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  • Authorities question Cubs’ Castro after shooting

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting Saturday morning in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Castro…

  • UNDATED: Add 2015 Sports Calendar

    ___ September 1 — Major League Baseball, Active rosters expand to 40 players. 1-6 — Cycling, UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Vallnord, Andorra. 2-7 — Auto racing, NHRA, U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis. 3 — Athletics, IAAF…

  • UNDATED: Add 2015 Sports Calendar

    ___ May 1-3 — Men’s golf, PGA Champions, Insperity Championship, The Woodlands, Texas. 1-3 — Diving, FINA World Series, London. 1-17 — Ice Hockey, IIHF World Championships, Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. 2 — Horse…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA-SCHEDULE Rockets grab division lead…Bucks crush Hawks…Cavs bounce back UNDATED (AP) — Josh Smith was quite productive in his Houston Rockets debut. Smith scored 21 points and had eight rebounds as the Rockets downed Memphis…

  • Reports: Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Carp

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media report free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for his first team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. The reports say Kuroda, who turns 40 in February,…

  • Reports: Kuroda to return to Japan, pitch for Carp

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, a free agent with the Yankees, will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for the Hiroshima Carps. Japanese broadcaster NHK and other reports said…

  • What to know about the Nationals non-roster invitees

    WASHINGTON – This is a fun time of year for those of us baseball geeks who like to get into every little detail of the offseason. The Washington Nationals announced their preliminary list of non-roster…

  • Longtime Rangers clubhouse man Macko dies at 86

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joe Macko, who hit 306 home runs in nearly 2,000 minor league games before a long career as a clubhouse manager with the Texas Rangers, has died. He was 86. The…

  • Cleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For this golden anniversary, there won’t be any gifts exchanged or champagne-sipping celebrations. There’s no reason to party or toast these 50 years, a half-century of sports suffering and failure best forgotten.…

  • Longest Title Drought Cities

    MLB-NFL-NBA-NHL Yrs — City: Last title team 51 — San Diego: Chargers (AFL 1963) 50 — Cleveland: Browns (NFL 1964) 49 — Buffalo: Bills (AFL 1965) 44 — Vancouver: Canucks (none-began play in 1970-71 season)…

  • Rangers’ Nash awarded hat trick day after game vs. Caps

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers. A little help from the NHL official scorer…

  • AP source: Braves, Grilli agree to 2-year deal

    ATLANTA (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves and veteran reliever Jason Grilli have agreed to a two-year contract. The person says the agreement includes…

  • Orioles claim catcher Lavarnway off waivers from Cubs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Lavarnway played in 10 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, going hitless in 10 at-bats. He…

  • MLB average salary exceeds $3.8 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise in more than a decade, putting big leaguers on track to top the…

  • Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester. Peavy knew where he wanted to be. Anyway, he needed…