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Keeping Score: Memorable Sports Apologies Through the Years

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Alex Rodriguez’s apology may ultimately be remembered for being handwritten, but here are some sports apologies that have endured for other reasons.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Throws in Tampa

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Tanaka, who missed two and a half months last season, threw for 34 minutes on level ground in his first workout of the year at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa.

Dodgers Closer Jansen Has Foot Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has undergone surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot and will miss the start of the regular season.

On Baseball: To the Readers: Alex Rodriguez Is Forever

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Cheat. Apologize. Repeat. It has been an endless cycle for Alex Rodriguez during his endless Yankees contract.

Yankees' Rodriguez Apologizes for Using PEDs

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Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez apologized on Tuesday for "the mistakes" he made that led to his suspension for taking performance-enhancing drugs.

AP Source: Indians, LHP Bruce Chen Reach Minor League Deal

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Bruce Chen is getting a chance to pitch for an 11th team in the majors.

Alex Rodriguez Apologizes to Yankees and Fans

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Rodriguez, who is returning from a suspension, issued a handwritten apology on Tuesday but did not offer details about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Anthony Bosch, Clinic Owner in Doping Scandal, Sentenced to Four Years

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Prosecutors said Bosch, whose Florida clinic supplied performance-enhancing substances to athletes, could have his sentence reduced through further cooperation.

AP Sources: Barry Zito Returning to A's on Minor League Deal

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Left-hander Barry Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with a minor contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training, two people with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.

Former Florida Clinic Owner Faces Sentencing in Baseball Doping Case

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The owner of a Florida business at the heart of a steroid scandal that led to the suspension of Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez faces up to about four years in prison when he is sentenced on Tuesday for supplying performance-enhancing drugs.

Pitchers and Catchers Report This Week to Spring Training

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Washington's star-studded rotation reports to Florida. Matt Harvey continues his comeback with the New York Mets. Joe Maddon takes over the Chicago Cubs, and Russell Martin gets a closer look at Toronto's pitching staff.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Jason Giambi Announces Retirement

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Jason Giambi, a former most valuable player whose career was tainted by a drug scandal, averaged 37 home runs a year from 1998 to 2003.

Yankees Plan to Honor Four Former Players

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Bernie Williams, Willie Randolph, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will be honored with a plaque in Monument Park, and all except Randolph will have their numbers retired.

Jason Giambi Says He's Retiring After 20 Seasons in Majors

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Giambi, the American League’s most valuable player in 2000 with Oakland, told The New York Daily News that he was calling it quits.

Dillon Gee Arrives in Mets Camp With Status Unsettled

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The Mets will enter training camp with six established starters, and Dillon Gee has emerged as the one mostly likely to be traded.

Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa, to Become City Hall

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After Bob Feller, the Hall of Fame pitcher, died in 2010, the business model for his museum in Van Meter, Iowa, began to fail. It was sold to the city for a new city hall.

Flat-Seam Ball Brings Upswing in Offense in College Openers

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UCLA hit just eight home runs in 2014, and it took until the 13th game for the Bruins to get their first. Three games into this season, they've hit five.

Major League Baseball Roundup

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Alex Rodriguez, who met recently with the new baseball commissioner and New York Yankees executives to apologize and clear the air, may next make a public apology to fans at Yankee Stadium.

Extra Bases: Baseball’s 2015 Calendar of the Absurd

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Spring training opens this week, heralding a season sure to be full of surprises. With plenty of time for serious predictions, here’s a look at a calendar of the absurd.

HistorySource: When Jim Crow Got Cut from Spring Training

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The creation of Dodgertown helped Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers deal with segregation in Florida’s Grapefruit League.

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