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  • Former manager, All-Star Jim Fregosi dies at 71

    Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, has died after an apparent stroke. He was 71. The Atlanta Braves say …


  • Newsmakers

    Rescheduled The NCAA approved moving the women’s basketball Final Four to a Friday-Sunday format beginning in 2017. The women’s Final Four had that format from 1996-2002 before switching to the …


  • Tanaka throws first bullpen for Yankees

    Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shed the dark business suit and put on a gray Yankees T-shirt and blue shorts. Time to get to work. After agreeing to a $155 million, seven-year …


  • Yankees’ Jeter to retire after 2014 season

    MLB : Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season “with absolutely no regrets,” ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball’s most storied …


  • Clark apologizes

    Angels slugger Albert Pujols (pictured) and former St. Louis Cardinal Jack Clark avoided a court battle Monday when Clark issued a retraction and a public apology for comments he made …


  • Alex Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that …


  • Arroyo signs with Arizona, Crisp extended in Oakland

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and Bronson Arroyo agreed on a two-year, $23.5 million contract with a club option for a third. Team president Derrick Hall confirmed the deal Friday afternoon. The …


  • Newsmakers

    Suspended New Washington football coach Chris Petersen suspended quarterback Cyler Miles and receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules. The school said Petersen would have no further comment …


  • Newsmakers

    Diagnosed Former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling has announced that he is battling cancer, according to a statement released on Wednesday through his employer, ESPN. The statement did not indicate what …


  • Newsmakers

    Agreed The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with reliever Aaron Crow on a $1.475 million, one-year deal. Crow can earn an additional $50,000 if he is named an All-Star, …


  • Newsmakers

    Agreed Left-hander Bruce Chen agreed to a $4.25 million, one-year contract Thursday to return to the Kansas City Royals, where he’s spent the past five seasons. Chen became a free …


  • Mariners trade Peguero to Royals, add Baker

    The Seattle Mariners sent outfielder Carlos Peguero to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old Peguero is a career .195 hitter …


  • Newsmakers

    Announced The University of Notre Dame plans to move ahead with a $400 million project to add up to 4,000 premium seats to its football stadium and buildings on three …


  • Briefs: Klay Thompson picked to USA Basketball national roster pool

    BASKETBALL: Former WSU standout Klay Thompson was selected by USA Basketball on Thursday as one of 28 potential players for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain this summer and …


  • MLB approves expanded replay starting this season, still working on plate collision ban

    Major League Baseball will greatly expand instant replay to review close calls starting this season. MLB announced Thursday that owners, players and umpires have approved the new system. Each manager …


  • Snapshot: Price, Rays agree to $14 million, 1-year contract

    Three-time All-Star David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $14 million, one-year contract, the highest single-season salary in franchise history. The 2012 Cy Young Award winner …


  • Rodriguez sues MLB, players’ association

    NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and …


  • A-Rod suspension decision likely in next few days

    Alex Rodriguez is likely to find out in the next few days whether his drug suspension will be overturned. People familiar with the case told the Associated Press on Friday …


  • Snapshot: Greg Maddux won’t be unanimous Hall selection

    355-game winner Greg Maddux won’t be a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, says the only …


  • Canadiens snap skid behind Semin’s OT goal

    NHL: Alexander Semin scored 3:27 into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night in Raleigh, …


  • Miller, Sabres turn away Capitals in SO

    NHL: If USA Hockey needed a reminder of how well Ryan Miller can play, the Buffalo Sabres goalie provided one. Playing three days before the U.S. Olympic hockey roster will …


  • Tanaka’s team says he can seek career in U.S.

    TOKYO – Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Wednesday it was prepared to let him leave, reversing …


  • Auburn’s Malzahn named AP Coach of the Year

    College football: Gus Malzahn’s quick work of transforming a demoralized Auburn program into Southeastern Conference champion has made him The Associated Press national coach of the year. With the Tigers …


  • Newsmakers

    Scheduled After trying to repeatedly heal his surgically repaired left knee by having it drained of fluid, Metta World Peace said that he will undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy on …


  • Tanaka wants to leave Japan for U.S.

    Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go. MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball’s new posting system …


  • MLB notebook: Justin Morneau signs 2-year deal with Rockies

    Justin Morneau made this perfectly clear: He’s stepping in for Todd Helton, not replacing the longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman. Because filling Helton’s cleats, he said, simply can’t be done.


  • Cano, Mariners finalize huge contract

    All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $240 million, 10-year contract that was agreed upon late last week.


  • MLB notebook: Diamondbacks acquire Trumbo from Angels

    The Los Angeles Angels traded slugging outfielder-first baseman Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Chicago White Sox. Pitcher …


  • Torre, La Russa and Cox elected to Hall of Fame

    Baseball: With a combined eight World Series titles and more than 7,500 wins, the managerial trio of Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox has officially made it to …


  • In brief: Penguins’ Orpik injured in loss to Bruins

    NHL: Boston’s last-minute win over Pittsburgh was overshadowed by Shawn Thornton’s takedown of Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied …

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