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Former St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Cubs hurler Dizzy Dean, right, and Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Monarchs, discuss pitching techniques before the start of a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, May 24, 1942, between Dean's All-Stars and the Monarchs, an African American team.  (AP Photo)

Striving to Preserve: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Revived at 25

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — It’s easy “to fall in love with the romanticism” of the Negro Leagues, Bob Kendrick said. And the vibrant cast and vivid tales have been not merely preserved, but animated, by the efforts of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which has defied humble roots and wobbly times to suddenly begin its 25th year. The museum continues …

Former NFL Players Put Trust in ‘The Trust’

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the league itself recognized the need for help in not only adjusting to the world outside of football, but surviving …

White Sox Ace Out 3 Weeks

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Sale was unloading the back of his truck, general manager Rick Hahn explained Saturday. Sale, though, told quite a different tale. Asked what happened, the three-time All-Star launched into …

Celtics Rally Past Hornets

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boston — Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night. It was the third straight win for the Celtics, who were outscored …

In Brief: Herman Grabs First-Round Lead in Florida

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy hit a 2-iron out of play on his opening hole and made a double bogey. A wind with gusts that approached 35 mph provided a rude welcome to just about everyone Thursday …

Angels Await Decision Regarding Hamilton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Mike Scioscia and players declined to discuss specifics of Josh Hamilton’s situation Thursday, but voiced concern and support for the veteran outfielder, who met with Major League Baseball officials the …

Star’s Ban Ends: Judge Rules for Peterson After Hearing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future remains cloudy. A federal judge sided with the NFL Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator improperly applied a new disciplinary policy retroactively to the Minnesota …

Baseball Teams Talk Domestic Violence

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mesa, Ariz. — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics started Thursday morning in a makeshift clubhouse classroom, among the …

Panthers Add Veteran Scorer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers have never hoisted hockey’s holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993. And now their paths will surprisingly align, with hope of completing those quests. Chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern …

LeBron: Don’t Scout Kid

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As an Ohio teenage hoops sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by colleges across the country. Now, he’s living it as a dad. And he’s not enjoying it. James said there are already colleges …

Koufax Believes In Kershaw

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Sandy Koufax is confident that Clayton Kershaw won’t be remembered for his playoff struggles. The 79-year-old Koufax was at the first full-squad workout for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, and the Hall of Famer said he was certain Kershaw would have success in future …

Sox Star Not Thrilled With Speed-Up Rules

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Moncada Arrives At Red Sox Facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 …