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Pitcher testifies on etiquette for hitting batter

In this Aug. 14, 2007, file photo, Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans, right, tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman (18) from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat during a fight in the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn. Offerman testified Friday, July 18, 2014, at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport, saying he didn't swing his bat at two other players or cause their injuries in the scuffle. The lawsuit says Nathans suffered a head injury when Offerman charged the mound and swung his bat. Nathans is suing Offerman and the Ducks for $4.5 million. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)  MANDATORY CREDIT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Testifying that there is a professional etiquette to beaning batters, a former major league pitcher says he did not intentionally hit Jose Offerman during a 2007 independent minor league game, setting off a brawl.

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Private jet recovery from recession an uneven ride

FILE -- In this Dec. 13, 2006 file photo, workers assemble a PW500 engine destined for a Cesna Citation at the Pratt & Whitney plant in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. Sale of private jets, like the Citation, are rising again in 2014 after the deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. Pratt & Whitney Canada laid off more than 400 workers in 2009 and 2010. But company president Paul Adams said in May 2014 that improvements in the top part of the business have driven the market’s recovery,  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts.

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Ex-major leaguer Offerman denies assault claims

In this Aug. 14, 2007, file photo, Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans, right, tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman (18) from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat during a fight in the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn. Offerman testified Friday, July 18, 2014, at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport, saying he didn't swing his bat at two other players or cause their injuries in the scuffle. The lawsuit says Nathans suffered a head injury when Offerman charged the mound and swung his bat. Nathans is suing Offerman and the Ducks for $4.5 million. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)  MANDATORY CREDIT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Former major leaguer Jose Offerman testified Friday that he neither swung his bat at two minor leaguers nor caused their injuries during a scuffle that broke out when he was hit by a pitch during a 2007 comeback attempt.

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Jury selected for Offerman assault lawsuit trial

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut.

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