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The Latest: Baines says he's humbled by election to Hall

Dec. 10, 2018 7:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Harold Baines knows there a lot of fans questioning whether his credentials are worthy of the Hall of Fame. He's not sweating that. "Well, they can't take it away from me now, even if they don't think I...

AP Source: Royals, Hamilton agree to $5.25M contract

Dec. 10, 2018 3:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman...

Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't last long

Dec. 10, 2018 1:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite cold, drizzly weather, thousands of fans turned out Monday for a downtown parade and rally to celebrate the city's first championship since 1995. The revelry won't last long. Atlanta United must find a coach to replace Tata Martino and likely cope with the loss of star midfielder...

Chiefs owner: Patrick Mahomes 'always gives you a chance'

Dec. 10, 2018 1:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In an otherwise empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, long after they had rallied to beat the Ravens in overtime and clinch a playoff berth, chairman Clark Hunt was asked what makes this year's team different than all those that suffered postseason letdowns. His answer was...

Chiefs owner 'shocked' by video of Hunt that led to release

Dec. 9, 2018 7:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours. In his first comments since the...

Politicians, community leaders vouch for convicted bank exec

Dec. 7, 2018 8:43 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Former governors, lawmakers, business and community leaders, and a former Philadelphia Phillies owner are among scores of Delawareans vouching for a disgraced bank president facing years in prison for fraud. Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr. and three other bank...

Mets hire Banner from Red Sox to head player development

Dec. 7, 2018 6:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Banner has been hired as the New York Mets' executive director of player development after more than a decade with the Boston Red Sox. The Mets also promoted Ian Levin to senior director of baseball operations on Friday after two years as director of player development, an expanded...

MLS commissioner wants to become more of 'selling league'

Dec. 7, 2018 6:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a model...

Group plans $230M stadium to keep MLS team in Columbus

Dec. 7, 2018 1:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are part of a group planning to build a $230 million stadium for the Columbus Crew as part of a bid to keep the Major League Soccer team in the city. The Haslams and Columbus-area investors announced in October they are trying to buy the...

Schoop, Twins agree to $7.5 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 6, 2018 7:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract on Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield. Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award...