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David Ortiz says he never knowingly took steroids; Red Sox slugger adds he's worthy of Hall

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” 525 more words


J.D.M. Stewart: As Canadian as prime ministers and baseball

While associations between presidents of the United States and the game of baseball are legion, the same is not usually said of America’s pastime and Canadian prime ministers. 667 more words


Is Cuban baseball on the brink of a revolution?

HAVANA — It is late February, sweltering hot, and the Cuban baseball season is in full swing.

We are racing in a 1955 Dodge taxi to the stadium where hometown team Industriales will face cross-island rivals Pinar del Rio this evening, in Game 2 of a three-game series. 1,100 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman likely out for year with torn ACL

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays suffered a body blow Tuesday with the news that young starter Marcus Stroman is expected to miss the entire season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a fielding drill. 675 more words


Bigger, faster, stronger? Not everybody at spring training

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Big and bloated or slim and sleek, plenty of big league players showed up to spring training this year looking nothing like they did last season. 770 more words