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Ortiz’s homer helps Red Sox end losing streak

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida. AP

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays’ longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

MLB pitcher donates $100,000 for Sewol ferry victims

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99), from South Korea, throws against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP

He not only pitched for his team, but for his country.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig catches a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP

Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings as the Dodgers beat San Francisco 2-1 on Thursday to move level with the Giants atop the National League West standings.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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 »

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