Farewell: Jeter wraps perfect All-Star Game finale

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Derek Jeter’s final All-Star Game is over and it was everything you could ask for.

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Angels honor Derek Jeter with pinstriped paddleboard

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Derek Jeter’s farewell campaign reached Anaheim on Wednesday and the Angels bestowed a pinstriped paddle board upon the future Hall of Famer.

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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.

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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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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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Giants score early knockout, advance to World Series

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The party started early in San Francisco.

Hunter Pence doubled home two runs with a slicing, broken-bat hit during a five-run third inning that chased Kyle Lohse, and the San Francisco Giants took a 7-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the decisive game of the NL championship series Monday night and never looked back.

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Sabathia hurls Yankees into ALCS

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NEW YORK - The big man on the mound for the New York Yankees came up big Friday night in the Bronx, shutting down the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 and sending the Yankees to the American League Championship Series against Detroit.

Royal perfection: King Felix tosses perfect game

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SEATTLE - Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez pitched the 23rd perfect game in major-league history on Wednesday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at Safeco Field.

Hernandez struck out 11 batters on 112 pitches. Sean Rodriguez was the 27th and final out of the game.

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