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Charges: Minneapolis father beat, raped twin daughters

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A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, raping them and chaining them to a bedroom door in a case described as torture. More>>

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Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda critical after cardiac incident

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Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda remains in critical condition after cardiac incident. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Video included

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

Giants Johnny Cueto takes his fitness to Camelback Mountain

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"Va-mannnn-os!!!" echoes down from high above the humongous boulders in an area aptly named Echo Canyon. It's Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto powering up Camelback Mountain. More>>

MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

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Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. More>>

3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players. More>>

New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit

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Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules. More>>

Hosmer joins Padres, wears number of late teammate Ventura

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Eric Hosmer has joined the San Diego Padres, and will wear a jersey number to honor late Kansas City teammate Yordano Ventura. More>>

Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup

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Bringing J.D. Martinez to Boston means making room in the lineup, but the Red Sox aren't worried. More>>

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

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MLB imposing stricter limits on mound visits but no pitch clocks in effort to speed games. More>>

AP source: JD Martinez, Red Sox agree to $110M, 5-year deal

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A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that slugger J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract. More>>

Moreland, Red Sox gird for Stanton, Judge, grid-like Yankees

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The Red Sox say they're plenty ready for the challenge the power-packed New York Yankees will pose this season. More>>

His heart in Florida, Rizzo rejoins Cubs after mournful trip

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Cub's Rizzo returns from Florida after lending support following massacre at his former high school. More>>

1B Eric Hosmer and Padres finalize $144 million, 8-year deal

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First baseman Eric Hosmer and San Diego Padres finalize $144 million, 8-year deal. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Florida legislators under pressure on gun laws, Russia's 'troll factory' and Pennsylvania's new congressional map. More>>

Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors

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Tim Tebow has arrived at spring training for the New York Mets, and the attention has quickly turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder can reach the big leagues. More>>

AP source: Hosmer, Padres reach preliminary eight-year deal

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A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. More>>

Francona rejoins Indians in camp after death of his father

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Indians manager Terry Francona has rejoined the team at spring training after the death of his father. More>>

Reports: Hosmer, Padres agree to 8-year, $144 million deal

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Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports. More>>

Reds' Gennett wins in arbitration, players beat clubs 12-10

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has won his salary arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year. Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million. More>>

Indians sign OF Rajai Davis, hit big HR in 2016 World Series

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The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent Rajai Davis to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history. More>>

Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros talking dynasty

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Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros talking openly about building a dynasty. More>>

Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

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Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. More>>

Dan Straily, Brandon Maurer lose in salary arbitration

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Miami's Dan Straily, Kansas City's Brandon Maurer City lose in arbitration; players lead 11-10. More>>

Cubs first baseman fights tears at Florida shooting vigil

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fought back tears as he spoke at a Florida vigil for the 17 victims killed in a shooting at his former high school, saying we're going to be "a bit broken for a while.". More>>

AP source: Mets, Vargas agree to $16 million, 2-year deal

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A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Jason Vargas and the Mets have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, adding depth to a New York rotation that's been riddled by injuries the past two seasons. More>>

Cubs first baseman Rizzo travels to Florida to offer support

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is departing spring training for his home in Parkland, Florida, to offer support in the wake of a deadly shooting at his former high school. More>>

Players win 3 of 5 arbitration cases, lead teams 11-8

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3 players win arbitration cases while 2 lose; players up 11-8 in rulings with 3 hearings to go. More>>

Ohtani begins with Angels to great fanfare, expectations

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Shohei Ohtani emerged from the clubhouse and tipped his cap to the swarm of Japanese countrymen capturing his every move, cameras clicking a mile a minute. More>>

Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

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Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza to face charges of drug dealing involving 44 pounds of suspected cocaine found. More>>

Royals scout kicked out as unusual free-agent camp opens

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The players' association had a Kansas City Royals scout escorted from the union's opening training session for unsigned free agents. More>>

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin workouts

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In both Florida and Arizona, some of baseball biggest stars were back on the field as teams held their first workouts for pitchers and catchers. More>>

Yanks' Judge on track for opening day after shoulder surgery

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took batting practice for the first time since left shoulder surgery and said he is on track to play on opening day. More>>

NL champion Dodgers getting started again with familiar 5

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The National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers are getting started again with a familiar five. More>>

'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies.

