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Union head praises Jays for raising minor league pay by half

Mar. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 percent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players' association visited the Blue Jays spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the team...

FC Cincinnati wins for 1st time in MLS, beating Timbers

Mar. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time in MLS, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday in its home debut. Kendall Waston scored FC Cincy's first home goal in the MLS in the 15th minute by...

AP source: Jaguars, free-agent LB Jake Ryan agree to deal

Mar. 17, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent linebacker Jake Ryan have agreed to terms on a contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal had not been finalized. The person says the...

Puerto Ricans decry austerity, hurricane help at hearing

Mar. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two years...

The Latest: New Zealand rugby match canceled for mourning

Mar. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and the Dunedin-based Highlanders has been canceled in the wake of the shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people....

US Soccer president says women's lawsuit a surprise

Mar. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said the governing body was surprised when women's national team players sued alleging gender discrimination. Cordeiro said in a statement Friday the USSF is reviewing the suit filed a week ago. He spoke with some of the players this week and said he hopes for...

Black Sox opera 'The Fix' premieres Saturday in Minnesota

Mar. 15, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

Joel Puckett was in the stands at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on July 4, 1985, for the famous rain-delayed 19-inning game that ended with the New York Mets beating the Braves at 3:53 a.m. followed by postgame fireworks. "I had a long history of pulling for terrible teams," he said. Puckett's contribution to...

Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

Mar. 15, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

It's probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL's business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes of mind — all involving millions of dollars. Several trends already have appeared during the two days of the "legal tampering" period,...

Board approves Raiders lease to remain in Oakland in 2019

Mar. 15, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Coliseum Authority approved a lease agreement Friday to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season. The board voted unanimously to approve the lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. The deal still must be approved by the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County...

Column: Real change in baseball is yet to come

Mar. 15, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it's not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lifting toward solving baseball's many issues is still to come. Eliminating one mound visit for the upcoming season isn't going to...