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Nats’ Dave Martinez aims to ‘face fear like bison’ in Year 2

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among various sheets of paper thumbtacked to the corkboard in Dave Martinez’s spring training office — Florida Kitchen Staff, Important Dates, Pitchers Work Groups — there’s one in the upper-left corner entitled Face Fear Like Bison. The Washington Nationals’ manager came across its three-sentence message this offseason: “When a […]
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Altuve returns to Astros, works on turning double plays

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Now that Jose Altuve is back playing Grapefruit League games, Houston manager A.J. Hinch wants the 2017 AL MVP to see if he can improve the way he turns double plays. “The only thing I’ve asked him to focus on for the rest of the spring is his turns […]
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As Taylor heads for MRI, Martinez knows Nats lack OF depth

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor favored his left leg as he limped through the clubhouse Friday before heading to have an MRI exam on his sore knee and hip. Manager Dave Martinez called the test precautionary — but he also acknowledged that the Nationals are thin at Taylor’s […]
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Surprise star as teen, Soto helps Nats move on after Harper

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It might seem as if Juan Soto has a big hole to fill in the Washington Nationals’ lineup, what with Bryce Harper gone. Soto is not the sort to worry about that type of thing, though. Last season’s surprise runner-up as NL Rookie of the Year at age 19, […]
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Birthday billboard blows up man’s phone with well wishers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man had to get a new phone number after he was overwhelmed with birthday wishes when his sons put up a billboard asking people to call him. The SunSentinel reports Chris Ferry doesn’t turn 62 until Saturday. But already he’s received some 15,000 Facebook messages and […]
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AP source: Nats, lefty reliever Sipp agree to $1.25M deal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Nationals are counting on Tony Sipp to give them something their bullpen lacked: a lefty reliever to go after lefty hitters in late-game situations. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Sipp and the Nationals agreed in principle on a one-year […]
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Rosenthal brings closer mentality to back of Nationals ‘pen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Even if Trevor Rosenthal isn’t closing for Washington, he’ll take the mound believing he is. “I think that’s what ultimately allowed me to be successful as a closer is I just have one mentality, one approach,” Rosenthal said. “I approach every single inning kind of like I’m closing. I […]
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Jury deliberations resume in Florida officer’s trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jury deliberations are headed into their second day in the trial of a fired Florida police officer charged with killing a stranded black motorist. The jurors will return to Palm Beach County courthouse Thursday to resume deliberating the fate of Nouman Raja. The 41-year-old former Palm Beach Gardens officer […]
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Astros’ Alex Bregman slowed by back tightness

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman left Wednesday’s 11-5 victory over the Miami Marlins because of back stiffness. Bregman walked in the first inning and was replaced after the second. He was playing his third spring training game following arthroscopic elbow surgery on Jan. 11. Astros manager A.J. Hinch […]
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Closing arguments set in ex-Florida police officer’s trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The fate of a fired Florida police officer charged with fatally shooting a stranded black motorist will soon be before a jury. Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the manslaughter and attempted murder trial of Nouman Raja for the fatal October 2015 shooting of 32-year-old Corey Jones. Raja was […]
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Spring training roundup: Judge mashes as Yankees top Braves

Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and added a double as the New York Yankees dispatched the Atlanta Braves 5-1 in Tampa on Tuesday. Judge finished 2-for-3. J.A. Happ allowed four hits and one run with three strikeouts in three innings pitched. Johan Camargo knocked in the Braves' only run with a fourth-inning single. Atlanta managed just four hits. Red Sox 8, Nationals 4 Tzu-Wei Lin homered and added a two-run single as Boston downed Washington in West Palm Beach, Fla. Right-hander Max Sche...
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Nationals ace Scherzer swings into action, decides to bat

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In his third spring training start, Washington ace Max Scherzer wanted to try something different: batting. Nationals manager Dave Martinez could have used a designated hitter in Tuesday’s 8-4 loss to Boston, but instead wrote Scherzer’s name in the ninth spot on the lineup card. “He’s real big into […]
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Pedroia expected to make spring training debut Thursday

