Baseball

April 27, 2020 - 6:11 pm
North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball season with teams grouped together in different regions. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub. “Depending upon...
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Yankee Stadium remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, March 26, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. (John Woike/Samara Media via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 7:02 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can envision baseball games being played without fans this summer at Yankee Stadium and the Mets' Citi Field. “Be creative. Try to figure it out,” the Democrat said during his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2004 file photo, two time former world boxing champion Rosendo Alvarez collects donations for a young cancer patient, in Managua, Nicaragua. With nearly all the world's sport shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, Nicaragua is hosting an event Saturday, April 25, 2020, with a full card of boxing matches before a live audience, organized by Alvarez, who — like the Central American nation's government — waved aside the threat of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
April 26, 2020 - 12:05 am
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — With the world pretty much devoid of sports events because of the coronavirus pandmeic, boxing resumed in Nicaragua on Saturday night with a televised eight-fight card in front of a live, though sparse audience in Managua. Promoter Rosendo Álvarez, a former two-time world...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, home plate umpire Angel Hernandez signals during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. A major league official testified he suggested Hernandez be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. Hernandez sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging race discrimination and cited his failure to be assigned to the World Series since 2005 and MLB's failure to promote him to crew chief. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 25, 2020 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A major league official testified he suggested Ángel Hernández be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. Hernández sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully answers questions during a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Scully took a fall in his home Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and was taken to the hospital, where he was "resting comfortably," the Dodgers announced Thursday, April 23. "I won't be doing anymore headfirst sliding, I never liked it," the Hall of Fame broadcaster said in the team's statement posted on Twitter. Scully, 92, called Dodgers games for 67 seasons, spanning 13 National League pennants, six World Series championships, and a move across the country. He began in 1950 when the team was in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 25, 2020 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is back home after falling and being hospitalized. The team quoted Scully on Twitter Saturday saying, “I'm home and resting comfortably with my wife and we are both eagerly awaiting the Time for Dodger Baseball!" That's a phrase...
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April 24, 2020 - 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage, his lawyers announced Friday. The lawsuit, filed this week by Rafael Reyna and his wife, contends that the stadium lacked adequate...
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FILE - This is a 1959 file photo showing Baltimore Orioles minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski posed in Miami, Fla. Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander who inspired the creation of the character Nuke LaLoosh in the movie "Bull Durham" but never pitched in a big league game, died April 19, 2020, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was 80. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday, April 24, 2020, he had several pre-existing conditions that were complicated when he became infected with the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/File)
April 24, 2020 - 6:34 pm
Steve Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham," has died. He was 80. He died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday he had several pre-...
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This photo shows a slogan reading ''Add Oil for You. Add Oil for Taiwan. Forward Epidemic Prevention'' on the Stadium stands with no audience at Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Friday, April 24, 2020. ''Add oil'' means Chinese-language line of encouragement. Taiwan's five-team Chinese Professional Baseball League is barring spectators over concerns they would spread the deadly coronavirus, meaning games are played with plastic seats void of fans. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
April 24, 2020 - 5:54 pm
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (AP) — When Wang Wei-chen had a base hit for the Chinatrust Brothers, no one booed or cheered from the stands at the suburban Taipei ballpark. No one hurled insults at the umpires. And no one yelled the Chinese-language line of encouragement “add oil” to either team. The 12,...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 24, 2020 - 5:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cape Cod League, the top summer competition for college baseball players, canceled its 2020 season. The 10-team league said Friday its executive committee made the decision in a unanimous vote “based on the...
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April 24, 2020 - 1:24 pm
The door to the bullpen swings open, a reliever emerges and a familiar song comes blasting through the stadium’s PA system, energizing the crowd. Before Hall of Famers Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman took the mound with this type of fanfare, there was Ricky Vaughn, the fictitious bad-boy pitcher...
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