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FILE - Toronto Blue Jays President and CEO Mark Shapiro watches the first official spring training baseball workout in Dunedin, Fla., in this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo. Mark Shapiro has been given a five-year contract extension as the Toronto Blue Jays’ president and chief executive officer. Rogers chairman Edward Rogers says Shapiro’s leadership and commitment over the last five years have been critical to the team’s growth and development. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Mark Shapiro gets 5-year extension as Blue Jays' CEO

Jan. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Mark Shapiro has been given a five-year contract extension as the Toronto Blue Jays' president and chief executive officer. Rogers Communications, which owns the team, made the announcement Wednesday. Shapiro worked for the Cleveland Indians before becoming the Blue Jays' president on Oct....

FILE - Edmonton Oilers players take part in drills during NHL hockey training camp in Edmonton, Alberta, in this Monday, July 13, 2020, file photo. The Canadian government has given its OK to start NHL training camps, citing “national interest grounds.” It has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada approves NHL camps, but provinces must rule on games

Dec. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of NHL training camps. It issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. The five provinces with...

FILE - In this March 29, 2007, file photo, Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro holds a knuckleball at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades, mostly with the Atlanta Braves, has died after a long fight with cancer, the team announced Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. He was 81. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

Dec. 27, 2020 7:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Niekro threw a pitch that baffled hitters and catchers. Heck, he didn’t even know where it was going most of the time. But the knuckleball carried Niekro to more than 300 wins, earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame and gave him a nickname that stuck for the rest of his...

Dodgers promote Clayton McCullough to first base coach

Dec. 11, 2020 2:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Clayton McCullough to first base coach for the 2021 season. Entering his seventh season with the franchise, McCullough helped oversee the team’s alternate training site during this year’s abbreviated 60-game season and has served as a...

Tampa Bay Rays' Hunter Renfroe hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

AL champion Rays designate Hunter Renfroe for assignment

Nov. 20, 2020 7:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment, helping clear room on the 40-man roster for three young prospects who were not part of the team’s run to the World Series. Renfroe, 28, appeared in 42 games with 34 starts during the...