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ESPN's Vitale rings bell in celebration of being cancer free

Apr. 15, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

Dick Vitale smiled. “Hey, ring that bell baby,” he said. “Ring that bell.” This time, Vitale wasn't calling a big dunk or a clutch play by another college basketball star. It was his own victory, his own Big Dance in April. The famed college basketball figure,...

Orioles, Mancini avoid arbitration with $7.75 million deal

Apr. 02, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and slugger Trey Mancini have agreed on a $7.75 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration that includes a $10 million mutual option for the 2023 season. The 30-year-old Mancini missed all of 2020 after being diagnosed with Stage 3 colon...

Rutschman's triceps injury likely to delay his Orioles debut

Mar. 16, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles rookie catcher Adley Rutschman has a strained right triceps and probably won’t be ready to start the season. Rutschman, the top prospect in minor league baseball and the overall top draft pick in 2019, suffered the injury last Friday in a...

Orioles' Mullins explains handling of Crohn's diagnosis

Mar. 15, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Mullins’ outstanding 2021 statistics for the Baltimore Orioles appear even more impressive after learning of the offseason surgery he had to overcome. Mullins underwent intestinal surgery in November 2020 after a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. He was...

Dick Vitale returns to court, gets recognized at SEC tourney

Mar. 12, 2022 16:02 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — That was awesome, baby! College basketball icon Dick Vitale made an appearance at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Saturday, getting recognized for his contributions to the sport, the league and his fight against cancer. Vitale, who lives...

Thousands of people leaving restaurant industry

Mar. 05, 2022 03:14 AM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — JR Michael has spent most of his life in the restaurant business. He spent his summers as a teenager peeling potatoes in the kitchen at his uncle’s deli. Later he helped open the Applebee’s on Clark Road, where he worked 100 hours a week for $8 an hour. ...