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Juco legend among helicopter-crash victims
John Altobelli was entering his 27th season as the head coach of the OCC baseball program, with which he won four state titles. He also coached Mets star Jeff McNeil in the Cape Cod League.[read more]

Why Astros' penalties are harsh enough, despite calls for much more
Although some have said Houston got off too lightly, the sanctions will cause the team the right amount of pain.[read more]

Olney: Astros fallout could leave Houston vulnerable in AL West
An avalanche of criticism could leave Alex Bregman & Co. with a big chip on their shoulders -- and they may need it.[read more]

Olney: How the Braves might fill their hole at third base
With Josh Donaldson off to Minnesota, Atlanta has some options to consider for the hot corner.[read more]

Source: RHP Kintzler, Marlins agree to $3M deal
Reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to a one-year deal with the Marlins, a source said. Kintzler compiled a 2.68 ERA and 1.018 WHIP last season with the Cubs.[read more]

Rockies' Black on Arenado rift: 'Going to be fine'
At the Rockies' fan fest on Saturday, manager Bud Black said he believes the situation between All-Star Nolan Arenado and the front office will work itself out. "Things are going to be fine," Black said.[read more]

Dodger fan club to boo Astros at Angels' opener
With the Astros and Dodgers not scheduled to play each other in the regular season, a group of Dodger fans is snapping up tickets to the Angels' home opener against the Astros with plans to vent its frustration over the sign-stealing scandal.[read more]

Mets' deGrom, Alonso ready to roll with Rojas
New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom and slugger Pete Alonso, who both played for new manager Luis Rojas in the minor leagues, expressed optimism and enthusiasm at the team's Fan Fest on Saturday, saying "we're ready to go" after a tumultuous offseason.[read more]

Irked Dodgers don't want '17 title, 'fake banner'
Dodgers players at the team's annual FanFest said they had no interest in being deemed champions in 2017 and 2018 after the Astros were found guilty of stealing signs and amid a current investigation against the Red Sox.[read more]

Source: Zimmerman, Nationals agree on deal
Ryan Zimmerman, the first draft pick of the Washington Nationals after the team relocated from Montreal, has agreed on a one-year contract to remain with the team, as first reported by The Washington Post.[read more]