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Cincinnati coach Jan resigns amid investigation over remarks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans resigned amid an investigation by Major League Soccer of his use of a racial slur in the locker room. Jans resigned late Monday, FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding said. The club had suspended Jans pending the investigation, which was prompted by a complaint...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Canucks get F Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Feb. 17, 2020 9:17 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have added a scoring forward to their lineup. Vancouver acquired Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Tim Schaller, prospect Tyler Madden, a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional fourth-round selection in 2022 on Monday...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz runs toward first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Houston. Diaz went to arbitration Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 with the Astros, who offered the same $2 million salary he earned last year. Diaz asked for a raise to $2.6 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

Infielder Aledmys Díaz, Astros go to arbitration hearing

Feb. 17, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Backup infielder Aledmys Díaz went to arbitration Monday with the Houston Astros, who offered the same $2 million salary he earned last year. Díaz asked arbitrators Mark Burstein, Stephen Raymond, Gary Kendellen for a raise to $2.6 million. Acquired from Toronto in November 2018,...

New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher (8) defends against Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils selling with the NHL trade deadline approaching

Feb. 17, 2020 6:15 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the NHL trade deadline a week away, the New Jersey Devils may as well have a giant “for sale” sign hanging outside the dressing room. Interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald gave a clear indication the Devils are ready to unload when he shipped defenseman and captain...

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, right, speaks to reporters during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cubs' Ricketts not convinced spending more would boost team

Feb. 17, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts isn't convinced bringing in more high-priced free agents during the offseason would have boosted Chicago. "Just because you spent a lot of money doesn't mean you're going to win. We've seen that in our own organization our last couple of years," Ricketts said...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with the trophy after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Juan Soto. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

MLB stars hammer Manfred over 'piece of metal' trophy crack

Feb. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Players who have won a World Series -- and those who have come up short -- seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a "piece of metal," saying that comment reflected a disconnect between baseball's boss and those who...

Boston Red Sox baseball team owner John Henry listens during a news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Red Sox owners speak for first time since Betts traded

Feb. 17, 2020 3:38 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox owner John Henry says he knows why Boston fans are angry the team traded Mookie Betts. “When I say I understand how many of you feel about this trade with the Dodgers, I know many of you — particularly our youngest fans — are disbelieving or angry or sad...

Miami Marlins majority owner Bruce Sherman talks to the media during the first full-squad spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Marlins believe they have 'a lot more talent' in 2020

Feb. 17, 2020 3:05 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Even the Miami Marlins can be optimistic at the start of spring training, which is why president of baseball operations Michael Hill stood facing the practice fields before the first full-squad workout Monday and didn't flinch at what's to come. “This is a camp where there is as...

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, right, and bench coach Walt Weiss watch from a golf cart as the pitchers and catchers get loose during spring training baseball camp Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves extend contracts of manager Snitker, GM Anthopoulos

Feb. 17, 2020 11:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker and his coaching staff were given one-year contract extensions through the 2021 season on Monday. Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos was extended for three years through the 2024 season and given the additional title of president of baseball operations. ...

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred pauses before answering a question about the Houston Astros, during a news conference at the Atlanta Braves' spring training facility Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Manfred: No tolerance for beanballs in wake of Astros' scam

Feb. 16, 2020 8:10 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with nearly half of the major leagues managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs. "I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by...