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April Fools! The top pranks, hoaxes and hijinks in sports

April Fool's Day is upon us, which means everyone better be prepared for pranks. That includes the world of sports. Read more »

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AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. Read more »

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The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Shifty business: It's a dilemma to shift in college game

Coach Eric Valenzuela invested $1,350 into technology to study college hitters and determine whether he might start shifting his infield at tiny Saint Mary's College. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Battered batters refuse to adjust swings to combat shifts

Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Maker of Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson

Over a century of family ownership of Louisville Slugger bats is going ... going ... nearly gone. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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'Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell'; Ferrell storms spring training

The star of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Elf" and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a spring-training... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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'Five tool' Will Ferrell on spring training blitz

Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Will Ferrell to appear in 5 Arizona spring training games

Comedian Will Ferrell will play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Former BYU pitcher and Utah resident Jeremy Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter's box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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Rock On: A little 'Tag on ice

In a sense, former Jazz center is a natural for hockey. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

Major League Baseball is making some changes to speed up the length of games but it won't implement some of the more radical proposals to make games shorter. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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A-Rod makes vague apology, turns down news conference

Alex Rodriguez issued a five-paragraph handwritten apology "for the mistakes that led to my suspension" on Tuesday without detailing specifics about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Former owner of MLB steroid clinic sentenced to 4 years

The former owner of the South Florida clinic that supplied performance-enhancing substances to Major League Baseball players and other athletes has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Randy Hollis: Colorado Rockies striving to continue building their fan base in Utah

Who do you suppose is the most popular Major League Baseball team in the Beehive State? Possibly the Angels, Dodgers or Giants? Maybe the Yankees, Red Sox or Cubs? Well, the Colorado Rockies would... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

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Major League Baseball: Rockies bring their brand to youth clinic in Woods Cross

As part of the 2015 Colorado Rockies Caravan, five members of the major league organization were involved in putting on a youth baseball clinic Tuesday for a small, select group of young ballplayers at the USA Sports House in Woods... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Pitch clock to be used at minor league level, including Salt Lake, but not big leagues this year

A pitch clock will be used this season during minor league games at Triple-A and Double-A, but it has been ruled out for the major leagues this year. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Cactus League spring training season provides a getaway from the winter weather

Cactus League teams will begin spring training in the Phoenix metro area in March for the 2015 season. Fifteen of the 30 Major League Baseball teams train in and around Phoenix in a number of... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Red, white and blue: The Deseret News' top 10 Utah sports stories of the year

Red, white and blue led the way in the Deseret News' top 10 Utah sports stories for 2014, as University of Utah and BYU teams staged strong showings along with a large Utah contingent that competed... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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Mo'ne Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax

The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Koos: When sports stars speak up, people listen

When sports stars speak up, people listen. Americans have a storied tradition of speaking out against injustice. From the NFL to the NBA to the Olympic Games, it's refreshing to hear athletes again... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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