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Clubs Follow Major-League Order, Cut Replacement Baseball Players

Replacement pitcher Tim Dell of the Milwaukee Brewers thought it was a cruel April Fool’s joke. It wasn’t. Dell and every other replacement player in the majors lost his job …


Lake City Follows Split With Sprint

Lake City baseball coach Cory Bridges appreciated his team’s efforts following Saturday’s doubleheader split with Post Falls. But Bridges instructed his Timberwolves to do some extra running after 14 innings’ …


Pac-10 Begins With New Roles For Cougs, Gu

Washington State and Gonzaga open the home portion of their Pacific-10 Conference baseball seasons this afternoon in familiar places, but with unfamiliar expectations. WSU, which has won or shared the …


Released Replacement Player Instrumental In Solving Crime

Terry Blocker, an outfielder released a few days ago by the Atlanta Braves, remembers sitting in the clubhouse and talking with Dave Shotkoski. Last week, Shotkoski was shot dead. And …


Lockout Looks Unlikely If Strike Ends

Despite a new proposal from the club owners, a federal judge continues to hold the key to a baseball season with major leaguers. A decision by Judge Sonia Sotomayor of …


Piniella Shaping Up Mariners As Team Of The Young And The Rested

As the Seattle Mariners put the finishing touches on their opening-day roster, manager Lou Piniella isn’t looking for iron men - he just wants to avoid liniment addicts. What Piniella …


White Sox Slam Troubled Reliever With Suspension

Reliever Rob Dibble was suspended from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday for inappropriate conduct. No details were given, and general manager Ron Schueler said in Sarasota, Fla., that he …


Taking Chances Former WSU, Gu Stars Were Running Out Of Time

1. Joining M’s was natural for Bremerton native and ex-Cougar Terrel Hansen. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. John Tsoukalas plays the outfield, but has made an impression with his …


M’S Unveil Stadium Plans

The Seattle Mariners released sketches Wednesday of their dream stadium - a baseball-only showcase with a grass field, nearly 46,000 seats and a retractable roof. The sketches, commissioned by the …


Kawabata Dominates Hilo In Cougars’ Sweep Of Vulcans

Kyle Kawabata threw a four-hitter in the first game and the Washington State Cougars made the most of five hits in the nightcap to sweep a baseball doubleheader from Hawaii-Hilo …


Angels Fly By M’S

Tyrone Boykin hit a three-run homer and the California Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 10-8 in an exhibition game at Peoria, Ariz. Boykin had three hits, four RBIs and scored …


Vulcans Put Hold On WSU

Mike Kinkade flew out with two out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning Tuesday as visiting Washington State lost to Hawaii-Hilo 4-3 in the first game of a …


Team Cries Foul Over Stolen Gear Shadle Frosh Left Without Equipment As Baseball Opener Approaches

The season hasn’t even begun - and already Shadle Park High School’s ninthgrade baseball team is coping with a foul. Last week, someone slipped into the boys locker room and …


Mariners’ Fireman Records Irreplaceable Save

Spring training Seattle Mariners reliever Dave Graybill faced a different kind of save situation before he pitched Monday. Graybill, a replacement player who also holds a regular job as a …


Reds Manager Rips Replacement Ball

Spring training Dave Johnson hasn’t even managed the Cincinnati Reds for most of spring training and he’s already seen enough of replacement ball. “I have been kind of optimistic, believing …


Pirates Split In California

Whitworth got a one-out, two-run double in the bottom of the 12th inning from Alex Scheuerman to beat Concordia 11-10 in Redlands, Calif. In a second game, the Pirates were …


Mariners Will Let Jefferson Go

The Seattle Mariners on Monday signed nine players to temporary replacement contracts and renewed 28 of 29 unsigned players who are on strike. Seattle did not, however, renew the contract …


Rockies Unplug Mariners, 13-0 Colorado Wallops Replacements; Kiro Cancels 2 Preseason Telecasts

The Seattle Mariners were losers on and off the field Tuesday, dropping a 13-0 decision to the unbeaten Colorado Rockies in an exhibition game and announcing the cancellation of two …


Baseball Owners To Talk At Quarterly Meetings Meanwhile, Players Will Wait For Negotiations To Resume

A day after the both sides walked away from negotiations, baseball owners prepared Monday for their quarterly meetings and union officials returned to their office in New York. No negotiations …


Minor Leaguers Fly Home For Free

Another civil bargaining session produced no breakthroughs Wednesday, and striking major leaguers decided to pay the way home for minor leaguers kicked out of spring training for backing the union. …


Manager Backs From Promise

Expos general manager Kevin Malone chats with pitcher Denis Boucher during the team’s training camp. Photo by Associated Press


Clubs Increase Ante As Exhibitions Near

Spring training The Milwaukee Brewers became the latest team to offer its minor leaguers an incentive for playing in spring training games - more meal money - while the Chicago …


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Doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center said that paralyzed Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Mike Frier has regained very slight movement in his hands and feet… . …


Same Old, Same Old, Oil Can Blows Lid Over Chicago Media

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Lasorda Vents Anger

Tom Lasorda angrily denied that he ever turned down an offer from Baltimore owner Peter Angelos to leave the Los Angeles Dodgers and manage the Orioles. “How can I turn …


Fehr Claims All Who Play Get Scab Tag Union Wants Minor-Leaguers To Sit Out Exhibition Games

As players and owners prepared for the possible resumption of talks, union head Donald Fehr said Sunday that anyone - including minor-leaguers - who appears in exhibition games will be …


Player-Free Picket Lines?

Picket lines will be set up at spring training and regular-season games but striking major leaguers won’t be there. Before Saturday’s regional meeting with players, union lawyer Eugene Orza said …


U-Hi Gymnasts Enjoy Highest Finish

Greater Spokane League champion University reached new heights Friday night, finishing fifth in the team portion of the Class AAA state gymnastics meet at the Tacoma Dome is its best …


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Phoenix’s Danny Ainge was suspended for one game and fined $7,500 for slapping Portland’s Chris Dudley during an NBA game Wednesday… . Former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel will …