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Jul 7, 2016

Rose sues Dowd over rape claims

Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio that Rose raped young teen girls during spring training. Rose said ...

Cueto makes case to be NL All-Star starter

Jul 7, 2016

Cueto makes case to be NL All-Star starter

Johnny Cueto intends to pitch in next week’s All-Star Game after not getting to play in his first appearance there two years ago. If Giants manager Bruce Bochy has any say in the matter, Cueto will start in the Midsummer Classic. Cueto pitched a ...

Piniella reflects on Ichiro's career

Jul 6, 2016

Piniella reflects on Ichiro's career

Lou Piniella, who in 2001 was Ichiro Suzuki’s first big league manager, spoke Tuesday about the Japanese star’s start with the Seattle Mariners and the impact of his career. “We won 116 games (in 2001) and Ichiro was a big part of it,” Piniella, ...

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Jul 6, 2016

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Masahiro Tanaka made one of his best starts of the season, throwing 7⅔ scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in a 9-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. With razor-sharp command of his splitter and slider, Tanaka (6-2) had White Sox ...

Jul 6, 2016

Cubs dominate All-Star Game rosters

After topping the major leagues during the first half of the season as they seek their first title in more than a century, the Chicago Cubs dominate the rosters for next week’s All-Star Game. The Cubs became the first team since the 1976 Cincinnati ...

Jul 6, 2016

Pirates' Kang investigated for sexual assault claim

Chicago police said Tuesday that they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho. In a statement, police said a 23-year-old female reported being assaulted by Kang inside a hotel. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the Chicago woman met ...

Jul 5, 2016

Struggling Reds fire pitching coach Riggins

The Cincinnati Reds dismissed pitching coach Mark Riggins on Monday, hoping to shake up a staff with the worst ERA in the majors. Riggins was in his first season after spending the previous four years as the organization’s minor league pitching coordinator. But with ...

Darvish loses Double-A rehab start

Jul 5, 2016

Darvish loses Double-A rehab start

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish gave up three runs and was tagged with the loss in his first rehab start Monday. Darvish, who was placed on the disabled list June 13 due to right-shoulder stiffness, allowed two earned runs while walking three and striking ...

Fueled by doubles, Red Sox crush Rangers

Jul 5, 2016

Fueled by doubles, Red Sox crush Rangers

The Texas Rangers have hit a rough stretch. Injuries to three of their starting pitchers are starting to catch up. Brock Holt homered, Sandy Leon had three of Boston’s season-high nine doubles, and the Red Sox pounded Texas’ pitching for 13 extra-base hits and ...

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Jul 4, 2016

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Hisashi Iwakuma allowed four runs in six-plus innings, but picked up his eighth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 to sweep the four-game series on Sunday. Iwakuma (8-6) allowed 10 hits but no walks and struck out ...