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  • MLB 18 hours ago

    MLB Appoints 1st Black Umpire Crew Chief

    Major League Baseball has appointed its first African American umpire crew chief, promoting Kerwin Danley to the position this week, The 58-year-old Danley has worked two World Series and been on the field for 10 other postseason rounds, including the AL Championship Series last year

  • MLB Feb 19

    MLB Weighing Player Discipline for Future Sign-Stealing Offenses

    Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives.

  • Derek Jeter Feb 4

    Hall of Fame Voter Who Snubbed Jeter Keeps Ballot Private

    The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private

  • yankees Jan 22

    Captain’s Call: Derek Jeter Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    The Captain has gotten the call to Cooperstown — but it was not unanimous. Derek Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday. Tim Mead, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced the 2020 induction class — a distinguished class of two comprised of Jeter and outfielder Larry Walker. “I was speechless when I got…

  • MLB Jan 21

    Beanballs, Boos, Lost Legacy? Astros, MLB Brace for Fallout

    AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training.

  • MLB Jan 19

    Astros, Red Sox Look Ahead in Wake of Sign-Stealing Scandal

    Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual fan fests on Saturday, and instead of discussing preparations for...

  • MLB Jan 16

    Mets, Manager Carlos Beltran Part Ways After Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal

    New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran and the team have “agreed to mutually part ways” after only two months on the job and following a report that showed his involvement in a sign-stealing scheme. In a statement, the team said: “We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways. This was not an…

  • MLB Jan 14

    Column: Astros Get the Punishment, Dodgers Pay the Price

    AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe anyone will ever give him another job that involves being a leader of men.

  • Houston Jan 8

    Toddler’s Brain Injury From Foul Ball Is Permanent: Attorney

    The attorney for a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park continues to receive anti-seizure medication seven months after suffering a brain injury that could leave her at risk of seizures for life. Richard Mithoff told the Houston Chronicle that the child’s brain injury is permanent and has left effects similar...

  • Celebrity weddings Jan 5

    ‘Riverdale’ Actor Vanessa Morgan Marries MLB Star Michael Kopech

    Vanessa Morgan has found her happily ever after....

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    The Riverdale actress married professional baseball player Michael Kopech on Saturday, E! News can confirm. Morgan, 27, and Kopech, 23, exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends, including members of the Riverdale cast, during an intimate ceremony at the Historic Walton House in Homestead, Florida....

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  • baseball Dec 21, 2019

    Computer Plate Umps Allowed in New Labor Deal

    Computer plate umpires could be called up to the major leagues at some point during the next five seasons. Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five-year labor contract announced Saturday, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Major League Baseball…

  • yankees Dec 19, 2019

    Gerrit Cole, Yankees Finalize Record $324 Million Contract

    Gerrit Cole brought along a sign for the news conference to announce his signing with the New York Yankees: a crinkled poster board that read “Yankee Fan Today Tomorrow Forever.” Then 11, Cole was caught on camera holding up that placard in the seats at Game 6 of the 2001 World Series in Phoenix. The lettering of the tape he…

  • Sports Dec 15, 2019

    Bernie at Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch for Minor League Teams

    Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in his hometown, Burlington. Defending low-profile ball clubs in far-flung places more fervently than anyone in the…

  • baseball Dec 12, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Begin Opioid Testing

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to begin testing for opioids, cocaine, fentanyl and synthetic THC. They will also remove marijuana from the list of drugs of abuse.

  • MLB Dec 4, 2019

    Testing, No Suspensions for Opioids Considered Likely in MLB

    Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball’s drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players’ association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death this year of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Players have been tested...

  • Chicago Nov 13, 2019

    MLB Checking Into Report ’17 Astros Stole Signs, Broke Rules

    Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field. The report Tuesday quoted pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros that season, and three other unidentified people with the club. The Astros won the World...

  • energy Oct 28, 2019

    Washington Nationals’ Obsession With Baby Shark Drives MLB Store Sales During World Series

    Major League Baseball’s online sales from the postseason and the World Series featuring the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals have been strong — and the “Baby Shark” craze is adding to that, according to data from the league. In the last 10 days, the MLBShop.com has sold more than 4,500 various adult and children’s “Baby Shark” products, totaling more...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2019

    MLB Looking Into Umpire Tweet Referencing Gun, Trump Critics

    Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will look into a politicized tweet by umpire Rob Drake that referenced a rifle and critics of President Donald Trump. Drake posted this message to Twitter on Tuesday: “I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020”

  • Commissioner Oct 18, 2019

    Women Impacting NBA in Various Roles, 11 Assistant Coaches

    Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. “Thanks coach,” Edwards says before exchanging a high-five with Lawson.

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