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Polanco's push; Pirates RF ready to shake injury bug in 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The tools are there. They always have been from the moment Gregory Polanco crashed into the big leagues six...

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The Latest: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested...

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Ryan, catcher on Boston's 'Impossible Dream' team, dies

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Ryan, the backup catcher on the Boston Red Sox's 1967 “Impossible Dream” team during a 35-year career in...

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Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rosters

PHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season...

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White Sox top pitching prospect Kopech opts out this year

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech chose Friday not to play this season and the team put...

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Delayed start should help Brewers' Knebel play all season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel believes the pandemic-imposed hiatus will enable him to be ready for...

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Gallo joins Rangers after missed week due to positive test

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star slugger Joey Gallo joined the Texas Rangers for the first time at summer camp Friday after...

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Blue Jays shift Guerrero Jr. across diamond to first base

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are shifting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. across the diamond, moving the slugger to first base...

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No high-fives? No spitting? MLBers adjust in COVID world

CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to hug, high-five and fist bump his players. After all, the...

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Blue Jays player expresses concern about bubble isolation

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw says he's not interested in confining himself to the hotel attached to the...

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Giants star catcher Posey out this year over virus concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants star catcher Buster Posey decided to opt out of the 2020 season Friday out of health concerns for...

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July 111914 — Babe Ruth makes his major league pitching debut for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland, getting the 4-3 victory...

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This Date in Baseball

July 111914 — Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox and received credit for a 4-3 victory over...

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Baseball is back in Japan, and so are fans in the stadiums

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional baseball league opened the delayed season three weeks ago. Now fans are back, too.After...

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The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The California Community College Athletic...

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Angels' Anthony Rendon expects MLB stars to find groove fast

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' new $245 million third baseman mostly spent the first few months of his...

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Healthy Bellinger ready for 'once-in-a-lifetime' season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger is healthy, his mind is right, and he's ready for whatever baseball's shortened 60-game...

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Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last...

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New extra-inning format stirs debate as teams plot strategy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Baseball has its answer to penalty kicks, overtimes and shootouts, and it figures to stir just as much debate...

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Phillies All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto patient on contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto isn’t worried about his contract situation.The All-Star catcher and the Philadelphia Phillies...

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Scrimmage gives Red Sox taste of strange season to come

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers lofted a fly ball to left, and John Andreoli took off in pursuit.It’s a long sprint, because...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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

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Judgment error: Indians' Reyes sorry for not wearing mask

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes' first error this season was in judgment.The Indians' free-swinging slugger and outfielder...

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MLB releases 2021 schedule; all 30 teams to open on April 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on...

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Winds of change? Company looks at weather's effect on ball

CHICAGO (AP) — The wind blowing out at Wrigley Field. The tricky breeze in San Francisco. The heat in Los Angeles.The weather...

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Giants first baseman Brandon Belt sidelined by sore heel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been using a walking boot as he nurses a sore right heel that will...

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Giants return, so do some players, but Padres INF Mateo out

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back...

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New center field backdrop has Dodgers hitters adjusting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were eager to show off $100 million worth of stadium renovations to fans and a...

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The Latest: D-Backs' Guerra returns after negative test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra...

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Healed Twins speedster Byron Buxton: 'I've got no limit'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An array of injuries was largely responsible for the blight on the first five years of Byron Buxton's...

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Kimbrel looking to bounce back after tough debut with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — With just 60 games this season, the Chicago Cubs need Craig Kimbrel to be better than he was last year.Much,...

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Sonny Gray moves to front of Reds' rotation, starts opener

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sonny Gray knows what it's like to start a season opener in front of a crowd, having done it twice with...

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Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Many familiar pregame sights won't be back when baseball and the NBA return later this month. Managers won't exchange lineup...

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Bills hire Sinnarajah as VP of business administration

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Jason Sinnarajah as senior vice president of business administration.From...

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Northwestern moves Wisconsin game from Wrigley to Ryan Field

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern's game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field in Chicago is being moved to...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NFLPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic...

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The Nashville Stars could be MLB's next team – and baseball's first Black-owned club

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has more power than anyone in baseball, but he can’t unilaterally implement...

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Column: Rolling the dice against a virus that usually wins

There’s plenty of activity outside ballparks on both sides of the country, with people lining up by the hundreds in nervous...

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Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before...

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Yanks' Cole learns safety-protocol lesson in 1st intrasquad

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole couldn't have expected the New York Yankees to take the ball away from him just one batter into his...

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Over the Hill? Recovered lefty on track for Twins rotation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected...

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Shohei Ohtani back on Big A mound in Angels' intrasquad game

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani threw competitive pitches off the mound at Angel Stadium on Tuesday for the first time in...

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The Latest: Houston athletics cutting operating budget

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The University of Houston athletics...

