CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free agent Yu Darvish, hoping to add the right-hander to their rotation as they try for a second championship in three seasons.
ATLANTA (AP) — When Chipper Jones took stock of all of the familiar names he's on the cusp of rejoining, he wondered if it might be time to expand the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Tebow will be at spring training with the New York Mets.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's Kat Tudor had an easy explanation for her career-night against rival Oregon.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria just can't envision it: a reliever riding in from the bullpen on a cart to speed up games.
NEW YORK (AP) — The players' association rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract.
NEW YORK (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez vows to have a quiet voice with the New York Mets.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual rebuild.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce was surprised by the free-agent market.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs bolstered their revamped bullpen on Wednesday, bringing back Brian Duensing with a $7 million, two-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen didn't run from the challenge in Pittsburgh, he embraced it. A rising star on a franchise mired in two decades of losing, McCutchen bet on the Pirates in the spring of 2012 by signing a six-year contract, gambling that he could become one of the game's best…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical.
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Marcell Ozuna knew he was likely to be traded when the Miami Marlins began their salary purge during the offseason, and he paid special attention to the rumors about where he might play this year.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros already had two Cy Young winners on their staff. They're hoping Gerrit Cole can make it three.
Keith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature "Whoa, Nelly!" From the World Series to the Olympics, NFL to NBA, he did it all over five decades as a sportscaster, but most appropriately his final assignment bef…
PANEVEZYS, Lithuania (AP) — LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7.
TORONTO (AP) — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract Friday, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player.
NEW YORK (AP) — Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant put up another big number on Friday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles 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.
ATLANTA (AP) — It was a question that came up again this week when Atlanta played host to Georgia's overtime loss to Alabama in the national championship game , complete with the squandering of a double-digit lead.
HONOLULU (AP) — Jordan Spieth has played good golf in the opening round of the Sony Open each of the last two years and has little to show for it.
NEW YORK (AP) — The hot corner figures to be sizzling Friday when players and teams swap proposed salaries in arbitration.
MIAMI (AP) — It's halftime in the NBA.
ATLANTA (AP) — A baseball agent has been fired after an accusation he used a camera to surreptitiously record clients in a shower.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce and his proven bat are headed back to the New York Mets.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — In the soundstage where Johnny Carson and Jay Leno spent four decades filming "The Tonight Show," a former Washington State computer science student named Seagull is pursuing a South Korean teenager with a very big gun.
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban's greatest rival, his most persistent foe, is human nature. So far, Saban is winning that matchup.
BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23 to discuss his time in office and the next chapter in his life.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — What to do with a new $71 million minor league baseball stadium during the winter?
The New York Giants had the busiest day in their search for a new coach, interviewing New England Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from Kansas City in a three-team trade that also included the Chicago White Sox.
Carmen "Carm" Cozza, who coached Yale to 10 Ivy League football titles over 32 years as well as the famed 29-29 tie with Harvard, died Thursday. He was 87.
BOSTON (AP) — One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year-old Chicago Cubs fan is suing team owners to force them to provide better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — When Hue Jackson was hired less than two years ago, he was greeted in the lobby of the Browns' headquarters by cheering team employees.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.T. Miller was in the perfect spot in front of the goal to take advantage of a rebound in overtime and keep the New York Rangers perfect in four regular season outdoor games.
The final touchdown of the NFL regular season put an end to the longest playoff drought in U.S. pro sports.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Pominville can appreciate how much everything around the Winter Classic has changed over the years.
If you liked the spectacle that was Mayweather-McGregor, you're going to love 2018.
Roy Halladay seemed from another time. He pitched deep into games — complete games, the vanished art — and won a couple of Cy Young Awards along the way.
Keep an eye on the clock, all through the night.
J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.