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MLB Legend Roy Halladay Dead In Plane Crash

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida on Tuesday, the Pasco County sheriff said. Halladay won two Cy Young awards and appeared in eight All-Star games during his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2010 with the Phillies, he threw…

Orioles’ Adam Jones Berated By Racist Taunts

Adam Jones, an All-Star center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles, said he was taunted with racial slurs and had peanuts thrown at him Monday night at Boston’s Fenway Park. Jones, who is one of only about 60 black players on Major League Baseball rosters this year, said Red Sox fans in the crowd yelled obscenities…

Cubs Win World Series Game 7 [VIDEO]

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians by 8-7 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, giving the team its first world championship since 1908. The Cubs led 6-3 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, when the Indians scored three runs on an RBI double by Brandon Guyer and a…

Cubs Send World Series to Game 7 [VIDEO]

The 2016 World Series will come down to a Game 7 thanks to the Chicago Cubs’ Tuesday night slugfest, in which they defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3. A trio of home runs from Cubs hitters, including a grand slam by Addison Russell, gave the Cubs a confident lead throughout the game. Cubs ace Jake Arrieta…

Cubs 1 Win Away From First World Series Appearance Since 1945

With an 8-4 victory in Thursday evening’s Game 5 in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 National League Championship Series lead, putting themselves one win away from advancing to their first World Series since 1945. Jon Lester threw seven strong innings for the Cubs, with shortstop Addison Russell hitting the tie-breaking home run…

Indians Sweep Red Sox In ALDS, Ending Big Papi’s Career

On Monday night, the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, at Fenway Field, completing a three-game sweep of the American League Division Series and putting an end to both the Red Sox’s World Series hopes and slugger David Ortiz’s career. Ortiz, who is retiring from the Major Leagues this seasons, ended his 20-year…

Bautista Punched in Rangers-Jays Brawl [VIDEO]

During last night game in Arlington, Texas, Jose Bautista made a hard slide into Rougned Odor. The Venezuelan second baseman took offense and punched Bautista in the face, knocking the helmet off his head and causing both benches to clear. Bautista said afterward: “I was pretty surprised. I mean, obviously, that’s the only reason that…

MLB Pulls Games From Puerto Rico Over Zika Fears [VIDEO]

Major League Baseball reportedly decided Friday to relocate an upcoming games away from Puerto Rico over growing concerns about the Zika virus in the area. The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to play a two-game series in San Juan at the end of May, but as the U.S. territory’s hit nearly 700 cases…

Obama to Attend Rays Game in Havana

President Barack Obama is planning to attend the Tampa Bay Rays’ exhibition game against the Cuban national baseball team in Havana this month, a White House official announced Tuesday. Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting, tweeted the news after Major League Baseball and the players’ association said they finalized details…

Former MLB Pitcher Tommy Hanson Dies [VIDEO]

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson died in Atlanta on Monday after falling into a coma, a person close to Hanson said. The 29-year-old reportedly suffered “catastrophic organ failure” and had been hospitalized since Sunday, WSB-TV reports. Hanson pitched for the San Francisco Giants minor-league system during the 2015 season and spent four of his…

Blue Jays Beat KC, Still Trail 2-1 [VIDEO]

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed victory Monday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 11-8 victory at home in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays pounded the Royals with six runs in the third inning, five of them scored off two home runs. Troy Tulowitzki drilled a three-run blast to center…

Mets to Face Chicago Cubs in NLCS [VIDEO]

The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night to advance to the National League Championship Series. Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom gave up six hits and three walks, but struck out seven and allowed only two earned runs in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. New York’s Daniel…

Blue Jays Win Game To Texas Rangers, Advance To ALCS [VIDEO]

The Toronto Blue Jays advanced to the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1993 with a big win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. What seemed like a tight game suddenly turned wild in the top of seventh inning when umps gave the Rangers the tying run because of a bizarre…

Astros Defeat Royals 5-2 in ALDS Game 1 [VIDEO]

Collin McHugh and the Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals in a 5-2 victory in the opener of the American League Division Series on Thursday, giving Houston a 1-0 series lead. The Astros took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning while McHugh pitched six innings, giving up four hits and two earned runs.…

