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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper prepares to bat during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Harper, Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

Apr. 3, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and...

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...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Trevor May has been preparing for this. Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an unprecedented standstill. But a break in the baseball schedule? That's something the Minnesota Twins reliever — and pro video game streamer — thought might happen eventually. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Pros, preps and weekend warriors go virtual amid pandemic

Mar. 25, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

Trevor May has been preparing for this. Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an unprecedented standstill. Even hours and hours of dystopian video games couldn't help foresee that. But a break in the baseball schedule? That's something the Minnesota...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York. Right-hander Syndergaard has agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year deal with the Mets to avoid salary arbitration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John surgery

Mar. 24, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard became the latest big-name pitcher to need Tommy John surgery, joining the Yankees' Luis Severino and Boston's Chris Sale. New York said Tuesday that Syndergaard needs reconstruction of his ulnar collateral ligament and will miss the season that's been put...

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...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates his two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals with teammate David Peralta (6) during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

MLB calls off games in Mexico, Puerto Rico

Mar. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along with a three-game series in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus. Arizona and San Diego were to have played on April 18 and 19 at Mexico City's Alfredo Harp Helú...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1994 file photo Kansas City Chief's quarterback Joe Montana watches from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. Joe Montana was in some ways a previous generation’s version of Brady — an iconic quarterback who was calm under pressure and always seemed to have his team in contention for a championship. He won four Super Bowl titles with San Francisco, but after elbow problems limited him for a couple seasons, the 49ers traded Montana to Kansas City. The Chiefs had Montana for two seasons and reached the AFC title game with him once. (AP Photo/Han Deryk, file)

Brady the latest star to leave his longtime home

Mar. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. It also means fans should prepare for the sight of Brady in another uniform. But that’s happened plenty of times before in sports — a legendary star switching teams toward the end...

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, center, hugs his father as he walks off the court following Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Salt Lake City. Mitchell Sr., who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday, March 12, 2020, he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive, with Gobert's result prompting the league to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Negative test for Mitchell's dad `a sigh of relief' to Mets

Mar. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tested negative for the coronavirus, it was “a sigh of relief” to the New York Mets. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is a fixture in and around the Mets’ clubhouse in his job as the team’s director of player relations and...

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, center, hugs his father as he walks off the court following Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Salt Lake City. Mitchell Sr., who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday, March 12, 2020, he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive, with Gobert's result prompting the league to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mets say Donovan Mitchell Sr. negative for coronavirus

Mar. 13, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell's father, who works for the New York Mets, tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday he tested positive for the virus after Jazz...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' pitching coach Bryan Price walks with umpire Phil Cuzzi during a spring training baseball game, Sunday,, in Dunedin, Fla. Price could end up being the most valuable addition the Phillies made in the offseason if he can get some talented members of the staff to reach their potential.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

New pitching coach Bryan Price is a key to Phillies' success

Mar. 12, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Price observes, listens, suggests and tries to lead pitchers to their own conclusions. The new pitching coach could end up being the most valuable addition the Philadelphia Phillies made in the offseason if he can get some talented members of the staff to reach their...