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A-Rod's Lawyers Rest Their Case

A person familiar with the proceedings says Alex Rodriguez's lawyers have rested their primary case at the arbitration hearing. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because no statements were authorized. It was possible the hearing would conclude Friday. The person added that Major League Baseball has started its rebuttal.Read More »

Unknown Aruban Infielder Shines For Red Sox

Boston Red Sox rookie Xander Bogaerts is one of the surprises of the World Series, and still almost unknown in the Netherlands despite his Dutch connection. Dutch sports news shows have reported on his exploits on baseball's biggest stage and even sent a camera crew to his home town on the Caribbean island of Aruba in the Dutch Antilles, but he is still far from a household name. Read More »

Red Sox, Cardinals Renew Old Rivalry In World Series

David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals are exploring Fenway Park as they get ready to start the World Series. Pitcher Lance Lynn and a couple of teammates went inside the left-field wall to check out the Green Monster on Tuesday, a day before the Cardinals and Boston Red Sox play Game 1. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced that Allen Craig will be on the roster.Read More »

Tuesday Afternoon Roundup: NLCS Preview, Hockey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fourth game of the National League Championship Series is tonight in Los Angeles. The Dodgers trail the best-of-seven series 2-1 after beating the Cardinals 3-0 yesterday. The pitching matchup this evening has Ricky Nolasco going for L.A.Read More »

Baseball Great Analyzes Hitting In Playoffs

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th October SportshittingMajor League BaseballMike Schmidt
Philadelphia Phillies great Mike Schmidt, who was MVP of the 1980 World Series when his team beat the Kansas City Royals, offers his observations on the dearth of offense during the 2013 post-season: In its simplest form, baseball is about a series of competitions between pitcher and hitter. It's physical, mental and involves teamwork. Sure, there is defense, baserunning and strategy.Read More »

Yankees Give Manager New Contract

Manager Joe Girardi has signed a four-year contract extension to stay with the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman had said after the team missed the playoffs that the Yankees wanted to keep Girardi, whose name was mentioned for the Cubs opening in his native Illinois. New York took care of that quickly, announcing Wednesday that he's signed through the 2017 season. Read More »

A's & Red Sox Are One Win Away

DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland A's are one win away from moving on to the American League Championship Series.Read More »

A's- Tigers Features Clash of Two Spectacular Infielders

Josh Donaldson mimics Miguel Cabrera whenever he can, and he has no problem copping to it. Donaldson spent a couple of days each week over the offseason studying film of Detroit's star in the batter's box, trying to pick up on something he could apply to his own hitting for Oakland. Indeed, he learned a thing or two on the way to a breakout season. These two third basemeRead More »

From Humble Beginning, Mariano Rivera Emerges For Legendary Baseball Career

Herb Raybourn first came across Mariano Rivera in 1988, when he scouted a youth tournament in Panama and saw a slim 17-year-old playing shortstop. Raybourn wasn't interested at all. "I didn't think he would be able to hit in the big leagues, as far as the long ball," he recalled last week.Read More »

Baseball Commissioner Announces Retirement Plan

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th September SportsBud SeligMajor League Baseball
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he plans to retire in January 2015. The 79-year-old Selig has repeatedly said since 2003 that his retirement was imminent, but Thursday marked the first time he issued a formal statement. He says he will announce a transition plan shortly that will include a reorganization of central baseball management. Selig bought the Seattle PilRead More »


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