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  • Cubs, Chris Coghlan, Welington Castillo agree to contracts

    Cubs, Chris Coghlan, Welington Castillo agree to contracts
    The Chicago Cubs trimmed their list of unsigned arbitration eligible players to four after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.505 million contract with outfielder Chris Coghlan and a one-year, $2.1 million contract with catcher Welington Castillo....
  • Former Dodger Orel Hershiser gets his price in Vegas

    Former Dodger Orel Hershiser gets his price in Vegas
    Dodgers pitching great Orel Hershiser has sold a home in Las Vegas for the asking price of $227,750. Hershiser, who owns a number of investment properties in Clark County, put the home on the market in October and had a buyer in three days, records...
  • CBS' James Brown will receive the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award

    CBS' James Brown will receive the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award
    James Brown, the host of CBS' NFL pregame show "The NFL Today" since 2006 and special correspondent for CBS News, is the winner of the second-annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award. Given to a sports journalist who has made significant contributions to...
  • Commissioner predicts MASN dispute will end in 'reasonably short order'

    Commissioner predicts MASN dispute will end in 'reasonably short order'
    Baseball’s new commissioner said he believes the dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals over television rights fees can be resolved in “reasonably short order” and he thinks both franchises could host the All-Star...
  • Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14

    Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14
    1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.  1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
  • Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player

     Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player
    Ernie Banks was not supposed to be the Chicago Cubs' first black player. Gene Baker, a fancy-fielding, 28-year-old shortstop with the Cubs' top farm team, was penciled in for that role in 1953. The previous year, Baker's manager with the Los Angeles...
  • Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade

    Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade
    The Orioles held a teleconference Friday with executive vice president Dan Duquette and new outfielder Travis Snider, whom the Orioles acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Snider will not be at FanFest; a huge Seattle Seahawks fan...
  • After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?

    After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?
    Will they be better this season? That’s the big, immediate, simple question. Will the 2015 Dodgers be an improved team over the one seen last season? You can hate every trade, question every signing and fear for their future once the contracts...
  • Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever

    Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever
    Jim Marshall remembers the shortest scouting meeting Giants manager Alvin Dark ever had before a three-game series at Wrigley Field in 1961. "Just walk Ernie Banks four times, and we'll win this series," Marshall recalled Saturday. Marshall and...
  • An Open Letter From Hartford To St. Louis: Don't Do It!

    An Open Letter From Hartford To St. Louis: Don't Do It!
    To The Good People of St. Louis: I saw the headlines about Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, proposing to build a stadium in Los Angeles, and your plan for a new stadium on the Mississippi River that would cost as much as $985 million, nearly...
  • Former Bruins shortstop Brandon Crawford agrees to $3.175-million contract

    Former Bruins shortstop Brandon Crawford agrees to $3.175-million contract
    Former UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration Tuesday after agreeing to a one-year contract worth more than $3.1 million. Crawford, who made $560,000 last season, was asking for $3.95 million in his first year...