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GLENDALE — Clayton Kershaw has not yet been ruled out for opening day by the Los Angeles Dodgers despite all the time he's missed at spring training with a sore left shoulder.

By THERESA SMITH, Associated Press March 7, 2019
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Earlier this week, Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire left several of his top players out of the starting lineup. It was a rainy morning, but that wasn't the only reason. Gardenhire said some were dealing with aches and pains.

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer March 7, 2019
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dustin Pedroia's first game in nearly 10 months couldn't have gone much better — even if it lasted just one inning.

By Associated Press March 7, 2019
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SURPRISE — Royals catcher Salvador Perez underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, a procedure that will sideline the six-time All-Star for the upcoming season.

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer March 7, 2019
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PHOENIX — Devin Booker scored a season-high 41 points and the surging Phoenix Suns rolled to their fourth victory in five games with a 107-96 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press March 6, 2019
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SCOTTSDALE — Arizona's Merrill Kelly hopes to emulate St. Louis pitcher Miles Mikolas.

By Associated Press March 6, 2019
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DUNEDIN, Fla. — Clay Buchholz had reason to wonder if his major league career was coming to an end. For a second straight offseason, he entered spring training without a job.

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer March 6, 2019
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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Now pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper.

By Associated Press March 6, 2019
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SCOTTSDALE — Jake Lamb does have his own first baseman's glove. It just has Paul Goldschmidt's name on it.

By CARRIE MUSKAT, Associated Press March 5, 2019
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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and the players' union are near an agreement to expand active rosters by one to 26 starting in 2020 as part of a deal that would include a commitment to discuss larger economic issues after opening day this year.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer March 5, 2019
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PEORIA — San Diego Padres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. and Kansas City Royals counterpart Adalberto Mondesi have never met, even though their life stories suggest a cup of coffee is long overdue.

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer March 5, 2019
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SCOTTSDALE — San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Arizona.

By Associated Press March 5, 2019
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PHOENIX — Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks 114-105 on Monday night.

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press March 4, 2019
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SURPRISE — Brett Phillips has always been the fastest player on his team, whether he was playing in Little League, starring at Seminole High School or climbing the rungs of the minor league ladder.

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer March 4, 2019
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PEORIA — Hanley Ramirez had a low-key start to spring training with the Cleveland Indians.

By JACK THOMPSON, Associated Press March 4, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer was granted a leave of absence from the team on Monday following the release last week of a video showing him in a physical altercation with his wife.

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer March 4, 2019
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Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season.

By Associated Press March 4, 2019
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Northern Arizona Suns had vengeance on their minds having just lost to the Oklahoma City Blue on Friday, but they couldn’t get much going all day in their 116-93 loss.

By Courier Sports March 3, 2019
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The Hotshots retired the No. 19 to honor the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013.

By Courier Sports March 3, 2019
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Keith Mitchell's first and until now only win as a professional was three years ago, on something called the G Pro Tour.

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer March 3, 2019
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TAMPA, Fla. — All rise — again. Aaron Judge is back. Judge hit his first two homers of spring training, helping the New York Yankees to a 7-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a split-squad game on Sunday.

By Associated Press March 3, 2019
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GOODYEAR — Anthony DeSclafani was pegged as the No. 1 starter in Cincinnati's rotation until injuries affected each of his last three seasons. He is hoping a new spring training regimen will help him end the frustrating streak.

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press March 3, 2019
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GLENDALE — The Arizona Coyotes are trying to take things one game at a time, and suddenly they're in contention for a Western Conference wild-card spot with a six-game winning streak.

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press March 3, 2019
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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton on him.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer March 2, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS — Defensive lineman Darryl Johnson sees hope for small-school players all around the NFL.

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer March 2, 2019