Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Baseball

President Barack Obama holds up a personalized Chicago Cubs baseball jersey presented to him by Anthony Rizzo, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion baseball team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office. On what usually is a sleepy federal holiday at ...
In this Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy delivers to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

BY DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Royals and Danny Duffy thought Kansas City sports fans could use some good news. The team announced a $65 million, ...
Jake Arrieta is introduced at the Chicago Cubs' annual baseball fan convention Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

BY JAY COHEN CHICAGO (AP) — When the World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, star pitcher Jake Arrieta won’t be with ...
In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado celebrates after his grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi during the fourth inning of a baseball game, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Washington star Bryce Harper and Baltimore standouts Manny Machado and Zach Britton got big-money deals Friday as more ...
In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion flips his bat after a foul ball against the Cleveland Indians during fourth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians swung for the free-agent fences and connected: Edwin Encarnacion is joining the AL champions. Capping a year in which they came ...
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The Florida Gulf Coast University baseball team has announced a 2017 schedule that will offer the Eagles some well-deserved attention. The schedule features highly-anticipated matchups during March including in-state rivals ...
In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Aroldis Chapman, left, and Kris Bryant celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon misused him during the postseason, putting the hard-throwing reliever on the mound too often in Chicago’s ...
In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Dodger Stadium is viewed prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — A record six teams are paying baseball’s luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million and the New ...
In this June 29, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker (43) watches in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians,in Atlanta.

It’s been an on-again, off-again affair between Collier County and Major League Baseball. Now it’s off again. Commissioners voted unanimously to end discussions with the Atlanta Braves to build a ...
In this Sept. 25, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Blake DeWitt, left, laughs at Hiroki Kuroda as they sign autographs while wearing costumes as part of rookie hazing, after their Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

BY RONALD BLUM and JANIE McCAULEY NEW YORK (AP) — Huston Street believes in some of baseball’s oldest, tried-and-true traditions, and the reliever knows team building can be a real ...
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