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  • Hotels question Palm Beach County plans to raise hotel tax

    Hotels question Palm Beach County plans to raise hotel tax
    Palm Beach County's proposed hotel tax increase is raising concerns about how to spend the money, even before it gets the go-ahead to be tacked onto hotel bills. The County Commission Tuesday decides whether to raise the tax on hotel stays and other...
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Pirates' Prez Coonelly apologies to Marlins over Stanton flap

    Pirates' Prez Coonelly apologies to Marlins over Stanton flap
    Marlins President David Samson has been in touch with Pittsburgh Pirates' counterpart Frank Coonelly since his comments about Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, $325 million contract. A former senior vice president in the Commissioner's Office, Coonelly told...
  • White Sox bolster outfield with Melky Cabrera

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH Continuing a busy offseason that includes the addition of right-handed starter Jeff Samardzija, closer David Robertson and first baseman/designated hitter Adam LaRoche, the Chicago...
  • Nelson Cruz takes well-worn path to Mariners

    There is a little more to Nelson Cruz than his ability to blast a majestic, towering home run with a short, violent swing of the bat. Of course, that aspect has helped define a major-league career that made him a three-time all-star and helped earn...
  • Orioles have signed Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva, source says

    Orioles have signed Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva, source says
    The Orioles made their latest acquisition in the international free agent market by signing Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva earlier this month, according to a club source.  Leyva, 24, signed with the Orioles for a bonus of $180,000, the source said.  The...
  • White Sox still have holes to fill after flurry of offseason moves

    White Sox still have holes to fill after flurry of offseason moves
    If the major question surrounding the White Sox this offseason was whether they planned to be competitive in 2015, they answered it in a matter of hours Monday night when they traded for starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and signed closer David Robertson....
  • A.J. Burnett's return to Pirates follows plan of his own making

    While the Pirates were losing to the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild-card game Oct. 1, A.J. Burnett watched from home. He turned to his wife, Karen, with a question. "Why am I not there?" "From then on," Burnett said Saturday at...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...
  • White Sox beef up rotation with Samardzija

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH Jeff Samardzija is coming home after a brief detour to the West Coast as the Chicago White Sox keep adding to their roster. In a deal consummated Dec. 8 and officially announced Dec....
  • Royals replace DH Butler with Morales

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH Three weeks after losing free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to the Oakland A's, the Kansas City Royals landed a replacement. The Royals and free agent designated hitter...