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

MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport's industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency.

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