World Series champ Nationals take celebration to White House

U.S. 11/04/19, 16:03

President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 4,  honored the World Series champion Washington Nationals at the White House. Eighteen of the 25 players on Washington's World Series roster were in attendance, including World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, who opted out of ...

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

U.S. 06/12/19, 22:56

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country's ...

David Ortiz back in Boston after shooting in Dominican bar

U.S. 06/11/19, 07:41

David Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired ...

Police: David Ortiz shot in ambush at Santo Domingo bar

U.S. 06/10/19, 01:12

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin ...

Things to know about NCAA baseball regionals

Baseball 05/30/19, 13:29

The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 15. Some of the top ...

California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

Politics 05/30/19, 09:21

A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company ...

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

Baseball 05/29/19, 18:55

The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players.Even the most optimistic member of ...

2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta

Sports 05/29/19, 18:47

Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington ...

APNewsBreak: Rangers-Angels in ballpark opener March 31

Sports 05/29/19, 16:17

The Texas Rangers are set to play their first regular-season game at new Globe Life Field on Tuesday, March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press.Texas starts ...

‘Hungry’ Tennessee back in baseball tourney after hiatus

Baseball 05/29/19, 15:13

Tennessee finally has ended the longest NCAA Tournament drought of any Southeastern Conference baseball program by earning its first bid since its 2005 College World Series appearance.Now the Volunteers want to try to match that 2005 team's accomplishment by also ...

Leading off: Smeltzer’s amazing story, Paxton vs Paddack

Sports 05/28/19, 23:19

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:CONGRATSThe inspiring story of Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer is sure to spread following his dazzling debut in the big leagues.Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer, making his major league debut, throws against the ...

Vandy pitcher says picking baseball over football was easy

Sports 05/28/19, 16:07

When Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker takes the mound with his 6-foot-4 and 255-pound frame, the imposing freshman looms so large that it feels like Rocker's almost halfway to the plate when he releases his 98-mph fastball."He's playing the wrong sport," ...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

Baseball 05/28/19, 13:21

A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video ...

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