MLB

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder Albert Belle was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and extreme driving under the influence outside a soccer stadium in Arizona, the Salt River Police Department said Monday. Belle, 51, was taken into custody Sunday after tribal police received reports that two men exposed themselves to […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spring training came to a repulsive end Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut short because of a foul-smelling leak that spilled sewage onto the field in the fifth inning. The game was called after a 32-minute delay with two outs in the […]

  CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have welcomed back a former groundskeeper who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Chicago Tribune reports that DNA evidence led prosecutors last year to vacate the conviction of 49-year-old Nevest Coleman. He’d been convicted in a 1994 rape and murder. The […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons, has died of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. Gamble, recognizable during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, according to […]

MLB

No word yet on if they will also change their racist name.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and […]

Gary Sanchez took a nasty hit to the crown jewels at a Yankees game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. We already know how he must have felt but it’s the reaction of pitcher and teammate David Robertson. NY Daily News Reports: That had to hurt. Gary Sanchez was struck with a […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport’s central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals selected will be announced in April. People […]

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — On a winning streak that just won’t stop, the Cleveland Indians have posted shutouts, blowouts and routine wins. All that was missing were a walk-off victory and extra innings. “Check those two off,” closer Cody Allen said. “We’re checking all the boxes.” And check this out: 22 in a row. Jay Bruce […]

During Wednesday’s Red Sox game in Boston’s Fenway Park, a banner suddenly appeared over the Green Monster stating: “Racism is as American as Baseball.” A group of five white people have since come forward to take responsibility. While not giving their names, group members have given interviews to various sports outlets to say their intention […]

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to change what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the street that honors […]