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Reds' Gennett wins in arbitration, players beat clubs 12-10

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has won his salary arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year. Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million. More>>

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Indians sign OF Rajai Davis, hit big HR in 2016 World Series

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The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent Rajai Davis to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros talking dynasty

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Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros talking openly about building a dynasty. More>>

Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

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Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. More>>

Dan Straily, Brandon Maurer lose in salary arbitration

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Miami's Dan Straily, Kansas City's Brandon Maurer City lose in arbitration; players lead 11-10. More>>

Cubs first baseman fights tears at Florida shooting vigil

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fought back tears as he spoke at a Florida vigil for the 17 victims killed in a shooting at his former high school, saying we're going to be "a bit broken for a while.". More>>

AP source: Mets, Vargas agree to $16 million, 2-year deal

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A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Jason Vargas and the Mets have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, adding depth to a New York rotation that's been riddled by injuries the past two seasons. More>>

Manfred promises pace changes by next week

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says proposed rules changes to speed pace of play with be in place by the start of big league exhibition games on Feb. 23. More>>

Cubs first baseman Rizzo travels to Florida to offer support

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is departing spring training for his home in Parkland, Florida, to offer support in the wake of a deadly shooting at his former high school. More>>

Players win 3 of 5 arbitration cases, lead teams 11-8

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3 players win arbitration cases while 2 lose; players up 11-8 in rulings with 3 hearings to go. More>>

Ohtani begins with Angels to great fanfare, expectations

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Shohei Ohtani emerged from the clubhouse and tipped his cap to the swarm of Japanese countrymen capturing his every move, cameras clicking a mile a minute. More>>

Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

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Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza to face charges of drug dealing involving 44 pounds of suspected cocaine found. More>>

Royals scout kicked out as unusual free-agent camp opens

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The players' association had a Kansas City Royals scout escorted from the union's opening training session for unsigned free agents. More>>

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin workouts

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In both Florida and Arizona, some of baseball biggest stars were back on the field as teams held their first workouts for pitchers and catchers. More>>

Yanks' Judge on track for opening day after shoulder surgery

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took batting practice for the first time since left shoulder surgery and said he is on track to play on opening day. More>>

NL champion Dodgers getting started again with familiar 5

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The National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers are getting started again with a familiar five. More>>

'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies.

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'Tito' Francona, a former major leaguer and the father of Indians manager Terry Francona, dies at 84. More>>

Avisail Garcia wins arbitration vs White Sox, gets $6.7M

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Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia won his salary arbitration case against the Chicago White Sox and will get a raise to $6.7 million instead of the team's $5.85 million offer. More>>

McHugh, Garcia go to arbitration; Gausman settles

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Collin McHugh became the second pitcher on the World Series champion Houston Astros to go to salary arbitration, asking for a raise from $3.85 million to $5 million. More>>

Yu Darvish, Cubs finalize $126 million, 6-year contract

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Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have finalized their $126 million, six-year contract, by far the largest deal in a slow-moving free agent market. More>>

Ohtani reports to Angels with physical, swings and long toss

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Two-way standout Shohei Ohtani is already busy at the spring training with the Los Angeles Angels. More>>

A's catcher Maxwell no longer will kneel for national anthem

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Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell says he no longer will kneel for the national anthem this season after became the first major leaguer to do so following the lead of many NFL players. He spoke as A's pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. More>>

Padres pitcher Torres won't be at spring camp due to charges

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The San Diego Padres have placed reliever Jose Torres on the restricted list and say he won't report for spring training with the team in Arizona because of a pending court case stemming from his arrest in Phoenix in December. More>>

Boone embraces Yanks' expectations as spring training starts

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Aaron Boone embraced the high expectations on the day pitchers and catchers reported for his first spring training as New York Yankees manager. More>>

Jeter: Marlins 'in a good spot' as spring training begins

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Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014. More>>

Jack Morris star-struck after Hall of Fame tour

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Jack Morris tours the Baseball Hall of Fame in preparation for his induction in July; has a hard time putting the experience into words. More>>

Gausman, Orioles agree to $5.6M deal, avoiding arbitration

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The Orioles avoided an arbitration hearing with pitcher Kevin Gausman, agreeing to a $5.6 million, one-year contract. More>>

Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested in San Diego County for investigation of smuggling cocaine and heroin. More>>

Odd couple: Stanton, Ramos as NY roomies in house divided?

