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CHICAGO (AP) An attorney representing the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks says the Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack.

Mark Bogen spoke Sunday at a downtown hotel with Banks' widow, Liz. He said Banks suffered a heart attack on Friday, the same day he died.

Bogen declined to elaborate. Banks' widow also declined to comment about her husband's death.

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Selig expresses no regrets on final day

NEW YORK (AP) Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries.

"My dream is for this sport to really have an international flavor," he said Saturday during a half-hour interview with The Associated Press. "Does it need teams in other countries? ... If one uses a lot of vision it could."

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Tulowitzki optimistic after hip surgery

DENVER (AP) This has almost become an annual rite of impending spring: Troy Tulowitzki insisting he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season.

The Colorado Rockies often-injured shortstop realizes everyone is wary of such talk. So, he took a different path when asked about the status of his surgically repaired hip.

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GM Dombrowski expects Tigers to contend

DETROIT (AP) Despite making plenty of changes in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers still expect to be a contending team in 2015.

Team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski spoke at the team's annual TigerFest event at Comerica Park and addressed those issues.

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Ex-LHP Lilly busted in insurance scam

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.

The charges stem from allegedly false insurance claims filed last year connected to Lilly's damaged recreational vehicle, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1L6bb1y ).

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Twins, Duensing have $2.7M, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing.

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White Sox hire Coleman as instructor

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor.

General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team's annual fan convention.

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Ichiro, Marlins agree to 1-year deal

MIAMI (AP) Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins.

Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized.

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A's P Doolittle has tear in rotator cuff

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.

Doolittle had a platelet-rich plasma injection last Friday in an attempt to decrease the inflammation and irritation before he begins rehabilitation under the direction of athletic trainer Nick Paparesta, assistant general manager David Forst said Friday. There is no timetable for Doolittle's return, though doctors believe the left-hander will recover to pitch without needing surgery.

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Giants, Vogelsong agree on $4M contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason.

Each time, everything pointed him back to the Bay Area and the Giants. His wife, Nicole, loves it, too, and he said she kept "chirping in my ear every two seconds."

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