LOS ANGELES — Former Dodgers star Yasiel Puig could face trial Jan. 10. Puig has been charged with making false statements in a federal investigation of an illegal sports betting operation. He had agreed to plead guilty, but his attorney said Wednesday he would withdraw from that agreement a…
Baseball’s Steroids Era stands trial this weekend in San Diego at the 2022 winter meetings.
Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry died Thursday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One by one, the old Patriots axioms fell Thursday, a crumbling facade for a suddenly average franchise. Bill Belichick’s defense neutralizes an opponent’s strength? Bills receiver Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, running through the ashes Jus…
LOS ANGELES — Former Dodgers star Yasiel Puig has withdrawn from an agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal investigators in a sports betting probe and has changed his plea to not guilty, his representatives said Wednesday. "I want to clear my name," Puig said in a statemen…
Barry Bonds was kept out of Cooperstown via the traditional route, but the Hall of Fame’s doors haven’t completely shut on baseball’s controversial home run king.
I’m writing this column about a writer who is writing a screenplay about a writer.
Justin Verlander and Albert Pujols won baseball's Comeback Player of the Year awards Tuesday night.
Aaron Judge isn’t the only one who is going to get paid this winter.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's record-setting season with the New York Yankees turned that AL MVP debate into a decisive verdict.
Given her age and recovery status, her odds may not be much better than that of the Washington Nationals winning the 2023 World Series. But she's determined to keep trying.
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has won the American League MVP award, and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt took the NL prize. After hitting 62 home runs this season to break the AL record, Judge easily beat out Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani in an MVP race some thought might be close. The 6-foot-7 outfielder received 28 of 30 first-place votes and two seconds for 410 points from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. Ohtani, last year's winner, was picked first on two ballots and second on the other 28 for 280 points. Goldschmidt took the NL trophy for the first time after a couple of close calls earlier in his career, beating out Padres third baseman Manny Machado.
LOS ANGELES — This should be a banner week for Shohei Ohtani, baseball's truly global superstar. This is the week the American League most valuable player and Cy Young awards are announced; Ohtani finished fourth in Cy Young voting and is a finalist for MVP. On Thursday, Ohtani declared that he would participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, joining Angels teammate Mike Trout as ...
It didn't take Justin Verlander long to realize he could have a special year after missing almost two full seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Houston’s Justin Verlander in the American League and Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in the National League are both unanimous selections for the Cy Young Award. It’s the second time the winners in both leagues were unanimous since the award began in 1956. The 39-year-old Verlander won the award for the first time, having previously won in 2011 with Detroit and 2019 with Houston. He's the 11th player to win it three times. Verlander missed almost all of the previous two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He led the AL in ERA. Alcantara led the majors in complete games with six.
Buck Showalter has been named the National League Manager of the Year.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde oversaw one of the greatest turnarounds in major league history.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Rizzo is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing Tuesday to a $40 million, two-year contract.
Caroline O’Connor’s career path has always been business-oriented. One of her passions, though, has always been sports.
NEW YORK (AP) — New AL home run king Aaron Judge and St. Louis slugger Paul Goldschmidt won Hank Aaron Awards on Wednesday that reward the most outstanding offensive performers in each league.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Houston Astros' six-game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies finished as the second least-watched World Series on television.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani and Yordan Alvarez are the finalists for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Bryce Harper walked away and into the offseason, one that could include surgery.
Manager Dusty Baker and general manager James Click aren’t yet under contract.
Six summers ago, I walked into a downtown Chicago hotel room to the sight of Dusty Baker ironing his pants in his boxers and a T-shirt. Baker was managing the Washington Nationals, and I had stopped by his hotel for an interview in June 2016 about his career and a budding rivalry with the Chicago Cubs. After such a painful ending in Chicago 10 years earlier, Baker really wasn’t interested in ...
Astros fans are celebrating after Houston won its second World Series title in six seasons Saturday by defeating the Phillies in Game 6 of the 2022 World Series.
Baker talks about his family and his first World Series win as manager.
Dusty Baker his first crown as a manager with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night. Get a photo recap here.
HOUSTON — An hour before Game 6, John Middleton stood in the tunnel that led to the field at Minute Maid Park. He was told to enjoy the evening. His Phillies faced elimination in the World Series, the title Middleton has coveted since 2009. “It’s hard to enjoy it,” he replied. “John,” he was told, “this is all bonus.” “You know what?” he replied. “You’re right.” Four hours later, the Phillies ...