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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, new New York Mets manager, Carlos Beltran, center, poses for a picture with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, left, and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon during a baseball news conference at Citi Field in New York. Beltran is out as manager of the Mets. The team announced the move Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 16, 2020 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltrán's 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a single game on the...

FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Team Giannis' Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, celebrates a basket against Team LeBron during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Plays of the year: 2019 had a flair for the dramatic

Dec. 23, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort of league games you can think of were contested in 2019. That means there were probably trillions of plays. Of those, we’re picking 10...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner waves toward fans before pinch hitting against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. The Giants plan to meet with the free agent left-hander’s representatives during the December 2019 baseball winter meetings in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Longtime Giants ace Bumgarner, D-backs reach $85M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on an $85 million, five-year contract that ends his run of success in San Francisco, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on condition...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, center, smiles while speaking to Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) prior to a baseball game in San Francisco. Bochy might be retired from managing in the major leagues after a decorated 25-year career in the dugout with San Diego and San Francisco, yet now he is taking on a new challenge:  Trying to guide his native France to the next World Baseball Classic in 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Former Padres, Giants manager Bochy to manage French team

Dec. 12, 2019 9:00 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bruce Bochy isn't quite done managing after all. Bochy might have just retired after a decorated 25-year career in the dugout with San Diego and San Francisco. But he is already embracing a new challenge: Trying to guide his native France to the next World Baseball Classic in 2021. The...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner waves toward fans before pinch hitting against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. The Giants plan to meet with the free agent left-hander’s representatives during the December 2019 baseball winter meetings in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Giants seek pitching, but few signs Bumgarner returning

Dec. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants would sure like to add a pitcher at this week's winter meetings. It just might not be Madison Bumgarner. San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to meet with agents for the free agent left-hander, but there are few signs the Giants are...