Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019 2018-12-10T19:39:34Z 2018-12-10T00:08:25Z 2018-12-10T19:39:23Z APNewsBreak: Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year, with the ESPN start time moved up by an hour to shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't last long 2018-12-10T19:39:27Z 2018-12-10T16:42:22Z 2018-12-10T19:39:15Z Thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Atlanta to celebrate the city's first sports championship since 1995.
The Latest: Phils manager Kapler plans to call out poor play 2018-12-10T19:39:26Z 2018-12-10T18:51:09Z 2018-12-10T19:39:13Z The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings. Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen 2018-12-10T12:08:19Z 2018-12-10T01:48:27Z 2018-12-10T12:08:17Z Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets 2018-12-10T01:48:38Z 2018-12-09T17:38:32Z 2018-12-10T01:48:36Z Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets posted when he was 14 and 15.
Seton Hall overcomes half-court shot to stun No. 9 Kentucky 2018-12-09T21:40:15Z 2018-12-08T20:18:16Z 2018-12-09T21:40:15Z Myles Cale hits key 3-pointer as Seton Hall beats No. 9 Kentucky 84-83 in OT.
United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta's 1st title since '95 2018-12-09T20:39:39Z 2018-12-09T03:28:25Z 2018-12-09T20:39:39Z Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champion as United beats Portland Timbers 2-0 in MLS Cup final. Kluber, Bauer, Greinke could be dangled at winter meetings 2018-12-09T16:29:32Z 2018-12-08T16:58:12Z 2018-12-09T16:29:31Z Kluber, Bauer, Greink, Bumgarner appear available for teams looking to bolster rotations.
Venezuelan baseball fans mourn death of ex-major leaguers 2018-12-09T01:39:23Z 2018-12-08T19:48:17Z 2018-12-09T01:39:23Z Dozens of Venezuelans have been waiting in lines outside a chapel in the state of Lara to bid farewell to former major league baseball player Luis Valbuena, who was killed in a car accident along with teammate Jose Castillo. Ex-major leaguers Valbuena, Castillo die in Venezuela crash 2018-12-08T19:48:57Z 2018-12-07T13:37:36Z 2018-12-08T19:48:57Z Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo have been killed in a car crash in Venezuela.
Senate passes bill to honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby 2018-12-08T15:38:28Z 2018-12-08T15:38:10Z 2018-12-08T15:38:27Z The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Nats GM: Corbin, Harper 'independent'; owner thinks OF gone 2018-12-08T15:11:08Z 2018-12-07T19:00:15Z 2018-12-08T15:11:07Z Patrick Corbin put on his No. 46 Washington Nationals jersey as rotation-mates Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked on from the front row at the news conference to introduce the lefty starter with the $140 million, six-year contract.
Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season 2018-12-08T03:19:04Z 2018-12-07T22:48:06Z 2018-12-08T03:19:04Z Excited to be a Cardinal, Goldschmidt welcomes a distraction-free season and is not thinking beyond 2019.
Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final 2018-12-08T02:49:33Z 2018-12-07T22:08:12Z 2018-12-08T02:49:34Z A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win away from a championship: Atlanta United hosts Portland in the MLS Cup final.
Eovaldi agrees to $68 million, 4-year deal with Red Sox 2018-12-07T19:30:17Z 2018-12-06T23:58:43Z 2018-12-07T19:30:16Z Nathan Eovaldi is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to a $68 million, four-year contract.
The Latest: Private, graveside service ends; Bush buried 2018-12-07T18:18:56Z 2018-12-06T12:29:34Z 2018-12-07T18:18:56Z More than 11,000 people paid their respects to George H.W. Bush as the 41st president lay in repose all night at a Houston church where his family worshipped.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year 2018-12-07T17:03:14Z 2018-12-06T17:16:08Z 2018-12-07T17:03:13Z Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year.
Carrasco gets $47 million, 4-year deal from Indians 2018-12-07T16:52:17Z 2018-12-06T21:33:15Z 2018-12-07T16:52:09Z Pitcher Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians agreed to a $47 million, four-year contract. AP sources: Corbin, Nats agree on $140M, 6-year contract 2018-12-07T16:52:12Z 2018-12-04T21:40:20Z 2018-12-07T16:52:00Z A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam.
World Series champ Red Sox accept invitation to White House 2018-12-07T16:51:19Z 2018-12-04T00:38:20Z 2018-12-07T16:51:18Z The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship. Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks 2018-12-07T16:50:55Z 2018-12-05T22:39:20Z 2018-12-07T16:50:52Z The St. Louis Cardinals have struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade.
Dodgers agree on 4-year deal with manager Dave Roberts 2018-12-07T16:50:29Z 2018-12-03T18:48:46Z 2018-12-07T16:50:26Z The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a four-year contract with manager Dave Roberts, which would keep him at the helm of the team through 2022.
MLB players concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop 2018-12-07T16:50:09Z 2018-12-05T23:59:07Z 2018-12-07T16:50:05Z Major leaguers concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop.
