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Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic

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Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. More>>

Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League

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Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. More>>

BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season

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The World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day. More>>

BASEBALL 2017: Benintendi, Swanson among top rookies

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson are two of baseball's top rookies heading into the season. More>>

The Cubs curbed their curse _ who's next to douse a drought?

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The Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest curse when they won the World Series last year. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Raids net 7 arrests after London attack; AP Exclusive: US probes offshore banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort; GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote. More>>

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

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Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, has died. More>>

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman Video included

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Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. More>>

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers

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Barry Bonds is back in spring training camp with the San Francisco Giants, set to spend a week working on hitting with the team's minor leaguers. More>>

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

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Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game Video included

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Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1. More>>

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds rejoins Giants

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

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Former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause has died at the age of 77. More>>

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team 'family'

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Bonds coming back to Giants as special adviser; home run king says team will always be 'family'. More>>

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Gregorius will likely be sidelined for six weeks. More>>

Puerto Rico edges Netherlands 4-3 in 11 to reach WBC final

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Eddie Rosario's sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands and a berth in the World Baseball Classic championship game. More>>

Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't put on a timetable on a return. More>>

Tim Tebow heading to Mets' Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

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Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will start his pro baseball season with the New York Mets' Class A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. More>>

Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury

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Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. More>>

Stanton's homer, Jones' leap carry US into WBC semifinals Video included

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Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer and the United States eliminated defending World Baseball Classic champion the Dominican Republic 6-3 to earn a spot in the semifinals. More>>

A-Rod takes J-Lo out to the ballgame

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Former slugger Alex Rodriguez and singer-actress Jennifer Lopez watched part of Saturday's exhibition game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in a suite at the ballpark. More>>

Tigers outfielder JD Martinez sprains foot, out several days

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Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez sprained his right foot making a shoestring catch Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for several days. X-rays were negative. More>>

Puerto Rico wins 6th straight in WBC, routs Venezuela 13-2

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Mike Aviles got four hits and drove in three runs as Puerto Rico, already assured a spot in the World Baseball Classic semifinals, beat Venezuela 13-2 for its sixth straight win in the tournament. More>>

Puerto Rico beats United States 6-5 to advance to WBC semis

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Yadier Molina and Puerto Rico are moving on to the World Baseball Classic semifinals after scoring four runs in the first inning and then holding on for a wild 6-5 win against the United States. More>>

Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees team up to no-hit Tigers

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No runs once again off Masahiro Tanaka. More>>

Cruz, Polanco homer to lift Dominican Republic to 3-0 win

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Nelson Cruz hit his third home run of the tournament and Gregory Polanco also went deep, leading defending World Baseball Classic champion the Dominican Republic to a 3-0 victory that pushed Venezuela to the brink of elimination. More>>

Fukushima confirmed as venue for Tokyo 2020 baseball

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Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster. More>>

The Latest: Arizona takes 1st step, beats North Dakota

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The Latest: What's ahead in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Max Scherzer likely to miss Washington Nationals' opener

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NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals' opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. More>>

Report: Fernandez was likely operating boat in deadly crash

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Florida authorities say in a report that Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez was likely operating a boat when it crashed into a jetty, killing him and two other men. More>>

Alomar hired by MLB for youth development in Puerto Rico

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Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar has been hired by Major League Baseball as a special consultant and tasked with focusing on youth development in Puerto Rico. More>>

Jones, Hosmer homer to lift US to 4-2 win vs Venezuela

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Hometown favorite Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three batters later as the United States rallied to beat Venezuela 4-2 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Royals expect Salvador Perez to be ready for opener

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Kansas City expects All-Star catcher Salvador Perez to be ready for its opener at Minnesota on April 3 after tests showed inflammation but no structural damage in his injured left knee. More>>

Gonzalez criticizes WBC organizers over Mexico elimination

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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic, saying 'they're not even close to being the Little League World Series'. More>>

Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

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Miami jury shortly to decide fate of sports agent and trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. following six weeks of trial testimony. More>>

The Latest: July sentencing set in Cuban smuggling case

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A Miami jury has convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling Cuban ballplayers into the U.S. More>>

Nationals release C Derek Norris; bumped from job by Wieters

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The Washington Nationals released catcher Derek Norris. More>>

Boston ace Price likely to miss opener, Rockies' Murphy out

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Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow. Starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, Price has not yet appeared in an exhibition game. More>>

