• January 20, 2017

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Former Jets star Gastineau says he has several health issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Gastineau is trying to help sack safety issues in football.

Different era, different drug question for Rodriguez, Raines

NEW YORK (AP) — Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing whether he had used steroids.

Authorites: 2 LA Dodgers security guards stole balls, shirts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two security guards at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium have been arrested and are accused of stealing equipment, baseballs and jerseys from the major league team to sell online.

AP source: Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3-year deal

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Tigers' core still intact as spring training approaches

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander sat in the middle of the Tiger Den, the lounge at Comerica Park where he and his teammates were available to reporters before heading out on their winter caravan.

Jackpot! Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Soon, maybe, the Las Vegas Raiders.

Marlins acquire RHP Straily from Reds for 3 minor leaguers

MIAMI (AP) — Replacing Jose Fernandez will be a collective task for the Miami Marlins, with 14-game winner Dan Straily joining the effort Thursday.

The Latest: George W. Bush says ill parents "much better"

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local):

Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista back

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista.

Rod Carew passes 1-month mark since heart transplant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the one-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection.

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate

Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.

Longtime Astros slugger Bagwell elected to Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Bagwell struggled to describe how he felt soon after being elected to the Hall of Fame in his seventh year on the ballot.

Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Well, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season.

Pudge shrugs off slim first-ballot Hall margin, and reason

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ivan Rodriguez said he barely slept for three days waiting to find out whether he would get enough votes for election to baseball's Hall of Fame.

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.

Column: Hall vote shows some stains last longer than others

The takeaway from this year's Hall of Fame balloting is Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens likely will get in within the next five years. Shame it couldn't be this one.

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez elected to baseball Hall of Fame.

Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third baseman if he can stay healthy.

Bautista, Blue Jays agree to $18.5M, 1-year deal

TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays, after all.

Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK (AP) — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995.

Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition.

AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.