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FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, a large flag is unfurled during the national anthem before an opening day baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Yanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimates

Apr. 9, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion. The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at...

FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers fans celebrate a solo home run by Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. Whenever the baseball season begins, Los Angeles Dodgers fans who subscribe to DirecTV and its subsidiaries will have access to the team's regional sports network after a deal ended a nearly seven-year stalemate. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Dodgers TV network reaches deal to show games in LA area

Apr. 1, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whenever the baseball season begins, Los Angeles Dodgers fans who subscribe to DirecTV and its subsidiaries will have access to the team's regional sports network after a deal ended a nearly seven-year stalemate. Spectrum Networks said it began delivering Spectrum SportsNet LA to...

FILE - In this 1972 file photo, Houston Astros' Jimmy Wynn, top, is greeted at the plate after a home run in a baseball game in Houston. Wynn, the slugger who earned his nickname of “The Toy Cannon” during his days with the Astros in the 1960s and '70s, has died. Wynn was 78. The Astros said he died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Houston, but did not provide further details. (Blair Pittman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Mar. 31, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon," has died. He was 78. The Astros said the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, but did not provide further details. Just 5-foot-9, Wynn was packed with...

FILE - In this April 7, 1969, file photo, President Richard Nixon and Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, center-left, join Washington Senators manager Ted Williams, left, in a round of laughter before the chief executive tossed out the first ball in an opening day baseball game at RFK Stadium in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

Opening day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

Mar. 25, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

No game today. On what was supposed to be opening day all around the majors, ballparks will be shut Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic. So while we wait and hope for baseball this year, some present and past sports writers for The Associated Press reflect on their favorite opening day memories, on and...

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe reveals cancer diagnosis

Mar. 18, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe announced Wednesday on social media that he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The 27-year-old infielder-outfielder left spring training three weeks ago to visit doctors and have tests. “I unfortunately learned that I have...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, school children arrive at the Los Angeles Zoo, in Los Angeles. The zoo, along with much of California, is shutting down, with theme parks, horse-racing tracks and concert halls locking their doors while some people postpone their weddings as the nation's largest state attempts to dodge the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

California virus scare closes venues, delays weddings

Mar. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of California is shutting down, with theme parks, horse-racing tracks and concert halls locking their doors while some people postpone their weddings as the nation's largest state attempts to dodge the new coronavirus. A day after Gov. Gavin Newsom urged against public gatherings...

Dodgers' Buehler still finding his way through spring

Mar. 11, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Walker Buehler is looking at the bright side of his spring training situation. "As opposed to other years at least I have one," the Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander said after pitching four innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on a rainy Wednesday night at Camelback Ranch. Buehler,...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during spring training baseball Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Dodgers' Kershaw to start opening day for 9th time

Mar. 9, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will start the Los Angeles Dodgers' opener against the visiting San Francisco Giants on March 26. Manager Dave Roberts announced the decision on Monday. Kershaw will extend his franchise record for opening day starts to nine. His streak of consecutive opening day...

Texas Rangers' Willie Calhoun waits to bat during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Rangers' Calhoun has broken jaw from fastball to mouth

Mar. 8, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has a broken jaw after being hit in the mouth by a fastball Sunday. The left-handed hitting Calhoun crumbled after being struck in the face by a fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Julio Urias in the first inning of a spring training game....