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  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:01:17 GMT
    The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."
    The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."
  • Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning

    Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 05:30:23 GMT
    Cleveland's game at Kansas City has been suspended due to rain with the Indians leading 4-2 heading into the bottom of the 10th inning.
    The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.
  • Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

    Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:10:21 GMT
    Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth...
    After an extended slump they would rather forget, the San Francisco Giants are gaining ground and back in the thick of the playoff chase as September begins.
  • Angels trounce A's 8-1 to complete 4-game sweep

    Angels trounce A's 8-1 to complete 4-game sweep

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:21:01 GMT
    Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland...
    While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.
  • Bautista homers again, Jays rally past Yankees 4-3

    Bautista homers again, Jays rally past Yankees 4-3

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:51:22 GMT
    Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Melky Cabrera each hit a solo homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays erased a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Sunday.
    The Blue Jays finished off a forgettable August with their biggest power display of the month.
  • Dunn dealt to A's, could be his last shot playoffs

    Dunn dealt to A's, could be his last shot playoffs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:42:13 GMT
    The Oakland Athletics have acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch.
    One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says he's probably done.
  • Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

    Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:42:11 GMT
    The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named.
    The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named.
  • Peavy takes no-hitter into 8th of Giants' 3-1 win

    Peavy takes no-hitter into 8th of Giants' 3-1 win

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-08-31 05:30:40 GMT
    Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter over 7 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night.
    Jake Peavy appreciated the effort of his defense.
  • Peavy's no-hit bid for Giants broken up in 8th

    Peavy's no-hit bid for Giants broken up in 8th

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:50:28 GMT
    Jake Peavy of the San Francisco Giants has a no-hitter through six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.
    Jake Peavy's bid for a no-hitter was broken up on a one-out single in the eighth inning by Milwaukee's Mark Reynolds against the San Francisco Giants.
  • Mo'Ne Davis heads to WNBA conference finals

    Mo'Ne Davis heads to WNBA conference finals

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:43:19 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.
  • Buster Posey goes 5 for 5 in six innings of work

    Buster Posey goes 5 for 5 in six innings of work

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:20:28 GMT
    Buster Posey went 5 for 5 in six innings for the San Francisco Giants on Friday night against Milwaukee, then sat down for the night.
    Buster Posey went 5 for 5 in six innings for the San Francisco Giants on Friday night against Milwaukee, then sat down for the night.
  • Yankees ace Tanaka sent home with general soreness

    Yankees ace Tanaka sent home with general soreness

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:01:18 GMT
    Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm.
    Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season.
  • Angels rally in 10th for 4-3 win over Oakland

    Angels rally in 10th for 4-3 win over Oakland

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:50:06 GMT
    Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland...
    The Angels and Athletics realize their paths to the World Series are likely to cross repeatedly this fall. Both AL West powers are prepared to grind out wins similar to the one Howie Kendrick delivered in their series opener.
  • Giants' Petit retires 46 straight for MLB record

    Giants' Petit retires 46 straight for MLB record

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:50:31 GMT
    San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters.
    San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters.
  • Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

    Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:00:22 GMT
    The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
    It was an inning that defied explanation - the New York Yankees banging out hit after hit against one of the best pitchers in baseball.
  • Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1

    Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:38:37 GMT
    Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
    The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night.
  • Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

    Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:29:54 GMT
    The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion's treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.
    Ryan Howard, meet Mo'ne Davis.
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:48:36 GMT
    Chicago's beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city's South Side to Millennium Park downtown.
    The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
  • Royals' Yost implores fans to show up to games

    Royals' Yost implores fans to show up to games

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:38:51 GMT
    Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by...
    Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847...
  • Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

    Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:38:44 GMT
    The Taney Dragons are getting the champion's treatment as the city of Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series.
    The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion's treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.
  • Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win

    Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:39:29 GMT
    Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau.
    Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau.
  • Bumgarner's perfect game broken up in 8th

    Bumgarner's perfect game broken up in 8th

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:28:46 GMT
    Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is throwing a perfect game through six innings against the Colorado Rockies.
    Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff double in the eighth inning by Colorado's Justin Morneau.
  • Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Rays

    Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Rays

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:08:43 GMT
    During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time.
    During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time.
  • Jeter recalls day he and Rivera were sent down

