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Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins' draft choice after a record-breaking college career at Missouri.
Reality as a low-level minor leaguer was far different: vending machine dinners, bug-infested apartments and a pal ... (full story)


Gay Games come to northeast Ohio

Gay Games come to northeast Ohio

The ninth quadrennial iteration of the international phenomenon known as the Gay Games (and referred to by organizers as GG9) will land in Summit and Cuyahoga counties for the week beginning August 9, 2014.
This year, the event’s primary sponsor is the Cleveland Foundation, which contributed $250,000 for the events. The S ... (full story)


Passing Lance: Rethinking cycling’s route forward

Passing Lance: Rethinking cycling’s route forward

In 2012, almost a decade of Tour de France results were erased from history, and no official winner currently exists for the race from 1999-2005. Since the October 2012 release of the Reasoned Decision by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the public has directed its discontent almost entirely at Lance Armstrong.
Solely blami ... (full story)


Derek Jeter, an All-Star for the last time

Derek Jeter, an All-Star for the last time

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.
With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter's 14th All-Star game will be his last. His first one as a starter in 2000 was special, as was th ... (full story)


James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.
Yes, the Cavaliers are going to be good, no doubt. It's impossible not to be with the game's best player. But even LeBron James knows Cleveland has a lot of work to do.
"We're not ready right now. No way," he wr ... (full story)