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Albert Pujols Sues Jack Clark For Defamation

Albert Pujols Sues Jack Clark

Albert Pujols sued Jack Clark for defamation related to his accusation that the Angels slugger used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). The lawsuit isn’t surprising, considering Pujols warned Clark he would take legal action. Paperwork to follow through was filed on Friday in Missouri. The Angels slugger accused Clark of disseminating “malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods” about… Read more »

A-Rod Sues MLB, Bud Selig Over ‘Witch Hunt’

A-Rod Suing MLB Bud Selig

Alex Rodriguez is suing MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig over what he called a “witch hunt.” The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in New York State Supreme Court by A-Rod’s lawyers. The suit alleges that Selig and Major League Baseball sought to smear A-Rod’s reputation and “gloss over” the commissioner’s past inaction over performance-enhancing drugs… Read more »

Chad Curtis Sentenced For Touching Teenage Girls Inappropriately

Chad Curtis convicted of sexual misconduct

Chad Curtis, the former Major League Baseball outfielder, was sentenced today to a maximum of 15 years behind bars for sexual misconduct with teenage girls. The Michigan Court, presided over by Judge Amy McDowell, handed down a sentence of seven to 15 years for the crimes. Judge McDowell said that Curtis was a “predator” and… Read more »

Miami Marlins Put Unsold No Hitter Tickets Up For Sale

The Miami Marlins are selling leftover tickets from the no-hitter

Miami Marlin rookie pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter on the last day of the regular season. The Marlins, notorious for not selling out games, have put the leftover tickets of the game up for sale. Selling unsold tickets is not a new trick for the Miami Marlins. When Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game… Read more »

Dale Sveum Fired By Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum

After two disappointing seasons at the helm, the Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum, and will be looking for a “proven leader” as his replacement. Cubs President Theo Epstein announced the news in a statement released Monday, “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager. Dale… Read more »

Hunter Pence Signs Five Year Contract With Giants

Hunter Pence and the Giants agree to 5 year contract

The San Francisco Giants and right fielder Hunter Pence have agreed to a new five-year contract worth a reported $90 million. Hunter Pence’s new contract with the Giants will reportedly be announced tomorrow, after the star player passes his physical. Barring an unforeseen disaster, San Francisco has locked down one of their key pieces for… Read more »

Dodgers Not Interested In Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano will not be a Dodger next season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly not interested pursuing Robinson Cano, the Yankees All-Star second baseman, in free agency this offseason. Shockingly enough, the reason the Dodgers will not chase after Robinson Cano is money. Los Angeles has $163 million dedicated to the payroll next season, and Cano is hoping to land a $305 million… Read more »

Dale Sveum To Learn Cubs Fate On Monday

Dale Sveum will learn his fate with the Chicago Cubs Monday

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will meet with team management Monday to find out if he will remain with the team through the final year of his contract. Dave Sveum is currently finishing the second year of a three year contract with the Cubs. In his first season the team finished 61-101. This season the… Read more »

Joey Votto Ties Pete Rose For Reds Team Record

Joey Votto tied Pete Rose's single season on base record Friday

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. On Friday, he got on base for the 311th time this season, tying a franchise record with legendary hitter Pete Rose. Pete Rose set the record in 1969, and now 44 years later it has finally been tied. And… Read more »

Marlins Fire GM Larry Beinfest

The Marlins have fired Larry Beinfest

The Miami Marlins front office upheaval began Friday with the firing of general manager Larry Beinfest. Larry Beinfest will be replaced by Dan Jennings immediately. It had previously been reported that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had taken over day-to-day operations of the team, although at the time Beinfest’s job was not in danger. The tables… Read more »

Yankees Bring Mariano Rivera To Tears With Classy Farewell

Yankees send Mariano Rivera off in tears

Mariano Rivera played his last game ever at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, and the team sent him out in tears in what has to be one of the classiest farewells of all time. Mariano Rivera didn’t get a horse, and he didn’t get to fulfill his dream of playing center field, instead New York sent… Read more »

