Saturday, February 25, 2017

Baseball

Executive Director of the Major League Players Association Tony Clark answers questions at a news conference Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

NEW YORK (AP) — There won’t be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season. The players’ association has agreed to Major League Baseball’s proposal to have intentional walks without ...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller throws a pitch at the Indians baseball spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

BY TOM WITHERS GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Here’s a change or, ahem, a change-up: Andrew Miller has the Indians feeling nervous. The nastier-than-nasty left-hander, who makes his living fooling hitters ...
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

BY JANIE McCAULEY PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch ...
In this May 10, 2001, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Rick Ankiel pitches during the second inning against the Pittsburgh Piartes at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Ankiel said Monday, Feb. 21, 2017, that he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season's playoffs. (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the ...
Executive Director of the Major League Players Association Tony Clark answers questions at a news conference Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

BY JANIE McCAULEY PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances “unprecedented” and “unprofessional.” On Saturday, ...
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout speaks during a news conference at spring baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

BY GREG BEACHAM TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Although Mike Trout is a fairly well-known baseball player at this point, he still made his way around the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse ...
In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won’t be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his ...
In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brad Brach throws during the seventh inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Brad Brach became the first player to beat the Baltimore Orioles in salary arbitration in 22 years, ending the team’s nine-hearing winning streak. Brach ...
In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference following a meeting with team owners in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

BY NOAH TRISTER LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can’t offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike zone this ...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat Christie watch as President Donald Trump signs House Joint Resolution 41 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — While many of his constituents live outside Philadelphia, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apparently has a low opinion of the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans. Speaking ...
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