Prosecutors: Florida men smuggled Cuban players to get rich

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Closing arguments are set in the Miami trial of a sports agent and a trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. More>>

Boston's David Price likely to start season on disabled list

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Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of his sore pitching elbow. More>>

Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC

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Miguel Cabrera hit a tying homer and Rougned Odor delivered a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the ninth inning that carried Venezuela past Italy 4-3 and into the second round of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Rockies' Desmond needs hand surgery, no return date set

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The Colorado Rockies now need a second plan for first base with Ian Desmond set for surgery on his broken left hand. More>>

Ian Desmond will undergo surgery on broken left hand

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Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond will undergo surgery on his broken left hand Wednesday. More>>

Northwestern ends drought with 1st NCAA Tourney appearance

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Northwestern's agonizing wait went down to the last quadrant. More>>

Tim Tebow gets 1st hit for Mets, singles vs Marlins

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Tim Tebow has gotten his first hit for the New York Mets. More>>

Pedro Alvarez returns to Orioles as an outfielder

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Pedro Alvarez will try shifting to the outfield in his return to the Baltimore Orioles after finalizing a minor league contract that could lead to a $2 million, one-year deal. More>>

Reprieve! Venezuela still alive in WBC after loss to Mexico

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Venezuela got a major reprieve at the World Baseball Classic. More>>

As 40 approaches, Ryan Vogelsong seeks spot on Twins staff

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Ryan Vogelsong is in camp this spring with the Minnesota Twins on a minor league contract, about four months before his 40th birthday. More>>

Rockies 1B Desmond, Indians 2B Kipnis sidelined by injuries

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The Colorado Rockies will be without first baseman Ian Desmond for a while after he was hit by a pitch in a spring game against Cincinnati, breaking his left hand. More>>

US team advances in WBC by beating Canada 8-0

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Nolan Arenado and Buster Posey homered to help the United States earn a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory against Canada. More>>

Royals catcher Perez set for test on knee injured in WBC

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Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez is set to have another test on his left knee after getting injured in a collision with Royals backup catcher Drew Butera in the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Molina criticizes MLB over security concerns at WBC

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St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina has criticized Major League Baseball and the local authorities for a lack of security around the families of Puerto Rico's players at the World Baseball Classic over the weekend in Mexico. More>>

Correa homers, Puerto Rico advances in WBC, beats Italy

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Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer and Puerto Rico qualified for the second round of the World Baseball Classic, beating Italy 9-3. More>>

Rockies 1B Desmond breaks hand in spring game

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The Colorado Rockies will be without first baseman Ian Desmond for a while after he was hit by a pitch in a spring game against Cincinnati, breaking his left hand. More>>

FANTASY PLAYS: Second base not as deep as it appears

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Second base looks like one of the better positions in fantasy baseball for 2017, but a closer look reveals the pool is not as deep as it appears. More>>

Indians 2B Kipnis unlikely for opener with shoulder injury

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is likely to miss opening day because of a sore right shoulder. More>>

Israel beats Cuba 4-1 to improve to 4-0 at WBC

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Israel continued its surprising run at the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, beating Cuba 4-1 in its first game of the second round to improve to 4-0 in the tournament. More>>

Venezuela's Salvador Perez done in WBC with knee injury

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All-Star catcher Salvador Perez was injured in a home-plate collision with his Kansas City Royals backup Drew Butera in a World Baseball Classic game. More>>

Cruz homer caps comeback as Dominicans beat US 7-5 in WBC

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Nelson Cruz hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Andrew Miller in the eighth inning, Starling Marte added a solo shot off the reliever and the defending champion Dominican Republic overcame a five-run deficit to beat the United States 7-5. More>>

Pirates' Kang on restricted list, delayed by US visa

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Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang was placed on the restricted list while he's delayed in Korea by visa issues related to a recent DUI arrest. More>>

Blue Jays' House released after overnight hospitalization

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Toronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House has been released from a hospital, one day after he was hit on the head by a line drive during a spring training game. More>>

End near for Cuban baseball player smuggling trial

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Testimony has ended in the Miami trial of a sports agent and a trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. so they could sign lucrative professional contracts. More>>

Blue Jays' TJ House, hit in head, expected to leave hospital

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Toronto reliever TJ House expected to leave hospital after being hit in head with line drive. More>>

House leaves in ambulance after taking liner off head

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Toronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance Friday after being hit on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at Lakeland, Florida. More>>

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