Baseball

January 30, 2019 - 12:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal...
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January 28, 2019 - 12:35 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Caribbean Series starting next week has been moved from Venezuela to Panama for security reasons. Caribbean Professional Baseball Leagues commissioner Juan Francisco Puello announced the decision on Monday. The series will begin on Feb. 4 at Rod Carew National Stadium...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Eric Winston (73) throws his gloves to a fan following an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the NFL. Winston says the best way to ensure more guaranteed money for players is to get them to free agency sooner. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:28 am
Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the league. "You can't look at it...
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File-This Sept. 21, 2007, file photo shows San Francisco Giants' owner Peter Magowan, right, and general manager Brain Sabean speaking at a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. The longtime San Francisco Giants owner has died at the age of 76. The team said Magowan died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, after a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 27, 2019 - 6:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 76. Magowan was a fan ever since going to games at the Polo Grounds in New York and...
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The United States urged all nations Saturday to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido while Russia accused the Trump administration of attempting "to engineer a coup d'etat" against President Nicolas Maduro, a reflection of the world's deep divisions over the crisis in the embattled Latin American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 26, 2019 - 2:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Venezuela's government has backtracked on an order that gave U.S. Embassy personnel 72 hours to leave the country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said that it is now negotiating the establishment of a U...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. The New York Yankees finalized its $27 million, three-year contract with reliever Adam Ottavino on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 and said the 33-year-old right-hander will become the first player in the history of the tradition-bound team to wear No. 0. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
January 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On his first full day with the New York Yankees, Adam Ottavino tried to explain his Insultin' of Swat. While a free agent last month, the 33-year-old reliever disparaged Babe Ruth, the Yankees' beloved Sultan of Swat, who helped New York win four World Series titles and seven AL...
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January 25, 2019 - 4:55 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics remain hopeful of seeing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in their uniform when spring training begins next month. While the Oklahoma quarterback declared for the NFL draft last week, the prized outfielder and 2018 first-round draft pick could report...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 22, 2018 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock (11) is congratulated by teammate Daniel Descalso after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies on a Steven Souza double during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent outfielder AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract. The person spoke Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have landed a right-handed hitter to complement their deep, left-handed heavy lineup in free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock. Pollock and Los Angeles agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. The New York Yankees finalized its $27 million, three-year contract with reliever Adam Ottavino on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 and said the 33-year-old right-hander will become the first player in the history of the tradition-bound team to wear No. 0. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
January 24, 2019 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Derek Jeter was not the last of the New York Yankees' single digits. The tradition-laden Yankees say newly signed reliever Adam Ottavino will become the first player in franchise history to wear No. 0, a decision that was OK'd by owner Hal Steinbrenner. Ottavino had worn 0...
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FILE - In this July 22, 1999, file photo, Detroit Tigers' Dean Palmer, left, continues to argue with home plate umpire Jim McKean, right, as manager Larry Parrish holds Palmer back in the second inning of their game against Kansas City, in Detroit. McKean, who umpired 10 no-hitters and three World Series during a big league career from 1973-99, has died. He was 73. Jamie McKean, one of his sons, said McKean died in his sleep early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
January 24, 2019 - 10:58 am
Jim McKean, who umpired 10 no-hitters and three World Series during a big league career from 1973-01, has died. He was 73. Jamie McKean, one of his sons, said McKean died in his sleep early Thursday at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, near his home. Jim McKean had kidney issues...
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