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MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott tells The Associated Press he's retiring rather than risk another concussion. More>>

Orioles star Machado could move _ new position, or new team

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Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado could be on the move. More>>

Stanton joins Judge as Yankees' Towers of Power

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The New York Yankees have officially acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. More>>

Who's on deck for baseball's next big deal? Red Sox, Cubs?

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No matter how much their fans imagined Giancarlo Stanton bashing balls over the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox never came close to getting the NL MVP. More>>

Jeter: Stanton didn't want to be part of Marlins' rebuilding

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Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says the team traded Giancarlo Stanton because the National League most valuable player didn't want to be part of the franchise's rebuilding. More>>

Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand

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Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses are checking into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks. More>>

Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. More>>

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

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Person familiar with deal to AP: Yankees, Marlins working on Stanton trade. More>>

Angels welcome Ohtani, plot course for 2-way Japanese star

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Shohei Ohtani has been formally introduced by the Los Angeles Angels after they won the fierce baseball-wide competition for the services of the two-way Japanese star. More>>

Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout. More>>

Giants, Cardinals say no trades for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton

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NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. More>>

Cardinals: Stanton won't waive no-trade clause for St. Louis

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The Cardinals say their pursuit of Miami star Giancarlo Stanton is over because he won't waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis. More>>

Marlins' Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects

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Miami second baseman Dee Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins' latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter. More>>

Trade for Dee Gordon may help Mariners land Shohei Ohtani

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Landing Dee Gordon via trade is an immediate upgrade for the Seattle Mariners but an extra $1 million in international signing bonus pool allocation may prove more important in trying to land Japanese star Shohei Ohtani. More>>

Cubs agree to $38 million, 3-year deal with righty Chatwood

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Right-hander Tyler Chatwood and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $38 million, three-year contract. More>>

Syndergaard: Weight lifted from lat muscle, not shoulders

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard says the weight has not been lifted from his shoulders, just his lat muscle, as he eliminated pull-ups from his routine under Eric Cressey, a performance coach who worked with Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer,. More>>

Evans says Giants have parameters of potential Stanton trade

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Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirms on San Francisco's flagship radio station the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. More>>

Boone knows he's a rookie who has to prove himself to Yanks

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Aaron Boone admits one of his first tasks as New York Yankees manager is to convince his players he can do the job. More>>

Jeter says Marlins have made no decision about Stanton

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New Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says the team has made no decision regarding right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is on the trading block following an MVP season. More>>

Peralta and Royals agreed to a 1-year deal for $1,525,000

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Right-hander Wily Peralta and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,525,000, a deal that includes a $1.5 million salary next year and a $3 million club option for 2019 with a $25,000 buyout. More>>

Former Braves GM Coppolella apologizes for rule violations

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Former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella has apologized for rules violations that led to him being banned from baseball for life, saying he's "disgraced and humbled" by his actions. More>>

Mikolas returns from Japan, agrees to $15.5M deal with Cards

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Right-hander Miles Mikolas is returning from Japan, agreeing to a $15.5 million, two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. More>>

Watt and Altuve share SI's Sportsperson of the Year award

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J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. More>>

Houston's Watt confident he'll be ready for next season

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J.J. Watt is confident he'll return to the field for the Houston Texans next season, feeling good as he recovers from a broken leg. More>>

Yanks finalize hiring of 'polished communicator' Aaron Boone

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Aaron Boone's hiring has been finalized by the New York Yankees, who gave the ESPN broadcaster a three-year contract to succeed Joe Girardi as manager. More>>

AP source: Ohtani cuts to 5 West Coast teams, Cubs, Rangers

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The Yankees and Red Sox are among the teams that pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has ruled out, and it seems the Japanese star will likely to pursue a smaller market nearer to the West Coast. More>>

AP source: Boone picked by Yankees as next manager

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A person familiar with the decision says the New York Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager. More>>

Aaron Judge gets 10 votes for New York City mayor

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A unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award and runner-up in Most Valuable Player voting, Aaron Judge also received ballots in another election: for New York City mayor. More>>

MLB approves Japan deal, allowing Ohtani bidding to start

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A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have approved a new posting agreement with their Japanese counterparts in a move that allows bidding to start for coveted pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani. More>>

MLB boosts total of drug tests 25 percent

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Major League Baseball boosted its drug test total 25 percent in the year ending with the World Series. More>>

Castillo agrees to $15M, 2-year contract with White Sox

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Free-agent catcher Welington Castillo agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who avoided arbitration with right-hander Danny Farquhar by reaching a $1.05 million, one-year deal. More>>

Rockies' Holland, Royals' Moustakas win comeback awards

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Comeback Players of Year: Rockies closer Greg Holland, Royals 3rd baseman Mike Moustakas. More>>

Angels get Johnson, international bonus space from Braves

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The Angels have acquired pitcher Jim Johnson and the Braves' remaining $1.21 million in international bonus signing allocation for minor league left-hander Justin Kelly, a deal that raises Los Angeles' possible bonus offer to Shohei Ohtani to $1,315,000. More>>

Jays analyst Gregg Zaun fired for "inappropriate behavior"

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Toronto Blue Jays television analyst Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet for "inappropriate behavior and comments" toward female employees. More>>

Reliever Petit agrees to $10 million, 2-year deal with A's

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Versatile right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, a deal that is pending a physical. More>>

Diamondbacks acquire Boxberger from Tampa Bay

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-hander Brad Boxberger from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league right-hander Curtis Taylor. More>>

Giants co-owner John Mara talks about benching Eli Manning

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Co-owner John Mara says there was probably a better way for the New York Giants to handle the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning after 13 seasons, but he was at a loss to know what it was. More>>

Leaflets dropped over NFL games revive concerns about drones

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Authorities say a Northern California man accused of flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend to drop political leaflets has been arrested. More>>

Just-retired Beltran interviews to become Yankees manager

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Carlos Beltran has interviewed to become manager of the New York Yankees, four weeks after the final game of his 20-year major league career. More>>

Harvard, Yale to play The Game at Fenway Park next year

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Harvard-Yale, one of college football's oldest rivalries, will be visiting major league baseball's oldest ballpark at Fenway. More>>

Prosecutors say Chinese cyber firm was front for hackers

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Three Chinese nationals are accused of operating a cybersecurity firm that used phishing scams and malware to steal data from international corporations. More>>

Court dismisses lawsuit filed by widow of ex-pitcher Fidrych

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A Massachusetts appeals court dismisses a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the widow of former Major League pitcher Mark Fidrych. More>>

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