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Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

Feb. 08, 2023 19:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd. The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap. Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the...

LeBron’s off-court legacy complements his basketball success

Feb. 08, 2023 18:36 PM 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...

Kyle Tucker, Astros go to salary arbitration with $2.5M gap

Feb. 08, 2023 16:34 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star outfielder Kyle Tucker went to salary arbitration with the World Series champion Houston Astros on Wednesday, asking for $7.5 million rather than the team's $5 million offer. The $2.5 million gap matched the largest among 33 players who...

Cardinals acquire LHP Misiewicz from Royals for cash

Feb. 08, 2023 14:38 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired left-hander Anthony Misiewicz from their cross-state rival Kansas City Royals for cash considerations on Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, St. Louis designated right-hander James Naile for assignment on the Missouri...

Dylan Moore, Seattle finalize 3-year deal for nearly $8.9M

Feb. 08, 2023 13:08 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners finalized a three-year contract worth $8,875,000. He gets a $250,000 signing bonus as part of the deal announced Wednesday and salaries of $2 million this year, $3.05 million in 2024 and $3,575,000 in 2025. Moore's...

Analysis: LeBron has defied odds, with no drop-off in sight

Feb. 08, 2023 11:08 AM EST

LeBron James is 38 years old. He is in Season 20 of his NBA career. He is, by conventional basketball-playing standards, ancient. History says his decline should have started already. Except it hasn't. Not even close. And count that as just another example of what sets...

LeBron's Miami era, as told by teammate Shane Battier

Feb. 08, 2023 07:49 AM EST

(Editor's Note: Shane Battier is a former Miami Heat teammate of LeBron James, who is poised to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Battier played in the NBA for 13 seasons, the last three of them with James in Miami. He shared some memorable moments with The Associated Press of what he...

AP sources: Walsh to leave Biden Cabinet for NHL union

Feb. 07, 2023 21:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is expected to leave the Biden administration to run the National Hockey League Players’ Association, according to two people familiar with his plans. The hockey players' union has been searching for a new executive director to...

Colin Poche, Rays go to arbitration just $125,000 apart

Feb. 07, 2023 20:06 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Colin Poche went to salary arbitration with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday with the sides just $125,000 apart. The gap between the $1.3 million the pitcher asked for and the $1,175,000 the team offered was the smallest among the 33 players who...

No pitch clock, shift limits for World Baseball Classic

Feb. 07, 2023 17:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s new pitch clock, limits on shifts and larger bases will not be used during the World Baseball Classic. The three innovations will be debuted during the spring training exhibition season that starts Feb. 24. The 20-team national team...