    Jeter recalls day he and Rivera were sent down

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:58:12 GMT
    It's the type of anecdote that sounds like an urban legend: The New York Yankees once sent Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera down to the minors at the same time?
    It's the type of anecdote that sounds like an urban legend: The New York Yankees once sent Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera down to the minors at the same time?
  • MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in Toronto

    MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in Toronto

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:27:46 GMT
    Major League Baseball has denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend in Toronto.
    Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto.
  • Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

    Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 05:28:36 GMT
    If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
    If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
  • Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

    Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:29:04 GMT
    Matt Holliday's two-run single in the seventh inning off Jared Hughes capped a late rally, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Monday night.
    Jon Jay already had a bat in hand before St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny even called his name.
  • Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

    Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:28:40 GMT
    Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their...
    Michael Pineda kept throwing strikes. The Royals kept taking them, trying in vain to drive his pitch count up. When Yankees catcher Brian McCann looked up in the third inning, his right-hander had still thrown just 35...
  • Could favorable schedule help Royals?

    Could favorable schedule help Royals?

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:47 AM EDT2014-08-25 07:47:03 GMT
    By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days. They've won 24 of their last 31 games to take over first place in the AL Central.
    By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days. They've won 24 of their last 31 games to take over first place in the AL Central.
  • Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

    Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-08-25 07:37:41 GMT
    The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.
    The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.
  • Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

    Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:09:34 GMT
    Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California's San Francisco Bay area.
    The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic...
  • Hamilton powers Angels past A's

    Hamilton powers Angels past A's

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-08-25 05:16:49 GMT
    Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.
    Josh Hamilton is heating up at the right time, and Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia hopes he can keep going.
  • Obama back at White House after summer 'vacation'

    Obama back at White House after summer 'vacation'

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:36:58 GMT
    President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is about to end.
    The "vacation" is over and it's back to the White House for President Barack Obama.
  • Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

    Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

    Sunday, August 24 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-24 23:06:41 GMT
    Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.
    In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.
  • Cubs' Wada has no-hitter broken up in 7th

    Cubs' Wada has no-hitter broken up in 7th

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:37:43 GMT
    Tsuyoshi Wada of the Chicago Cubs has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Baltimore Orioles.
    Tsuyoshi Wada of the Chicago Cubs has lost his no-hit bid when Baltimore's Steve Pearce led off the seventh inning with a home run.
  • Crisp scores on wild pitch as A's beat Angels 2-1

    Crisp scores on wild pitch as A's beat Angels 2-1

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-08-24 05:05:46 GMT
    Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith's wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place tie with Los Angeles...
    The Oakland Athletics are hardly relishing being back in a first-place tie with the rival Los Angeles Angels.
  • Orioles 3B Machado to have season-ending surgery

    Orioles 3B Machado to have season-ending surgery

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:15:34 GMT
    Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee.
    Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years.
  • Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder to 7-year deal

    Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder to 7-year deal

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:15:32 GMT
    The Boston Red Sox have announced that they have signed Cuban defector Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract Saturday.
    The Boston Red Sox are hoping another touted Cuban outfielder can help them turn things around next season.
  • Houston's arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

    Houston's arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:55:40 GMT
    Joshua Houston survived a rocky start to pitch five innings and also brought in the tying run with a line single in the fifth to lead Chicago past Las Vegas 7-5 on Saturday in the U.S. final at the Little League...
    After Joshua Houston allowed a two-run home run in the top of the fifth that cost his team the lead, he was face down near the mound and pounded his fist into the turf.
  • Fister has skin cancer removed, says he's OK

    Fister has skin cancer removed, says he's OK

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:25:51 GMT
    A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease.
    A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease.
  • Rays protest game over timing of replay challenge

    Rays protest game over timing of replay challenge

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:45:32 GMT
    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun.
    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun.
  • Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

    Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:45 GMT
    The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre's No. 6.
    Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honor New York's four-time World Series winning manager.
  • Rusney Castillo on field before Red Sox game

    Rusney Castillo on field before Red Sox game

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:55:55 GMT
    Cuban defector Rusney Castillo appeared at Fenway Park on Saturday, wearing Boston Red Sox shorts and a T-shirt before the game with the Seattle Mariners.
    Cuban defector Rusney Castillo appeared at Fenway Park on Saturday, wearing Boston Red Sox shorts and a T-shirt before the game with the Seattle Mariners.
  • Mayor: Jackie Robinson West 'pride of Chicago'

    Mayor: Jackie Robinson West 'pride of Chicago'

