Baseball

November 18, 2017 - 3:08 am
AUTO RACING HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick broke down in tears as she announced she will retire from full-time racing next year after running the Daytona 500 and then the Indianapolis 500, closing her career at the storied track that made her famous. Patrick told The Associated Press it took...
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November 18, 2017 - 12:44 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavs outlast Clippers UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers continue to streak in opposite directions. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Dwyane (dwayn) Wade combined for 87 points, but the Cavs needed overtime before earning their season-high fourth straight win...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2003, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, center, celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in New York. Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, becoming the fourth to go through the process after Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge, and San Francisco bench coach Hensley Meulens. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
November 17, 2017 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Having never managed or coached at any level, Aaron Boone believes his provenance prepared him to lead the New York Yankees. "I would say in a way I've been preparing for this job for the last 44 years," Boone said Friday after becoming the fourth person to interview for the job...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:53 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have hired former San Francisco Giants star Matt Williams as their new third base coach. The A's announced Friday that Williams will join manager Bob Melvin's staff. Melvin was a coach in Arizona for two seasons late in Williams' career with the...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Angel Nesbitt is among five players who have been suspended for violations of the minor league drug program. The penalties were announced Friday by the commissioner's office. Three players from the Toronto Blue Jays were suspended. Nesbitt was banned 50...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Toronto SS Hugo Cardona, INF Yhon Perez and C Leonicio Ventura (DSL Blue Jays) 72 games, Houston RHP Carlos Pimentel (GCL Astros) 56 games and free agent RHP Angel Nesbitt 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart, center, talks with reporters in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. John Hart has left the Atlanta Braves, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations. The decision announced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who now has autonomy over all baseball-related decisions. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — John Hart left the Atlanta Braves on Friday, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations. The decision was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who is now in charge of all baseball-related decisions. Hart was...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:03 pm
Nov. 27-30 — Major League Baseball Players Association executive board meeting, Irving, Texas. Dec. 10 — Hall of Fame Modern Baseball committee vote announced, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dec. 11-14 — Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 2018 Jan. 12 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Jan. 24 —...
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FILE- This Oct. 1, 2017, file photo shows Kansas City Royals players Lorenzo Cain (6), Eric Hosmer (35) and Mike Moustakas (8) acknowledging the crowd as they come out of the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Kansas City, Mo. Hosmer, Moustakas and Cain were among nine free agents who turned down $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who turned down $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Thursday. Chicago Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis also said no to the offers...
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Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) rushes against the defense of North Carolina State safety Dexter Wright (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
November 17, 2017 - 9:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio needs to replace his starting quarterback and figure out a way to turn things around after a loss to North Carolina State that snapped a three-game winning streak. So the excitement about playing in Fenway Park is less on his mind than the logistics...
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