Thursday, March 23, 2017

Baseball

fgcu baseball players celebrate a win

A change in scenery is apparently what the FGCU baseball team needed. After hosting members of Florida’s “Big Three” for a game at Hammond Stadium nearly every year since 2009, ...
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred laughs during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

BY JIM ARMSTRONG TOKYO (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied reports that 2017 would be the last edition of the World Baseball Classic, saying the ...
In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons watches during batting practice before Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians in Toronto. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

BY STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — Honking horns, pulsing percussion and chanting crowds will transform Marlins Park into a Caribbean-style carnival this week for the World Baseball Classic. To major ...
A mariachi band plays for Seattle Mariners' Leonys Martin, far right, in honor of his 29th birthday, as he arrives at the clubhouse in Peoria, Ariz., Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A mariachi band was there to serenade Leonys Martin after he arrived in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse on his 29th birthday. The four-member band then remained ...
Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino, left, celebrates after a home run with Robinson Cano during second inning at a spring baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura were in a bit of a hurry after playing part of a spring training game over the weekend for the Seattle Mariners. They ...
In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price throws a live batting session at a spring training baseball workout in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the star pitcher will not need surgery or an injection in his ailing left arm. Price ...
In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price throws a live batting session at a spring training baseball workout in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

BY MAUREEN MULLEN Red Sox left-hander David Price was scratched from his first spring training start and will consult with specialists after experiencing soreness in his left forearm and elbow. ...
In this March 13, 2013, file photo, Dominican Republic players celebrate their 3-1 win over the United States in a second-round game of the World Baseball Classic in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer’s World ...
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 3, 2017. (Ha Sa-hun/Yonhap via AP)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has handed Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang a suspended two-year prison sentence for fleeing the scene after ...
In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a homer by Tom Murphy off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton during a baseball game in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

BY PAT GRAHAM Every once in a while, Nolan Arenado runs across a story that mentions his name and makes him shake his head. “I don’t know where some of ...
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