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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout drives in two runs with a single against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The average salary in the major leagues has dropped in consecutive years for the first time since the players' association started keeping records more than a half-century ago. This year's drop followed two slow free-agent markets and new contracts with large signing bonuses for Trout, Alex Bregman, Jacob deGrom, Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado and A.J. Pollock. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 20, 2019 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The average salary in the major leagues has dropped in consecutive years for the first time since the players' association started keeping records more than a half-century ago. The 988 players on Aug. 31 rosters and injured lists averaged $4,051,490, the union said Friday, down 1.1...
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Crews work to construct and cover a giant ski slope with snow on the playing field at SunTrust Park Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. The baseball stadium, home of the Atlanta Braves, will host the Big Air ski and snowboard competition Friday and Saturday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The crack of the bat has been replaced by the swoosh of skis and snowboards at SunTrust Park. Gnarly, indeed. The home of the Atlanta Braves is hosting a Big Air competition this weekend, bringing a hip new winter sport to the heart of the deep South. A daring group of snowboarders...
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December 19, 2019 - 3:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A record price of $8.8 million for a sports memorabilia item at auction has been achieved for the 1892 manifesto to launch the modern Olympic Games. The 14-page document written by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin had been expected to reach up to $1 million in the sale in New...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings in Orlando, Fla. Nearly 30 years after negotiating his first contract, Boras worked out $814 million in deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon in a three-day span, part of what is expected to be a $1.2 billion offseason for baseball's most visible agent. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
December 18, 2019 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Boras showed up at the winter meetings with his own press conference backdrop. How appropriate, given his banner offseason. Beloved by his high-profile clients, courted by powerful owners and a polarizing figure for fans, baseball's most famous agent negotiated $814 million of...
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Gerrit Cole poses at Yankee Stadium as the newest New York Yankees player is introduced during a baseball media availability, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in New York. The pitcher agreed to a 9-year $324 million contract. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston will pay a Red Sox record $13.4 million luxury tax after failing to make the playoffs and the New York Yankees finished with a $6.7 million bill, likely a fraction of what they will pay next year. Three teams owe tax, according to end of year figures sent to clubs on...
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New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole, center, holds a sign he used as a young Yankees fan, as he is introduced as the baseball clubs newest player during a baseball media availability, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in New York. He is joined by team owner Hal Steinbrenner, left, and his wife, Amy Cole. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 18, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On his first day in pinstripes, Gerrit Cole admitted to stealing a sign — no, not those signs. Cole affixed his signature to a record $324 million, nine-year contract at 10:45 a.m., walked into a news conference at Yankee Stadium and pulled out the crinkled placard he took to one of...
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Newly acquired Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, holds his new jersey with general manager Mike Hazen, right, and manager Tory Lovullo during a team availability, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
December 17, 2019 - 7:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The first act of Madison Bumgarner's baseball career consisted of 11 hugely successful seasons that included three World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old left-handed pitcher believes his second act in Arizona can be just as memorable. The Diamondbacks...
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim smiles as he holds up a sign during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in St. Louis. The Cardinals have signed the Korean left-hander to a two-year contract. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 17, 2019 - 7:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals searched all over the world, looking for the right kind of left-handed pitcher. They think they've found him in Kwang Hyun Kim. The NL Central champions announced Tuesday they had signed the 31-year-old South Korean to a two-year contract, and formally...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, center, departs with his daughters after a baseball media availability at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 17, 2019 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Naturally, Stephen Strasburg thought of himself pitching for a team other than the Nationals. After winning and being MVP of the World Series, Strasburg opted out of his contract and hit the open market. The possibility was real that he'd played his last game in a Washington...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 11:47 am
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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