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Trevor Hoffman (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images); Mariano Rivera (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball To Name Best Closer Awards After Rivera, Hoffman

It’s only fitting. Major League Baseball has honored the top closers in baseball for years, but soon will rename its awards after arguably the two best relievers to ever pick up a ball.

04/09/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez Wants To Keep Video Deposition Uncirculated

The third baseman agreed to accept a season-long suspension, but he is continuing to pursue his medical-malpractice case against orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Ahmad and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

03/26/2014

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Musicians + Sports: American Authors on Baseball, the Red Sox and Kanye West’s Aquatic Calling

The breakout band riding high on the success of “Best Day of My Life” have few ideas of musicians who’d make great athletes, including Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley.

03/07/2014

Ozzie Smith (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ozzie Smith Wants Federal Gov. To Make Opening Day A National Holiday

The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning program, which would trigger a review by the Obama administration.

02/25/2014

Tony Clark (L) and Carlos Villanueva listen as former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference at MLB headquarters on November 22, 2011.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Tony Clark: Players’ Association Has No Issues With A-Rod Going Forward

“The page has been turned,” Clark said Monday after holding the union’s annual spring-training meeting with Yankees players.

02/24/2014

Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out during a home-plate collision with Dioner Navarro of the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Official: MLB Bans Home-Plate Collisions, But There’s An Exception

Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home-plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner’s direct path to home plate.

02/24/2014

A-Rod  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), Anthony Bosch (Photo by Miami-Dade Police Department via  Getty Images)

MLB Drops Lawsuit Against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch

A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals.

02/19/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

MLB Tells Court That A-Rod Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

MLB is seeking a speedy dismissal of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit challenging a season-long suspension.

01/29/2014

Protective caps for pitchers (Credit: isoBlox)

Major League Baseball Approves Protective Cap For Pitchers

The new hat was introduced Tuesday and will be available for testing during spring training on a voluntary basis. Major leaguers and minor leaguers won’t be required to wear it.

01/28/2014

Fans walk through a metal detector before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Metal Detectors To Be Used At Big League Ballparks By 2015

Major League Baseball has told its 30 teams they must implement security screening for fans by then, either with hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers.

01/22/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Judges Keep Rodriguez Lawsuits Separate — For Now

Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now.

01/17/2014

Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.

01/16/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

We’ve Got You Covered: 5 Things To Know About Alex Rodriguez’s Lawsuit

Confused about anything? We’ve got you covered. Here are five things to know about the complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

01/14/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mixed Reaction From Yankees Fans On A-Rod Ruling

Yankees fans have mixed reactions to an arbitration ruling that banned Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 162 games.

01/11/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A-Rod Slams Arbitrator’s Ruling, Vows To Challenge Full-Season Ban

An independent arbitrator ruled Saturday to ban A-Rod for a full season, including the playoffs. “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

01/11/2014

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