Dec 23, 2010 20:01 EST
Left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes agrees to contract with AL champion Texas Rangers. A person familiar with the negotiations says left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes has agreed to a contract with the AL champion Texas Rangers.
Dec 22, 2010 12:24 EST
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials in Newspapers in the US and Abroad. Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Dec 21, 2010 19:28 EST
APNewsBreak: Yankees hit with $18 million luxury tax, their lowest since 2003. The New York Yankees lowered spending on players by $12 million this year, cutting payroll by $5 million and slashing their major league-leading luxury tax by more than $7 million.
Dec 21, 2010 18:14 EST
With its sports teams thriving, Philadelphia throws a big cheese steak at the Big Apple. LeSean McCoy stood on a bench after the Eagles jolted the New York Giants and yelled at a stunned, disbelieving crowd. Around him, teammates jumped and celebrated, the comeback victory too astonishing to comprehend.
Dec 21, 2010 15:01 EST
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pitcher Rich Harden has returned to the Oakland Athletics after signing a one-year contract, Major League Baseball's official website said on Tuesday.
Dec 21, 2010 13:39 EST
Right-hander Rich Harden finalizes $1.5 million, 1-year deal to return to Oakland Athletics. Rich Harden is rejoining his first major league team.
Dec 20, 2010 21:17 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Decades of frustration gave way to wild celebrations across the United States this year as three struggling teams won their professional league championships to give new hope to the battlers in an age where money and commercialism rule supreme.
Dec 16, 2010 22:06 EST
Tiger Woods' humbling return to public eye voted sports story of year by AP members. Tiger Woods' humbling return to the public eye, from his televised confession to a winless season on the golf course, was voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.
Dec 16, 2010 20:54 EST
A's trade for outfielder Josh Willingham; Nationals get 2 prospects in return. The Oakland Athletics suddenly have a lineup that could make them a contender in the AL West ? if the oft-injured A's stay healthy, of course.
Dec 16, 2010 18:19 EST
Chronology of news events in 2010. JULY
Dec 16, 2010 15:22 EST
Rangers agree to minor league deals with Mexican League relievers and Japanese collegiate OF. Right-handed reliever Yhency Brazoban has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, who also added a Japanese outfielder.
Dec 15, 2010 19:52 EST
Cliff Lee introduced after Phillies finalize $120 million, 5-year contract. Cliff Lee chose comfort and familiarity over more money.
Dec 15, 2010 17:24 EST
Cliff Lee spurned more lucrative offers for a chance to bring his family back to Philadelphia and become part of what could be a historically strong Phillies rotation.
Dec 15, 2010 17:06 EST
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Prized pitcher Cliff Lee celebrated his "historic" return to Philadelphia after signing a five-year, $120 million contract with the Phillies on Wednesday.
Dec 15, 2010 14:10 EST
Person with knowledge of deal says A's, Rich Harden reach agreement on one-year deal. It appears right-hander Rich Harden is returning to his Oakland roots.
Dec 15, 2010 12:43 EST
Money's not everything: Cliff Lee forgoes an extra $30 million to rejoin the Phillies. At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn't about the money anymore.
Dec 15, 2010 12:17 EST
With Cliff Lee in the fold, fearsome Phillies have an unparalleled wealth of starting pitching. Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels ? and Cliff Lee. Yes, Cliff Lee.
Dec 14, 2010 20:58 EST
Cliff Lee's last pitch too much for Texas Rangers, who had no 7-year itch even for ace lefty. Cliff Lee's last pitch to the Texas Rangers was too much.
Dec 14, 2010 13:51 EST
Rangers have hole at top of rotation after Lee opts to return to his other World Series team. The Texas Rangers really wanted to keep Cliff Lee after the ace left-hander helped them get to their first World Series.
Dec 13, 2010 19:57 EST
Outfielder Francoeur joins Royals for after passing physical required in one-year deal. Jeff Francoeur was a Sports Illustrated cover boy on the Aug. 29, 2005 issue, billed as "The Natural" while a rookie with the Atlanta Braves.