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  1. Daisuke Matsuzaka defends Dan Warthen of New York Mets after his ...

    Adam Rubin

    Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka continued to solidify his standing as the New York Mets' fifth-starter front-runner. He also defended Dan Warthen in limited comments reacting to the pitching coach's use of an Asian slur.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  2. New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen apologizes for Asian slu...

    Adam Rubin

    Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen apologized Wednesday night for having directed a slur once commonly used to denigrate people of Asian descent at a clubhouse translator.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  3. Jarred Cosart of Houston Astros apologizes for using gay slur in ...

    Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart has apologized after he reportedly used a gay slur to describe pop star Justin Bieber when he tweeted a message to a former teammate.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  4. Vandals paint swastika, racial epithets on Jackie Robinson, Pee W...

    Adam Rubin

    Swastikas and racial and anti-Semitic epithets were painted on a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside Class A Brooklyn Cyclones' MCU Park.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  5. Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers hear talk on anti-gay slurs from...

    The founder of an organization that promotes equality among all athletes has talked to Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers about the damaging effects of anti-gay slurs.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  6. Yunel Escobar says he's a 'different' man

    Jayson Stark

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Yunel Escobar knows some people will never forgive. And some people will never forget. And some people will never be willing to accept a guy who etched a homophobic slur into his eye black last September. There's nothing he...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  7. Prospect apologizes for anti-gay tweet

    Adam Rubin

    Right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, opened a media conference call for new arrivals by apologizing for an anti-gay slur he tweeted earlier this month. Syndergaard, 20, used the slur while bantering...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  8. Delmon Young of Detroit Tigers pleads guilty to harassment in New...

    Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young has pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for shouting an anti-Semitic slur and tackling a man to the ground outside a New York City hotel.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  9. Texas Rangers' Derek Holland says tweeted homophobic slur was hac...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland said MLB is investigating how a homophobic slur ended up on his Twitter account during Sunday night's game with the Angels.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  10. Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar draws some boos in 1st home game...

    Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was greeted with a smattering of boos during his first home game since writing an anti-gay slur on his eye-black.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  11. Yunel Escobar back in Toronto Blue Jays' lineup after suspension

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was back in the starting lineup two days after he served a three-game suspension for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay slur written in Spanish.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2012
  12. Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy comes out as gay

    Kevin McClatchy, the owner and CEO of the Pirates from 1996 to 2007, has acknowledged he is gay to The New York Times, saying frequent homophobic slurs he heard in baseball circles had convinced him to keep his sexual orientation a secret.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2012
  13. Yunel Escobar out of Toronto Blue Jays' starting lineup

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was kept out of the starting lineup on Friday night after he served a three-game suspension for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend against Boston.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  14. Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar suspended three games for gay sl...

    Mike Mazzeo

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended three games without pay for displaying a gay slur on his eye black during a recent game.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  15. MLB investigating slur on Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar's eye ...

    Major League Baseball is investigating reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar wore eye black depicting a gay slur written in Spanish, a league spokesperson told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  16. Pirates facing wrong kind of challenge

    Buster Olney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates understand that if any member of their organization uses a racial slur, or a word rooted in racial hate, then it's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. "If that ever happened," said one official, "then we'd hav...

    Blog | September 13, 2012