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Former NFL players among North Carolina sports hall class

Jan. 19, 2022 14:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The hall, which announced the new class on Wednesday,...

Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to general manager

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted former major league pitcher Brandon Gomes to general manager on Tuesday, filling a spot that had been vacant since 2018. Gomes had been an assistant GM with the team since 2019. The Dodgers last had a GM in 2018, when Farhan Zaidi...

Brewers make Henderson bullpen coach, Erickson gets infield

Jan. 18, 2022 11:26 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Jim Henderson to take over as bullpen coach for the departing Steve Karsay. In other moves, the Brewers moved Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach and hired Daniel Vega as an assistant strength and conditioning...

Grobstein, Chicago reporter who got Elia's rant, dies at 69

Jan. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Les Grobstein, a longtime Chicago sports radio reporter and talk show host who recorded Lee Elia's famous profanity-laced postgame rant about Cubs fans, has died. He was 69. WSCR-AM reported Grobstein died Sunday at his home. No cause was given. ...

Georgia celebrates title at stadium, Smart plans repeat

Jan. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship. “It’s moments and events like this that allow us to look back and allow us to look forward,” Smart said....

Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide

Jan. 15, 2022 16:09 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found. ...

Former manager Ausmus named bench coach of Oakland Athletics

Jan. 14, 2022 21:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Tigers and Angels manager Brad Ausmus will be the new bench coach of the Oakland Athletics under first-year manager Mark Kotsay. The A's announced Kotsay's staff Friday. Ausmus, who interviewed for the Mets managerial opening and has a 386-422 record...

Rockies-D-Backs schedule exhibitions unlikely due to lockout

Jan. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have announced the dates of two exhibition games in Las Vegas against Arizona, an increasingly unlikely event given spring training is threatened by Major League Baseball's lockout. The Rockies said Friday the games are scheduled for March 18 and...

MLB talks resume after 42-day gap, little progress evident

Jan. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardizing a timely start to spring training, Major League Baseball imposed the lockout...

Travis Snider retires after 8 big league seasons

Jan. 13, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons. “I have contemplated this day for for a while but the time has finally come for me to hang up the spikes,” he wrote Thursday on Instagram. “I have spent many waking hours and sleepless nights trying to find a...