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A's lefty Diekman questions whether there will be a season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jake Diekman has serious questions about Major League Baseball's ability to pull off a season given the...

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More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease

As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more...

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Pirates' Keller looks to mesh information, instincts in 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller's first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at...

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AP source: Mets to host Yankees on 20th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets will host the crosstown Yankees on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next season, according to a...

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Mahomes' big bet on football pays off with $503 million deal

Patrick Mahomes risked everything when he opted for football over baseball.Turns out, he got baseball money anyway.One day...

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Seager looks to be example for younger teammates in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — When the games start, Kyle Seager doesn’t intend to be wearing a mask all the time.For now, in the early days of...

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Red Sox's Bogaerts ready to lead after Betts' departure

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has grown accustomed to being on big stages during his first seven years in the...

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1st 60: How MLB standouts fared in what will equal full 2020

Cody Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles...

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Adam Haseley reports to Phils' camp after virus test delay

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley reported to camp Tuesday after waiting several days for...

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Clayton Kershaw to start opening day for Dodgers vs Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will make his franchise-record ninth opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers.Manager...

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Opinion: Here's hoping MLB is successful in playing out its ambitious 2020 schedule

It will be a Major League Baseball season like no other. Then again, with the pandemic showing no signs of easing up, and early...

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Safe at home? Off-field behavior will be decisive for MLB

MIAMI (AP) — Reliever Nick Vincent signed last week with the Miami Marlins and settled in for two days of quarantine in his...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

NFLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they’ll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as...

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Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Last month, when former Major League All-star Torii Hunter said he’d been called the N-word “a hundred times”...

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Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts over virus testing delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one...

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MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New...

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The Latest: Diamondbacks OF Kole Calhoun tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo...

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Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues,...

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Betts: Baseball didn't do good job with response to Floyd

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts wasn’t moved by Major League Baseball’s response in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police...

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Yankees hold 1st camp intrasquad game of virus era

NEW YORK (AP) — No fans. No music. A bullpen catcher calling balls and strikes.Still, for one night at least, the New York...

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Aaron Nola clears virus protocol, arrives to Phillies camp

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies ace Aaron Nola reported to camp on Monday after waiting a few extra days because he was in contact...

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Dodgers RHP Jimmy Nelson to miss season with bad back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will undergo surgery on his lower back and miss the upcoming shortened...

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MLB '20 schedule: Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open on July 23

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts, Gerrit Cole and a pair of high-profile matchups are set for opening day as Major League Baseball...

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Spencer Torkelson has shown Tigers why they took him No. 1

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson has quickly showed the Detroit Tigers why they drafted him No. 1 overall this year and gave...

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Asymptomatic All-Star slugger Gallo tests positive for virus

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star slugger Joey Gallo tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the outfielder who is...

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Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...

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Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians for weighing name changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday criticized a pair of pro sports teams that are considering name changes in...

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Big stick: Lindor focused on season, not future in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is religiously following baseball's COVID-19 protocols — social distancing,...

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With Fenway retrofit, players get taste of luxury (boxes)

BOSTON (AP) — A pitching mound in a picnic area. Exercise bicycles in the concourse. Lockers in the luxury suites.Banished from...

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Reds' Garrett drops fears, speaks out about racial injustice

CINCINNATI (AP) — With so few Black players in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to talk...

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Braves 'ultimate pro' OF Nick Markakis opts out of season

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis opted out of the 2020 season on Monday due to increased concerns about...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NHLNEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward...

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What Would Have Been: Close MLB interleague play, Wimbledon

There would have been a lot of close MLB rivalry games this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic, with five interleague...

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Morning Roundup: Yankees' Tanaka could be ready to pitch by opening day

The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in...

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The Latest: Two Arizona relievers tested positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that...

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Giants manager Kapler: Pablo Sandoval's weight not an issue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval's size and round middle have ignited the internet and brought out the body critics as...

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Tanaka doing well; Yanks to air intrasquad game Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day...

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King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence

Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the...

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Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked his...

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Brewers' Yelich knows he had fortunate timing on new deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract...

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Andrew Heaney tabbed to be Angels' opening day starter

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles...

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Indians manager Francona favors nickname change for club

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need...

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Braves' Felix Hernandez opts out of season due to pandemic

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young winner Félix Hernández has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to...

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Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

There's clearly a huge difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field. But...

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Deer Creek alum Michael Fulmer back on mound during Detroit Tigers' first workout at Comerica

DETROIT — Baseball's return to Comerica Park meant Michael Fulmer was back on the mound in Detroit. It had certainly been a...

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Opinion: It's a Fourth of July without Major League Baseball — and perhaps that's a good thing

WASHINGTON — It’s the Fourth of July, and there will be no Major League Baseball and really, that’s OK. For the better part of...

