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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals in Los Angeles. 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 the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. Boras attributes baseball's attendance drop to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) and Mike Moustakas (8) celebrate after they scored on a double by Alcides Escobar during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City, Mo. Agent Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, said Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, that baseball players should consider boycotting spring training because of the slow free-agent market. J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland and Lance Lynn remain among the dozens of unsigned players with the Feb. 14 start of spring training less than two weeks away. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 02, 2018 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent baseball agent says players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggests they consider boycotting spring training. Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, floated the idea in a statement released Friday, less than two weeks before spring training...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller (26) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Miller has won his salary arbitration case against Arizona after missing most of last season due to a torn elbow ligament, a decision that gave players a 2-0 record in decisions this year. Miller was awarded a $200,000 raise to $4.9 million on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, by arbitrators. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 01, 2018 - 8:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Pitcher Shelby Miller won his salary arbitration case on Thursday against Arizona after missing most of last season because of a torn elbow ligament, a decision that gave players a 2-0 record this year. Miller was awarded a $200,000 raise to $4.9 million by arbitrators Robert Herzog...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings in the Four Seasons Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 01, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball has offered to ditch its proposal for a pitch clock this year and also would go without one in 2019 if the average time of a nine-inning game drops to at least 2 hours, 55 minutes this season. Speaking after a quarterly owners meeting ended Thursday,...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings in the Four Seasons Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 01, 2018 - 6:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball has offered to ditch its proposal for a pitch clock this year and also would go without one in 2019 if the average time of a nine-inning game drops to at least 2 hours, 55 minutes this season. Speaking after a quarterly owners meeting ended Thursday,...
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DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Super Bowl 52 Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 01, 2018 - 5:58 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — DeMaurice Smith dismissed with one word a question about his union's labor deal with the NFL being extended. Then he attacked. The executive director of the NFL Players Association quickly said "no" Thursday when asked about the current 10-year collective bargaining...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings in the Four Seasons Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 01, 2018 - 4:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball has offered to drop its proposal for a pitch clock this year and also would go without one in 2019 if the average time of a nine-inning game drops to at least 2 hours, 55 minutes this season. Speaking at the end of a quarterly owners meeting, baseball...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York. Authorities say the couple died in a single-vehicle rollover traffic accident in the Studio City area of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley early Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says both died at the scene. Autopsies are pending. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2018 - 2:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — The first time Dwyane Wade was supposed to make a public appearance on behalf of the Miami Heat back in 2003, he found himself paralyzed by nervousness. So Rasual Butler jumped into action, joining his teammate for the event solely to keep him calm. "That's who he was," Wade said. "A...
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The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen before a news conference by Commissioner Roger Goodell in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 31, 2018 - 2:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl activities on Wednesday including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl week news conference. (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Commissioner Roger Goodell has reiterated his stance that it's not the NFL's place to get involved in whether Colin...
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The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen before a news conference by Commissioner Roger Goodell in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 31, 2018 - 2:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl activities on Wednesday including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl week news conference. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL will emphasize ways to cut down on longer replay reviews while focusing on the...
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