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Rockies-D-Backs schedule exhibitions unlikely due to lockout

Jan. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have announced the dates of two exhibition games in Las Vegas against Arizona, an increasingly unlikely event given spring training is threatened by Major League Baseball's lockout. The Rockies said Friday the games are scheduled for March 18 and...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Holiday Bowl scrapped as virus issues hit UCLA before kick

Dec. 28, 2021 18:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Holiday Bowl became the fifth postseason college football game to be canceled when UCLA was forced to pull out just hours before Tuesday's kickoff because of COVID-19 issues with the team. The Bruins were scheduled to face No. 18 North Carolina State at Petco...

Wolfpack, Bruins set for Holiday Bowl showdown at Petco Park

Dec. 27, 2021 23:38 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The red zone painted in North Carolina State red is in front of the San Diego Padres’ dugout. The end zone painted in UCLA’s blue and gold is in front of the left field wall. The No. 18 Wolfpack (9-3) and the Bruins (8-4) will face off in the Holiday Bowl on...

Official: Arizonans should 'gently encourage' COVID shots

Dec. 23, 2021 12:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top public health official is urging residents to be “influencers" who “gently encourage" their loved ones to get COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots for the sake of themselves and others. “The importance of influencers can't be overstated when it...

Former outfielder Mark Kotsay named new manager of Athletics

Dec. 21, 2021 20:17 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay arrived for his interview with the Oakland Athletics as if his task was to make a strong first impression. His bosses, Billy Beane and David Forst, were beyond impressed at his preparation. Kotsay didn't come into the process considering himself a...

APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level

Dec. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls dropped 4% in 2021 compared to the league's last full season, and the $4.05 billion total was the lowest in a fully completed year since 2015. Falling payrolls have sparked the labor unrest that led to the sport's first work stoppage...

Former MLB OF and Tigers 1B coach Kimera Bartee dies at 49

Dec. 21, 2021 16:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kimera Bartee, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Detroit Tigers first base coach, died Monday. He was 49. The Tigers made the announcement Tuesday, saying Bartee died suddenly. They did not disclose the cause of death. “Throughout his...

Mets to introduce Buck Showalter as manager Tuesday via Zoom

Dec. 20, 2021 23:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter will be introduced as the New York Mets' manager Tuesday. The team said Monday evening in a press release that Showalter agreed to a three-year contract to become the 24th manager in Mets history. A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon...

Bob Melvin adds Matt Williams, Bryan Price to Padres staff

Dec. 20, 2021 15:13 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin has rounded out his coaching staff with the addition of Matt Williams, a former All-Star third baseman and Washington Nationals manager, and Bryan Price, former manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Williams, best known for his 10...