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Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers....

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants....

Rodriguez suspension ends, back on Yanks' roster
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended....

Royals look toward next season after dream run

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction....

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

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DETROIT (AP) -- Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors....

Lawyer: Bar Curtis from questioning abused girls
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them....

Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts....

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey....

Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too

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The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game....

New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager....


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