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Ichiro moves closer to milestone with three hits in victory

Jul 18, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to milestone with three hits in victory

Ichiro Suzuki was floored by the consistent, appreciative reception from a packed road crowd, which cheered him every chance it got. He was touched, too, by actions of St. Louis Cardinals players who gave him plenty of time to gather it in all weekend. ...

Gurriel signs with Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Gurriel signs with Astros

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow first saw Yulieski Gurriel play a decade ago in a tournament in Amsterdam. He imagined him playing in the major leagues and made that dream a reality Saturday when he signed the Cuban free agent to a five-year deal ...

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Jul 17, 2016

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Yu Darvish was pleased with his first start since June 8 after recovering from shoulder discomfort, even though his pitch count quickly rose and he fell short of pitching five innings. Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient ...

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season. Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only ...

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 ...

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

MLB All-Star Game gets record-low TV rating

The MLB All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating for the second straight year. The American League’s 4-2 victory over the NL in San Diego on Tuesday night got a 5.4 rating on Fox. The previous low was 6.6 last year for the ...

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

Jul 13, 2016

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

As Major League Baseball prepares for talks about the 2020 Olympics, commissioner Rob Manfred said “from a calendar prospective, the dates of the Tokyo Games are not ideal.” The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to support a six-nation tournament that year ...