Retired Pitcher Jaret Wright Suing Financial Advisers

Jaret Wright sues SunTrust Bank for $7.5 million

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Jaret Wright is suing his financial advisers at SunTrust Bank, CSI Management, and accounting firm Taylor and Faust. Yahoo! Sports obtained legal filings for the $7.5 million lawsuit by Jaret Wright claiming fraud, wrongful conduct, negligence, and misrepresentation. Jaret Wright claims in the lawsuit that Todd LaRocca, managing partner at… Read more »

Bud Selig Announces 2015 Retirement

Bud Selig will retire in 2015

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has officially announced a January, 2015 retirement. Bud Selig has been the league’s commissioner full-time since 1998, and partially since 1992. He has helped shape the sport over the last 22 years, and has seen his share of good and bad times. The two year wait before Bud Selig’s… Read more »

Aldon Smith Getting Paid For Rehab

The 49ers will pay Aldon Smith while in rehab

The San Francisco 49ers will pay All Pro linebacker Aldon Smith his full salary while he’s in rehab. Aldon Smith entered in-patient treatment this week for substance abuse after a very public drunk driving arrest. The incident was Smith’s second in as many years, and concerning enough he took and “indefinite leave” from the team… Read more »

Robinson Cano Seeking $305 Million In Free Agency

Robinson Cano wants record contract

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will a free agent at the end of the season. According to sources close to the five time all star, he is seeking a 10 year contract in excess of $305 million. If Robinson Cano gets his contract, it will be the most expensive contract in the history… Read more »

Braves And Brewers First Inning Brawl Could Lead To Suspensions

The Brewers and Braves first inning brawl could lead to suspensions

The Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers got into an epic first inning brawl Wednesday night. The Braves lost the game 4-0, but that’s not what anyone is talking about. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez hit a home run that he was so satisfied with, he took a slower than normal trot around the bases. Braves… Read more »

New York Yankees Eliminated From Playoff Race

After losing Wednesday night, the New York Yankees have been eliminated from the playoff race

It’s official, the New York Yankees have been eliminated from the playoff race, and will miss the 2013 MLB postseason. The New York Yankees were beaten 8-3 by the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night, officially ending the teams playoff hopes. It will be the first time since 2008 New York has failed to make the… Read more »

Bud Selig Candid On Oakland Coliseum and Rays Attendance

Bud Selig speaks openly about A's and Rays

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t speak candidly often. With his term coming to an end though, Selig got candid on the radio recently, opening up about the Oakland A’s stadium situation and Tampa Bay Rays poor attendance. The Oakland Athletics play at O.co Coliseum, a stadium they share with the Raiders, and a… Read more »

Orioles Manny Machado Will Avoid Surgery

Manny Machado has no ligament tears in his knee

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will not need surgery despite being carted off the field Monday night. The news couldn’t be better after watching Machado crumble running out a single to first base. His MRI revealed no tearing of any major ligaments, including the ACL and MCL. With a proper rehab schedule, he could… Read more »

Athletics Josh Donaldson Is Dark Horse MVP Candidate

Josh Donaldson is in the MVP conversation

The Oakland Athletics Josh Donaldson has emerged as a dark horse candidate for the American League MVP. MVP stands for “Most Valuable Player,” and few have been as valuable to their team this season than Donaldson. He leads Oakland with 94 RBIs and has been their most consistent hitter all season. With him in the… Read more »

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Spot

The Detroit Tigers clinched the playoffs for the 3rd straight year

For the third straight season, the Detroit Tigers have clinched a playoff spot. They beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Tuesday night to assure their place in the postseason. The game highlighted why the Tigers could make a repeat trip to the World Series. Put simply, they have one of the league’s best bullpens. To beat… Read more »

Michael Wacha No-Hit Bid Foiled With Two Outs In The Ninth

Michael Wacha loses no-hitter in the ninth inning

St Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha’s date with destiny Tuesday night didn’t go as planned. The rookie pitcher had a no-hitter foiled with two outs in the ninth inning by Ryan Zimmerman. Ouch. Worse, Wacha had a chance to make the game’s final out. Zimmerman hit a comebacker that he almost snared. It would have… Read more »