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Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

Feb. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market...

Moreno says Angels have had internal talks on new Trout deal

Feb. 18, 2019 3:41 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno said the team has had internal discussions regarding a new contract for outfielder Mike Trout, who can become a free agent after the 2020 season. The two-time AL MVP is owed $33.25 million in each of the next two seasons, completing a $144.5 million,...

Proposed bill would protect secondary-ticket market sales

Feb. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A bill proposed in the Arizona House attempts to protect the rights of the secondary-ticket market by restricting what limitations teams, bands and venues can place on a ticket and the purchaser's right to transfer or sell it. Sponsored by state Rep. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, the bill would...

AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for $10M

Feb. 17, 2019 10:11 PM EST

Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. The...

Pitch clock coming for spring training games

Feb. 17, 2019 9:51 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20 seconds to...

The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive

Feb. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier. The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's...

No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Feb. 16, 2019 9:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a bit...

Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

Feb. 16, 2019 9:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing...