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Big leaguers may balk at Olympic baseball

Big leaguers may balk at Olympic baseball

Baseball appears set to return to the Olympics for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Major leaguers may balk.
"It's not going to happen. I don't think it's fathomable," Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa wasn't sure he'd play for a gold medal even if he could.
"2020 will be my ye ... (full story)


Muhammad Ali wasn't always 'The Greatest' at sponsorships

Muhammad Ali wasn't always 'The Greatest' at sponsorships

NEW YORK (AP) — Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest athletes of all time, but he didn't cash in during his prime the way you'd expect today. Product endorsements deals for the boxer were scarce, and in fact his most notable commercial during his earlier years was for a roach trap .
In the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, his pol ... (full story)


Pele in a spot to one-up Jordan — this time in court

Brazilian soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, is arguably the greatest, and most recognized, player to ever play the beautiful game.
In addition to a storied playing career, including three World Cup championships, Pele was presented with an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II and a lifetime a ... (full story)


Schwartzel says Zika kept him out of Olympics; Day wary

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The Zika virus is why Charl Schwartzel is skipping the Olympics, and world No. 1 Jason Day is starting to think twice about going to Rio.
Speaking for the first time about his decision in late April to pull out, Schwartzel said he and his wife intend to have more children and the risk of Zika is too grea ... (full story)


Dusty Baker welcomed back to city where he made the playoffs

Dusty Baker welcomed back to city where he made the playoffs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dusty Baker felt a little strange in his return to the place he used to call home. It didn't take long for him to get welcomed, though. The Nationals manager got a haircut and felt some love from Reds fans who would love to have him back.
Baker returned to town for a weekend series against the Reds, who fi ... (full story)