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Jeter takes bow in final All-Star Game

Jul 16, 2014

Jeter takes bow in final All-Star Game

Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more than a minute at Target Field, then seized ...

A's slugger Cespedes retains crown in Home Run Derby

Jul 15, 2014

A's slugger Cespedes retains crown in Home Run Derby

Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed Home Run Derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength. Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering ...

Jul 15, 2014

Lawyers sue A-Rod for unpaid fees

Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: He is being sued by his own lawyer. Attorney David Cornwell’s law firm filed papers Monday in Manhattan federal court saying the New York Yankees star owes more than $380,000 related to their work fighting his steroid suspension. ...

Giants pair make history

Jul 14, 2014

Giants pair make history

Madison Bumgarner was so enthused by seeing Buster Posey hit a grand slam, he did the same thing the next inning. Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in a season, and Posey also hit a slam Sunday ...

Athletics can't solve Iwakuma

Jul 13, 2014

Athletics can't solve Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma was impressed with his likeness on the bobblehead the Seattle Mariners handed out on Saturday night. The fans who got them were likely more impressed with the real version on the mound. Iwakuma pitched a career-high 8⅔ innings, and Kyle Seager and ...

Matsuzaka fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins

Jul 13, 2014

Matsuzaka fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins

The New York Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka matched his big league-career high with 10 strikeouts on Saturday, but did not get a decision in a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. Matsuzaka allowed four runs and four hits in six innings with four walks at ...

Jul 12, 2014

Messi, Neymar make shortlist

FIFA on Friday named Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Brazil’s Neymar and Colombian star James Rodriguez among the nominees for the World Cup Golden Ball. Four-time world player of the year Messi, Neymar, whose tournament was ended prematurely by a back injury, and Rodriguez feature among ...

Richards leads Angels to win

Jul 12, 2014

Richards leads Angels to win

MLB Angels 3 Rangers 0 Pitching with a chip on his shoulder, Garrett Richards succeeded Friday night in displaying what the American League All-Star team will be missing next Tuesday in Minneapolis. The right-hander allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal ...

Jul 11, 2014

Reds' Phillips has thumb surgery

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is expected to miss six weeks after he has surgery on Friday to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb. Phillips injured his thumb diving for a ground ball in the eighth inning Wednesday night and an MRI ...

Tigers beat up on rival Royals

Jul 11, 2014

Tigers beat up on rival Royals

Torii Hunter insisted the first-place Tigers weren’t trying to send a message to the second-place Royals as the AL Central rivals began a four-game series leading into the All-Star break. They did it anyway. Everybody who stepped to the plate for Detroit had at ...

Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament, season in doubt

Jul 11, 2014

Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament, season in doubt

Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees hope their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season. General manager Brian Cashman said Thursday night that Tanaka could return in six weeks, but didn’t ...

Jul 10, 2014

Ruth mementos to be auctioned off

The first ball Babe Ruth hit over the fence in Yankee Stadium and his 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox are among about three dozen Ruth-related items scheduled for auction in Baltimore. The auction at the Sports Legends Museum will be held Saturday ...