Ben Carson named HUD secretary

Baseball

  • MLB players, owners come to terms on new CBA

    MLB players, owners come to terms on new CBA

    Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that extends the sport's industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency.

  • Finally, baseball scraps All-Star Game's link to home-field advantage

    Finally, baseball scraps All-Star Game's link to home-field advantage

    There was no puff of white smoke emanating from the conference rooms of a Dallas-area hotel on Wednesday when baseball's new collective bargaining agreement was reached. Truthfully, the only parties really interested in the international draft, the luxury-tax threshold and other economic issues...

  • After hectic 24 hours, Jon Jay anticipates no problem coming to Cubs

    After shopping for a "man mobile" Tuesday shortly before driving his wife to the hospital to deliver twin girls at the same time his one-year contract with the Cubs was finalized, Jon Jay should fit nicely with his new team. "It has been a surreal 24 hours," Jay said Thursday in reference to the...

  • Bling time: Cubs have plenty to ponder when designing World Series rings

    Bling time: Cubs have plenty to ponder when designing World Series rings

    When do the words "Embrace the Target" or "Try Not to Suck" belong on a piece of jewelry that could exceed $30,000? When it's on a World Series ring, as the Cubs might consider when they're detailing the coveted memento highlighting their first championship since 1908. With so many details to ponder...

  • Rangers sign starter Andrew Cashner to one-year deal worth $10 million

    Rangers sign starter Andrew Cashner to one-year deal worth $10 million

    Right-hander Andrew Cashner is going home for a spot in the Texas Rangers' rotation. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Friday that the free-agent pitcher and the team had reached an agreement on a $10-million, one-year deal. That person spoke on condition of anonymity...

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