Baseball

Photo credit President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 26, 2020. Trump is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his golf club in nearby Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 26, 2020 - 4:02 pm
Trump now says he won’t throw first pitch at Yankees game …
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FILE - In this is undated file photo, Jim Thorpe poses in a baseball uniform. Thorpe was on top of the world after winning gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics with mind-blowing performances that went unmatched for decades. They so impressed the King of Sweden that he told Thorpe he was "the greatest athlete in the world.” The Native American was later stripped of the gold medals for breaching Olympic amateurism rules in what has been described as the first major international sports scandal. (AP Photo/File)
July 26, 2020 - 3:17 pm
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — It has been described as the first major international sports scandal, and still resonates more than a century later. Jim Thorpe, a Native American who seemed to excel at every sport he tried, was seen as one of the world's top athletes after winning gold medals in the...
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Photo credit FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
July 26, 2020 - 9:10 am
Red Sox’s Rodriguez awaits test on COVID-related heart issue…
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A fan wearing a face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cheers during the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 26, 2020 - 7:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheers in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began allowing spectators to return to professional sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. After a weeks-long delay, South Korea’s 2020 baseball season began in early...
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The Toronto Blue Jays will play their 2020 home games at Sahlen Field, their Triple-A affiliate, the team announced, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
July 25, 2020 - 3:57 am
Big league ball in Buffalo, New York? Naturally. Not long after the nomadic Toronto Blue Jays announced the Triple-A city as their temporary home Friday, Michael Billoni began to wonder who could be the club's Roy Hobbs. “Hopefully, it’s (Vladimir) Guerrero Jr. who will knock the ball on to Oak...
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FILE - Bob Costas attends the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award ceremony honoring Billy Crystal in New York on Nov. 12, 2018. CNN announced that Costas will join their network as an on-air contributor. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2020 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Time to cut a conversation with Bob Costas short. The new boss — CNN chief Jeff Zucker — is calling on the other line. Costas, who ended his 40-year hitch at NBC Sports more than a year ago, this week signed on as a CNN contributor to offer commentary on the intersection of news and...
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People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus sit spaced apart as they watch the film "Dolittle" at a movie theater in Beijing, Friday, July 24, 2020. Beijing partially reopened movie theaters Friday as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in China’s capital. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 24, 2020 - 9:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday as health authorities outlined a phased process to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Tae-ho also said at a virus...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020, file photo, the Detroit Tigers play an intrasquad baseball game, in Detroit. The Tigers will play soon at Comerica Park, one of three sporting venues clustered within a mile of each other in the Motor City. With professional teams from four major leagues playing so close to each other, downtown Detroit is unique. And, that makes the COVID-19 pandemic hit a little harder here. For businesses in the area it has lately been a bust for those banking on a revenue stream from fans. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 24, 2020 - 2:48 am
DETROIT (AP) — Brass Rail Pizza Bar is close enough to Comerica Park to hear the roar of the crowd when the Detroit Tigers play. The proximity to the home of the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons makes the establishment a convenient choice for people to get a slice and a sip on game days. “That’...
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A 2019 World Series champions sign is displayed during the Washington Nationals baseball practice at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 23, 2020 - 11:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason. The agreement was reached hours before the season opener...
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This image provided by Fox Sports shows a screen shot from video showing a test of the virtual crowds at Chase Field in Phoenix, in early July 2020. Fox Sports has revealed that it will include computer-generated fans beginning with their three Major League Baseball games on Saturday, July 25. (Fox Sports via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 1:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox will be taking viewers out to the ballgame by adding a virtual crowd in parks during its baseball broadcasts this season. The network revealed Thursday that it will include computer-generated fans in the stands beginning with the three games on Saturday. Fox begins its...
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