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Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los...

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Yanks' Tanaka hit in head; LeMahieu, Cessa test positive

NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and...

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D-backs' MadBum back on mound, tries to stay healthy in camp

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's new pitching addition Madison Bumgarner was having a little fun on the mound during his first summer...

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Braves star Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested...

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Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he...

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Brewers' Braun says he's now more likely to play beyond 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers veteran Ryan Braun said he's more likely to continue playing beyond 2020 because of the...

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The Latest: Yankees' LeMahieu, Cessa test positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Yankees All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and...

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Determined Ohtani charging back into 2-way role for Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is doing twice as much work as his Los Angeles Angels teammates again, and he's thrilled...

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Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates...

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Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural...

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Competitive environment crucial for young Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it's possible to make this training camp a...

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Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change

ATLANTA (AP) — With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves...

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AMERICAN DIARY: July 4 hurts, until I remember my WWII uncle

RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLThe NFL plans to consider the NFL Players Association’s recommendation to cancel the preseason though it prefers to cut the...

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Tatis Jr. wears mask during workout; Pham tests positive

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prized shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. wore a facemask throughout the reboot of spring training Friday for the...

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Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure

CLEVELAND (AP) — They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.Amid new pressure sparked by...

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Safe at home: Mets keep distance on 1st day of Citi camp

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom spent the past two seasons separating himself from almost everyone out there.This was something...

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The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Indiana Pacers will finish this season...

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Back on the bump: New dad Cole sets sights on Yankees title

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting ready for a high-profile New York Yankees debut at World Series champion Washington on July 23, Gerrit...

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Defending champion Nats return healthy, careful on protocols

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's mantra of going 1-0 every day followed the Washington Nationals to their first World Series...

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Cubs, Ross get back to work as workouts resume in baseball

CHICAGO (AP) — To new manager David Ross, Wrigley Field looked as good as ever.The ivy was in full bloom, and the Chicago Cubs...

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Trout uncertain, All-Star Game off as MLB gets back on field

His N-95 mask squarely in place, Mike Trout stroked line drives, streaked around the bases and caught flyballs at Angel...

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Who are those masked men? Dodgers resume camp with new rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw arrived in Los Angeles for the restart of spring training with the Dodgers and was struck by...

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Mariners hope 6-man rotation pays off now and going forward

SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp Friday, figuring out how to get pitchers ready in just three...

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New Globe: Rangers open summer camp at home without Martin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers were supposed to be all settled in and fully acquainted with their new stadium by...

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31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for...

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Astros look to McCullers to help make up for loss of Cole

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole’s departure to join the New York Yankees in free agency left a gaping hole in Houston’s rotation...

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Indians' Carrasco on another journey, this time in pandemic

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a mask can hide Carlos Carrasco's smile or muffle his joy.For now, baseball's back. And he is as...

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From Three Rivers to PNC Park, Pirates pitcher Musgrove set

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove isn't trying to make a political statement when the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher dons a mask, but...

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Votto, Reds resume with unsettled feelings as workouts start

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hitters in bright red shirts slapped batting-practice pitches to all parts of the recently mowed field. A...

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Fulmer back on mound during Tigers' 1st workout at Comerica

DETROIT (AP) — Baseball's return to Comerica Park meant Michael Fulmer was back on the mound in Detroit.It had certainly been a...

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MLB has 38 positive COVID-19 tests as training resumes; 31 players and 7 staff among 19 teams

NEW YORK (AP) — MLB has 38 positive COVID-19 tests as training resumes; 31 players and 7 staff among 19 teams.

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Braves' Hamels says shoulder feels strong after long layoff

ATLANTA (AP) — For baseball's short season, Cole Hamels says short starts will work just fine.The Atlanta Braves' new veteran...

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Rays lefty Snell puts comments behind, gets back to work

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell reported for work, after all.The 27-year-old Snell made headlines in...

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Confessions of a baseball purist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) —EDITOR’S NOTE: Tony Siegle started his big league career as a scoreboard operator at the Astrodome in...

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AL MVP Trout still doesn't feel comfortable about this year

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout rounded third base wearing a white N-95 mask Friday morning as he participated in the Los...

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Chisox pitcher Kopech misses camp start with personal matter

The Chicago White Sox plan to give Michael Kopech whatever he needs to deal with a personal matter.In the meantime, they have...

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Discourse over national anthem looms for NBA, other leagues

Rick Carlisle isn't sure what to expect from players during the national anthem when the NBA season resumes in empty arenas in...

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MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.The game scheduled for...

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Canada health official says MLB season exemption not assured

TORONTO (AP) — A top Canadian government health official says the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t guaranteed to get an exemption for...

