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In brief: Mariners reach deal with Griffey

Baseball: Junior’s back in Seattle, one more time. Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed Wednesday to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in town for what …


Sports in brief: Zimmerman heads N.L. Gold Gloves

The Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman succeeded boyhood friend David Wright of the New York Mets as the National League’s Gold Glove third baseman Wednesday. In high school, when Zimmerman was …


Griffey stays with Mariners for 2010

Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners agreed Wednesday to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in Seattle next year.


Sports in brief: Ichiro takes home ninth Gold Glove

Baseball: Derek Jeter sure is stuffing his trophy case this year. The steady Yankees shortstop won his fourth Gold Glove Tuesday, joining New York first baseman Mark Teixeira among the …


Yanks don 27th crown

NEW YORK – Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball’s best again. Hideki …


‘Godzilla’ roars way to MVP

NEW YORK – Hideki Matsui has the most curious habit at the plate. He never takes a practice swing once he steps into the batter’s box. He saves all those …


Yankees’ Pettitte will face Phillies’ Martinez

NEW YORK – Andy Pettitte leaned forward in his chair and recounted a recent chat he had with Derek Jeter as soon as they realized what was next in this …


Patience, not power, key in World Series

PHILADELPHIA – Chase Utley walked to the plate to start the third inning Monday night and everyone expected more fireworks. That is what has made coming to Citizens Bank Park …


Yankees steal game four

PHILADELPHIA – In a season filled with comeback wins, the New York Yankees completed their most important late victory yet – with Alex Rodriguez at the center of it all. …


Yankee blasts knot Series

NEW YORK – Pedro Martinez, who often has thrived on being the pitcher New York Yankees fans love to hate whether he pitched for Boston or the New York Mets, …


Phillies strike first

NEW YORK – The ho-hum catch that tickled his teammates, the behind-the-back snag that looked so easy. Cliff Lee could have been clowning around with his kids. Hard to believe …


Ibanez soaks it up

NEW YORK – Raul Ibanez is determined to savor his first trip to the World Series after a career spent toiling quietly and productively for also-rans in Seattle and Kansas …


Hey, she just had Phillies fever

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman charged with offering sex for World Series tickets said she’s embarrassed about her arrest, but did nothing wrong and is still hopeful of attending a …


Friends will face off

NEW YORK – The first time they met was seven years ago. Cliff Lee was a September call-up with a cocksure attitude, and his new teammate was immediately impressed. “He …


Howard, A-Rod on hot streaks

NEW YORK – Ryan Howard thought about the World Series and his eyes widened. “Between Yankee Stadium and Philly, it’s going to be, I would have to say, probably one …


Star power on deck

NEW YORK – They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World …


Angels match rally for rally

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Just when all looked lost, the Los Angeles Angels took a cue from an old friend. With their Rally Monkey doing his best work in years, the …


Phillies repeat as N.L. champs

PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Howard and the defending champs are back in the World Series – proving last year was no fluke and looking even more dangerous this time around. Jayson …


Johjima cites playing time in decision to leave M’s

Kenji Johjima said today in Japan that he left the Seattle Mariners because his playing time had been cut so severely. Johjima held a conference call with Japanese-speaking reporters – …


Yanks ride superstars to commanding lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Alex Rodriguez limited the celebration of his latest playoff homer to a brisk trot and a few high-fives. CC Sabathia barely even pumped a fist while mowing …


Angels beat Yankees on Mathis’ walk-off hit

ANAHEIM, Calif. – After 261 minutes, 14 pitchers, six homers and several big blunders all led to a winning hit by a backup catcher, the Los Angeles Angels finally handed …


Johjima leaving Mariners, will play in Japan

SEATTLE — The Mariners’ Kenji Johjima opted out of the final two years of his contract, allowing him to sign with a Japanese team. In April 2008, Seattle had signed …


Yanks for the memories, fellow Pinstripe lovers

I took the winners of my Pinstripe Passion contest to lunch Monday at the Spokane Club, where we were treated to good food and a flash of unexpected baseball magic. …


Philadelphia dominates Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA – Cliff Lee sprinted off the mound after throwing his final pitch, nearly breaking a sweat for the first time. Heck, he almost outhustled the Phillies’ newest speed demon, …


A-Rod turns it around

NEW YORK – With runners on first and second in the 12th inning early Sunday, the “A-Rod!” chants started swelling at Yankee Stadium. Only thing is, All-Star Mark Teixeira was …


Phillies take Game 1

LOS ANGELES – Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies picked up where they left off a year ago against the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Carlos Ruiz and …


Dodgers rely on young stars

It is easy to forget that there are two forms of improvement. In sports, the most obvious is external improvement, the addition of personnel to a roster in an attempt …


Doug Clark: Maligned Yankees fans should stick together

Ah, October – the most intolerant time of the year. If you’re a Yankees fan like me, that is. And if you are, do I have a deal for you.


Lidge, Phils return to form

DENVER – Brad Lidge was at the center of the celebrations, mobbed on the mound and then later bathed in bone-chilling ice water inside the clubhouse. Those recent ninth-inning meltdowns? …


Yankees mull 3-man rotation against Angels

NEW YORK – The Yankees might go with a three-man rotation against the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Championship Series. CC Sabathia is scheduled to start Friday night’s …