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With relief pitchers handling more innings than ever, some clubs are throwing money at their pen problems, while others are ready to take thrifty chances on journeymen.
Major League Baseball is looking into sexual assault allegations against Twins slugger Miguel Sano, who said in a statement that it "never happened."
The Astros' victory over the Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series resulted in a loss of $11.4 million for Las Vegas sportsbooks -- including futures bets.
This year's hardest choice isn't about steroid users, closers or even what to do with a talented crop of first-timers - it's about the name that deserves the final X.
Jose Altuve, who was one of only a handful of players who endured the Astros' painful rebuilding process en route to this year's championship, was chosen as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.
James Harrison's decision to sign with the Patriots makes him the latest in a long list of elite athletes to don the enemy's jersey.
From an unforgettable Fall Classic to Tim Tebow's relentless minor league pursuit and the arrival of the Japanese Babe Ruth, here is a collection of stories from ESPN.com that helped define the sport in 2017.
St. Louis has taken a bold approach to the hot stove season while Chicago has focused on filling holes. Will that shake up the state of the NL Central?
Rich Dauer went from celebrating the Astros' championship to undergoing surgery for an acute subdural hematoma. The Athletic reported that doctors gave Dauer, who made an astonishing recovery, just a 3 percent chance of survival.
Righty reliever Jared Hughes, who has spent most of his time in the majors with the Pirates, will join the Reds next season.
A man who snagged a Joey Votto home run ball during a Reds game in August has fulfilled his promise to give it to the family of a 6-year-old boy who witnessed the big hit weeks before dying of cancer.
Baseball's elite teams are in a class of their own right now. Here's what the next seven teams need to do to catch the top tier.
With one more loss, the Cleveland Browns would finish 0-16 and join a dubious group of historically bad teams.
Veteran LHP Zach Duke, who spent last season with the St. Louis Cardinals, has agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Twins pending a physical, according to multiple reports.
Pavin Smith, the seventh overall pick in this year's amateur draft by that Arizona Diamondbacks, used some of his $5 million signing bonus to pay off his parent's mortgage as a Christmas gift.
Japan's Shohei Ohtani said goodbye to fans of the Nippon Ham Fighters Monday before he sets off to join the Los Angeles Angels.
The 2017 Baby Bombers were actually likable, but the Evil Empire returned in a big way this offseason -- and that's great for baseball fans everywhere.
Jerry Kindall, the first man to win College World Series titles as both a player and a head coach, died Sunday night of complications from a stroke suffered Thursday. He was 82.
Bringing the Babe Ruth of Japan stateside could inspire more creativity across the majors for using players regularly as both hitters and pitchers.