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Alex Rodriguez grievance hearing resumes at offices

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  • NEW YORK — Al夜网论坛ex Rodriguez was back at Major League Baseball's office Monday for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz already had presided over eight days of sessions, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and from Oct. 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to call witnesses when the hearing resumed. It was unclear whether the New York Yankees third baseman would testify. He had been scheduled for an investigatory interview with on Friday, but the session was canceled when Rodriguez's side said he was ill with flu-like systems and could not travel from California. has been expected to assert that Rodriguez should not be allowed to testify at his grievance if he first refused to answer 's questions at the investigatory interview. Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract, and the players' association filed the grievance to overturn the penalty.The three-time AL MVP said four years ago he used performance-enhancing drugs while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, but he has denied using them since. At the time of his suspension, said the penalty was for "use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years" and for "engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner's investiga[......]

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    NLCS Game 6: Must-see story lines with Dodgers-Cardinals series on the line

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  • Here's a radical idea. Let's stop talking about this insane, blown-way-out-of-proportion nonsense about the St. Louis Cardinals way (painted as stodgy guardians) vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers way (painted as the fun-loving, devil-may-care team).Both caricatures are only loosely rooted in truth. And this garbage about some vast gap between the fans in St. Louis and the fans in Los Angeles? Baloney. This is true lowest common denominator stuff here, folks. Tonight is Game 6. Tonight, we're going to be treated to an incredible pitching matchup between L.A. ace Clayton Kershaw, who has a 0.47 ERA in the playoffs, and St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha, who has a 0.64 ERA in October.MORE: First pitch 8:37 ET | Mouse ears issue | ALCS goes to Game 6 Isn't that enough? It definitely should be, but here are six other legitimate storylines for Game 6 tonight at Busch Stadium.1. What will the Dodgers get out of their banged-up stars? Hanley Ramirez is hampered by the rib injury from being drilled by a Joe Kelly fastball in Game 1, and Andre Ethier's ankle isn't 100 percent. Ethier is hitting .176 in the series and his range in center field is painfully limited.If Ramirez, especially, has been significantly helped by the day off, health-wise, that's a huge boost for the Dodgers. He hit .345 in the regular season and .500 in the NLDS against the Braves — with six extra-base hits and six RBIs in those four games — but is batting .167 with a pair of singles against the Cardinals.2. T[......]

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    Athletics acquire AL saves leader Jim Johnson from Orioles

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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.The A's got Johnson on Monday for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named, capping a busy day for general manager Billy Beane. MORE MOVES: Nats get Doug Fister | Phil Hughes to Twins | Cano, Yanks far apart The teams announced the trade late Monday. Balfour became a free agent after the season and is expected to command a multiyear deal. While Beane expressed confidence he could fill the ninth-inning duties from within, he opted for a trade — a common December practice for the GM and low-budget club.The 30-year-old Johnson converted 50 of 59 save opportunities in 2013, going 3-8 with a 2.94 ERA. He was tied with Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the major leagues saves lead.Johnson, who led the majors with 51 saves in 2012, earned $6.5 million in base salary this year. He also made a $25,000 bonus for finishing at least 55 games, leading the majors with 63.Also Monday, free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to terms on a $22 million, two-year contract with Oakland, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.The deal is 夜网论坛pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made a formal announcement.The A's reached agreement on a $600,000, one-year contract with right-hander Fernando Rodriguez. He was one of nine arbitration eligible players — and all w[......]

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    2014 spring training: Tanaka throws first bullpen session for Yankees