Cubs Defeat Pirates 4-0, Advance to NLDS [VIDEO]

Pitcher Jake Arrieta led the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League playoff wild-card game Wednesday, tossing a four-hitter and striking out 11. Cubs right fielder Kyle Schwarber drove the game’s first three runs with a single to left field and a home run to secure a 3-0…

Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies at 90 [VIDEO]

New York Yankees catcher and baseball icon Yogi Berra died Tuesday at age 90. Despite his open demeanor and belitted physical appearance, Berra was a prolific winner “whose intellect was a target of humor if not outright derision,” The New York Times writes. Berra’s “Yogisms” are indelible, such as “When you come to a fork…

Pedro Martinez 2nd Dominican in Cooperstown Hall Of Fame [VIDEO]

Pedro Martinez is the second baseball player to be inducted into the game’s Hall of Fame on Sunday. Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz were also inducted. Martinez, a Cy Young award winning pitcher with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox, wowed the crowd with a 36-minute speech that switched between Spanish and…

MLB: Trout Leads AL to All-Star Game Victory [VIDEO]

The American League has secured home field advantage in the World Series after defeating the National League at the 86th All-Star Game in a 6-3 victory. MVP Angels outfielder Mike Trout helped lead the AL to a win, homering to lead off the game and scoring a run a few innings later. Trout was also…

Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier Wins Home Run Derby [VIDEO]

Cincinnati fans celebrated a hometown win Monday after the Reds’ Todd Frazier rallied to beat out the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson at the 2015 Home Run Derby at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds’ third baseman became the second player ever to win the home-run competition on his home field, besting Pederson 15-14.…

ESPN: Pete Rose Bet On The Cincinnati Reds While Playing [VIDEO]

ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986. The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation by John Dowd, a lawyer retained by Major League Baseball, concluded he bet on…

Ex-Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton Dies in Murder-Suicide

Former major league baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday, according to police. He and Monica Jordan were found dead inside a Pearland, Texas home. Hamilton had multiple gunshot wounds, and authorities say Jordan had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hamilton last played for the New York Mets in 2001. We mourn…

Will Ferrell Plays All 9 Positions In 5 MLB Baseball Games [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell played every position while suiting up for 10 teams on the baseball field to raise awareness in the fight against cancer for a new HBO special from Funny Or Die in partnership with Major League Baseball. Ferrell traveled to five Cactus League stadiums by van and helicopter throughout the day. “Ruth, Musial, Mantle,…

Coach Jim Harbaugh Is Leaving the 49ers [VIDEO]

Jim Harbaugh is reportedly quitting the San Francisco 49ers after a four-year tenure that included three NFC title game appearances and a trip to the Super Bowl. Recent buzz suggests that Harbaugh has ditched the NFL team to instead lead the University of Michigan’s football team, after Michigan officials traveled to the Bay Area to…

San Francisco Giants win World Series in Game 7

The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win their third World Series in five years. Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief to lead the Giants to 3-2. Photo: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of Game 7 of baseball’s…

Giants Win Game One In World Series [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Giants are off to a fast start in the World Series after beating the Royals in Kansas City 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Giants took the lead in the first inning off a two-run homer by Hunter Pence and never gave up the lead. Prior to the home run, Pence had been…

Royals Go to World Series After 26 Years

The Kansas City Royals are ending three decades of disappointment and frustration and heading to the 2014 World Series. The Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, on Wednesday, sweeping the American League Championship Series and earning their first World Series berth since 1985. The victory was Kansas City’s eighth in a row in the playoffs,…

Pitch Fractures Face of Marlins Hitter [VIDEO]

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is dealing with facial lacerations, multiple facial fractures, and dental damage after being hit by a fastball on Thursday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Stanton, 24, is the league leader in home runs and RBIs. He was struck on an 0-1 count by Mike Fiers, who then hit a…

Rob Manfred Is New MLB Commissioner

One of the most powerful positions in sports will now be occupied by Rob Manfred, who was confirmed as the new Major League Baseball commissioner on Thursday. Manfred, who was promoted to chief operating officer last September, was confirmed by the league’s 30 owners after several closed-door ballots. Former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig plans to…