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MLB cancels All-Star Game, awards 2022 All-Star Game to Los Angeles Dodgers

NEW YORK (AP) — MLB cancels All-Star Game, awards 2022 All-Star Game to Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Zooming in to start unprecedented MLB summer camp amid virus

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB's unprecedented summer...

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Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened...

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Phillies place 4 on injured list with no specific injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and...

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MVP plaque presenters to discuss Landis' name on MLB trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former...

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The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will...

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MLBPA doubles investments to $160M ahead of bargaining

NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association more than doubled its liquid investments over two years as the...

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Pitcher Meyer gets $6.7 million signing bonus from Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Max Meyer has agreed to a $6.7 million signing bonus as part of a minor league contract to join the...

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Mets hitting coach Chili Davis off-site when camp opens

NEW YORK (AP) — Hitting coach Chili Davis will keep on working remotely when the New York Mets open summer training camp...

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Cubs' Quintana cuts thumb washing dishes, undergoes surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — Already concerned about the depth of their rotation, the Chicago Cubs will have to get by for at least a little...

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Breyvic Valera claimed by Blue Jays off waivers from Padres

TORONTO (AP) — Infielder Breyvic Valera was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers from the San Diego Padres.Toronto also...

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Tigers announce partnership with sportsbook operator

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers became the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company,...

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Colorado Rockies add Midwest City native Matt Kemp to replace Ian Desmond, per report

MLB Report: Rockies add Matt Kemp to replace Ian Desmond The Colorado Rockies are signing outfielder Matt Kemp to a...

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The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Oklahoma athletics department has...

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Cards replace Yanks as White Sox opponent at Field of Dreams

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the...

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Giants, top pick C Bailey agree to $3.8M signing bonus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Patrick Bailey, the 13th overall pick in last month's amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league...

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Cubs pitching coach says COVID-19 quarantined him for month

CHICAGO (AP) — An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that...

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MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

Yoán Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in...

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July 18-19 — Last day to offer a retention bonus to an eligible player attending training with a minor league contract.July...

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'He really needs help': Family seeks help for Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles, who is homeless and hospitalized

It was a disturbing picture, a police mug shot, spattered across the internet last weekend, revealing a troubled man with a...

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MLB stars say it's time to pull Landis name off MVP plaques

NEW YORK (AP) — Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award.The other name engraved on the...

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Baseball's minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of...

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Rockies GM supports Desmond's decision to skip '20 season

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich says he supports Ian Desmond’s decision to sit out the 2020 season...

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Oakland A's looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics might have some fans at home games after all.Well, sort of.The A's are selling...

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Teams not able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning...

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Sinkerballer Jared Hughes agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinkerballing reliever Jared Hughes and the New York Mets agreed Tuesday to a $700,000, one-year contract, a...

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Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday,...

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A's send Mateo to Padres in 1st trade since baseball resumed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired middle infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland Athletics in the first trade...

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Shohei Ohtani returns to 2-way role with Angels this season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani will resume his two-way career with the Los Angeles Angels when baseball returns.Angels...

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Minor League Baseball, OKC Dodgers season canceled

There will be no Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark this summer.No Dodger Dogs or Thirsty Thursday...

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Yanks optimistic Judge, Paxton, Hicks, Stanton healthy

NEW YORK (AP) — Given an extra 3 1/2 months for their brittle stars to heal, the New York Yankees will closely monitor the...

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Rockies OF Desmond decides to sit out this season

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow youth baseball in his...

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Travel between US, Canada complicating MLB Toronto approval

TORONTO (AP) — The Ontario government says the necessity of frequent travel between the U.S. and Canada is the complicating...

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Orioles sign MLB second overall pick, Arkansas OF Kjerstad

BALTIMORE (AP) — Outfielder Heston Kjerstad agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles that includes a $5.2...

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List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALLMen’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022.SUMOSpring Basho in Osaka...

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List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

GYMNASTICSArtistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

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

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STORY REMOVED: BBO--This Date in Baseball

The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about (This date in Baseball.AP will publish a corrected version of the story.

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With restrictions, fans set to return to SKorean baseball

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will require fans to wear masks and to sit at...

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Opinion: MLB’s response to Texas Rangers’ COVID outbreak puts dollars over people

Inaugurating a brand new ballpark with a viral outbreak instead of a baseball game is either a grim forecast for the 2020...

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The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive...

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Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issues

PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have...

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Mets optimistic about Céspedes when baseball returns

NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball comes back next month, Yoenis Céspedes might finally be ready to return, too.Sidelined for nearly...

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Pitchers Meyer, Vincent agree to terms with Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — No. 3 overall draft pick Max Meyer, a right-hander from the University of Minnesota, has agreed to terms with the...

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Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake opts out of 2020 season

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to...

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Jays players headed to Florida, continue talks to play in TO

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the...

