Baseball

FLE - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez bats in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The free-agent outfielder a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. If he makes Cleveland’s 40-man roster, he will get a $2 million contract in the majors, and can earn $1 million in performance bonuses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:52 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez's career is laden with personal achievements — a batting title, three All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves. He has earned the respect of teammates and opponents and the unwavering devotion of Colorado fans, who have spent the past decade cheering the...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. The Russian-born captain and playoff MVP and his teammates are continuing the NHL tradition of visiting the sitting...
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March 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list. New York general manager Brian Cashman said an MRI was done on Betances on Tuesday after the 6-8, 265-pound right-hander continued to lack velocity in...
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FIEL - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout celebrates after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' Kendall Graveman in the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press Tuesday, March 19, 2019, that Trout and the Angels are close to finalizing a record $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man. Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper walks in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Clearwater, Fla. Harper came to Philadelphia to do the one thing he didn't accomplish in Washington: Win in October. The Phillies gave him the biggest contract in baseball history to deliver. The 26-year-old slugger was a six-time All-Star, 2012 NL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NL Most Valuable Player during seven seasons with the Nationals. But he couldn't help Washington win a postseason series in four tries. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)
March 19, 2019 - 3:04 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper came to Philadelphia to do the one thing he didn't accomplish in Washington: Win in October. The Phillies gave him one of the biggest contracts in baseball history to deliver. "I want to be on Broad Street and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," Harper...
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Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera, left, and Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, right, talk in the dugout in the fourth inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
March 19, 2019 - 2:57 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Montoyo thought he would be taking a hard line against video games in his first year as Toronto Blue Jays manager. Before he could put his foot down on Fortnite, the players took it upon themselves to govern their gaming. "We're going to play less, I know that," Montoyo...
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FILE - In this May 5, 1997, file photo, Jack Buck, announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals, holds a copy of his book, "Jack Buck: That's a Winner," while seated in the KMOX broadcast booth at Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals, in St. Louis. Without the voices, it’s not baseball. Some of the most familiar voices have left in recent years.(AP Photo/Leon Algee, File)
March 19, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get his radio and tune into a game, delighted when Mel Allen's voice crackled from the transistor. "...
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San Diego Padres' Manny Machado signs autographs prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 19, 2019 - 1:32 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — When word of Manny Machado's $300 million, 10-year contract with the San Diego Padres broke early in spring training, team officials wouldn't immediately confirm the deal because the All-Star slugger still had to pass a physical. But that didn't keep general partner Peter Seidler,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on after Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana (16) scores during the eighth inning of a tie break baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago. After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Maddon's future. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-year-old manager. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
March 19, 2019 - 11:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Joe Maddon's future. They also know what's going on, too. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:32 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company. Wells Fargo and the SEC...
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