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Atlanta Braves pitchers Brandon McCarthy (from left), Scott Kazmir, and Max Fried take the field to start another day of spring training on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also...
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Atlanta Braves pitchers Brandon McCarthy (from left), Scott Kazmir, and Max Fried take the field to start another day of spring training on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at one of our games."...
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National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during All-Star basketball game festivities, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 17, 2018 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Commissioner Adam Silver lauded the National Basketball Players Association and the National Basketball Referees Association for meeting to discuss tensions between the two sides, and said the league "should be...
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Miami Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter smiles as he watches the team during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 16, 2018 - 9:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — 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. The suit contends a 2009 agreement calls for the county and city of Miami to receive a share of profits from any sale...
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Detroit Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson does an exercise with the rest of the players during spring baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Lakeland, Fla. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 7:40 pm
As teams started spring training workouts across Florida and Arizona, the players' association had a Kansas City Royals scout escorted out of the union's opening training session for unsigned free agents. About 15 players attended the first day of workouts Wednesday at the union's camp in Bradenton...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 29, 2017 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Collin McHugh became the second pitcher on the World Series Houston Astros to go to salary arbitration, asking for a raise from $3.85 million to $5 million. Houston argued for a $4.55 million salary in a hearing, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 before Mark Burstein, Jeanne Wood and Allen Ponak. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 13, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Collin McHugh became the second pitcher on the World Series champion Houston Astros to go to salary arbitration, and Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia also went to a hearing. McHugh asked for a raise from $3.85 million to $5 million during Tuesday's hearing before...
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Miami Marlins baseball team CEO Derek Jeter talks with the media during a press conference at Marlins Park in Miami, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Speaking Tuesday at Marlins Park, Derek Jeter said he was about to jump in the car and head down to spring training, even though the Miami Marlins' camp is actually up in Jupiter, 90 miles north on Interstate 95. Now in his fifth month on the job, Jeter acknowledged he's still finding...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Bouris has resigned as director of communications for the Major League Baseball Players Association after 19 years. Bouris told the union on Monday he was leaving. Union head Tony Clark says in a statement Tuesday that "he was a consummate communications professional, who...
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February 13, 2018 - 9:01 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Rochester Red Wings have signed a lease deal with Monroe County, New York, to keep the minor league baseball team at Frontier Field for at least another decade. WHEC reports that the lease agreement comes after months of uncertainty over the future of the Red Wings in...
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