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A's top draft pick Tyler Soderstrom gets $3.3M signing bonus

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed hitting catcher Tyler Soderstrom, selected 26th by the Oakland Athletics in the amateur...

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Nationals' Zimmerman and Ross opting out of MLB season

The Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without at least two holdovers from last year's team,...

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Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing top prospects

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to...

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A long-overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former U.S. presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders,...

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What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season...

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Franco one of several top prospects picked for player pools

Top prospect Wander Franco is part of the Tampa Bay Rays' 60-man player pool, and the Detroit Tigers are including their most...

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New knotholes: Good MLB views, if fans know where to look

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked under the center field seats at Fenway Park, down some stairs from Lansdowne Street in an area previously...

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Pirates RHP Santana banned 80 games for drugs, out this year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Edgar Santana will miss all of the abbreviated 2020 season after being suspended...

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4 minor leaguers suspended for violating drug program

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez was one of four minor leaguers suspended Sunday for violating the...

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AP source: Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening day

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in a tasty opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and...

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Dodgers' Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass charge

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday on a trespassing charge.The 28-year-old...

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Majors confronting short time period before opening day

CHICAGO (AP) — Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right...

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No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary

NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Dayton will notice one glaring absence this season after he reports to the Atlanta Braves: his...

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Catcher Austin Wells agrees to $2.5M bonus with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Austin Wells has agreed to a minor league contract that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus after the...

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Blue Jays expect decision 'very soon' on where they'll play

TORONTO (AP) — Less than a week before Major League baseball teams resume training on July 1, the Toronto Blue Jays still...

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Nats star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: To play or not to play?

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

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True Hollywood story for Mets' top draft pick, son of actors

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it a true Hollywood story for first-round pick Pete Crow-Armstrong. And no act at all, in fact.The son of...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in...

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Shouting distance: Henry, Werner cheer Liverpool title

They had waited 10 years for this, just the last of three decades of frustration for Liverpool supporters that included tragedy...

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He'll manage; Pirates' Shelton navigating roller coaster

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they...

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Wyverns manager collapses during Korean baseball league game

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The manager of the struggling SK Wyverns collapsed during a Korean Baseball Organization game and had...

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Rocky business restart and an enticing offer for MLB

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Cubs announce deals with 3 draft picks

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized minor league deals with three more draft picks on Thursday, including second-round...

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The Latest: Canucks say Vancouver out of NHL hub city race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out...

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Bubble-free life means MLB players, coaches must be careful

PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus...

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Dodgers, Twins report some positive tests for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins organizations have tested positive for COVID-19,...

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Twins' Dominican slugger faces probe in kidnapping case

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic are opening an investigation into allegations...

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Mariners sign 3 draft picks, including top selection Hancock

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners signed three of their draft picks Thursday, including first-round selection Emerson...

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Lynn named Rangers' opening day starter over Minor, Kluber

Veteran right-hander Lance Lynn has been named the Texas Rangers' starter on opening day, a game that will be played more than...

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Antsy big leaguers embrace impending end of extra down time

Randy Dobnak had finished making his morning omelette one day last week when his wife, Aerial, asked the Minnesota Twins...

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AP Interview: Manfred: `We owe it to our fans to be better'

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’...

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The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world:HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS...

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Phillie Phanatic, Mr Met, MLB mascots now permitted in parks

Phillie Phanatic, phenomenal. Mr. Met and Mariner Moose, marvelous. Wally the Green Monster, welcome back.Mascots are getting a...

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Astros hope to move on from cheating scandal as MLB restarts

HOUSTON (AP) — The first round of spring training was dominated by fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam.Players...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the...

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Eddie Kasko, star infielder and Red Sox manager, dies at 88

BOSTON (AP) — Eddie Kasko, an All-Star infielder who managed the Boston Red Sox and spent nearly three decades with the team in...

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For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

NEW YORK (AP) — So, where were we?Mid-March, a spring training exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at...

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Summary of Major League Baseball 2020 Operations Manual

NEW YORK (AP) — A summary of Major League Baseball’s 2020 Operations Manual, as edited by The Associated Press. The manual was...

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The Latest: Grand Canyon hoops team placed in quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Grand Canyon’s entire men’s basketball team...

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Texas Rangers have all 5 picks signed 2 weeks after draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed all five of their picks from baseball's condensed amateur draft after...

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MLB submits plan to Canadian government to play in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Major League Baseball has submitted a plan to the Canadian government to play in Toronto this year and health...

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Baseball scrambles back into action amid lingering concerns

Ron Gardenhire and Dusty Baker are a little uneasy. Jim Crane hopes his Houston Astros can play in front of fans at some...

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AP source: Rockies star Blackmon tests positive for virus

All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have...

