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Jul 16, 2016

Broncos, Miller finalize lofty deal

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller practiced both pirouettes and patience this offseason. While his dance moves didn’t earn him the title on “Dancing With The Stars,” Miller’s stare-down in contract negotiations paid off Friday when he signed a six-year, $114.5 million deadline deal with ...

Strasburg baffles Bucs,  moves to 13-0

Jul 16, 2016

Strasburg baffles Bucs, moves to 13-0

Stephen Strasburg so badly wanted to start the Washington Nationals’ first game after the break that he gave up the chance to pitch in the All-Star Game in his hometown of San Diego. His 13th victory was a reward for that. Strasburg allowed one ...

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

Jul 15, 2016

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

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Kohei Miyadai has helped pull off some improbable wins for the University of Tokyo on the mound at Jingu Stadium this year. He traded in his Todai colors for the Hinomaru on Friday, but fell just short of being part of another magic moment. ...

Jul 15, 2016

JPBPA opposes potential mid-season change to collision rule

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association on Friday decided to oppose Nippon Professional Baseball’s potential mid-year introduction of the revised guidelines on preventing home plate collisions. The controversial guideline introduced this season strictly prohibits fielders from remaining in the third-base line as runners approach ...

Jul 15, 2016

Lions cut pitcher Van Hekken

The Seibu Lions terminated left-hander Andy Van Hekken’s contract and placed him on waivers, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 36-year-old joined Seibu ahead of this season and was in the starting rotation at the beginning of the season, but struggled with a ...

Jul 15, 2016

Training clinic owner sues MLB

The owner of a training and sports medicine clinic sued Major League Baseball and several of its employees Thursday, claiming they caused the company’s social media accounts to be illegally hacked during the sport’s Biogenesis investigation. Neiman Nix, a 29th-round draft pick of the ...

Jul 15, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa put on 15-day DL

The Boston Red Sox have placed right-hander Junichi Tazawa on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. The move is retroactive to July 4. To fill Tazawa’s spot on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox recalled righty William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket. ...

Dodgers optimistic Kershaw will be back soon

Jul 15, 2016

Dodgers optimistic Kershaw will be back soon

The Dodgers got some encouraging news on the eve of resuming play after the All-Star break, with word that injured ace Clayton Kershaw could soon return to the starting rotation. After Kershaw played catch Thursday at Dodger Stadium, manager Dave Roberts said the left-hander ...

Jul 14, 2016

BayStars finalize deal with reliever Broadway

The Yokohama BayStars have signed right-handed reliever Mike Broadway for the remainder of the season, the Central League team announced Thursday. Broadway made four appearances for the San Francisco Giants this season, posting an 11.81 ERA with four strikeouts. The 29-year-old started his career ...