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:45:23 GMT
    The success that a baseball team from Chicago's South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city something to cheer about.
    The success that a baseball team from Chicago's South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city something to cheer about.
  • Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

    Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:36:08 GMT
    Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.
    Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.
  • Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp

    Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:54:54 GMT
    The Washington Nationals' winning streak ended at a team record-tying 10 games Friday night when rookie Joe Panik hit his first major league home run and sent the San Francisco Giants to a 10-3 romp.
    As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals - who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak - had to admit that their good thing was coming to...
  • Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

    Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:55:07 GMT
    Jake Arrieta shut down his former team, holding Baltimore to four hits in seven innings and Javier Baez homered again as the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 4-1 on Friday.
    Jake Arrieta said he enjoyed running into some of his old Orioles teammates before Friday's game at Wrigley Field.
  • AP Source: Machado 'probably' having knee surgery

    AP Source: Machado 'probably' having knee surgery

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:05:07 GMT
    Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will soon have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, according to multiple reports.
    A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will "probably" have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee.
  • Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose

    Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:15:05 GMT
    As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.
    As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.
  • Boston's Farrell: Castillo is "exciting, athletic"

    Boston's Farrell: Castillo is "exciting, athletic"

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:56:18 GMT
    Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."
    Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."
  • Injured minor leaguer airlifted, game suspended

    Injured minor leaguer airlifted, game suspended

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:35:55 GMT
    A minor league player in the New York Mets' organization could soon be released from the hospital after he was airlifted from the field Friday because of a head injury.
    A minor league player in the New York Mets' organization could soon be released from the hospital after he was airlifted from the field Friday because of a head injury.
  • Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:07:42 GMT
    Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.
    Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.
  • AP PHOTOS: A look back at Mo'ne Davis' tournament

    AP PHOTOS: A look back at Mo'ne Davis' tournament

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:05:47 GMT
    Mo'Ne's moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning.
    Mo'ne Davis' moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning.
  • MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:16:11 GMT
    The head of baseball's online business says an easing of blackout restrictions on games online could come as early as next season.
    An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.
  • Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

    Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:46:18 GMT
    Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side...
    Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side...
  • Dodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 Ks

    Dodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 Ks

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:54:20 GMT
    Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.
    The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings.
  • Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

    Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:54:20 GMT
    Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn't allow a hit through 6 2-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway Park.
    Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.
  • No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

    No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:24:30 GMT
    Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the...
    Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.
  • Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

    Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:54:08 GMT
    Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona...
    Denard Span and the Washington Nationals ran off with another victory.
  • Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

    Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:44:02 GMT
    Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series.
    Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series.
  • Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:35:34 GMT
    A judge has dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying a woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.
    A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took...
  • Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:44:24 GMT
    David Price allowed only a first-inning RBI triple to Brandon Guyer in his first start against his former team, and Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
    The Tampa Bay Rays overcame a masterful performance by David Price.
  • Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:16:04 GMT
    David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
    David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:15:58 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

    Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:13:54 GMT
    The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
    The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
  • Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1

    Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:36:21 GMT
    Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series...
    Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.
  • Mo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches

    Mo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:03:51 GMT
    Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas.
    Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas.
  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:03:47 GMT
    Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.
    Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years.
  • Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

    Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:13:28 GMT
    The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
    The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
  • Knee surgeries end season for Indians' Swisher

    Knee surgeries end season for Indians' Swisher

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:14:27 GMT
    Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is having surgery on both knees and is done for the season.
    Nick Swisher's disappointing second season with the Indians is over.
  • Lackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switch

    Lackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switch

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:45:47 GMT
    St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey really wanted to keep his old number, so he gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys.
    St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey really wanted to keep his old number, so he gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys.
  • Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

    Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:33:22 GMT
    Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees poured ice water over their...
    Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause.
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:54:10 GMT
    A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and...
    A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the...
  • Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

    Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:24:29 GMT
    Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
    Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
  • Scoring change alters history for Jeter, Wagner

    Scoring change alters history for Jeter, Wagner

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:14:18 GMT
    Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
    Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
  • Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

    Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:14:21 GMT
    Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.
    Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.
  • Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

    Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:25:03 GMT
    Andrew McCutchen is back.
    Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

    Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:23:41 GMT
    As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.
    As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.
  • LaRoche homer lifts Nats over DBacks 5-4 in 11

    LaRoche homer lifts Nats over DBacks 5-4 in 11

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:54:42 GMT
    Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win.
    Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said the last time he was part of three consecutive walk-off wins he was playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:24:55 GMT
    Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
    Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
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