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FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer hits an RBI-single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 that free agent first baseman Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
February 18, 2018 - 12:55 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse. The on-field vibe seemed equally cheery, as country music blared as players went to work under sunny skies in...
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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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February 18, 2018 - 3:51 am
Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to published reports Saturday night. The 28-year-old, two-time Gold Glove winner hit a career-high .318 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 homers, and drove in...
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Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell goes up for a dunk during the NBA All-Star basketball Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 17, 2018 - 10:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday. Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the...
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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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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Miami Marlins' Dan Straily warms up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Pitcher Dan Straily and Miami argued their arbitration case Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Straily, eligible for the first time, asked for a raise from $552,100 to $3.55 million from James Darby, Sylvia Skratek and Francis. The Marlins argued for $3,375,000. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 16, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Pitchers Dan Straily of Miami and Brandon Maurer of Kansas City lost their salary arbitration cases Friday, leaving players with an 11-10 lead with only Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaiting a decision. The 22 hearings are the most since players went 14-10 in 1990. Just...
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Arizona guard Rawle Alkins (1) is fouled by Arizona State guard Shannon Evans II during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
February 16, 2018 - 12:15 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's players left the court after warm-ups to a profane chant from Arizona State's students. Once the game started, the action got so intense a Wildcats' male cheerleader was escorted out by security. No question, the rivalry in the desert has heated up. One aspect remains...
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February 15, 2018 - 6:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — AJ McCarron has won his arbitration case against the Cincinnati Bengals and will become an unrestricted free agent next month, making him one of the more attractive quarterbacks on the market. McCarron challenged the Bengals' decision to put him on a non-football injury list his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts after striking out a batter to get out of a bases-loaded jam in first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. Bauer won his arbitration case on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Bauer received a raise from $3.55 million to $6,525,000 from arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Steven Wolf and Robert Herzog, who heard the case on Feb. 8. The Indians offered $5.3 million. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Houston's Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi won their salary arbitration cases Thursday, and Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson lost. Decisions for all five pitchers had been held for simultaneous announcement to prevent any of...
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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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