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Padres Grab Rare Victory Over Mariners

Spring training Thirteen proved to be the San Diego Padres’ lucky number against the Seattle Mariners. The Padres (1-2), who had lost 12 straight to the Mariners (1-2) since they …


Wakefield To Earn $450,000

Tim Wakefield’s contract worries ended when he resigned with the Red Sox for one year at $450,000, nearly triple what he made last season. Cincinnati Reds reliever Jeff Brantley will …


Even $50,000 Poorer, Belle Doesn’t Get It

The thing about Albert Belle is that he has no regrets. “My situation is I’m the kind if person where I can do 99 great things and as soon as …


Mariners Win 14th Straight Exhibition Over 2 Years

The Seattle Mariners won their 14th consecutive spring training game over San Diego, routing the Padres 10-3 Saturday behind three RBIs by Alex Diaz. The Mariners, whose streak began in …


A Smiling Butler Did It Puts Bad Memories Aside To Return To Dodgers

Brett Butler is back in a familiar role, playing center field for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo by Associated Press


Forget Wheaties Box For Buhner

Spring training As players arrived in the Mariners clubhouse on Wednesday, outfielder Jay Buhner’s locker became a “must-see” - it was filled, surrounded and framed by 162 large boxes of …


Is Belle Penalty Pending?

Spring training A report indicates the commissioner’s office already has leveled a $50,000 fine on Cleveland’s Albert Belle for an obscenity-filled harangue against NBC-TV’s Hannah Storm at the World Series. …


Back Being A Pain For Johnson

It happens every spring. This time, pitcher Randy Johnson’s annual back troubles hit him a bit harder than usual, which is the first notable medical problem in what has been …


Gooden Takes Hill For Yanks

Spring training When Jimmy Key and Dwight Gooden take the mound today, it may be the biggest moment of the spring for the New York Yankees. After throwing in two …


Long Beach Trips WSU

Long Beach scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to hand the Washington State Cougars their 12th consecutive loss Monday, 9-8, at Blair Field in …


Just The Ticket ‘Camp Velocity’ Raises Piniella’s Hopes For Mariners Pitching

Bob Wolcott is among the pitchers who have lifted the expectations of Seattle Mariners fans. Photo by Associated Press


Blowers A Big Hit In Dodgers Debut

Spring training Mike Blowers is one of the additions the Los Angeles Dodgers hope will pay off in 1996, and in the team’s first intrasquad game of spring training, the …


Benes Hopes To Learn From His Brother

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes says he’s found the perfect role model this season - his younger brother Alan. Andy Benes, 28, signed a two-year free-agent deal with St. …


Brave Want Justice Atlanta Star Questions Motives Behind Police Pulling Him Over

David Justice said that when police pulled him over in a high-crime area, his first thoughts were of Rodney King. The Atlanta Braves outfielder denied any wrongdoing and police in …


Sports People

Hideo Nomo agreed to a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $4.3 million… . Notching the second win of her comeback, Jennifer Capriati defeated Austria’s Barbara …


M’S New Third Baseman Looks Like A Nice Addition

Ken Griffey trades barbs with Lou Piniella and comes out on the short end. Associated Press


Mariner Fans Say Thanks From Bottom Of Wallets

Season-ticket sales for Seattle Mariners games have topped 10,000 for the first time in the club’s 20-year history. As of the end of last week, the Mariners had sold 10,104 …


Red Sox Bank On Ex-Cougar Sele To Bolster Rotation

Boston is hoping former Washington State star Aaron Sele can rebound from nagging arm troubles. Photo by Associated Press


Final Count: Players 7, Owners 3

The Baltimore Orioles beat pitcher Arthur Rhodes in salary arbitration, giving players a final margin over owners of 7-3, their best percentage ever. This marked the first winning year for …


Mariners Welcome New Faces Aboard, Get To Work

It was, Russ Davis, admitted, a lot like the first day of school. “I showed up and didn’t know anybody,” he said. “I just want to fit in.”


Pacific Defeats WSU, 3-2 With The Aid Of Coug Errors

The Pacific Tigers took advantage of five Washington State University errors and the seven-strikeout performance of pitcher Ron Lewis to defeat the Cougars 3-2 Sunday, completing a sweep of the …


Tracking Spring Rosters No Small Task

Heathcliff Slocumb took one look around his new home and scrunched up his face. He recognized some of the players in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, sort of. “Most of …


Johnson Contemplates Joining ‘98 Expansion Diamondbacks

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Players Lead 6-1 In Arbitration

Players, headed for perhaps their best year in salary arbitration, increased their record to 6-1 and Mo Vaughn finally settled his case by agreeing to an $18.6 million, three-year contract. …


Fans Greet Sandberg With Cheers

Spring training Ryne Sandberg was in a rush to get on the field, just like always. Cheered by hundreds of fans who’d gathered to see his return, Sandberg joined pitchers …


Vaughn Breaks Off Talks

Mo Vaughn, the American League’s Most Valuable Player, broke off talks with the Boston Red Sox on a long-term contract. Vaughn was quoted as saying the deal was “95 percent …


Purchase Of Pirates Approved

Kevin McClatchy’s $90 million purchase of the Pittsburgh Pirates was unanimously approved by major league owners, ending an 18-month ordeal that threatened the franchise’s very existence. McClatchy, who at 33 …


Former Phillies Star Dies

Del Ennis, a Whiz Kid on the Philadelphia Phillies’ 1950 National League champions and a two-time All-Star, has died from complications from diabetes at his Huntington Valley home in Philadelphia. …


Winfield Hangs Up Cleats

After 23 seasons, six teams and seven work stoppages, Dave Winfield said he saw himself progress from “rook to veteran to ambassador to dad to gramps.” The 12-time All-Star announced …


Winfield To Announce Retirement

Dave Winfield, the major-league leader in hits and RBIs among active players, is expected to announce his retirement today. The 44-year-old outfielder, the oldest player now in the majors, has …