APNewsBreak: All-Star Game no longer determines Series start

NEW YORK (AP) — The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

AP source: smokeless tobacco banned for new major leaguers

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new big leaguers.

  • Written by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writers; RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writers

Olympic hero Michael Phelps looks to dip his toes in tech

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Olympic medalist Michael Phelps has a second act in mind, one that might lead him to Silicon Valley. Although the athlete isn't offering much in the way of specifics.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer