• Manfred faces long list of issues as new baseball commish

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred's desk on the 31st floor of baseball's Park Avenue offices was tidy on Monday, the first business day after he succeeded Bud Selig and started a five-year term as commissioner. Having worked for MLB since 1998 as an executive vice president and then as...

  • Reporter's marriage proposal for Tom Brady tops zany list

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady already had a child with actress Bridget Moynahan and was dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen when a Mexican television personality created one of the wildest moments in Media Day history here in Arizona before the 2008 Super Bowl. Ines Gomez Mont, a reporter...

  • Thunder F Durant out vs Wolves with sprained toe

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant is sitting out the Thunder's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night with a sprained big toe on his left foot. According to a team spokesman, Durant was injured Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is considered day-to-day....

  • Gibbs doesn't remember talk of deflated footballs in past

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs said he was shocked when he learned the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs to gain an advantage over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game. The Hall of Fame coach said Monday he never heard of...

  • Petitions submitted for vote on Los Angeles NFL stadium

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The plan to build a football stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team has taken a step forward. Organizers behind the project submitted more than 20,000 petition signatures Monday to get the plan before voters in Inglewood, where the...

  • Devin Mesoraco gets $28 million, 4-year deal from Reds

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract on Monday, leaving Cincinnati Reds with two players in salary arbitration. The Reds were trying to get deals with two other All-Stars, third baseman Todd Frazier and closer Aroldis Chapman....

  • Chavez, Gutierrez agree to minor league deals with Mariners

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez have agreed to minor league contracts with the Seattle Mariners and will report to big league training. Chavez hit .276 with 12 doubles and 23 RBIs in 80 games with the Mariners last season. Once a Gold Glove center...

  • Budget for Koch-backed network: almost $1 billion for 2016

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would approach $1 billion ahead of 2016's elections. The stunning sum from Freedom Partners would...

  • Heiner third Republican candidate to file for governor

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hal Heiner officially filed Monday to seek the Republican nomination for governor, vowing he would win that office as an outsider intent on reforming state government. Heiner, a former Louisville metro councilman who narrowly lost the mayor's race in 2010,...

  • New Mexico to tackle campaign spending bill

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Senate Democrat and a House Republican plan to co-sponsor legislation to define the relationship between candidates and political action committees when it comes to campaign finance. Similar bills have failed in previous years but Sen. Peter Wirth...

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