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Minnesota Twins pitcher Anibal Sanchez (19) throws at baseball spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 6:12 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation. For the Twins, he's another option in a situation with few of them proven. For Sanchez, it's a late-career chance to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, United States vice-captain Tiger Woods watches a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Woods was appointed a vice captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup. Woods still wants to play on the team in Paris this September. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
February 20, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods will be in France this year for the Ryder Cup as a vice captain. Still to be determined is whether he gets to play. U.S. captain Jim Furyk appointed Woods and Steve Stricker as two more of his vice captains for the Sept. 28-30 matches at Le Golf National...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, St. Bonaventure's Jaylen Adams (10) reacts after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio. Guard Jaylen Adams figures St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt can save his breath when informing his players they've not accomplished anything just yet. The Bonnies leading scorer requires no reminder of how easily a mid-major program's third consecutive 20-win season that includes wins over Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont and Syracuse can be rendered moot once the NCAA Tournament selection committee determines its brackets next month. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
February 20, 2018 - 5:47 pm
Guard Jaylen Adams figures St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt can save his breath when informing his players they've not accomplished anything just yet. The Bonnies leading scorer requires no reminder of how easily a mid-major program's third consecutive 20-win season that includes victories over...
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February 20, 2018 - 5:05 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When last seen, Lance McCullers plunked four Los Angeles Dodgers during the first three innings of Game 7 of the World Series. On Tuesday, a few hours before his first live bullpen session of the spring with the Houston Astros, the game within a game between pitcher and...
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February 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are famished for success after a down 2017. After winning back-to-back AL West championships, the Rangers went from winning 97 games in 2016 to a 78-84 record last season and finishing 23 games behind the Houston Astros. "Hungry dogs run faster," Rangers...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Fans longing for a professional hockey team in Seattle will soon be able to put down some money for season tickets. Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Oak View Group, which is trying to bring an NHL team to the city, announced Tuesday that beginning March 1, people can make refundable...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:53 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are trying to fill a hole at second base that's dragged down their offense the past couple of years. Enter Ian Kinsler. Kinsler is part of a revamped Angels' infield that will include Zack Cozart, an All-Star last year in Cincinnati, at third base while...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 20, 2018 - 4:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth attempt to salvage a 1-1 draw for Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday. The forward's longest goal drought against any opponent ended after 730 minutes when Chelsea was made to pay for a rare slip in...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos went into his fifth major league season as an established third baseman. He came out of it as the Detroit Tigers' right fielder. "Because of all the trades and the way the team was going, and building for the future and acquiring other infielders, it's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice at Chase Field for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game in Phoenix. A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 20, 2018 - 4:37 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox didn't commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer. When he lands in the middle of the order, some of the everyday hitters will have to get used to fewer at-bats each week. New manager Alex Cora must navigate the complexities of lineup...
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