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Judge dismisses antitrust claims in San Jose lawsuit

Judge dismisses antitrust claims in San Jose lawsuit

MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Oct 11, 2013
U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte dismissed several claims Friday in a suit filed by the city of San Jose against MLB, alleging that antitrust laws had been violated over a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the largest city in the affluent Silico…
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  • Fire to win burning hotter than ever for Hunter

    Fire to win burning hotter than ever for Hunter

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2013
    There were times late into last season when Torii Hunter would just sit there -- dirty uniform on his back, tired body plopped on the leather recliner in front of his locker -- and zone out for a few minutes. He was doing all he could for a star-studded…
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  • Gray, Parker undergo MRIs following Game 5

    Gray, Parker undergo MRIs following Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2013
    Less than 24 hours after his team suffered a Game 5 AL Division Series loss to the Tigers for a second straight year, A's manager Bob Melvin sat in his office and went through a laundry list of injury updates. Notably, right-handed starters Sonny Gray (…
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  • Piniella not a candidate in managerial search

    Piniella not a candidate in managerial search

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2013
    While Mariners president Chuck Armstrong did talk to former manager Lou Piniella last week about the club's managerial opening, a team official said on Friday that there was no "full-court press" to bring back the former skipper as has been reported.
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  • Rangers re-sign reliever Frasor to 1-year deal

    Rangers re-sign reliever Frasor to 1-year deal

    ESPN.com Oct 11, 2013
    The Texas Rangers are keeping at least one of their veteran bullpen pieces, inking right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million plus incentives.
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  • Mariners own bright pitching star in Iwakuma

    Mariners own bright pitching star in Iwakuma

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2013
    In a season of inconsistencies for the Mariners, rock-steady right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma turned out to be the best and brightest surprise of 2013.
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  • Torii Hunter and the Detroit Tigers channel Walter Payton in th…

    Torii Hunter and the Detroit Tigers channel Walter Payton in their victory celebration dance

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2013
    OAKLAND — Torii Hunter caught the final out of Thursday's Detroit Tigers ALDS Game 5 win against the Oakland Athletics. He took a moment to relish it. So did his teammates. Then within 30 seconds, they had congregated at the pitcher's mound at O.Co Coli…
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  • A's savor West title but seek greater heights

    A's savor West title but seek greater heights

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2013
    The A's put together six straight winning months of baseball, only to be taken out of the postseason picture in seven days. Thursday marked the end for Oakland, which dropped its sixth consecutive Game 5 -- second in as many seasons to Detroit -- taking…
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  • Verlander, Tigers flex star power in sending A's home again in …

    Verlander, Tigers flex star power in sending A's home again in ALDS

    CNNSI.com Oct 11, 2013
    The Tigers' big-money talents sent the plucky A's home yet again in the ALDS with a 3-0 Game 5 victory.
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  • Deja Verlander: Athletics relive '12 heartbreak

    Deja Verlander: Athletics relive '12 heartbreak

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2013
    Justin Verlander, who ended the A's season with a complete game in Game 5 of the ALDS last year, was even better on Thursday night, keeping Oakland hitless until the seventh inning on his way to eliminating the club once again.
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  • About Last Night: Tigers Tame the A's

    About Last Night: Tigers Tame the A's

    grantland.com Oct 11, 2013
    In case you were busy investing heavily in Kyle Field grass futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Justin Verlander threw a gem and ...
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