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Major League Baseball adds $15,000 bonuses for All-Star voting leaders

The $2,500 to $15,000 checks will add up to tip money for most big-money stars. According to details obtained by The Associated Press, the highest vote-getters in both leagues will …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Young scorers lead the way as NHL All-Star weekend arrives

It’s only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend’s NHL All-Star game. The three high-scoring forwards are all 23 or younger …


Rock stars: Cleveland Indians unveil guitar logo for ‘19 All-Star Game

Cleveland’s All-Star Game will rock. The Indians unveiled their logo for next year’s game, a guitar that includes baseball stitching. The team will be hosting the Midsummer Classic for a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners’ Jean Segura sure hit like an All-Star Game MVP, but maybe this was another snub

Mariners players in the 89th All-Star Game, in Washington, D.C., cherished the experience. Jean Segura hit a key three-run homer. “Even though I didn’t win the MVP, I’m really excited,” …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Record 10 homers as American League wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ross Stripling to start the 10th inning, part of a record 10 long balls …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Manny Machado trade rumors grabbing attention at All-Star Game

The pending trade of Manny Machado by the Baltimore Orioles has become the center of attraction at the All-Star Game. Machado was mobbed by his locker before the game in …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners’ 2016 trade for Mitch Haniger, Jean Segura changed course of franchise

It’s dangerous to come to conclusions about trades too early. But right now it appears to be a win for the Mariners, with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger on the …


Out of Right Field: The time is now for Jerry Dipoto to act

With James Paxton’s and Felix Hernandez’ status in doubt at the moment, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto should not drag his feet in acquiring proven rotation help.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Mariners shortstop Jean Segura wins A.L. Final Vote; earns spot on All-Star team

Thanks to an aggressive approach on social media that included giveaways, promotions, videos, a SeguraFest at Safeco Field and more, Jean Segura won MLB’s final vote, tallying the most votes …


Retired Houston coach Rich Dauer on A.L. staff after surviving blood clot

Retired Houston Astros first-base coach Rich Dauer will be among the coaches for the American League at next week’s All-Star game. Dauer was a part of Houston’s World Series championship …


Rays ace Blake Snell frustrated by All-Star snub

Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell is frustrated by not being selected Sunday for the AL All-Star team, a squad that Rays manager Kevin Cash feels the left-hander could still end …


Mariners Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz add flair, fun to All-Star Game

Not playing wasn’t an option for Robinson Cano. He loves the game and the rush of playing far too much to be a spectator for nine innings on baseball’s biggest …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Mariners’ Robinson Cano named All-Star MVP with 10th inning homer

A new-look All-Star Game ended with an old-time score. Robinson Cano homered off Cubs closer Wade Davis leading off the 10th inning and the American League beat the National League …


MLB Notes: Baseball lifer Brad Mills pinch-hits as A.L. All-Star Manager

Among the most unlikely All-Stars is a former 17th-round draft pick with one career home run. Brad Mills won’t swing a bat on Tuesday night. But he will pinch-hit.


Avista Stadium groundskeeper called up by MLB to help prepare field for All-Star Game

Avista Stadium’s overseeded field is one of minor league baseball’s jewels, thanks in large part to groundskeeper Tony Lee.


All-Star Notebook: Chris Sale, Max Scherzer will start ASG

In a year when it seems just about everyone is a power hitter, Chris Sale and Max Scherzer know what awaits in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game.


Ex-Mariners can put together a respectable lineup

Now that Justin Smoak and Jason Vargas are All-Stars, it’s time for another look at the current All-Ex-Mariners team. It’s impressive – or debilitating, depending on your perspective.


Cano, Archer, Osuna among replacement All-Stars

Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano, Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer and Toronto reliever Roberto Osuna are among seven replacement players selected for Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Miami.


Miguel Sano settled at third and off to first All-Star Game

Given the green light to let his bat fly with a 3-0 count in the third inning of a game last month, Miguel Sano drove an inside fastball into the …


Defending champ Stanton is top seed in HR derby; Judge No. 2

Defending champion Giancarlo Stanton will be the top seed in the Home Run Derby on Monday night at his home ballpark in Miami.


Mike Moustakas, Justin Turner elected to All-Star teams

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas have been elected to the All-Star Game in online voting for the final initial roster spots.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Morrison says Sanchez doesn’t deserve HR Derby invite

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez says criticism by Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison for his Home Run Derby invitation is misplaced. Morrison told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that Sanchez is …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Angels superstar Mike Trout will miss All-Star Game

For the first time since he stormed onto the scene in 2012 and won a spot as a rare rookie starter in the All-Star game, Los Angeles Angels center fielder …


Nelson Cruz lone All-Star pick for Mariners

Nelson Cruz is heading back to the All-Star Game for the fifth time in his career.


All-Star game ratings are best since 2013

The NBA All-Star game drew an average audience of 7.8 million viewers, making it the most-viewed All-Star broadcast since 2013. Turner Sports announced the numbers on Monday. The number of …


Spokane Indians’ Xavier Turner has big night to help NWL All-Stars

Spokane Indians third baseman Xavier Turner played a pivotal role Tuesday as the Northwest League’s All-Stars made it 2-0 against their Pioneer League counterparts.


Boston appears out of running for 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Boston is apparently out of the running for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, which became available after the league decided to move the event out of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Gene Collier: It’s about time to get creative with the All-Star Game

Since it’s already played in a manner that barely resembles a legitimate baseball game anyway, the All-Star Game is the perfect entertainment vehicle for the kind of experimentation the sport …


MVP Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez lift A.L. to All-Star win, World Series home field

Eric Hosmer stood in the middle of the field, holding up a trophy. He hopes to do it again with the Kansas City Royals this fall.


A.L. teammates embrace Ortiz after his final All-Star appearance

David Ortiz ended his All-Star Game career with quite a walk off.