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After 60 games in 2019, Series champ Nats were in trouble

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe this gives fans a sense of what it will mean to have a Major League Baseball season shrunk down to just...

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Gregory Katz, acclaimed AP journalist, dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Katz, an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news...

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Baseball's back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks...

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Twins sign 1st-round pick Aaron Sabato for $2.75M bonus

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed first baseman Aaron Sabato on Tuesday to a deal that included a $2.75 million...

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Canada open to MLB in Toronto but MLB has not submitted plan

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is open to Major League Baseball playing in Toronto this summer, but the league has not...

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Major League Baseball gives players' association 60-game schedule, games to start July 23 or 24

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball gives players' association 60-game schedule, games to start July 23 or 24.

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MLB implements 60-game 2020 season as players agree on safety protocols

"All remaining issues have been resolved," the MLBPA announced in a statement Tuesday night, "and Players are reporting to...

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Major League Baseball players agree to report training starting July 1, outstanding operations issues resolved

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players agree to report training starting July 1, outstanding operations issues resolved.

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MiLB teams sue insurance providers over denied virus claims

Fifteen minor league baseball teams have filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by insurance providers after being denied...

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Rays sign first-round draft pick Nick Bitsko for $3 million

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have reached terms with first-round draft pick Nick Bitsko, giving the...

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Royals sign 6-man draft class, add 7 undrafted free agents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals brought their entire six-man draft class to town this week, signing them to...

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Cardinals sign 1st round pick 3B Jordan Walker for $2.9M

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals signed first-round pick Jordan Walker for $2.9 million, which comes just under the...

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Phils say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say two more players and two additional staff members have tested positive for...

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U of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott's name from stadium

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive...

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Monday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878...

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Young baseball players get memento filled with stadium dirt

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese high school baseball players, heartbroken because their annual tournament was canceled due to the...

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White Sox announce deal with 1st-round draft pick Crochet

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that...

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MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after...

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Cubs agree to deal with 1st-round draft pick Ed Howard

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have signed first-round draft pick Ed Howard to a minor league contract that includes a...

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says clubs will issue schedule, asks whether players can report for training by July 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says clubs will issue schedule, asks whether players can report for training...

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AP Source: Players' association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season

NEW YORK (AP) — AP Source: Players' association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season.

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The ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice

No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and...

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What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Cards and a CWS title

Most of the games played between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been in the World Series. If not for the...

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Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

NEW YORK (AP) — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks...

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MLB, with sights set on 60-game season, not making counter-offer to MLBPA, union says

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball, infuriated with the union’s 70-game proposal that left the two sides nearly $300 million...

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Former All-Star shortstop Addison Russell joins KBO

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Addison Russell will look to rebuild his career abroad after...

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Column: Baseball fights to return, but why even try?

There’s a chance baseball will still be played this summer, though pettiness, intransigence and the sneakiness of the...

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Yankees, Mets to train in New York if MLB resumes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Mets would train in New York if Major League Baseball and its players try to start the...

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Phils test positive for virus, 3 teams shut spring camps

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies shut their spring complex after five players tested positive for COVID-19 and at least...

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Odd ball: Runners start on 2nd base, tie games, re-entry?

NEW YORK (AP) — Extra innings that start with runners on second base, games ending in ties and re-entry are among the...

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AP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry

Every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a move...

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A person familiar with decision tells AP that MLB training camps will temporarily close for COVID-19 cleaning

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with decision tells AP that MLB training camps will temporarily close for COVID-19 cleaning.

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Astros sign Correa's brother as undrafted free agent

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have signed second baseman J.C. Correa, getting the brother of star shortstop Carlos Correa...

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Players say Major League Baseball told union that teams will not play more than 60 games during 2020 regular season

NEW YORK (AP) — Players say Major League Baseball told union that teams will not play more than 60 games during 2020 regular...

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Around sports world, Juneteenth celebrated like never before

Bradley Beal grabbed a microphone and asked the crowd that joined the Washington Wizards and WNBA's Washington Mystics on a...

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Blue Jays shut Florida camp, player shows virus symptoms

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays shut down their spring training complex Friday after a player presented symptoms...

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AP Source: Pujols pays Angels' furloughed Dominican staff

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols will pay the salaries of the Los Angeles Angels' furloughed employees in his native...

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Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing his racist...

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Back to school: MLB may have college vibe with short season

PHOENIX (AP) — John Stuper remembers some of the first advice he got from veterans when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals as a...

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Rangers sign top 2 draft picks who wait to see where they go

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers signed their top two draft picks Friday, even though it is unclear where second...

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Phillies say 5 players, 3 staffers test positive for COVID-19 in Clearwater, Florida, facility

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies say 5 players, 3 staffers test positive for COVID-19 in Clearwater, Florida, facility.

