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Boston Sporting Events Postponed Due To Manhunt For Bombing Fugitive

The Red Sox and Bruins have postponed their games while authorities search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. No makeup date was announced for the opener of the Red Sox three-game series against the Kansas City Royals scheduled for Friday night at Fenway Park. The Bruins game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden was rescheduled for Saturday.

Baseball Award Named In Honor of Legendary Pitcher

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March SportsBob FellerMajor League Baseball
Late Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is being honored by Major League Baseball with an annual award named for him. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award will be given each year to a major leaguer and Hall of Famer who displays good character, assists those less fortunate, supports U.S. servicemen and women and conducts himself with dignity on and off the field. The U.S.Read More »

Special Screening of Jackie Robinson Movie Planned

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th March Sports42Jackie RobinsonMajor League Baseball
Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is hosting an advance screening of an upcoming movie about Jackie Robinson, who broke major league baseball's color barrier. Thomas Butch of the financial firm Waddell and Reed announced Wednesday that actors Harrison Ford and Andre Holland will be among those appearing at an April 11 screening of "42." The film chronicles Robinson's rise fromRead More »

Mariners Pitcher Signs Record Deal

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th February SportsMajor League BaseballSeattle Mariners
Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a $175 million, seven-year contract that will make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball. The Mariners announced the sides had reached agreement on the deal Tuesday afternoon.Read More »

A-Rod Denies PED Report

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January SportsAlex RodriguezMajor League BaseballPEDs
Alex Rodriguez is denying he was treated by the head of a clinic that a newspaper says sold HGH and other substances to the Yankees slugger.Read More »

Baseball Teams To Expand HGH Testing

Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and will step up efforts to track the use of artificial testosterone. Players were subject to blood testing for HGH during spring training last year, and Thursday's agreement between management and the players' association expands that throughout the season.Read More »

Bonds, Clemens, Other Steroid Era Baseballers Miss Hall of Fame Cut

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th January SportsHall of FameMajor League Baseball
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Read More »

Mets To Trade NL Cy Young Award Winner

Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey could be leaving the New York Mets. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Dickey and the Blue Jays have agreed on a new contract, clearing the way for the Mets to trade him to Toronto. The Mets would get prized catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud as the centerpiece of the multiplayer swap.

HEADLINES: Ex-Blazer Roy Not Thinking Retirement, Josh Hamilton Signs With Halos

FORMER BLAZER ROY NOT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy says he never considered retirement after his latest operation. Roy was back at practice on a limited, non-contact basis with the Wolves on Thursday, almost one month after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.Read More »

Mariners Sign Free Agent Outfielder

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th December SportsMajor League BaseballSeattle Mariner
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no announcement by the team. The 34-year-old Bay is hoping to resurrect his career with the Mariners after three disappointing and injury-plagued seasons wRead More »

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