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Cubs legend Banks remembered at memorial service

Political leaders, Hall of Fame ballplayers and dozens of ordinary Chicagoans bade a poignant but uplifting farewell Saturday to Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs shortstop whose otherworldly athleticism, unflagging optimism and inexhaustible goodwill made him an ambassador for his team and his city.

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Greinke in 'show-me' state about Dodgers' changes

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games last year, repeating as champion of the National League West. They could open the season with a new second baseman, shortstop, catcher and center fielder, with newcomers in 40 percent of the starting rotation and 50 percent of the bullpen.

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Royals' Gordon plans to take it slow as he returns from wrist surgery

A royal blue cast safeguarded the surgically repaired right wrist of Alex Gordon as he stood inside an elevator in the bowels of Bartle Hall. He was a few minutes late for a panel discussion at the team's FanFest on Saturday afternoon. His timing was appropriate, at least, for his itinerary this spring - when he will be slightly behind the schedule of the rest of his Kansas City teammates.

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