Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident in declaring this sometimes troubled tournament to be a smashing success....

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries....

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre....

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The black San Francisco Giants T-shirt that Barry Bonds wore was so new, the fold lines from being wrapped in plastic were easy to spot....

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye with even a top economist joining men going blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the World Baseball Classic....

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luke Gregerson's final strike breezed past Nobuhiro Matsuda, and the rain-drenched American players celebrated on the field while a soaked crowd roared through the evening mist....

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds rejoins Giants
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic....

Tim Tebow heading to Mets' Class A team: Columbia Fireflies
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Tim Tebow is joining the Columbia Fireflies....

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt....

Former Reds All-Star Sean Casey to lead Opening Day parade
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- A member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame will serve as grand marshal of the Reds' Opening Day parade....






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