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  • TAMPA, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka shed the dark business suit and put on a gray Yankees T-shirt and blue shorts.Time to get to work. After agreeing to a $155 million, seven-year contract on Jan. 22 and chartering from Tokyo to New York in a 787 for a news conference, the 25-year-old right-hander threw his first bullpen session under the watch of the Yankees.Two days before the official start of the team's spring training workouts, Tanaka breezed through a 25-pitch bullpen session to catcher Francisco Cervelli on Thursday at New York's minor league complex. "I could see his face. Looks like he wants to have fun," Cervelli said.Tanaka threw two- and four-seam fastballs, splitters and sliders. Cervelli estimated Tanaka threw at about 60 percent strength, and he said pitcher Ivan Nova and coaches were around for the session."The fastball travels so well. I think his mechanics are so smooth," Cervelli said. "Japanese pitchers, they all got five, six pitches. So it's fun just to be behind the plate and catch it."Tan夜网论坛aka was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year in 27 starts and one relief appearance, leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to their first Japan Series title. Starting pitchers appear just once a week in Japan, so Tanaka will have to adjust to the major league schedule of starting every fifth day."You have to retrain the arm a little bit," Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "I'm trying right now to moderate his schedule according to what he's done in the past bec[......]

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    World Series journal: Baseball's long winter almost here

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  • BOSTON — It was only for a brief moment, and I was much more focused on the road in a driving rainstorm at not quite 6 in the morning, but I saw it clearly enough, and I know what I saw.The giant Kansas City Royals logo, shrouded in darkness and rain and maybe a little hail, was most definitely the back of the scoreboard of Kauffman Stadium. Just another ballpark gone quiet for the winter. There are 29 of them now, including the one I left about five hours earlier, Busch Stadium in St. Louis. WORLD SERIES 2013: Best images from the Fall Classic | Game 6 previewThere is definitely one game left, maybe two, in baseball in 2013, with Fenway Park the scene for the conclusion of the World Series. The ballparks won't all be left empty in the winter, because this is 2013, and will be 2014, and in most places, they just don't do empty for the winter anymore, because somewhere along the line there was a discovery that you could use a baseball stadium more than 81 days out of the year, plus playoffs. That discovery was longer ago than it might seem, and the best reminder of that is in Oakland, where the Raiders will play into December at the home of the A's. There still are CFL games to play in Toronto, and a monster truck rally there, too. College football has some bowl games in baseball parks. Hockey games have become a semi-regular feature, and this winter that will even include Dodger Stadium. In Texas, they had a food truck festival last weekend, and a Christian music[......]

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    World Series 2013: Boston celebrates, gears up for Saturday parade

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  • BOSTON — The Red Sox have now won three World Series in the past decade — but not since the days of Babe Ruth had Boston won a fall classic in its beloved Fenway Park.The historic feat sent Boston fans spilling into the streets Wednesday night to celebrate Boston's 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6. Amid the cheers and high-fives, the white lights of Boston's Prudential Tower read "GO SOX." "Words cannot describe how I feel," said Red Sox fan Sam D'Arrigo. "This is what being a Boston fan is all about."The win capped an emotional season for the Red Sox, one heavy with the reminder of the Boston Marathon bombings in April, which left three people dead and more than 260 wounded. Players wore "Boston Strong" logos on their left sleeves and a giant "B Strong" logo was mowed into Fenway's outfield. "We needed this," said Mark Porcaro of Boston. "They were an easy team to get behind because they stood up for us when we needed them most."An excited Boston Mayor Tom Menino tweeted: "Get the ducks ready, we're having a parade." He was referring to the duck boat parades the city had had during previous sports celebrations.After the game, police set up barriers to funnel the crowds away from Fenway Park and mounted police and officers on bicycles patrolled the area. Some fans were obviously intoxicated. A few young men climbed a pole holding a traffic light.A large group gathered near the marathon finish line, chanting and blocking traffic until police arriv[......]

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    Brewers' Ryan Braun regrets 65-game ban, eager to move on

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  • MILWAUKEE — While Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun doesn't think he can ever stop apologizing, he's also ready for a new chapter in his baseball career.It's been a unique offseason for Braun, the 2011 NL MVP trying to make amends with fans and teammates following his 65-game suspension last year for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement. "I don't ever know if I could apologize e夜网论坛nough for what's occurred, you know? I just continue to move forward and obviously I'll be apologetic," Braun said Sunday morning before an appearance at Brewers On Deck, the team's annual offseason fan event.Save for one heckler, Braun received a relatively warm welcome. At one point, he got a standing ovation when introduced on stage for a "Hollywood Squares" type game show. "I wish I could go back and do things differently, but I can't. All I can do is move forward and make the best of the opportunities presented to me," Braun told reporters.The event at a downtown Milwaukee convention center was Braun's first major public appearance since his admission last year that he took performance-enhancing drugs and accepted his suspension in late July, abandoning claims he was innocent.Since then, Braun has kept in touch with management and teammates. He's made at least one low-key appearance for a charity, and spoke to the media the day before Thanksgiving at a food drive at Miller Park.Braun said he thinks he's called every suite holder and many season ticket holders, an[......]

