Chris Diaz fans six as Miami (Fla.) hands Florida State first loss of year – NCAA.com

NCAA.comTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nineteenth-ranked Miami handed No. 2 Florida State its first loss of the season Friday night, toppling the previously undefeated Seminoles 3-1 at Dick Howser Stadium. Junior lefthander…

Cleveland Indians John Axford shows he has the stuff to be a closer: Terry Pluto – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerBut he chose Cleveland for the chance to close and the coaching staff to help him revive his career. Not a project. The Indians believe Axford’s horrible start…

Giants willing to share AT&T Park – ESPN

ESPNThe San Francisco Giants are open to temporarily sharing AT&T Park with the Oakland A’s if their cross-bay rivals construct a new stadium, Giants president Larry Baer said Thursday. The…

How instant replay will change baseball – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The dirt-kicking, cap-flipping, vein-popping argument that has been part of baseball’s fabric for a century and a half is about to give way to a…

Houston College Classic field boasts 6 impressive résumés – Houston Chronicle

Houston College Classic field boasts 6 impressive résumésHouston ChronicleFor the past 13 years, the Houston College Classic has been a who’s who of college baseball. “It’s the premier tournament in…

Super Bowl-winning QB Wilson to suit up for Rangers – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe Texas Rangers will add a player with a championship pedigree to their spring training roster Monday with Super Bowl-champion quarterback Russell Wilson set to join the club in…

Richie Incognito damages his car – ESPN

ESPNPolice checking on reported damage to a car belonging to Richie Incognito, the player at the center of the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal, say Incognito told an officer he did…

With Hamilton hurting, will Angels limp into season again? – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comMike Trout is dominating headlines these days, and he should. He’s 22 years old, the best all-around player in baseball, with second-place MVP finishes in both of his full seasons…

Cleveland Indians announce new initiatives to improve fan experience for 2014 … – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerCleveland Indians announce new promotions for 2014 The Cleveland Indians announced a handful of new promotions for fans for the upcoming 2014 baseball season, including a way to…

Martinez will take a break from social media – STLtoday.com

Martinez will take a break from social mediaSTLtoday.comCardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez said he will take a break from Twitter and “focus on baseball” after the graphic pictures he had collected…

Justin Bieber Parties with Friends, Actually Remains Sober – The Hollywood Gossip

The Hollywood Gossip“Justin came in wearing a dark gray hoodie, jeans, a baseball cap and had sunglasses on but pulled down and [was] carrying a Styrofoam cup,” the witness says.…

Jameis Winston: It was a ‘thrill’ meeting, playing against Yankees – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJameis Winston went 0 for 2 and did not pitch in FSU’s loss to the Yankees. (USATSI). The New York Yankees shared the spotlight with Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston…

Winston On Facing Yankees – ESPN

ESPNTAMPA, Fla. — In little more than a month, Jameis Winston went from leading the Florida State Seminoles to the NCAA football championship to serving as a fifth-inning defensive replacement…

AJ Pierzynski doesn’t like the new home plate collision rule – Call to the Pen

Call to the PenSep 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter A.J. Pierzynski (12) reacts to hitting a double in the fifth inning of the game against the…

Around baseball: MLB, union approve new collision rule – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it’s available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day. Subscribe. All current subscribers have…

MLB notebook: Collision rule added – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldMLB collision rule leaves exceptions: 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…

Atlanta Braves 2014 fantasy baseball team preview – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comThis is the latest preview in a series examining the 2014 fantasy baseball outlook of each major league team. Today, a look at the Atlanta Braves. For every MLB team…

Cleveland Browns: Latest Combine News and Rumors – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportIt is the season of eternal sports hope. Baseball spring training is underway and the NFL has the scouting combine in Indianapolis. In the NFL, this is a week…

Growing Support, and Tea From Young Women, Embolden Kiev Street Fighters – New York Times

Growing Support, and Tea From Young Women, Embolden Kiev Street FightersNew York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — The street fighters in Independence Square, kitted out with motorcycle helmets, plywood shields and baseball…

2014 Team Preview: New York Yankees – CBSSports.com

2014 Team Preview: New York YankeesCBSSports.commore than any team that dubs itself “championship-caliber” should have. Some of those “ifs” will work out for the New York, others won’t. I’m not…

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appeal – San Jose Mercury News

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appealSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — A federal appeals court Thursday granted San Jose’s request for speedy consideration of its claim that…

HILLSBOROUGH: Kids can study baseball for credit – Packet Online

HILLSBOROUGH: Kids can study baseball for creditPacket Online”Students will learn how the game spread from America’s cities to the rural outposts of America thanks to the outbreak of the Civil…

A View from Studio 3: Overlooked A’s have attitude – MLB.com

A View from Studio 3: Overlooked A’s have attitudeMLB.comPHOENIX — I’m stepping away from Studio 3 for a while. This week’s view is from the sun-splashed baseball fields in Phoenix,…

AP source: Ubaldo Jimenez and Orioles agree to deal – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldIn this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland.…

MLB season win totals posted in Las Vegas, Dodgers on top – SportingNews.com

MLB season win totals posted in Las Vegas, Dodgers on topSportingNews.comLAS VEGAS — There is nothing better than the smell of fresh cut grass, and when pitchers and catchers report…

No. 13 Miami beats UMaine baseball team Sunday after Heath’s gem on Saturday – Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily NewsThe University of Maine baseball team committed five errors Sunday afternoon, helping open the door for 13th-ranked Miami’s 11-2 victory in the rubber game of the three-game set…

Atlanta Braves – TeamReport – GlobalPost

GlobalPostThe Atlanta Braves won 96 games a year ago and captured the National League East by 10 games. Yet they find themselves in the same place they were going into…

Major-league baseball notes, Feb. 16 – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleCraig Kimbrel saw the growing list of young Atlanta players committing to long-term deals and decided he wanted to jump on board. The Braves on Sunday agreed to…

Miami Hurricanes baseball takes series in balanced win over Maine Black Bears – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMeanwhile, Miami’s pitchers continued their superb performances. Sunday it was redshirt sophomore Andy Suarez, who allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in five innings. He didn’t walk anyone…

For Dempster, it was time to step back – Boston.com

Boston.comFORT MYERS, Fla. — Ryan Dempster spoke in a strong, clear voice on Sunday when describing why he had decided to step away from baseball after a 16-year career that…

Miami Hurricanes baseball wins season opener against Maine in a walk – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comIt didn’t take long for the Miami Hurricanes to assert their dominance at the plate Friday in the season opener at Alex Rodriguez Park — bases-on-balls dominance. Except for a…

Pressing Questions: The Los Angeles Dodgers – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)We continue our series of MLB fantasy previews, wherein we consider 4-5 key questions surrounding each team. Baseball is coming, gamers. Pitchers and catchers report soon. Fantasy owners…

Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez don’t compare – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeIt is a bonus for baseball fans that Derek Jeter’s final season as a New York Yankee will be one that Alex Rodriguez spends in baseball banishment. Jeter will…

Former White Sox manager Jim Fregosi suffers stroke – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesFILE – In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Braves scout Jim Fregosi talks in the hallway at the annual baseball general managers meeting in Orlando, Fla. Fregosi…

There will never be a Yankee that mattered more than Derek Jeter – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIn so many ways, there has not been a Yankee who mattered more to the Yankees than Derek Jeter, not since Babe Ruth. This does not make…