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Jul 20, 2014

Cubs file lawsuit over fake mascot

The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online. ...

Jul 19, 2014

Surgery set to end Sabathia's season

CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year. Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general manager Brian Cashman said he thinks “in theory” the ...

Jul 19, 2014

Canseco returns to A's for reunion

Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend. Until Friday, Canseco had not been back to the Coliseum since his playing days ended and he wrote his infamous book that ...

Giants find bats in victory

Jul 19, 2014

Giants find bats in victory

Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again, which is why they’re back in first place in the NL West. Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval homered Friday, and the Giants totaled 13 hits to beat the Miami Marlins 9-1. ...

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Jul 19, 2014

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish came to the rescue to help snap his team’s eight-game losing streak, matching his season high with 12 strikeouts en route to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Darvish (9-5) allowed one run and ...

Jul 17, 2014

Offerman lawsuit trial set to start

A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut. Offerman’s lawyer, Frank Riccio II, said Wednesday that testimony in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport is ...

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 ...