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Max Scherzer, Jon Lester will be under a microscope after signing huge contracts with new teams

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has seen game grow, change over long career

DETROIT - Even as the job has changed, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski remains respected.
Braves sign Livan Hernandez

...season and went 8-13 with a 4.47 ERA in 29 starts.Hernandez is a two-time All Star and helped Florida win the 1997 World Series. He also spent time with San Francisco, Montreal, Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado and the New York Mets before...
Sweep extends Cubs' curse

CHICAGO - A sweet sweep for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Another cry of 'Wait Til Next Year' from the crestfallen Chicago Cubs.
'George's angels' are sisters who light up July 4 skies

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Zambelli sisters are girly girls: Marcy is a former Miss Pennsylvania. Danabeth is blonde, tan and giggly. They wear pink toenail polish and talk on the phone every night, even after working together all day.
The best Augusta ever saw

After almost 23 consecutive seasons of baseball in Augusta, there seems to be plenty of big-time names for such a list.
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Marlins deal key players to save cash

MIAMI - The Florida Marlins have sliced their payroll in half, and their star power by even more.
Poker champ didn't play all his cards right

Poker has so permeated the national consciousness in recent years - with games on TV, best-selling books and even a weekly column in The New York Times - it's easy to forget that the game long dwelled in a dark corner of the American psyche.
Nationals defeat Marlins in 10 innings

MIAMI - Paul Lo Duca just missed. Jose Guillen got just enough.
Cox moves Hampton up to Thursday

ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox has decided to start pitcher Mike Hampton in Thursday afternoon's Game 2 of the Division Series, giving John Thomson an extra two days to recover from a pulled side muscle.