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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Jan. 20, 2021 3:40 PM EST

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. “Once the sale negotiation is...

FILE - In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo. Lindor is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams. (New York Mets via AP, File)

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

Jan. 16, 2021 2:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during a slow offseason in the aftermath of the financial carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deals...

In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in New York. (New York Mets via AP)

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. “They say it’s probably very contagious,” the Mets' new shortstop said. “I’m living my dream. I’m living the life...

Today in History

Jan. 10, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2021. There are 355 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for American independence from British rule. On...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and third baseman Justin Turner pose for a group picture after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to win the baseball World Series in Arlington, Texas.  Roberts isn't sure Turner or former All-Star pitcher David Price will play with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AP Exclusive: MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5B in pandemic

Dec. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls plunged to $1.75 billion during the pandemic-shortened season from $4.22 billion, and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers led with $98.6 million — the smallest for the top spender in 20 years. Base wages for 40-man rosters tumbled to $1.54...

Roberts unsure if Turner, Price to play with Dodgers in 2021

Dec. 17, 2020 7:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts isn’t sure whether third baseman Justin Turner or former All-Star pitcher David Price will play with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021. Turner became a free agent in October after the Dodgers won the World Series for the first time since 1988. He tested positive for...

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...