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In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin says she’s 85 percent healed

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin won’t say what caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon. “My treatments are going very well. My […]

08/20/2013

Boston Red Sox's Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last weekend. The […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees manger Joe Girardi, right, argues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora after Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the second inning in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Girardi says Dempster should be suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be “open season” on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with […]

08/20/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (13) celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano, center right, after scoring on a single by Eduardo Nunez in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A-Rod declines MLB challenge to release evidence

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez declined Major League Baseball’s challenge to make public the evidence that led to the 211-game suspension of the New York Yankees star. MLB executive vice president […]

08/19/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels, Aug. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Report: A-Rod camp leaked docs implicating Braun

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and other players in using performance-enhancing drugs, “60 Minutes” reported Friday. Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news […]

08/16/2013

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MLB to expand instant replay in 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had. Commissioner Bud Selig calls it a historic moment for the game in a […]

08/15/2013

Don Hooton, president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF), speaks during a press conference announcing the release of a national survey on steroid abuse, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Little League to introduce drug education program

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs among young players. Working with […]

08/12/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez strikes out during his first at bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A-Rod returns at Yankee Stadium, boobirds in force

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning. And when […]

08/09/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a hit in his first at bat against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at US Cellular Field in Chicago on Monday, Aug., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Electronic trail helped MLB gain Biogenesis bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook friends. Transcripts of BlackBerry instant messages. Records of texts. Major League Baseball’s investigators used an arsenal of high-tech tools to collect the evidence that persuaded a dozen players to accept […]

08/07/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, bottom center, signs autographs at U.S. Cellular Field before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Chicago. Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case, the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. INTERCEPTED COMMUNICATION LED US TO SHUT EMBASSIES The secret message between al-Qaida chief al-Zawahri and his deputy […]

08/06/2013

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A look at the players disciplined by MLB on Monday

A thumbnail look at the 13 players suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday in the Biogenesis drug case, along with their salaries lost: ___ Antonio Bastardo, left-handed pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, 50 games: At times […]

08/05/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez stands on first base after drawing a walk during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

A-Rod lone holdout in drug cases

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that all players targeted for drug suspensions other than Alex Rodriguez have accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball. The person […]

08/05/2013

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