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This screen grab from a Zoom call shows New York Mets general manager Jared Porter Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night, Jan. 18, 2021. (Zoom via AP, File)

Mets fire GM after he sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jan. 19, 2021 10:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter went from rising star to unemployed — literally overnight. Just more than a month after joining the New York Mets as general manager, Porter was fired Tuesday for sending sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AP source: Padres have deal in place to get Snell from Rays

Dec. 28, 2020 4:40 AM EST

Two months ago, Blake Snell got yanked off the mound with a two-hit shutout going in the final game of the World Series. Now, the Tampa Bay Rays are ready to ship him out of town. The San Diego Padres are close to completing a blockbuster trade to acquire Snell from the defending AL champions. The teams have an...

This screen grab from a Zoom call shows new New York Mets general manager Jared Porter Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Porter knows his new boss with the Mets is counting on a championship. Pretty soon, too. That doesn’t bother him one bit. “Hearing comments like that motivates me,” Porter said Monday after being introduced as New York’s general manager.  (Zoom via AP)

Mets' new GM excited by Cohen's title expectations

Dec. 15, 2020 1:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter knows his new boss with the Mets is counting on a championship. Pretty soon, too. That doesn’t bother him one bit. “Hearing comments like that motivates me,” Porter said Monday after being introduced as New York’s general manager. “It shows a...

This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets make it official, hire Porter as GM with 4-year deal

Dec. 13, 2020 7:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The busy New York Mets have a general manager in place — with plenty of work on his plate. Jared Porter and the Mets finalized a four-year contract Sunday that makes him the 14th general manager in franchise history. The team is scheduled to introduce him Monday in a news conference...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski talks before the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Dombrowski as president of baseball operations, according to two people familiar with the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Dombrowski hired as Phils' president of baseball operations

Dec. 11, 2020 1:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Whether rebuilding or reloading, small market or large, Dave Dombrowski has been a big success at every major league stop. His next challenging project: a Philadelphia Phillies team that's gone nine years without a winning record. Dombrowski joined the Phillies as president of baseball...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the baseball team's NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas. Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Freeman among trio of Braves on All-MLB first team

Dec. 10, 2020 12:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — National League MVP Freddie Freeman was one of three Atlanta Braves selected to the All-MLB first team on Wednesday night. The slugging first baseman was joined by Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna and starting pitcher Max Fried. Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was chosen for...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation is not so much about who will be cutting nets at the end of March Madness, as whether anyone will cut nets at all. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

College hoops back at MSG with Villanova-Virginia on Dec. 19

Dec. 2, 2020 4:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball is coming back to Madison Square Garden this month. In a matchup between the past two NCAA champions, Villanova and Virginia are scheduled to square off Dec. 19 in the heart of New York City, the arena announced Tuesday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no fans will...