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Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Dick Williams Dies

William dead at 82 from a ruptured aortic aneurysm

(Newser) - By taking over a ninth-place team and leading it to the pennant in his first year as a big-league manager in Boston, Dick Williams earned the reputation of being a turnaround artist that he built on later in Montreal and San Diego. By taking over an emerging powerhouse in Oakland... More »

Dallas Braden Pitches Perfect Game for A's

Oakland ace tosses majors' 19th perfecto

(Newser) - Dallas Braden pitched the Athletics' first perfect game in 42 years and just the 19th in major league history today, dazzling the majors' hottest team in recording a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland. Braden threw his arms in the air after Gabe Kapler grounded out to... More »

Benedict Stonewalled on Defrocking Pedophile Priest

AP digs up 25-year-old letter that refutes pope's story

(Newser) - The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a US priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including "the good of the universal church," according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature. The correspondence, obtained by the AP, is the strongest challenge yet to... More »

Henderson, Rice Join Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Jim Rice's icy glare melted into a wide smile. Brash, flamboyant Rickey Henderson was humbled by it all. The former left fielders were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today along with the late Joe Gordon, and Henderson, baseball's all-time leading base stealer, was briefly overcome before evoking some... More »

Rangers Post Third Straight Shutout

Feldman helps Texas end A's 4-game winning streak

(Newser) - Scott Feldman and three relievers combined for Texas' third consecutive shutout and Brandon Boggs drove in three runs to help the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 last night. Boggs recovered from an early hard crash into the wall to go 3-for-4 with a homer as Texas ended the A's... More »

Red Sox, A's Arrive in Japan for MLB Opener

Minor labor dispute settled, teams get ready to launch season

(Newser) - After a short labor dispute and long flight, the Boston Red Sox arrived in Japan today and are ready to open the baseball season, reports the AP. The Oakland A's, their opponents in the upcoming 2-game series, arrived in Japan earlier today. "The players are tired but are looking... More »

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