MLB Playoffs

Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis points skyward before crossing home plate after his home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
May 19, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well. Boston's rookie sparkplug then stepped to the plate and gave the kid something extra to be excited about. Chavis homered on the next pitch after...
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Salford City co-owners Gary Neville, second left, David Beckham, center, and Phil Neville watch the National League Play-off Soccer Final at Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday, May 11, 2019. David Beckham watched on at Wembley as Salford secured their Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde in the Vanarama National League play-off final. The former England captain joined some of his fellow co-owners from Manchester United's 'Class of 92' to cheer on Graham Alexander's side as the club secured promotion to the Football League for the first time. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 4:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — David Beckham watched his Salford team secure its Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium in the National League playoff final on Saturday. The former England captain joined some of his fellow co-owners from Manchester United's "Class of 92" players —...
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Cincinnati Reds' Yasiel Puig speaks to reporters prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 15, 2019 - 10:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig was late arriving to Dodger Stadium Monday in his first game since being traded to Cincinnati. He turned up with a bang once the game began. Puig hammered a two-run homer in the first inning off Clayton Kershaw, who was making his season debut for the Dodgers. Puig...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on after Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana (16) scores during the eighth inning of a tie break baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago. After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Maddon's future. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-year-old manager. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
March 19, 2019 - 11:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Joe Maddon's future. They also know what's going on, too. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:15 pm
The Colorado Rockies are big believers in the Buddy system. Manager Bud Black's easygoing demeanor strikes just the right chord with an up-and-coming Rockies team that's made back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in franchise history. His success was rewarded Monday with a three-year...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 19, 2019 - 8:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city's long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:43 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship. Sano has been wearing a walking boot to protect the wound, which is above the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon stands at the rail during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Maddon did not receive a contract extension, sending him into the final year of his current deal with an uncertain future. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 08, 2019 - 2:11 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter. There was nowhere else to go. Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado watches his RBI-double off San Diego Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin during a baseball game in Denver. Arenado and the Rockies have agreed to a $26 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration, the largest ever one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Colorado announced the deal Thursday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 10:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado produces big numbers whether he steps into the batter's box or up to the negotiating table. The All-Star third baseman and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a $26 million deal to avoid arbitration on Thursday, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich warms up before Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Milwaukee. After falling one game short of their first World Series appearance since 1982, there is plenty of pressure on the Brewers to build on that success and take another step forward in 2019. Nobody on the roster is likely to feel that pressure more than Yelich, whose record-breaking performance down the stretch fueled Milwaukee's postseason run and earned the National League's Most Valuable Player award. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich was a late arrival to the Milwaukee Brewers' annual winter fan festival. Considering the reason, his tardiness was more than understandable. Yelich spent Saturday night in New York, where he was presented with his 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Award...
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