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McCourt’s ex-wife wishes to sell Dodgers

Ex-Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt on Thursday asked a judge to order the sale of the team, saying her ex-husband has badly mismanaged the franchise since he fired her …


Nationals won’t bring up hot prospect Harper this season

Bryce Harper won’t be hitting the major leagues this year, no matter how much he tears up minor league pitching. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday that Harper …


Killebrew matched athletic strength with off-field kindness

MINNEAPOLIS – Think of the phrases we use to praise modern-day athletes. They possess “killer instinct.” They “stick the dagger” into the opponent. They display “swagger” and “athletic arrogance.” When …


Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, 74, dies of cancer

Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins, died Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after battling …


New York Yankees’ dynasty sinks slowly into sunset

One by one, they’ve started to disappear. Bernie Williams was the first to go, then Andy Pettitte vanished after last season. Now just three of the New York Yankees’ old …


Rain gives slumping M’s a day off

CLEVELAND — At least the slumping Seattle Mariners didn’t extend their losing streak. Saturday’s game between the Mariners and Cleveland Indians was postponed because of rain in the bottom of …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Source: MLB set to revisit scope of replay usage in games

Shane Victorino charges hard from center field, chasing a sinking line drive. His glove, the ball and the grass all smack together at the same time. What’s the call? Next …


Feds almost strike out trying in Bonds trial

Baseball never went after Barry Bonds, despite a failed steroid test and circumstantial evidence that fans in the outfield bleachers could see every time he went to the plate. The …


Jason Bay may start season on disabled list

Baseball: New York Mets left fielder Jason Bay was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup against Washington because of discomfort in his rib cage, and the team acknowledged there was a chance …


Pink Pony reopens to the delight of baseball players, fans

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It used to be the spring training hot spot. Then, it was gone. Back in the day, the Pink Pony attracted the likes of Dizzy Dean, Mickey …


No. 20 Kentucky defeats No. 21 Vanderbilt

Men’s basketball: Brandon Knight scored 17 points and No. 20 Kentucky finally found a way to win a close game, edging No. 21 Vanderbilt 68-66 on Tuesday night in Lexington, …


In brief: Gonzaga women clinch 7th straight title

Women’s basketball: Courtney Vandersloot (in photo) had 28 points and 12 assists, Janelle Bekkering scored 24 points and No. 25 Gonzaga clinched its seventh straight West Coast Conference title with …


Cabrera arrested

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office says the 27-year-old’s car engine was smoking …


Harsh winter gives way to spring training’s high hopes

The Super Bowl hit a deep freeze, NBA teams got stranded in blizzards, an NHL game was iced by a snowstorm. Most everywhere, the winter weather is wicked.


Wild Thing’s biggest regret, the slide step

More than 17 years after he gave up the home run that ended an improbable 1993 season, along with his Philadelphia Phillies career, lefthander Mitch Williams has a major regret …


Yankees might look toward White Sox for starting pitchers

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman rarely yields to public pressure, but he seldom has been backed into a corner as badly as it now seems after he failed …


New York Yankees president calls Rangers CEO ‘delusional’

Texas Rangers chief executive officer Chuck Greenberg has drawn the ire of New York Yankees president Randy Levine again. Levine called Greenberg “delusional” in reference to Greenberg’s comments during a …


Former Indians pitcher is A.L. rookie of year

Former Spokane Indians pitcher Neftali Feliz (2007) has been voted the 2010 American League Rookie of the Year.


Rangers close in on first World Series

NEW YORK — No disputing this: The Texas Rangers are routing the New York Yankees and are now just one win from their first trip to the World Series. Bengie …


Giants take 2-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Cody Ross came through with another key hit this postseason, Matt Cain dazzled to outduel Cole Hamels and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 …


M’s Hernandez adds to quality year

ARLINGTON, Texas — Felix Hernandez allowed only one run over eight innings and Justin Smoak hit the tiebreaking homer to lead the last-place Seattle Mariners past the AL West champion …


Red Sox sweep Mariners

SEATTLE Clay Buchholz pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez hit a two-run double and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game …


Mariners snap losing skid

SEATTLE — Franklin Gutierrez added a little pop to a night of Seattle small ball with a go-ahead solo homer in the fifth, and the Mariners snapped their seven-game losing …


White Sox pound Mariners

CHICAGO — Keeping his opponent off the scoreboard hadn’t been much of a problem for Felix Hernandez when it came to facing the crew from this city’s south side.


Louisville Cardinals teammates helping Indians win games

The coincidences keep piling up for two best friends from the University of Louisville. To start with, Josh Richmond and Andrew Clark were selected in back-to-back rounds during last month’s …


Weaver wins battle of aces

ANAHEIM, Calif. — With Cliff Lee gone to Texas, Felix Hernandez is now the unchallenged leader of the Mariners’ staff, their ace without peer.


Selig will not reverse umpire’s blown call

Bud Selig won’t reverse an umpire’s admitted blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Selig says Major League Baseball will look at expanded replay and umpiring, but not …


McGwire admits using steroids

Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998.


Johnson’s 2-run double lifts Mariners to 7-6 win

Rob Johnson doubled home two runs in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Friday night.