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Odd couple: Stanton, Ramos as NY roomies in house divided?. More>>

Halladay's No. 32 will be retired by Blue Jays before opener

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Roy Halladay's No. 32 will be retired by the Toronto Blue Jays before their opener against the New York Yankees on March 29. More>>

The Latest: Spotlight on united Koreas in ceremony, on ice

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that 45 Russian athletes who were excluded from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns can't compete. More>>

AP source: Yu Darvish, Cubs reach $126 million, 6-year deal

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A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that ace Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have reached agreement on a $126 million, six-year contract. More>>

Rays owner Sternberg wants new ballpark across bay in Tampa

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The owner of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team wants to make a historic neighborhood in the city of Tampa the team's next home. More>>

Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

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Baseball spring training workouts start on Feb. 14 with the sport in turmoil, with most top free agents unsigned and roughly one-third of the 30 teams focused more on rebuilding than on competing this season. More>>

Eagles, Philly fans get catharsis through Super Bowl parade

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The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over is finally here. More>>

Baseball players turn to football-style training

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Some major leaguers turn to football-style training to prepare for spring training, 162-game regular season. More>>

Swiss curlers stun with perfect score, beating US 9-4

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Switzerland has managed something exceedingly unusual in curling: a perfect score. More>>

Wheeler beats Mets in arbitration, Grimm loses to Cubs

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Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the Mets in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York's $1.5 million offer. More>>

Baseball union to open free agent camp in Bradenton

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Union to open its own spring training camp, inviting free agents to work out in Florida. More>>

Rangers trade QB-infielder Russell Wilson to Yankees

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded _ from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. More>>

Mets get bargains, like savvy shoppers at a season closeout

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Todd Frazier and the New York Mets have finalized a $17 million, two-year contract after the third baseman passed his physical. More>>

Tanaka went with his heart in staying with Yankees

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Masahiro Tanaka went with his heart when deciding not to opt out of the final three seasons of his $155 million, seven-year contract signed in January 2014 with the New York Yankees. More>>

Twins' Santana to miss start of season after finger surgery

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana will miss the start of the regular season after undergoing unexpected surgery on his right middle finger. More>>

Giants to retire Barry Bonds' No. 25 jersey in August

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Home run king Barry Bonds will have his No. 25 jersey retired this August by the San Francisco Giants when his former Pittsburgh Pirates are in town. More>>

Baseball union head says rebuilding teams threaten integrity

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Baseball players' union head Tony Clark says the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market 'threatens the very integrity of our game.'. More>>

Suarez loses in arbitration, Sanchez has hearing

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The Cincinnati Reds won their salary arbitration case against infielder Eugenio Suarez, who gets a raise from $595,000 to $3.75 million rather than his request for $4.2 million. More>>

Yanks open gates early for Stanton & Judge spring BP

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The New York Yankees will open the gates three hours before spring training home games at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, allowing fans to watch Aaron Judge and new teammate Giancarlo Stanton take their thwacks during batting practice. More>>

Schoop, Orioles agree to $8.5M deal, avoid arbitration

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Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. More>>

AP source: 3B Todd Frazier, Mets agree on $17M, 2-year deal

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A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent third baseman Todd Frazier and the New York Mets have agreed on a two-year contract for $17 million. More>>

Super Bowl Party! Eagles fans ready to revel in parade

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Fresh off their first Super Bowl title, the Philadelphia Eagles arrived home to a hero's welcome Monday afternoon. More>>

Eagles get hero's welcome after winning 1st Super Bowl title

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Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Eagles' Super Bowl win over Patriots. More>>

In slow market, Boras says MLB needs more incentive to win

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Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to a combination of the strengthened luxury tax and restraints on draft-pick salaries. More>>

Series MVP Springer, Astros reach $24 million, 2-year deal

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World Series MVP George Springer, Astros agree to $24 million, 2-year deal to avoid arbitration. More>>

Rangers give 44-year-old Bartolo Colon a minor league deal

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The Texas Rangers have signed 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract and invited the pitcher to big league spring training. More>>

Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott

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Prominent agent says players should consider spring training boycott because of slow free-agent market. More>>

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