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Mariners CEO quits after questioning players’ English skills

Comments were made during appearance earlier this monthPlayers reported to be ‘angry’ and ‘sad’ over commentsSeattle Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned on Monday following the emergence of video in which he criticized some of the team’s p…

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New York Mets include Tim Tebow on virus-limited spring training roster

Tebow, 33, invited to Mets spring training for fifth straight yearHeisman winner has hit .223 during his time in organizationQuarterback-turned-outfielder Tim Tebow is getting another chance at making the New York Mets roster. Related: Mets fire genera…

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Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer spurns Mets to sign with LA Dodgers

World Series champions sign NL Cy Young award winnerBauer, 30, led all NL pitchers with 1.73 ERA during 2020ESPN reports Bauer’s deal is for three years and $102mTrevor Bauer is coming home to pitch for the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.The…

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Former Mets manager Callaway accused of requesting nude photos from reporter

Report in The Athletic details accusations of serial harassmentNews come weeks after Mets GM fired for harassmentLos Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who is also a former manager of the New York Mets, “aggressively pursued” several women …

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St Louis Cardinals to add Nolan Arenado from Colorado in blockbuster trade

All-Star third baseman will head to Cardinals in major tradeArenado signed $260m, eight-year deal with Rockies in 2019The St Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies in a trade needing approv…

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No players inducted to baseball’s Hall of Fame as Schilling and Bonds miss cut

No player inducted to Hall for ninth time ever and first since 2013Schilling (71.1%), Bonds (60.7%) come closest to 75% thresholdThe baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits on-the…

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Hank Aaron obituary

Baseball player who eclipsed the great Babe Ruth and for many years held the record for the highest number of career home runs For three decades the baseball player Hank Aaron, who has died aged 86, held the record for hitting more home runs – 755 – th…

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Hank Aaron’s death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers

NL’s oldest team began using Braves name over a century agoBraves have steadfastly resisted calls to change their nicknameHank Aaron, baseball’s longtime home run leader, dies aged 86As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called …

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Hank Aaron, baseball’s longtime home run leader, dies aged 86

Aaron died Friday in sleep aged 86 according to longtime team‘Hammerin’ Hank’ passed Babe Ruth as home run king in 1974Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his m…

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Mets fire general manager who sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jared Porter sent the uninvited images in 2016, when at CubsESPN says texts ended with photo of ‘erect, naked penis’The New York Mets have fired their general manager, Jared Porter, after he confirmed an ESPN story that he sent graphic, uninvited text …

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Mets fire general manager who sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jared Porter sent the uninvited images in 2016, when at CubsESPN says texts ended with photo of ‘erect, naked penis’The New York Mets have fired their general manager, Jared Porter, after he confirmed an ESPN story that he sent graphic, uninvited text …

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Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager and LA Dodgers icon, dies aged 93

Lasorda led Dodgers to World Series titles in 1981 and 1988Hall of Fame manager led US to gold medal at 2000 OlympicsTommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassa…

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Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager and LA Dodgers icon, dies aged 93

Lasorda led Dodgers to World Series titles in 1981 and 1988Hall of Fame manager led US to gold medal at 2000 OlympicsTommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassa…

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Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame knuckleballer who starred with Braves, dies aged 81

Atlanta Braves pitcher won 318 games over 24-year careerNiekro also played for Yankees, Indians and Blue JaysBaseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades,…

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MLB corrects ‘clear error’ and reclassifies Negro Leagues as a major league

Leagues ran while black players were excluded from MLBChange means statistics for baseball greats will changeWillie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly …

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MLB corrects ‘clear error’ and reclassifies Negro Leagues as a major league

Leagues ran while black players were excluded from MLBChange means statistics for baseball greats will changeWillie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly …

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Cleveland’s baseball team to reportedly drop ‘Indians’ from name

Native Americans groups have protested against name for yearsWashington’s NFL team changed team name earlier this yearCleveland’s baseball team will reportedly drop “Indians” from their name, according to multiple reports.Native American groups and som…

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Steve Dalkowski: the life and mystery of baseball’s flame-throwing what-if

Many believe the lefthander was the fastest pitcher to ever take the mound. But his career – and life – went off the rails before he could make an impactSteve Dalkowski, a career minor-leaguer who very well could have been the fastest (and wildest) pit…

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Mets’ Robinson Cano loses $24m in salary after failed doping test

MLB commissioner suspends infielder for entire 2021 seasonSecond failed drugs test leads to automatic suspensionAll Robinson Cano needed to do to make $24m in 2021 was not take performance enhancing drugs or commit a major felony. He could only manage …

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The long-overdue hire of Kim Ng shows what women in sports are up against

The appointment of a woman with three decades’ experience to a general manager post has been hailed as a groundbreaking moment. Perhaps one day it will just be business as usual“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly,” said Kim Ng, following Friday…