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Japan opens baseball season after 3-month pandemic delay

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese baseball managed to do what American baseball has not — play ball.After a three-month delay caused by the...

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MLB players make a 70-game offer and the owners aren't happy about it

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball and the owners are expected to swiftly reject the union’s proposal of a 70-game season with...

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Roaming mountain lion caught in downtown San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and...

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Mets sign Joe Suozzi, son of Queens congressman, for $20,000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College outfielder Joe Suozzi, whose father is a congressman representing parts of Queens...

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Players at 70 games, MLB at 60, Manfred says deadline near

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players proposed a 70-game regular-season schedule Thursday, a plan immediately rejected by baseball...

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Sanó, accused of kidnapping, says he's been blackmailed

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó told a Dominican Republic newspaper he's being blackmailed, having been accused of...

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List 3/3 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

AUSTRALIAN RULESRound 1 from March 19-22, no spectators. Competition from March 22 suspended. From June 11 restarted, no...

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MLB, players make progress to play in 2020, but can't agree on length of season

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball and the players union are making headway towards an agreement to play the 2020 season, with the...

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MLB thinks Manfred has framework with Clark, union stays mum

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players' association,...

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Debate on racism renews calls for Redskins to change name

The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native...

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Column: Sports virus grades are in, at least for midterms

It’s been three months and a few days since Adam Silver pulled the plug on NBA games, the first domino in a long row of events...

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With storms in May, lawmaker wants a longer hurricane season

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball...

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Major leaguers commit $1 million to support minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — Major leaguers have committed $1 million to support minor leaguers whose leagues appear unlikely to start this...

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Would MLB fans view champ, stats as legit in 50-game season?

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a robust round of batting practice in Central Park, softball slugger Todd Montgomery squared up his...

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Opinion: Things look bleak, but there will be a Major League Baseball season

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred may not want to say it, but I will. There will be a baseball season. I guarantee...

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Yankees president Levine calls for MLB talks to resume

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees President Randy Levine called on the players' association to resume negotiations with Major League...

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Former Cy Young winner Mike McCormick dies at age 81

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Longtime Giants pitcher Mike McCormick, who won the Cy Young Award in 1967, has died. He was 81.The...

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Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball season in jeopardy

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in...

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MLB letter obtained by The Associated Press says several players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

NEW YORK (AP) — MLB letter obtained by The Associated Press says several players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

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MLB delays start of new international signings period

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has delayed the start of the new international signings period from July 2 until Jan. 15,...

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AP Source: MLB tells union it won't start season unless players waive claims MLB violated March agreement

NEW YORK (AP) — AP Source: MLB tells union it won't start season unless players waive claims MLB violated March agreement.

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What Would Have Been: US Open final round for Father's Day

The golf to watch on Father's Day this year won't be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball...

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Opinion: Ahead of MLB owners call Monday, they have no choice but to agree with union: Negotiations are over

Major League Baseball owners have scheduled a conference call Monday to decide their next course of action in the labor...

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Playing for free, salary drop, 2022 lockout possible for MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Jeffress, Jordan Montgomery, Kevin Plawecki could be playing for free this season, earning salaries...

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‘Long Gone Summer’ review: ESPN’s ‘30 for 30’ on Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and the 1998 home run chase lacks power

CHICAGO — ESPN’s documentary on the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa, St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and their tainted 1998 home run...

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Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

NEW YORK — Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are...

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Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball appears headed to its shortest season since the 1870s.Continuing a contentious...

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Baseball players tell owners "further dialogue with the league would be futile" and MLB should order return to work

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players tell owners "further dialogue with the league would be futile" and MLB should order return to...

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Opinion: MLB and players starting to show urgency but still lack progress in labor negotiations

Mercifully, we finally have some good news in baseball’s labor war. We are starting to see, well, at least a smidgen of urgency...

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TV money gives NFL leg up if fans can't fill teams' coffers

DALLAS (AP) — Timing favored the NFL over other major pro sports leagues in trying to figure out how to keep the coronavirus...

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‘That’s what it should look like’: OU’s Skip Johnson sees loss of entire weekend rotation to MLB Draft as representative of program’s strength

Skip Johnson likely faces the daunting task of replacing his entire weekend rotation of pitchers going into the 2021 season...

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MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred ordering a...

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Independent American Association baseball to start July 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While Major League Baseball and the affiliated minor leagues are shut down, an independent circuit is...

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What's in a name? Cincinnati grapples with Marge Schott

CINCINNATI (AP) — Marge Schott's slurs and other offensive comments while she owned the Cincinnati Reds have organizations in...

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Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season.

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Royals keep building with influx of more college prospects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals for years valued high school prospects in the first-year player draft, guys with...

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Wait continues for hundreds of undrafted baseball players

NEW YORK (AP) — They sat anxiously by their phones, computers and TVs, hoping to hear their names called by big league...

