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In revised suit, A-Rod accuses Selig of cowardice

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers updated his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner for not testifying in the union’s grievance to …


AP source: A-Rod grievance hearing completed

Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday in New York after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked …


MLB notebook: Hudson signs with Giants

Tim Hudson hardly envisioned his career crossing the country once more to bring him back to the Bay Area. Hudson finalized a $23 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco …


MLB Managers of the Year: Francona and Hurdle

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday. Francona (left in photo) edged John Farrell of the …


Nolan Ryan retiring as CEO of Texas Rangers

Nolan Ryan is leaving the Texas Rangers again, stepping down as CEO 20 years after ending his Hall of Fame career as a pitcher. In what the team had called …


Report: A-Rod camp leaked docs implicating Braun

NEW YORK — Members of Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, “60 Minutes” reported Friday.


Alex Rodriguez, others suspended by MLB for drugs

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 …


Cheney veteran up for honor at All-Star game

Phil Kiver knows why he’s in the running for a national veteran’s award. “I’ve had an interesting life,” Kiver said.


Cheney man in running for national veteran’s award

Phil Kiver knows why he’s in the running for a national veteran’s award. “I’ve had an interesting life,” Kiver said.


Chad: Closers have gotten too good

We are in the midst of a double-pronged saves crisis in Major League Baseball, and, frankly, it’s keeping Couch Slouch up at night. First of all, the “save rule” has …


Major League ballparks tour a big hit for all levels of baseball fans

SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re a baseball fan looking to add a new pastime to your vacation itinerary, consider setting a goal to visit all 30 of the sport’s major …


Mariners ace Hernandez wins fourth straight

Felix Hernandez won his fourth straight decision, Jesus Montero homered and drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday.


Baseball waits as Mariners pay visit to devastated city

ISHINOMAKI, Japan – Busing swiftly through the detritus of devastation is hardly a good way to get a feeling for the loss, in the space of a few hours, of …


Fate of Ichiro, Mariners on line in 2012

TOKYO – For good reason, Mariners bosses are proud of and eager to see blossom their 2012 collection of youthful baseball talent, which presages a return to contention.


M’s take big gamble with Montero

This past December at the winter meetings in Dallas, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman marveled over the just-breaking news that Albert Pujols was signing with the Angels for $254 million. …


MLB notes: Cardinals cut former All-Star closer Franklin

The St. Louis Cardinals finally ran out of patience with struggling reliever Ryan Franklin, cutting the former All-Star closer Wednesday after he failed to regain his touch. Franklin was 1-4 …


MLB objects to Dodgers bankruptcy financing

Jacoby Ellsbury has narrowed the gap on Josh Hamilton in fan voting for the final starting spot in the American League outfield at the All-Star game. Major League Baseball released …


Nationals hire Davey Johnson as manager

Davey Johnson is poised to take over as manager of the Washington Nationals, replacing Jim Riggleman, who abruptly resigned Thursday. General manager Mike Rizzo said Saturday that Johnson has agreed …


Herzog weighs in on McKeon, Riggleman

ST. LOUIS – Whitey Herzog succeeded Jack McKeon as manager of the Kansas City Royals in 1975 and gave Jim Riggleman his first big-league coaching job with the Cardinals in …


Riggleman walks away as manager of torrid Nationals

WASHINGTON – Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned from one of the hottest teams in baseball Thursday, saying he felt the franchise wasn’t committed to him over the long …


Boston reliever Jenks returns to DL

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Jim Northrup, who hit a decisive two-run triple in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series, has died. He was 71. Longtime friend Bill Wischman said …


Strasburg works toward return

A year ago, Stephen Strasburg electrified the baseball world, striking out 14 batters in his major league debut. He’ll mark the anniversary in mundane fashion, continuing his rehab from Tommy …


Braves outfielder Schafer feels fortunate after small fracture

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer is day to day with a small sinus fracture after fouling a bunt off his face. Schafer was not in the starting lineup Saturday night …


Mets face dilemma

NEW YORK – He’s a homegrown star having a huge season in the media capital of the world. He’s a few days shy of his 28th birthday, just entering the …


Cousins-Posey collision story won’t go away

Florida Marlins rookie Scott Cousins has been receiving death threats despite repeatedly apologizing for a collision with San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey. The collision at home plate on …


Baseball notebook: Guillen sounds off

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen doesn’t want anyone to question his passion for winning and lashed out at Chicago fans for being forgetful. Guillen was still steamed about Saturday’s 14-inning …


Issue of protecting catchers surfaces after Posey’s injury

SAN FRANCISCO – Ray Fosse watched the crushing blow to Giants star Buster Posey and wondered why after all these years there are still few rules to protect catchers at …


Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter suffers from brain tumor

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a brain tumor that is likely cancerous. Doctors performed biopsies on a tumor in Carter’s brain on Friday morning and Duke Medicine said …


Former Royals left-hander Splittorff dies

Paul Splittorff, the big, blonde left-hander who became the winningest pitcher in Kansas City Royals history and a popular broadcaster for the team, died Wednesday of complications from skin cancer. …


Mets attempt to move forward after owner’s comments

Mets manager Terry Collins delivered a simple message to his team before its first game since owner Fred Wilpon’s frosty comments about three of the club’s biggest stars were published. …