Derek Jeter to retire after the 2014 season

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Simultaneously surprising and not surprising: Derek Jeter has announced that 2014 will be his last season.

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Alex Rodriguez dismisses his lawsuit against MLB, MLBPA

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This is pretty unexpected. Alex Rodriguez has filed a notice with the court dismissing his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the the MLBPA.  It’s a voluntary dismissal pursuant to Federal Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), which means that he can re-file it at a later date if he wishes to.

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Alex Rodriguez receives 162-game suspension
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a 162-game suspension from arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, effectively ruling him out for the 2014 season. The suspension also covers the postseason.


Triumph after tragedy: Boston celebrates after World Series win

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Six months after twin bombings shattered the city, Boston culminated its comeback Wednesday night, clinching its first World Series title at Fenway Park in 95 years.

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MLB braces for potential drug scandal after report

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Baseball is bracing for another potential drug scandal after a major report from ESPN on Tuesday night said as many as 20 players could face penalties for their ties to a Miami anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs.

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Marathon bombing victim and ‘hero in cowboy hat’ throw 1st pitch at Fenway

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A Boston Marathon victim and his rescuer threw out first pitches at Fenway on Tuesday.

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Army Lt. Col. surprises daughter on ceremonial first pitch

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There was a touching moment before tonight’s Red Sox/Rays game, as nine-year-old Alayna Adams threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tropicana Field and was reunited with her dad in the process.

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Jonny Gomes orders custom bat with names of the Boston Marathon bombing victims

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is using a custom bat Sunday to honor Boston Marathon victims and the MIT police officer who was shot and killed.

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No matter what, Opening Day still special

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Joe Posnanski: When you cut through the nonsense, it doesn’t matter that baseball opens in New York and not in Cincinnati.

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Shocker: Josh Hamilton signs a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels

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The hot stove season always takes unexpected turns, and this afternoon it took the most unexpected turn we’ve seen in some time.  Seemingly out of nowhere the Los Angeles Angels swooped in and signed Josh Hamilton.  Legendary L.A. radio man Joe McDonnell had the first news that a deal with close. Within an hour it was reported by multiple sources, starting with ESPN Dallas, that the Angels and Hamilton had reached deal.  Fox’s Jon Paul Morosi was the first to report that it was a five-year deal. The money: $125 million.

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Giants sweep Tigers to take World Series crown

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Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.

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Giants blank Tigers again, one win from World Series sweep

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Ryan Vogelsong escaped trouble three times and Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead triple to lead San Francisco over the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Saturday night and move the Giants into a 3-0 World Series lead.

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