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Things to know about Friday's baseball news
News ImageANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:51:40 -0500
Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview." Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:49:29 -0500
Obama warns N. Korea over Sony hack: 'We will respond'
News ImageUS President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang. Obama said the movie giant had "made a mistake" in canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," a madcap romp about a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Sony defended its decision, made after anonymous hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in threatening cinemas screening the film, prompting theater chains to say they would not risk showing it. An envoy for Pyongyang denied the secretive state was behind the hacking, which led to the release of a trove of embarrassing emails, scripts and other internal communications, including information about salaries and employee health records.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:43:56 -0500
AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal
News ImageSAN FRANCISCO (AP) When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:43:31 -0500
Attack could cost Sony half a billion dollars: experts
News ImageThe devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures could see the Hollywood studio lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and incur massive recovery costs, experts say. The cancellation of "The Interview," which President Barack Obama called a "mistake," has significantly escalated the potential losses of last month's hack, Hemanshu Nigam of the SSP Blue cybersecurity consultancy told AFP. On November 24, Sony suffered a cyberattack claimed by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace (GOP). The unprecedented attack paralyzed Sony's computer systems and saw five films leaked online, some of them before their theatrical release.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:39:05 -0500
APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:28:07 -0500
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
News ImageSAN FRANCISCO (AP) Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:12:12 -0500
Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas
News ImageDALLAS (AP) Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn't happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:09:50 -0500
Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:03:23 -0500
Obama mocks absurd plot twist of cyber attack on Sony
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with the most destructive cyber attack of a company on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama resorted to humor to explain an absurd plot that even Hollywood did not see coming. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:02:50 -0500
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