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Inspired pick: New York Mets draft 2-time cancer survivor

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Orze has already stared down a much tougher challenge than the professional hitters he could soon be...

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MLB Draft: OU catcher Brady Lindsly goes in fourth round to Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals selected an OU pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. They added a Sooner catcher...

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Tigers load up with more college bats on Day 2 of MLB draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers took a few more big swings at rebuilding their lineup.And, they hope sooner rather than...

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MLB Draft: OU's Dane Acker selected in fourth round by Oakland Athletics

Dane Acker "pitched a no-no earlier this year. He'll fit right in."

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MLB Draft: OU pitcher Cade Cavalli selected in first round by Washington Nationals

OU junior pitcher Cade Cavalli was selected with the No. 22 overall pick Wednesday in the first round of the MLB Draft by...

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MLB Draft: Marlins select former Mustang star Daxton Fulton in second round

Fulton, the 6-foot-6, 220 pound left-handed pitcher from Mustang High School, was selected No. 40 overall in the Major League...

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In Torkelson, Tigers could have hitting prospect they need

DETROIT (AP) — An ace right-hander and a slugging corner infielder.It's a combination that's worked before for the Detroit...

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Blue Jays still unsure where they'll play home games in 2020

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays still don’t know where they’ll play home games when baseball resumes.Speaking on a...

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Baseball plans game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin...

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Nats star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Baseball was unlucky

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

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MLB opens draft with Black Lives Matter message, donations

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the first pick was made, Major League Baseball delivered a message: The sport stands fully behind the...

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Tigers draft Arizona State slugger Torkelson with No. 1 pick

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Torkelson slugged his way through college, bashing baseballs all around the country with eye-popping...

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'Looking back, I was so dumb': How OSU's Kaden Polcovich remade himself into an MLB Draft prospect

EDMOND — As tears formed, Kaden Polcovich stopped running to take a breath. Holding his phone, he looked at the text message...

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Torkelson, Kjerstad, Meyer lead top 10 picks in MLB draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s amateur draft began Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds....

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Cubs take local star Ed Howard with 1st-round draft pick

CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Howard lost his senior season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prom was canceled. Same for graduation at...

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All-Star outfielder Claudell Washington dies at age 65

Claudell Washington, a two-time All-Star outfielder who played 17 seasons in the majors after being called up as a teenager by...

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Manfred says '100%' chance of MLB season, new proposal soon

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there is a “100%” chance of big league ball this year.Major League...

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MLB Draft: OU commit Ed Howard selected by Chicago Cubs

Oklahoma baseball commit Ed Howard was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday.Howard, a...

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Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft.

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Coca-Cola ends MLB sponsorship after 3 seasons

ATLANTA (AP) — The Coca-Cola Co. has ended its sponsorship of Major League Baseball after three seasons.“Following a review of...

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‘Everything just depends on the draft’: OU's Skip Johnson, OSU's Josh Holliday prepare for roster challenges with shortened MLB Draft

Between a shortened MLB Draft and every collegiate player receiving an additional year of eligibility, some college baseball...

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Tuesdays Sports in Briefs

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for...

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AP sources: MLB players cut to 89 games, want prorated money

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for starting...

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More fans, fewer restrictions: Games go on Taiwan ballparks

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwan baseball league is continuing as a trailblazer for sports resuming after the lockdown...

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For Tigers, top draft pick another chance to speed rebuild

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers.Now, it might be time to...

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Opinion: 2020 MLB season depends on bridging divide between 'Damn good proposal' and 'Step backwards'

New day, new proposal, same ol’ nastiness. The only difference Monday after Major League Baseball’s latest proposal to the...

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Things to know about this year's Major League Baseball draft

NEW YORK (AP) — A few things to know about this year’s Major League Baseball draft:WHEN: Starts Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT with 37...

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Torkelson, Martin, Lacy lead list of top MLB draft prospects

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's amateur draft begins Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five...

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A plethora for playoffs: MLB proposes up to 16 teams advance

Maybe this might get Mike Trout back into the playoffs.Major League Baseball is tossing around plenty of ideas these days to...

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Monday's Sports in Briefs

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July,...

Sports

Mike Schmidt recalls 1971 draft, taken 1 spot behind Brett

EDITOR’S NOTE: The money, the scouting, the buzz, it was all different when Major League Baseball held its annual June draft a...

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A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era

NEW YORK — Baseball's amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development same as all those young...

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Epstein says Cubs planning to create diversity committee

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are creating a diversity committee to help improve the organization's standards and...

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MLB offers 76-game season, playoffs rise up to 16 teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a...

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Details of MLB proposal to baseball players' association

NEW YORK (AP) — Details of the proposal made Monday by Major League Baseball to the Major League Baseball Players Association,...