LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks pro sports could be back playing in his state - without fans - in early June.The Democratic governor said during a news conference on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that the state is making good progress against ...
May 19, 2020
PBA
SITUATIONS in Taiwan and South Korea and the possible resumption of leagues around the US and Europe somehow gives the PBA a ray of hope that it can still hold even just a single conference this season.Commissioner Willie Marcial is keeping ...
May 12, 2020
NEW YORK - The Boston Red Sox got off lightly in Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal after Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded their violations were far less flagrant than those of the Houston Astros.Boston was stripped of its second-round ...
Apr 23, 2020
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year and is guaranteeing paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement ...
Apr 15, 2020
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic.MLB announced March 19 that it was giving minor leaguers $400 weekly allowances through April 8, ...
Apr 1, 2020
CHICAGO - Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.One was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home, spokesman Julian Green said on Sunday (Monday, ...
Mar 30, 2020
MIAMI - The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila ...
Mar 10, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - These are the new sounds of spring for the Houston Astros: a fan banging on a trash can, another calling José Altuve a cheater.That's what greeted the Astros during their first full-squad workout at ...
Feb 18, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career.Bolsinger's suit in Los Angeles ...
Feb 11, 2020
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's No. 34 this season.The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. It ...
Feb 5, 2020
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball will test computer plate umpires during spring training but will not use the system for decisions in any exhibition games.MLB experimented with the automated balls and strikes system during the second half of last season in ...
Jan 23, 2020
NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.The league announced the suspension Thursday (Friday, Manila time). ...
Jan 3, 2020
CHICAGO - Looking at the Chicago White Sox, Dallas Keuchel saw a team on the rise, a solid catching situation and a clubhouse with a positive reputation.There also was a hidden bonus."Just being on the South Side, the black and white, ...
Dec 31, 2019
SAN DIEGO - The San Francisco Giants would sure like to add a pitcher at this week's winter meetings.It just might not be Madison Bumgarner.San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to meet with agents for the ...
Dec 11, 2019
ANAHEIM, California - Gerrit Cole capped a special season by checking off some milestones.Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and finished with the best earned run average in the AL, wrapping up a ...
Sep 30, 2019
ST. LOUIS - Jack Flaherty, Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals quickly drained any drama from a final-day playoff chase.They were totally fine with that.The Cardinals clinched the NL Central in their last game of the regular season, using ...
Sep 30, 2019
MAJOR League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season.Batters struck out 41,098 times through Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), closing in on the 41,207 of last season. Philadelphia and Washington combined for 19 strikeouts in ...
Sep 25, 2019
BALTIMORE - Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad.Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles, 8-5, ...
Sep 18, 2019
BALTIMORE - The Los Angeles Dodgers sprayed each other with bubbly, emptied dozens of bottles of beer while drinking very little of it and essentially carried on in a fashion appropriate for a team celebrating its seventh consecutive NL West tile.Certainly, the ...
Sep 11, 2019
BOSTON - The New York Yankees officially ended Boston's three-year reign as AL East champs, blanking the Red Sox, 5-0, Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) behind another big effort by James Paxton.Hours after the Red Sox parted ways ...
Sep 10, 2019
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