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Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski
Hall of Fame baseball player Carl Yastrzemski, born Aug. 22, 1939, played left field for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983. He was named to the All-Star team 18 times during that span and was the 1967 AL MVP. (Photo AP)
Hall of Fame baseball player Carl Yastrzemski, born Aug. 22, 1939, played left field for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983. He was named to the All-Star team 18 times during that span and was the 1967 AL MVP. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • On The Fly: Ray Allen Won't Play This Season

    On The Fly: Ray Allen Won't Play This Season
    Ray Allen has not played this season, and it will stay that way. He did not say he was retiring, leaving open the possibility of playing again next season. There was the thought that Allen, who played for Miami last season, might sign with a title contender. He won't, and if never comes back, he departs with two NBA titles, one in Boston, one in Miami. And he leaves many of us with vivid memories from his UConn days. ... UConn starts spring football practice Saturday. After this winter, imagine if the Huskies had no indoor practice facility. ... The Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society has named Mike Ryan, a UConn and Central grad, winner of the 2014 Most Distinguished Alumni Award. Ryan is sports medicine analyst for NBC Sports, recently worked the Super Bowl for the network and was the Jacksonville Jaguars trainer for 20 years. ... Lauren Hill was honored by the Hartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for her courage. Hill, a freshman who played at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, was named to the all-conference first team in women's basketball. She played in four games despite an inoperable brain tumor.
  • Alex Johnson dies at 72; Angels' troubled batting champ

    Alex Johnson, the only batting champion in Angels' history, died Saturday of complications from cancer. He was 72. His death was announced by the James H. Cole Home for Funerals in Detroit. Johnson hit .288 in 13 major league seasons, but it was his...

    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...

    Hall Of Fame, By The Numbers

    Voting There were 549 votes cast, with 412 needed for election: Randy Johnson, 534 (97.3 percent); Pedro Martinez, 500 (91.1); John Smoltz, 455 (82.9); Craig Biggio, 454 (82.7); Mike Piazza, 384 (69.9); Jeff Bagwell, 306 (55.7); Tim Raines, 302 (55.0);...

    Yankees' Jeter finishes career with win in Boston

    By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange BOSTON — Derek Jeter was at peace with his decision. The New York Yankees shortstop and future Hall of Famer was ready for his illustrious career to come to a close. So the 40-year-old captain put the...