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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 …


Ex-Girlfriend Questioned

Police were investigating allegations that four Miami-area men were hired to murder the mother of Marlins outfielder Gary Sheffield. Sheffield’s former girlfriend, Toni Fort, was scheduled to take a lie-detector …


Spring Training Starts For Hackers, Not Players All Types Show Up In Florida, Hoping To Make It Big In Majors

Who were these guys? Where had they come from? The answer, in Bill Henderson’s case, was from a card buried in Rudy Santin’s Rolodex. Santin, the Yankees’ Florida-based scout, pulled …


Nomo Hot Prospect

Japanese pitcher Hideo Nomo, reportedly being pursued by at least six major-league teams, appears close to an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Daily News of Los Angeles quoted …


Puerto Rico Clinches

Bernie Williams hit two home runs and the Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez drove in three runs to lead Puerto Rico to a 9-3 victory over the Dominican Republic and its …


M’S Farm Team To N.C.

The Seattle Mariners reached an agreement with the Port City Professional Baseball Club, signing the Southern League club to a player development contract with the Mariners’ double-A club. The Mariners’ …


Clinton Gives Baseball `One More Day’ But Don’t Hold Your Breath That Players, Owners Will Solve Problems By Themselves

President Clinton sent the baseball talks into extra innings Monday, extending his deadline for settling the strike an extra day before accepting a mediator’s proposal. The president hoped the additional …


Erickson Tangled In Red-Tape War

Twins pitcher Scott Erickson, a restricted free agent under the salary cap owners implemented Dec. 23, was believed to have agreed to the outline of a three-year contract with the …


Major-League Obstacle Eliminated With Nlrb Breathing Down Their Backs, Baseball Owners Scrap Cap Imposed In December

Baseball owners, found to have illegally imposed a salary cap in December, scrapped the whole system Friday and removed the major obstacle blocking talks toward settling the six-month-old strike. With …


Troubles On The Farm Spokane, Others Would Suffer Without Exemption, Says Brett

Owners of minor-league baseball teams in Washington state warned their elected representatives that many of the game’s farm teams will disappear if Congress does away with major-league baseball’s antitrust exemption. …


More Big Bucks Are Needed To Buy Bucs

Would-be buyer John Rigas renewed negotiations with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, apparently coming up with more cash while substantially reworking his rejected $90 million proposal. Rigas, a 70-year-old cable …


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Developers Purchase A’S

Developers Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann reached an agreement to buy the Oakland Athletics in a deal that would keep the team at the Oakland Coliseum the next 10 years. …


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The McDonald’s American Cup and the International Mixed Pairs, events that will showcase gymnasts likely to compete at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, will be held in Seattle this year. …


Niekro Shows Interest In Return To Mound

Phil Niekro, less than three months shy of his 56th birthday, is ready for a major-league comeback. At least one team may be ready for it, too. Although Niekro wouldn’t …


Crossing The Line

Boston Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy said he’ll work during the strike, even if it costs him licensing fees and benefits provided by the players’ union. Two of his coaches, …


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Mike Frier, the Seahawks tackle paralyzed from the waist down in a Dec. 1 car wreck, was transferred to a Seattle hospital for rehabilitation… . Mariners pitching prospect …


Former Umpire Dies Endicott, N.Y.

Former major league umpire Ron Luciano was found dead in the garage of his home. He was 57. Police said a friend discovered Luciano’s body at about 3:50 p.m. in …


Help-Wanted Ads Go Out For Replacement Players

Atlanta Braves scout Don Mitchell, right, sizes up prospective players at a tryout camp in San Diego Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Chicago Wants To Keep Amazing Grace In Cubs’ Uniform With Nice Offer

The Chicago Cubs have moved to keep first baseman Mark Grace, or at least get something if they lose him, offering the unrestricted free agent $4.4 million for 1995. That …


Schmidt Wants Rose In Hall

Pete Rose was the first person to tell Mike Schmidt he was a future Hall of Famer. Now Schmidt wants Rose to join him in Cooperstown. “Pete mentioned the Hall …


Rockies Have Replacements Coming Out Of Woodwork

The Colorado Rockies, faced with the possibility of beginning the season with replacement players, have established a voicemail hotline for replacement candidates. The Rockies have received nearly three dozen inquiries …


Big-Leaguers Scorn Owners’ Plan To Use Replacement Players

Eight-six striking baseball players met with union head Donald Fehr in Chicago on Friday and said replacement players will never succeed. “No one wants to watch minor-league baseball in a …