New Mets GM vows more moves after adding Cano, Diaz 2018-12-07T16:49:54Z 2018-12-04T21:18:11Z 2018-12-07T16:49:49Z With Cano and Diaz on board, new Mets general manager promises he isn't done dealing. Japanese star lefty Kikucki available to MLB teams 2018-12-07T16:49:44Z 2018-12-03T20:13:31Z 2018-12-07T16:49:40Z Star Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will be available to major league teams starting Tuesday, with the New York Yankees expected to be among those interested. The 27-year-old Seibu Lions ace was 14-4 with 3.08 ERA this season. Cubs' Morrow has elbow surgery, likely to start season late 2018-12-07T16:49:32Z 2018-12-06T23:20:14Z 2018-12-07T16:49:31Z Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow likely will miss the start of the season following arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow last month. Phils get star SS Segura from Seattle for Santana, Crawford 2018-12-07T16:49:26Z 2018-12-03T22:12:53Z 2018-12-07T16:49:24Z The Philadelphia Phillies are finalizing a deal with the Seattle Mariners to acquire two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford, two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press. Mets get Cano, Diaz and cash from Mariners in 7-player trade 2018-12-07T16:49:21Z 2018-12-03T20:58:04Z 2018-12-07T16:49:20Z The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade. Schoop, Twins agree to $7.5 million, 1-year contract 2018-12-07T16:49:12Z 2018-12-06T23:20:27Z 2018-12-07T16:49:09Z Person with knowledge of negotiations: Twins working on $7.5 million, 1-year deal for Jonathan Schoop.
The Latest: Bush's body to lie in repose all night at church 2018-12-07T16:40:48Z 2018-12-05T11:50:36Z 2018-12-07T16:40:48Z Pope Francis is sending his condolences to the Bush family and says he's praying it finds strength and peace as it prepares to bid farewell to former President George H.W. Bush.
George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War 2018-12-07T15:44:37Z 2018-12-01T07:27:17Z 2018-12-07T15:44:36Z President George H.W. Bush, who was praised after Gulf War in 1991 but lost his second bid for the White House amid weak economy, has died.
Howard scores 45, Marquette beats No. 12 K-State 83-71 2018-12-03T01:52:29Z 2018-12-01T22:27:41Z 2018-12-03T01:52:28Z Markus Howard scores 45 points as Marquette beats Kansas State 83-71 to hand 12th-ranked Wildcats their 1st loss.
Hamilton, Garcia, Schoop cut loose; Cubs keep Russell 2018-12-01T21:15:22Z 2018-12-01T03:37:03Z 2018-12-01T21:15:22Z Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic violence suspension. Indians trade All-Star Gomes to Nationals for prospects 2018-12-01T04:17:41Z 2018-12-01T01:18:51Z 2018-12-01T04:17:40Z AP source: Indians agree to trade All-Star Gomes to Nationals for outfielder Daniel Jonson and right-hander Jefry Rodriguez. Suspended shortstop Russell offered 2019 contract by Cubs 2018-12-01T02:21:56Z 2018-11-30T21:36:48Z 2018-12-01T02:21:56Z The Chicago Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain.
Beltre 'completely happy' with retirement after 21 seasons 2018-11-30T22:31:27Z 2018-11-30T18:53:03Z 2018-11-30T22:31:27Z Adrian Beltre went into this offseason pretty sure he had played his last game after 21 big league seasons. Coming off elbow surgery, Richards says he's joining Padres 2018-11-30T14:10:02Z 2018-11-30T05:06:29Z 2018-11-30T14:10:01Z Free agent pitcher Garrett Richards says on Twitter that he's joining the rebuilding San Diego Padres. Tony Clark's contract as head of MLBPA extended through 2022 2018-11-29T22:20:19Z 2018-11-28T20:36:53Z 2018-11-29T22:20:19Z The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended the contract of executive director Tony Clark through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with Major League Baseball. Athletics plan waterfront ballpark to open in 2023 2018-11-29T15:11:55Z 2018-11-28T17:43:33Z 2018-11-29T15:11:40Z The Oakland Athletics have found a location for their modern new ballpark, announcing plans to build near Jack London Square along the water. Tickets for Yanks-Red Sox in London in June cost $38-$493 2018-11-29T08:10:09Z 2018-11-29T01:36:36Z 2018-11-29T08:10:09Z Major League Baseball is charging princely prices for its first games in Britain, with seats selling for up to 385 pounds ($493) for the games between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on June 29 and 30 at London's Olympic Stadium. US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought 2018-11-29T06:19:06Z 2018-11-28T14:36:11Z 2018-11-29T06:19:06Z The National Basketball Association has reached a deal to provide official league data to licensed sports betting providers.
MLB to vet campaign contributions more carefully 2018-11-28T20:52:00Z 2018-11-27T23:46:21Z 2018-11-28T20:51:56Z MLB to vet campaign contributions more carefully after flap over money given to Mississippi senator. 10 gang members charged in Los Angeles celebrity burglaries 2018-11-28T16:17:55Z 2018-11-28T05:36:31Z 2018-11-28T16:17:55Z Court documents show 10 alleged gang members face felony charges in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the Los Angeles homes of celebrities including Rihanna, Dodgers star Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods.
The Latest: Man dies before voting, wife returns to vote 2018-11-28T13:51:17Z 2018-11-28T03:36:12Z 2018-11-28T13:51:06Z Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has won a divisive Mississippi runoff to remain in office.
Donaldson, Braves reach a deal that works well for both 2018-11-28T12:48:44Z 2018-11-27T23:49:11Z 2018-11-28T12:48:44Z Perfect match: Josh Donaldson needed the Braves, and the Braves needed Josh Donaldson.
MLB strikes deal with MGM as legal gambling expands in US 2018-11-28T03:30:21Z 2018-11-27T23:06:11Z 2018-11-28T03:30:21Z MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan. Canadian scientist names beetle after Jose Bautista 2018-11-27T14:51:50Z 2018-11-22T22:06:00Z 2018-11-27T14:51:50Z Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after former Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista.
Braves make free agent splash with Donaldson, McCann 2018-11-27T07:28:24Z 2018-11-26T20:05:57Z 2018-11-27T07:28:24Z Person familiar with negotiations to AP: Catcher Brian McCann agrees to return to Braves.
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