts will...

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Cubs' Maddon studying 'Managing Millennials for Dummies'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is "Managing Millennials for Dummies."The...

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Royals, Hamilton finalize $5.25M contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday...

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Pujols, Ohtani make progress from season-ending surgeries

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has been cleared to do extensive upper body work and also has begun...

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Callaway says it's OK for Cano not to run out grounders

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Half a loaf is better than none for New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway when it comes to Robinson Cano.New...

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Rays reopen ballpark site search; opening delayed until 2024

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rays owner Stuart Sternberg will reopen the site search for a new ballpark after concluding plans for a...

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Heisman winner Murray thrills A's, except when he scrambles

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe.They definitely don't want their prized baseball...

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Herrmann, Athletics agree to $1 million, 1-year contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and catcher Chris Herrmann have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.General...

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Pitcher Ivan Nova acquired by White Sox from Pirates

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Right-hander Ivan Nova was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday for minor...

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Troy Tulowitzki released by Blue Jays, owed $38 million

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for...

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Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll in majors

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The champion Boston Red Sox aren't looking to cut the biggest payroll in the big leagues.After exceeding all...

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The Latest: Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local):4:04 p.m.The big-budget Boston Red Sox...

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Mariners move ahead after flurry of trades, roster overhaul

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais hopes his team can find success rebuilding with youth much the way the AL West...

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ESPN signs Jessica Mendoza to multiyear extension

Jessica Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season.Mendoza signed a multiyear...

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AP source: McCutchen, Phillies agree to $50M, 3-year deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year...

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Jayson Stark wins Hall of Fame's Spink Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayson Stark, acclaimed for mixing humor with impeccable knowledge during more than four decades of...

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Dutch pitcher in hospital after hiking incident in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Netherlands international pitcher Loek van Mil is in a Canberra hospital with serious head injuries...

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Shaquille O'Neal bringing Shaq's Fun House to Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better."I've been to...

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Baines shocked by Hall of Fame vote

Harold Baines never drew more than 6.1 percent in five elections by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, far from the...

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Posey could be limited early, should return to 100 percent

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Buster Posey's recovery from right hip surgery might limit how much the San Francisco All-Star catches during...

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D-Backs' Rawitch wins Fishel award for MLB public relations

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Rawitch of the Arizona Diamondbacks has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in...

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New lease for M's approved; ballpark likely gets new name

SEATTLE (AP) — A 25-year lease for the Seattle Mariners to remain at their ballpark and related agreements have been approved...

OSU football: Enoch Smith Jr. finds his inspiration in his younger brother, Trey

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Oklahoma State defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr. will play his final game as a Cowboy in the Liberty Bowl

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King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are...

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The Latest: Rangers claim INF Asuaje off waivers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local):5:33 p.m.The Texas Rangers have...

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Column: A puzzling Hall of Fame selection for Baines

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before the weekend there probably wasn't a bookie in this gambling town who would offer any kind of odds on...

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Cashman says Yankees interested in Machado

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he has been talking about Manny Machado with the infielder's...

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Reds claim left-hander Robby Scott off waivers from Boston

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have claimed left-hander Robby Scott off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.The 29-year-old...

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Baines surprised by Hall of Fame election _ many others, too

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines is aware many fans are questioning whether his credentials are Hall of Fame worthy. He's not...

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RHP Tyson Ross, Tigers agree on 1-year deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Tyson Ross and the Detroit Tigers have reached a one-year deal for $5.75 million.The...

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Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started."There were a lot of teams that reached...

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Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year.ESPN announced...

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Kapler intends to be publicly critical of Phillies players

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler intends to be more publicly critical of his players in his second season...

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Braves INF Rio Ruiz claimed off waivers by Orioles

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves infielder Rio Ruiz has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.The 24-year-old Ruiz...

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Rays' Cash will stick with using an opener in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Naturally, Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash was the opening manager to speak at the winter meetings.Cash said Monday the...

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Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't last long

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite cold, drizzly weather, thousands of fans turned out Monday for a downtown parade and rally to celebrate...

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Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted.In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of...