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Former Twins scouting director Radcliff dies of cancer at 66

Feb. 03, 2023 21:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Radcliff, who was scouting director for 14 of his 35 years evaluating prospects for the Minnesota Twins, died Friday at age 66 after a nearly four-year bout with pancreatic cancer. The Twins said Radcliff died in suburban Kansas City, where he and his wife,...

Elias welcomes expectations fueled by Orioles' potential

Feb. 03, 2023 16:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles general manager Mike Elias is happy to accept some of the blame if expectations are a little harder to manage this season. “I believe our rebuild is behind us and we've got an incredible chance now to be a very, very competitive team for years,” Elias...

Fried, Braves go to salary arbitration for 2nd straight year

Feb. 03, 2023 15:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Max Fried went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves for the second straight year, asking for $15 million instead of the team's $13.5 million offer. The 29-year-old left-hander went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA...

White Sox acquire reliever German in trade with Red Sox

Feb. 03, 2023 14:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Friday. The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was...

AP source: MLB forms economic group as regional TV in peril

Feb. 03, 2023 14:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Concerned about a possible bankruptcy for the company that owns local broadcasting rights to 14 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, the league has formed a new economic study committee that will gather next week at the owners’ meetings in Palm Beach, Florida. ...

Royals, Zack Greinke finalize $8.5M deal for 2023 season

Feb. 03, 2023 12:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals finalized Zack Greinke's $8.5 million contract for the upcoming season on Friday, bringing back a well-known and veteran arm to their otherwise young starting rotation. The deal for the 39-year-old right-hander includes up to $7.5...

Support growing in NHL for longer 3-on-3 OT, fewer shootouts

Feb. 03, 2023 12:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Troy Terry made his name in hockey with his shootout heroics for the U.S. in the 2017 world junior championship against Russia, much like T.J. Oshie did at the Olympics a few years earlier. Still, the Anaheim Ducks All-Star wouldn't mind seeing fewer of...

Pitcher Luzardo beats Miami Marlins in salary arbitration

Feb. 03, 2023 11:59 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Jesús Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million on Friday. Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon...

Review: Stafford-Jutz album brings to life forgotten voices

Feb. 03, 2023 11:35 AM EST

“Lost Voices,” Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz (Mountain Fever) “Lost Voices” features new songs written in the past tense, and serves as an engaging soundtrack to neglected chapters in American history. The album comes from the formidable singer-storyteller team...

LeBron’s off-court legacy complements his basketball success

Feb. 03, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Mya Smiley is a student at the University of Akron thanks to an assist from LeBron James, and she is determined upon graduation to become a social worker that helps foster kids. Her education and career path would not have been possible, the sophomore says, were it not for a...