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    Derek Jeter retirement: players react to Yankees captain's news

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  • Derek Jeter is retiring after the 2014 season, he announced via Facebook on Wednesday. It's no surprise that, following the announcement, players reacted on Twitter.I've been a fan of everything Derek Jeter has done in this game, except for announcing his retirement before he's done playing.— Sam LeCure (@mrLeCure) February 12, 2014#FarewellCaptain— Jim Henderson (@JimHenderson29) February 12, 2014Might cry when Jeter plays his last game favorite player growing up...did it the right way— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) February 12, 2014All the best to Derek in his final season. He's been Nothing but class and I wish him health and much success this year.— Chris Dickerson (@CDickerson_PFTP) February 12, 2014 As a baseball player growing up in Michigan there was only 1 player u needed to look up to and it's going to be a sad day to c him go #Jeter— Ryan LaMarre (@RyanLaMarre4) February 12, 2014Grew up watching Jeter play. Always aspired to be the player he was on and off the field. #TheCaptain— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) February 13, 2014Derek Jeter is my idol, and will always be the example that I strive to follow. It's been an honor to share a diamond with The Captain #2— Hanley Ramirez (@HanleyRamirez) February 12, 2014Derek Jeter was my first wow moment on field my first year. Came up to me and patted me on the back & said "welcome and congrats" #rolemodel— Josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) February 12, 2014#TheCaptain Derek夜网论坛 Jeter will be missed...Won't find a better per[......]

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    Spring flooding? Toilets at A's stadium overflow again

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  • Just in time for opening day, the toilets at the Oakland Athletics' home field are raising a stink once again.Rain this weekend in Oakland caused plumbing at to overflow, spreading wastewater in restrooms and coaches' offices. Workers were mopping and sopping up the mess Saturday. The A's play their first game of the 2014 season on Monday at O.co Coliseum, a dated facility that is not among the best in baseball."We didn't even make to opening day," a player told Susan Slusser, the A's beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicl夜网论坛e. "Gives you something to tweet about today at least," a worker told her.While social media helped spread word of the mess, A's coach Mike Gallago posted video as effluent flowed from shower drains and porcelain thrones.It is not a unique situation. Drains flooded before, including last September. That was reportedly the third time it happened during the 2013 season.After a June 2013 mess, A's pitcher A.J. Griffin told The Associated Press: ''Make sure everybody finds out about this sewage thing. We need to get a new stadium.''No question.By the way, Slusser also noted the forecast doesn't look good for Monday's game.[......]

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    Red Sox 2014: Don't be surprised if Boston repeats

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  • This is the latest of our 30 team previews, which will run through March 30.When asked last spring to predict the order of finish in the American League East, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell joked that he wanted a hat and five slips of paper. The talent in the division, Farrell said, was that closely matched; the pennant winner could be any of the five. Then Farrell offered a caveat: There was no reason his new team, a Red Sox squad that had finished last in 2012, couldn’t win the division despite the national consensus that they were headed for fifth place again.Farrell and his boys made good on his suggestion: winning 97 games, the American League East, home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and, eventually, the 2013 World Series in six games over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was Boston’s third championship in 10 seasons, but this one was a little different. Several of the key faces — most buried in unruly beards by the end of October — were acquired after the Red Sox purged their roster during the 2012 campaign.David Ortiz (AP Photo) 2014: Impact rookies | Breakout candidatesMike Napoli, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, David Ross and Koji Uehara were added for 2013 and played important roles down the stretch with their new club. More important, they fit in seamlessly with holdovers such as David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz.That core is returning, making the Red Sox the prohibitive AL East favorite in 2014 — no pulling names from a[......]

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