Ernie Banks remembered for his spirit, skill; 'Mr. Cub' 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: On last day as MLB commissioner, Selig says international expansion possible

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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....

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, beloved 2-time NL MVP known as Mr. Cub, dies at 83

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Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope....

Reaction to the death of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

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Reaction to the death Friday night of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks:...

World Series champion Giants, right-hander Ryan Vogelsong reach $4 million, 1-year deal

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason....

Person with knowledge of situation tells AP that Marlins and Suzuki agree to $2 million deal

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MIAMI (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins....

Detroit Tigers trying to take Max Scherzer's departure in stride as offseason winds down

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DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer's departure in stride....

Max Scherzer's contract with Nationals has present-day value of $191.4M by MLB's calculation

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Because of deferred money, pitcher Max Scherzer's $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals has a present-day value of $191.4 million by the calculations of both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association....

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If they all stay healthy: After Scherzer's $210 million deal, Nationals think big

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forgive Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner if he got swept up in the scene....


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