FILE - In this July 25, 2008, file photo, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman throws in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Pittsburgh. Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell are likely to be voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, when Trevor Hoffman and Ivan Rodriguez also could gain the honor.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame votingRaines and Bagwell figure to gain Hall of Fame election and Guerrero and Ivan Rodriguez also could, but many will focus on changing views of steroids-tainted Bonds and Clemens
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Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating France's Jeremy Chardy in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian OpenAngelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang "Happy Birthday" after her 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 second-round win on Wednesday at the Australian Open
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Mora's style: late recruiting gains
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista connects for a three-run home run off Texas Rangers' Jake Diekman during the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series, in Arlington, Texas. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are “working really hard” to bring him back to the club. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, because negotiations are ongoing. The sides are discussing one-, two- and three-year agreements. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
AP source: Bautista, Blue Jays agree to $18M, 1-year dealA person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays after agreeing to an $18 million, one-year contract with mutual options for more years
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