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Photographer: Twins’ Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A photographer who has covered the Minnesota Twins accused Miguel Sano of assault, posting on Twitter that the All-Star third baseman forcibly attempted to kiss her following an autograph session at a mall in 2015. Betsy Bissen tweeted Thursday that she screamed and resisted Sano until he gave up ”after a solid 10 minutes of fighting.” Bissen, who ...

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Report: Braves’ Adonis Garcia signs with Korean team

Adonis Garcia is reportedly heading to LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Championship league, opening a spot on the Braves’ 40-man roster. The move, which was first reported by Marcos Grunfeld of SportsVenezuela.com, has yet to be announced by Atlanta. The 32-year-old third baseman remains under contract with the Braves. His departure would open a spot on Atlanta’s 40-man roster. ...

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Ode to Sports: A year of anthems, Astros, Bama and Brady

Keep an eye on the clock, all through the night. Not far to go till the dawn’s early light. Twilight is gleaming. But, hey, we can see. Article continues below … (Now entering the game, Francis Scott Key.) Toast to the triumphs, sift through the debris, See off a year in which sports took a knee. FIRST QUARTER It’s New ...

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Ode to Sports: A year of anthems, Astros, Bama and Brady

Keep an eye on the clock, all through the night. Not far to go till the dawn’s early light. Twilight is gleaming. But, hey, we can see. Article continues below … (Now entering the game, Francis Scott Key.) Toast to the triumphs, sift through the debris, See off a year in which sports took a knee. FIRST QUARTER It’s New ...

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Letters describe slugger Ted Williams’ service in Korean War

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) Thirty-eight letters penned by Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, including one in which he described crash-landing a fighter jet with ”holes all over” it, are going up for auction. The letters written to his mistress show another side to Williams, who played for the Boston Red Sox, describing his second hiatus from baseball for military ...

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Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise’s first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later. And as his huge 2017 is coming to a close, the diminutive second baseman already is looking for ...

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Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise’s first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later. And as his huge 2017 is coming to a close, the diminutive second baseman already is looking for ...

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Letters describe slugger Ted Williams’ service in Korean War

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) Thirty-eight letters penned by Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, including one in which he described crash-landing a fighter jet with ”holes all over” it, are going up for auction. The letters written to his mistress show another side to Williams, who played for the Boston Red Sox, describing his second hiatus from baseball for military ...

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Reliever Jared Hughes, Reds agree to $4.5M, 2-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) Reliever Jared Hughes and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2020. Hughes gets $2,125,000 in each of the next two seasons under the deal announced Tuesday, and the Reds have a $3 million option with a $250,000 buyout. He can earn an additional $750,000 annually in performance ...

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Sabathia’s $10M deal finalized by Yanks; payroll up to $178M

NEW YORK (AP) CC Sabathia’s $10 million, one-year contract has been finalized by the Yankees, a deal that raises New York’s projected luxury tax payroll for next year to about $178 million. The deal was announced Tuesday, about 10 days after the sides reached an agreement pending a physical. The 37-year-old left-hander is taking a pay cut from the $25 ...

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