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Yanks, Ellsbury reach $153M, 7-yr deal

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Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday (New York time).

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

MLB to donate $200k for Philippines typhoon relief

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Major League Baseball intends to donate $200,000 to Unicef and the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”).

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Goldschmidt, Cabrera win Hank Aaron Award

Hank Aaron introduces Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera as the Hank Aaron Award winner before Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. Cabrera won the award for the American League and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks won it for the National League. This coveted honor is awarded annually to the best overall offensive performer in both leagues. AP

Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Cabrera of Detroit won Major League Baseball’s Hank Aaron Award as the league’s outstanding offensive players on Sunday.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Wacha, Cards top Red Sox 4-2 to tie World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, in Game 2 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston. The series is at 1-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and leveled the World Series.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

BoSox a win from pennant after beating Tigers 4-3

Boston Red Sox's Koji Uehara throws in the eighth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Boston moved within one win of a place in the World Series by beating Detroit 4-3 on Thursday, hanging on as their early four-run lead was gradually eroded and taking a 3-2 lead in the American League Championship Series.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Baseball: Greinke, Dodgers beat Cardinals 6-4 to extend series

Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer after Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4 and trail in the series 3-2. AP

It took the Dodgers five games to hit a home run in the National League championship series. Once Adrian Gonzalez powered up for the first one, their dormant offense broke loose.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Alvarez hurls no-hitter as Marlins beat Tigers on final day of MLB regular season

Miami Marlins' Henderson Alvarez pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Miami. Alvarez pitched a no-hitter as the Marlins won 1-0. AP

Miami’s Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter on Sunday’s final day of the Major League Baseball season as the Marlins scored a run in the last inning to edge Detroit 1-0.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Yankees miss playoffs for 2nd time in 19 years

New York Yankees relief pitcher David Huff reacts after allowing a sixth-inning, three-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. AP

The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night while they were losing to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Yankees Jeter done for year with ankle injury

New York Yankees' Alfonso Soriano (12) and Derek Jeter, right, gestures after Soriano drove in teammate Robinson Cano (24) on a home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Baltimore. New York won 7-5. AP

Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list, and that’s how it will end.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Baseball: Brewers Braun admits PED use

In this July 20, 2013, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun flips his bat after striking out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Milwaukee. Braun has finally admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011. The suspended Milwaukee slugger said in a statement released Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, by the Brewers that he took a cream and a lozenge containing banned substances while rehabilitating an injury. AP Photo/Morry Gash, File

Disgraced slugger Ryan Braun admitted Thursday for the first time that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his 2011 Most Valuable Player season, including an illegal “cream and a lozenge”.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Suzuki gets 4,000th hit in Yankees win

New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, stands at first base after hitting a single for his 4,000th career hit in Japan and the major leagues combined, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ichiro Suzuki was overwhelmed by the outpouring of appreciation he received from the Yankees after he got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan in the first inning.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

MLB: Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, center, is tended to by a trainer at first base after being hit by a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. Rodriguez got hit by a fastball from Boston starter Ryan Dempster.  AP

Boston’s Ryan Dempster accepted his punishment without admitting any misdeed.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Source: Yankees plan A-Rod discipline over doctor

In this Oct. 18, 2012, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during Game 4 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Injuries have kept him off the field for more than half the season and now A-Rod faces discipline from Major League Baseball in its drug investigation, possibly up to a lifetime ban.AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File

Already in trouble with Major League Baseball, Alex Rodriguez now faces a penalty from his own team.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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