Matsui hasn’t thought about managing in the future

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Back with the New York Yankees as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman, Hideki Matsui says he hasn’t thought about managing in the future. “I’m really looking forward to working with the young players and offering whatever I can,” Matsui said through a translator Wednesday. “What I hope to[…]

LEADING OFF: Matt Cain tests ankle and elbow in first start

A look at the highlights of what’s happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ ON THE MEND San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain makes his spring training debut against the Dodgers in Scottsdale, Arizona. Coming back from ankle and elbow operations, the three-time All-Star hasn’t thrown since July 9, missing out on[…]

Reggie Jackson to sell big letters from old Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block — courtesy of a baseball star. The 10-foot high letters that spelled “Yankee Stadium” atop the original Bronx ballpark are being offered for sale at Sotheby’s on April 1. The auction house has estimated[…]

Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball’s small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay[…]