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  • Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return

    Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return
    MESA, Ariz. — None of Manny Ramirez’s 555 career home runs was hit as a member of the Cubs, who nevertheless rehired him as a hitting consultant despite his past association with performance-enhancing drugs. Moreover, President Theo...
  • David Ortiz Arrives, Makes Belly Comparison To New Teammate Pablo Sandoval

    David Ortiz Arrives, Makes Belly Comparison To New Teammate Pablo Sandoval
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. "My belly hasn't grown like Panda," David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, the final...
  • Giancarlo Stanton arrives at Marlins camp with no fear of fastballs, expectations

    JUPITER, Fla. The $325 million man is ready to go. Giancarlo Stanton, four months removed from signing the richest contract in baseball history, is ready to put the beanball that shattered teeth, broke bones in his face and sidelined him for the final 17...
  • Weight of $325 million contract won't wobble Stanton

    Weight of $325 million contract won't wobble Stanton
    Giancarlo Stanton’s lifting program this season and beyond may go beyond kettle bells and medicine balls. He now is shouldering the weight of the most lucrative contract in North American professional sports history. Speaking with the media before...
  • A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

    Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of...
  • After three second-place finishes, it may be CLC's turn at the top in softball

    After three second-place finishes, it may be CLC's turn at the top in softball
    After back-to-back-to-back second-place finishes, those associated with College of Lake County softball are eager to scratch the Skyway Conference championship itch this spring. And it starts at the top, with longtime coach Sue Garcia, who is entering...
  • Andre Ethier is hoping for a starting job in Dodgers' crowded outfield

    Andre Ethier is hoping for a starting job in Dodgers' crowded outfield
    Andre Ethier reported to spring training hopeful that he would have an opportunity to claim a starting position in the Dodgers' crowded outfield. "I would hope so and think so," Ethier said. "With me still being here, I have to assume that they're at...
  • Despite eye condition, prospect Julio Urias dazzles on the mound

    Despite eye condition, prospect Julio Urias dazzles on the mound
    Whether Julio Urias is pitching or seated in front of his locker, his left eye is always nearly closed. He can see from the eye, but it contains benign mass. The condition required three operations in childhood and produced a droopy eyelid. "That's...
  • Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers

    Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers
    They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists. Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
  • Varsity scores: Feb. 23

    Varsity scores: Feb. 23
    Baseball   Olympia 4, Dr. Phillips 3 Buzz: Michael Byrne tossed 6 innings and had 8 strikeouts for Olympia (3-0). Francis Villamin had a walk-off single. Cormac Holbrook had a home run for Dr. Phillips (1-4).     West Orange 8, CFCA 4 Buzz:...
  • Giants reliever Hunter Strickland learning to compose himself

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Hunter Strickland admits it still irks him a bit that people remember all the home runs he gave up during the 2014 postseason but don't recall the big outs he got that helped propel the Giants' World Series run. The big difference now...