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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander agreed Friday to a $180 million, seven-year contract, topping Felix Hernandez for the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history. "I love this city & the fans," Verlander tweeted....
AP Sports WriterBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen walked to the podium, brushed back his trademark dreadlocks, unfolded a sheet of paper and took a deep breath. The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star centerfielder looked across the massive ballroom at the...
Tags: Piracy, Willie Stargell, Barry Bonds, Clint Hurdle, Sports
The Baltimore SunSARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz's roller-coaster season had landed him in Triple-A Norfolk last August, and he was walking along the city's harbor in the shadows of majestic naval battleships with his father, Mike. Days earlier, the Orioles left-...
The Baltimore SunFORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the consensus is that Brian Matusz will make the Orioles’ 25-man roster and pitch in the bullpen like he did superbly at the end of last season, the 26-year-old lefty has said repeatedly that he is approaching this spring...
Let's talk baseball. (Wait! Don't leave. Some of you must still like baseball even if we don't have any major-league teams in this state. ... What? ... We do? ... Two! ... Incredible. Why don't we know about this? Anyway, it's spring, so we can spend a...
AssociatedFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Morneau was on Vance Worley's side this time. That's the way the right-hander likes it. Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and the newcomer Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut...
Tags: Piracy, Spring Training, Clint Hurdle, Sports, Ron Gardenhire
This post has been corrected. Former Dodgers first base great Steve Garvey, a 10-time All-Star and 1974 National League MVP, is battling prostate cancer. Garvey said that his prostate was removed at UCLA Medical Center in October after his cancer...
Will we ever see the Giants coming? The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
There was a time, not so long ago, when members of the athletic community were viewed as pillars of honesty and integrity. The public gave them trust ratings much higher than those of elected representatives (not surprising) and even physicians. Those...
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Barry Bonds, Sports, Mark McGwire, Ray Lewis
The Baltimore SunIn case you missed it last night, Orioles utility man Danny Valencia was linked to a now-defunct South Florida clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, among others. In a report that came...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 92. Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and...
Will the third time be the charm for the World Baseball Classic? Not if the underwhelming U.S. roster is any indication. While many of Commissioner Bud Selig's innovations have enjoyed immediate success — especially expanded playoffs and...
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