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Boston expects second baseman Dustin Pedroia to make his exhibition debut on Thursday against Minnesota. Coming off knee surgery, the 35-year-old Pedroia crossed his last major pre-competition hurdle on Tuesday when he completed a workout at the Red Sox complex in Fort Myers. “The way the texts sounded, he’s […]
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Prosecution rests in trial of officer who killed black man

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The prosecution has rested in the trial of a fired Florida police officer charged with the fatal 2015 shooting of a stranded black motorist. News outlets report the State Attorney’s Office wrapped up its case Monday against former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja in the fatal shooting […]
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Nationals look to move on with Harper off to Philly

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper is gone from the Nationals to the Phillies after agreeing to a record 13-year, $330 million contract. But he’s is still a looming presence in Washington’s clubhouse as the team begins to move on without the star who played with them since 2012 at just 19. “He […]
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Prosecutors haven’t seen videos in Patriots owner’s case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors haven’t yet seen videos police say show New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts and handing over cash in a Florida spa. Lawyers for some of the men have filed court motions to keep the videos from being made public, arguing their […]
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Patriots owner pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case. Kraft’s attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea in Palm Beach County court documents released Thursday. The 77-year-old Kraft is requesting a non-jury trial. Kraft was among […]
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Auction nets $2M for horses owned by ex-Venezuelan official

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bidders spent over $2 million for show-jumping horses once owned by Venezuela’s former national treasurer, who is serving a decade-long U.S. prison sentence for taking part in a $1 billion bribery scheme. Fifty-four-year-old Alejandro Andrade is being held at a federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania. The Palm Beach Post reports […]
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Patient Shoots Doctor at Florida Veterans Affairs Hospital, Officials Say

The doctor at the V.A. hospital in West Palm Beach was shot in the neck as he tried to subdue the gunman. Another employee was grazed by a bullet.
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Shooting at Florida Veterans Affairs Hospital Injures 1 Employee

The employee was shot at the West Palm Beach V.A. Affairs Medical Center on Wednesday. A suspect is in custody.
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Nats’ Ryan Zimmerman sick, delaying spring training debut

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is feeling sick, delaying his debut in exhibition games. “He came in today to see a doctor but I sent him home,” manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday. “I’m not going to take a chance with him, put him out there and let him get […]
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Trial of officer accused of killing black man set to begin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the trial of a fired Florida police officer who is charged with the fatal 2015 shooting of a stranded black motorist. Prosecutors are expected to tell the four-man, two-woman jury that former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja’s actions made 31-year-old Corey […]
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Verlander, Syndergaard sharp in early, brief pitchers’ duel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A brief high velocity matchup between Houston’s Justin Verlander and the New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard overshadowed Jose Altuve’s first spring training appearance for the Astros. Verlander pitched two perfect innings on a cloudy and blustery afternoon, striking out one and getting five fly-ball outs. Reaching 96 mph, Verlander […]
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Authorities: Kraft visited parlor for sex on day of AFC game

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month's AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.
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Scherzer: Pitch clock messes with ‘fabric’ of baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball’s pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity. “I know as players that’s something that MLB is trying to negotiate,” the Washington Nationals ace said Saturday night. “I don’t think there’s negotiation here. As […]
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Suzuki, Gomes bring stability, pop behind plate for Nats

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As important as setting his pitching rotation, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez will begin to determine his catching platoon when Grapefruit League games begin on Saturday. After two years of subpar play at one of the game’s most important positions, the Nationals elected to let Matt Wieters leave via […]
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Deputy fined for off-duty crash that left woman comatose

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been fined $500 and had his driver license suspended for three months for causing an off-duty crash that left a young woman comatose for more than a month. The Palm Beach Post reports 25-year-old Michael D’Avanzo was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest to two […]
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Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. Fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja’s trial begins with jury selection Thursday. He is charged […]
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Biggio hopes tension doesn’t lead to work stoppage

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Famer Craig Biggio hopes increased labor tension doesn’t lead to Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage in a quarter century. “Hopefully ownership knows and players know that nothing good’s going to come of it,” Biggio said Tuesday at Houston Astros training camp, where he will serve as […]
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Trump Breaks Precedent As President With His 2020 Dem Challengers Punditry

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren’s opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and private conversations, Trump is making clear he is closely following the campaign to challenge him on the ballot. Facing no serious primary opponent of his own — at least so far — Trump is esta...
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