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Ernie Banks left lasting memories for teammate Williams
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CHICAGO (AP) -- After paying his respects to Ernie Banks on Friday, Billy Williams thought about all the good times they had together....

Omar Minaya leaves Padres, joins union as adviser
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Omar Minaya is switching sides....

White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo
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CHICAGO (AP) -- The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season....

Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki
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MIAMI (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins....

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday....

AP source: Yanks thinking of not making $6M payment to A-Rod
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list....

Manfred knows he'll get hit as commish _ his name is on ball
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded now that he's baseball commissioner - his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball....

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday....

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond
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CHICAGO (AP) -- To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game....

AP Interview: Selig says MLB could expand internationally
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries....