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Obama’s day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter

U.S. President Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration from his office on Air Force One upon his arrival in Las VegasNORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. (Reuters) – Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. Obama's foursome included Jeter, Brian Greenspun, who is owner of the Las Vegas Sun, and businessman and Democratic donor Stephen Cloobeck. They played at Shadow Creek Golf Club, an exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts International. Jeter retired from the Yankees in September after a Hall of Fame career. His golf game will likely need some improvement. …


Posted on 22 November 2014 | 9:00 pm

Stanton signs historic deal with Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins reacts during a game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on September 2, 2014 in Miami, FloridaGiancarlo Stanton says he spent many sleepless nights pondering his long-term commitment to the Miami Marlins who signed the slugger to the largest contract in North American sports history on Wednesday. He finished runner-up to pitcher Clayton Kershaw for National League MVP honours after a superb 2014 Major League Baseball season that included an NL-best 37 homers and a career-high 105 runs batted in. Now we have the cornerstone," said Marlins' president Michael Hill.


Posted on 19 November 2014 | 9:24 pm

Miami’s Stanton says record deal not like winning lottery

MLB: Giancarlo Stanton Press ConferenceBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – Giancarlo Stanton's record deal with the Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins is the biggest contract in American sports but the slugger says he doesn't feel like he has won the lottery. The outfielder's deal is for $325 million over 13 years but he won't be instantly among the sport's top earners with reports suggesting the contract is heavily backloaded and ESPN saying he may earn $6.5 million next season. …


Posted on 19 November 2014 | 8:29 pm

Marlins sign slugger Stanton to record $325 million deal

MLB: Miami Marlins at Los Angeles AngelsBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – The Miami Marlins completed the signing of slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million deal on Wednesday, the most lucrative player contract in U.S. professional sports history. "Everyone wants to talk about the record-breaking deal….but I want records on the field, I want to do things on the field and that’s what it is all about," two-time All-Star Stanton told a news conference. "This isn’t a lottery ticket and peace out. This is the start of new work and a new job for this city. …


Posted on 19 November 2014 | 4:49 pm

Otani cutting his teeth in Japan but MLB beckons

Japan's pitcher Otani, who both pitches and hits for the Nippon Ham Fighters, attends a practice session before an exhibition baseball game against U.S. MLB All-Stars in TokyoBy Junko Fujita SAPPORO Japan (Reuters) – Shohei Otani has made waves in Japan by throwing strikes and smashing home runs for the Nippon Ham Fighters, but the 'Double Sworded Samurai' may have to give up one of his weapons if he is to realize his dream of making it big in Major League Baseball. In his second season with the Fighters, the lanky right hander won a team-best 11 games with two shutouts, throwing 160 kph (100mph) fastballs and recording a 2.61 earned run average. The 20-year-old's prowess with the bat has also been a boon for the Fighters. …


Posted on 19 November 2014 | 5:11 am

Foo Fighters plan US baseball stadium tour

Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear of The Foo Fighters attend the 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways' New York Premiere, at Ed Sullivan Theater, on October 14, 2014The Foo Fighters, touring to promote an album that delves into the roots of US music, will play some of the country's most historic baseball stadiums starting next year. The band, led by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, on Tuesday announced shows on July 18 and 19 at Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and home of the Boston Red Sox. A show at another historic stadium, the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field, was earlier announced and is sold out. The band also announced a concert at the more modern Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.


Posted on 19 November 2014 | 1:41 am

IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Games

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) – Bidding for the Olympics will become cheaper, easier and more attractive while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting the biggest changes in decades in the way the Games are organised and run. “We have to look into the future and try to address the challenges which may arise in the future and the challenges we have already now,” said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, presenting the IOC’s 40 recommendations. …

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 1:42 pm

Martin signs with Toronto Blue Jays: report

Russell Martin of the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on September 21, 2014 in PittsburghToronto (Canada) (AFP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent Canadian catcher Russell Martin to a multi-year contract, the Toronto Star reported.


Posted on 18 November 2014 | 8:00 am

Stanton reaches ‘landmark’ $325 million deal with Marlins

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins(Reuters) – Twice All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to an eye-popping contract extension worth $325 million over 13 years with Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins, the most lucrative deal in U.S. professional sport. "This is a landmark day," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told MLB.com by phone on Monday. "I'm happy for the city. I'm happy for him. And I'm thrilled for baseball. "We have a player who is committed to us, and we've committed to him for the life of his career. …


Posted on 18 November 2014 | 1:31 am

Baseball-Stanton reaches ‘landmark’ $325 mln deal with Marlins

* Stanton can opt out of deal after six years * His deal eclipses Cabrera’s contract with Tigers (Adds further detail) Nov 17 (Reuters) – Twice All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to an eye-popping contract extension worth $325 million over 13 years with Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins, the most lucrative deal in U.S. professional sport. “This is a landmark day,” Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told MLB.com by phone on Monday. “I’m happy for the city. I’m happy for him. And I’m thrilled for baseball. …

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 1:29 am

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ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution – CNET


CNET

ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution
CNET
Is there a man who fights for science against the forces of tradition and is prepared to take any risk imaginable? I only ask because of disturbing rumbles that ESPN has prohibited one of its baseball writers, Keith Law, from using Twitter. A report on
ESPN Bans Baseball Writer From Twitter for Disagreeing With Curt Schilling on Boston.com
ESPN Suspends Baseball Writer from Twitter after Evolution TweetsBreitbart News
ESPN Denies Suspending Baseball Writer From Twitter for His Views on EvolutionSlate Magazine (blog)

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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 12:25 am

Wichita State baseball targets high school recruits in 2015 class – Kansas.com


Kansas.com

Wichita State baseball targets high school recruits in 2015 class
Kansas.com
Major-league teams drafted seven Shockers last June and six made it to campus, which led to Collegiate Baseball ranking WSU's 2014 class No. 2 nationally. Baseball America ranked it No. 21. That success rate is unusual and it won't surprise Butler if

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 10:40 pm

Nine student-athletes sign NLIs for UIndy baseball – University of Indianapolis


Nine student-athletes sign NLIs for UIndy baseball
University of Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS – The Greyhound baseball squad recently signed nine student-athletes on National Letters of Intent, including Kyle Orloff, Carter Pranger, Tyler Reed, Addison Smith, Jacob Perreira, Jonathan Imperial, Nicklaus Lonergan, Michael Schalasky …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 10:25 pm

Baseball: 3 inducted into Dutchess County Hall of Fame – Poughkeepsie Journal


Baseball: 3 inducted into Dutchess County Hall of Fame
Poughkeepsie Journal
Flanagan was honored for his contributions to baseball in Dutchess County. Flanagan, the sports editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal from 1964 to 1976, anchored the newspaper's coverage of local adult baseball leagues, high school baseball and youth …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 8:22 pm

The 2014 Eye On Baseball ‘Bronze Cleat’ Awards – CBSSports.com


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The 2014 Eye On Baseball 'Bronze Cleat' Awards
CBSSports.com
Baseball's awards season is behind us, as you're surely aware. We've got hardware for the top overall performers, best pitchers, leading rookies, leading hitters, best managers and best fielders. There is, however, one skill that goes largely

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 7:18 pm

Strike one for minor league baseball – The Salinas Californian


Strike one for minor league baseball
The Salinas Californian
The first curve ball was thrown in Salinas' attempt to land a minor league baseball club, and we whiffed. D.G. Elmore, owner of the Bakersfield Blaze, the Class A team of the Seattle Mariners in the California League, had hoped to move his team to

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 6:18 pm

MLB addresses pace of play in AFL – ESPN


ESPN

MLB addresses pace of play in AFL
ESPN
PHOENIX — When Mark Appel was pitching at Stanford, coach Mark Marquess occasionally dusted off a time-honored baseball principle to remind the Cardinal players that no lead was big enough to feel safe and no deficit too overwhelming to overcome.

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:25 pm

UNCC Investigating Baseball Team Following Hazing Allegations – TWC News


TWC News

UNCC Investigating Baseball Team Following Hazing Allegations
TWC News
CHARLOTTE — The University of North Carolina Charlotte's athletic department has temporarily halted baseball activities while it investigates the baseball team for hazing allegations. The university has also issued interim suspensions of several players.

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 1:17 am

Yasmany Tomas’ power has baseball in a frenzy – Yahoo Sports


Yahoo Sports

Yasmany Tomas' power has baseball in a frenzy
Yahoo Sports
At this point, the stories about how far Yasmany Tomas hits a baseball circulate like tales told around a campfire. They might be real. They might be a seed of reality that germinated into a bloom of exaggeration. They might be straight-up lies
Cuban slugger Tomas expected to meet with teams at winter meetingsCBSSports.com
Tomas Reportedly Seeking $100M, Which May Turn Phillies OffRealGM.com
MLB notebook: Braves joining hunt for Cuban sluggerEdmonton Sun
Philadelphia Baseball Review
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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 5:51 pm

Baseball’s $325-Million Man Is Underpaid – The Atlantic


The Atlantic

Baseball's $325-Million Man Is Underpaid
The Atlantic
But leaving aside the notion that anyone should be "embarrassed" by their salary, it's worth pointing out that, in baseball terms, $25 million a year isn't all that much. Baseball franchises have grown exceedingly wealthy in recent years through a
This Week in (Dumb) Baseball: 'Embarrassed' indeedCBSSports.com
Can Jeffrey Loria Reshape His Image Around Baseball?Marlin Maniac
Mike Schmidt: Marlins' Stanton too rich too early?SunHerald.com

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:01 pm