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  • Tommy John surgery could be a thing of the past with new procedure

    Tommy John surgery could be a thing of the past with new procedure

    A Missouri doctor thinks he's found a new and better alternative to Tommy John surgery that can shorten the recovery time needed for pitchers who need to undergo ligament repairs. "It has that potential to be big," orthopedic surgeon George Paletta told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story published...

  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs face another crossroads

    Jake Arrieta, Cubs face another crossroads

    Cubs players recovered from their historic — but taxing — World Series title in exotic places such as Thailand, Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But the reality of defending their trophy hits home this weekend. The sold-out Cubs Convention festivities represent another stop for...

  • Re-signing Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner redefines Dodgers

    Re-signing Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner redefines Dodgers

    Who are the Dodgers? For the last couple of years, they were Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez and a group of replaceable mercenaries. They were Andrew Friedman’s mad experiment, a statistically driven machine that made transactions with minimal regard for the human cost. They were the team that...

  • Cubs' Joe Maddon aware of lingering criticism of playoff moves

    Cubs' Joe Maddon aware of lingering criticism of playoff moves

    Joe Maddon finds it “humorous” that people continue to second-guess his questionable moves during the Chicago Cubs’ run to the World Series. “After all, we won 103 games,” Maddon said Wednesday at his annual Thanksmas event at the Salvation Army. “We had to beat the Giants and Dodgers and Indians...

  • Minor league umpires get hotel upgrade, family leave, raises

    Minor league umpires get hotel upgrade, family leave, raises

    Minor league umpires are getting an upgrade in hotel accommodations, family leave, refrigerators at ballparks for concussion headgear and pay raises as part of a five-year labor contract. Under the agreement announced Monday, lodging must include interior access to the guest rooms, the Association...

  • Cubs to visit White House on Monday

    Cubs to visit White House on Monday

    The Cubs will continue one of sports' most treasured honors for a champion by visiting the White House on Monday. The Cubs will be honored for their first World Series title since 1908, a source confirmed Tuesday night. The visit holds special significance, since President Barack Obama developed...

  • Ex-major leaguer Manny Ramirez to make comeback in Japan

    Ex-major leaguer Manny Ramirez to make comeback in Japan

    Former major league outfielder Manny Ramirez has agreed to terms with the Kochi Fighting Dogs of Japan's independent Shikoku Island League. The team announced the signing Monday on its official website. The 44-year-old native of the Dominican Republic played for the EDA Rhinos of Chinese Professional...

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