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Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips…

Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago

Slow market changed Bruce's outlook before return…

A slow free-agent market changed Jay Bruce's outlook a little bit before he returned to the New York Mets for a $39 million, three-year

AP source: Cubs, Duensing agree to $7 million…

AP Source: Chicago Cubs, LH reliever Brian Duensing agree to $7 million, 2-year contract

Reliever Addison Reed, Twins finalize $16.75M…

Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins' bullpen

Bucs make "emotionally challenging" call to trade…

The Pirates have closed the book on the Andrew McCutchen era

Howie Kendrick and Nationals agree to $7M, 2-year…

The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical

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Hall of Fame ump Harvey, called 'God' by players…

Hall of Fame baseball umpire Doug Harvey has died

Ozuna excited to join playoff contender in St…

Marcell Ozuna wasn't surprised by trade from Marlins, was happy with his destination in St. Louis

Cole fire: Astros heat up hot stove by acquiring…

World Series champion Houston Astros acquire Gerrit Cole in 5-player trade with Pittsburgh Pirates

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are scoreless in their regular-season pro debut in Lithuania

Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with…

Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player, topping Bryce Harper's $21,625,000 salary this year with Washington

Orioles avoid arbitration with Machado, Britton…

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $16 million contract with third baseman Manny Machado and a $12 million deal with injured closer Zach Britton, avoiding arbitration with both stars

Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration…

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant agrees to $10.85 million, one-year deal, setting record for player eligible for arbitration for first time

AP sources: Mets, Bruce agree to $39M, 3-year deal

Two people familiar with the negotiations say free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is set to return to the New York Mets after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract

Baseball agent fired after report he placed camera in shower

A baseball agent has been fired after an accusation he used a camera to surreptitiously record clients

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Farm team: Minor league Yard Goats offering yoga with goats

Putting the farm in farm team, minor league Yard Goats offering yoga classes with real goats

Dodgers get Alexander in 3-team trade with White Sox, Royals

The NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from Kansas City in a three-team trade that also includes the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox got veteran relievers Luis Avilan and Joakim Soria and cash