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'Tito' Francona, a former major leaguer and the father of Indians manager Terry Francona, dies at 84. More>>

Avisail Garcia wins arbitration vs White Sox, gets $6.7M

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Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia won his salary arbitration case against the Chicago White Sox and will get a raise to $6.7 million instead of the team's $5.85 million offer. More>>

McHugh, Garcia go to arbitration; Gausman settles

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Collin McHugh became the second pitcher on the World Series champion Houston Astros to go to salary arbitration, asking for a raise from $3.85 million to $5 million. More>>

Yu Darvish, Cubs finalize $126 million, 6-year contract

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Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have finalized their $126 million, six-year contract, by far the largest deal in a slow-moving free agent market. More>>

Ohtani reports to Angels with physical, swings and long toss

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Two-way standout Shohei Ohtani is already busy at the spring training with the Los Angeles Angels. More>>

A's catcher Maxwell no longer will kneel for national anthem

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Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell says he no longer will kneel for the national anthem this season after became the first major leaguer to do so following the lead of many NFL players. He spoke as A's pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. More>>

Padres pitcher Torres won't be at spring camp due to charges

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The San Diego Padres have placed reliever Jose Torres on the restricted list and say he won't report for spring training with the team in Arizona because of a pending court case stemming from his arrest in Phoenix in December. More>>

Boone embraces Yanks' expectations as spring training starts

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Aaron Boone embraced the high expectations on the day pitchers and catchers reported for his first spring training as New York Yankees manager. More>>

Jeter: Marlins 'in a good spot' as spring training begins

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Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014. More>>

Jack Morris star-struck after Hall of Fame tour

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Jack Morris tours the Baseball Hall of Fame in preparation for his induction in July; has a hard time putting the experience into words. More>>

Gausman, Orioles agree to $5.6M deal, avoiding arbitration

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The Orioles avoided an arbitration hearing with pitcher Kevin Gausman, agreeing to a $5.6 million, one-year contract. More>>

Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested in San Diego County for investigation of smuggling cocaine and heroin. More>>

Odd couple: Stanton, Ramos as NY roomies in house divided?

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Odd couple: Stanton, Ramos as NY roomies in house divided?. More>>

Halladay's No. 32 will be retired by Blue Jays before opener

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Roy Halladay's No. 32 will be retired by the Toronto Blue Jays before their opener against the New York Yankees on March 29. More>>

The Latest: Spotlight on united Koreas in ceremony, on ice

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that 45 Russian athletes who were excluded from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns can't compete. More>>

AP source: Yu Darvish, Cubs reach $126 million, 6-year deal

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A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that ace Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have reached agreement on a $126 million, six-year contract. More>>

Rays owner Sternberg wants new ballpark across bay in Tampa

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The owner of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team wants to make a historic neighborhood in the city of Tampa the team's next home. More>>

Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

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Baseball spring training workouts start on Feb. 14 with the sport in turmoil, with most top free agents unsigned and roughly one-third of the 30 teams focused more on rebuilding than on competing this season. More>>

Eagles, Philly fans get catharsis through Super Bowl parade

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The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over is finally here. More>>

Baseball players turn to football-style training

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Some major leaguers turn to football-style training to prepare for spring training, 162-game regular season. More>>

Swiss curlers stun with perfect score, beating US 9-4

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Switzerland has managed something exceedingly unusual in curling: a perfect score. More>>

Wheeler beats Mets in arbitration, Grimm loses to Cubs

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Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the Mets in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York's $1.5 million offer. More>>

Baseball union to open free agent camp in Bradenton

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Union to open its own spring training camp, inviting free agents to work out in Florida. More>>

Rangers trade QB-infielder Russell Wilson to Yankees

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded _ from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. More>>

Mets get bargains, like savvy shoppers at a season closeout

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Todd Frazier and the New York Mets have finalized a $17 million, two-year contract after the third baseman passed his physical. More>>

Tanaka went with his heart in staying with Yankees

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Masahiro Tanaka went with his heart when deciding not to opt out of the final three seasons of his $155 million, seven-year contract signed in January 2014 with the New York Yankees. More>>

Twins' Santana to miss start of season after finger surgery

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana will miss the start of the regular season after undergoing unexpected surgery on his right middle finger. More>>

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