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Chicago Cubs keeping options open with season on the horizon

The Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant fist-bumps fans after being announced during the team’s convention Friday in Chicago.

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Former White Sox ace Jack McDowell says the team used a camera to steal signs in the late 1980s

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

FILE - In this May 29, 2009, file photo, USA softball player Jessica Mendoza poses for a photo in the ESPN broadcast booth at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza tried to clarify her remarks about the Mike Fiers role in the sign-stealing scandal after criticizing Fiers earlier on a radio show. She said in a statement posted to Twitter that baseball will benefit from the sign stealing being uncovered and that appropriate action was taken. Mendoza's issue remains how it came forward. (AP Photo/File)

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow departs after a news conference in Washington. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and the team was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face punishment later. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch reacts during a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, in Denver. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and the team was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face punishment later. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

Boston Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy listens during a baseball news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2009 file photo, New York Mets Alex Cora (3) greets Carlos Beltran at the plate after Beltran's third-inning two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ in a baseball game at Citi Field in New York. While the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox took decisive action in jettisoning their managers after Major League Baseball concluded they were involved in nefarious sign stealing, the New York Mets have stayed silent on Carlos Beltrán's future. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch holds the championship trophy after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Los Angeles. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and the team was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face punishment later. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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Column: MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, in Oakland, Calif. When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game's most significant figures. Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy achievement.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

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Beltrán out as Mets manager in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. The move came two days after Boston cut ties with manager Alex Cora, who was Houston’s bench coach in 2017 when Beltrán played for the Astros. A day before that, manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired by Houston.

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Mets stay silent on new manager Carlos Beltrán's future

New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran listens to a question during the Major League Baseball winter meetings on Dec. 10 in San Diego.

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Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, former NFL Dallas Cowboys football player Cliff Harris talks to reporters in Arkadelphia, Ark. Cliff Harris was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

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Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue arrives at an attorney's office in Washington. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

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Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

FILE - This Feb. 5, 2011, file photo shows Steve Sabol during an interview in Dallas. NFL films pioneer Steve Sabol was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

FILE - This Aug. 6, 2016, file photo shows former Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Donnie Shell during ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Shell was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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Tagliabue, NFL Films' Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

FILE - In this March 8, 2006, file photo, then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue smiles while addressing the media at an NFL owners meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/D.J. Peters, File)

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Hinch, GM fired for Astros sign stealing after MLB bans pair

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Bundesliga, Amazon want to predict what happens next

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AP source: Cubs, Bryant agree to $18.6 million, 1-year deal

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Attorney: Toddler's brain injury from foul ball is permanent

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Dubuque Hempstead's Andrew Redman delivers a pitch during their game against Dubuque Wahlert Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa. Telegraph Herald photo by Jessica Reilly

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Dyersville Beckman's Eric DeSousa delivers a pitch in the first inning of their match up with St. Edmond, Fort Dodge in the state championship game held at Principal Park in Des Moines Saturday. (TH: DAVE KETTERING)

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Sports briefs: White Sox, Robert agree to $50 million, 6-year contract

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Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago

File-This 1968 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood. Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. (AP Photo/File)

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Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago

In this Jan. 3, 1970, file photo, Curt Flood (left) and Marvin Miller, Executive Director of the Baseball Players Association, wait inside ABC Television Studio before an appearance in New York. Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago on Tuesday with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport’s stars.

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Karma Had a Hand in Top 5 'Feel-Good' Sports Moments of 2019

Tiger Woods smiles as he wears his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament on April 14 in Augusta, Ga.

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Colin Rea #22 of the Iowa Cubs pitches during Game 2 against the New Orleans Baby Cakes at Principal Park on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Dylan Heuer/Iowa Cubs)

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Sports briefs: Union files grievance on behalf of Ellsbury

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Cardinals sign top South Korean pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim

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Brewers, Lindblom finalize $9,125,000, 3-year contract

Starting pitcher Josh Lindblom delivers during the first inning of a 2017 spring training game for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lindblom and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a three-year, $9.1 million contract.

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Can baseball help Bernie Sanders hit a 2020 home run?

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020.

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MLB: Ken Harrelson wins Frick Award for broadcast excellence

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Source: Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245 million, 7-year deal

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Cubs add ex-Padres manager Green, slugger Napoli to staff

Former San Diego Padres' manager Andy Green has been named bench coach of the Chicago Cubs. Green will join the staff of first-year manager David Ross after being fired by San Diego in September. The former big league infielder was 274-366 over four seasons leading the Padres.

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MLB: Hamels, Braves agree $18 million, 1-year deal

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Cubs cut Russell year after domestic violence ban

FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell throws to first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astro in Houston. The Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to Russell on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)


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