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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 …


Stone: Mariners going big and bold with Cano

SEATTLE – Robinson Cano is going to be a Mariner, and that’s a statement of such magnitude and improbability it must be allowed to sink in. Achieving a comfort level …


Stone: Mariners going big and bold with Cano

Robinson Cano is going to be a Mariner, and that’s a statement of such magnitude and improbability it must be allowed to sink in.


Seattle hires Wilson as minor league coach

The Seattle Mariners have hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the roving minor league catching coordinator for the organization. The Mariners announced the hiring on Tuesday. Wilson will work with …


Clark 1st ex-big leaguer to run MLB players’ union

Tony Clark said he’s “blown away” that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players’ union. The executive board of the Major League Baseball …


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 …


Newsmakers

Agreed The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas. Vargas was 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels last season …


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 …


McCutchen, Cabrera honored with MVP awards

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera both coasted Thursday to Most Valuable Player awards. McCutchen won the National League honor by a surprisingly wide …


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 …


Your top rookies …

Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays have been selected baseball’s Rookies of the Year. Fernandez stood out in a deep National League …


Newsmakers

Arrested Phoenix police have arrested 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales in connection with the beating death of 17-year-old national champion boxer Alexis Urbina. Police say Urbina was found …


McClendon finally lands managerial job in Seattle

Lloyd McClendon wanted to be in Seattle three years ago, when he finished as a runner-up to Eric Wedge for the Mariners’ managerial opening. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik was …


Rodriguez reportedly tested positive in 2006

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2006, the New York Times reported Monday, an accusation denied by a representative of the legal team for …


Red Sox, Yankees offer trio

NEW YORK – The World Series champion Boston Red Sox made $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew on Monday, the first deadline …


Couples extends lead at Cup Championship

Golf: Fred Couples shot a 3-under-par 68 to reach 15-under 198 and extend his lead to five strokes Saturday after the third round of the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab …


Red Sox aim to duplicate Ruthian feat

BOSTON – Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive can remember seeing such an event unfold: The Boston Red Sox could win a World Series title on …


World Series notebook: Victorino will return to lineup

BOSTON – Shane Victorino’s stiff back is feeling better, so Red Sox manager John Farrell plans to start him when Boston tries to win the World Series championship tonight in …


Former Spokane Indian claims Clemente Award

Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals is this year’s recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, an award which recognizes the player whose contributions on and off the field best …


Newsmakers

Arrested Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Eugene. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the …


Wacha, Cards top Red Sox 4-2 to tie World Series

Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and tied the World Series.


Reds choose Bryan Price for next manager

The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching coach Bryan Price a three-year deal Tuesday to take the team deep into the playoffs. The job carries enormous expectations …


No joke: Wainwright, Beltran try to win together

Adam Wainwright helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series, perhaps making their most important pitch of the season.


Texarkana friends meet in World Series

Michael Wacha remembered passing Will Middlebrooks a few years ago back in Texarkana, the small northeast Texas city where they grew up.


Big Papi back in World Series after ignoring naysayers

David Ortiz missed nearly half of last year’s disastrous Red Sox season with a heel injury. Then he was sidelined with it throughout spring training and the start of this …


Cardinals, Red Sox set to renew October rivalry

Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the …


Avalanche top Penguins to keep rolling

NHL: Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Penguins 1-0 in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored …


Leyland stepping down

Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland …