Season Dedicated to Robinson

Associated Press

Baseball dedicated its 1997 season to Jackie Robinson and will donate $1 million to the foundation established for the player who broke the sport’s color line 50 years ago.


A day after hurting his right hip while falling down a flight of stairs, Barry Bonds returned to practice with the San Francisco Giants. . . . New York Yankee prospect Ruben Rivera will probably have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, which would sideline him for 2-3 months. . . . Gary Sheffield and the Florida Marlins are negotiating a six-year contract extension that could be worth $60 million to $65 million.