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  • Column: Bonds, Clemens, Rose deserve to be in Cooperstown

    Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown. While we’re at it, so does Pete Rose. Bonds’ criminal conviction stemming from baseball’s shameful steroids era was thrown out this week, Clemens was never…

  • Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

    CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not to blame for a string of fights and that opponents are mostly at fault. Yost says his team has not started “any…

  • Royals promote Finnegan from minors

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Finnegan was the 17th overall pick in last year’s draft. He had a 1.29 ERA in seven regular-season appearances…

  • Bernie Williams finally retires 9 years later

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired — finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame…

  • Mets closer Parnell is shut down for week with sore forearm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets closer Bobby Parnell’s rehabilitation for Tommy John surgery has been halted for a week because of right forearm soreness. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that team medical director…

  • Suzuki fills in for Miami; Yelich goes on DL with bad back

    MIAMI (AP) — For the next 10 days, at least, Ichiro Suzuki is an everyday outfielder again. Suzuki will continue to fill in for left fielder Christian Yelich, who was placed on the 15-day disabled…

  • Rays’ Alex Cobb has 1st bullpen session since injury

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has thrown 22 fastballs in his first bullpen session since being sidelined during spring training by forearm tendinitis. Cobb took the mound before Friday…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -115 at Cincinnati +105 Washington -125 at Miami +115 Atlanta -130 at Philadelphia +120 St. Louis -145 at Milwaukee +135 Pittsburgh -125 at Arizona +115 at Colorado -120 San Francisco…

  • Correction: White Sox-Tigers story

    DETROIT (AP) — In a story April 17 about a Detroit Tigers win over the White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the Chicago outfielder who couldn’t catch Castellanos’ liner in the…

  • MLB’s pace of play initiatives felt in TV production too

    When Phil Orlins produced “Sunday Night Baseball,” a clock started ticking down in his head the moment the last out ended an inning. Now, a real timer counts down in the ballpark during commercial breaks.…

  • Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez, from Cuba, becomes US citizen

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, a native of Santa Clara, Cuba, become a U.S. citizen Friday and was the keynote speaker during the ceremony for 140 other South Florida residents. The 22-year-old…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Atlanta -110 at Philadelphia +100 Washington -110 at Miami +100 Chicago -110 at Cincinnati +100 St. Louis -130 at Milwaukee +120 at Colorado -105 San Francisco -105 Pittsburgh -125 at Arizona…

  • Will Statcast change the way we view sports on TV?

    WASHINGTON — Baseball is a game of statistics, measured more closely and scrutinized more heavily than any other sport. But the more we understand the breakdowns of pitching and hitting figures, the more it highlights…

  • LEADING OFF: Mets go for record 12th win in row, visit Yanks

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ FAST TRACK Jacob deGrom and the surprising New York Mets try to set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory — they…

  • After brawl, Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox momentarily lost their cool and then fell again to the Kansas City Royals. A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead…