NEW YORK (AP) — Mets general manager Billy Eppler said he spoke to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman well before hiring away Eric Chávez as the team's hitting coach and that both sides had an understanding that Chávez may end up in Queens.
NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiators for locked-out baseball players and management met in person Monday for the first time since Dec. 1, the day before the start of the sport's first work stoppage since 1995.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, with eight MVPs and seven Cy Young Awards between them, are in the bottom of the last inning in their Hall of Fame bids. Either they get in Tuesday — and it’s going to be close — or Cooperstown may elude them entirely.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will have Derrick Henry on the field for their AFC divisional game with Cincinnati after moving the NFL’s 2019 and 2020 rushing leader from injured reserve to the active roster.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Sherlock will be the New York Mets' bench coach this season, reuniting for the third time with new manager Buck Showalter.
The Mets announced their staff Friday.
Eric Chavez will be the hitting coach, with Wayne Kirby coaching first base and being the outfield/baserunning instructor and Joey Cora coaching third base and becoming the infield instructor.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Big Papi appears headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- no last-minute walk-off needed.
The Red Sox slugger looks to be on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that have stalled or derailed the candidacies of some of his predecessors.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, streamlined constitution, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences.
NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball.
Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg announced the news on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robot umpires have been given a promotion and will be just one step from the major leagues this season.
Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and César Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer.
The Twins announced Thursday that Gardenhire, Gladden and Tovar will become the 35th, 36th and 37th members of the team's Hall during separate ceremonies at Target Field before games on Aug.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians have promoted Joe Torres to assistant pitching coach on manager Terry Francona's staff.
Torres spent the past two seasons as the Guardians' minor league pitching coordinator.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted former major league pitcher Brandon Gomes to general manager on Tuesday, filling a spot that had been vacant since 2018.
Gomes had been an assistant GM with the team since 2019.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Jim Henderson to take over as bullpen coach for the departing Steve Karsay.
In other moves, the Brewers moved Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach and hired Daniel Vega as an assistant strength and conditioning specialist.
CHICAGO (AP) — Les Grobstein, a longtime Chicago sports radio reporter and talk show host who recorded Lee Elia's famous profanity-laced postgame rant about Cubs fans, has died.
He was 69. WSCR-AM reported Grobstein died Sunday at his home.
Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season:
1938 — Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His 90 shutouts is second on the all-time list to Walter Johnson and his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship.
“It’s moments and events like this that allow us to look back and allow us to look forward,” Smart said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide.
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Tigers and Angels manager Brad Ausmus will be the new bench coach of the Oakland Athletics under first-year manager Mark Kotsay.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have announced the dates of two exhibition games in Las Vegas against Arizona, an increasingly unlikely event given spring training is threatened by Major League Baseball's lockout.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic League is restoring its pitching mound to 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate and returning strike zone judgement to umpires after experimenting with moving the rubber back a foot and using an automatic ball-strike system.