Reds hoping Homer Bailey can stay healthy, lead rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Homer Bailey went an entire offseason without surgery or rehabilitation sessions, the most encouraging sign for a Cincinnati Reds team that needs him to get back to the front of the rotation after three years of injuries.

  • Written by By GARY SCHATZ , Associated Press

Dan Straily, Brandon Maurer lose in salary arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — Pitchers Dan Straily of Miami and Brandon Maurer of Kansas City lost their salary arbitration cases Friday, leaving players with an 11-10 lead with only Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaiting a decision.


Fendrich on Tennis: Federer's belief in self never wavered

Even after he went more than four years without a Grand Slam title, even after the first operation of his career led to the first prolonged absence of his career, even after a slide down to 17th in the rankings, Roger Federer never wavered.

  • Written by By HOWARD FENDRICH , AP Tennis Writer

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.

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  • Written by By JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press